Under the Overpass – Book Review

Under the Overpass – Book Review

By: Michael Yankosky This short novel takes a deep dive into America's homeless communities.  The author, Michael Yankosky, accounts his time living among the homeless in America, accompanied by his friend Sam. They decide to embark on this journey to learn more about how they can help the homeless.   To better understand people in need, [...]

Daring Greatly – Book Review

Daring Greatly – Book Review

By: Brene Brown “Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.” A good friend of mine recommended I read one of Brene Brown's books, and after doing some research, I quickly found myself wondering how [...]

Float Plan- Book Review

Float Plan- Book Review

By: Trish Doller Float Plan by Trish Doller was a deeper story than I originally anticipated.  The main character, Anna, loses her fiancé, Ben, to suicide.  It was shocking to read and heartbreaking for both Anna and Ben.  Due to this topic's seriousness, Doller includes a warning at the beginning of her book letting her [...]

Hidden Valley Road – Book Review

Hidden Valley Road – Book Review

By: Robert Kolker “...for almost as long, Donald has consistently and unwaveringly maintained that he is, in fact, the offspring of an octopus.” Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family by Robert Kolker is a true story of a post-world war II family, the Galvin's, living in Colorado, USA. Through the Galvin family, [...]