Book List: Dark Academia

Fall is the perfect time to dive into dark academia books. These are books with an emphasis in knowledge, literature, and the arts but with much darker tones and can be somewhat pessimistic towards humanity, though I find them inspiring and cozy. The Secret History by Donna Tart Genre: Mystery Average Goodreads Rating: 4.15 At…… Continue reading Book List: Dark Academia

Book List: Books for Dog Lovers

Dog is man’s best friend, or so they say. I’m more of a cat person myself, but I still love dogs. I’m usually wary of reading books with dogs because the dog always seems to die and I can’t handle it. So here are some books with our furry friends where the dog doesn’t die.…… Continue reading Book List: Books for Dog Lovers

Characters I’d Name My Children After

It’s probably a bad idea to name your kids after fictional characters, but it’s also something I would totally do. I say that now because I don’t have kids, of course. But if I did, and didn’t want them to be bullied, but wanted them to be named after some badass characters…I think these would…… Continue reading Characters I’d Name My Children After

Book Lists: Bronte Retellings

I adore retellings and I also adore the Bronte sisters. Emily, Charlotte, and Anne Bronte wrote some well-known classics like Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre. And I bet you that there are loads of retellings of their works. The Madwoman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell Genre: Mystery Average Goodreads Rating: 3.64 When Samantha Whipple’s father dies,…… Continue reading Book Lists: Bronte Retellings

Book Review: The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova (Little Brown)

I finally did it! I finished the massive tome that is The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova, published by Little Brown. It comes in at a whopping 704 pages. This is a book I got in a blind date book box over a year ago and only just got around to reading it…oops. Elizabeth Kostova’s debut…… Continue reading Book Review: The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova (Little Brown)

Book List: Magical Schools

I love magical schools. For one, the idea of having to learn and train magic makes it all seem much more plausible. But..I would love to learn and train magic. I would never complain about the homework like Harry Potter did. How cool would it be?? A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin…… Continue reading Book List: Magical Schools

Ways to Die in a Novel

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In my humble opinion, very few books deserve a five star rating if there isn’t some type of sacrifice, usually in the form of a character death if it’s a fantasy. However, you can say that ways characters die are unique, and not at all like it is in the real world. Plus, I know…… Continue reading Ways to Die in a Novel

Book List: Aliens

The world is crazy right now. I think we can all agree on that. But you know what would be crazier? Aliens. Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir Genre: Science Fiction Average Goodreads Rating: 4.53 Ryland wakes up on a spaceship with no memory and a couple of corpses. Turns out, he’s the sole survivor…… Continue reading Book List: Aliens

Book Lists: Red Riding Hood Retellings

I’m such a sucker for retellings, and Little Red Riding Hood is a classic. I also feel like it’s the perfect fairy-tale for winter; the journey to the path, the evil wolf, Grandma sick in bed–these all have a very wintry feel to them. For the Wolf by Hannah F. Whitten Genre: Fantasy Average Goodreads…… Continue reading Book Lists: Red Riding Hood Retellings

Bookish Playlist: Greek Mythology

This playlist is dedicated to the Greek myths and their retellings–from the Madeline Miller books to the Percy Jackson universe to the fire of Hades himself. The Cult of Dionysus by The Orion ExperienceGreek Tragedy by The Wombats, Oliver NelsonAchilles Come Down by Gangs of YouthAlrighty Aphrodite by Peach PitPompeii by BastillePomegranate Seeds by Julian…… Continue reading Bookish Playlist: Greek Mythology