Book Review

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

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THE SECRET GARDEN by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Rating: 4 / 5 THE SECRET GARDEN by Frances Hodgson Burnett was March's pick for the #classicsbuddyread hosted by @freefallinreader. I am sure I read this at some point as a kid, but really didn't remember anything about it before picking it up again. It was a nice, mostly light story perfect to balance some… Continue reading THE SECRET GARDEN by Frances Hodgson Burnett

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THE HOUSE OF THE SPIRITS by Isabel Allende

Rating: 3.5 / 5 One of the bonus prompts in this year's Reading Women Challenge was to read a book by Isabel Allende. When reviewing her backlist THE HOUSE OF THE SPIRITS was her highest rated title so I added it to my TBR for February. THE HOUSE OF THE SPIRITS is a family saga… Continue reading THE HOUSE OF THE SPIRITS by Isabel Allende

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WHEN WE WERE VIKINGS by Andrew David MacDonald

Rating: 4 / 5 WHEN WE WERE VIKINGS by Andrew David MacDonald was one of my Book of the Month picks for January and one I wanted to read right away. Even with my packed TBR last month, I managed to just barely squeeze this one in before the month ended. I received the audio… Continue reading WHEN WE WERE VIKINGS by Andrew David MacDonald