All in Books

The Sun and Her Flowers

The talented Rupi Kaur does it again. Indian-Canadian poet and artist Rupi Kaur has a beautiful way of breaking up her books that flows effortlessly and it's truly amazing how each poem speaks right to your damn soul.

The Death of Mrs. Westaway

Desperation leads Hal to temptation when she receives an invitation to the funeral and will reading of Mrs. Westaway. She goes with intentions of lying her way into a fortune and ends up finding family and murder after her mother's death. 

We Should All Be Feminists

The highly acclaimed, provocative New York Times bestseller—a personal, eloquently-argued essay, adapted from the much-admired TEDx talk of the same name—from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, award-winning author of Americanah. 

Yes Please

A smart, pointed, and ultimately inspirational read from one of our most beloved funny folk. In a perfect world... We’d get to hang out with Amy Poehler, watching dumb movies, listening to music, and swapping tales about our coworkers and difficult childhoods.

The Hate U Give

Firstly I have to say that this book should be read in every elementary school, it teaches such incredible lessons. It was a completely eye-opening book for a white woman like myself.

Authors' Day

Over the last year I've tried add books to my shelves that will better educate me on social issues. I found knowledge in self-help books, poetry books, essay books and most surprisingly a teen novel. Below are just five of those books that I think everyone should have on their shelves. 

Paper Towns

I would like to start off by saying I read this book over about 8 hours. An "easy read" doesn't seem like the proper term but I guess it is also classified as a young adult novel and I'd like to think my reading skill is above that...

The Storyteller

Okay, so, first of all this book is one of the most quotable books I have ever read. I loved every second of it. The layers that Jodi Picoult has created with this book are flawless. You get the POV for four characters plus a short story written by one of the characters sprinkled on top. I am going to say that like The Pact this book took me to a dark place. 

The Painted Girls

Usually I go to the book store with a purpose, I know what I want to get and I get it. In the past year or so I have allowed myself to browse more and I have come across a couple gems by accident. "The Painted Girls" by Cathy Marie Buchanan is definitely one of them. I am only about half way through but I needed to write about it. Now I'm not saying you need to be a ballet dancer to understand this book but at times it certainly helps. Even I had trouble visualizing the dance combinations and steps written on the pages before me. However, understanding these steps are not imperative to understanding the story.