Review: “The Outsider” by Stephen King

The post-semester reading slump is an incredibly real phenomenon. It's what happens after you've spent three months deep within the belly of a dusty library pouring over an Organic Chemistry text and sobbing over a seemingly unsolvable differential equation. You forget that words cannot be pleasant, enjoyable. You forget that words can bring joy and… Continue reading Review: “The Outsider” by Stephen King


Review: “Anything But Simple: My Life as a Mennonite.” by Lucinda J. Miller

I think it is safe to assume that many people have a fascination with "Plain People". Most people know very little about them and treat them as oddities that make good fudge. Maybe that's why shows that seek to reveal abuses or go "behind the scenes" are so popular. Go to any bookseller specializing in… Continue reading Review: “Anything But Simple: My Life as a Mennonite.” by Lucinda J. Miller

Review: “The Radium Girls” by Kate Moore

First, this review has been a long time coming. I read The Radium Girls months ago before it was published and have been meaning to write a review ever since. Between graduating, traveling, and life in general I just never got to sit down and write what this book deserves. Per usual, I'm now a… Continue reading Review: “The Radium Girls” by Kate Moore

Review: “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr

In the spirit of complete honesty, let me admit that I did not at first enjoy this book. The first one hundred pages required endurance on my part as I found it difficult to really sink myself into the story. I do not blame the novel for this in any way. I actually attribute this… Continue reading Review: “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr

Review: “Walking To Listen” by Andrew Forsthoefel

I few months ago I went through a phase of fascination with the Appalachian Trail. The idea of walking 2,181 miles with nothing but your backpack and resilience was (and still is) kind of romantic in an incredibly awful sort of way. Reading and listening to the stories of individuals who had the initiative to… Continue reading Review: “Walking To Listen” by Andrew Forsthoefel

Review: The Curious Christian by Barnabas Piper

Faith is meant to lived loudly. It is meant to ask questions, seek out knowledge, and declare truth. It is meant to stand boldly not shirk quietly. It is meant to encompass the entirety of life and redeem it. Faith should not be kept in a box taken out only on Sunday mornings and it… Continue reading Review: The Curious Christian by Barnabas Piper

Review: “When Breath Becomes Air” by Paul Kalanithi

I never cry when I'm reading. In fact, reading is not an outwardly emotional activity for me. Even when reading some of the most tragic and the most beautiful literature produced by English, I do not cry. This book changed that. This book broke that because it broke me in a multitude of ways. I was… Continue reading Review: “When Breath Becomes Air” by Paul Kalanithi

To Read Pile: April Edition

Hello y'all! It's spring and spring makes me happy! It also makes me want to read. Of course, April also means lots of exams as school cranks up as we near the end of the Academic Year. That doesn't mean I won't be reading extensively, though! Here's what's on my list for the month of… Continue reading To Read Pile: April Edition

Review: “Near Christianity: How Journeys Along Jewish-Christian Borders Saved My Faith in God” by Anthony Le Donne

C.S.Lewis's Mere Christianity is considered a classic of Christian apologetics. Any young Christian seeking to understand the difficult, and often frightening, world of apologetics is almost guaranteed to have Lewis's work thrust upon them. In fact, very few Christians can honestly say that Mere Christianity has not been recommended to them at point. This is because Mere Christianity, like most of… Continue reading Review: “Near Christianity: How Journeys Along Jewish-Christian Borders Saved My Faith in God” by Anthony Le Donne