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

A Classic Couple: The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Goldfinch

Weeks ago I made a Top Ten Tuesday post listing pairs of classics and contemporary books. After several people commented with further questions about these pairs, I decided to go through them individually in this weekly feature called A Classic Couple. Today I'll be sharing similarities between dark, intense, captivating novels: Oscar Wilde's The Picture of … Continue reading A Classic Couple: The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Goldfinch

Top Ten Tuesday: Books to Pair with Classics

Happy Tuesday!! August is coming to a close, which means it's time to start thinking about going back to school. This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic is back-to-school themed, which means I've decided to focus on classic literature. Classics definitely get a bad reputation from required reading lists in classrooms; however, I think looking at … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books to Pair with Classics

Book Review: THE SECRET HISTORY

Author: Donna Tartt Number of Pages: 559 Publisher: Vintage Release Date: 1992 "Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of … Continue reading Book Review: THE SECRET HISTORY

QUOTE: The Goldfinch

"We can't choose what we want and don't want and that's the hard lonely truth. Sometimes we want what we want even if we know it's going to kill us. We can't escape who we are." ~page 770 of The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt There were so many great quotes in this book! It was very hard … Continue reading QUOTE: The Goldfinch