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Ashley Owens rated a book 5 of 5 stars
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
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Set against the backdrop of a small southern town, stories of prejudice, misjudgment and justice are told from children's perspectives, where their seeming ignorance renders each situation with pure clarity.

Atticus was an attentive parent in the most
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Ashley Owens rated a book 2 of 5 stars
Anxious for Nothing by John MacArthur
Anxious for Nothing
by John MacArthur
read in November, 2014
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John MacArthur shares wisdom from the Bible on anxiety, which I find to be very comforting. But be careful with MacArthur's advice, it could be dangerous for someone who struggles with debilitating anxiety. His strong anti-counseling opinions led me ...more
Ashley Owens rated a book 4 of 5 stars
This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper
This is Where I Leave You
by Jonathan Tropper
read in October, 2014
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Jonathan Tropper is very gifted at explaining things to a hilarious level of detail, even what it's like for a man to get kicked in the crotch.

Here are some of my favorite quotes:

Even under the best of circumstances, there’s just something so damn t
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Ashley Owens rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Manic by Terri Cheney
Manic: A Memoir
by Terri Cheney
read in July, 2014
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This is an incredible depiction of the roller coaster that is manic depression. It is very well written, and I learned a lot about the disease through Terri Cheney's vivid descriptions of her episodes.

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But the disease thrive
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Ashley Owens rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Hours by Michael Cunningham
The Hours
by Michael Cunningham (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2014
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A beautifully written, honest look at the way mental illness affects 3 women (including Virginia Woolf) in different time periods. Some quotes I found very real and touching:


She has learned over the years that sanity involves a certain measure of imp
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Touched with Fire by Kay Redfield Jamison
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The Good Spy by Kai Bird
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The Hours by Michael Cunningham
The Hours
by Michael Cunningham (Goodreads Author)
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In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
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I believe this was my first true crime book, and I found it creepy how "inside" a real event you feel when it reads like fiction. Capote must have done a ridiculous amount of research - every character, no matter how minor, has a backstory that furth ...more
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