Book Review: Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen|#AustenBookClub BOTM-March

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Jane Austen’s first novel—published posthumously in 1818—tells the story of Catherine Morland and her dangerously sweet nature, innocence, and sometime self-delusion. Though Austen’s fallible heroine is repeatedly drawn into scrapes while vacationing at Bath and during her subsequent visit to Northanger Abbey, Catherine eventually triumphs, blossoming into a discerning woman who learnsContinue reading “Book Review: Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen|#AustenBookClub BOTM-March”

The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera |Book Review|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): In The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera tells the story of a young woman in love with a man torn between his love for her and his incorrigible womanizing and one of his mistresses and her humbly faithful lover. This magnificent novel juxtaposes geographically distant places, brilliant and playful reflections, and aContinue reading “The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera |Book Review|”

Book Review: Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson

Snow Falling on Cedars Author: David Guterson Publisher: Bloomsbury (Modern Classics Edition) Genre: Classic, Mystery Blurb (as on Goodreads): Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award in 1995 and the American Booksellers Association Book of the Year Award San Piedro Island, north of Puget Sound, is a place so isolated that no one who lives there can affordContinue reading “Book Review: Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson”

Book Review: Animal Farm by George Orwell

Animal Farm Author: George Orwell Genre: Classic Blurb (as on Goodreads): As ferociously fresh as it was more than a half-century ago, this remarkable allegory of a downtrodden society of overworked, mistreated animals, and their quest to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality is one of the most scathing satires ever published. AsContinue reading “Book Review: Animal Farm by George Orwell”

Book Review: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

“Nolite te bastardes carborundorum. Don’t let the bastards grind you down.” The Handmaid’s Tale Publisher: Vintage Classics Blurb (as on Goodreads): Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures insteadContinue reading “Book Review: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood”