Category: Back to the Classics Book Challenge 2015

2015 Reading Challenge End-of-the-Year Update

2015 Reading Challenge End-of-the-Year Update

On January 2nd of last year I set out to participate in 6 themed challenges as well as posting an overall goal on Goodreads. In some ways I was more successful than others. I beat my Goodreads and Flights of Fantasy goal twice over, my TBR Pile and Historical Fiction goals only once, and didn’t quite succeed with my Banned Books and Back to the Classics challenges. Oh, well! […]

Book Review: Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Book Review: Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

“Fifteen men on the Dead Man’s Chest Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum! Drink and the devil had done for the rest Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!” I’ve been wanting to read Robert Louis Stevenson’s Classic, Treasure Island, for years, but kept putting it off. Partly because I was afraid it wouldn’t live up to the […]

Book Review: The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

Book Review: The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

The Good…: J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit is a classic novel that is the prelude to The Lord of the Rings. In the novel we learn more about Frodo’s uncle Bilbo, and how he came to possess “The One Ring to Rule Them All.” Gandalf enlists Bilbo as a burglar to help a band of dwarves […]

Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR List

Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR List

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic, courtesy of the good folks over at The Broke and the Bookish, is a list of the books I’m planning to read this spring, that have sat in my TBR (To Be Read) pile forever. If you aren’t familiar with having a TBR List, it’s the new, shiny books that wooed you while […]

Book Review: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia) by C. S. Lewis

Book Review: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia) by C. S. Lewis

“Do not cite the Deep Magic to me, Witch. I was there when it was written.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe The Good…: All of the characters feel so real when you read the book. Edmund is just as annoying as the first time I read this book, but that makes his […]

Book Review: Catcher in the Rye

Book Review: Catcher in the Rye

The Good…: I haven’t read Catcher in the Rye since high school, but always remembered it as one of my favorite books. It’s funny how your opinion of books can change through the years, as you have more experiences. While I did enjoy the book this time around, my point of view has changed. In the novel, […]

Book Review: Alice in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

Book Review: Alice in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

The Good…: Lewis Carroll’s timeless classic is imaginative and fun! In London, England in 1866, a young girl follows a white rabbit through a rabbit hole, and discovers a magical place she never knew existed. Carroll’s characters are odd, but interesting. The Bad…: As a children’s novel the story is short. Carroll’s world is so […]

2015 Reading Challenges (UPDATED)

2015 Reading Challenges (UPDATED)

For the fourth year in a row I have decided to take part in Goodreads 2015 Reading Challenge. This fun, and often stressful, book challenge is a great way to make sure I pay more attention to what I read. Last year I pledged 65 books, read 99, 89 of which counted towards my goal. I […]