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 …

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, …

DEAR FAHRENHEIT 451 by Annie Spence | Review

Dear Dear Fahrenheit 451 by Annie Spence, Since you are a book of letters written to other books, I feel like it’s only fitting that my review of you is also in the form of a letter to a book. (Wow, that was a lot of letters and books.) To be honest, I never even knew you existed until I randomly …

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 …

THE LIFTED VEIL by George Eliot | Review

To be honest, I knew nothing about The Lifted Veil by George Eliot (1859) before I started reading it—and that’s precisely how I recommend approaching this little novella. I picked it up because I enjoyed Eliot's massive novel Middlemarch and wanted to read more of her writing. However, this Victorian novella is a significant departure from Eliot's …

Top Ten Tuesday: Classics I Would Give New Titles To

Happy Tuesday!! This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic asks us to share books that we would give new titles to. I’ve decided to give this a little classic twist, so I’ll be renaming classic titles. This sounds like a lot of fun, so let’s jump right in! What do you think of these new titles? …

OF MICE AND MEN by John Steinbeck | Review

John Steinbeck's classic novel Of Mice and Men is one of those books that people are usually assigned to read in high school; however, for some reason I was never assigned this in all my years of high school and as a college English major. I figured that I should probably read something by Steinbeck since I am a …

5 Classics for October

In this series, I recommend five classics each month that remind me of that particular time of the year. Of course, there's one word that automatically comes to mind when thinking about the month of October: spooky! What better way to ring in the Halloween season than by reading some spooky books? Here are my …

5 Classics for September

It's time for another monthly recommendation! (Miss my August post?) In this series, I recommend five classics each month that remind me of that particular time of the year. Because I've been a student my entire life (wooo law school!) I always automatically associate September with the start of a shiny new school year. Everything …

5 Classics for August

Summer has almost come to a close, but there’s still time to squeak in a few more books in the sunshine! I thought it would be fun to recommend five classics each month that remind me of that particular time of the year. I’m someone who tends to strongly associate books with when I read …