Weekly Reads: Beneath a Scarlet Sky

October 10, 2021 0

Content Warning: The book has some brutal scenes described in great detail.  “If a bomb’s coming at you, it’s coming at you. You can’t go around worrying about it. Just […]

Weekly Reads: Heartless

September 11, 2021 0

With all of the movies coming out about Disney villains, I was searching for a fantasy book to read and came across “Heartless” by Marissa Meyer. “Heartless” is the untold […]

Weekly Reads: Ordinary Grace

September 5, 2021 0

“The dead are never far from us. They’re in our hearts and on our minds and in the end all that separates us from them is a single breath, one […]

Weekly Reads: In an Instant

August 25, 2021 0

“Don’t just try to be happy when you think of me — be happy. Look at the ocean and smile. Inhale the scent and celebrate. Remember me. Remember that I […]

Weekly Reads: Out of the Easy

August 2, 2021 0

TRIGGER WARNING: Sexual abuse/assault, trauma “Sometimes we set off down a road thinkin’ we’re goin’ one place and we end up another. But that’s okay. The important thing is to […]

Weekly Reads: Every Last Word

July 26, 2021 0

“Still, I can hear this one thought hiding in the dark corners of my mind. It doesn’t attack like the others, but it’s frightening in a totally different way. Because […]

Weekly Reads: The Dark Wife

June 14, 2021 0

Content Warnings: Sexual Assault, Abuse As a kid, the story of Persephone, Goddess of Spring, and Hades, King of the Underworld, was one of my favorites. There are many variations, […]

Weekly Reads: Carmilla and Laura

June 6, 2021 0

“I have been in love with no one. And I shall never be in love with anyone, I think unless it shall be with you.” -Carmilla, “Carmilla and Laura” Pride […]

Weekly Reads: Challenger Deep

May 29, 2021 0

“Dead kids are put on pedestals, but mentally ill kids get hidden under the rug.” – Neal Shusterman, “Challenger Deep” “Challenger Deep” was a book recommended to me for Mental […]

Weekly Reads: The Honest Enneagram

May 15, 2021 0

I spent the last week or so extremely ill, and while I was stuck in bed, I decided to explore reading some nonfiction. While going through recommended books in the […]

Weekly Reads: Speak

May 2, 2021 0

Content Warnings: Rape, Mental Illness April is Sexual Assault Awareness month, and as a victim myself, I thought it would be good to recommend my favorite book on the subject: […]

Weekly Reads: American Born Chinese

April 24, 2021 0

When Jin Wang moves to a new neighborhood, he discovers he is the only Chinese-American at his school and has to put up with relentless bullying and teasing. To make […]

Weekly Reads: The Midnight Library

April 17, 2021 0

Book Content Warning: suicide, death, mental illness, drug use, and mild sexual content. “Between life and death there is a library,’ she said. ‘And within that library, the shelves go […]

Weekly Reads: Fingersmith

March 14, 2021 0

In the second installment of books for Women’s History Month, I decided to reread an old favorite historical fiction novel of mine: “Fingersmith” by Sarah Waters. The story opens with […]