[Review] Unf*ck Your Brain

Dear Reader, Reading self-help books can feel oddly productive, especially when the tips are actionable and the writing is both engaging and “to the point.” I’m a fan of the psychology/ mental health genre so I was naturally intrigued by the book “Unf*ck Your Brain: Getting Over Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Freak-Outs, and Triggers with Science.”... Continue Reading →

[Review] The Girl in the Mirror

Dear Reader, What fun is it to keep a story all to yourself? Every once in a while, a story leaves me with my jaw agape, frantically, re-reading the last lines in disbelief. Whenever, this happens, I know that I have to share this book with whomever will listen. I have been in a reading... Continue Reading →

[Review] When No One Is Watching

Dear Reader, Not all plot twists are welcome surprises. All good psychological thrillers have plot twists. These can come in many forms, including that of an unreliable narrator, murder, and devious supporting characters who reveal their true colors at the height of the action. While these twists will always have the element of surprise, they... Continue Reading →

[Review] The End of Her

Dear Reader, I get the appeal of blackmail in works of fiction. Trying to ward off someone who is hellbent on taking you down can lend action, drama, and suspense to a well-crafted plot line. However, as a reader and lover of psychological thrillers, I will more often than not skip over a book where... Continue Reading →

[Review] Friends and Strangers

Dear Reader, You know that feeling when you near the end of a book and, in your excitement, you urge yourself to slow down to put off the inevitable conclusion? That feeling of wanting to savor every last second of the book is what reading is all about. Every once in a while I find... Continue Reading →

[Review] Midnight Sun

Dear Reader, Do you remember the vampire movie Twilight? Even though it has been over a decade since the shiny Cullen clan sparkled on the silver screen, I bet you still remember Bella Swan, werewolves, and awkward high school drama. If you are a fan of the series, you’ve probably already heard that the author,... Continue Reading →

[Review] The One

Dear Reader, Have you ever had the (dis-)pleasure of swiping left and right through Tinder? Dating apps — what a revolution! Even after cutting out your friends, the matchmaker, and loads of opportunities for chance encounters, dating online can still be a chore. But what if we had a better dating app? And, I’m not... Continue Reading →

[Review] Humble Pi

Dear Reader, Are phone numbers numbers? This question and many more are answered in the book Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors by Matt Parker. Can a book all about numbers really be a comedy? I too was skeptical, but I assure you that the answer is a big, fat YES! Australian Matt Parker... Continue Reading →

[Review] In the Land of Men

Dear Reader, In the memoir, In the Land of Men by Adrienne Miller, the author details her life as a literary editor of Esquire magazine and the difficulties she has had to overcome to stay on top of her game in this male-dominated field. While I enjoyed learning about Miller’s life and exploring the world... Continue Reading →

[Review] Unorthodox

Dear Reader, While the freedom of religion is a founding tenet of the United States, not all religious communities respect this choice. Several weeks ago, I read Educated by Tara Westover (review here) and learned about the author’s strict Mormon upbringing in rural Idaho and eventual escape from her cloistered lifestyle. More recently, I read... Continue Reading →

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