“The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.” — Oscar Wilde

three people sitting reading in a book store

📚 I value education, literacy, and communication.

I’m the type of person who loves to hold a paperback in her hand with a cup of hot coffee, a warm blanket, and read to my heart’s content. I read to learn. Learning matters.

Books educate, stimulate, inspire us to better our world, and can be life-changing.

As a reader of diverse subjects, I write book reviews of mostly nonfiction books on various topics I find inspiring, thought-provoking, and educational. These books may or may not be an endorsement of my current values or beliefs; nevertheless, I take the time to write a review of each if I find them worth sharing.

Let me inspire you to read more! Enjoy the book reviews below.

A Brief History of Misogyny: The World’s Oldest Prejudice by Jack Holland

Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth by Sarah Smarsh

A Guide to the Good Life: {the ancient art of stoic joy} by William B. Irvine

The Hard Side of the River: A Novel of Abolition by Johnny Payne

Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man by Mary L. Trump

Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family by Robert Kolker

Unlimited Memory: How to Use Advanced Learning Strategies to Learn Faster, Remember More, and Be More Productive by Kevin Horsley

You Can’t Cheat Success: How the Little Things That Don’t Seem Important Are the Most Important of All by Tom Corson-Knowles

Get it Done: The 21-Day Mind Hack System to Double Your Productivity and Finish What You Start by Michael Mackintosh

Catching a Witch: A Novel of Loyalty, Deception, and Superstition by Heidi Eljarbo

Solitary: Unbroken by Four Decades in Solitary Confinement. My Story of Transformation and Hope by Albert Woodfox

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin Diangelo

The Art of Writing: Four Principles For Great Writing That Everyone Needs to Know by Peter Yang

The Courage Map: 13 Principles to Living Boldly by Franziska Iseli

I am Enough: Mark Your Mirror and Change Your Life by Marissa Peer

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption by Dahr Jamail

Stolen Girls: Survivors of Boko Haram by Wolfgang Bauer

Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit

The Choice: Embrace the Possible by Edith Eva Eger

Creating a World That Works for All by Sharif Abdullah

The Four Elements of Change by Heather Ash

Heart Thoughts: A Treasury of Inner Wisdom by Louise Hay

The 5 Second Rule: Transform Your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage by Mel Robbins

The Christian Delusion: Why Faith Fails edited by John W. Loftus

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Would Not Stop Talking by Susan Cain

The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love by bell hooks

Lying by Sam Harris

Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson

You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay

I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood up for Education and Was Shot by The Taliban by Malala Yousafzai

Propaganda by Edward Bernays

Fearless: 7 Principles of Peace of Mind by Brenda Shoshanna

The Five Levels of Attachment: Toltec Wisdom for the Modern World by don Miguel Ruiz Jr.

Crisis of Character: A White House Secret Service Officer Discloses His Firsthand Experience with Hillary, Bill, and How They Operate by Gary J. Byrne

The Laws of Spirit: A Tale of Transformation-Powerful Truths for Making Life Work by Dan Millman

The Big Tiny: A Build-it-Myself Memoir by Dee Williams

Finding Quiet: Four Simple Steps to Peace and Contentment-Without Spending the Rest of Your Life on a Mountaintop by Paul Wilson

DEconverted: a journey from religion to reason by Seth Andrews

A High-velocity Format for Multiplying Your Personal Effectiveness in Quantum Leaps by Price Pritchett

Finding the Deep River Within: A Woman’s Guide to Recovering Balance and Meaning in Everyday Life by Abby Seixas

Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs and Wear Cows by Melanie Joy

Fight Back and Win: My Thirty-Year Fight Against Injustice-And How You Can Win Your Own Battles by Gloria Allred

The War on Choice: The Right Wing Attack on Women’s Rights and How to Fight Back by Gloria Feldt

Creativity: Flow and The Psychology of Discovery and Invention by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Trusting Doubt: A Former Evangelical Looks at Old Beliefs in a New Light by Valerie Tarico

Will we Survive Climate Change? One Last Chance by Len Frenkel

A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose by Eckhart Tolle

A Coming of Wizards: A Manual of Human Potential by Michael E. Reynolds

Creativity: Where the Divine and the Human Meet by Matthew Fox

The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler

The Motivation Manifesto: 9 Declarations to Claim Your Personal Power by Brendon Burchard

The Creation: An Appeal to Save Life on Earth by E. O. Wilson

Why Does He Do That: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men by Lundy Bancroft

Stalking the Soul: Emotional Abuse and the Erosion Identity by Marie-France Hirigoyen

You Can be Happy no Matter What: Five Principles for Keeping Life in Perspective by Richard Carlson

Woe to the Women the Bible Tells Me So: The Bible, Female Sexuality & the Law by Annie Laurie Gaylor

A Year by the Sea: Thoughts of an Unfinished Woman by Joan Anderson

The Legacy of Luna: The Story of a Tree, a Woman, and the Struggle to Save the Redwoods by Julia Butterfly Hill

In the Body of the World by Eve Ensler

Refuse to Choose! Use All of Your Interests, Passions, and Hobbies to Create the Life and Career of Your Dreams by Barbara Sher

Permanent Healing: Quantum Mechanics of Healing by Daniel R. Condron

Hand Wash Cold: care instructions for an ordinary life by Karen Maezen Miller

Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself by Lissa Rankin M.D.

Awakening Intuition by Mona Lisa Schulz

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Notes to Self: Inspirational Wisdom for Daily Living by Peter B. Roth

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