Calypso ~ David Sedaris

Rating: 3/5 Calypso is a little different than past Sedaris stories I've read. I'm used to him being very sexist, racist, ableist, etc in his misanthropic essay collections, generally focused on strange situations he has found himself in or witnessed. Calypso centers around the beach house he has bought for his family as well as … Continue reading Calypso ~ David Sedaris

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

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

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