Books Promiscuously Read: Reading as a Way of Life by Heather Cass White

My Rating: 2 stars Many thanks to Farrar, Straus, and Giroux and NetGalley for the ARC! This book is being released today, Tuesday July 6th 2021. So I requested Books Promiscuously Read because it was labeled on NetGalley has a memoir focused on the author's life as a reader. It is not. White doesn't discuss… Continue reading Books Promiscuously Read: Reading as a Way of Life by Heather Cass White

Why She Wrote: A Graphic History of the Lives, Inspiration, and Influence Behind the Pens of Classic Women Writers by Lauren Burke, Hannah K. Chapman, and Kaley Bales

My Rating: 4 stars Many thanks to Chronicle Books and NetGalley for the ARC. This book is being released today, April 20 2021! Lately I've noticed an influx of graphic fiction and nonfiction about classic women writers, and I am loving it. Why She Wrote is a great addition to the genre. The book covers… Continue reading Why She Wrote: A Graphic History of the Lives, Inspiration, and Influence Behind the Pens of Classic Women Writers by Lauren Burke, Hannah K. Chapman, and Kaley Bales

Daemon Voices: On Stories and Storytelling by Philip Pullman

My Rating: 4 stars I love reading what authors have to say about the process of writing. I've only read Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy, but it's such an impressive series that I figured he would have so excellent things to say about writing. And I wasn't disappointed. This collection of essays covers far more… Continue reading Daemon Voices: On Stories and Storytelling by Philip Pullman

Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Emily Nagoski and Amelia Nagoski

My Rating: 5 stars My doctor suggested I read Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle during my winter break since I've been struggling so much with my mental health during my PhD program. And I'm so glad she did because this was a game changer for me! Though many of the strategies can… Continue reading Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Emily Nagoski and Amelia Nagoski

The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui

My Rating: 5 stars I read The Best We Could Do for my graphic narratives course, and I must say, it's absolutely stunning. It tells the story of Bui's family as they lived through the Vietnam War and immigrated to the United States as refugees. They don't really teach us anything about Vietnam in US… Continue reading The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui

The Walker: On Losing and Finding Yourself in the Modern City by Matthew Beaumont

Many thanks to Verso Books and NetGalley for the ARC. This book is being released today, November 10 2020. My Rating: 4 stars I requested The Walker because I've done some academic work about moving through the 19th-century city. I always like learning more about subjects I've studied, and this book promised discussions on Poe… Continue reading The Walker: On Losing and Finding Yourself in the Modern City by Matthew Beaumont

Charlotte Brontë Before Jane Eyre by Glynnis Fawkes

My Rating: 4 stars Charlotte Brontë Before Jane Eyre is a graphic biography meant for middle grade readers. As a Brontë scholar, I love keeping up with the latest biographies on the family, and I was so excited to see this. I think it's important to introduce children to classic books and authors in a… Continue reading Charlotte Brontë Before Jane Eyre by Glynnis Fawkes