Book Review: Playing with Matches by Hannah Orenstein

Sasha, a twentysomething recent college graduate in New York City, lands a job with Bliss, an elite matchmaking service, after an impassioned speech about love and love gone wrong. Her experience with relationships began as she watched her parents marriage implode at a young age, though she now realizes the chance for success is low … Continue reading Book Review: Playing with Matches by Hannah Orenstein

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Book Review: Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss and The Fight for Trans Equality by Sarah McBride

When I came out, I never anticipated just how far the LGBTQ community and movement would come in so short a time. Inheriting a legacy of advocates, activists, and everyday people who, through the flames of violence and the ashes of hatred, toiled and fought for a different world, we've grown into one of the … Continue reading Book Review: Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss and The Fight for Trans Equality by Sarah McBride

Book Review: How to Stop Time by Matt Haig

I am old. That is the first things to tell you. The thing you are least likely to believe. If you saw me you would probably think I was about forty, but you would be very wrong. I am old- old in the way that a tree, or a quahog clam, or a Renaissance painting … Continue reading Book Review: How to Stop Time by Matt Haig

Book Review: The Address by Fiona Davis

For some reason, this has me all stirred up. I guess because all this— the building, the tenants, the history inside these walls— it means something to me. I know it affects you the same way. Alternating between 1885 and 1985 in New York City and the narratives of two women, The Address tells the story … Continue reading Book Review: The Address by Fiona Davis

Book Review: The Bookshop at Water’s End by Patti Callahan Henry

With the door open, I swung my feet onto the soft grass. Dad’s back was to me as he stood in front of the wooden sign. Welcome to Watersend. He ran his hand across the top edge of it. We’d never been here; I’d never seen this sign, and my heart did a quick step, … Continue reading Book Review: The Bookshop at Water’s End by Patti Callahan Henry

Heartbreaking reads via Bustle

Books sure to give you that good cry.   Including The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo click here for that review.  Read voraciously 

Book Review: The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo

Love does that. It makes you feel infinite and invincible, like the whole world is open to you, anything is achievable, and each day will be filled with wonder. Maybe it’s the act of opening yourself up, letting someone else in— or maybe it’s the act of caring so deeply about another person that it expands your heart.