• 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!

  • September Classic Literature

    Yikes! I’ve been pretty busy with editing my own book, and totally forgot to schedule September’s blog post. It’s been crazy, but…here it is.

    This classic is one of my all time favorites too!

    Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

    Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson is perhaps better known for his other famous work: Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde. Treasure Island, however is one of his classic tale of treasure hunting and pirates, way before Pirates of Carribean.

    I read this book when I was a young adult, and then later actually read Stevenson’s biography in college. He seemed so lost with writer’s block, until he came across a story idea from a map his stepson drew for him.

    Treasure Island is an interesting story told through a teenager by the name of Jim Hawkins. It’s not just a story about pirates, but a fascinating and adventurous story that is filled with many themes. Some of the them are: greed, deception, lies, bravery, endurance, and trust.

    I hope you’ll pick up this classic and enjoy reading it!

  • July/August Classic Literature

    For this month’s classic literature reading selection, I chose Alexandre Dumas’ book The Count of Monte Cristo. It’s a heavy book reaching over 1400 pages, which is why I thought it would be worth 2 months of reading.

    The Count of Monte Cristo was first published in 1844, and has withstood the test of time. This thriller/love story takes the reader along on a journey set against the backdrop of a post-Napoleonic era.

    The story begins with Edmond Dantes, a young sailor falsely accused of treason. The reader follows him from his false imprisonment, and all the way towards his plot for revenge.

    This is one of my favorite books. Apparently there’s a movie adaptation. I have never watched the movie, and don’t plan to. I just don’t want to become disappointed.

    Happy reading!

    Xx Katie