Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

A graphic novel. Book number 4 from my 12 book project. History of the author’s childhood in Iran. Persepolis refers to the ancient capital of the Persian empire. Warning: This is going to be a short review. This was my first graphic novel and it was very good. To be honest, I thought it was… Continue reading Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

Women’s Prize for Fiction – Piranesi

Award Other names for the prize: Orange Prize for Fiction, Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction, and Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Who: Established for women because they were underrepresented in major literary awardsWhat: awarded to a female author of any nationality for the best original full-length novel written in EnglishWhen: 1996-present Prize: 30,000 pounds (about $40,000)… Continue reading Women’s Prize for Fiction – Piranesi

The Vagina Bible by Jennifer Gunter

The author, who also happens to be an OB/GYN, is a magicial knowledge giver that we have all been missing out on for a long time. Her humor and enthusiasm for educating, for medicine and for science is undeniable, and shines through her teachings. Her writing isn’t a bunch of scientific drivel that no one… Continue reading The Vagina Bible by Jennifer Gunter

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman

“Do you know the best feeling in the world? … It's reading a book, loving every second of it, then turning to the front and discovering that the writer wrote fourteen zillion others. Abbi Waxman created a knockout romance. It’s funny, adorable, and relatable. The main character Nina Hill is an introvert who can’t quite… Continue reading The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

This non-fiction book by Rebecca Skloot is one of the most fascinating books I've ever read. If science and people interest you then this is a no brainer. The story is about a black woman named Henrietta Lacks (HeLa) whose cells turned out to be exactly what science needed, a miracle. Her cells (taken from… Continue reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot