Now that we're midway through 2019 (where has the time gone?), many bookworms will be at the halfway mark of their 2019 reading challenge. Back in January, I set myself the challenge of reading 30 new books this year on Goodreads, but I also set myself specific tasks and books to read. I've been in… Continue reading 2019 Reading Challenge – Update
As regular readers of Brontë Babe Blog will know, I am obsessed with all things Brontë. Unfortunately, due to certain events that have taken place in my life recently, I haven't really had the heart to get stuck into much reading, and not a lot of motivation to blog. I'm doing rather a lot of… Continue reading Brizecombe Hall: A Short and Sweet Jane Eyre Inspired Read
Introduction Charlotte Brontë is best remembered as the author of Jane Eyre (1847), a literary masterpiece and quite possibly my favourite novel of all time. In her lifetime she also published two other novels, Shirley (1849) and Villette (1853). Another novel, The Professor, was published posthumously in 1857 after being rejected by publishers a decade earlier. Prior to this in 1846, Poems by Charlotte… Continue reading Charlotte Brontë’s Unfinished Novels: Emma
The Jane and Bertha in Me is a collection of poetry inspired by Charlotte Brontë's masterpiece, Jane Eyre. The collection is comprised of poems by fellow Brontëite, the immensely talented Rita Maria Martinez, and was published in 2016 although some pieces have previously appeared elsewhere. However, the poems slot together to make up a remarkable and intriguing… Continue reading Review – The Jane and Bertha in Me by Rita Maria Martinez
A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be given a copy of Alexa Donne's YA novel, Brightly Burning, ahead of its UK release on 12th June. I'd never heard of it, nor Donne, however, the friend who passed it on to me knows of my love of all things Brontë and suggested I might like to write a blog piece on this re-telling of Jane Eyre set in space, Yes, you read that correctly; Charlotte Brontë's masterpiece Jane Eyre, updated for a 21st century young adult audience and SET IN SPACE. My friend was quick to reassure me that it would be ok if I hated the idea and didn't read it, but with a premise that interesting, how could I resist?
Whilst Charlotte is "my Brontë" I cannot ignore or neglect the works of her siblings. The internet is full of discussions on the writings and lives of this remarkable literary family which include reviews, speculation, theories, and lists of favourites, and reasons for our choices. Here is a list of my Brontë books. Reader, I wonder, who is your Brontë, and what are your own Brontë books?