I’m experiencing some Anna Karenina ambivalence. Should I read the behemoth novel? I remember many years ago, I was a brand new college graduate, excited at the prospect off freedom to pick what I would read in my downtime. Ambitiously, I decided on War and Peace as my first post-college pick, and I went out and bought a copy. I think I maybe got through thirty pages, tops. Since then, I’ve gone through phases where I’ve sworn I’ll read all the books on those “Greatest Novels Ever Written” …
My Book Reviews
I love novels! My favorite genres are high-end women's fiction, suspense, and psychological thrillers, but occasionally I'll also pick up some chick lit or YA. I mostly read books on my kindle, and I also listen to audio books every morning when I go for my run.
I do NOT love star ratings for novels. For each book I review, I will give a bit of background, my thoughts, and end by saying if I would recommend it or not. Full disclosure: if I'm not into a book, I don't finish it. Since I'll only be reviewing books I finish, most of the reviews posted will be positive.
Seven Contemporary Novels (and one short story) Inspired by the Brontë Sisters
A contemporary novel inspired by the Brontë sisters?The Brontë sisters, Charlotte (Jane Eyre), Emily (Wuthering Heights), and Anne (The Tennant of Wildfell Hall), all used elements of gothic romance in their novels. A gothic romance usually features a dark and foreboding atmosphere, a remote setting (like a creepy castle), a distressed heroine, and a brooding yet compelling hero (or anti-hero). Often there are …
How I came to read The Palace Papers (and what I thought)
How I came to read The Palace PapersI never paid much attention to the Royal Family until I started watching The Crown on Netflix. Then, I became a little bit obsessed with what was real and what was embellished for drama's sake, and I found myself doing Google searches on Princess Margaret, Prince Charles, Diana, Prince Phillip, Margaret Thatcher, and of course, Queen Elizabeth. In the process, I brushed up on my 20th Century British history. Still, when Oprah …
Twelve Dark Academia Novels to Read Now That It’s Fall
A Slightly Bitchy Book Review of A Stranger in Our Bed by Samantha Lee Howe