By Jane Mallison
Unleash your literary side--one nice e-book at a time!
Like taking a personal category with an attractive literature professor, Book Smart is your price tag for literary enlightenment throughout the year and for the remainder of your existence. even if you are a passionate turner of pages otherwise you aspire to be better-read, Book Smart expands your wisdom and pleasure with a month-by-month plan that tackles a hundred and twenty of the main compelling books of all time.
Throughout the 12 months, each one booklet comes alive with old notes, highlights on key topics and characters, and suggestion on how you can process studying. here's a sampling of what you could expect:
- January: Make a clean commence with classics like Beowulf and Dante's Inferno
- April: Welcome spring within the corporation of robust girls like Jane Eyre, Anna Karenina, and Vanity Fair's Becky Sharpe
- August: deliver a breath of unpolluted air to summer's warmth with comedic works from Kingsley Amis and Oscar Wilde
- October: come back to varsity with children suffering to develop up in classics like Little Women and up to date bestsellers reminiscent of The Curious Incident of the puppy within the Night-Time
- December: rejoice year's finish with enormous prizewinners equivalent to The is still of the Day and Leaves of Grass
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