Top Ten Tuesday: Books to Cheer You Up on Valentine’s Day

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) is a love freebie, so I've decided to do a classic Valentine's Day themed post. However, instead of listing books about romantic relationships, I'm sharing ten eight books to cheer you up on Valentine's Day. This strange holiday isn't always all … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books to Cheer You Up on Valentine’s Day

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

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

QUOTE: Melina Marchetta

"It happened on the Jellicoe Road. The prettiest road I’d ever seen, where trees made breezy canopies like a tunnel to Shangri-La."   ~ Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta I absolutely adore this quote. It appears both at the beginning and end of Melina Marchetta's novel Jellicoe Road, and it never fails to give me a feeling of peace. … Continue reading QUOTE: Melina Marchetta

JELLICOE ROAD by Melina Marchetta // Reread

At the beginning of this year I made it a goal to take part of the Re-Read Challenge hosted by Belle of the Literati and So Obsessed With (click here to see my original post). I won't be writing full reviews of the books that I reread- instead, I'll be following this format that is part … Continue reading JELLICOE ROAD by Melina Marchetta // Reread

QUOTE: Melina Marchetta

"It's funny how you can forget everything except people loving you. Maybe that's why humans find it so hard getting over love affairs. It's not the pain they're getting over, it's the love."  ~ Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta This book comes from possibly my favorite book of all time, Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta. One of the things … Continue reading QUOTE: Melina Marchetta

why I reread JELLICOE ROAD.

Recently I reread Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta. I first read this book years ago in middle school, and I honestly can't keep track of how many times I've read it since then. When my mom saw me reading it again a few weeks ago, she said, "Why are you reading that book again? Don't you … Continue reading why I reread JELLICOE ROAD.