Audiobook, Classic

Banned Books Week: Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

This is the story of Humbert Humbert, told in his own words through a journal, and his obsession with Dolores Haze, an almost 13-year old girl who only he called Lolita. I have a vague recollection of the original movie starring James Mason, Shelley Winters & Sue Lyon, which I watched as a pre-teen (surely… Continue reading Banned Books Week: Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

Audiobook, Classic

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Esther Greenwood is smart, I mean the kind of smart where she’s done exceptionally well in school and none of her classes represent that big of a challenge. Her goal is to become a writer and when she’s invited to join a group of young women to be guest editors for a girl’s magazine in… Continue reading The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Audiobook, Classic, Historical Fiction

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

Jane Eyre was orphaned and left in the care of her uncle and his wife as an infant. When her uncle died, life change dramatically for Jane as her aunt resented her existence and ultimately sent her away to boarding school when she was ten years old. This is her story, how she grew to… Continue reading Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

Audiobook, Classic, Mystery/Suspense/Thriller

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier ★★★★★

Told by the second Mrs. de Winter, the story begins in Monte Carlo where she's the orphaned paid companion of an American matron. When she meets the elegant widower Maxim de Winter, he sweeps her off of her feet and they quickly marry. Though his wife Rebecca died a year ago, her presence continues to… Continue reading Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier ★★★★★