Today we’re discussing chapters 1-26 (or the first two volumes) of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë. We share our histories with this novel and the ways our most recent reading experience were different. We also get into the unique narrative style of this novel, Brontë’s commentary on childhood, and the Gothic elements that make this book the perfect fall read. Of course, there’s also plenty of discussion about Jane and Rochester’s relationship and what’s going on in the Thornfield attic.
This episode does include spoilers for chapters 1-26 of the book, but we think this episode is perfect to listen to before, during, or after you read Jane Eyre.
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On Tuesday 9/14 we’re releasing an episode about raising readers with very special guest and book podcast superstar Anne Bogel! We can’t wait for you to hear this one!
On Tuesday 9/21 we’ll pick up with Part Two of Jane Eyre, covering Chapters 27-38 and our pairings.
Chelsey is continue her read of The Comfort Book by Matt Haig in audio format via Libro.fm*. Sara just finished Cinder by Melissa Meyer as a recommendation from Chelsey and is currently reading The Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra.
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-Sara and Chelsey