The Moth Presents All These Wonders: True Stories About Facing the Unknown (2017 Reading Book #129)

I heard about this book during my NYU Summer Publishing Institute program and I was able to pick it up during a bookstore visit to Three Lives. My mom and I both read this book and really enjoyed it. While everyone seems to focus on the heartbreaking, tear-jerking stories, I … 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

The Best American Essays 2016 (2017 Reading Book #95)

Collections of any kind of writing can be a toss up, especially if the curator isn’t well known to you. But I figured this was a risk worth taking, especially since I’m trying to broaden my reading tastes. Unfortunately, I didn’t enjoy many of these essays. Some of them I … Continue reading

Snobbery & Essays: Meghan Daum’s My Misspent Youth (2017 Reading Book #90)

This was a great book to pick up the week before I head to NYC for a summer graduate course about magazine and book publishing. Daum has experience in this realm and they figure prominently in many of her essays. The essays cover a wide variety of topics, which is really … Continue reading