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 …

Top Ten Tuesday: New-to-Me Authors in 2017

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic takes us back to what we read last year (it's so strange to say that already!). Today I'm here to share the top ten new-to-me authors that I read for the first time in 2017. Fortunately, I have many, many great authors to choose from! In the …

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 …

THE WOMAN IN WHITE by Wilkie Collins | Review

Wilkie Collins is commonly known as a master of Victorian sensationalist fiction whose work has greatly influenced what we now know as detective and mystery genres of literature. The Woman in White was published as a full novel in 1860 after having been an extremely popular serialized publication from November 1859 to August 1860. Collins' clever …

Top Ten Tuesday: Oxford Reading List

Happy Tuesday!! As you read this post I'll be spending my first day abroad in England as I move into my room at Mansfield College in Oxford. (!!!!) Since today's TTT topic is about our fall TBR lists, I thought I would share the ten novels I was assigned to read for my English Literature 1830-1910 …

Booktube-A-Thon 2017 TBR

HAPPY BOOKTUBE-A-THON TIME! The Booktube-a-thon is an annual event hosted by Ariel Bissett that encourages people to read as much as they can in seven days. Packed with challenges, giveaways, and fun videos, the Booktubeathon is guaranteed to be a blast! This year the Booktube-a-thon is taking place from July 24th to July 30th. (That's right: …