Bridget Jones’ Diary

6 Favorite Retellings of Classics

I can’t help but love books that take a classic story and give it a fresh, modern twist. While there are countless titles that take what’s familiar and make it into something new, these are my fave recent examples:   CLASSIC: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L Frank Baum RETELLING: Wicked by Gregory Maguire Told… Read More »

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Guess the Book: Chick Lit Edition

Let’s go ahead and admit that some of the easiest books to get lost and picture yourself in are those with the clumsy but lovable heroines who have to deal with problems that we all can relate to—whether they be frustrations with dating/love, friends, work or just good old fashioned soul-searching. Do you think you… Read More »

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Can You Guess the Contemporary Novel from the First Sentence?

I recently discovered Buzzfeed had done an amazing quiz called Can You Guess The Classic Novel From Its First Sentence? and I loved it so much I just had to create a spinoff for contemporary novels. Test your knowledge of recent literature!   1. “I was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a… Read More »

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If the weather outside is frightful, you’ll want to be reading these books

As we transition from autumn into winter, our habits change. The days are shorter, necessitating a shift in outdoor activities, and compelling us to rearrange our lives inside as well, to accommodate the darker, colder days without falling prey to a sense of fatigue or desolation. But there is something delicious about a long, inky… Read More »

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