The 57 Bus ~ Dashka Slater

Rating: 5/5 Trigger warning for violence towards LGBT kids. This non-fiction story about two teens in Oakland, CA is absolutely heartbreaking and so necessary. This tells the story of Sasha, a transgender teen and senior in High School, middle class and white, who loves wearing skirts. And it also tells the story of Richard, a … Continue reading The 57 Bus ~ Dashka Slater

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Notes on a Nervous Planet ~ Matt Haig

Rating: 4/5 This is a group of personal essays about Matt Haig's live, particularly to do with living with anxiety. He does some research about reasons why people may have anxiety, and attributes a lot of it to the speed with which we live our lives in modern day. It reminded me of the experience … Continue reading Notes on a Nervous Planet ~ Matt Haig

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

Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir ~ Liz Prince

Rating: 4.5/5 Feminist/queer studies through somebody's personal experiences, this graphic novel is straight up my alley. Prince's honest approach to her story makes reading this graphic memoir so worthwhile. She is open about some of the flaws in her thinking, and honest with her emotions throughout her journey. I felt connected to her various stages, … Continue reading Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir ~ Liz Prince

What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape ~ Sohaila Abdulali

Happy Book Birthday to What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape! Rating 4/5 Trigger warning: rape, sexual violence, assault This collection of essays covers a wide range of topics under the umbrella of talking about rape. Abdulali jumps back and forth between political opinion, factual evidence, and personal narratives. This three way look … Continue reading What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape ~ Sohaila Abdulali