Piper Huxley’s Top 5 Book Recommendations

Image is a green and brown collage theme. Text reads ‘5 book recommendations’ in bottom right. Above it is a photo of Piper, a white trans woman with curly hair, pink lipstick and black liquid eyeliner. To the left are three book covers, tell me I’m worthless, girl woman other, and detransition baby.

Long time no speak, I've decided I want to start a little series on my blog where my friends with very different reading tastes recommend 5 books they love (but this may also branch out to other things like films, TV shows, plays, who knows! but for now it's books!) and introduce you all to other online creatives, their style, and their work! First off we have Piper, who is not new to the blog, I've interviewed here for both the Elliot Page post as well as the White Privilege post. So, I'm excited for you to check out her top reads.

10 Poetry Book Recommendations

is my short 10 book list of poetry recommendations for you all. Quite a few of these are from Button Poetry, but I've always enjoyed watching their mic nights on YouTube, it's cool I have been able to read some of the books that come from these poets. They may not all be available to buy right now and may be on pre-sale as I did a lot of my reading on NetGalley, but consider putting in a pre-order for any that sound interesting to you. I have read more poetry books than just these, but I either didn't like them or thought the execution was too flawed to want to recommend them here. Three are book on my TBR and have not been read by me yet. Enjoy this post!

Did I Start A Diet In January?

I wanted to talk through some of the gross diet culture of January, how I avoid it, and what I spend January doing instead! Content Warning, this will talk about things like calorie counting, dieting, EDs, and more along those lines.

I spend a lot of my year using a food tracking app and sticking to a rough calorie goal. I've found now that I'm 10 years (ish) into my eating disorder recovery, I don't find calories triggering anymore, and I have a healthier relationship to food and my relationship with it. I've had a lot go on in my life around food that I didn't understand, I talk through that in more detail in my video on my channel The ED Diaries, and a little in my ADHD Journey blog post if you want to know more about that so I don't repeat myself too much. I've had to deal with a lot of triggers like weight gain from life saving medication and restricting certain ingredients/foods for my Crohn's disease as well as re-introducing seafood back into my diet after 10 years vegetarian.