• December Classic Literature

    For my December, I thought it would be appropriate to choose A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. I love this Christmas classic tale, which is one of Dickens’ genius storytelling at work. Reading A Christmas Carol during this time of year has been somewhat of a tradition for me personally, and it’s always nice to watch the movie too!

    It’s a story with many relevant long-lasting themes. Themes that can easily be relatable and stand the test of time.

    My favorite character in the book is Scrooge. At the beginning of the story he’s a grumpy, cold-hearted man, and by the end of the story, he becomes a changed man. I love a happy ending!

    And how can we forget the other characters such as Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, Fezziwig, The Ghost of Christmas Past, and so on. These characters are unmistakenably classic.

    With the weather getting chilly outside, I can’t wait to snuggle up by the fireside and read this book!

  • November Classic Literature

    For this month’s classic read, I chose Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. This is one of my all time favorite book. How can anyone not enjoy the drama that ensues between Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy? Especially when it’s about wealth, class, and marriage.

    Reading this book can be a challenge for some, so don’t let the writing style and structure intimidate you.

    Once you’re done reading this book, make sure you put on your favorite film version of Pride and Prejudice and watch it too. If you care to know…my favorite is the Kiera Knightly version.

    So grab yourself a hot cup of tea, snuggle in, and happy reading!

  • October Classic Literature

    Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

    I first read this novel for book club and I loved it! I thought it would be perfect for October since an adaptation of this novel will be on Netflix beginning Oct. 21, 2020.

    This novel was a quick and suspenseful read for me. The story is about a young woman who meets an older, wealthy and charming man named Maxim de Winter. They fall in love, and marry. Maxim’s past and previous marriage to his former wife Rebecca comes into question. Everyone in town loved Rebecca and seem devasted at her untimely death.

    Maxim’s new wife is constantly being compared to the well-loved Rebecca. She even has to endure the cruelty from Rebecca’s maid, Mrs. Danvers. As the story begins to unfold, we discover that Rebecca was not all that great and that she hid important details about herself to her husband, Maxim.

    I won’t reveal the full synopsis of this novel, or what happens in the end but it’s a must read!

    I’m looking forward to seeing what Netflix’s adaptation will be like compared to the novel. Let me know what you think!