Review: The Grapes of Wrath

            I read in a literary journal that in writing The Grapes of Wrath Steinbeck was not interested in presenting a cure to the plight of the Okies. This I disagree with. Although it is clear the author has no political or tangible answer, he does provide one. The purpose of this narrative of socialContinue reading “Review: The Grapes of Wrath”

Book Review: Villette by Charlotte Bronte

Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre has long been a favorite of mine. My reading of Jane Eyre in seventh grade sparked a love for classic literature that has only grown since. Villette, along with Shirley, has sat on one of my many bookshelves for… well… years if I’m honest. But a few weeks ago I found myself hungry for some goodContinue reading “Book Review: Villette by Charlotte Bronte”

Review: Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis

I knew Till We Have Faces would be good. After all, everything CS Lewis writes is pure prosaic and philosophical genius. But I didn’t anticipate the affects of its goodness. This one was one of those books where, after I finished, I sat in awe, not capable of anything more. Even two weeks after pickingContinue reading “Review: Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis”

Review: Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain

Testament of Youth has had a hold on my heart since the first time I watched the beautifully haunting film. Something about the tragedy and pathos of the story resonates so deeply in me.  I believe Vera Brittain’s WWI memoir is meant to have that affect on one. There’s good reason for why this book wasContinue reading “Review: Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain”