Following Jane Eyre across the moors
and hating on Rochester
In case you missed it, yesterday we aired our discussion on chapters 27 through the end of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë. We cover Jane’s coming of age journey, the juxtaposition of Rochester and another romantic interest, the ending (of course), and whether or not we think this qualifies as a “feminist text.” Plus, we offer six pairings that touch on the tone, themes, and legacy of Brontë’s iconic novel. We think you’ll be shocked by one of Sara’s pairings and can’t wait to hear your reactions.
This episode does include spoilers, but you can still choose your own adventure and listen (or skip to the pairings) before, during, or after you read Jane Eyre. Listen to the episode in your favorite podcast app (don’t forget to rate and subscribe!).
Links worth clicking (it’s a random assortment this week):
Now that fall is officially here, we’re eyeing some new candles. This “pencil shavings and patchouli” candle from Longhand Pencils sounds perfect for autumnal reading sessions.
Several of our Classics Club members have been listening to and loving the On Eyre podcast from Hot and Bothered. Check it out for more Jane Eyre analysis!
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If you’d like to join us for our Jane Eyre book club discussion, head over to Patreon. We’re excited to talk about this gothic classic with everyone on Wednesday 9/29 at 7 pm ET!
We’re doing some last minute prepping for maternity leave, but don’t fret! We’ve got a mix of new and revamped episodes to share while we’re away. For all the details, check out this recent IGTV.
Here’s the basic schedule:
October - “The Fall of the House of Usher” by Edgar Allan Poe & Frankenstein re-release.
November - “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman & Passing re-release & There is Confusion re-release.
December - Little Women re-release.
January - NEW Middlemarch in two parts.
Honestly, we’re not doing much reading these days! Soon we’ll be able to share which board books we’re in the middle of and which books kept us sane during sleepless nights. We know we’ll be relying on Libro.fm* to keep us in the books when we welcome the Novel Pairings babies soon.
*You can support your favorite independent bookstores and get two Libro.fm audiobooks for the price of one by signing up with our link, or entering code NOVELPAIRINGS at checkout!
Where to find us:
Download episodes of Novel Pairings wherever you get your podcasts. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter. Check out our blog for bonus pairings, reading tips, and book recommendations. Find Chelsey at @chelseyreads or @hereadsheread. Find Sara at @fictionmatters and her newsletter. We love hearing what you’re reading, so tag us in your #bookstagram posts!
We declare after all, there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book!
-Sara and Chelsey