Book Review: The Wilderness of Ruin: A Tale of Madness, Fire, and the Hunt for America’s Youngest Serial Killer by Roseanne Montillo

When it comes to Halloween (and October in general), there are two types of books I crave to read: horror novels, and nonfiction true crime books, especially those about serial killers. So it makes sense why I picked up this book. Like the majority of famous serial killers, I've heard of Jesse Pomeroy before, though … Continue reading Book Review: The Wilderness of Ruin: A Tale of Madness, Fire, and the Hunt for America’s Youngest Serial Killer by Roseanne Montillo

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

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

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

My Favorite Book of the Year: 1899-1890

And finally we are leaving the 20th century behind and traveling back into the 19th. It also happens to be my favorite century to learn about historically, especially with the Victorian Era in England and mass travel and exploration abroad. But if this is the first part of this series you read, here's a list … Continue reading My Favorite Book of the Year: 1899-1890

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