https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41H1LHEanXL._SY177_.jpg Date Completed: 3/28/2017 Rating: 6/10 Watson's memoir takes us through midwifery/maternity nursing from the 1970's until early 2000's, and her perspective is full of compassion. Watson is very open with her ignorance throughout the novel, but in opening up her innocence, she shows readers all that she does know about the subject, which is … Continue reading Born for Life ~ Julie Watson
Date Completed: 3/27/2017 Rating: 10/10 Coates is poetic in this letter to his son. He speaks of writing bad poetry as a young person, but now I would say his prose has reached a joyfully poetic rhythm. I picked this audiobook to listen to on my drive from Asheville to St. Louis as I moved … Continue reading Between the World and Me ~ Ta-Nehisi Coates
Since watching True Blood with my roommate at the time back in 2012, reading the Sookie Stackhouse novels has been a bit of a guilty pleasure. I've read a few of the books in the past, jumped around, but now I'm going back to read the 2-5th books in the series. Honestly, there's not a whole lot … Continue reading Living Dead in Dallas ~ Charlaine Harris
Date Completed: 3/14/2017 Rating: 10/10 This book broke my heart. A tragic, yet thought provoking memoir about living with someone who has ALS, Moss has created a heartwarming and yet deeply devastating memoir about the pain of disease and living with people who feel lost. I haven't had much exposure to people with ALS, only … Continue reading Last Things: A Graphic Memoir of Loss and Love ~ Marissa Moss
Whether you don't read YA because you think you're too old for that or because you think there isn't enough for you to learn from them, here's a book list to help change your mind: 1. When Dimple met Rishi by Sandhya Menon Why: When Dimple met Rishi is purly romantic, beautifully modern, and full of … Continue reading Top 7 YA books for people who don’t read YA anymore.
Date Completed: 3/12/2017 Rating: 10/10 A thoroughly captivating psychological/anthropological look at dogs tied in with personal anecdotes, Horowitz wrote a novel that hit home for me as I look over at my two *happy* dogs. I'm so grateful to have been given the opportunity to read this book and to learn and think a little … Continue reading Inside of a Dog ~ Alexandra Horowitz
Date Completed: 2/22/2017 Rating: 5/10 I knew going into this book that it was going to be a beach read, but I was kind of surprised at how beachy it felt. I guess I don't read many books like this one. Talk about white privilege, this is the epitome of a book about middle aged, … Continue reading All Summer Long ~ Dorothea Benton Frank