Landline by Rainbow Rowell

Landline by Rainbow Rowell I’m really loving Rowell’s books. This had all the readability of a great YA lit book but was about an adult relationship on the brink. It was smart and the characters were real, and I closed it feeling super-satisfied (and a little homesick for my husband.) Read this when you wantContinue reading “Landline by Rainbow Rowell”

Dietland by Sarai Walker

Dietland by Sarai Walker Dietland was recommended to me by a colleague, Eve Vawter (she ended up doing an amaaazing interview with Walker, too.) “You are going to love this book,” she said. I’ve been pickier than usual with my reading lately, opting for fast-paced plot-driven books over the meandering literary stuff I sometimes enjoy. “IsContinue reading “Dietland by Sarai Walker”

So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson

So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson I like Ronson’s writing style and previously really enjoyed The Psychopath Test. Shame – how we process it, how we use it on each other – has been on my mind a lot, and it was interesting to see a handful of public shamings explored in-depth. ThereContinue reading “So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson”

“She is undeniably a funny lady, and her humor translates beautifully — even more powerfully, I’d argue — to the page. Her jokes have more time to build, her punchlines land harder. She’s created an entirely hilarious read that will delight her current fans by giving them a pitcher-sized serving of her normally shot-sized jokesContinue reading

Vivian Apple at the End of the World by Katie Coyle

Vivian Apple at the End of the World by Katie Coyle This book was an awesome read. It was smart, sensitive, female-empowering and real. Also I have a very real soft spot for dystopia (and dystopia-esque) fiction. Premise: The U.S., by a wide margin, believes the end is coming. Vivian Apple wakes up the morning afterContinue reading “Vivian Apple at the End of the World by Katie Coyle”

Ruby by Cynthia Brown

Ruby by Cynthia Bond I picked this book up after both Oprah and Ann Friedman highly recommended it.  The book tells the story of Ruby Bell, a young girl who experiences horrific acts – physical abuse, rape, human trafficking – and it drives her to madness, and the love story/redemption story between her and aContinue reading “Ruby by Cynthia Brown”

Daring Greatly by Brené Brown

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown You might not know the name Brené Brown, but you are probably familiar with her TED talk on vulnerability and shame. Brown is a researcher. If you are like any number of the people IContinue reading “Daring Greatly by Brené Brown”