Connect Five Friday – Retellings

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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:

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When She Woke by Hillary Jordan. A retelling of The Scarlet Letter but in the future like A Handmaid’s Tale.

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The Hours by Michael Cunningham. Based on Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway

 

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By the Book by Julia Sonneborn. From Jane Austen’s Persuasion

 

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Ophelia by Lisa Klein. A look at the untold life of Ophelia from Shakespeare’s Hamlet

 

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The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood. Based on The Odyssey

 

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