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

Book Review: Anne of Windy Poplars by L.M. Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables #4)

Synopsis: Anne Shirley becomes a principal at Summerside High School, and moves to Windy Poplars for three years while she teaches and writes to Gilbert Blythe. Review: Sweet, enchanting, and a bit random. Anne of Windy Poplars is book four in the popular classic series Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery. Told mostly in … More Book Review: Anne of Windy Poplars by L.M. Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables #4)

Book Review: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Synopsis: Set in Ancient Greece, Patroclus is an exiled prince. Achilles, the son of a goddess and a king, befriends him, and the two boys form a friendship, which turns into love. Trained by the centaur Chiron, Achilles decides to fight in the legendary Trojan War, and Patroclus follows. A re-telling of Homer’s classic, The … More Book Review: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Classic Remarks Friday: Jane Austen – Fluff or Canon?

Classic Remarks is a classic literature meme hosted by Pages Unbound. Questions/discussions are posted on Fridays, and this week I’ve decided to participate in the meme! This week’s question is: Some argue Jane Austen writes “fluff” and others argue she belongs in the canon because she writes witty social commentary.  Do you think Austen belongs … More Classic Remarks Friday: Jane Austen – Fluff or Canon?