Your Next Read: The Last Train to Key West by Chanel Cleeton

Your Next Read: The Last Train to Key West by Chanel Cleeton

I hadn’t read anything by Chanel Cleeton before, but WOW WHAT A READ! This is a really perfect vacation read. I didn't realize this was going to be a historical fiction read. I knew nothing of the 1935 Labor Day hurricane or how many veterans were sent down to the Keys to work because the [...]

Writing Letters to an 18-Year-Old Girl.

Writing Letters to an 18-Year-Old Girl.

i’m walking through this 90 day writing program with @letsfindyourvoice and on day 9 this was the prompt. and as i was writing i started crying. i was trying to figure out what to write on the blog this week but i felt like i needed to share this and your enneagram 8 pal would rather not be vulnerable but here’s what i wrote for question 1: imagine you’re writing a letter to your 18-year-old self. What advice would you give yourself about your future career path?

Your Next Read: Big Friendship by Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman

Your Next Read: Big Friendship by Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman

A book all about friendship? Say less. I had seen this read all over bookstagram this summer and finally caved and bought it a couple weeks ago. I struggle sometimes with non-fiction, self-helpish type books, but this is not at all what you would expect it to be. Aminatou and Ann take stories from their friendship: hard, personal, vulnerable moments in their friendship and share it with the world.

Your Next Read: All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin

Your Next Read: All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin

Okay, I am hopping on the Emily Giffin fan train. I’ve seen her name on the Internet before and I finally got around to reading one of her novels. Of course, I chose the one that took place in Nashville. I didn’t know what to expect for this read, but it certainly wasn’t what unfolded in the story. All I Ever Wanted touches on sexual assault, rape and racism, all in one story. It also reminded me of how much I do not miss high school and how evil teenagers can be.