Take a look at my rarely-updated library 🙂. Disclaimer: these are not all the books I read. In between dense reads, I often enjoy picking up a cheesy romance novel!

Finished Reading ⭐

The 5-star rating system should be taken with a grain of salt! I tend to do a lot of research on books I decide to read, so they end up being great reads. The quotes are my favorite excerpts.

(ordered by most recent)

  1. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi #medicine #death | ⭐⭐⭐⭐

  2. Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer #religion | ⭐⭐⭐

  3. Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson **#race #justice | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

  4. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou #memoir #race | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

  5. Living Buddha, Living Christ by Thich Nhat Hanh #religion | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

  6. Without the Mask by Charlie Bird #memoir #religion | ⭐⭐⭐⭐

    <aside> ✍🏼 “She loved to help others, but accepting help made her feel weak and incapable, especially at a time when she wanted to feel strong and confident.”


  7. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls #memoir #family #mentalillness | ⭐⭐⭐⭐

  8. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates #race #biography | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    <aside> ✍🏾 “I am not a cynic. I love you, and I love the world, and I love it more with every inch I discover. But you are a black boy, and you must be responsible for your body in a way that other boys cannot know.”


    <aside> ✍🏾 “No one told those little white children, with their tricycles, to be twice as good.”


  9. Playing the Wh*re: The Work of Sex Work by Melissa Gira Grant #feminism #politics | ⭐⭐⭐

    <aside> ✍🏼 “… by obsessively displaying dirty pictures, filmed evidence, confessions, and exhibits, the prostitution trial reveals itself as structured around the very fetishism it sets itself to isolate and punish.”


  10. The Cost of Living by Deborah Levy #feminism #politics | ⭐⭐⭐⭐

    <aside> ✍🏼 “Did I mock the dreamer in my mother and then insult her for having no dreams?”


  11. Fed Up: Emotional Labor, Women, and the Way Forward by Gemma Hartley #feminism | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    <aside> ✍🏼 “Do you do a lot compared to other men, or do you do a lot compared to your partner?”


  12. Know My Name by Chanel Miller #feminism #memoir #trauma | ⭐⭐⭐⭐

    <aside> ✍🏼 “… it never occurred to me that it was important I was dating someone; … Was having a boyfriend the only way to have your autonomy respected?”


  13. Becoming by Michelle Obama #feminism #politics #memoir |⭐⭐⭐⭐

    <aside> ✍🏾 “Everyone on earth, they’d tell us, was carrying around an unseen history, and that alone deserved some tolerance.”


  14. Educated by Tara Westover #memoir #education | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    <aside> ✍🏼 “Curiosity is a luxury reserved for the financially secure”