December 2020 Reading Wrap-up

Finally 2020 is over! I look forward to starting 2021 with a positive outlook and hope for the future. December was a good reading month for me, since I was off over school for most of the month and so I could dive a lot into reading. I read a total of 21 books last … Continue reading December 2020 Reading Wrap-up

Best Classic Books I Read in 2020

2020 has been a crazy year...to say the least. And it's really easy to just look at the negatives and fixate on those. But as 2020 is nearing to a close, I want to focus mostly on the good things from this year. Mainly books...because I'm addicted. I'm going to be doing a few posts … Continue reading Best Classic Books I Read in 2020

Book Haul #7

It has been almost three months since my last book haul (in July) and since then I have accumulated more books (is anyone surprised, because I'm not). It is partially because I have no self-control when it comes to buying cheap books, but also partially because I have discovered a vintage bookshop near my house … Continue reading Book Haul #7

Amazing Lesser Known Dark Academia Books

A few months ago I did a book tag on Dark Academia (you can check it out here). In that post, I defined it as an aesethic which focuses on classic literature and philosophy, especially that of the early 20th century. Since than I have been browsing many lists to find new "dark academia" books … Continue reading Amazing Lesser Known Dark Academia Books

My Favorite Book Of the Year: 1879-1870

I'm really enjoying this series but I'm definitely having to read more books for each decade now. For this month I had to read half the books on this list, and I am also enjoying reading classics I wouldn't necessarily pick up otherwise. If this is your first post of mine, this is a series … Continue reading My Favorite Book Of the Year: 1879-1870

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

The Dark Academia Book Tag

As it turns out, I have liked dark academia for years without even knowing it existed. I love Shakespeare and ancient philosophy. I like vintage fashion and Oxford aesthetic. I love old books, and skulls, and quills. My point is I've been following the dark academia aesthetic without even knowing it. For those of you … Continue reading The Dark Academia Book Tag

My Favorite Book of the Year: 1889-1880

I may be slightly biased for this decade in history, both because it features my favorite bustle for women in Victorian England and because it is the decade that the infamous Jack the Ripper went on his killing spree. But for books, I was surprised how little I had read from this decade. But ah, … Continue reading My Favorite Book of the Year: 1889-1880

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: 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