managing bubbie
Biographies, Loved-it, Memoirs, NetGalley, Non-fiction

It’s Mini-Review Time! Real Story: Woman Saves Her Jewish Family In WWII Managing Bubbie by Russel Lazega, ★★★★★ 5 stars

Managing Bubbie was a fast and very enjoyable read. It’s got two layers – the story is told in alternating chapters of Bubbie Lea’s old age in the United States and her impossibly hard youth, navigating nazi Europe and looking for a way to keep her family alive. The story is masterfully written – I couldn’t pry myself away. And…

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walking to the end of the world
Indie, Loved-it, Memoirs, Non-fiction

Traveling From Your Living Room: Another Camino de Santiago Memoir I Loved Walking to the End of the World: A Thousand Miles on the Camino De Santiago by Beth Jusino

I finished Walking to the End of the World several weeks ago, but I am still feeling a reading hangover, so to say – I still wish I was reading it. I keep catching myself stuck in how I imagined the places the book talked about the the way it made me feel. It’s like I almost went there myself.…

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have dog, will travel
Diversity, Essays, Illness, Loved-it, Memoirs, NetGalley, Non-fiction

[Nonfiction] Guide Dogs – Just The Freedom To Move, Or Also To Live And Love? Have Dog, Will Travel by Stephen Kuusisto

Have Dog, Will Travel by Stephen Kuusisto is an incredibly touching love song to dogs – not just guide dogs as a means for a person to be enabled, to experience so much more freedom, but simply the ever loving nature of these wonderful creatures and how they can transform a person’s life. You will not simply finish this book and…

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heart berries
Diversity, Edelweiss, Essays, Memoirs, Non-fiction, Other-cultures, Rising star, Women's

One Of The Most Anticipated #OwnVoices Nonfiction Books Of 2018 Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot

It is a truly interesting experience, starting a book obliviously and only then realizing that the entirety of the publishing world is holding their breaths over its release. I requested Heart Berries ages ago, back when ARCs just surfaced, and tuned out of the circuits – only to remember it days before its publication date, and suddenly notice it everywhere. Which is great…

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all day
Diversity, Loved-it, Memoirs, NetGalley, Non-fiction, Other-cultures, Society

All Day – Locked Up, Building Their Future… Unforgettable A Teacher's Account On Teens In Prison

Yet another perfect book – yet another review overdue. I have been sitting with this one for maybe a half a year, no kidding. It’s just hard to write a review for a book that moved me SO much… But I’m going to try. 5 Reasons To Read All Day: A Year of Love and Survival Teaching Incarcerated Kids at Rikers…

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Illness, Memoirs, NetGalley, Non-fiction, Women's

Memoir Of A Mother Fighting For Her Terminally Ill Child Happiness by Heather Harpham

Happiness isn’t a book about how you would actually attain happiness. It’s not even about happiness, so much. In fact, if you started reading it, it probably wouldn’t seem at all happy, at the start, at least. The funny thing about this book: you know it ends well. But while you’re reading it, it shatters your heart. But the thing is:…

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endurance by scott kelly
Edelweiss, Loved-it, Memoirs, Non-fiction, Well known books

5 Reasons To Read A Book By A Real Spaceman Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery by Scott Kelly

Check out on Goodreads Get at Book Depository ★★★★✬  4.5 stars You might have noticed that when I read nonfiction, I read some pretty crazy topics all over the place. This time! We’re delving into space. REAL SPACE. Not Your Sci-fi Space Lite™. And this is precisely the reason why you have to read real space memoirs, especially if you’re a sci-fi…

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I know why the caged bird sings by Maya Angelou
Diversity, Memoirs, Non-fiction, Well known books, Women's

Whoops… I didn’t like Maya Angelou’s most famous work. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Check out on Goodreads Get at Book Depository ★★★☆☆  3 stars So this is awkward. You start a book that everyone knows so very well. The book is also written on this immensely important topic – rather, several of them. And as you trawl and trawl through it, you only come to realize that it’s murdering you with how uninteresting…

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Loved-it, Memoirs, NetGalley, Non-fiction, Women's

A Rock’n’roll Memoir About Learning To Love Yourself Dear Reflection by Jessica Bell

Check out on Goodreads Get at Book Depository ★★★★✬  4.5 stars Emotional review coming up. Get your napkins ready! When I requested this title, I was excited, because hey – a rock’n’roll teens memoir? Written by someone whose parents were actually musicians, bohemians? Man, that sounds good. Who wouldn’t want to read that? Then when I let it sit for…

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