Memoir/Biography/Autobiography · Nonfiction

The Boys in the Boat

A couple years ago, a friend of mine read this for a book club they were in and, when they mentioned it to me in passing, for some reason I thought it was about a team that rowed TO the Olympics, not IN the Olympics. That mostly doesn't mean anything, but it's kinda funny. Anyways,… Continue reading The Boys in the Boat

Humor · Memoir/Biography/Autobiography

Here For It

This is a memoir-in-essays sort of situation that mostly flew under the radar when it was released, at least as far as I could tell. I just didn’t see many reviews of it. Though I must have seen at least one, because it somehow got added to my TBR, though in a backburner sort of… Continue reading Here For It

Graphic/Illustrated · Memoir/Biography/Autobiography · Nonfiction

The Times I Knew I Was Gay

Honestly, I had never heard of this book until one day last week I was shelving books at the library in the graphic novel section. Since, as I mentioned on my recent post about Palimpsest, I’ve been getting more and more into graphic memoirs, I sorta slowed down my shelving rate to peek at what… Continue reading The Times I Knew I Was Gay

ARC · Memoir/Biography/Autobiography · Nonfiction

Carry: A Memoir of Survival on Stolen Land

I try to be really careful about what I request from NetGalley. First, becasue it is so easy to overdo it and let that get out of control (on this front, I am only marginally successful, as I am fairly far behind on sending feedback there - I'm only human). Also, because those require reading on… Continue reading Carry: A Memoir of Survival on Stolen Land

Nonfiction

The Undocumented Americans

Basically everyone, like actually everyone, read this book and said it was one of the best of the year last year (2020). I have never seen a more universally read and recognized book, especially nonfiction. And in a wonderful (and “finally”) turn, it was also recognized on a more “official” level than just the reader/bookstagram… Continue reading The Undocumented Americans