As a lover of the classics, I could not believe how long it took me to read my first Agatha Christie book. It was just a few days before Halloween in 2017 that I picked up Murder on the Orient Express. The book was the movie edition, so I’m fairly certain I planned to read it before the movie, but I never actually did get around to the movie.
I absolutely loved my reading experience with this book. Poirot is such a cool character, and Agatha Christie writes her books – most of them at least – in a way where I can never guess who the killer is. I love the mystery of it all. With Murder on the Orient Express, the book is broken up into parts, which I really liked. It was a unique reading experience, and I can honestly say I’m so glad that I picked that book up to read!
This Agatha Christie Reading Challenge is self-imposed and ongoing. I don’t want to say I’ll finish this in a year or even two years. It’s been nearly 6 years, and I still read her books off and on when I feel like picking them up. I try to read the books in order of the series, so with Poirot, I did start at book one eventually, and with Miss Marple, I’ve only ever read the first book (so, of course, I need to revisit it one day). I’ve then read a handful of her standalone, but there is such a huge catalogue of books that this will definitely take some time!
Note: This is by no means all of what Agatha Christie has published, but this is what I’m focusing on right now. Maybe one day, when I finally catch up with these, I’ll dive into even more of her catalogue.
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Book review for The Bodyguard, a hilarious rom-com featuring a bodyguard and her gorgeous movie star principal. Can Hannah do her job without falling for the person she should protect?
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302 pages / published July 19, 2022 / Goodreads: 4.08 (out of 5) / Amazon
She’s got his back.
Hannah Brooks looks more like a kindergarten teacher than somebody who could kill you with a wine bottle opener. Or a ballpoint pen. Or a dinner napkin. But the truth is, she’s an Executive Protection Agent (aka “bodyguard”), and she just got hired to protect superstar actor Jack Stapleton from his middle-aged, corgi-breeding stalker.
He’s got her heart.
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Jack Stapleton’s a household name—captured by paparazzi on beaches the world over, famous for, among other things, rising out of the waves in all manner of clingy board shorts and glistening like a Roman deity. But a few years back, in the wake of a family tragedy, he dropped from the public eye and went off the grid.
Who here loves a good classic read?
It has been only about four years or so since I first started reading and loving classic literature. I recall watching various BookTubers discuss their favourites, and I really wanted to be able to know what they were talking about!
It was Lucy the Reader’s video on Easy Classics For Beginners that really got the ball rolling for me. A few of her recommendations included Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte and Carmilla by Sheridan Le Fanu. I picked them up and loved them both, especially Agnes Grey. I had to read more classics, so I watched more videos, and soon my shelves were overflowing!
Of course, while I have a load of classics on my shelves, that doesn’t mean I’ve read them all, so now I like to find ways to challenge and motivate myself.
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Book review for The Blue Castle, an unexpected Canadian classic about finding yourself and learning who you truly want to be and what kind of life you want to have. A hilarious and heartwarming tale that is sure to skyrocket to your favourites list.
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249 pages / published January 1, 1926 / Goodreads: 4.29 (out of 5) / Amazon
An unforgettable story of courage and romance. Will Valancy Stirling ever escape her strict family and find true love?
Valancy Stirling is 29, unmarried, and has never been in love. Living with her overbearing mother and meddlesome aunt, she finds her only consolation in the “forbidden” books of John Foster and her daydreams of the Blue Castle–a place where all her dreams come true and she can be who she truly wants to be. After getting shocking news from the doctor, she rebels against her family and discovers a surprising new world, full of love and adventures far beyond her most secret dreams.
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Back in 2017, I picked up my first Stephen King book.
Actually, that’s a lie.
Let’s go back to the days when I would go to the library with my mom, and I would be one of those overly ambitious readers, bringing home books I knew I was never going to finish.
I remember bringing home books like Thinner and Needful Things and getting through maybe half of them, but then I’d lose interest and not finish reading them.
I had great goals to read Stephen King, but he wasn’t for me.
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