‘Everything Everything’ by Nicola Yoon – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads My disease is as rare as it is famous. It’s a form of Severe Combined Immunodeficiency, but basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in fifteen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla. But then one … Continue reading ‘Everything Everything’ by Nicola Yoon – Book Review

Unwell Women: A Journey through Medicine and Myth in a Man-Made World by Elinor Cleghorn – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads ‘We are taught that medicine is the art of solving our body's mysteries. And as a science, we expect medicine to uphold the principles of evidence and impartiality. We want our doctors to listen to us and care for us as people, but we also need their assessments of our pain and … Continue reading Unwell Women: A Journey through Medicine and Myth in a Man-Made World by Elinor Cleghorn – eARC Book Review

Butterflies and Characters by Liz Hsu – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads Fifteen-year-old Rayanne Ericson has been having strange health problems: swollen hands, aching knees, and a rash across her face that looks like a butterfly. When she visits her dad in Ann Arbor at the end of summer, she’s admitted to the University of Michigan with a diagnosis of lupus, a brand-new word … Continue reading Butterflies and Characters by Liz Hsu – eARC Book Review

The Vampire Inside Me by Liz Hsu – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads At twenty-one, Lucia Farris is graduating college and looking ahead to graduate school, believing her future to be bright and secure. But life comes to a painful halt when she is admitted to the hospital and rushed to several emergency surgeries. The doctors diagnose her with two new autoimmune diseases: pulmonary arterial … Continue reading The Vampire Inside Me by Liz Hsu – eARC Book Review

Get a Life Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads Chloe Brown is a chronically ill computer geek with a goal, a plan, and a list. After almost—but not quite—dying, she’s come up with seven directives to help her “Get a Life”, and she’s already completed the first: finally moving out of her glamorous family’s mansion. The next items?• Enjoy a drunken … Continue reading Get a Life Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert – Book Review

‘Sick Kids in Love’ by Hannah Moskowitz – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads Isabel has one rule: no dating.It's easier--It's safer--It's better----for the other person. She's got issues. She's got secrets. She's got rheumatoid arthritis. But then she meets another sick kid.He's got a chronic illness Isabel's never heard of, something she can't even pronounce. He understands what it means to be sick. He understands … Continue reading ‘Sick Kids in Love’ by Hannah Moskowitz – Book Review

A Thought on Illness Representation in Books

Living my life with chronic illness As many of you all know I live with a chronic illness and have suffered daily with chronic pain for the majority of my life (since childhood). My experience with illness and pain is what inspired the name of my book blog; a little haze refers to the fog … Continue reading A Thought on Illness Representation in Books

‘Five Feet Apart’ by Rachel Lippincott – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads Can you love someone you can never touch? Stella Grant likes to be in control—even though her totally out of control lungs have sent her in and out of the hospital most of her life. At this point, what Stella needs to control most is keeping herself away from anyone or anything … Continue reading ‘Five Feet Apart’ by Rachel Lippincott – Book Review