Double Review + A Look at Loneliness

I'm mixing things up this week with a double review of Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown and Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. Although an unlikely pair, these books are most powerful when read together.

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

When they're kids, the four Gold siblings visit a psychic together, and she tells them the exact day they're going to die. The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin then tracks the siblings, showing the impact this knowledge has on their choices and their lives.

Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

I can't tell you how many times I've felt like a bad feminist. Much of what Roxane Gay says in her essay collection Bad Feminist describes emotions and thoughts and experiences that I identify and connect with deeply. And just as Gay finds freedom in identifying as a bad feminist, I find peace in knowing I am not the only person who feels like a bad feminist from time to time.

The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen

Hendrik Groen is a resident of a nursing home in Amsterdam where he's surrounded by his aging peers, who are all more than happy to pass their remaining days discussing their various illnesses and ailments. Groen hates this enthusiasm for complaining. "Another year, and I still don't like old people. Their walker shuffle, their unreasonable impatience, their endless complaints, their tea and cookies, their bellyaching," his first diary entry reads.

October TBR + Self-Care Rituals

I'm setting an intention to really make this month about slowing down, taking care of myself and enjoying being cozy. September was a crazy whirlwind of a month, and I definitely need a slower month to balance out. And what better way to do that than with a lovely stack of books?!

Best Books I’ve Read in 2017 (So Far)

My goal for 2017 is to read 20 books this year. I’ve already finished 15, so I’m confident that I’ll meet, if not surpass, that goal. I’m planning to do a full roundup of my reads at the end of the year, but summer is such a great, relaxing season, I figured why wait?

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