Top Ten Tuesday: Books with Colorful Titles

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) is a pretty simple one: books with colors in their titles. At a first glance I expected this list to be a bit challenging to fill, but I was surprised to find that there are actually many more books with colors …

Reading Rush 2020 TBR

Get excited!! It's that time of year again--the Reading Rush is here!! The Reading Rush is a weeklong readathon hosted by Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay. This year the Reading Rush is taking place from July 20 to July 26. Check out their website for more information. I've been participating in the Reading Rush (formerly …

Top Ten Tuesday: I would like to read everything that these authors have written

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) asks us to share the authors who we've read the most books by. However, I thought it would be fun to do this topic in reverse: instead, I'll be sharing the ten authors whose entire bibliography I hope to read someday. …

Top Ten Tuesday: New-to-Me Authors I Read in 2018

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic asks us to share the top ten authors we read for the first time in 2018. Largely due to all the books I had to read for my coursework, I was lucky enough to have been introduced to a plethora of brilliant writers this past year. As I made …

Feminist Fridays: Feminist Writing Tutorial

Now that Hilary term at Oxford has officially come and gone, I'm going to share my thoughts on the Feminist Writing tutorial I recently completed. This tutorial (basically what they call classes at Oxford) was an English course, but it also blended some feminist theory into the mix as well. It was nice to have …

A Classic Couple: Howards End and On Beauty

It's finally time to return to the long-lost Classic Couple feature! Today I'll be highlighting a pair of novels that were basically designed to go together: E.M. Forster's Howards End (1910) and Zadie Smith's On Beauty (2005). Smith wrote On Beauty as a purposeful homage to Forster's novel, meaning that there are countless fascinating parallels between them. Without further ado, it's …

FEBRUARY 2018 | Wrap-Up

Happy March! It's that time once again to look back on the last month's books, favorites, adventures, and highlights. I'm just going to ignore the fact that it's March already and spring has basically already arrived in England which means we're getting closer to summer... but enough looking ahead! Here's what I was up to …

WHITE TEETH by Zadie Smith | Review

"Zadie Smith's dazzling first novel plays out its bounding, vibrant course in a Jamaican hair salon in North London, an Indian restaurant in Leicester Square, an Irish poolroom turned immigrant café, a liberal public school, a sleek science institute. A winning debut in every respect, White Teeth marks the arrival of a wondrously talented writer …

A Classic Couple: Middlemarch and White Teeth

What's this?? Another Classic Couple feature after months of nothing? That's right! A Classic Couple is back with a whole new round of classic-contemporary pairings. Today I'll be comparing two lengthy but worthwhile novels: Middlemarch by George Eliot (1871-2) and White Teeth by Zadie Smith (1999). Although there are countless differences between these novels, there are numerous surprising similarities that are …

2017 Resolutions: How did I do?

Last January I made this list of my top ten bookish resolutions for 2017... and now the time has come to see how I did! I've completely forgotten what my resolutions were, so this should be an interesting trip down memory lane. 1. Read 24 books. Done! Somehow the stars aligned this year and I actually …