Book Lists: Bronte Retellings

I adore retellings and I also adore the Bronte sisters. Emily, Charlotte, and Anne Bronte wrote some well-known classics like Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre. And I bet you that there are loads of retellings of their works.

  • The Madwoman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell

Genre: Mystery

Average Goodreads Rating: 3.64

When Samantha Whipple’s father dies, she is the heir to a trove of unpublished Bronte works. But Samantha has never seen this estate, and figures it’s all just a rumor. Until she enrolls at Oxford and long-lost objects maker their way to her. With the help of a handsome professor, Samantha begins to unravel her family’s mystery.

  • Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

Genre: Historical Fiction

Average Goodreads Rating: 3.60

This novel takes a look at Antoinette Cosway, a young woman sold in marriage to Mr. Rochester. The same woman that is driven out of her mind from the society with its skewed views on women.

  • Re Jane by Patricia Park

Genre: Contemporary

Average Goodreads Rating: 3.50

Jane Re is a half-Korean half-American orphan in Queens, a place she wants to escape. When she becomes an au pair for the Mazer-Farleys, she’s thrilled. Here, she becomes the recipient of Beth’s feminist lectures and of Ed’s male attention. When a family death interrupts Jane and Ed’s blossoming affair, Jane leaves New York behind for Seoul. Yet, trying to adapt to life in Korea, she has to ponder over whether her relationship with Ed is good and whether she can ever bring together both her American and Korean cultures.

  • Catherine by April Lindner

Genre: Romance

Average Goodreads Rating: 3.71

Catherine is tired of musicians befriending her just to get a gig at her dad’s club, The Underground. Then she meets Hence, a talented muscian. It’s obvious the two are swept away with each other but fate tests their love. Chelsea had always thought her mom died of an illness, until she finds a letter her dad adressed her: Catherine. She didn’t die–she disappeared. And Chelsea will find out why, starting with The Underground.

  • The Lost Child by Caryl Phillips

Genre: Historical Fiction

Average Goodreads Rating: 3.26

Monica was cut off from her parents after falling in love with a foreigner and struggles to raise her sons in Northern England. One of these sons is Heathcliff.

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