The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls ★★★★½

The Glass Castle is Jeanette Walls' remarkable memoir telling the story of her childhood being brought up in an extremely impoverished family in southern America, in the 1960s. Jeanette Walls is now an incredibly successful writer who is living a great life that she has made entirely for herself, and so learning about the difficulties she … Continue reading The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls ★★★★½

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Big Magic by Elizabeth Gibert ★★★½

Big Magic is a non-fiction book that discusses what it is to live a creative life and how important this is. This book is incredibly accessible and can be read by anyone, no matter whether you view yourself as a creative person or not. While being fairly short, I found this book to pack quite … Continue reading Big Magic by Elizabeth Gibert ★★★½

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi ★★★★★

When Breath Becomes Air is a memoir telling the story of Paul Kalanithi, who at 36 and on the verge of completing an intensive decade of neurosurgeon training, was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. We see Kalanithi's transition from being a doctor to a patient and all that this entails, as he questions what makes life … Continue reading When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi ★★★★★

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ★★★

We Should All Be Feminists is an essay in the form of a short book of an extended version of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Tedx Talk. Adichie explores what ‘feminism’ means today, and indeed why everyone should be feminists. She highlights the blatant discrimination of women and also more subtle behaviours that persist in the marginalisation … Continue reading We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ★★★