15 Books to Read After Devouring The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner
Historical fiction, magical realism, and feminist literature all in one novel make The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner easy to devour — I read it in one day! For newcomers, The Lost Apothecary is set in 18th-century London, where a secret apothecary shop hidden behind a trick bookshelf helps women with all of life's woes — including taking care of the men who make their lives miserable. Nella knows how to disguise poisons in discreet vials for oppressed women, and her business is going well (if not lonely) when a precocious 12-year-old fascinated by "magick" wants to get involved. Fast-forward to present day, when wannabe historian Caroline Parcewell is spending her anniversary in London alone, having just discovered her husband was cheating on her. When she stumbles on a clue to the unsolved apothecary murders from the past, she becomes obsessed with finding out more. But this suspenseful tale may not have a happy ending for everyone — from 200 years ago or today.
If you haven't read this addicting book, with one of the most beautiful book covers I've ever seen, then pick it up today! Afterward, when you are inevitably crushed to see it end, keep this list handy for what to read next.