The Song of Achilles – By Madeline Miller

Goodreads Synopsis: Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. By all rights their paths should never cross, but Achilles takes the shamed prince as his friend, and as they grow into young men skilled in the arts… Continue reading The Song of Achilles – By Madeline Miller


The Book of Essie – By Meghan Maclean Weir

Goodreads Synopsis: Esther Ann Hicks--Essie--is the youngest child on Six for Hicks,a reality television phenomenon. She's grown up in the spotlight, both idolized and despised for her family's fire-and-brimstone brand of faith. When Essie's mother, Celia, discovers that Essie is pregnant, she arranges an emergency meeting with the show's producers: Do they sneak Essie out of… Continue reading The Book of Essie – By Meghan Maclean Weir

Just Kids – By Patti Smith

Goodreads Synopsis: Patti’s Smith’s exquisite prose is generously illustrated in this full-color edition of her classic coming-of-age memoir, Just Kids. New York locations vividly come to life where, as young artists, Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe met and fell in love: a first apartment in Brooklyn, Times Square with John and Yoko’s iconic billboard, Max’s Kansas… Continue reading Just Kids – By Patti Smith

Top Ten Tuesday – My First 10 Reviews on Goodreads

  Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Today the topic is about the first books you've ever reviewed, which is a great topic! I was super excited to go back through Goodreads to see which books were the first I reviewed. I should have been able to… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday – My First 10 Reviews on Goodreads

Severance – by Ling Ma

Goodreads Synopsis: Candace Chen, a millennial drone self-sequestered in a Manhattan office tower, is devoted to routine. With the recent passing of her Chinese immigrant parents, she’s had her fill of uncertainty. She’s content just to carry on: She goes to work, troubleshoots the teen-targeted Gemstone Bible, watches movies in a Greenpoint basement with her… Continue reading Severance – by Ling Ma

Balanced and Barefoot & All Joy And No Fun

Balanced and Barefoot by Angela J. Hanscom  Goodreads Synopsis: In this important book, a pediatric occupational therapist and founder of TimberNook shows how outdoor play and unstructured freedom of movement are vital for children’s cognitive development and growth, and offers tons of fun, engaging ways to help ensure that kids grow into healthy, balanced, and… Continue reading Balanced and Barefoot & All Joy And No Fun