I Can’t Date Jesus: Love, sex, family, race, and other reasons I’ve put my faith in Beyoncé — Michael Arceneaux

One of my friends made an Instagram post about I Can’t Date Jesus by Michael Arceneaux. Because I am a religion and sociology major who genuinely enjoyed what I learned during university, this kind of autobiography is right up my … Continue reading

Becomimg by Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States of America, first African American First Lady, wife to the first African American president, mother of Malia and Sasha, lawyer, advocate, and stunning icon. Michelle Obama is a queen and someone I … Continue reading

Every Body Yoga: Let Go of Fear, Get on the Mat, Love Your Body by Jessamyn Stanley

I enjoyed this book a lot. I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s walked into a yoga studio or class at the gym and felt out of place and I love that people like her are actively working to … Continue reading

Girl in the Woods: Aspen Matis 

On her second day of college, Aspen Matis was raped. Traumatized and unable to realize justice because the college let the guy get away with it, she struggled her way through her first year of college, depressed, isolated, ashamed. She … Continue reading

Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher 

 Carrie Fisher, who famously portrayed Princess Leia in the Star Wars movies, is also an addict, lived with mental illness, a novelist, a mother, a daughter, and a performer (that’s a way of saying public speaker or comic if it’s … Continue reading

Being Jazz by Jazz Jenning

Being Jazz was an amazing follow up read after The Harry Potter Alliance did Protego in the summer of 2016. Protego our campaign to promote trans rights and equality (you can Google it!). I think I might have heard about … Continue reading

Waiting for First Light: My ongoing battle with PTSD by Romeo Dallaire 

For those of you who don’t know, Roméo Dallaire is a Canadian who served in the army for a long time and was the commander of the UN peacekeeping mission in Rwanda during the genocide in 1994. He also served … Continue reading

Sorry Not Sorry; Dreams, Mistakes, and Growing Up by Naya Rivera

Naya Rivera is one of the actresses from Glee – she was Santana Lopez in the show. And now she’s written Sorry Not Sorry: Dreams, mistakes, and growing up, a memoir of moments in her life up to this point.  … Continue reading

The Nazi Officer’s Wife by Edith Hahn Beer 

The Nazi Officer’s Wife is an autobiography written by Edith Hahn Beer. It’s about her experience as a Jewish women during the Nazi regime and WWII. Coming from Vienna, she ended up being sent to a labour camp before fleeing … Continue reading

Where Am I Now? by Mara Wilson

Did you ever see Matilda? What about Mrs. Doubtfire? How about Miracle on 34th Street? Mara Wilson starred in all of those movies as a young child in the early to mid 1990’s. Well, to no surprise she has since … Continue reading

Until We Are Free: My fight for human rights in Iran by Shirin Ebadi 

Until We Are Free by Shirin Ebadi is about her fight to protect human rights in Iran. This is something she has continued to do even while living in exile. Iran is a theocracy, or more commonly known as an … Continue reading

Review — The Only Pirate at the Party by Lindsey Stirling and Brooke S. Passey

I’m not sure how I originally learned about Lindsey Stirling or her memoir, The Only Pirate at the Party. It was sometime shortly after seeing this book that YouTube recommended her music videos, maybe because of all the videos I … Continue reading

Review: Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the unseen forces that stand in the way of true inspiration by Ed Catmull with Amy Wallace

ixar Creativity, Inc. was written by Ed Catmull, who is the president of Pixar Animation and Disney Animation, with Amy Wallace. It was published on April 8, 2014. It is an great book that revolutionizes the way that leaders can lead and … Continue reading

The Reason You Walk by Wab Kinew

Wab Kinew is a broadcast journalist, musician and works at the University of Winnipeg. He is originally from Onigaming First Nation in north western Ontario before his parents moved the family to Winnipeg. He was the narrator of the show, … Continue reading

Furiously Happy; A funny book about horrible things by Jenny Lawson

Jenny Lawson has (or had at the time of writing) a taxidermyed racoon. This is possibly one of the most bizarre and hilarious things I have ever read about in the opening chapters of a book, and I must admit … Continue reading

Bulletproof by Maci Bookout

Title: Bulletproof Author: Maci Bookout Category: Biographies & Memoirs Publisher: Post Hill Press Seller: Smashwords Published: July 21, 2015 Print length: 188 pages Rating: 8/10 Even though she is a reality TV star, Maci makes it clear that there is a … Continue reading

Fat Girl Walking by Brittany Gibbons 

I will be honest, I haven’t heard of Brittany Gibbons before reading this book, or more accurately, seeing her book featured in Cosmopolitan. Apparently she is famous for writing about sex, being over weight, and being a mom on the Internet. … Continue reading

Life In Motion: An unlikely ballerina by Misty Copeland

Misty Copeland is inspiring. She began taking ballet classes at 13 and was dancing professionally by 15. She is the only Africwn American soloist for the American Ballet company in New York. It’s incredible, to think of what it must … Continue reading