I have a thing for boarding school books—I was also a big Zoey 101 fan back in the day. It’s such a foreign concept, but there is a small part of me that wishes I would have gone to one. They just seem so sophisticated. Another thing I love is Sherlock Holmes. Okay, most of my knowledge comes from the show Sherlock.
Goodreads synopsis for the first book, A Study in Charlotte:
The last thing Jamie Watson wants is a rugby scholarship to Sherringford, a Connecticut prep school just an hour away from his estranged father. But that’s not the only complication: Sherringford is also home to Charlotte Holmes, the famous detective’s great-great-great-granddaughter, who has inherited not only Sherlock’s genius but also his volatile temperament. From everything Jamie has heard about Charlotte, it seems safer to admire her from afar.
From the moment they meet, there’s a tense energy between them, and they seem more destined to be rivals than anything else. But when a Sherringford student dies under suspicious circumstances, ripped straight from the most terrifying of the Sherlock Holmes stories, Jamie can no longer afford to keep his distance. Jamie and Charlotte are being framed for murder, and only Charlotte can clear their names. But danger is mounting and nowhere is safe—and the only people they can trust are each other
Continue reading ➞ A Charlotte Holmes Story
Like last month, when choosing which classic I was going to read was fueled by a movie. I had an urge to watch the 1995 classic, A Little Princess. This movie was a huge part of my childhood. My sister and I have probably seen it over fifty times, but I had never read the book. I owned this beautiful Puffin Classic edition—that so perfectly match my Little Women and Anne of Green Gables copies (thanks Anthropologie)—so I was ready to dive into this whimsical story.
Continue reading ➞ A Little Princess: Movie vs. Book
There needs to be more YA stories that take place during college. Plain and simple. It’s as if when you graduate high school you go straight into the smutty/romance novels of New Adult. Your journey in finding yourself doesn’t stop when you leave those high school halls.
Continue reading ➞ Let’s Talk About Love – College in YA
I’ve decided to start integrating more classics into my TBR list this year. Out of my 100 Goodreads goal for the year, I want to read 12 classics—essentially one per month.
Continue reading ➞ Little Women
I read 95 books in 2017. 95 BOOKS! This was the best reading I’ve ever had. I read diversely—both in authors and subject matter. I branched out of my comfort zone and discovered I kind of like mysteries? Yes, most of the books I read are Young Adult, but the atmosphere there is so inspiring. If I made a list of my favorite books of the year it would probably be over 50 books long. So, I decided to do a list of my favorite authors I read this year instead. The list will be in alphabetical order and some authors are listed with more than one book. Let’s get started!
Continue reading ➞ Favorite Authors of 2017
Hello! Not going to lie, 2017 was pretty garbage on the movie front; it was pretty garbage all around but that’s for another time. Most of the movies this year just lacked creativity and originality, in my opinion. Still, I was able to scrounge up ten films that made me happy this year. Here are my Top Ten Movies of 2017!
Continue reading ➞ Top Ten Movies of 2017