The Literary Wives blog series is a collaborative effort. A group of us bloggers are posting about books that have the word “wife” in the title.
Let me introduce you to the participating bloggers.
Ariel of One Little Library
Audra of Unabridged Chick
Carolyn of Rosemary and Reading Glasses
Cecilia of Only You
Lynn of Smoke & Mirrors
Kay of What Me Read
Naomi of Consumed by Ink
And, of course, me: Emily of The Bookshelf of Emily J.
We are asking the following two questions:
1. What does this book say about wives or about the experience of being a wife?
2. In what way does this woman define “wife”—or in what way is she defined by “wife”?
Here is the list of books we are reading and reviewing.
May 2013: American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld
June 2013: The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
July 2013: A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
August 2013: The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin
October 2013: Ahab’s Wife or, the Star-Gazer by Sena Jeter Naslund
December 2013: The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress by Ariel Lawhon
April 2014: The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman
June 2014: The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness
August 2014: The World’s Wife by Carol Ann Duffy
October 2014: Wife 22 by Melanie Gideon
December 2014: The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani
February 2015: The Last Wife of Henry VIII by Carolly Erickson
April 2015: The Bishop’s Wife by Mette Ivie Harrison
June 2015: My Father’s Wives by Mike Greenberg
August 2015: The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel
October 2015: The Silent Wife by A. S. A. Harrison
December 2015: The Kitchen God’s Wife by Amy Tan
February 2016: A Circle of Wives by Alice LaPlante
April 2016: The Happy Marriage by Tahar Ben Jelloun
June 2016: The Disobedient Wife by Annika Milisic-Stanley
August 2016: How to Be a Good Wife by Emma Chapman
October 2016: American Housewife by Helen Ellis
December 2016: Mrs. Hemingway by Naomi Wood
February 2017: The Wife by Meg Wolitzer
April 2017: Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Theresa Fowler
June 2017: The Awakening by Kate Chopin
Feel free to read and blog along. We would love to have you join the conversation!