I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings is an autobiography of Maya Angelou’s chaotic childhood from her first memories through the age of 16. She lived in more places with more people in parenting roles than I have had in a lifetime. She and her beloved brother, Bailey, were mostly raised by their strict, no-nonsenseContinue reading “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou”

Know My Name

Her name is Chanel Miller. She was sexually assaulted while attending a party at Stanford University in 2015. Brock Turner, a 19 year-old student, was convicted of sexually assaulting Chanel behind a dumpster while she was unconscious. How did she get behind the dumpster? We will never know. As many people her age do, ChanelContinue reading “Know My Name”

Whiskey in a Teacup by Reese Witherspoon

Hey, y’all, I’m reading books by women and about women in March to celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month. I’ve read some heavy books so far this month – Educated, Know My Name, and Notorious RBG – and I wanted something light, fun, and just a tad bit educational. Whiskey in a TeacupContinue reading “Whiskey in a Teacup by Reese Witherspoon”

Educated by Tara Westover

Educated is an amazing, 5-star book because Tara Westover, the author and focus of this autobiography, has lived an amazing life. She was raised by survivalists in the mountains of Idaho and was not allowed to attend school. Her father dominated the household and he was suspicious of all institutions – government, doctors, medicine, science,Continue reading “Educated by Tara Westover”