Memoir/Biography/Autobiography · Nonfiction

The Year of Magical Thinking

This is the second book that was chosen by my bookstagram based Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge Book Club (if you’ll recall, The Bell Jar, a reread for me, was the first). I am really loving our pacing – we are choosing a book every other month or so, with super low deadline pressure. That is… Continue reading The Year of Magical Thinking


Being Mortal

I feel like everything I’m really interested in is fairly taboo. I love talking about (and spent years studying) childbirth, breastfeeding and sex ed…pretty much all topics that most people are afraid to touch. So to be honest, this felt almost like a natural extension of those interests. I’m really glad that I spotted this… Continue reading Being Mortal

Contemporary Literature · Historical Fiction · Magical Realism

Lincoln in the Bardo

I’d seen quite a few positive reviews of Lincoln in the Bardo floating around, had heard that it was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017 and, honestly, still wasn’t that sure about it. I have never been particularly enamored of American history, even less so of the period of the Civil War. (Note: I… Continue reading Lincoln in the Bardo