adjective: relating to or denoting the writing of letters or literary works in the form of letters.
Sounds fancy right? It’s a big and unusual word but a common writing style. Many books are written in the form of characters writing letters to each other or a story is told through diary entries. Epistolary novels are fun to read because the lack of a narrator and you can feel a little mischievous reading someone else’s diary. Are your texting thumbs soar? We got the cure! Sit down, relax, read an epistolary novel and write someone a letter.
Below is a list of the best contemporary epistolary novels:
Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty
Monster by Walter Dean Myers
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
The Year of Secret Assignments by Jaclyn Moriarty
The “Internet Girls” trilogy by Lauren Myracl
- Book is the series: TTYL, TTFN, L8TER, G8TER