Book Review

PERSUASION by Jane Austen

Rating: 4.5 / 5 I know I've said it before, but I did read all of Jane Austen (or at least the vast majority) in college, but it was so rapid fire in the course of a quarter of school that a lot of it promptly exited my mind after the final. PERSUASION is one… Continue reading PERSUASION by Jane Austen

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NO LAND TO LIGHT ON by Yara Zgheib

Rating: 5 / 5 NO LAND TO LIGHT ON by Yara Zgheib follows Hadi and Sama, a Syrian couple living in the United States. Hadi came to the U.S. as a refugee leaving behind a country involved in a civil war. For Sama, the move was in pursuit of her dreams. While they are awaiting… Continue reading NO LAND TO LIGHT ON by Yara Zgheib

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ORLANDO by Virginia Woolf

ORLANDO by Virginia Woolf is sometimes listed with a subtitle "a biography". Orlando is a fictional character, but the character is described as the embodiment of Woolf's friend and lover Vita Sackfille-West. Orlando's story beings with Orlando as a young man in Elizabethan England and proceeds to cover three full centuries, where Orlando ends up… Continue reading ORLANDO by Virginia Woolf

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ANATOMY: A LOVE STORY by Dana Schwartz

Rating: 4.5 / 5 ANATOMY: A LOVE STORY by Dana Schwartz is set in 1817 Edinburgh. Hazel is a young woman who wants to be a surgeon, but she faces many barrier from those who don't believe it is an appropriate dream for a girl. She is given the opportunity to prove herself, bargaining that… Continue reading ANATOMY: A LOVE STORY by Dana Schwartz

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RECITATIF by Toni Morrison

I received a gifted audiobook copy of RECITATIF by Toni Morrison thank you to Knopf, Penguin Random House Audio, and Libro.FM. Rating: 5 / 5 RECITATIF is Toni Morrison's sole short story, previously just available in a collection, but recently rereleased on its own with an introduction about the story by Zadie Smith. I had… Continue reading RECITATIF by Toni Morrison

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PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Jane Austen

Rating: 4.5 / 5 Back in college (let's not consider how many years ago that was!), I read the majority of Jane Austen's works in a very short period of time. I remember enjoying them, but also not fully absorbing the stories given the rapid reading. I have therefore been excited to revisit these stories… Continue reading PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Jane Austen

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THE NUTCRACKER AND THE MOUSE KING by E.T.A. Hoffmann

Rating: 4 / 5 THE NUTCRACKER AND THE MOUSE KING by E.T.A. Hoffmann was one of our December picks for the #ClassicsBuddyRead! While I have seen the ballet, I didn't know the original story so I picked up both an original translation and a graphic novel adaptation by Natalie Andrewson. THE NUTCRACKER AND THE MOUSE… Continue reading THE NUTCRACKER AND THE MOUSE KING by E.T.A. Hoffmann

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JAMAICA INN by Daphne du Maurier

Rating: 4.5 / 5 JAMAICA INN by Daphne du Maurier was the #ClassicsBuddyRead pick for September. I read and really enjoyed REBECCA by du Maurier and have been wanting to pick up more of her books! JAMAICA INN follows Mary, a young woman who has just lost her mother. Her mother wanted her to go… Continue reading JAMAICA INN by Daphne du Maurier