Chicken Soup for Soul: The Empowered Woman

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Empowered Woman: 101 Stories About Being Confident, Courageous and Your True Self by Amy Newmark Stars: ***** CSS (2018) 397 pages Summary: Today’s woman! Self-confident and feisty, and at the same time, nurturing, loving and caring. A woman who stands up for what’s right, who helps her daughters, sisters,… Read More »

This Does Not Leave This House

This Does Not Leave This House: The Heartbreaking True Story by Julie Coons Stars: **** Createspace (2018) Memoir/Abuse 194 pages Summary: How does a little girl survive an abusive mother, Catholic school, rape, and a near-death experience? Raised by an abusive, narcissistic mother (who once tried to trick her into having an abortion), Julie Coons was also… Read More »

From The Heart of Africa Collected by Eric Walters

From The Heart of Africa: a Book of Wisdom Collected by Eric Walters Stars: **** Penguin Random House (Tundra) 2018 Juvenile Nonfiction Summary: Aphorisms are universal. They give guidance, context and instruction for life’s issues, and they help us understand each other and the world around us. We use them every day, yet never think… Read More »

Lessons From Life by Steven M. Darter

Lessons From Life: Four Keys to Living With More Meaning, Purpose and Success by Steven M. Darter Stars: **** CreateSpace (2018) Memoir/Christian/Personal Growth 242 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: In his deeply personal memoir, Steve Darter asks himself the… Read More »

Dark Chains by LaTasha “Tacha B.” Braxton

Dark Chains: a little girl’s journey through decades of pain by LaTasha “Tacha B.” Braxton Stars: ***** Create-Space (2018) Memoir/Abuse 250 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary:  Dark Chains is an inspirational and spiritual book about a misguided young girl… Read More »

From Here to Eternity by Caitlin Doughty

From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find The Good Death by Caitlin Doughty Stars: ***** W.W. Norton & Company (2017) Death & Dying Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Fascinated by our pervasive fear of dead bodies, mortician Caitlin… Read More »

Kids are TURDS by Jenny Schoberl

Kids are TURDS: Brutally Honest Humor for the Pooped-Out Parent by Jenny Schoberl (author of the Holdin’ Holden blog) Stars: ***1/2 Skyhorse Publishing (2016) Parenting Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary:  When do you know for sure that you’ve become a… Read More »