Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Reasons I Love Classics (even after I’ve finished my English degree)

Happy Tuesday!! Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) asks us to share ten reasons why we love something book. I've chosen to talk about ten reasons why I love classics and keep returning to them even after having finished my English degree. It's clear that classic literature is not everyone … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Reasons I Love Classics (even after I’ve finished my English degree)

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? … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Classics I Would Give New Titles To

5 Books Every Incoming English Major Should Read

You read a lot of books as an English major in college. Some books are more enjoyable, interesting, and frankly more worthwhile to read than others. As someone who recently graduated with a degree in English lit, I've thought a lot about all those hours spent staring at pages at my desk or in the … Continue reading 5 Books Every Incoming English Major Should Read

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 … Continue reading 5 Classics for August

Top Ten Tuesday: Books that Remind Me of Summers as a Teenager

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday theme (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) is a FREEBIE, which means we can make a list about any topic! Since we're in the midst of a beautiful summer, I thought I would share ten books that remind me of summers as a teenager. Back in the day … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books that Remind Me of Summers as a Teenager

Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I Relate With

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) is a character freebie, which means we can choose any theme we wish as long as it involves characters. I thought it would be fun to list some characters that I relate with for various reasons. Some of these might be obvious … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I Relate With

WIDE SARGASSO SEA by Jean Rhys | Review

"Wide Sargasso Sea, a masterpiece of modern fiction, was Jean Rhys’s return to the literary center stage. She had a startling early career and was known for her extraordinary prose and haunting women characters. With Wide Sargasso Sea, her last and best-selling novel, she ingeniously brings into light one of fiction’s most fascinating characters: the … Continue reading WIDE SARGASSO SEA by Jean Rhys | Review

A Classic Couple: Jane Eyre and Wide Sargasso Sea

Charlotte Brontë’s 1847 novel Jane Eyre is one of the books that first made me fall in love with classic literature. I remember reading it on a family road trip before my senior year of high school, captivated by Jane's independence and resilience. For years librarians, professors, and bookish friends who know that Jane Eyre is a favorite of … Continue reading A Classic Couple: Jane Eyre and Wide Sargasso Sea

A Classic Couple: Jane Eyre and Jellicoe Road

A while ago I made a post sharing some classic and contemporary pairs and since then I've been explaining each pair week by week. Today I'll be delving deeper into one of my favorite classic couples: Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre and Melina Marchetta's Jellicoe Road. As you likely already know by now from the countless times I've mentioned them on … Continue reading A Classic Couple: Jane Eyre and Jellicoe Road

My Personal Canon | 2017

Recently Jillian @ To Begin with I Read Jane Eyre created a post about her own personal literary canon and requested that I do the same. The goal is to compose a list of books that have greatly influenced your life, that you consider to be your favorite books, etc. I think this is a really … Continue reading My Personal Canon | 2017