Dear AN ABSOLUTELY REMARKABLE THING by Hank Green: You’re awesome.

Dear An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green, Wow, I am so proud of you. See, I've been what they call a "Nerdfighter" for years. I started watching Hank and John Green on Youtube back when I was in middle school, and I loved the idea of being part of a community that was unabashedly and enthusiastically nerdy. When …

Dear THE BOOKSHOP by Penelope Fitzgerald: You are a bittersweet circle

I bought my copy of you mainly because (a) it was on sale (b) it had a pretty cover, and (c) I can't resist a book about books. I distinctly remember starting you while sitting on park near my new apartment in the town where I attended law school. It was a beautiful late August day and, …

Dear THE TESTAMENTS by Margaret Atwood: I was wrong about you…

Dear The Testaments by Margaret Atwood, Ever since I read your predecessor, The Handmaid's Tale, in high school I've wondered about the fate of Gilead and the many handmaids that are forced to live within its bounds. The the television series was made a few years ago I was glad that The Handmaid's Tale was gaining wider recognition and popularity, …

ALWAYS AND FOREVER, LARA JEAN by Jenny Han | Review

I finally did it! I finished the Lara Jean trilogy by Jenny Han! It's been quite a while since I finished a series, and I credit audiobooks with this recent development of mine. I listened to all three of these books, and you can check out my reviews of To All the Boys I've Loved Before and P.S. …

5 Reasons to Read THE PATH MADE CLEAR by Oprah Winfrey

In her latest book, The Path Made Clear, Oprah shares what she sees as a guide for activating your deepest vision of yourself, offering the framework for creating not just a life of success, but one of significance. The book's ten chapters are organized to help you recognize the important milestones along the road to …

DEAR FAHRENHEIT 451 by Annie Spence | Review

Dear Dear Fahrenheit 451 by Annie Spence, Since you are a book of letters written to other books, I feel like it’s only fitting that my review of you is also in the form of a letter to a book. (Wow, that was a lot of letters and books.) To be honest, I never even knew you existed until I randomly …

Why I Don’t Rate Books

You may have noticed that none of my book reviews contain ratings for anything that I read. That's because I don't rate books anymore.  I made the decision to stop rating books a few years ago, right around when the amount of reading I had to do for my English major picked up. As I …

THE BIG SHORT by Michael Lewis | Review

As an English major, I’ve never much been a person interested in economics. Economics has always perplexed me as a subject, with its ever-expanding jargon and web of theories (says the current law student…). But at a certain point I acknowledged that I should probably at least have a vague idea of certain economic-related topics …

THE LIFTED VEIL by George Eliot | Review

To be honest, I knew nothing about The Lifted Veil by George Eliot (1859) before I started reading it—and that’s precisely how I recommend approaching this little novella. I picked it up because I enjoyed Eliot's massive novel Middlemarch and wanted to read more of her writing. However, this Victorian novella is a significant departure from Eliot's …

5 Nonfiction books that will scare your Halloween socks off

The spooky season is here! Bust out your pumpkins and fake cobwebs! Dig out the witch hat that’s been collecting dust in the back of your closet for the past year! Turn up the Rocky Horror Picture Show soundtrack! Usually when I make spooky book lists around Halloween, they tend to be filled with novels …