Edgar Allan Poe is a master of horror. If you are looking for spooky vibes you don’t have to look far. I have an awesome anthology of all his works, … Continue reading The Best of Edgar Allan Poe (In My Opinion)
Ghost stories are my favorite. I have loved them as long as I can remember. Here are some great ones that will give you all the Halloween chills. The Graveyard … Continue reading Great Ghost Stories
I love witchy reads, and this time of year makes me really want to read them. Here are a few that I want to pick up. The Near Witch Synopsis: … Continue reading Witchy Reads on My Tbr
Halloween is a great time for thrillers, and Riley Sager is one of my favorite thriller authors. I have read all his work, and I plan to continue that. Today, … Continue reading Spooky Books by Riley Sager
I read Their Eyes Were Watching God to complete my Modern Mrs. Darcy Challenge for the month. I had to read a classic that I didn’t read in school. I’ve never read anything by Zora Neale Hurston, but I am super impressed. Let’s talk about it.
Beautiful, Janie Crawford, sets out to live her life. Through three marriages and unimaginable trials, she finds herself. She become an independent woman that can stand on her own two feet.
When I was looking at lists of classics this one caught my eye. Their Eyes Were Watching God was controversial when it was published. People didn’t like the fact that the main character was a strong-willed black woman. That really made me want to read it even more. I love a strong female lead, and Janie is just that.
This book has a slow start. I will say there were parts that felt like filler. I do believe it was necessary though. It helped portray Janies longing for a more fulfilling life.
Hurston’s writing style was impeccable. It was lyrical and moving, while also being blunt. She told it the way it was without sugarcoating anything. Her perception of life is still applicable today in many ways. I believe we all need to read it.
Finally, the ending brought everything together and tied it up well. I think it portrayed what most people hope for in life, and that is to live. Janie stepped out of comfort, literally, and finally started living the life she wanted. It was hard and there was sadness, but she persevered.
My Rating: 4/5
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