Today Chelsey and Sara are chatting about I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith, one of the first novels categorized as Young Adult fiction. We discuss the nostalgia associated with our favorite children’s books, Today’s discussion includes:
- Formative experiences with books from our childhoods [8:40]
- Which couples we ship and which handsome actor captured our hearts in the movie version [15:00]
- Who should read this book? Downton Abbey fans, we’re looking at you…[20:17]
Plus, as always, we’re recommending six contemporary books to pair with our classic including a YA novel in verse and a Regency-era romance novel.
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Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare [35:56]
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo [25:03]
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell [32:10]
By the Book by Amanda Sellet [39:36]
Chelsey’s Pick of the Week: Never Have I Ever on Netflix
Sara’s Pick of the Week: Harry Potter vs. Huckleberry Finn