Classics Retold is a project hosted by Alison @ The Cheap Reader, Alyssa @ Books Take You Places, Brittany @ Book Addicts Guide, Charlene @ Bookish Whimsy, and Wendy @ Excellent Library. Similar to Project: Fairy Tale from earlier in the year but for this project we are reading a classic book and then reading or watching retellings, spin-offs, or adaptions of it!
I am really excited to be participating in Classics Retold this September! For the challenge, I will be reading and watching adaptations of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. This book is actually on my Classics Challenge list, so I shall be crossing it off not only my to-read list, but the Challenge list as well. Score!
I’m not exactly sure as of yet which adaptations I’m going to read, but here is a small, tentative list just to get the ball rolling. If you have any other adaptations you’d highly recommend, please leave them in a comment! I have two YA adaptations (which I’m definitely reading) and one adult title, at least for starters.
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
- Ironskin by Tina Connolly
- The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey
- A Breath of Eyre by Eve Marie Mont
I also want to watch at least one version of Jane Eyre, but don’t even know WHERE to start. Any recommendations? I think I want to for sure give this most recent adaptation a try but would welcome other suggestions as well.
If you’re interested in participating in this challenge but haven’t yet signed up, you can still do so! Sign-ups are open until May 25th. HERE is one of the sign-up posts (for 19th Century and Gothic Classics), but you can go to the other blogs listed above to see their different categories if that one doesn’t interest you.
Are you participating? What are you reading? Link me up!