Today is Read Across America Day! To celebrate, I’m sharing the books that I’m into right now.
First up is “Wide Sargasso Sea” by Jean Rhys. It’s a short novel from the perspective of the mad wife in “Jane Eyre,” and it’s very interesting. The back of the book says: “Set in the Caribbean, its heroine is Antoinette Cosway, a sensual and protected young woman who is sold into Marriage to the prideful Rochester. In this best-selling novel, Rhys portrays a society so driven by hatred, so skewed in its sexual relations, that it can literally drive a woman out of her mind.”
Next on my list is “Longbourn” by Jo Baker. This novel is similar to the one above in that it adds to an already existing novel, but in this case it’s a new view of “Pride and Prejudice.” Focusing on the servants in the Bennet household, it gives a refreshing perspective to Regency England.
My dad got me both of those books and I’m loving them (thanks Dad!). I’m also listening to an audiobook as I knit/crochet/surf the Internet: “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” I know that’s not very new for me — I’ve read and/or listened to it a gazillion times — but it never gets old or less magical!
So what are you reading on this Read Across America Day? People in countries besides America, I’m asking you, too! 🙂