Where to Start With Jane Austen

Where to start with Jane Austen

This year is the bicentenary of Jane Austen’s death. After 200 years of sustained popularity, it’s almost impossible to be unfamiliar with at least some aspects of Jane Austen’s novels. Despite this, it’s sometimes hard to know where to start with Jane Austen. Let’s take a look at a few options. Read more

Review: Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte

Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte

Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte is an excellent introduction to the work of the third Bronte sister. Written in secret when she was working as a governess, it’s an unromantic portrayal of the Victorian governess reveals much about the daily life of these women. Less famous than Jane Eyre, but more than deserving of your attention. And here’s why. Read more

What I’ve Been Reading Lately

What I've Been Reading Lately

It’s been a while since I shared one of these kinds of posts but I thought it would be fun to share what I’ve been reading lately with you. Quite often the books that I am reading don’t make their way into full-size reviews here on The Female Scriblerian but that doesn’t mean they’re not worth sharing. With that said, let’s take a look at what’s been on my reading pile lately… Read more

10 Best Books Set in The French Riviera

10 Best Books set in the French Riviera

Summer is here and so today we’re going to do a little literary jet-setting to the South of France, with the 10 best books set in the French Riviera. There’s no need to pack your suitcase. Just bring your imagination as we set off to the beautiful Côte d’Azure (or the bookshop, whichever you prefer!). Read more

Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas is an important book. One deserving of the amazing hype its been getting online. It’s a fresh, current examination of the Black Lives Matter movements and what it feels like to be a black girl growing up in America today. But, how do you begin to talk about a book that’s so different from your own life experiences? Read more

5 Forgotten Female Authors You Need to Read

5 forgotten female authors you need to read

Today we’re going to look at 5 forgotten female authors you need to read. They were all successful in their own time. But, for one reason or another, they have been left out of the ‘great canon of English literature’. So, if you’ve ever found yourself wondering who came before Jane Austen, you’ve come to the right place. Each of the women on this list made important contributions to the development of writing. Here’s why they need to be on your TBR pile.  Read more