Review: NeuroTribes by Steve Silberman



Title: NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity

Author: Steve Silberman

Audio Read by: William Hughes

Rating: ★★★1/2

I picked this book up (or rather, listened to it) because I have a personal interest in autism. I have worked with individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in different capacities for about six years. It continues to be a large part of my current career, and I absolutely love working with these kids and teenagers. Given my experience with ASD, I went into this book with an already established knowledge base of what ASD is and the history of autism.

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Review: Redefining Realness by Janet Mock


Title: Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love, & So Much More

Author: Janet Mock

Rating: ★★★★★

To be honest, I had never heard of Janet Mock until earlier this year when I learned about this book. After watching some interviews with her on YouTube, I decided that this was definitely a memoir I needed to read. Mock is an eloquent speaker and wise beyond her years, undoubtedly as a result of her life experiences. After purchasing her memoir over the summer, I was encouraged to read it sooner rather than later because I found out she would be speaking at a conference I’m attending early in 2016. Redefining Realness did not disappoint.

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January 2016 TBR

Happy New Year everyone! I’m ready to start off my year of reading right, so I have already planned out my January TBR. I’m sticking to a short list of four books. Since my goal is 50 books for the year, it makes sense to keep my monthly reading lists consistent with that. Since I know I will have a little extra time at the beginning of the month to devote to reading, I may read some in addition to this list, especially if they are audiobooks. I’m also just coming out of a slight reading slump, so I’m taking it easy and seeing how it goes. Continue reading

My Top 10 Books of 2015 (and some Honorable Mentions)

For my first blog post, I thought it would be fitting to reflect on my top 10 books that I read in 2015 so that you have a better idea of my reading interests.

To put it simply, this was an amazing reading year for me. I read more and better books this year. In total, I read 63 books this year (this may change slightly since there are a few days left before January 1st). From some tried and true favorites to new authors, from fiction to nonfiction reads, I definitely found some great books this year. Let’s jump into the list! Continue reading