2021 releases · non fiction

Pop Song: Adventures in Art & Intimacy by Larissa Pham Review

Goodreads blurb: Endlessly inventive, intimate, and provocative, this memoir-in-essays is a celebration of the strange and exquisite state of falling in love, whether with a painting or a person, that interweaves incisive commentary on modern life, feminism, art and sex with the author's own experiences of obsession, heartbreak, and past trauma. Like a song that feels… Continue reading Pop Song: Adventures in Art & Intimacy by Larissa Pham Review

2019 releases · non fiction

Review: In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado

I am a big fan of Machado's writing — her collection My Body and Other Parties is one of my favorite books, and definitely made me aware that I do enjoy short stories, especially when they are written by her. She is very experimental in her prose, while she never sacrifices the heart of the… Continue reading Review: In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado

2019 releases · non fiction

Review: Three Women by Lisa Taddeo

I am gonna skip the apologies for being MIA. Firstly, I am going to be coming and going sporadically, mostly focusing on reviews, since this is the only kind of thing I have time for now. I hope that's okay. In the meantime, I have gotten... more adjusted to audiobooks (I still don't like them… Continue reading Review: Three Women by Lisa Taddeo

2018 releases · non fiction

Anxiety, Spirituality and Dubious Advice: First, We Make the Beast Beautiful by Sarah Wilson

I should just stop reading books about mental health.  As some of you may know, I am a soon-to-be psychologist (a few exams to go!) and whenever I see a nonfiction book exploring mental health issues from a personal perspective, I get really excited. And when I saw Sarah Wilson's book, which promises a deep… Continue reading Anxiety, Spirituality and Dubious Advice: First, We Make the Beast Beautiful by Sarah Wilson

2017 releases · non fiction

Body Image, Feminism and a Deeply Private Account: Hunger: A Memoir of My Body by Roxane Gay

I have most of this book highlighted. I really enjoy Gay's writing. I think she is unapologetic and very honest, and it's something I always appreciate. I read and really enjoyed her short story collection Difficult Women (more on it HERE). But I have never completely loved her work. Until this. Hunger is Roxane Gay's… Continue reading Body Image, Feminism and a Deeply Private Account: Hunger: A Memoir of My Body by Roxane Gay

book recs · non fiction

Physics Is Cool: Three Non-Fiction Recommendations

Let's talk science.  I am a psychology student, and all my life I've been oriented towards the humanities: I study psychology, I am in love with books and literature (duh), I am a decent writer and speaker etc. And those are mostly the kind of people I encounter. And those people are usually pretty baffled… Continue reading Physics Is Cool: Three Non-Fiction Recommendations

non fiction

Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham

If you're a Gilmore Girls fan, you're gonna like this. I have previously mentioned my love for Gilmore Girls. Personally, I think the show is completely brilliant. It's sharp, smart and funny. So if you haven't watched it yet, you should stop reading this and start watching it now. (Or you can check out my… Continue reading Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham