I binged Netflix's recent series, Bridgerton, as fast as I could. If you did the same then check out these books to read after!
This doesn't just happen in classics. Authors of historical fiction often use historical slang to make their settings more realistic. Here are some of the best old slang expressions from the past that are inadvertently hilarious now.
Despite this, some of the best films and TV shows are based on books. From Pride and Prejudice to The Handmaid's Tale, books can be a great source of inspiration. There are some amazing adaptations due to be released this year! Whether you like fantasy, historical fiction, true crime or period drama, there's sure to be one for you. So check out this list of books to read before the 2018 screen adaptation is released. And don't forget - reading includes audiobooks too!
Watching a great period drama is one of my favourite ways to unwind. I’ve seen almost all of them – from Shakespearean drama to Life on Mars. Whether it’s pure fiction or based on real historical events, I love escaping into another time period for a bit. The only downside is the inevitable period drama hangover: that horrible time after its finished when all I want to do is jump back into that world again. Thankfully, that’s where books come in!
To mark International Women's Day we're celebrating some of Listening Books' favourite women authors. We've not based it on the top sellers, or necessarily the most poignant - but on the most enjoyment and satisfaction we get when listening to or reading their books. So here's to the women we love to read!