Thursday, 28 March 2019

Books From The Backlog - Windward Heights by Maryse Conde

Books from the Backlog is a weekly post hosted at Carole's Random Life In Books. Carole says it's "a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread. If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks." Find out more and link up your own posts on Carole's Random Life In Books.

I enjoyed taking part in Books From The Backlog last year, but got out of the habit of the weekly posts. Now I hope to use this meme to stoke my enthusiasm for my 2019 Mount TBR Challenge. I'm posting one BFTB a fortnight and then Actually Reading The Book before the next post is due!

Last time I chose Minaret by Leila Aboulela and my review is now on Literary Flits.

Next up is:


Windward Heights by Maryse Conde

Prizewinning writer Maryse Condé reimagines Emily Brontë's passionate novel as a tale of obsessive love between the "African" Razyé and Cathy, the mulatto daughter of the man who takes Razyé in and raises him, but whose treatment goads him into rebellious flight. Retaining the emotional power of the original, Condé shows the Caribbean society in the wake of emancipation.


I bought six books at the excellent Hope Association book fair back in May last year and Windward Heights is the last one I have unread. It's a reimagining of Wuthering Heights which I really didn't enjoy, so I'm not sure how I will get on with this Caribbean version. Fingers crossed I like it more than the original!

10 comments:

  1. That's quite the reimagining. Sounds good and I love that enchanting cover.

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  2. I do hope that this one works better for you than the original did. Sounds interesting!

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    1. It did! I enjoyed the historical Caribbean setting very much

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  3. Good idea for the Mount TBR challenge. I'm trying to read most if not all books from my tbr. I've gotten it down just going through and seeing once on there. I love retellings as well! I look forward to reading your review (:

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    1. I'm pleased with how I'm getting through the books I already own but sticking to this plan. I think I need reading structure or I end up missing out on fun reads. Digging up these older books from my shelves kinda has the excitement of buying them all over again!

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    1. My PB copy had a modern-day b/w photo on the cover which bore no relation to the story inside! I like this boats cover much better

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  5. The cover is really nice! I hope that you will get a chance to read it soon

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