Contemplating life challenges and changes as an adoptee and PhD student


You may know me as AdopteeLilly from Instagram and Youtube. I created this space to talk about more than just adoption topics. Here, I discuss anything and everything, from mental health to relationship challenges to books to daily musings.

2019 was a really hard year, but I have been focusing on my own health and healing. I am excited to continue writing and sharing my words with you. If what I say resonates with you, like it, share it, spend time reflecting on it.

Keep scrolling to see the latest books I’ve read and some featured pieces that capture LFSMusings.

Lilly’s books

A Taste of Sage
it was ok
Lumi is a proud chef who sadly had to close the doors of her restaurant when business got too slow. She ends up being hired as a sous chef for Julien Dax, owner of a renowned French restaurant. Their first encounter was a nightmare, and …
Daisy Jones & The Six
it was amazing
“I think you have to have faith in people before they earn it. Otherwise it’s not faith, right?” (pg. 76) Daisy Jones had something really special. Her natural talent and beauty solidified her fate to be a rock ‘n’ roll star. The Six, …
Such a Fun Age
it was amazing
Emira is a 25-year-old black woman who is still figuring life out. She’s currently the babysitter of a quirky toddler. The toddler’s mother, Alix Chamberlain, is a privileged, white woman who encourages being a confident, independent wom…
The Dilemma
liked it
Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review! Livia has been waiting for this day for most of her life. As a young mother, she never got to have the wedding of her dre…
The Mother-in-Law
really liked it
This was originally published in Spring 2019, but St. Martin’s Press was kind enough to send me a copy ahead of the paperback release in exchange for an honest review. Lucy always struggled for her mother-in-law’s approval. She knew Di…