Category Archives: Visual

Strong is the New Pretty, by Kate Parker

Subtitled: A Celebration of Girls Being Themselves This photo-journal is a collection of girls of all ages exhibiting all sorts of strength: confidence, kindness, independence, creativity, and more. I was drawn to the book during my mini-retreat to Minneapolis a … Continue reading

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Wine Isn’t Rocket Science, by Ophelie Neiman

Illustrated by: Yannis Varoutsikos Translated by: Nysa Kline Subtitled: A Quick and Easy Guide to Understanding, Buying, Tasting, and Pairing Every Type of Wine This book is, quite simply (and explained by the subtitle), a guide to wine. The world … Continue reading

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Wires and Nerve, by Marissa Meyer

The events of the Lunar Chronicles series are over, but the world doesn’t just go on peacefully with perfect trust afterwards. Relations are still strained between governments, and there are consequences from former royal edicts to be dealt with. Among … Continue reading

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White Sand Volume 1, by Brandon Sanderson and Rik Hoskin

From Goodreads: On the planet of Taldain, the legendary Sand Masters harness arcane powers to manipulate sand in spectacular ways. But when they are slaughtered in a sinister conspiracy, the weakest of their number, Kenton, believes himself to be the … Continue reading

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Something New, by Lucy Knisley

Subtitled: Tales From a Makeshift Bride As evidenced by the title and cover of this graphic novel, Lucy Knisley takes us through the year of her wedding planning and eventual ceremony. And just as with other Knisley books, I was … Continue reading

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Humans of New York: Stories, by Brandon Stanton

This book really needs no introduction. Stanton photographs people in NYC (and elsewhere when traveling) and asks them questions. The last Humans of New York book I read contained mostly photos, where as this one was photos paired with the … Continue reading

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Honor Girl, by Maggie Thrash

This is a graphic memoir recounting Maggie Thrash’s time at a Christian girls’ summer camp in Kentucky. She was fifteen and had never suspected she might be a lesbian. Then an encounter with a camp counselor that summer causes infatuation … Continue reading

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