πŸ“– The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (1846) β­β­β­

Hello, my fellow bookworms, today I am bringing you my thoughts on the classic adventure novel, The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, which was published back in 1846. I hoisted this weighty tome up at the very beginning of summer 2021 and it took me over three months to read it. Finally, finishing … Continue reading πŸ“– The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (1846) β­β­β­

πŸ“– Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery (1908) β­β­β­

Right at the end of August, I managed to slip in one more for my 10 Books of Summer, which was the short children's classic, Anne of Green Gables by the Canadian author, Lucy Maud Montgomery. This was first published in 1908 and due to its huge popularity has spawned a much-loved anthology series, been … Continue reading πŸ“– Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery (1908) β­β­β­

πŸ“– A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett β­β­β­

Due to quite a heavy first year (2018) into my new Classics Club list, I decided to go easier on myself by reading some more of the children’s classics on my list, this year. After finishing Jo's Boy by Louisa May Alcott, I immediately picked upΒ A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett, which I have … Continue reading πŸ“– A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett β­β­β­

The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory

Having loved The White Queen about Elizabeth Woodville and The Red Queen about Margaret Beaufort, I was very eager to continue reading Philippa Gregory’s popular Cousins’ War series. In which, Gregory retells the bloody rivalry between the Houses of York and Lancaster, what we now call the War of the Roses, through the eyes of … Continue reading The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory

πŸ“– Runemarks by Joanne M. Harris (Runemarks #1) β­β­β­

Since loving Joanne M. Harris' refreshing twist on Norse mythology in The Gospel of Loki, back in 2016, I have long been anticipating reading more, and yet Runemarks - Harris' 2007 young adult novel, also inspired by Norse mythology and folklore - has languished on my Kindle for several years! Shame on you, Jessica, shame! … Continue reading πŸ“– Runemarks by Joanne M. Harris (Runemarks #1) β­β­β­