The Write Teacher(s) Bookshelf: September Picks

Hello Beautiful People, September is here. And just like every year this day comes, I cannot help but think of Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan and bouquets of sharpened pencils. (Here’s to you, my You’ve Got Mail fans!) Here are our picks for this bookshelf: Counting Descent, by Clint Smith Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline And We’re Off, by Dana Schwartz Into the Water, by Paula Hawkins Happy Reading! And be… Read More

A Write Teacher(s) Review: Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance

I recently read Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance. The older I’m getting, the more I want to learn about others. Other communities, other places, other races, other folks who have a different narrative than I do. For how boring would life be if we were all the same? J.D. Vance is a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, and this is his story. A story about growing up in the Rust Belt…. Read More

A Write Teacher(s) Review: “Someone Else’s Skin” by Sarah Hilary

I’ve recently fell in love with the author Sarah Hilary, her novel Someone Else’s Skin, and her character Marnie Rome, a Detective Inspector from London, England. It’s a story that spans over four books, and we recently found out that a fifth one is on the way! I absolutely had to share this story with! Sarah Hilary is such a brilliant writer, her stories are fast paced and compelling – I think she… Read More

A Write Teacher(s) Review: It’s Not Dark Yet

“I have ALS. It is a part of who I am, evolving, influencing and living with all the other parts of me. The greatest achievement of my life is that somehow I managed to be the person that Ruth fell in love with. That’s it. And our boys save our lives every day.” I found it hard to begin this review. I always struggle when I feel encompassed by the book, as… Read More

Author Q&A Series: Jonny Sun

There are people, who come in and out of your Twitter feed for a reason, and change your life for good. And one of those people, for me, is Jonny Sun. I don’t know how I first stumbled upon his words – it was probably because Lin-Manuel Miranda had retweeted a brilliant string of syllables that Jonny came up with. He’s a voice of reason, light, hope, and creativity on the internet. … Read More

The Write Teacher(s) Playlist: July Picks

Happy July! Goodness – where does the time go? Here are our bookshelf picks for July: The One & Only, by Emily Giffin First Comes Love, by Emily Giffin Nevertheless, by Alec Baldwin (and, just in case you missed it – Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too: A Book by Jonny Sun) Happy Reading! Live, Love, Learn, Megan & The Write Teacher(s) 

A Write Teacher(s) Review – Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too: A Book

Picture it. You’ve had the worst day. You’re been pushed down by people. You’ve put your heart out there and gotten it broken. You’re craving connection. You’re craving love. You’re craving friendship. Because, let’s be real – life is so much sweeter and easier when you have someone there, in your corner. The world feels less massive and the pain feels more bearable, and suddenly tomorrow doesn’t seem so daunting.  Been there?… Read More

Bookstore Pledge: Powells

I love bookstores in all their forms. Yes, even the corporate chains. But there’s something special about independent bookstores. The people, the lighting, the smells – it just makes my little literary heart super happy. So I’m restarting Bookstore Pledge Series, highlighting independent bookstores all over the country!  First up: Powell’s Bookstore! THE STORE: Powell’s Books is an independent bookseller serving Portland, Oregon, since 1971. We’ve grown to employ over 530 people across… Read More

A Write Teacher(s) Review: Born a Crime, by Trevor Noah

Imagine your mother throws you out of a moving car to save you from, well, the cab that you’re riding in, because the cab driver wants to hurt you both. Imagine not having indoor plumbing. Imagine having a white father and a black mother, and that the simple act of love that brought you into this world, is also a crime. Imagine all of that – and then read Born a Crime… Read More

The Write Teacher(s) Bookshelf: June Picks

Hello Bookworms! Happy June, Happy Pride Month, Happy Summer! Here are our bookshelf picks for June: Everyone’s a Alien When Ur a Alibn Too: A Book ::: by Jomny Sun Woman No. 17: A Novel ::: by Edan Lepucki  Walking to Listen: 4,000 Miles Across America, One Story at a Time ::: by Andrew Forsthoefel Happy Reading, Friends! Live, Love, Learn, Megan & The Write Teacher(s) p.s. – if you’re reading along, don’t forget to… Read More