What to Read and Why

I was first introduced to novelist and literary critic Francine Prose through her essay collection Reading Like a Writer, so I was intrigued when I found out she had a new collection coming out,

10 More Books with Characters Named Jane

I just finished reading an ARC for My Plain Jane, out this June, and I am SO EXCITED about it that I put together this list of 10 other books with characters named Jane in its honor!

FFL Reading Challenge: A Classic Written by a Woman

One of the prompts on the FFL reading challenge this year is a classic written by a woman. As an English major, I could list a hundred off the top of my head, which would include just about every book ever written by a Bronte or an Austen or an Alcott

March Reading Recap

I upped my reading count in March, and as of the writing of this blog, I have read 34 books in 2018!

Nabokov’s Favorite Word is Mauve

What word does an author rely on too heavily? Are certain authors more sexist than others? Should we really avoid exclamation points and adverbs?