Saturday, March 15, 2008

jane austen book club

It's probably not cool to say so, but I've pinned my colours to the mast on this one before so I have no reservations about repeating it; I absolutely love Jane Austen's books (and most of the film/TV adaptations, too). Anyone who tells you that they're drippy/romantic/boring/dated hasn't read them properly.

Over at her Of Shoes and Ships and Sealing Wax blog, Ayaan is a big fan too, and has decided to explain why she likes each book, and which book she likes best. I generally agree with her, so - without the detail - I thought I'd have a go at a top six.

1. Persuasion
2. Pride and Prejudice
3. Northanger Abbey
4. Sense and Sensibility
5. Emma
6. Mansfield Park

Anyone agree / disagree?

1 comment:

shewhohashope said...

Switch Persuasion and Northanger Abbey and that's pretty much my opinion.

If you're not ashamed to like Austen, you should try Georgette Heyer. It's not at all the same thing, aside from being mostly Regency but some of her books are delightful.

I'd recommend 'The Masqueraders' and 'The Convenient Marriage', they lean towards the comedy side of romantic comedy.