Unf*ck Your Habitat 

Unfuck Your Habitat by Rachel Hoffman
☆☆☆☆☆/5

THE GREAT READING BINGE OF 2017

Genre: Non Fiction 

Messiness is not a moral failing.

This book is a work of nonfiction and it’s not your typical self help orginization book. Filled with alot of F bombs, telling you to get off your ass and stop making excuses, this book walks you through the JUST DO of cleaning. While knowing you have a capital M type Mess and willing to work with you. 

I really enjoyed this book and it’s tips and tricks. It also has tips for if your dealing with depression or helping someone with a disability. I highly recommend it. 

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Felix the Railway Cat 

Felix the Railway Cat by Kate Moore
☆☆☆☆☆/5

THE GREAT READING BINGE OF 2017

Genre: Non Fiction

What’s not to love about Felix? Beloved kitten turned working cat. She became viral after the picture of her wearing a high-vis vest was posted on her Facebook page. 

This book goes into the life and adventures of the queen of the rails, aka Felix. She was given to the Huddersfield station after a mutual agreement of staff decided they needed a ‘pest controller.’ And a morale boost as she weedled her way into the hearts of the staff and regular commuters. (Even the grumpier ones). Felix is a gorgeous cat whose floof knows no comparison. 

And she is quite the diva according to the staff. XD 

This book is a must read for cat lovers. Esp if you follow Felix on FB. Which if you dont, you should.

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Girl in Pieces 

Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow 
☆☆☆☆/5

THE GREAT READING BINGE OF 2017

Genre: YA Fiction

When I say sadness  what I really mean is: black hole inside of me filled with nails and rocks and broken glass and the words I don’t have anymore.'”

Trigger warning: Self Harm, Suicide, Drug usage



I picked this one off of a list. With Thirteen Reasons Why trending, I’m gonna say this was really worth the read and worth all the pain and sadness. It was tragic and sad but had a happy ending. 

Charlie starts off the book in a hospital, recovering from a recent suicide attempt. She has select mutism and is thouroughly broken apart. They release her early due to financial issues and she decides to go to Arizona with a friend who offered her a place to stay. (She was coming off homelessness). Upon arriving, she finds a job and at this job meets washed up Rockstar Riley. Then she makes some choices that go very downhill very fast. 

This book was definitely hard to read with my depression but I’m glad that I did. The author has personal experience with the issues talked about in the book and she provided a resource page for teens in need and suicide awareness. 

I highly recommend this book but I included a trigger warning for a reason.

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Holding Up the Universe

Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven 
☆☆☆☆/5

THE GREAT READING BINGE OF 2017

Genre: YA Fiction 

 ‘You think no one understands and you’re alone, and that makes you angrier, and Why don’t they see it? Why doesn’t someone say ‘Hey. You seem burdened by the world. Let me take that burden for awhile so you don’t have to carry it around all the time.’ But it’s on you to speak up.’ 

I really really liked All the Bright Places. This one won’t break your heart like that one did. 

Libby Strout was dubbed ‘America’s Fattest Teen‘ after she was cut out of her house. Jack Misslini suffers from not being able to remember anyone’s faces. On the day they meet, Libby had decided to return to school and Jack decides to take a dare and attempt fat girl rodeo. Which resulted in him getting decked in the face. They end up in after school counseling together and form an odd friendship as the world burns down around them. 

I liked this book. Libby is a strong female lead who promotes body positivity. No matter what life throws at her, she gets back up. And she’s a dancer and dances like no one is watching. Jack struggles to connect throughout the book and it was nice to see him develop as a character get help. 
This was a brilliant book on bullying and body image and characters coming together. 

I recommend this book to people who like YA novels.

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Yes, Please

​Yes, Please by Amy Poehler
☆☆☆☆/5

THE GREAT READING BINGE OF 2017

Genre: Memior/Non-fiction 

Life is crunchy and complicated and all the more delicious.

I fell in love with Amy in Parks and Rec as her portrayal as Leslie Knope. I’ve been meaning to read this for awhile and finally got around to it. 

This is a memior of sorts. Amy talks about her life, her triumphs and downfalls, how everyone wants the pudding but it’s okay not to get the pudding, her time on SNL and motherhood. She gets into her relationships with other people and gives tips on how to be the best and funniest you. 

I like her sense of humor and this would have been a quick read if it had not been for life getting in the way. Amy is a bright, wonderful woman and talks about her own personal demons, gets down to the nitty gritty on drugs and shows that even though you are tiny (she’s only 5ft 2) you can also be mighty and be a badass. 

My roomies recommended the audio book to me which I may nab from them. XD

I highly recommend this if you need a bit of a Leslie Knope pep talk.

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Someday, Someday Maybe 

Someday, Someday Maybe by Lauren Graham 
☆☆☆/5

THE GREAT READING BINGE OF 2016

Genre: Fiction 

Anyone can smile on their best day. I’d like to meet a man who can smile on his WORST.

I am a big fan of Lauren. Especially with her work in Gilmore Girls. When looking at her autobiography, I saw she wrote another book so I decided to give it a go.

Franny Banks is a young 27-something up and start actress on the rise. She moved to New York and made herself a deadline to make it big. Other than a few commercials, she has yet to hit the big screen. Running out of time, she finally scores herself an agent (and a beau) but life is filled with suprises. 

This one took longer to read than it should have. It wasn’t BAD but it was missing something. 99% of the book is Fanny flailing around like a guppy out of water than actually problem solving. She’s quite hard on herself as well. Overall it wasn’t too terrible. 

Not likely to reread.

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Slaughter-house Five 

Slaughter-house Five by Kurt Vonnegut 
☆☆☆/5

THE GREAT READING BINGE OF 2016

Genre: Scifi/Classic

This was my first Vonnegut book and I have been told to read him by my roommate for awhile now. I asked him what his favorite was and he told me it was this one. 

I like hardcore scifi to an extent. This one was about a man, trapped in an endless time loop who gets abducted by aliens at some point in his life and he is forced to relive the destruction of Dresden, Germany during his stint in WWII. 

First off, I have a hard time with books that tend to jump around. My dyslexia has a hard time comprehending things on that level of nonsense. It took about 3/4 of the way through to kinda map it out and it ended well. I did enjoy it for the most part but I’m not likely to reread it. Maybe. 

Kurt comes highly recommend so I will continue with his works. 🙂

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