Review: Thirty-Life Crisis

Thirty-Life-Crisis by Lisa Schwartz

Publication: Grand Central Publishing

Publication Date: 8/27/19

Disclaimer: I received a free advanced copy of this book from Grand Central Publishing in exchange for my honest opinion. This has no effect on my opinion, review, or rating.

GoodReads Synopsis: THIRTYLIFE CRISIS Lisa Schwartz’s stories and musings are all about watching her friends adult like pros, while she tries to understand why she doesn’t want or can’t seem to find all the things they have for herself. Like a big sister who’s already seen it all, Lisa will take readers through her own life experiences to say that one thing we all need to hear: you are so not alone. Unabashed and unfiltered, Schwartz’s voice and candor will appeal to anyone in their thirties who just can’t deal with the never-ending Facebook feed of friends’ engagement photos and baby pictures, the trials of figuring out where their passion meets their career, and everything in between.

Review: Thirty-Life-Crisis is Lisa Schwartz’s debut book. Overall, I realized that this book wasn’t my cup of tea. I couldn’t get into the writing style. Some of the tid bits she writes at the end of her chapters are relatable and sound advice. However, I found most of the chapters to be a bit all over the place and a little bit repetitive. I found myself skimming most the book trying to get a gist of what points she was making. Personally, I’d recommend skipping this nonfiction book unless you’re a fan of her YouTube channel.

Rating: 1/5

3 Poetry Books To Help Mend A Broken Heart


Down below are three poetry books that can help you when you are mending a broken heart and trying to find the will to move forward.

The Princess Saves Herself In This One by Amanda Lovelace

Clues to describe this book: Love, Grief, Healing, Female Empowerment

Review: The Princess Saves Herself In This One explores various aspects of life: love, loss, grief, healing, empowerment, and inspirations. The poems are extremely personal and moving. I immediately fell in love with Amanda’s emotional and powerful writing style. She has such a way of stringing words together that it hits home for you. This is a must read if you would like to read poems to empower and inspire you.

This Is How It Starts by Dawn Lanuza

Clues to describe this book: Heartache, Letting Go, New Love, Self-Love

Review: This is How It Starts by Dawn Lanuza kind of reminds of a less intense version Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur. This poetry collection dives into mending a broken heart, letting go of a future that was once planned, finding new love, and learning to love oneself. Dawn’s words are not only comforting to someone who is experiencing heartbreak, but also gives you this positive hope that everything will eventually be okay through TLC. Her way with words are impactful and leave you wanting more. I would recommend this book to anyone whose heart is hurting and needs kind positive words to help move forward.

Letting Go Is An Acquired Taste by Christina Hart

Clues to describe this book: Past Love, Moving On, Bitter Sweet, Realizations

Review: Letting Go Is An Acquired Taste is a must read when you are going through a breakup. This poetry collection reminds you to let go of past lovers or of lovers who are not right for you and to move forward. Christina’s writing style is refreshing and is painfully relatable. Her words comfort you and remind you that you are not alone in suffering the aftermath of ending a relationship. Her positive uplifting words are reassuring and make you think about your own life. Though this is a short read, it’s worth it and you’ll be glad you picked it up.

Best 9 Books I Read In 2017

This year I decided to pick up my old hobby of reading. I couldn’t remember the last time I read a novel for leisure. I used to read a lot back in middle school and high school and dropped it off after I went to college. After that, I made up excuses of work, lack of time or that I didn’t have the attention span for it anymore. But then something in me changed for the better this year. Getting back into the habit of reading was difficult at first, but I slowly gained momentum and finally realized what I’ve been missing out on these past few years.

When I started to read again this year, I didn’t set up any goals on how many books I would read in a month or how many I wanted to read by the end of this year. I didn’t want to set too high expectations so then I could easily get discouraged.

I don’t think I’ll do a reading goal for next year either. For me, it’s not about the quantity of books. It’s about the quality that I read and finding ones that resonate with me.

Without further ado, here are the best 9 books I read in 2017 in no particular order: Continue reading