I have been busily compiling books for the past couple months, thinking I was going to get a Summer Reading List up and that never happened. Then I was going to write an End of Summer Reading List and that too is seeming unlikely. How about Cozy Books to Read This Fall? Does that sound nice? I think it does. I'll see if my husband will provide some Very Helpful Commentary.
But here's something. I was going to to put it on my list, but I took it on my trip and began reading it, and I was trying to think of a post for today and so here you go. 'The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Bronte' by Syrie James is just FABULOUS and I've been tearing through it at a great pace. It's wonderful! I've had such bad luck finding a book that will really hold my attention and this one is performing that task marvelously well, I'm really delighted with it.
If you're a fan of Brit Lit, or All Things Period English, you will adore. Especially if you're a Bronte fan. (hey Bronte fans, how excited are you about this news??) The book's story is based on a great deal of research gleaned from biographies and communications written by Charlotte Bronte herself to her best friend Ellen Nussey - some five hundred letters that were written over a 24 year period. The entire book written by James is based on historical fact and it's just riveting. I've been reading it every chance I get.
I realized that a lot of the books I'm putting together for my Autumn Reading List have a similar theme somewhat, and this book also definitely fits within the genres of those other books. Once the kiddo is back in school, I'll get that post up I SWEAR. I am so ready for fall. I mean, I'm always ready for fall, but I'm REALLY ready. That California heat scared the tar out of me and I just want to be cold and wear sweaters. Let's revisit this topic again in January, shall we? When it's miserable and grey and depressing?