Book Club June 2020: Beloved by Toni Morrison

Title: Beloved Author: Toni Morrison Publisher: Vintage Page Count: 324 Publication Date: 1987 Category/Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Cultural, African-American, Classics, American History Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.85) Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Toni Morrison’s Beloved is a spellbinding and dazzlingly innovative portrait of a woman haunted by the past. Sethe was born a slave and escaped to … Continue reading Book Club June 2020: Beloved by Toni Morrison

Book Club March 2020: Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Title: Northanger Abbey Author: Jane Austen Publisher: Collins Classics Page Count: 251 Publication Date: 1817 Category/Genre: Fiction, Classics, Romance Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.82) 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 … Continue reading Book Club March 2020: Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Book Club November: Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut

Title: Breakfast of Champions Author: Kurt Vonnegut Publisher:  Dell Publishing Page Count: 303 Publication Date: 1999 Category/Genre: Fiction, Classics, Science Fiction, Humor, Literature Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.07) In Breakfast of Champions, one of Kurt Vonnegut’s most beloved characters, the aging writer Kilgore Trout, finds to his horror that a Midwest car dealer is taking his fiction as truth. What follows … Continue reading Book Club November: Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut

August Reading Challenge: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

For the 2019 Reading Challenge, where I was supposed to be selecting a book to read to a child, I had chosen to (re)read the famed French story The Little Prince. This poetic tale is of a little boy who strikes out on his own and begins to understand the world through his encounters with … Continue reading August Reading Challenge: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

June BookClub: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Title:  The Alchemist Author: Paulo Coelho Publisher:  HarperCollins Page Count: 197 Publication Date: 1988 Category/Genre: Fiction, Classics, Fantasy, Inspirational, Philosophy, Mysticism Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.85) Paulo Coelho’s masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different—and far more … Continue reading June BookClub: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho