Book Review: The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Official Synopsis from Goodreads: When orphaned Mary Lennox comes to live at her uncle’s great house on the Yorkshire Moors, she finds it full of secrets. The mansion has nearly one hundred rooms, and her uncle keeps himself locked up. And at night, she hears the sound of crying down one of the long corridors. … More Book Review: The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Book Review: Animal Farm by George Orwell

Official Synopsis from Amazon: A farm is taken over by its overworked, mistreated animals. With flaming idealism and stirring slogans, they set out to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality. Thus the stage is set for one of the most telling satiric fables ever penned—a razor-edged fairy tale for grown-ups that records the … More Book Review: Animal Farm by George Orwell

Book Review: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

Official Synopsis from Goodreads: War and Peace broadly focuses on Napoleon’s invasion of Russia in 1812 and follows three of the most well-known characters in literature: Pierre Bezukhov, the illegitimate son of a count who is fighting for his inheritance and yearning for spiritual fulfillment; Prince Andrei Bolkonsky, who leaves his family behind to fight … More Book Review: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

Book Review: Anne’s House of Dreams by L.M. Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables #5)

Official synopsis from Goodreads: Anne’s own true love, Gilbert Blythe, is finally a doctor, and in the sunshine of the old orchard, among their dearest friends, they are about to speak their vows. Soon the happy couple will be bound for a new life together and their own dream house, on the misty purple shores … More Book Review: Anne’s House of Dreams by L.M. Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables #5)

Book Review: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle (Time Quintet #1)

Official Synopsis taken from the back of the book: It was a dark and stormy night. Out of this wild night, a strange visitor comes to the Murry house and beckons Meg, her brother Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin O’Keefe on a most dangerous and extraordinary adventure—one that will threaten their lives and our … More Book Review: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle (Time Quintet #1)

ARC Review: The Famished Road by Ben Okri

Official Synopsis from Amazon: In the decade since it won the Booker Prize, Ben Okri’s Famished Road has become a classic. Like Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children or Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude, it combines brilliant narrative technique with a fresh vision to create an essential work of world literature. The narrator, Azaro, … More ARC Review: The Famished Road by Ben Okri

Book Review: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Official Synopsis from Amazon: The Bell Jar chronicles the crack-up of Esther Greenwood: brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under — maybe for the last time. Sylvia Plath masterfully draws the reader into Esther’s breakdown with such intensity that Esther’s insanity becomes completely real and even rational, as probable and accessible an … More Book Review: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

You Pierce My Soul

I’m really behind on all of my tags, but here’s one for the Three Days, Three Quotes challenge. The rules are: Thank the person who nominated you. Post a quote for three consecutive days. Nominate three new bloggers each day.   As usual with my tags, I’m going to change things up a bit! I … More You Pierce My Soul