I’ve decided the best way to catch up would to just do some mini-reviews over the week or so.
Ariel – Sylvia Plath
81 pages; published 1965
This was my first exposure to Sylvia Plath, which I was rather surprised about – you’d think I would have come across her in one class or another. I absolutely LOVED Plath; I adored the beautiful melancholy of all her poems. Favourites from this collection include: The Applicant, Lady Lazarus, Tulips, A Birthday Present, and Years. 4/5
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood – Rebecca Wells
356 pages; published 1996
From the first time I saw this movie I was a huge fan – and when I learned it was based on a series of books, I very quickly tracked down the first one Little Alters Everywhere. This is the second in the series, and the one the movie was based on – though if you’re a fan of either the book or the movie I’d highly recommend reading the rest. Told through a series of interconnected stories, Divine Secrets throws you into the deep end of a family and leaves you to move with the eddies that constantly churn between them. 5/5