Pretty Literate Blog

  • The Top 25 Book Recs to Read in October (from within the Pretty Literate Community)

    Whether it be Mysteries, Thrillers & Chillers, Creepy Classics, or downright jump scare-worthy books, we have been sharing our favorite October...
  • My List of 13 Must-Read Mystery Writers

    I've been feeling drawn to mysteries this month. I can't explain it, but as an avid reader, I feel it would be a crime not to dig a little deeper ...
  • Classics with a Creepy Vibe (that are PERFECT for October!)

    I started a neighborhood book club last year. Last fall, to be exact. Our first book? Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. I had a strong desire to read ...
  • WHAT IS THE BEST BOOK BOX OF 2021?

    Maybe you've wondered what makes our book boxes land five star reviews like this one from Ann B. - - or makes our happy customers want to share t...
  • What Type of Reader Are You?

    So many books, so little time. Am I right? It can be hard - nay, impossible! - to narrow the choices for the book that is just. right. for. you. U...
  • Celebrating HOBBIT DAY 2021

      There's a significant holiday coming next week. Significant for readers, that is. Particularly significant for the Tolkien lovers and for the con...
  • A Completable List of Classics to Read in September

    If you're like me, you're always on the prowl for a great book. Even if your TBR pile rivals the Library of Congress, there's always room for one m...
  • 10 Benefits of Reading Classics

    I’ve been a bibliophile almost from birth. And while my literary tastes are eclectic, I return to the classics again and again. Classic literature ...
  • 4 Easy Ways to Enhance Your Reading Experience

    Last Sunday I had the amazing opportunity to chat with someone I respectfully dubbed the "Queen of Classic Lit" on Pretty Literate's weekly Faceboo...
  • 6 Succinct Reasons to Read Classic Lit (& How to Get Started)

    I love classic lit. I am honestly shocked into silence when someone marginalizes the importance of classic lit or announces their aversion to it. I...
  • 10 Ways {I Bet} You Connect with Edith Wharton

    I am a pretty low maintenance kind of gal. I'm not a collector of "things." I do not own (or wear) a lot of jewelry. I do wear a lot of t-shirts. ...
  • August Photo Challenge

    The photo challenge for August is simple: Selfies with Little Free Libraries! Flood the interweb with an absurd amount of love for the Little Free...