medical · nonfiction

The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee

Being a survivor of Ovarian Cancer, and having many family members both survive and succumb to cancer I was nervous to pick this book up because I didn't know if it would send me into a darker place and really hit me hard. This book was really, really well done. It truly was a "biography"… Continue reading The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee

Fantasy

Esmes Indie Author Highlights: Valley of Embers by Steven Kelliher

This book throws us right into the action, the first scene of the book is a battle with some pretty insane monsters. So if you're looking for a book that starts out with a bang, you will want to pick this up. The monsters are pretty intense, tentacle crazyness coming out of the forest and… Continue reading Esmes Indie Author Highlights: Valley of Embers by Steven Kelliher

favorites · sci fi

The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers! <3 <3 <3

I want everyone to read this book! I picked it up knowing nothing about it, I was in the book store and I happened upon a ridiculous looking sci fi book. I was in a silly mood, the book looked silly and fun so I picked it up. Yeah, it was a tad silly -… Continue reading The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers! ❤ ❤ ❤

biology · nonfiction

Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness by Peter Godfrey-Smith

I enjoyed myself quite a bit with this book, although I didn't buy into everything that was discussed. It went over the evolution of the Cephalopod branch and how they developed on a totally different time scale and path than did other 'intelligent' species on this planet. It was discovered only fairly recently that birds… Continue reading Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness by Peter Godfrey-Smith

don't fucking read this

13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher – And why I fucking hate it.

I debated rating and reviewing this book for a bunch of reasons... but oh well. There are a lot of people praising this book, and as someone who's lost 2 family members to suicide, and been put in in-patient mental facility for my own attempted suicide.... I thought I should read and review this book.… Continue reading 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher – And why I fucking hate it.

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Magic of Blood and Sea, by Cassandra Rose Clarke

This book is actually a 2 for 1, with two smaller books around 200 pages each put into one larger volume - sort of like Riyria if you've read that. I'm not sure if this is self published or not, I looked up the publisher info on the back and it said "Saga Press" and… Continue reading Magic of Blood and Sea, by Cassandra Rose Clarke

bill bryson · geography · nonfiction

In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson

Bryson is one of my favorite non fiction authors, and his books cover such a range of topics, from Australia, to general history, the Apalacian Mountains, the beginnings of the English language. I've enjoyed every single one of his books, he would be a fascinating person to talk to - he's lead such an adventerous… Continue reading In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson