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  • Victorian Christmas Classics to Read this Holiday Season (that are not Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol)

    A warm fireplace. A hot cuppa cocoa (or tea or coffee). A thick throw blanket. A Christmas classic. For the seasonal reader, these are the ingredi...
  • Nine Book Recs to Read on National Native American Heritage Day

    A Guest Blog by Lynda Andrews There are 574 American Indian Tribes and Alaska Natives that are federally recognized by the U.S. government, not i...
  • Noteworthy November New Releases (just in time for Jolabokaflöd)

      Tis the season when my mind starts to fantasize about homey holiday gatherings, decked halls, finding the perfect gifts, and fun family traditio...
  • Nine Novels to Read in November

    Arlington National Cemetery in America. Westminster Abbey in England. Arc de Triomphe in France. These sites, each a place held in honor in their ...
  • Pretty Literate's 2023 Winter Book Box

    Welcome to the most wonderful time of the year! That time of year when the air is crisper, the warmth of firelight is welcoming, the scent of bake...
  • Frankenstein Friday

    Confession time - I have never read Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. There. I said it. I know it is a classic and classics are my jam. I know it is co...
  • Who Wrote the Whodunit?

    A Guest Blog by Author Donna McLean Being a lifelong reader of mysteries, one of my favorite pastimes has been discovering authors who are beloved...
  • 13 Ghoulishly Good Classics You Can Read for FREE

    CONFESSION: I am not someone that gets into "the Halloween spirit." There. I said it. I know. Unpopular opinion. But let me explain. During childho...
  • 20 Must-Read Gothic Novels (that are not Rebecca)

    Guest Blog by Lynda Andrews   I am a musician, not a writer; but I can recognize great writing when I read it. According to experts in the field, ...
  • Everything You Need to Know About Banned Books Week

    We've been talking about Banned Books Week for a month and now that it is finally {almost!} here we wanted to share Everything You Need to Know Ab...
  • Fun Facts About George Orwell

    We are unashamedly all about #BannedBooksWeek at Pretty Literate. From social posts to blogs, from Tik Toks to Reels, we just can't quit talking ab...
  • Why 1984 is a Must-Read for Banned Books Week

    In case you missed Monday night's Pretty Literate LIVE, Simon shared 3 reasons why 1984 by George Orwell is the perfect pick for #BannedBooksWeek2...