• Diversifying Your Reading

    I recently posted a list of resources for worldwide issues, which you can find here, and on it, I included a list of books you can read to educate yourself on numerous causes, but I also wanted to create a list of books that aren’t solely educational, but are still written by diverse authors. I’ve organized this list by genres, so you can easily find books on your favorite subjects. This list will be updated regularly as I find more books. If you have any suggestions or recommendations of books to add, please let me know in a comment, or you can send it to me on Instagram, Twitter, or…

  • Worldwide Resources Masterlist

    This is a collection of resources where you can get educated on worldwide issues and ways you can help. On this list, there are books to read, movies and shows to watch, petitions, ways to donate, and more things you can do to help. As I find more resources, petitions, and donation links, I will update this list. Posted: August 27, 2020. Last Updated: September 6, 2020 Getting Educated Books: This list is split up into two categories: nonfiction and fiction. Each book is hyperlinked to its Goodreads page so you can see a full summary and read reviews. I am also going to write another post on diversifying your…

  • Circe by Madeline Miller

    This is a spoiler-free review of Circe by Madeline Miller, a standalone mythological retelling, which I gave 4/5 stars. Plot “I would say, some people are like constellations that only touch the earth for a season.” Circe the daughter of the Titan Helios, the god of the sun, was always considered a strange child. Seeking companionship which the gods and titans wouldn’t offer her, Circe turned to mortals, where she discovered her powers of witchcraft. With it, she can transform lives, turning mortals into gods, and gods into monsters. Zeus, threatened, has Helios banish her to a deserted isle where she hones her craft and crosses paths with some of…

  • Night Sky With Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong

    This is a review of Night Sky With Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong, which I gave 5/5 stars. Overview “In the body, where everything has a price, I was a beggar.” This is Vuong’s first full-length poetry collection featuring thirty-five poems touching on topics of life, family, identity, grief, and growing up in Vietnam in the aftermath of the war. General Thoughts / Writing “How sweet. That rain. How something that lives only to fall can be nothing but sweet.” This collection was absolutely stunning. The writing was elegant and I was captivated from the start. Vuong’s lyricisms were bursting with emotionally charged words and stories. I’ve started reading more…