Top Ten Tuesday: Books that scared me (but I read them anyways)

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) asks us to share books we enjoyed that were out of our comfort zones. Specifically, I'm going to list ten books that scared me but that I read anyways. In this post, I take a loose approach to the definition of "scare." … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books that scared me (but I read them anyways)

A Classic Couple: The Woman in White and Gone Girl

What could a classic novel that was initially serialized in the nineteenth century and a recent bestseller that became a successful movie on the big screen possibly have in common? A lot, actually. Though Wilkie Collins’ The Woman in White and Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl were published over a century apart, they are nevertheless linked … Continue reading A Classic Couple: The Woman in White and Gone Girl

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: GONE GIRL (with spoilers!)

~~~ This review contains spoilers! Click here to read my spoiler-free review! ~~~ Author: Gillian Flynn Number of Pages: 395 Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson Release Date: May 24, 2012 "On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever … Continue reading Book Review: GONE GIRL (with spoilers!)

Book Review: GONE GIRL (without spoilers!)

Author: Gillian Flynn Number of Pages: 395 Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson Release Date: May 24, 2012 "On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year … Continue reading Book Review: GONE GIRL (without spoilers!)