AG Book Club :: Jane Eyre
At the beginning of the month, I felt worried about my selection. So many women confessed to reading only a page or two of Jane Eyre before putting it away. And then when I started reading it myself, it felt like I was slogging through mire. It’s just so sad and lonely and boring. (Because Jane’s childhood is sad and lonely and boring.) And then, around chapter 12, Jane’s world opens up and suddenly the book is filled with suspense and romance and profundity. I couldn’t put the book down and tore through the rest of it in a weekend. Other women were saying the same thing. They were weeping along with Jane and crying out in delight when good things happened to her. Many of us also watched the movie (both versions on Netflix are fantastic, but my favorite is the 2011 version), which helps bring the characters to life and to simplify Jane’s tangled inner dialogue.
I’m very much looking forward to meeting for book club tomorrow night and feel confident we’ll have the same lively discussion over this story that we did over Unbroken. Below you’ll find my two favorite things about the book, and I can’t wait to hear yours! You can comment below or join the Facebook group to read what others have to say.