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It’s Monday—What Are You Reading? September 19, 2016

Hi everyone!  I hope you all had a lovely productive or not-so-productive weekend!  I’ve had some downtime this week and was able to finish up a couple of books over the weekend.  I’ve posted my review of An Abbreviated Life, which was an instant favorite!  I’ve also just finished When the Moon is Low which… Continue reading It’s Monday—What Are You Reading? September 19, 2016

Non-Fiction Memoir

An Abbreviated Life: A Memoir by Ariel Leve

“Imagine someone lies to you and about you.  Imagine this person is your mother, whose job it is to provide safety, security, consistency, and love.  ‘You’re my sunshine,’ she says. ‘The love of my life.’ But her love comes with conditions.  You need to be able to give her what she needs first.  You have… Continue reading An Abbreviated Life: A Memoir by Ariel Leve

Fiction · Fiction Young Adult

The Invisible Life of Ivan Isaenko by Simon Stambach

“There are many themes in Ivan’s story as there are pages.  It is at once a love story, a revelation of the dark legacy of the Soviet experiment, a conversation on medical ethics, a reproach of religious hypocrisy, and an admonition against choosing fear over purpose.  But, ultimately, it is simply the story of a… Continue reading The Invisible Life of Ivan Isaenko by Simon Stambach

Non-Fiction Memoir

The Time In Between: A memoir of hunger and hope by Nancy Tucker

“By documenting, honestly and unflinchingly, my painful descent into post-anorexia bulimia nervosa, not only have I drained my story-self of all vestiges of secret, but I hope I have communicated the foul reality of eating disorders – the fact that one can so easily morph into another, and that it may be the second which… Continue reading The Time In Between: A memoir of hunger and hope by Nancy Tucker

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Books I’ve Been Meaning to Read for a Long Time

Hello there!  Another fun theme this week.  I have a mile long list of books I want to read, so looking through these is a helpful reminder about what books I should keep on my radar and try to squeeze in this year.  Sometimes I get too caught up in what’s new and shiny when there are so… Continue reading Top Ten Books I’ve Been Meaning to Read for a Long Time