I have a long list of books that I want to read next year. My reading list is constantly growing, but these are the six books I am most excited to read. They are at the top of my Christmas list 2019, and I hope I get some as a gift. Hint Hint… Like most of my favourite books, these all have female protagonists, some fictional and a few historical fictions.
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The Farm by Joanne Romos is my follow up book to Atwood’s The Testaments. In this dystopian story women are being used for childbirth again. But in this case they are choosing life at “The Farm” for the money and for survival.
The Other Daughter by Lauren Willig: When Rachel’s mother dies, she returns to the cottage she grew up in a small village to clean it out. In her mothers possessions she discovers that her father is not dead, as she was lead to believe, but is in fact socially prominent earl. Having grown up in poverty, Rachel is determined to bring her father and half sister down.
The Other Einstein is the story of Einstein’s wife, a brilliant physicist who met her husband while studying at the university of Zurich. This story follows her life, and how marriage changed what could have been a promising future.
The Address by Fiona Davis: In 1884 Sara Smythe gets a job offer to be the manager at The Dakota, which is promised to be the greatest apartment house in the world, and is overjoyed by the opportunity. In 1985 Bailey gets a job renovating her cousins lavish apartment at The Dakota, the same one where the famous architect Thomas was stabbed by Sara Smythe. What Bailey discovers in the basement could uncover the truth about Sara and Thomas.
Longbourn by Jo Baker: This book takes us to the downstairs of Longbourn, and tells the stories of the servants from the household that brought us Pride and Prejudice.
Amy Bloom’s White Houses tells the story of Eleanor Roosevelt, and her friend Lorena Hickok. Lorena Hickok is a reporter who lives in the White House, and is known as the “first friend”, the story covers the relationship between the two women, which can be described as a lasting love.