Review of Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward

Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward. ★★★★ I would not have picked up Salvage the Bones if it wasn’t assigned for school, but I’m glad I read it. I enjoyed it a lot more than I expected to and got really involved. It has a sort of addicting quality to it. From the back: A hurricane is building over…

Review of As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner. ★1/2 I hated As I Lay Dying. Part of me worries about this, since it’s a classic and presumably there must be something great about it. But whatever it is that makes people like Faulkner completely skipped me by. I think I should preface the rest of the review with…

Review of Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. ★★★★ With Jane Austen, I think there’s always a lot that I don’t understand but that hasn’t stopped me from enjoying her books. Unlike when I read Pride and Prejudice, I had no idea what happened in Sense and Sensibility or even what it was about. I’m glad this was the case – knowing…

Review of Atonement by Ian McEwan

Atonement by Ian McEwan. ★★1/2 I would not have read and certainly would not have finished Atonement if it were not required reading for my English class. Not much happens in Atonement. I can enjoy books were there’s not much happening, but in that case I have to enjoy the characters. I didn’t enjoy these characters. They were not sympathetic,…

Review of How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster

How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines by Thomas C. Foster. ★★ First off, I would not have picked this up (and certainly not read all of it) if it hadn’t been assigned reading for school. I have little interest in reading a book on how to…

Review of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. ★★★★ 1/2 Four stars for my enjoyment of it, the half star because I think so much of it went over my head. Going into Pride and Prejudice, I already knew who the characters were, all the plot turns, and how everything ended up. I was also expecting to struggle with reading it….