Have you ever lost something of immense sentimental value?
Have you ever made a mistake you thought you couldn’t live with?
Have you lived with illusions that were brutally exposed which left you feeling vulnerable and stupid, or worse, like years of your life (or even entire life) were a lie?
Has death ever seemed like the best option?
These are some of the intense emotions which define an unnecessary woman. Who do you think the “unnecessary woman” is? Listen to our podcast and share your thoughts, reflections, and questions in the comments.
Soooo, we’re not too big to admit we make mistakes, right? I’m here to offer a proposition. I announced that our May book would be “Agnes Grey” by Anne Brontë, but I CANNOT get over how much I wish we were discussing “The Tenant of Wildfell Hall” – another Anne.
Thus, my proposal: I want to give all readers a chance to read both before we get together again to discuss books. If you haven’t started, pick up “Tenant” immediately! If you’re able to read both, then you’re the best & I can’t wait to talk with you!
We will be discussing BOTH June 25th via Facebook Live. That’s right – we’re giving you another month to read them!!
I cannot say enough about the Brontës, and I’m so looking forward to discussing Anne in depth after reading her two novels. “Agnes Grey” is a charming work, really sweet and lovely with enough of that characteristic Brontë grit to wet your whistle for “The Tenant of Wildfell Hall,” another (you guessed it) book-ended novel! It’s got EVERYTHING – mystery, intrigue, gossip, scandal, and love.
Anne Brontë definitely holds her own next to her sisters though she’s often neglected. It should be a great discussion!
Bonus: There’s a mini series of “Tenant” available on iTunes – 3 episodes for $1.99 each. I’ll be watching & tweeting my thoughts/comparisons in the weeks leading up to our discussion on June 25th. Until then, happy reading!
A few weeks ago Julie and I chatted about all the books we’ve read so far. You can catch the recap here. We covered:
The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
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