Book Review: Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol

A man who seeks to buy dead souls...it certainly draws your attention when you hear the premise of this book, especially considering it was written in 1842, and is considered one of the first great Russian novels. Being a massive fan of Dostoyevsky, I picked up this novel partially because I heard it compared to … Continue reading Book Review: Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol

Book Review: Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

I discovered Fredrik Backman the way most people did, through A Man Called Ove. I read it mostly because of the hype, but absolutely fell in love with it. If I had one criticism of that book, however, it would be Backman's unconventional choice of organization, as he spends much time jumping from modern to … Continue reading Book Review: Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

Book Review: American Scripture by Pauline Maier

This is the first book review I have for my school books this semester in college. It's definitely a dense nonfiction read, and one I had mixed feelings about more because of the writing than the content itself, which is very in-depth. So let's go. Release: 1997 Page Count: 336 Format: Paperback Synopsis: Maier, a … Continue reading Book Review: American Scripture by Pauline Maier

August 2020 Reading Wrap-up

I'm really happy with my reading for August 2020. I ended up reading 19 books, which is great, but considering at the end of the month I started college and I have a feeling that my amount of book reading will drop down drastically for this coming month. I read a wide variety of books … Continue reading August 2020 Reading Wrap-up

Book Review: Axiom’s End by Lindsay Ellis

I usually avoid Youtuber's books, simply because they all tend to be autobiographies of twenty-something-year-olds (I really doubt they've done enough yet to warrent an autobiography). But I do love seeing Youtubers who come out with actual novels. I've watched Lindsay Ellis on and off, though I've never actively followed her channel. However, this book … Continue reading Book Review: Axiom’s End by Lindsay Ellis

Author Taste Test: Danielle Steel

This is my second blog post of this series where I taste test a famous author's books. A couple months ago I read a few of Nora Roberts's and let's just say I was a little disappointed. I was going to go ahead and take on Karin Slaughter this month to mix up the genres, … Continue reading Author Taste Test: Danielle Steel

Book Review: A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown (an unpopular opinion)

Look at me, finally reviewing a book which isn't a classic. I'm so proud of myself. Anyways, I picked this book up for two reasons. One, I mean, look at the gorgeous cover. I admit it, I'm a sucker for beautiful covers. Second, because this is a fantasy book based around West African folklore. I … Continue reading Book Review: A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown (an unpopular opinion)

Book Review: Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

It seems like I have been reviewing a lot of classic books recently. I must be in a classic mood, or I'm just reading a lot to keep up with my "Favorite Books of the Year" series. Either way, this is a book that has sat on my bookshelf for months, and on my TBR … Continue reading Book Review: Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

Book Review: Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

I'm ashamed to say I've never had a great interest to read this book. I have watched two different adaptations and I've hated both of them. Heathcliff and Catherine are both horrible human beings in my opinion and the romance was way too idealized for my taste. However, this is such a famous classic, and … Continue reading Book Review: Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

Book Review: The Europeans by Henry James

This is the first book I have ever read by Henry James, which surprises me because he's kind of a big classic author, best known for books like The Turn of the Screw and The Portrait of a Lady. However, this one is apparently one of his most famous ones too and considering how much … Continue reading Book Review: The Europeans by Henry James