The Books I Read in 2018

I set out to read just 12 books in 2018 and I did it! Here’s a quick summary of all the books I read and what I thought of them. Spoiler Alert: most of them were RAD.

The Signature of All Things

In one of the chapters of Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert describes the origins of her novel The Signature of All Things, it ties directly into the idea of passion emerging from following a spark of curiosity. This intrigued me and I immediately committed to reading that novel after finishing the book. It’s 3:30 am on […]

On the Big Magic of Creativity

Disclaimer: If you’ve read any of my book reviews before, you know it’s less review and more reflection. I also only ‘review’ books that compel me to rant. There are only two books on the subject of creativity that have thrilled me, renewed my desire to keep being creative, and became books I literally absorbed. […]

The Fault In Our Stars

FIRST. Let it be noted that this is the first new book I’ve read this year. And it’s January 30. And I’m a self-proclaimed bookworm. I know. Now. At my very short stint working at a Coles bookstore, I recommended this book at least every other day. But of course, I’d never read it. In FACT, […]

Adulting: How to Become A Grown-Up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps

One day, I stumbled across a blog called Adulting..saw that it was a tumblr based on a book, didn’t really read it and clicked away. Then a few days later, at my part-time job at a bookstore, I was putting a book away in the Well Being section and noticed a bright red spine with […]

A Room of One’s Own

It’s time for another book review. However, this is not a novel. A Room of One’s Own is a thoughtful and mind-opening long form essay by the great novelist and feminist Virginia Woolf. And I am utterly fascinated by this book.

Secret Daughter

This book just kept showing up. Like. Everywhere. When this happens, I just know I have to read it, it’s like the Universe keeps shoving it in my face. The last straw was when I walked into Indigo on Boxing day and was pushed by the crowd in front of this one book shelf that […]