“The social season is upon us.”Lady Whistledown, Bridgerton, Season 1
Today is the day! Season 2 of Bridgerton dropped today. So, gentle reader, let’s a look into the world of Bridgerton and mind of Lady Whistledown.
The Netflix hit series Bridgerton is actually based on novels set in Regency England written by Julia Quinn whose works reignited interest in the subgenre over 20 years ago. Quinn’s books are known for their wit, charm and realistic emotions which the viral hit had as well as the passion, drama and sex appeal TV mogul Shonda Rhimes has used to create an empire.
The Pop Lit Collection at Strozier Library has all of the main series which details the romances of the eight Bridgerton siblings. Click on the titles to see availabilities.
The Duke and I – Daphne
The Viscount Who Loved Me – Anthony
An Offer from a Gentleman – Benedict
Romancing Mister Bridgerton – Colin & Penelope
To Sir Phillip with Love – Eloise
When He Was Wicked – Francesca
It’s in His Kiss – Hyacinth
On the Way to the Wedding – Gregory
The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After – 1st epilogue
If you have already torn through the original series or someone else has beaten you to the punch, the world of Bridgerton also includes several epilogues, an affiliated series called the Smythe-Smith Quartet which has significance in the main series (I won’t give it away) and a prequel series which features the family’s roots in the Georgian period of English history.
Pop Lit has several of these titles as well. Not a complete list. Click on titles to see availabilities.
The Smythe-Smith Quartet
The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy
The Rokesby Series
The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband
You can pick up these recommended romance reads in The Pop Lit Collection, which is next to the Strozier Starbucks Café on the main floor. Go to the fiction section and look for the call number (a code which helps find the book location) on the spine of the book. You can also get each book through in-library or curbside request.
Written by Shaundra Lee. Have romance suggestions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org