[RGC 304.] Tender Is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

[read: my go-to all-time fave] I mentioned in my last post, RGC 39. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess, that my go-to all-time fave book is this fine one right on here. I read it in my junior year of high school and have consistently used it as an answer to the ‘favorite book’ question because […]

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[RGC 39.] A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

[read: demented, in many ways, but yawn for me] Perks of being an English major: already knocking out books on this list because you have to read them for class. My first run-in with this work was on the first day of my capstone course (a class you take when you’re a Junior/Senior and are slowly […]

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[RGC 309.] To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

[read: thankful for Harper Lee] At the beginning of the year, I really wanted to read Go Set a Watchman but only after rereading To Kill a Mockingbird, a story that’s stuck with me since the 6th grade. It’s pretty amazing how an 11-year-old could connect so much with this story, but that’s the mark of a […]

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Relaxing Like a President [read: you’re right, there’s no such thing]

Happy long weekend everyone! Unless you’re Neena and you have next Friday off instead for some “Winter Carnival.” The quotes aren’t because I don’t believe her, they’re because I think it’s a funny alternative. Only at Williams. Regardless, she drove down to kick off this long weekend on Friday night (all by herself!) and entered […]

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[RGC 21.] Beloved by Toni Morrison

[read: a standing ovation] » Must haves: a ballpoint pen. If you’re like me and hadn’t read Morrison before this book, pick up your pen and write your way through to make sense of it. You won’t want to miss a thing. » Pairs well with: the movie, yes with Oprah in it. It’s a good follow-up to […]

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[RGC 3.] Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

[read: my permanent obsession] » Must haves: a summer afternoon, sitting on a swing, with your sun hat on, there’s probably nothing better than reading Carroll. » Pairs well with: a cup of English Breakfast + honey or sweetened iced tea, just depends on the weather. {Tea roses necessary to help feel extra fabulous like the Queen of […]

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[RGC 31.] The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer

[read: the Middle Ages gettin’ freaky] » Must haves: Old English dictionary. Really any reading guide that can help you work through Chaucer and what is really a different language.» Pairs well with: some whimsy. I thought tunes would help, like Regina Spektor or Zee Avi, by keeping me on track and merry for more. This British […]

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[RGC 200.] The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

[read: the book that made me cry 3 times in the first 30 pages] I’ve been waiting to read this ever since I got it for my mom to read. Jhumpa Lahiri is known for this book, it was in fact turned into a movie with Kal Penn (notably Kumar in the Harold & Kumar movies) […]

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