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Novel Pairings

Sep 13, 2022

Welcome to fall, readers! Today, Sara & Chelsey dive into all things adaptations: why we enjoy them, when they fall short, and how adaptations fit into literary and pop culture conversations. We discuss how literature thrives on adaptations, and Sara shares some salty opinions. Subscribe to our newsletter for more resources on adaptations and the topics we covered in this episode.

Books Mentioned

Beautiful Little Fools by Jillian Cantor (The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald) 

Pride by Ibi Zoboi (Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen)


Epically Earnest by Molly Horan (The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde)

The Daughter of Doctor Moreau by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (The Island of Doctor Moreau by H.G. Wells) 

Two Wrongs Make A Right by Chloe Liese (Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare)

Angelika Frankenstein Makes Her Match by Sally Thorne (Frankenstein by Mary Shelley)

Hester by Laurie Lico Albanese (The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne) 

Marmee by Sarah Miller (Little Women by Louisa May Alcott) 


What Moves the Dead by T. Kingfisher (The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allen Poe) 

Ben and Beatriz by Katalina Gamarra (Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare)

Self-Made Boys: A Great Gatsby Remix by Anna-Marie McLemore (The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald) 

Ithaca by Claire North (The Odyssey by Homer) 

Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver (David Copperfield by Charles Dickens) 

Pride and Protest by Nikki Payne (Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen)

Coming Up


September: Persuasion by Jane Austen

October: Macbeth by William Shakespeare

November: The Chosen and The Beautiful by Nghi Vo

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