Tag: Nonfiction

Review: No Visible Bruises by Rachel Louise Snyder

I’m adding this book to my list of nonfiction books I wish everyone would read.  It addresses the many misconceptions about domestic violence, like: It’s a relationship issue, not a crime. It’s not that bad, or she would leave. He doesn’t seem like a… Continue Reading “Review: No Visible Bruises by Rachel Louise Snyder”

Best Reads of 2020, So Far

We’re a quarter of the way into the year — does anyone else feel like March has gone on forever?  I’ve been having trouble coming up with meaningful things to write about, so I thought I’d share some of my favorite books so far.… Continue Reading “Best Reads of 2020, So Far”

Reading Challenges in 2020

I had to think this year about how many challenges to take on.  Too many and you make reading too stressful.  And yet there are so many I’d like to participate in.  My husband “challenged” me to limit myself to three, which I’m not… Continue Reading “Reading Challenges in 2020”

Review: Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb

It seems fitting to discuss a book about therapy the day after Thanksgiving, a holiday that raises so many complicated family issues — though hopefully yours was lovely!  This book has plenty of buzz already without my review, but I loved it.  It’s unlike… Continue Reading “Review: Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb”

Nonfiction November: Books about the U.S. Immigration System

This week’s Nonfiction November topic is hosted by Katie at Doing Dewey, and the subject is to talk about nonfiction books on a specific topic (“Be the Expert/Ask the Experts/Become the Expert”).  I’ve been reading a lot this year about immigration, because it’s such… Continue Reading “Nonfiction November: Books about the U.S. Immigration System”

Nonfiction November: My Year in Nonfiction

This month is Nonfiction November, a celebration of all things nonfiction.  I’ve read some fantastic nonfiction this year and I’m proud of myself for reading more nonfiction than I used to.  I enjoy this event because I get so many good nonfiction recommendations for next year.  … Continue Reading “Nonfiction November: My Year in Nonfiction”

Review: The Library Book by Susan Orlean

I can’t say this is a perfect book, but it’s one of my favorites of the year, and it’s a book I’ll recommend to a lot of people.  After all, it’s a book devoted to one of my favorite places: the public library.  It’s… Continue Reading “Review: The Library Book by Susan Orlean”

2019 Reading Challenges

This year I’m going to avoid signing up for any new challenges, but will continue with the ones I enjoyed most last year. The TBR Pile Challenge, hosted by Roof Beam Reader, asks you to take 12 books, plus two alternates, that have been… Continue Reading “2019 Reading Challenges”

Review: Awkward by Ty Tashiro

We think of awkwardness as something to make fun of, or maybe something to pity. It makes us uncomfortable.  This book looks at awkwardness in a different way, explaining what it is, why some of us have it, and how we can deal with… Continue Reading “Review: Awkward by Ty Tashiro”

Ten Books to Help You Learn about the United States

It’s Back to School week at Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl), so I decided to write about ten books that can help us learn about America. Right now I’m in the midst of Hamilton-mania, so I’m reading Lafayette in the Somewhat… Continue Reading “Ten Books to Help You Learn about the United States”

Reading Nonfiction: the Doing Dewey Challenge and Mini-Reviews

I never used to read nonfiction.  I’ve always said I learn more from a memorable story and characters than from a recitation of facts.  And that’s still true, but over the last two years I’ve really come to appreciate nonfiction.  Last year I read… Continue Reading “Reading Nonfiction: the Doing Dewey Challenge and Mini-Reviews”

Review: Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

This book about a series of murders on the Osage reservation in the 1920’s was incredibly powerful.  At first you may wonder why this particular murder of a woman in Oklahoma matters.  And by the end of the book (as in Just Mercy) you… Continue Reading “Review: Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann”

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