The Quiet American

As an English major at a pretty reputable university, I end up reading a lot more classics in the classroom than most people do in their free time. In the course of my time at Yale, I’ve read (literally) every single work of Jane Austen, 32/37 of Shakespeare’s plays, and the entirety of Paradise Lost….

February New Releases

This month is pretty action packed, with the third installment in The Red Queen Series hitting shelves, along with a new Neil Gaiman book and a new George Saunders novel!

The Magnolia Story

I’m a sucker for a good book. My fascination with Home and Garden Television is unparalleled. Combining those two things makes me very happy. That’s why I was so happy to see that Chip and Joanna Gaines, of Fixer Upper fame, were writing a book.

Shop Spotlight: Authored Adornments

Today, I’d like to take some time to spotlight a shop that you HAVE to check out if you love books! Authored Adornments is an etsy shop that specializes in bookish gear for the reader who LOVES The classics. I first discovered Authored Adornments when I received a “Curiouser and Curiouser” bookmark from them in…

Book of the Month Club

Back in the fall,around the end of September, I received an email from a friend about something called ‘The Book of the Month Club’ and it included a coupon/discount code that made my first monthly $5. $5 for a book? Heck yes.

Bookish Mugs

There’s nothing better than curling up with a good book and a hot cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate, so I’ve put together a list of some of my favorite “bookish” mugs, inspired by literature old and new and perfect for whatever you’re drinking. The Banned Book Mug  First Lines of Literature Mug Currently…

Hillbilly Elegy

During this past summer, I worked at a nonfiction publishing company and ended up spending most of those three months watching what was hot in the nonfiction book world, especially on the conservative front. Towards the end of June, the nonfiction book market was completely taken over by one book: Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of…

Three Dark Crowns

Back in September, I received my first Owlcrate box and the theme was “darkness” I was so excited to see that the book was Three Dark Crowns.

Conservative Reads

Part of the impetus behind starting this blog was the numerous requests I had on my book related posts on another website,, to give book recommendations or start a bookclub, so this site has to include a recommendation of my favorite conservative reads! I’ve known I was a conservative since elementary school, but I…

The Sun is Also a Star

My December book of the month pick was The Sun Is Also a Star and I actually read it within a month of receiving it, which almost never happens anymore! I was certainly not disappointed! This book lives up to the hype, and if you love contemporary YA novels you have to read this. Set…