Lesser-known gems

Lesser-known classical books you shouldn't forget

Major Frank by A. L. G. Bosboom-Toussaint

I wasn’t sure if I wanted to write a review for this book. I wanted this blog to be about promoting books I think should be read, therefore I don’t … Continue reading

May 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Bridge over the Drina by Ivo Andrić

You have only to ocmpare various historical periods and you will see the progress and meaning of man’s struggle and therefore also the “theory” that gives sense and direction to … Continue reading

May 6, 2017 · 8 Comments

Life of the Countess Yolanda of Vianden by Brother Hermann

Yolanda of Vianden was the daughter of the Count of Vianden, and the book is about her struggles to be allowed to be a nun. This epic poem was first … Continue reading

April 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Tender is The Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

I read Tender is the Night for #CBAM2017 and Deweys 24 hours #readathon, and the book is about Rosemary and Doctor Richard having an affair behind the back of, and … Continue reading

April 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Ben Hur by Lewis Wallace

I’ve seen the film Ben Hur, and I knew it was about a man who was fighting Romans and riding chariots (yes, marvel at my memory XD). So I was … Continue reading

April 29, 2017 · 1 Comment

Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins

I love Wilkie Collins. And, considering most of his work is lesser known it’s always a treat to read his books because you don’t know what you are getting. So … Continue reading

April 29, 2017 · 5 Comments

The Maias by Eça de Queiroz

I read The Maias by Portuguese writer José Maria de Eça de Queiroz for #Tometopple, and it’s taken me a week to write the review. The truth is that I … Continue reading

April 29, 2017 · Leave a comment