Heart Berries ~ Therese Marie Mailhot

Rating: 5/5 Heart Berries is a powerful and vulnerable vehicle for emotional wild fire. Mailhot shares her story told through essays, and the timing for each new piece of information she reveals about her story is so well timed as to hit the core of my emotional well-being. Mailhot has clearly spent time forming this … Continue reading Heart Berries ~ Therese Marie Mailhot

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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

In the Country We Love ~ Diane Guerrero

Rating: 4/5 While not poetic in the slightest, Guerrero’s story is incredibly important to read and published at an important time politically. Guerrero is emotionally honest as she processes her experience of having her parents deported when she was fourteen. Her grief manifested in different ways, from guilt, to anger, to sadness, to perfectionism, and … Continue reading In the Country We Love ~ Diane Guerrero