If you follow us on social media and are familiar with our newest segment The Sunday Shelf (this is an insta-story and is saved in the shelf highlights), you've made it to the right place. The Sunday Shelf is dedicated to the books in our personal libraries. We'll discuss the books we can't get rid, our favorites and more so stay tuned.
This weekend Sarah discussed a children's series that has sadly ended and her first Sophie Kinsella read. The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency started in 2015 with tween aged Ada Lovelace and Mary Shelley. In reality these women never interacted nor were they the same age at the same time, but in the world that Jordan Stratford created, Ada and Mary were best friends and tween sleuths fighting crime on the streets of 19th century London. We meet Lord Byron, Charles Dickens and many other historically famous writers in this delightful four book children series. The last book, The Case of the Perilous Palace just came out and Sarah can't wait to get to it!
Why Sophie Kinsella? Sarah hasn't read a chick-lit novel in ages and she's missing one of her favorite characters, Samantha Sweeting. A high power London-based attorney is on the verge of a mental breakdown and flees to the countryside. Not a domestic bone in her body, she takes a housekeeping job, finds romance and learns to love living the simplistic life. In Sarah's mind, it's the ultimate dream! Sarah first read this during midterms her freshman year of college. A similar situation, freaking out over finals, Sarah found an escape in the English Countryside and in her mind, there's nothing better than settling in a quaint English hamlet.
What are you reading?