Book Review

THE COLOR PURPLE by Alice Walker

Rating: 4.5 / 5 THE COLOR PURPLE by Alice Walker was the February pick for the #classicsbuddyread that I help to host on Bookstagram. This is one that I read many years ago, but remembered very little about so I was happy for the chance to do the reread. THE COLOR PURPLE depicts the lives… Continue reading THE COLOR PURPLE by Alice Walker

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THE CALL OF THE WILD By Jack London

Rating: 3.5 / 5 THE CALL OF THE WILD by Jack London was the January pick for the #classicsbuddyread that I help to host on Bookstagram. Set in the Alaskan Klondike where survival is tough, we thought this one seemed appropriate to start off a new year after surviving 2020! THE CALL OF THE WILD… Continue reading THE CALL OF THE WILD By Jack London

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LONESOME DOVE by Larry McMurtry

Rating: 3.5 / 5 LONESOME DOVE by Larry McMurtry was the November/December pick for the #classicsbuddyread on Bookstagram. Westerns have never been my go to genre (and that isn't going to change), but I am glad that I gave this one a go! LONESOME DOVE begins in the little town of the same name in… Continue reading LONESOME DOVE by Larry McMurtry

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THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA by Gaston Leroux

Rating: 3 / 5 THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA by Gaston Leroux was the October pick for the #classicsbuddyread on Bookstagram. This was actually a reread for me, but I felt like I hadn't fully concentrated on the book the first time I read it for a reading challenge early last year, so I decided… Continue reading THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA by Gaston Leroux

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NORTH AND SOUTH by Elizabeth Gaskell

Rating: 4 / 5 NORTH AND SOUTH by Elizabeth Gaskell was the September pick for the #classicsbuddyread on Bookstagram. Elizabeth Gaskell was not a known author to me prior to this book being selected for the buddy read, so I went into it pretty blind. I knew this one tended to be a hit with… Continue reading NORTH AND SOUTH by Elizabeth Gaskell

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THE SUN ALSO RISES by Ernest Hemingway

Rating: 2.5 / 5 THE SUN ALSO RISES by Ernest Hemingway was the August pick for the #classicsbuddyread on Instagram. I had the opportunity to visit the Hemingway Home and Museum in Key West, Florida while on a Bahamas cruise with a friend a couple years back, so I was happy to have the opportunity… Continue reading THE SUN ALSO RISES by Ernest Hemingway

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FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD by Thomas Hardy

Rating: 4 / 5 FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD by Thomas Hardy was a recent pick for the #classicsbuddyread on Instagram. This isn't a classic with which I was really familiar, but I had heard a few good reviews, so I was happy to give it a try. Set in rural Wessex, FAR FROM THE… Continue reading FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD by Thomas Hardy

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ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE by Gabriel García Márquez

Rating: 3.5 / 5 ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE by Gabriel García Márquez was May's pick for the #classicsbuddyread hosted by @freefallinreader. This is not one that I had a lot of familiarity with before it made it on the schedule, but I came across a copy in my used bookstore browsing so I was… Continue reading ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE by Gabriel García Márquez

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HEIDI by Johanna Spyri

Rating: 4 / 5 HEIDI by Johanna Spyri was April's pick for the #classicsbuddyread hosted by @freefallinreader a last minute substitution after a group consensus that present days called for picking a light and uplifting read for the month. It was also a perfect pick for a book that I expected to make me happy… Continue reading HEIDI by Johanna Spyri