Category: Classic Works
Classics: The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
Hi, friends. Today’s classic is the first novel I’ve read from Hardy, who wasn’t a Victorian (Charles Dickens, the Brontë sisters) yet not quite Modernist (D.H. Lawrence, Virginia Woolf). This book has elements of both styles. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy Published in 1886, The Mayor of Casterbridge explores the high’s and low’s of our protagonist,…
Classics: Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
Hi, friends. Today’s classic is an eerie drama perfect for cozying up to a fire and indulging in these last few winter months. Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier Published in 1938, Rebecca is a drama shrouded in darkness and mystery–a tortured love story with a supernatural vibe. In the first couple chapters, our narrator speaks…
Books I Read in 2018 (Fiction & Scripture)
Hi, friends. Between working on blog posts, reading others’ blog posts, reading scripture, reading books, and everything else (working out, watching movies with my film-obsessed boyfriend, life), I don’t have as much time in the day as I wish I did! As I squeezing reading time in the nooks and crannies of life, I do…
Classics: The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
Hi, friends. Today’s book is short and bizarre but is considered a Modernist classic.
Classics: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Hi, friends. Since Halloween is tomorrow, today’s classic novel depicts an eerie tale of magic and horror. The story is dark yet entertaining, outrageous, and even deviant.
Classics: The Alchemist by Paul Coelho
Hi, friends. Today’s modern classic relates to achieving our dreams. It blends religious themes with a story of a grand journey.
Classics: 1984 by George Orwell
Hi, friends. Today’s well-known classic seems to grow more relevant with time. [Though it’s ironic to think that both liberals and conservatives could read that sentence and think “Yep!” for different reasons.] In my opinion, circumstances change, but people don’t!
Classics: Roxana by Daniel Defoe
Hi, friends. Today’s classic dates all the way back to the eighteenth century, but the themes addressed in it are still relevant in a way that’s a bit shocking but entertaining.
Classics: The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
Hi, friends. Today’s classic post comes from an author whose novels resemble the Victorian era (England, mid 1800’s-1900) but are set in the early 1900’s in New York.
Classics: Beloved by Toni Morrison
Hi, friends. Today’s classic is a page turner. Several of my favorite literary works were penned by black women—Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, now this one. I suspect that my Southern roots play a role in that. [Many readers struggle with phonetically-written black dialogue, but it’s…