Book Review

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

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THE THORN BIRDS by Colleen McCullough

Rating: 4.5 / 5 THE THORN BIRDS by Colleen McCullough was the #ClassicsBuddyRead pick for April and May. This isn't one that I was at all familiar with when we added it to the list, so I went in only knowing that it was set in Australia. THE THORN BIRDS is a family saga about… Continue reading THE THORN BIRDS by Colleen McCullough

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THE GRAPES OF WRATH by John Steinbeck

Rating: 5 / 5 THE GRAPES OF WRATH by John Steinbeck is a classic that stuck with me when I originally read it in school. When a friend recently suggested picking it back up, I was on board! THE GRAPES OF WRATH follows the Joads, a family who must leave their Oklahoma farm during the… Continue reading THE GRAPES OF WRATH by John Steinbeck

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CHARLOTTE’S WEB by E.B. White

Rating: 4.5 / 5 For Middle Grade March, we decided to pick a classic children's book for the #classicsbuddyread that I help to host on Bookstagram. CHARLOTTE'S WEB by E.B. White is certainly one that I remember from my childhood, but reading it again there was a lot that I forgot. This classic story finds… Continue reading CHARLOTTE’S WEB by E.B. White

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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