I think you all know how much I loved reading Pride and Prejudice by now (You can read my review here). My love took me so far as to watch the movie on the very same day I finished the book. If there’s anything a book lover is worried about it’s that the movie won’t do the book justice. I knew how beloved the 2005 movie was to many Austen fans and I was hoping I would be one of them. This movie was exactly what I wanted and more!
It’s time I announce our book club pick for January! I’m so excited to start reading this book. The book club will hopefully be exploring different genres this year. Our first genre will be historical fiction! If you aren’t a part of the club but would like to you can find us on Goodreads.
January Book Club Pick
In the early 1900s, teenaged Sunja, the adored daughter of a crippled fisherman, falls for a wealthy stranger at the seashore near her home in Korea. He promises her the world, but when she discovers she is pregnant–and that her lover is married–she refuses to be bought. Instead, she accepts an offer of marriage from a gentle, sickly minister passing through on his way to Japan. But her decision to abandon her home, and to reject her son’s powerful father, sets off a dramatic saga that will echo down through the generations.
Richly told and profoundly moving, Pachinko is a story of love, sacrifice, ambition, and loyalty. From bustling street markets to the halls of Japan’s finest universities to the pachinko parlors of the criminal underworld, Lee’s complex and passionate characters–strong, stubborn women, devoted sisters and sons, fathers shaken by moral crisis–survive and thrive against the indifferent arc of history.
Now, how excited do you think I was when I found out about this movie? Love and Monsters was one of my most anticipated movies from last year. I managed to finally see it this month, and let me tell you that I was not disappointed. This was such a fun movie and one that I loved a lot more than expected!
Author: Jasmine Warga // Published: May 11, 2021
Cora hasn’t spoken to her best friend, Quinn, in a year.
Despite living next door to each other, they exist in separate worlds of grief. Cora is still grappling with the death of her beloved sister in a school shooting, and Quinn is carrying the guilt of what her brother did.
On the day of Cora’s twelfth birthday, Quinn leaves a box on her doorstep with a note. She has decided that the only way to fix things is to go back in time to the moment before her brother changed all their lives forever—and stop him.
In spite of herself, Cora wants to believe. And so the two former friends begin working together to open a wormhole in the fabric of the universe. But as they attempt to unravel the mysteries of time travel to save their siblings, they learn that the magic of their friendship may actually be the key to saving themselves.
Author: Jane Austen // Published: 1813
Pride And Prejudice, the story of Mrs. Bennet’s attempts to marry off her five daughters is one of the best-loved and most enduring classics in English literature. Excitement fizzes through the Bennet household at Longbourn in Hertfordshire when young, eligible Mr. Charles Bingley rents the fine house nearby. He may have sisters, but he also has male friends, and one of these—the haughty, and even wealthier, Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy—irks the vivacious Elizabeth Bennet, the second of the Bennet girls. She annoys him. Which is how we know they must one day marry. The romantic clash between the opinionated Elizabeth and Darcy is a splendid rendition of civilized sparring. As the characters dance a delicate quadrille of flirtation and intrigue, Jane Austen’s radiantly caustic wit and keen observation sparkle.
Would it be the start of a month without a TBR post? I think not. So far I’ve read 3 books this month and all were picked according to my mood. I’m going to continue mood reading most probably but there are a few books that I’d really love to get to this month.
It’s time for a 5 star prediction post! So many books are on my list for this year, and although I’m taking things slow I still want to predict if some of these reads will be 5 star reads or not. I obviously hope these books blow my mind but you never know. Here are some of my book prediction!
Author: Agatha Christie // Published: February 1932
Hercule Poirot is vacationing on the Cornish coast when he meets Nick Buckly. Nick is the young and reckless mistress of End House, an imposing structure perched on the rocky cliffs of St. Loo.
Poirot has taken a particular interest in the young woman who has recently narrowly escaped a series of life-threatening accidents. Something tells the Belgian sleuth that these so-called accidents are more than just mere coincidences or a spate of bad luck. It seems all too clear to him that someone is trying to do away with poor Nick, but who? And, what is the motive? In his quest for answers, Poirot must delve into the dark history of End House. The deeper he gets into his investigation, the more certain he is that the killer will soon strike again. And, this time, Nick may not escape with her life.
It’s the start of 2021 and my blog content for the year is starting to come together. With that being said I bring to you my mini reviews of the reboot Star Trek movies. Let me start by saying that I am totally new to the world of Star Trek. I watched the three movies over the course of three days in December and might I add that I am in love. I don’t really have enough thoughts for individual reviews so here are my mini thoughts on these movies.
Happy new year! Can anyone believe that the year is finally over? last year felt like the longest year ever and I’m just hoping this one will be a good one. On today’s post I’ll be sharing my top books of last year, movies and shows that got me through quarantine and the year as a whole, as well as some of my goals for the new year!