“Reading one book is like eating one potato chip.” – Diane Duane
📚 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, help us think, 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 took the time to write a review of each because I found them worth sharing.
Let me inspire you to read more! Enjoy the book reviews below.
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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