What Color Is Your Parachute? 2017: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers

By: Richard N. Bolles Nonfiction 1970/2017 Rating: 2/5 Caveat Number One: I am not (technically) looking for a new job. Caveat Number Two: I would not ever put this much effort into finding one.

The Education of Little Tree

by: Forrest Carter 1976 Fiction Subject Matter: Biography; Youth; American novelists; 20th century; Cherokee Indians Rating: 4/5 Don’t mind my puffy red eyes… Just allergies, I swear.

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

By: Alison Bechdel 2006 Nonfiction Subject Matter: Alison Bechdel; Comic books; Comic strips; Cartoonists; United States; Graphic novels Rating: 3/5 I recently reviewed a graphic novel, and if you read that one, then you’ll know this isn’t quite my genre.… Continue Reading

Appalachia: The Voices of Sleeping Birds

By: Cynthia Rylant 1991 Nonfiction Subject Matter: Appalachian Region; Southern; Descriptions and travel; Social life and customs Rating: 3.5/5 Appalachia by Cynthia Rylant, in my opinion, is just as much “by” Barry Moser, the illustrator.

Life and Times of Jesse James

By: Frank Triplett 1882 (originally) Nonfiction Rating: 4/5 Sheer entertainment. That’s how I’d describe the Life and Times of Jesse James. Frank Triplett is something else. With probably the most widely recognizable name of all the members of the notorious… Continue Reading

Grace: A Memoir

By: Grace Coddington 2012 Nonfiction Subject Matter: Grace Coddington; 1941; Image consultants; Great Britain; Biography; Fashion editors; Models; Vogue Rating: 3/5 The real gem of this book is the pictures. Grace Coddington, for those of you who (like me) don’t… Continue Reading

In Cold Blood

By: Truman Capote 1965 Nonfiction Subject Matter: Murder; Kansas; Case studies Rating: 4.5/5 What. A. Fantastic. Book. In Cold Blood. Truman Capote. The dedication to and fallout with Harper Lee. True crime. Kansas. Murder. We’ve all heard of this book;… Continue Reading

The Cost of Discipleship

By: Dietrich Bonhoeffer 1959 Nonfiction Subject Matter: Sermon on the Mount; Criticism; Interpretation; Christian life Rating: 3/5 Warning: The Cost of Discipleship throws you right in to some heavy theology. It is not meant to be an explanation of Christianity;… Continue Reading

Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living

By: Pema Chodron 1994 Nonfiction Subject Matter: Spiritual life; Buddhism; China; Tibet; Doctrines Rating: 2.5/5   I’ll start by admitting that I have NO IDEA how Start Where You Are got on my “To Read” list. None. I am not… Continue Reading