Gitta's Literary Escapades

Just another reader taking on (modern) classics, best-sellers, award-winners, non-fiction, and (guilty pleasure) chicklit armed with common sense, a brain and feminism.

List of Reviews

Book Weights

Last updated: 9 February 2015

Below you will find a book of the books I have and reviewed in alphabetical and chronological order.


These lovely bookends (and many, many others) are sold by DesignAtelierArticle at Etsy. Have a look, they are wonderful.


Alphabetical order


A - C

read more

Year in Review: 2013

2013 Reading Challenge

Wow! Best reading year ever! I started with setting my goal to 50, but ending up challenging myself to read 200 books. I didn't make it to 200, but I read 192 works including the King James Bible! I'm shamelessly impressed with myself. Now, I read a lot of fairy-tales which are often published as a single volume and I have listed these separately to keep track of which of the Hans Christian Andersen and Grimm Brother's stories I have read. I did read 94 "proper" books. I will not be able to repeat last year's high tide now that I am no longer a student and have -- seemingly -- joined the world of The Grown Ups tum, tum, tum, but I'll make an effort to read at least 25 books.

read more

To Read: Coffee at Luke's: An Unauthorized Gilmore Girls Gabfest by Jennifer Crusie

Coffee at Luke's: An Unauthorized Gilmore Girls Gabfest - Jennifer Crusie, Leah Wilson

I grew up watching Gilmore Girls with my mother and my best friend M., and every autumn I (try to) re-watch the entire series. There is just something about red, green, and orange leaves that makes me long for Amy Sherman-Palladino's fast and witty dialogue.


So now that Bunheads is officially cancelled, I needed a fix to my GG addiction.

read more

Currently reading

Leaves of Grass
Jerome Loving, Walt Whitman
Progress: 12/478 pages
The Luminaries
Eleanor Catton
Progress: 31 %
The Lord of the Rings
J.R.R. Tolkien
Progress: 506/1082 pages
Edward W. Said
Progress: 34/396 pages
Coffee at Luke's: An Unauthorized Gilmore Girls Gabfest
Jennifer Crusie, Leah Wilson
Progress: 17/197 pages
The Complete Poems
Titian, Catullus, Guy Lee
Progress: 105/244 pages
Renaissance Art
Geraldine A. Johnson
Progress: 23/176 pages
The Horologicon: A Day's Jaunt Through the Lost Words of the English Language
Mark Forsyth