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.


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Alphabetical order


A - C


D - F


The HobbitG - I


J - L


One Hundred Years of SolitudeM - O


P - S


Three Men in a BoatT - V


W - Z



Chronological Order

Order of books read, not reviews.  

See also my shelves per year:

  • 2014 (6 books -- what can I say? Busy year)
  • 2013 (198 books)
  • 2012 (68 books)


January - March 2015 (Q1)


August 2014

  • The House by the Sea by Santa Montefiore
  • One Summer: America 1927 by Bill Bryson
  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green


February 2014


January 2014

  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling


December 2013

  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling


November 2013

  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J. K. Rowling


October 2013


September 2013


The Ocean at the End of the LaneAugust 2013


July 2013


June 2013


May 2013


April 2013


Wolf HallFebruary 2013


January 2013


December 2012


November 2012


October 2012



August 2012


June 2012


May 2012


April 2012


The Emperor's Babe

March 2012


February 2012



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