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

On my bedside table 📖

On the shelf 📚

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 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.”