Hill Women ~ Cassie Chambers

Rating: 5/5 I fell in love with this book in the first few pages. I picked up Hill Women as an ARC because it claimed to tell the tale of Appalachian women. I was not disappointed. Cassie Chambers writes of coming home to Owsley County in West Virginia after working as a rural lawyer. She … Continue reading Hill Women ~ Cassie Chambers

The Pursuit of Happyness ~ Chris Gardner

Rating: 4/5 This is the first memoir I've picked up in a while, and it's not the typical memoir I read. While I found the trajectory of the story to be predictable, I found the message inside to be incredibly moving nonetheless. The Pursuit of Happyness is a story of hope and trauma. Gardner takes … Continue reading The Pursuit of Happyness ~ Chris Gardner

Top 8 Non-Fiction Titles I Read in 2018

Womanish by Kim McLaren is my favorite non-fiction this year, as it hit me just at that nostalgic feeling where you feel motivated to self-examination and creating resolutions for yourself. A collection of essays, McLaren has a powerful and wise voice, and she shares her understanding of the way the world works with readers freely. … Continue reading Top 8 Non-Fiction Titles I Read in 2018

She Called Me Woman ~ Azeenarh Mohammed

Rating:3.5/5 This book is a collection of personal narratives from queer Nigerian women. First of all, I want to say I am so impressed with the subject matter. Queer Nigerian women are sharing their stories in this book, and they are not shying away from difficult subject matter. They are sharing their rapes, forced marriages, … Continue reading She Called Me Woman ~ Azeenarh Mohammed