Relish: My Life in the Kitchen ~ Lucy Knisley

Rating: 4/5 Want easy recipes in a different format than cooking, with more emotional baggage to inspire you? This is the graphic novel for you. Knisley knocked my socks off with this food memoir, and I'm not sure why I hesitated for so long before picking this up. Clearly, this is a genre I need … Continue reading Relish: My Life in the Kitchen ~ Lucy Knisley

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

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