Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë – Book Review

Title: Wuthering Heights Author: Emily Brontë Genre: Classic Fiction, Gothic Blurb from Goodreads Lockwood, the new tenant of Thrushcross Grange, situated on the bleak Yorkshire moors, is forced to seek shelter one night at Wuthering Heights, the home of his landlord. There he discovers the history of the tempestuous events that took place years before; … Continue reading Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë – Book Review

Mansfield Park by Jane Austen – Book Review

Title: Mansfield Park Author: Jane Austen Genre: Classic Fiction Blurb from Goodreads Taken from the poverty of her parents' home in Portsmouth, Fanny Price is brought up with her rich cousins at Mansfield Park, acutely aware of her humble rank and with her cousin Edmund as her sole ally. During her uncle's absence in Antigua, … Continue reading Mansfield Park by Jane Austen – Book Review

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott – A Review of and Personal Reflection on the Series

There are three books in the Little Women series written by Louisa May Alcott. However, Little Women was first published in two parts: 1. Little Women Volume 1, containing 23 chapters. 2. Little Women Volume 2, also titled Good Wives. These have been republished in one book, also titled Little Women, containing 47 chapters Little … Continue reading Little Women by Louisa May Alcott – A Review of and Personal Reflection on the Series

Someone at a Distance by Dorothy Whipple – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads Written in 1953, the last book by novelist Dorothy Whipple, Someone at a Distance is a story about the destruction of a marriage. Ellen is “that unfashionable creature, a happy housewife” who loves her life in the English countryside. She tends her garden, dotes on her children, and, when she remembers, visits … Continue reading Someone at a Distance by Dorothy Whipple – Book Review

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams – Series Review

Blurb from Goodreads Suppose a good friend calmly told you over a round of drinks that the world was about to end? And suppose your friend went on to confess that he wasn't from around here at all, but rather from a small planet near Betelgeuse? And what if the world really did come to … Continue reading The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams – Series Review

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Oz #1) by L. Frank Baum – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads Follow the yellow brick road! Dorothy thinks she is lost forever when a terrifying tornado crashes through Kansas and whisks her and her dog, Toto, far away to the magical land of Oz. To get home Dorothy must follow the yellow brick road to the Emerald City and find the wonderfully mysterious … Continue reading The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Oz #1) by L. Frank Baum – Book Review

They Were Sisters by Dorothy Whipple – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads Three sisters marry very different men and the choices they make determine whether they will flourish, be tamed or be repressed. Lucy's husband is her beloved companion; Vera's husband bores her and she turns elsewhere; And Charlotte's husband is a bully who turns a high-spirited naive young girl into a deeply unhappy … Continue reading They Were Sisters by Dorothy Whipple – Book Review

Possession by A.S. Byatt – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads "Possession" is an exhilarating novel of wit and romance, at once an intellectual mystery and a triumphant love story. "Literary critics make natural detectives," says Maud Bailey, heroine of a mystery where the clues lurk in university libraries, old letters, and dusty journals. Together with Roland Michell, a fellow academic and accidental … Continue reading Possession by A.S. Byatt – Book Review

Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads A landmark in LGBT fiction, this captivating story of two teenage girls who fall in love is a “classic of the genre” (Publishers Weekly). When Liza Winthrop first lays eyes on Annie Kenyon at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, she knows there’s something special between them. Soon, their close friendship develops into … Continue reading Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden – Book Review

‘Northanger Abbey’ by Jane Austen – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads 'To look almost pretty, is an acquisition of higher delight to a girl who has been looking plain the first fifteen years of her life, than a beauty from her cradle can ever receive' During an eventful season at Bath, young, naïve Catherine Morland experiences the joys of fashionable society for the first time. … Continue reading ‘Northanger Abbey’ by Jane Austen – Book Review

A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Books by Charles Dickens – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads Dickens's A Christmas Carol has gripped the public imagination since it was first published in 1843, and it is now as much a part of Christmas as mistletoe or plum pudding. It is a ghost story set at Christmastime in which a bad-tempered skinflint learns the error of his ways. Ebenezer Scrooge … Continue reading A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Books by Charles Dickens – Book Review

‘Love in the Time of Cholera’ by Gabriel Garcia Marquez – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads Florentino Ariza is a hopeless romantic who falls passionately for the beautiful Fermina Daza. Instead Fermina marries a distinguished doctor, while Florentino can only wait silently for her. He can never forget his first and only true love. Then, fifty-one years, nine months and four days later, Fermina's husband dies unexpectedly. At … Continue reading ‘Love in the Time of Cholera’ by Gabriel Garcia Marquez – Book Review