The Book That Made Me Buy New Shoes: Cheryl Strayed’s Wild

You Might Like This Book If You…

  • feel there are truths to be found by spending time in the wilderness
  • enjoy memoirs of women/young people coming into their own
  • have ever fantasized about a solo trip
  • want to know the things that can go wrong on your fantasy solo trip, but also what can make the hardships of that journey worth it
  • needed someone to tell you that your shoes are too small, and that foot health matters
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Crazy Opinion on Crazy Rich Asians: Skip the Book, Watch the Movie.

You might like this book if you…

  • like characters that annoy you so much that you want to throw the book
  • want to know the fashion labels that define a “crazy rich Asian”
  • are looking for a romance story that isn’t really a romance, but rather a lot of people outside of the romance complaining about said couple
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A Tale of Two Self-Help Books: Brene Brown’s The Gifts of Imperfection and Rachel Hollis’s Girl Wash Your Face

I’m not sure if I made a mistake or wisely-yet-unknowingly paired two self-help books. But I read these two back-to-back, and now I feel like I just took a college psychology course titled Psych 201 – From Vulnerable to Victorious: Lessons in Empowerment from Girlbosses. (DUDE. Note to self: That title is awesome and I must teach that course!)

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Book Review: Educated

You Might Like This Book If You…

  • Are drawn to memoirs of challenging childhoods like The Glass Castle and Three Little Words
  • Have struggled with finding your identity because of the strict expectations/codes you were raised with
  • Are a teacher, counselor, or any other profession/inclination in which you value education and psychology
  • Like introspective writing about coming of age
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