Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

By: Alison Bechdel Nonfiction 2006 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

The Little Locksmith: A Memoir

By: Katharine Butler Hathaway Nonfiction 1942 Subject Matter: American authors; 20th century; Biography; Pott’s disease; Patients; Women; Maine; Castine Rating: 5/5 The Little Locksmith is ostensibly a memoir about a young woman who purchases a house. In reality, it is… Continue Reading

Grace: A Memoir

By: Grace Coddington Nonfiction 2012 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

Out Came the Sun: Overcoming the Legacy of Mental Illness, Addiction, and Suicide in My Family

By: Mariel Hemingway Nonfiction 2015 Rating: 3/5   Out Came the Sun is a pretty average book.

Growing Up

By: Russell Baker Followed by The Good Times Nonfiction 1982 Rating: 4.5/5   I greatly enjoyed Growing Up, the memoirs of Russell Baker, who grew up in the Depression-WWII era. Of course, I love me some biography. But autobiographies can be… Continue Reading

The Vow: The True Events That Inspired the Movie

By: Kim & Krickitt Carpenter Nonfiction 2012 Subject Matter: Biography Rating: 3/5   The Vow was pretty much exactly what I expected it to be. If you’ve been living under a rock and didn’t already know, The Vow the movie, starring… Continue Reading

90 Minutes in Heaven: A True Story of Life & Death

By: Don Piper with Cecil Murphey Nonfiction 2004 Subject Matter: Heaven; Christianity; Future life; Near-death experiences; Death Rating: 2.5/5   If you follow this blog, you’ll notice that I gave 90 Minutes in Heaven a 1-point higher rating than I… Continue Reading