The Shack – William P. Young

5/5 Stars. Though I found the book to be a bit cliche and corny at certain points, I will say that a book hasn’t moved me like this one has in a long time. It actually made me feel something aside from just interest in seeing what happens next. The work tackles some very deep […]

The Fault in our Stars – John Green

  3/5 Stars. Overall, I found this to be a fast and entertaining read. I liked how John Green captured the essence of teenage angst and attitude. This comes through despite Hazel and Gus being sick and made the characters more realistic to me, but in some other ways they seemed sort of unrealistic and […]

Me Before You – Jojo Moyes

4/5, my grievances with this book were minor, and I read through it quickly, completely engrossed. I have some uncanny ability to select books to read at a time when they will help me in some way. Books call to me at “right” or “relevant” times in my life… ¬†For example, I am usually about […]

The Conscious Heart

I found this work very inspiring and useful both as a professional and as someone in a committed relationship and agree with the majority of the suggestions this couple present. To me, relationships should help inspire growth in both people, so they can become the best and truest versions of themselves. I recognize as a […]

The Awakening – Kate Chopin

5/5 Stars. LOVED. IT. When I read the critiques at the end of this edition, especially the one by Willa Cather… I was shocked. So scathing! Maybe not everyone only writes about the amazing beauty of nature, Willa, come on. And so what if Edna is so much of an idealist, where do you think […]

Eleven Minutes – Paulo Coelho

I sincerely love the way Paulo Coelho writes and the way he implicitly shares in all his works that there are things we cannot know and cannot completely understand–like how the meeting of two people can spark a vibrant passion and the meeting of two others spurs nothing at all, while the former two are […]

50 Shades of Grey: Why it’s a problem and why you should care.

If E L James sought only to make money from her less than stellar literary skills… she succeeded, greatly. However, I wonder if she ever intended to, or even pondered the possibility, that her trilogy perpetuates sexism and reinforces passivity in women. Did she think about the young minds consuming her word garbage? The trilogy […]