Category: Classics Worth Reading

The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd: Classic Gothic Novels

The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd: Classic Gothic Novels

Today, in honor of our February book of the month, we’re featuring some classic Gothic/horror novels. The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd is specifically inspired by H.G. Wells’ The Island of Dr. Moreau — and she says the next two books in the series are inspired by The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde […]

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The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd & H.G. Wells’ The Island of Dr. Moreau

The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd & H.G. Wells’ The Island of Dr. Moreau

Our February book of the month — The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd — is based on the classic novel The Island of Doctor Moreau by H.G. Wells. So if you’re diving into Shepherd’s delightful new take on this Gothic classic, it’s worth taking a look at her inspiration, as well! The Island of Dr. […]

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Contest: Celebrate the movie adaptation of Anna Karenina

Contest: Celebrate the movie adaptation of Anna Karenina

Now playing in select cities, and coming to theaters everywhere in November 30th, is the big screen adaptation of the classic novel, Anna Karenina.And to celebrate the movie’s release, we have an exciting contest for you! The Contest Just fill out the Novel Novice + Anna Karenina Contest Entry Form, and tell us your favorite […]

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Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi: Exploring George Orwell’s 1984

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi: Exploring George Orwell’s 1984

We’ve already talked about dystopian literature in relation to Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi, but there is one classic dystopian novel in particular that we thought deserved a special spotlight this month — and that is 1984 by George Orwell. Not only is 1984 one of the best examples of classic dystopian literature, but there […]

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This Dark Endeavor: References to Frankenstein & More

This Dark Endeavor: References to Frankenstein & More

One of my favorite parts of reading This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel was spotting the references & nods to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein — since This Dark Endeavor is written as a prequel to that book. So in case you missed them or want more insight, here’s a look at some of the major references: […]

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This Dark Endeavor: Meet Frankenstein author Mary Shelley

This Dark Endeavor: Meet Frankenstein author Mary Shelley

Yesterday, we shared more about the original classic novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley — as part of our feature on This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel, which is a new prequel to the original book. So today, we want to talk a bit more about the original creator of Victor Frankenstein: Mary Shelley herself! Mary […]

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This Dark Endeavor: Exploring Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

This Dark Endeavor: Exploring Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

One of the things I enjoyed most about This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel is the new layers of context it gave to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein — even giving me new appreciation for a book I hadn’t really liked much before. Reading This Dark Endeavor actually got me digging out my old copy of Frankenstein […]

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