writer, youtuber, and podcaster based in new york city.
i love reading, writing, travel, blurry photos, and anything that makes me feel something.
Escape 9-5, live anywhere, and join the new rich. A fantastic book on business that introduces you to a new way of living. Truly game changing if you implement what Tim Ferriss teaches in this book.
Caitlin Moran is brilliant. I have never read a book that captures what it's like to grow up as a girl so perfectly. How to Build A Girl is set in London in the 90s and follows Johanna, who at the age of 16 lands a job as a writer at a music magazine.
There are no words to describe how much I love Iain Thomas and his poetry. i wrote this for you is a beautiful and heartbreaking collection.
i wrote this for you and only you is the sequel to i wrote this for you, and my favorite of the two. I suggest reading the poem on page 201. Just try not to cry. :)
I love Elizabeth Gilbert's view on creativity and mystery. If you're needing some inspiration, definitely check this one out!
Axel and Ash has a few great journals to document all of your adventures. I love the bucket list journal!
This book changed my life. So much so that I got a line from it tattooed. :) It's about the elements of story, and what makes a good story (for movies and books) and how those same elements apply to our lives as well. How we need to live a good story. It's brilliant.
There are few people who haven't heard of TFiOS. It's a love story of two teenagers who have cancer. It's clever and witty and yes, heartbreaking.
Chasing Francis is about a pastor who has a crisis of faith and goes to Italy to learn about the life of St. Francis of Assisi. This book changed my whole perspective on the western church and even helped me forgive it for its faults.
This book is in my top 5 fiction books. It portrays what it's like to be a twenty-something and lost. We all know what it's like to be searching for who we are, and Nick Miller captures that quest perfectly in this book.
Asher is a Hasidic Jew growing up in post-war Brooklyn. He's also an artist. This book is about Asher balancing his faith and his art and learning how to be true to his art, even when it leads to blasphemy in his faith. This one hit home for me. Determining what role art plays in faith, and vice versa, is a difficult journey and this book helped me navigate it.
The Book Thief is one of my all time favorite YA books. Set during World War ll, the book is narrated by death. Death tells the story of a young girl named Leisel, who he names the book thief. It's beautiful and original.
The Night Circus is my #1 book. It's about a circus that comes in the middle of the night, and disappears just as mysteriously as it appeared. But behind the scenes of the circus, there's a competition going on that the circus-goers know nothing about. I'm not kidding, read this one!
The Hate U Give is a YA book that addresses police brutality against unarmed Black men. It follows Starr, who witnesses her best friend be shot and killed. It's the most important book I've read this year and if you want to understand this world better, you should read it too.
Looking for Alaska is John Green's first book and it is brilliant. Miles is obsessed with famous last words, and finding "the Great Perhaps" (Francois Rabelais). He goes to boarding school and meets Alaska, who launches him into the Great Perhaps, and then nothing is ever the same.