54C32FB6-0D6F-460D-86BF-2A7D2C2A2A59So, I kind of missed Author Sunday this week, but I still wanted to do a post. Getting out and actually having a busy weekend has completely thrown everything off kilter for me, but I definitely wouldn’t change it. And now it’s time to celebrate a phenomenal author who not only has lasted the trials of time but helped paved a path for a lot of female authors to come. I’m so immeasurably grateful that Jane Austen existed and so I wanted to take a few minutes to celebrate her and the works of literature she has given us.

0152E06D-87DC-43DB-926B-2FA5EEA37C26Now, I don’t think anyone can ever really mention Jane Austen without bringing up Pride and Prejudice, which I believe is her most successful book. It’s also my favorite for a great many reasons. And while I’m quite glad that marriage does not exist today as it did back then, there’s something wonderful in this story about two people who overcome their own shortcomings in order to be the best person they can be with the person they love.

E995F862-5C15-4B91-BB87-958C19BB6DF3Austen has written a great number of books, and I will shamefully admit that I haven’t read them all. My TBR list is quite long and ultimately I do have a tendency to put aside the classics for more recent novels. Still, I appreciate Austen’s prose and work and, at the end of the day, I can honestly say I love her quite a lot.

So, what do you think of Jane Austen? Which Austen books have you read? Which is your favorite? Let me know in the comments! Happy reading!

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8 thoughts on “Jane Austen [Author Sunday]

  1. I love Jane Austen. I’ve read all but the unfinished Lady Susan. Not a fan of Mansfield Park. Can’t really pick a favourite unless its Pride and Prejudice since I read it first. I like Emma and Northanger Abbey ( for the gothic element) best. It took me ages to get into classics first of all but now it’s like catching up with an old friend. Love them.

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  2. Great post! I often say Austen is one of my favorite authors, despite having read only two of her books (Pride & Prejudice and Emma). I’ve been meaning to read Sense & Sensibility but I saw the movie a while ago and I’m trying to forget all about it so I can read the book without any expectations or whatever.

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  3. I love Jane Austen! It’s hard to choose just one as a favorite. 🙂 I am very fond of Emma, but I do love them all. Have you considered audiobooks? I went on an Austen binge a couple of years ago and listened to them all, and they were fantastic that way! The narrator (for all but P&P) of the versions I listened to is Juliet Stevenson, and she was amazing, especially when it comes to conveying the funnier bits.

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  4. She’s one of my favourite authors also, but like you, I haven’t read all her books! I feel with classics you really have to dedicate some time to them to be able to fully understand and appreciate them. Also my TBR pile of books to review is through the roof!
    Pride and Prejudice is also my favourite 🙂

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