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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Educated ~ Tara Westover

Rating: 5/5 Westover's story is just incredible. This is one of the highest shock-value memoirs I've ever read, and the most shocking part about it is that her story is true. The way her family system operates is so far from reality, it was a fascinating experience. Westover writes with both emotional closeness and a … Continue reading Educated ~ Tara Westover

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