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Book #34: We Have Always Lived in the Castle


Title: We Have Always Lived in the Castle
Author: Shirley Jackson
Original Publication Date: 1962
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Page Count: 147
Genre: Horror Fiction
Why: Recommended by Margot at Lectito
1)“I can’t help it when people are frightened,” said Merricat. “I always want to frighten them more.”
Friend(s) who would enjoy this book: Melanie at GTL (I know it is on your list!), Tyra, Mr. Quatro, Divya, Belle, Kate @ Read and Dream Continue reading “Book #34: We Have Always Lived in the Castle”

Book #33: Chronicle of a Death Foretold

*Just a quick note: Today is the one year anniversary of NapoleonSplit! Thanks to everyone for reading, it has been a fantastic year! Hope you enjoy this post!*


Title: Chronicle of a Death Foretold
Author: Gabriel García Márquez
Publication Date: 1982
Page Count: 120
Genre: Novel, Crime Fiction Continue reading “Book #33: Chronicle of a Death Foretold”


Book #32: Uncle Vanya

Title: Uncle Vanya
Author: Anton Checkhov
Publication Date: First published 1897
Page Count: 82
Genre: Drama
Why: I am on a play binge.
1) “Your convictions by themselves are nothing. Like, like, paint in the palette. It’s you should have been working, you, who should have been using them. Doing real work.”
2) “Where could we look to find a simple, unencumbered and spontaneous relation to our fellows, and the world? Where? No where. No where on this earth. I assure you.”
New words/phrases: Samovar, picayune, je ne sais quoi, torpor
Friend(s) who would enjoy this book: Jessica, Kate– you would absolutely love this play!, Tyra (maybe?) Continue reading “Book #32: Uncle Vanya”


Book #31: Twelfth Night or What You Will


Title: Twelfth Night
Author: William Shakespeare
Publication Date (First Published): 1601
Publisher: Signet Classics
Page Count: 220
Genre: Comedy (play)
Quotes: All in the review!
Friend(s) who would enjoy this book: Tyra, Claire, Alisha, Katie, Rohini, Mom Continue reading “Book #31: Twelfth Night or What You Will”


Book #30: Death of a Salesman

summer series*This book is part of The Summer Series in which a friend and I read 7 (carefully chosen) classics from June through September. For this reason, I will just include my thoughts on the book without a rating.*


Title: Death of A Salesman
Author: Arthur Miller
Publication Date: 1994 (originally 1949)
Publisher: Heinemann Library Continue reading “Book #30: Death of a Salesman”


Book #29: Invisible Man

summer series*This book is part of The Summer Series in which a friend and I read 7 (carefully chosen) classics from June through September. For this reason, I will just include my thoughts on the book without a rating.*

Title: Invisible Man
Author: Ralph Ellison Continue reading “Book #29: Invisible Man”


Book #28: Missoula


Title: Missoula
Author: Jon Krakauer
Publication Date: April 21, 2015
Publisher: Doubleday
Page Count: 349
Genre: Nonfiction
***NOTE FOR WHY: When I first learned about the Brock Turner Case and read the surface statistics of campus rapes, I was outraged. As a girl who will be attending college, I was angry not only at Turner and the lack of punishment he faced, but also (as the author states similarly) at myself for being “so uninformed ” about campus rape in general. With Melanie of GTL‘s help, I found this book, and am equal parts astounded and horrified by the stories within its pages. Continue reading “Book #28: Missoula”


Book #27: Beautiful Ape Girl Baby

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*I received this book in exchange for an honest review.*


Important note: Click HERE for my interview with Heather Fowler!

Title: Beautiful Ape Girl Baby
Author: Heather Fowler
Page Count: 295
Genre: Magical Realism/Fiction Novel
Publisher: Pink Narcissus Press
Release Date: June 15, 2016 Continue reading “Book #27: Beautiful Ape Girl Baby”


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