Five-Star Predictions for Books Released in 2021

I’ve made two other five-star prediction posts that I’m aware of, and out of all of the books on those lists, I’ve only read one. Can you guess the rating?……..FIVE STARS! It was He Started It by Samantha Downing. She really came through for me with that one. Should I read what’s on those lists before I make ANOTHER list? Probably. Am I going to? Ha ha, no. I think I might focus this on upcoming releases in 2021. I’m sure you’ll know from the title what I end up doing. Anyway, let’s get into it.

The Music of Bees by Eileen Garvin

Publication: 4/27/21

“A heartwarming debut novel for readers of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, following three lonely strangers in a rural Oregon town, each working through grief and life’s curveballs, who are brought together by happenstance on a local honeybee farm where they find surprising friendship, healing–and maybe even a second chance–just when they least expect it.”

This one sounds right up my alley. I’m hoping I’ll find another favorite group of friends, and maybe learn about a honeybee farm and how it’s run. Who knows? The world is Eileen Garvin’s, and we’re just living in it. Also, that cover is just cute as a button.

I have this one on NetGalley, so thank you to Dutton Books and NetGalley for the early digital copy.

What Could Be Saved by Liese O’Halloran Schwarz

Publication: 1/12/21

“An enthralling, redemptive novel set in Bangkok in 1972 and Washington, DC, in 2019 about an expatriate child who goes missing, whose family is contacted decades later by a man claiming to be the vanished boy.”

I’ve never read a story like this, especially one set in Bangkok! Again, sounds right up my alley. I love a good hard-hitting adult fiction novel. They’re always bound to be AT LEAST four stars. I have high hopes for this one!

I won this in a Goodreads giveaway, so thank you to them and Atria books for the early physical copy!

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Publication: 6/1/21

“Malibu Rising is a story about one unforgettable night in the life of a family: the night they each have to choose what they will keep from the people who made them . . . and what they will leave behind.”

I’m a little nervous to include this one. I loved The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, but I truly didn’t care about Daisy Jones & The Six. I think she’s going to be a hit or miss author for me, but I’m really hoping this one will be a hit. It sounds like something I’d pick up regardless of who the author was. Fingers crossed!

I was able to receive an early digital copy from NetGalley and , but I also pre-ordered it on Amazon.

When the Stars Go Dark by Paula McLain

Publication: 4/13/21

“A detective hiding away from the world. A series of disappearances that reach into her past. Can solving them help her heal?”

I loved Love and Ruin by this author, and I believe I own two other books by her that I want to read. This one isn’t historical fiction, so I’m hesitant, but I have high hopes. I’ve read some reviews that said it wasn’t like her other novels.

I have an early digital copy from NetGalley.

The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah

Publication: 2/2/21

“From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Great Alone comes an epic novel of love and heroism and hope, set against the backdrop of one of America’s most defining eras—the Great Depression.”

I’ve never read anything by Hannah, but this one really called out to me—even more than The Nightingale. It’s almost 500 pages so that makes me weary, but I’m excited to get to it, regardless.

I have an early digital copy from NetGalley!

I’m excited to get to all of these even if they don’t end up being five stars. There are so many good books coming out in 2021 that I couldn’t figure out which ones I wanted to focus on. Are any of these on your five-star predictions list?

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Avatar: The Last Airbender Book Tag

I love Avatar: The Last Airbender so much that this tag really spoke to me. It was created by Hannah @ A Clockwork Reader

This was a tough one to complete, but I was able to finish it many hours later. I hope you enjoy!


Katara and Sokka—The best sibling relationship

The first book that comes to mind is The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo. I highly recommend that book. It was one of my top favorite books of 2019!

Yue—Favorite star-crossed lovers

The only star-crossed lovers I can think of, that I actually enjoyed reading about, are Evelyn Hugo and Celia in The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. It’s heartbreaking to think that in the 50s someone had to hide their sexuality. It makes me horribly sad that judgement of sexuality is still a thing in 2021. I think this is a good book to read if you’re wanting to read about that topic. I’m not sure how accurate the representation is, but I’ve never heard anything negative about it. Regardless, I’d give this a read if I were you.

Blood bending—A book with a disturbing concept

Bunny by Mona Awad. I’m still not sure what I read, but I know it was disturbing and weird as shit. I don’t even know if I recommend it.


Toph—A character whose strength surprised you / or surprised the other characters in the book

Tante Truus in The Last Train to London by Meg Waite Clayton. She’s an incredible character with an incredible strength to withstand the struggles she faces in the book. She rescues Jewish children from Nazi Germany by train. One of the best characters I’ve read in a book.

The Tales of Ba Sing Se—The best short story / poetry collection

I don’t have a favorite poetry or short story collection, unfortunately. I don’t think I’ve ever read a short story collection now that I think about it. If you just want a short story/novella, I would recommend checking out, And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer by Fredrik Backman.

Kioshi Warriors—Best warrior character

Would you consider Spensa from Skyward a warrior? I will for this prompt. I love Spensa and you cannot/will not change my mind.


Zuko—The best redemption arc / a redemption arc that should have happened

I think that if Murderbot was a villain in the beginning of the Murderbot Diaries series, then it would have made for a great redemption arc. We met it when it already went rogue and started helping people. I still love Murderbot, though.

Iroh—The wisest character

Is Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings too cheesy of an answer?

Azula—The best downfall

Elena Richardson from Little Fires Everywhere.


Appa—Favorite fictional animal

I’m not making this up, but it’s either Appa or Momo from Avatar: The Last Airbender. I did read the first two graphic novels, so I’d say that counts for a book tag. I definitely love the tv series more, though. Can we all agree?

Aang—Purest cinnamon roll

Daisy from Giant Days was a pretty pure cinnamon roll working on breaking out of her shell.

Avatar state—A stubborn character / a character that struggles with letting go

Olive Kitteridge is one of the most stubborn characters I’ve ever read about. I just really didn’t like her.

Have you watched Avatar: The Last Airbender? If you have, what did you think?

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4 Reasons I Personally Love Audiobooks

Hello, friends! I’m enjoying writing blog posts, and I’m trying to think of different things I can discuss. I don’t want this to just be a review blog, as much as I love writing and reading reviews. Today, this post is dedicated to audiobooks and just how much I love them.

They help me focus and understand more.

I know this sounds crazy since I’m 24-years old, but I have always flopped with reading comprehension. I take notes while reading because I fear I won’t remember or understand what’s happening. I’ve always been into creating art (thanks mom). Audiobooks have changed my reading game! It helps me block out sounds around me and focus on the words on the page. If you struggle with something similar, try audiobooks.

I read more.

I’m the slowest reader I know. That’s not a negative problem to have, but it would take me weeks to read one book, and I struggle to stay interested after reading something for so long. I think that audiobooks have helped me speed up my reading, but I just love having someone read to me, regardless. It also occupies the time you can’t use to sit and read a book.

I can imagine more.

When I hear (most) narrators use different voices for different characters, I feel like I can imagine them better. It helps me make a connection with the characters that I may not form when I only physically read the book. I can picture the scenery and experience the type of atmosphere the story creates. Is that just me? I hope not.

Helps me get through my dreaded commute.

No, I don’t have a super long commute to work, but I also don’t live five minutes away. I’m in the vehicle for about an hour a day, give or take. That’s a whole hour I can listen to something other than my own thoughts. I’m not huge into music, so audiobooks and podcasts will typically trump a jam session.

Don’t let anyone tell you that listening to an audiobook is not considered reading. It 100% counts toward your reading goals. They just make reading fun, and may help if you’re struggling with assigned reading. Give it a shot!

Let me know what you think of audiobooks in the comments!

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New Library Book Additions

The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins

“A delicious twist on a Gothic classic, Rachel Hawkins’s The Wife Upstairs pairs Southern charm with atmospheric domestic suspense, perfect for fans of B.A. Paris and Megan Miranda.”

The Office of Historical Corrections by Danielle Evans

“The award-winning author of Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self brings her signature voice and insight to the subjects of race, grief, apology, and American history.”

I’ve heard a lot of buzz about these two books around Instagram and YouTube. They’re relatively short books, which I’m on the lookout for after I finish reading The Poppy War trilogy. They both sound interesting, and I want to know your thoughts about these if you’ve read them. If you haven’t, are they even on your radar?

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Book Review of The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang (Reread)

The Poppy War (The Poppy War #1) by R.F. Kuang

530 pages

Published 5/1/18 by Harper Voyager

ISBN: 9780062662569

Genre: Adult Fantasy

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When Rin aced the Keju — the Empire-wide test to find the most talented youth to learn at the Academies — it was a shock to everyone: to the test officials, who couldn’t believe a war orphan from Rooster Province could pass without cheating; to Rin’s guardians, who believed they’d finally be able to marry her off and further their criminal enterprise; and to Rin herself, who realized she was finally free of the servitude and despair that had made up her daily existence. That she got into Sinegard — the most elite military school in Nikan — was even more surprising.

But surprises aren’t always good.

Because being a dark-skinned peasant girl from the south is not an easy thing at Sinegard. Targeted from the outset by rival classmates for her color, poverty, and gender, Rin discovers she possesses a lethal, unearthly power — an aptitude for the nearly-mythical art of shamanism. Exploring the depths of her gift with the help of a seemingly insane teacher and psychoactive substances, Rin learns that gods long thought dead are very much alive — and that mastering control over those powers could mean more than just surviving school.

For while the Nikara Empire is at peace, the Federation of Mugen still lurks across a narrow sea. The militarily advanced Federation occupied Nikan for decades after the First Poppy War, and only barely lost the continent in the Second. And while most of the people are complacent to go about their lives, a few are aware that a Third Poppy War is just a spark away.

Rin’s shamanic powers may be the only way to save her people. But as she finds out more about the god that has chosen her, the vengeful Phoenix, she fears that winning the war may cost her humanity … and that it may already be too late.

Trigger warnings: War scenes, vivid descriptions of murder (both adult and child), rape, drug use, self harm, genocide, bullying. Proceed with caution when picking this book up!

I’m so happy I decided to read this one because I missed out on so much information. When I read this back in 2018, I think I was dipping my toes in the fantasy pool. I don’t think I was as interested in fantasy as much as I am now. With that being said, this wasn’t a perfect read for me, but I’ll get to the flaws later.

I’ll start with all of the positives. The writing is well done and easy to understand. I thought it was going to read like a young adult novel, but that’s not really the case. It doesn’t info dump on you like a lot of fantasies will do. Kuang takes it steady with world and character building. There was a great balance of being at the academy and fighting the war. It’s so brutal, and I don’t think you find that kind of brutality in war novels. I’m not saying that it’s fun to read, but it makes me want to flip the pages faster. It’s not all sad, though. There is a lot of bonding between characters, and there’s a lot of humor and wit. It just flowed so well.

Typically, a fantasy will bore me with the history of the world. Authors tend to make it one note, and it makes me want to skim it and move on. I think this accomplishes world building in a fun way. The characters explain what’s happening through the history of their people / city / empire. You learn about Shamans, Gods, Cike, etc. I thought it was interesting, but a lot to learn about. Thank goodness all three books in the trilogy are 500-600+ pages. It allows it to have that much information.

Amateurs obsess over strategy, Irjah had once told their class. Professionals obsess over logistics

Moving on to what didn’t work for me. I’m sure a lot of readers see Rin as a strong main character, but I just couldn’t get on board with her. I know that her journey up to this point has only been full of hard work and determination, but her demeanor hit every nerve.

Continuing on with Rin, the scene where she gets her period was just so unrealistic. I thought that was a poor way of handling it, even though I’m sure that’s how someone would want to handle it in that situation. I won’t spoil anything for you, though.

Overall, this book was much better than I expected. I don’t know why I didn’t focus on it the first time around, but that’s beside the point. I highly recommend this if you love fantasy and can handle all of the triggers that tag along. I’m hoping it only gets better from here.

Rebecca F. Kuang is a Marshall Scholar, translator, and the Nebula, Locus, and World Fantasy Award nominated author of the Poppy War trilogy. She has an MPhil in Chinese Studies from Cambridge and an MSc in Contemporary Chinese Studies from Oxford; she is now pursuing a PhD in East Asian Languages and Literatures at Yale. Website:

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2021 (Low Pressure) Reading / Blogging Goals

After experiencing 2020, the bar is set so low as far as reading and blogging goes.

I had my reading goal set to 90 on Goodreads last year, and you can bet that my goals dropped down to 60 this year. It seems like a manageable number, and I’m not too worried about surpassing it or not hitting it. I’m pivoting my view of reading this year, and I’m excited to enjoy reading again. I think we can all agree that I need to diversify my reading, so that’s also on my list. Other than chipping away at the POPSUGAR Reading Challenge, that’s all for my reading goals.

Alright, blogging goals. Do I have any? No, not really. This is obviously a hobby for me, an escape. This doesn’t need to be a chore. I think my biggest goal is to work on the quality of my work rather than the quantity of blog posts. I also want to review every book I read this year, but I’m not going to beat myself up if I don’t accomplish that.

That’s it. I just want to work on being a quality reader and blogger. I want to focus on really thinking about what I read, so my reviews can be better. I know this wasn’t a very long post, but I just wanted to update you all.

P.S. This isn’t a reading/blogging goal, but I want to do more puzzles this year. I completed one I had for four years, and I had so much fun.

What are some of your 2021 goals?

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POPSUGAR Reading Challenge 2021


Another year, another POPSUGAR Reading Challenge to start and not finish. Just kidding. My biggest goal this year is to complete all the prompts. That’s it. The worst that can happen is that I don’t complete it. I’m trying to keep it easy and breezy this year. Not too much pressure. Remember to read what you enjoy! Don’t be afraid to DNF.

Anyway, I have multiple options for a lot of prompts just so I’m not limiting myself. I don’t need to read all of them. This list could also help you with yours, if you decide to participate. Enjoy!

A Book That is Published in 2021

An Afrofuturist Book

A Book With a Diamond, Spade, Club or Heart on the Cover

A Book by an Author Who Shares Your Zodiac Sign

A Dark Academia Book

A Book With a Gem, Mineral, or Rock in the Title

A Book Where the Main Character Works at Your Current or Dream Job

Dream jobs: Author / Therapist

A Book That Has Won the Women’s Prize for Fiction

A Book With a Family Tree

A Bestseller From the 1990s.

A Book About Forgetting

A Book You’ve Seen on Someone’s Bookshelf (in Real Life, on a Zoom Call, in a TV Show, etc.)

A Locked-Room Mystery

A Genre Hybrid

A Book Set Mostly or Entirely Outdoors

A Book With Something Broken on the Cover

A Book by a Muslim Author

A Book That Was Published Anonymously

A Book With an Oxymoron in the Title

A Book About Do-Overs or Fresh Starts

A Magical Realism Book

A Book Set in Multiple Countries

A Book Set Somewhere You’d Like to Visit in 2021

Paris / Australia / France

A Book by a Blogger, Vlogger, YouTube Creator, or Other Online Personality

Scalzi has a blog called, Whatever.

A Books Whose Title Starts With Q, X, or Z

A Book Featuring Three Generations (Grandparent, Parent, Child)

A Book About a Social Justice Issue

A Book Set in a Restaurant

A Book With a Black-and-White Cover

A Book by an Indigenous Author

A Book That Has the Same Title as a Song

A Book About a Subject You’re Passionate About

Reading / Books

A Book That Discusses Body Positivity

A Book Found on a Black Lives Matter Reading List

A Book in a Different Format Than What You Normally Read (Audiobooks, eBooks, Graphic Novels)


A Book That Has Fewer Than 1,000 Reviews on Amazon or Goodreads

A Book You Think Your Best Friend Would Like

A Book About Art or an Artist

A Book Everyone Seems to Have Read But You

Your Favorite Prompt From a Past POPSUGAR Reading Challenge

A Book by a WOC

The Longest Book (by Pages) on Your TBR List

War and Peace was obviously first, but I’m not smart enough for that.

The Shortest Book (by Pages) on Your TBR List

The Book on Your TBR List With the Prettiest Cover

The Book on Your TBR List With the Ugliest Cover

It’s not even that it’s super ugly, I just don’t have ugly books.

The Book That’s Been on Your TBR List for the Longest Amount of Time

A Book From You TBR List You Meant to Read Last Year but Didn’t

A Book From Your TBR List You Associate With a Favorite Person, Place, or Thing

My favorite season is Autumn, and I definitely associate this book cover with that.

A Book From Your TBR List Chosen at Random

A DNF Book From Your TBR List

A Free Book From Your TBR List (Gifted, Borrowed, Library)


If you made it to this point, then you deserve an award. I hope you added some new books to your TBR. If you’re participating in this challenge, then let me know down in the comments! Have a good day / new year.

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End of the Year Reading Wrap Up – 2020

My stats were easier to find this year because I used the Book Blogger / Reader Spreadsheet that Kal @ Reader Voracious creates every year. It’s amazing, and filling it out is like therapy. I didn’t start it until September, so I didn’t have a lot of blog stats, but I did get in all of my reading stats that I wanted to. I’m not sure when she comes out with the new ones every year, but I’m definitely looking forward to it!

With that being said, I’m not trying to focus too much on stats—reading or blog wise. Reading started to feel like a chore this year, and I felt so hyper-focused on the stats on EVERY social media platform and how many books I was reading. I was trying to fly through books when I didn’t need to. I don’t retain as much information when I do that. It just became a daunting task. SO, I’m trying to end this year on a positive note. Yes, I have stats, but they’re not as detailed as I would have wanted at the beginning of year. I hope you all understand and enjoy this post anyway!

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58/55 books read

3.5 avg rating

302 avg page count per book

17, 513 total page count

Top 10 Favorites

Historical Fiction

Published: 1/14/20 by St. Martin’s Press

391 pages

Rating: 5 out of 5.


Published: 3/17/20 by Tor Books

398 pages

Rating: 5 out of 5.


Published: 10/20/20 by Crown Publishing

308 pages

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Science Fiction

Published: 9/3/19 by Harper Voyager

153 pages

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Historical Fiction

Published: 9/10/19 by Harper

450 pages

Rating: 5 out of 5.


Published: 7/21/20 by Berkley

384 pages

Rating: 5 out of 5.


Published: 1/24/2012 by Crown Publishing

333 pages

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Historical Fiction

Published: 9/26/95 by Vintage

460 pages

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Historical Fiction

Originally published in 1928

240 pages

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Young Adult Science Fiction / Fantasy

Published: 11/26/19 by Delacorte Press

457 pages

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Most Disappointing

That’s a wrap, folks! It hasn’t been the best reading year, or year in general, but I found some gems. I got to read a book by Matthew McConaughey, so technically, my work here is done. *mic drop*

I hope you’re all having a great holiday. If you don’t celebrate anything, then just have a great end of the year / new year. All I ask of anyone is to be safe!

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Most Anticipated Releases of 2021

I hope everyone had a good holiday, if you celebrate anything. If not, I hope you had a good Friday. I’m here with the books I’m most excited to read next year. I have some of them on NetGalley, so I’d actually like to get to them early. I’m just trying to take it easy so I don’t get into a slump. Anyway, I hope you enjoy this! Feel free to tell me your anticipated reads, or drop a link to your blog post if you’ve already made one!

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The Intimacy Experiment by Rosie Danan

Publication: 4/6/21 by Berkley

336 pages

Naomi and Ethan join forces to host a buzzy seminar series on Modern Intimacy, the perfect solution to their problems–until they discover a new one–their growing attraction to each other. They’ve built the syllabus for love’s latest experiment, but neither of them expected they’d be the ones putting it to the test.

What Could Be Saved by Liese O’Halloran Schwarz

Publication: 1/12/21 by Atria Books

464 pages

“An enthralling, redemptive novel set in Bangkok in 1972 and Washington, DC, in 2019 about an expatriate child who goes missing, whose family is contacted decades later by a man claiming to be the vanished boy.”

The Bride Bet (Girl Meets Duke #4) by Tessa Dare

Publication: 2/9/21 by Avon

384 pages

“Once upon a time, two sworn enemies – the bookish daughter of a scholar and the devilish heir to a duke – made a pact: If they were both still single in ten years, they would marry each other.”

*I still need to read #3, and I’m planning to do so before this releases.*

Under the Whispering Door by T.J. Klune

Publication: 9/21/21 by Tor Books

400 pages

“Under the Whispering Door is a contemporary fantasy with TJ Klune’s signature “quirk and charm” (PW) about a ghost who refuses to cross over and the ferryman he falls in love with.”

For Your Own Good by Samantha Downing

Publication: 7/27/21 by Berkley

320 pages

“USA Today bestselling author Samantha Downing is back with her latest sneaky thriller set at a prestigious private school—complete with interfering parents, overeager students, and one teacher who just wants to teach them all a lesson…”

Isn’t It Bromantic? by Lyssa Kay Adams

Publication: 7/20/21 by Berkley

336 pages

“With his passion for romance novels, it was only a matter of time before Vlad took up the pen to write a novel the Bromance Book Club would swoon over.”

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Publication: 5/25/21 by Ballantine Books

384 pages

“Malibu Rising is a story about one unforgettable night in the life of a family: the night they each have to choose what they will keep from the people who made them . . . and what they will leave behind.”

Game Changer by Neal Shusterman

Publication: 2/9/21 by Quill Tree Books

400 pages

“All it takes is one hit on the football field, and suddenly Ash’s life doesn’t look quite the way he remembers it.”

Skyward #3 by Brandon Sanderson

Publication: 2021 (hopefully)

No synopsis, yet.

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Book Review of Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey

Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey

308 pages

ISBN: 9780593139134

Publication: 10/20/20 by Crown Publishing Group

Genre: Autobiography (aka “a playbook“)

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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From the Academy Award®–winning actor, an unconventional memoir filled with raucous stories, outlaw wisdom, and lessons learned the hard way about living with greater satisfaction.

We all step in shit from time to time. We hit roadblocks, we fuck up, we get fucked, we get sick, we don’t get what we want, we cross thousands of “could have done better”s and “wish that wouldn’t have happened”s in life. Stepping in shit is inevitable, so let’s either see it as good luck, or figure out how to do it less often.

DISCLAIMER: If you’re going to read the book, maybe hold off on reading this review.

This is no doubt one of my favorite books this year. I don’t typically talk about my ongoing infatuation…*ahem*… admiration for Matthew McConaughey, but I think I finally have an opportunity to rave. He’s one of my favorite actors, and now one of my favorite people. Not only is his voice just *chef’s kiss* but he’s such an interesting man. He’s open to all the world has to offer him, and I can 100% respect that. We need more people like him in this world, and I’m sure they exist, but they aren’t out here being movie stars.

I understand he’s just a human being so don’t come for me. I’m not putting him on any kind of pedestal. Relax.

ANYWAY. Let’s move on to the thing I came here to do—write a book review.

First of all, Alright. Alright. Alright. is mentioned in the book a couple of times so don’t you fret.

The book is sectioned into eight different parts: Outlaw Logic, Find Your Frequency, Dirt Roads and Autobahns, The Art of Running Downhill, Turn the Page, The Arrow Doesn’t Seek the Target, The Target Draws the Arrow, Be Brave, Take the Hill, and Live Your Legacy Now.

Each section takes place at a significant time in his life—using Oil of Mink and having to go on acutane, being a foreign exchange student, his first line in a movie, finding his true love, having children, traveling the world, getting married, etc.

I loved learning about his family. I had no idea he had brothers, and one of them is actually adopted. His brothers always seemed supportive of Matthew and vice versa. His parents were divorced and remarried, twice…to each other. His dad was a “rite of passage” type of man. His mom is a “no regrets” type of women. It’s crazy to think about the type of men they all grew up to be—very different from each other.

My favorite parts in the book are when he went to be a foreign exchange student in Australia for a year, learning about what it took to make Dallas Buyers Club, and his brief thoughts on marriage. They felt like the most vulnerable parts of his life, and I think it’s awesome that he shared it. I don’t know what I would have done being stuck with a crazy family in the exchange program. You’ll have to go read it to find out exactly what happened. It’ll definitely make you think.

Aside from the crazy stories, McConaughey is also a good writer. I didn’t really expect that, but I shouldn’t be assuming someone is good or bad at something. I didn’t know he had so much to say. There’s a lot that surprised me with this one.

Me? I haven’t made all A’s in the art of livin, but I give a damn, and I’ll take an experienced C over an ignorant A any day.

The book is designed in a way that screams Matthew McConaughey. You can tell he put a lot of time and effort into it. There are bumper sticker quotes and “notes to self” all throughout. I’m happy that he was able to add in those little touches. I’m excited to see if he writes another book. If you like Matthew McConaughey, then I’d recommend this book to you. It’s so much fun to experience.

Reach beyond your grasp, have immortal finish lines, and turn your red light green, because a roof a man-made thing.

Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey is a married man, a father of three children, and a loyal son and brother. He considers himself a storyteller by occupation, believes it’s okay to have a beer on the way to the temple, feels better with a day’s sweat on him, and is an aspiring orchestral conductor. In 2009, Matthew and his wife, Camila, founded the just keep livin Foundation, which helps at-risk high school students make healthier mind, body, and spirit choices. In 2019, McConaughey became a professor of practice at the University of Texas at Austin, as well as Minister of Culture/M.O.C. for the University of Texas and the City of Austin. McConaughey is also brand ambassador for Lincoln Motor Company, an owner of the Major League Soccer club Austin FC, and co-creator of his favorite bourbon on the planet, Wild Turkey Longbranch.

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