5 Classics for March

In this series, I recommend five classics each month that remind me of that particular time of the year. For March I've decided to focus on a theme of change. Not only is the weather changing this time of year where I live, allowing our frozen bones to thaw, but unfortunate circumstances around the world …

5 Classics for February

In this series, I recommend five classics each month that remind me of that particular time of the year. For the month of February, I thought I would highlight some of my favorite classic romance novels, most of them from the Victorian Era. What's better than a little Jane Austin at this time of year? …

5 Classics for January

In this series, I recommend five classics each month that remind me of that particular time of the year. January has many sides in my mind: it's a bright new beginning, but it also means the continuation of the long New England winter. This month is often when we take a good long look at …

Bookish Goals for 2020

2020 is just right around the corner!! Every year I set myself a few bookish goals, and at the end of the year I go back and reflect on what I accomplished and what I can continue to work towards. Today I'm going to do both! Here's an update on my 2019 goals and a …

5 Classics for December

In this series, I recommend five classics each month that remind me of that particular time of the year. For those of us who celebrate Christmas, December is a magical (and somewhat stressful) month of sweet treats and shopping and music and decorating and, ideally, laughter. It's also obviously the last month of the year, …

Why I Don’t Rate Books

You may have noticed that none of my book reviews contain ratings for anything that I read. That's because I don't rate books anymore.  I made the decision to stop rating books a few years ago, right around when the amount of reading I had to do for my English major picked up. As I …

5 Classics for November

In this series, I recommend five classics each month that remind me of that particular time of the year. Although most people seem to dislike November (at least in New England where I live) because all of the pretty leaves die and everything is dead, it's actually my favorite month of the year. This might …

Book characters I’ve been for Halloween

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!! Today I thought I would do an extra fun post and share some of the book characters I've dressed up as for Halloween! These are all actually from last year (my friends and I did indeed plan three costumes for Halloween weekend our senior year). Hermione Granger from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling What …

5 Nonfiction books that will scare your Halloween socks off

The spooky season is here! Bust out your pumpkins and fake cobwebs! Dig out the witch hat that’s been collecting dust in the back of your closet for the past year! Turn up the Rocky Horror Picture Show soundtrack! Usually when I make spooky book lists around Halloween, they tend to be filled with novels …

Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge | Update 2

It's been two years since I last updated this list?!?! And three years since I posted my introduction to the Rory Gilmore reading challenge?!?! I'm very intrigued to see where I stand with this list (all the books Rory is seen reading/mentions in Gilmore Girls). On with my second update! In alphabetical order, the 339 …