Autumn 2017 TBR

Moving forward with a little bit of momentum from my summer reading success, I am making myself a reading list for this autumn as well (September-November). The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien Great Expectations by Charles Dickens The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by … Continue reading Autumn 2017 TBR

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The Buried Giant, Kazuo Ishiguro

To be honest, I wasn't planning to post anything on my blog about this book. But for the sake of keeping a record of everything I've been reading, I decided to write up a little something. I bought it because it is absolutely gorgeous and I am a sucker for beautiful books. I also loved … Continue reading The Buried Giant, Kazuo Ishiguro

Gone With the Wind – A Reading Journal, Part V

**Spoilers, obviously. This is the last part in Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell** It has been really hard for me to sit down and finally write something about this book since I finished it. I liked it very much, you can tell that from my updates as I read it, but man, I … Continue reading Gone With the Wind – A Reading Journal, Part V

The Fellowship of the Ring, JRR Tolkien

The Lord of the Rings is one of the biggest epic stories that exists in the fantasy genre. Unfortunately, I watched the Peter Jackson film trilogy before reading the books. In fact, I saw the movies before I even knew The Lord of the Rings was a book series (I was 13 when the first … Continue reading The Fellowship of the Ring, JRR Tolkien

The Fireman, Joe Hill

The first Joe Hill novel I read was Horns. I read it during the 'blackout phase' of my blogging career, but it was one of the best books I read in 2015. I picked it up because I liked the cover (it's soft) and it was on sale at Target - always a win. At the … Continue reading The Fireman, Joe Hill

Summer Reading Wrap Up

September is upon us once again, which means that the summer is over. I for one cannot wait for autumn to set in - it is my favorite time of year! It means winter is almost here, and snow...eeek! But first, let's take a look at what I managed to read over the summer. This … Continue reading Summer Reading Wrap Up

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, Susanna Clarke

   Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell is a novel of epic proportions. Not only is it substantial in physical size, but the scope of the story is huge as well.  I have described this novel as an alternate English history when put to the question. The premise is that English magic (which was prevalent a … Continue reading Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, Susanna Clarke

Anne of Green Gables, LM Montgomery

This month I listened to Rachel McAdams' reading of Anne of Green Gables on Audible. I usually try not to use my Audible credits on books I already own (unless they're super long and I don't know when I'll have time to read them), but after listening to the sample of this on Audible, I … Continue reading Anne of Green Gables, LM Montgomery

Summer Reading Progress 2017

Total Books Read (since July 1st):: 6 10 Books of Summer Challenge:: 6/10 (see my book list here) Classics Club Challenge:: 5/50     (see my book list here) Since I didn't finish too many books in July, I wanted to wait a little while longer to post an update. Now I've finished 6 novels … Continue reading Summer Reading Progress 2017

The Madwoman Upstairs, Catherine Lowell

The Madwoman Upstairs is a contemporary adventure/mystery about a young woman who is beginning her studies in literature in Oxford. As the last descendant of Patrick Brontë, Samantha Whipple is hounded by the media about her father's mysterious death (by fire) and the myth of the Brontë inheritance. When the Brontë books from her father's … Continue reading The Madwoman Upstairs, Catherine Lowell