Top Ten Tuesday – Books for readers who like Jane Austen

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is "Ten books for readers who like ____". I thought carefully about how to fill in that blank, with my first choices (Harry Potter, epic fantasy, etc.) resulting in many of the books I posted about last week. … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday – Books for readers who like Jane Austen

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The Austen Project

I've recently read Northanger Abbey, by Val McDermid. Yes, you read that right; not Austen, McDermid. And I loved it. It's the second book in The Austen Project, in which contemporary authors re-write each of Austen's six finished novels. It's an ambitious, and controversial, undertaking, and I think its success will largely depend on how … Continue reading The Austen Project