Alright, I'm putting on the children's librarian hat and reviewing an upcoming picture book and middle grade nonfiction book. If kid's books aren't your cup of tea, keep scrolling! Thanks to NetGalley for free copies of the books for honest reviews. Title: Jean-Michel BasquiatAuthor: Maria Isabel Sanchez VegaraMy rating: 3 / 5TL;DR: A good addition to… Continue reading ARC Book Reviews: Jean-Michel Basquiat and Spies
I used to think that nonfiction was slow and boring. I was wrong. These books are a great place to start if you're new to nonfiction, but want the intrigue, storytelling, and thrills of fiction. The best part is that not only are these books a great story—they're also true! Read more about my reading… Continue reading 3 Nonfiction Books for Fiction Lovers
One of the biggest changes I made in 2019 is that I've become a fan of nonfiction. I used to dislike reading nonfiction (see this post), but this year I've found myself enjoying nonfiction just as much—if not more—than fiction. One of my favorite sub-genres of true crime is non-violent true crime. From my list… Continue reading 3 True Crime Books to Get You Started on the Genre
Title: Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success Author: Adam GrantMy rating: 5 / 5In a nutshell: You probably have to work with other people on a daily basis. Give and Take provides a new model for doing business that is based on the golden rule, and I found it compelling. Even if you don't regularly… Continue reading Book Review: Give and Take by Adam Grant
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Title: Blue Like Jazz Author: Donald Miller My rating: 3 / 5 Genre: Nonfiction, Memoir TL;DR: I didn't find the writing style sophisticated or completely enjoyable, but the perspective and ideas presented make this one worth the read. Expect to be challenged and prepare to ask yourself questions about your own version of faith. You get a strange mix… Continue reading Old Book, New Review: Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller