The Literary Phoenix

Funny, the damage a silly little book can do. Especially in the hands of a silly little girl.


Mailbox Mondays are hosted by the ladies over on the Mailbox Monday blog.  Hop on over to see the rest of today’s linkups and show them some love!

Happy Monday everyone!  I hope you all had deliciously lovely weekends.

Just one book in the mailbox this week – another one of the dystopias I felt the compelling need to add to my collection, but never did.


Brave New World by Aldous Huxley was required reading my freshman year of high school (alongside 1984… it was a good year for dystopias).  I remember very little of it, save the fact that genetic engineering was involved.  I think it would be a good one to revisit.

What new books did you get this week?


10 thoughts on “Mailbox Monday – 2/6/17

  1. Mary says:

    I also read Brave New World in HS. It had a powerful effect on me at the time but I wonder if it would still.

    1. Rhea says:

      No time like the present to revisit it! 🙂

  2. BermudaOnion says:

    I remember hearing about that book in high school but I don’t think I ever read it.

    1. Rhea says:

      “Classic” dystopias are difficult to recommend, because they’re very much based on taste, but I’ll definitely write my thoughts when I finish it! If you do decide to pick it up, I’d love to know what you think!

  3. I remember reading this book. 🙂

    Have a good week.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

    1. Rhea says:

      Thank you Silver; you too!

  4. MarthaE says:

    Definitely a classic. I listened to the Audible version a couple of years back. I do think my reaction now was different than when I read this back in my HS or college days.
    I hope you find it engaging. Happy Reading!

  5. Lucy says:

    I’ve been drawn to dystopia lately too- wonder why! Haven’t read this one yet and hope you enjoy it. Have a good week 🙂

    1. Rhea says:

      Thank you! You too!

  6. Leslie says:

    That’s a classic I’ve never read either.

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