Here at Novel Pairings, if there’s one thing we love almost as much as reading it’s supporting independent bookstores. Today, we’re re-airing an interview with one of our favorite indie bookstore insiders, Annie B. Jones, owner of The Bookshelf in Thomasville, Georgia. Annie shares a little about her own reading life and tastes, and offers some sweet and moving book pairings for one of her favorite classics: Little Women.
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East of Eden by John Steinbeck
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
An Old Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott
A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza
The Mothers by Brit Bennett
Franny & Zoey by J.D. Salinger
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konig
Bloomability by Sharon Creech
Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy: The Story of Little Women and Why It Still Matters by Amy Boyd Rioux
Jo & Laurie by Margaret Stohl and Melissa de la Cruz
What Kind of Woman by Kate Baer
Musical Chairs by Amy Poeppel
House Lessons by Erica Bauermeister
Nobody Will Tell You This But Me by Bess Kalb
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
Ex Libris by Michiko Kakutani
HRH by Elizabeth Holmes
Passing by Nella Larsen
Emma by Jane Austen
“The Baby-Sitters Club Taught Me Everything I Needed to Know About Literary Fiction”