The Two Lives of Lydia Bird (A Book Review)

I chose this book when it came out as a "Book of the Month" option. The concept intrigued me. I was a huge fan of the author's debut novel, One Day in December, so I bought it and expected good things. The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver follows, as one might expect, … Continue reading The Two Lives of Lydia Bird (A Book Review)

Unfollow by Megan Phelps-Roper (A Book Review)

Okay. I just put this book down mere moments ago, and I am fully enveloped by the "book hangover" effect. This book felt personal to me. Having grown up in a cult-like family, myself, where I was taught from birth that we were part of a small faithful remnant. We had all of the answers … Continue reading Unfollow by Megan Phelps-Roper (A Book Review)

The Power of Self-Compassion by Laurie Cameron (A Book Review)

I've been on a self-compassion kick lately. It started a few month ago when I happened to stumble across a workbook at a bookstore. The workbook was called, "The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook" by Kristin Neff, PhD & Christopher Germer, PhD. The workbook introduced me to a whole new way of speaking to myself and understanding … Continue reading The Power of Self-Compassion by Laurie Cameron (A Book Review)

The Getaway by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen (A Book Review)

I chose this one because I'd been doing a ton of heavy reading lately, and I needed something to just relax my brain. And what is more relaxing than a thriller, right? I know it must say something about my psyche that this is the sort of book that relaxes me. Oh well. The Getaway … Continue reading The Getaway by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen (A Book Review)

July Reads

Okay! So last month’s reads were more based on, “I need to chill. I need to not think about big things for a while.” So, where I’d normally have read something on mental health or spirituality, I decided to focus more on fiction. I’ve got several theology-centred books that I’m already working through for August … Continue reading July Reads

May Reads

Another month has gone by, and more books have been poured into my brain. There were several hits, several mehs. And I'm now 7 books closer to hitting my goal for the year. The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware (Finished May 3) This was an interesting throwback to the likes of Agatha Christie … Continue reading May Reads

April Reads

I am finally, it seems, getting the hang of this book reading challenge that I partake in every year. I have a goal of reading 60 books by the end of the year, and am currently at 23/60. So I thought that perhaps I should start talking about all of these books. Because: I have … Continue reading April Reads

“Shameless” Review

Last night, I finished the latest book written by Nadia Bolz-Weber, “Shameless”. This is the book I wish I could have read 4 years ago when I was beginning to question the teaching I’d received my entire life from the church in regards to sexuality, gender roles, and the marginalized (particularly the LGBTQ+ community). Nadia … Continue reading “Shameless” Review