Classic · fiction · not a review

David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

This enormous story goes by quickly as you become more and more connected to David, his friends, and family. Even Dicken's viewed this book as his best and I couldn't agree more. SYNOPSIS Hugely admired by Tolstoy, David Copperfield is the novel that draws most closely from Charles Dickens's own life. Its eponymous hero, orphaned… Continue reading David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

Classic · FrighteninglyGoodRead

Frighteningly Good Reads: The Crucible by Arthur Miller

A required reading from my high school that I resisted as part of my Salem Witch Trials readings. This book means so much more to me now than when I read it at 15. SYNOPSIS "I believe that the reader will discover here the essential nature of one of the strangest and most awful chapters… Continue reading Frighteningly Good Reads: The Crucible by Arthur Miller

FrighteninglyGoodRead · Middle Grade

Frighteningly Good Read: Castle Hangnail by Ursula Vernon

This middle grade book features a 12 year old witch perfectly designed for me - her name is even Molly! I loved this story that gave me a smart and strong female lead and a core group of friends coming together to fight evil - it was good to the last page! SYNOPSIS When Molly… Continue reading Frighteningly Good Read: Castle Hangnail by Ursula Vernon

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October Reading Plan: Frighteningly Good Reads 2020

Last month was the first time I tried this and, honestly, it worked for me. I'm not sure that this type of plan would have worked last year but I will take all the grounding I can here in 2020. Every year I have spent October reading Frighteningly Good Reads and this October will be… Continue reading October Reading Plan: Frighteningly Good Reads 2020

Middle Grade · Mystery · series

Enola Holmes by Nancy Springer

The divine Netflix trailer brought this series back to my attention. Now that I have read the first book I cannot wait to get my hands on more! SYNOPSIS When Enola Holmes, the much younger sister of detective Sherlock Holmes, discovers her mother has disappeared—on her 14th birthday nonetheless—she knows she alone can find her.… Continue reading Enola Holmes by Nancy Springer