Tell Your Story

This Sunday is World Suicide Prevention Day. Next week is National Suicide Prevention Week. This is a week for those who have struggled. This is a week for those who are struggling. This is a week for those who lost the battle with their demons and are no longer with us. This week is one […]

The Devil in the White City

Erik Larson definitely did his research on this one. In the 1890s, Chicago was set as the location for the Columbian Exposition, also known as the World’s Fair, and architect Daniel Burnham was selected as the lead architect of the colossal project. More than just deadlines weighed him down though, the pride of Chicago, and […]

An Excerpt From My Journal

*taken verbatim from my journal* Monday, 6/26/17 Dear Friend, I’m trying this new thing & writing this as a letter b/c I just read Perks of Being a Wallflower. I told everyone I was rereading it even though this was the 1st time I’ve read it. Why did/do I do that? I’ve realized I care what […]

Perks of Being a Wallflower

Thank you so much, Stephen Chbosky, for bringing this book into existence. Perks is so authentic and raw and intimate and beautiful. No other book brings about more emotions than this one. And there is no emotion untouched. It makes me feel all the things. I don’t really know how to do the book justice […]

The Secret Life of Bees

This novel by Sue Monk Kidd was an unexpected favorite. Like the kind of book that really made me think and question things. Things like, ‘maybe I should drop out of school and be a beekeeper.” (Sorry, mom). But really, this novel is one that is definitely timeless. Even though the civil rights act happened […]

Diary of an Oxygen Thief

I really don’t know how to start off describing this book. It’s anonymously written, and seemed to lack any tangible essence of a plot. Not that that is necessarily a bad thing, it was a super quick and easy read that provided a decent amount of entertainment. I’m just still not quite sure what I […]