It’s Friday once again and that means it’s time for Connect Five Friday hosted at Book Date by Kathryn – the meme where we share five book/reading things that connect in some way.
I read an interesting article by Buzzfeed this morning which listed 26 books that are based on iconic characters. (Check it out here). As I read through the list, I found several I had read, all of which I enjoyed and all based on Pride and Prejudice by jane Austen:
Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld
Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaladden
Pride and Prejudice and Other Flavors by Sonali Dev
There are many I want to read, as I find retellings fascinating – how the auther takes the original and infuses it with their own brand of imagination.
Here are 5 I hope to read this year:
When She Woke by Hillary Jordan. A retelling of The Scarlet Letter but in the future like A Handmaid’s Tale.
The Hours by Michael Cunningham. Based on Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway
By the Book by Julia Sonneborn. From Jane Austen’s Persuasion
Ophelia by Lisa Klein. A look at the untold life of Ophelia from Shakespeare’s Hamlet
The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood. Based on The Odyssey