Wesley Lowery’s They Can’t Kill Us All (2017 Reading Book #126)

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m all about widening my perspective and educating myself on the issues of today’s world. This book was a really comprehensive look at the shootings that launched the Black Lives Matter movement. It is especially awesome that this is written by a black male journalist who … Continue reading

Michael S. Kimmel’s Guyland (2017 Reading Book #125)

When you look at the news these days, there seems to be an epidemic of straight white males enacting violence and proclaiming that they are the ones who are underprivileged and suffer prejudice. It’s incredibly confusing how these attitudes can manifest when they’ve always been the ones to face the … Continue reading

Roxane Gay’s Bad Feminist (2017 Reading Book #123)

I’m a bit ashamed that it took me this long to finally sit down and read Bad Feminist, but I am so glad that I did. This was an incredibly interesting and thought provoking collection of essays. The majority of them were interesting; I only skimmed one. This is definitely a … Continue reading

Hannah Hart’s Buffering (2017 Reading Book #121)

I’ve been looking forward to reading this book for a while as I hoped it would give me some insight for a novel I’m working on that involves a teen whose parent has schizophrenia. While Hannah Hart’s stories are interesting and touch on more than just her schizophrenic mother, the … Continue reading

Whitney Gardner’s You’re Welcome, Universe (2017 Reading Book #119)

I happened upon this book while perusing the YA shelves at the Barnes & Noble at Union Square in NYC. I was enticed by the Deaf protagonist and that the story wasn’t solely about being Deaf. I really liked learning about art, specifically street art, in this novel. That was … Continue reading

Mindy McGinnis’s The Female of the Species (2017 Reading Book #118)

Oh man, this book was such a wild ride. I’ve had it on my Goodreads to-read list for a while, but I didn’t pick it up until my friend, Nina, told me I would probably like it. She was totally right. This book was super awesome and totally unexpected. I … Continue reading

Benjamin Alire Saenz’s The Inexplicable Logic of My Life (2017 Reading Book #117)

Last year I read Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe and absolutely loved it, so I was stoked to get my hands on Saenz’s second novel. There is so much to love in this novel. As usual, Saenz’s writing is gorgeous and living in the main character’s head … Continue reading