It’s Time Travel Thursday! This is where I take a look back at what I was reading this time last year (or the year before or the year before that…) and compare it to what I am reading now.
This day in 2021 I was reading:
Book Review – Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte (click for my book review) – CLASSIC
Book Description From Goodreads:
“Drawing heavily from personal experience, Anne Brontë wrote Agnes Grey in an effort to represent the many 19th Century women who worked as governesses and suffered daily abuse as a result of their position.
Having lost the family savings on risky investments, Richard Grey removes himself from family life and suffers a bout of depression. Feeling helpless and frustrated, his youngest daughter, Agnes, applies for a job as a governess to the children of a wealthy, upper-class, English family.
Ecstatic at the thought that she has finally gained control and freedom over her own life, Agnes arrives at the Bloomfield mansion armed with confidence and purpose. The cruelty with which the family treat her however, slowly but surely strips the heroine of all dignity and belief in humanity.
A tale of female bravery in the face of isolation and subjugation, Agnes Grey is a masterpiece claimed by Irish writer, George Moore, to be possessed of all the qualities and style of a Jane Austen title. Its simple prosaic style propels the narrative forward in a gentle yet rhythmic manner which continuously leaves the listener wanting to know more.
Anne Brontë, the somewhat lesser known sister, was in fact the first to finish and publish Agnes Grey under the pseudonym of Acton Bell. Charlotte and Emily followed shortly after with Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights.
As Anne passed away from what is now known to be pulmonary tuberculosis at the age of just 29, she only published one further title; The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. As feminist in nature as Agnes Grey, Anne’s brave voice resonates and permeates during one of the most prejudiced and patriarchal times of English history.”
Fast Forward To Today:
Finlay Donovan Is Killing It by Elle Cosimano (click for link to Goodreads)
Four Aunties and a Wedding by Jesse Sutanto (click for link to Goodreads)
Spring at Blueberry Bay by Holly Martin (click for link to Goodreads)
Behind the Olive Trees by Francesca Catlow (click for link to Goodreads)
Some very different genres here. Back in 2021 I was going through a regency/classic phase. At the moment I am in a chick lit phase with some Blog Tour books thrown in to vary my reading!
What were you reading this time last year or the year before (or the year before!)?
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