There is a magical place where my love of missives, journals, and reading collide. It's called the epistolary novel. Over the years I have noticed a pattern - many of my all time favorite stories are told in the form of letters and diaries. This style of writing is known as epistolary writing.
As a young girl, I remember getting lost in "I Capture the Castle" and not wanting to put it down. As a teenager, confused about religion, I loved how C.S. Lewis entertained me with the satirical letters from Screwtape. And, as a grown woman, I learned just how powerful letters can be thanks to "The Color Purple" by Alice Walker.
This year Book Riot published an article, "100 Must-Read Epistolary Novels From The Past and Present." It's a great read and resource. I had no idea there were so many of these novels out there and I can't wait to check out some of the titles.
What is your favorite writing style? Do you enjoy epistolary novels? Any suggestions for me? I'd love to discover more.