Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Read Because Friends Told Me To

Happy Tuesday!! Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic asks us to share ten books that we bought or borrowed for a specific shared reason. However, I thought I'd put a little twist on it and instead share ten books that I read because friends told me to. I'm very fortunate to have many bookish friends in … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Read Because Friends Told Me To

Top Ten Tuesday: Hidden Gems of Classic Literature

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) asks us to share hidden gems--in other words, books that we believe aren't discussed or read often enough. As per usual, I'm going to focus on classics that I believe deserve to be read more, discussed more, and highlighted more, both … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Hidden Gems of Classic Literature

A Classic Couple: Chronicle of a Death Foretold and The Secret History

I don't often enjoy reading books that are really dark, unsettling, and morbid, but this week's Classic Couple is certainly an exception. Published a little over a decade apart, Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel García Márquez (1981) and The Secret History by Donna Tartt (1992) both have similar structures as murder mystery novels with a twist. Answers your question … Continue reading A Classic Couple: Chronicle of a Death Foretold and The Secret History