The Desperate Housewives of Literature: A New Blog Series

A few years back, when it was still on television, Desperate Housewives was one of my favorite shows.  (I know, I know.)  But I do enjoy a good prime-time soap opera.  Because of this, I’m excited to announce a new collaborative series on my blog: Literary Wives.

My friend and blogger Ariel noticed that many recent fiction books were titled with the word “wife.”  She had the idea to create the series, in which four of us bloggers will be reading a “wife” book every month and reviewing it.

For May, the selection is American Wife (2009) by (female) author Curtis Sittenfeld.  If you are interested, I encourage you to read along.  I will post my reaction to it on Friday, May 3.

Let me introduce you to the other bloggers who will also be posting their reviews then.

One Little Library and One Little Library on Facebook

Ariel Coffee RepublicAriel is an editor who will soon be trading her freelancing days for the life of an in-house editorial assistant at Corwin Press. A literature enthusiast, she likes heroines full of gumption and conflicts fraught with ethical dilemmas. Her favorite book is and always will be Jane Eyre.

Unabridged Chick: Enthusiastic Book Reviews and Unabridged Chick on Facebook

audra picAudra is a 30-something married lesbian with a thing for literary fiction and historical novels.  An Air Force brat, Audra’s love of reading was nurtured by her family’s numerous national and international moves.  Audra studied anthropology and geography as an undergrad.  Professionally, she has worked in the non-profit sector for the last ten years.

Persephone Writes

AngelaAngela is a composition and literature teacher, editor, writer, voracious reader, home-schooling mom, and recovering academic (said only half-jokingly) who has never truly given herself permission to live her life’s dream of writing. Until now.

I am flattered to have been included in this project and I hope you’ll find it enjoyable.  I am certainly looking forward to reading (and commenting on) the “wife” titles on our list.

Click on the link for more about American Wife:

To see a description of what we are trying to accomplish with this series and a list of the books we are reading, please visit my Literary Wives Series page by clicking on the words or by clicking on “Literary Wives Series” on the toolbar at the top of my blog.