Why You (Yes, You) Should Read Romance Novels

Romance novels and rom-com novels get a bum rap and are often considered as “trash,” or as “guilty pleasures”– the books one should be ashamed to read. Typically romance novels are shoved in the back of a closet or are quickly discarded after they’re read, not displayed on bookshelves for guests to see in a home library, in other words. And this, quite frankly, annoys me. Because romance novels can and do offer so much to readers and writers alike.

Just My Type

Book Review: Just My Type

I read a bit of anything and everything, so my mind stays nimble, while my thinking and writing stay grounded (at least partially) in the real world. I don’t typically read or review that many romance novels each year but might start reading and reviewing at least a few more in the future. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post to see why, and my thinking behind this; it just might encourage you to see the romance genre in a different light too.

On to today’s book review: Just My Type by Falon Ballard is a romance novel that will make you laugh as you consider your own relationship patterns and vices. It’s an endearing novel that offers a safe and non-judgmental space for introspection.

how to think like a woman

Book Review: How to Think Like a Woman

How to Think Like a Woman: Four Women Philosophers Who Taught Me How to Love the Life of the Mind by Regan Penaluna was like a balm for my soul. It’s a deeply personal and introspective work that is also universal and accessible to those of us who are constantly battling with how we are perceived and portrayed (and often ignored or discarded) in life, love, and intellectual pursuits.