Book Review

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

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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