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The Classics Book Tag

Hi everyone –  I have just seen this Classics Tag over at Erika Bookventureland the Tag was originally created by It’s a Book World. Reading more classics is one of my goals for 2016 but for now here’s a look at the classics I’ve read so far and what I hope to read in 2016 and beyond.

An over-hyped classic you didn’t really like.

I’m really on the fence about Wuthering Heights, I love the story in its self but I don’t think it’s written in the best way. I think it’s the fact it’s being told from the perspective of a guest at Wuthering Heights. Everything that happens to the characters is second/third hand information if it was from Kathy and Heathcliffs POV I think the story would have resented much more with me. I adore the (2009) adaptation with Tom Hardy though definitely worth watching.


Kathy and Heathcliff (2009)

Favourite time period to read about.

I really enjoy reading about World War I & II some of my favourites are Bird Song and Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman.


Favourite Fairy Tale. 

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My favourite fairy tale is probably Cinderella the idea of being down on your luck and being rescued appeals to most of us when we’re feeling low. But I can’t deny that Beauty and the Beast comes a close second, Belle is a lover of books after all!

What is the most embarrassing classic you haven’t read?

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Probably Jane Eyre, thanks to endless adaptations I am very familiar with the story and prefer to read books when I don’t know the plot. But Jane Eyre is on my tbr for 2016 because I’m thinking it’s about time.

Top 5 classics you would like to read soon.

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

War and Peace 1

Emma by Jane Austen

North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell (I have actually started this and so far so good, the BBC series is what inspired by to start reading this and Mr. Thornton I just… ❤

1984 by George Orwell

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

Favourite modern book/series based on a classic.


Splintered by A.G Howard is a modern day YA Re-telling of Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. If you like Alice in Wonderland, fairy-tales and a love triangle to end all love triangles then this three book series is for you.

Favourite movie/tv show based on a classic.

This is a tough one because there are some great adaptations out there but for me Pride and Prejudice would have to be fave. Mathew McFadden has to be my  favourite Darcy (sorry Colin!)

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Worst classic adaptation. 

The most recent adaptation of Anna Karenina, I am a fan of Keira Knightly  and watch most of her films but this particularly adaptation was filmed in a very particular style almost like it was filmed in a theatre and I just didn’t enjoy it.

Anna and Vronsky

Favourite edition you would like to collect (more) classics from.

I love the Penguin English Library editions I already have a few and hope to carry on collecting.

An underhyped classic you’d recommend to everyone.

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Cheerful Weather for the Wedding by Julia Strachey to read my review of the film adaptation click here.

And here are my tags! 🙂

Carries Book Reviews

Art and Soul

The Book Finch

Comfy Reading

Your Daughters Book Shelf

Hope you enjoyed my classics tag, happy reading everyone!





Splintered by A.G Howard Review

I’m not going to tell a lie, I bought this book because of the cover (which is exquisite by the way.)

Yes, I’m one of THOSE people, a magpie of the book world, and I not a ashamed to admit it.

Splintered Cover

Splintered Cover

I have to say that Splintered is much more than just looks, it’s a Young Adult Alice in Wonderland re-telling with a kick! I can be a bit of a YA snob at times but by this point in my relationship with Splintered I had already fallen in love with the cover and the twirly chapter titles and Alice, I knew I was going to LOVE this book.

Splintered is a re-telling of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, the book’s main character is Alyssa who is the great, great, great – granddaughter of THE  Alice who, after returning from Wonderland told Lewis Carol, a family friend all about her adventures in Wonderland when she was a child. Alice’s stories are taken for ravings and she ends up in a mental institution where she spends the rest of her life.

Is somebody late? A.G Howard has a very different take on The White Rabbit

Is somebody late? A.G Howard has a very different take on The White Rabbit

Alyssa’s mother also suffers from the same affliction and is locked up because she talks to flowers and bugs and will only eat her meals from a tea cup and, now Alyssa fears she is going down the same path as her descendants one of whom tried to ‘fly’ off a tall building. Alyssa can hear flowers and bugs just like her mother and is frighten of what this means for her sanity and her future.

Splintered is a fabulous witty adaptation of Alice in Wonderland with a devilish love triangle to book! Anyone who is thinking about readying the first in this trilogy, the best advice I could give would be to look out for Morpheus, you will never look at moths in the same way again!

Unhinged January 2014

Unhinged January 2014

The second in the Splintered Trilogy- Unhinged is coming out in January 2014, and the third – Ensnared to be published 2015, I just can’t wait.