March Wrap Up

The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne - 4 stars I read this for my 19th-century American literature class and really enjoyed it. It's probably my favorite work by Hawthorne, and Zenobia is such a fantastic character. Full Review Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë - 4 stars This was a reread for my Victorian women novelists… Continue reading March Wrap Up

February Wrap Up

Hester by Margaret Oliphant - 4 stars This was for my Victorian women novelists independent study, and I enjoyed it. It's not as funny as Oliphant's Miss Marjoribanks, but I really enjoyed the plot and Catherine Vernon as a character. The Okay Witch by Emma Steinkellner - 4 stars This adorable middle grade graphic novel… Continue reading February Wrap Up

January Wrap Up

Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire - 4 stars I reread this for the second time for the Forgotten YA Gems book club. It is the first installment in the Wayward Children series and introduces Eleanor West's Home for Wayward Children and many of the characters we see throughout the series. We Play Ourselves… Continue reading January Wrap Up

December Wrap Up

Processed with VSCO with preset Bunny by Mona Awad - 3.5 stars I really still don't know how to describe this one. I'd heard great things about it and been looking forward to it since it was first released. It's a strange little book, but the satire of creative writing MFA programs is hilarious and… Continue reading December Wrap Up

October Wrap Up

Paying the Land by Joe Sacco - 5 stars I read piece of graphic journalism for my graphic narrative class and thought it was absolutely stunning. Sacco explores the history and current status of the Dene, an indigenous tribe in Canada. The artwork is stunning, and Sacco has clearly done his research. All the Good… Continue reading October Wrap Up

September Wrap Up

An Apology for Smectymnuus and The Reason for Church-Government by John Milton by John Milton - 2 stars These are two tracts Milton wrote criticizing the Church of England's structure. I read these for my Milton course. Honestly, they are just really dull. I don't think Milton is a good prose writer, and I heavily skimmed… Continue reading September Wrap Up