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Title: Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier Genres: Classic, Gothic, Mystery Published by: HarperCollins (August, 1938) Summary Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again . . . The novel begins in Monte Carlo, where our heroine is swept off her feet by the dashing widower Maxim de Winter and his sudden proposal of marriage. Orphaned and working as a lady’s maid, she can barely believe her luck. It is only when they arrive at his… Read More

Hello everyone!  I am so excited for the books I plan on reading this month! Christmas is my favorite time of year, and so December is going to be filled with holiday-themed reads.  I’ve also decided to participate in the ‘TisTheSeasonAthon – which starts today, December 3rd, and runs through the 9th – and the ClassicsAThon, which runs through the entire month of December.  Because everything was starting all around the same time,… Read More

Hello!  Today I’m going to share with you all the classic books I hope to read during the month of August for the #ClassicsAThon, hosted by Lucy Powrie, AKA, Lucy The Reader!  This is a super chill readathon, and it started August 1st, and goes throughout the entire month of August, ending on the 31st.  I’m jumping in a few days late, but that’s okay, I’m going with it!  The goal of… Read More

Hey everyone! Earlier this year, I announced that I was doing a 2018 Classics Challenge.  You can find out all the info about it in my original post, here! Now, my original plan was to share a post for each classic book I read.  Well, so far, I haven’t done that, lol!  So, I’ve decided that I will just update you all with how I’ve been doing so far. So far, I’ve… Read More

Title: Breakfast at Tiffany’s: A Short Novel and Three Stories by Truman Capote Pages: 162 Genres: Fiction, Classic, Short Stories Published by: Modern Library (Jan. 13th, 1994, originally 1958) Summary It’s New York in the 1940s, where the martinis flow from cocktail hour till breakfast at Tiffany’s. And nice girls don’t, except, of course, Holly Golightly. Pursued by Mafia gangsters and playboy millionaires, Holly is a fragile eyeful of tawny hair and turned-up nose, a heart-breaker,… Read More

Hi everyone!  Today, I’ve got a super exciting post to share with you all.  For 2018, two of my blogging and reading goals were 1) read more classics, and 2) host my own event/reading challenge.  Well, I decided to combine the two, and came up with a 2018 Classics Challenge!  The goal for this challenge is to simply read more classic literature based off the prompts below.  There are eleven prompts, so… Read More

Title: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell Pages: 1037 Genres: Historical Fiction, Romance, Classic Published by: Macmillan Publishers (June 30, 1936) Summary Gone with the Wind is a novel written by Margaret Mitchell, first published in 1936. The story is set in Clayton County, Georgia, and Atlanta during the American Civil War and Reconstruction era. It depicts the struggles of young Scarlett O’Hara, the spoiled daughter of a well-to-do plantation owner, who must use every… Read More

It’s Top Ten Tuesday again!  It’s a weekly bookish list created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is: Top Ten Books I Want My Future Children to Read Nancy Drew I’m going to start this off with my obvious answer: Nancy Drew!  If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know how much I love Nancy Drew. So, naturally, I’m planning on having all my future children read Nancy Drew and… Read More

Hey everyone!  So, I wanted to let you all know that I’m going to be participating in the Halloween Read-A-Thon hosted by Lauren @ Wonderless Reviews.  I love Halloween! I think it is such a fun holiday, and I absolutely love reading spooky, atmospheric books in October, and so when I saw this read-a-thon, I just knew I had to participate!  Be sure and check out Lauren’s blog to get all of the details!… Read More

Yikes! We are only 3 days away from October, and I’m just now posting about August’s classic…oops?  Better late than never, right? August’s Classic Originally Published: 1895 My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2 Synopsis: Here is Oscar Wilde’s most brilliant tour de force, a witty and buoyant comedy of manners that has delighted millions in countless productions since its first performance in London’s St. James’ Theatre on February 14, 1895. The Importance of Being Earnest is celebrated… Read More