Lady Inspiration: Jane Austen

“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”-Jane Austen

So true, Jane. So true. Right now I’m reading two books: Dark Places by Gillian Flynn and Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt. The first is so genuinely creepy/scary that I can’t read it at night, and the other is about someone who dies of AIDS (not a spoiler alert, it happens in the very beginning). So, you know, things are pretty cheery around here.

What are you guys reading? Hopefully your choices are slightly less disturbing than mine.

Image via the Jane Austen Literary Festival

7 Responses to “Lady Inspiration: Jane Austen”

  1. Jayne

    I just finished 50 Shades of Grey (I know!) and I’m currently reading Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk. It is a super creepy book.

  2. Lucy

    Just finished The Diviners by Libba Bray and it was fantastic. Now I really want to be a 1920s flapper :-)

  3. delia

    I loved Gone Girl–is this other Gillian Flynn book you’re reading good?
    I recently read The Great Man by Kate Christensen–really fun with lots of strong female characters; highly recommended. Also read Case Histories by Kate Atkinson–a mystery novel; not bad, but left me a little cold. Now I’m reading The Rules of Attraction by Bret Easton Ellis–pretty entertaining so far (sex, drugs, college).

    • heykerryann

      Yes, it’s SO GOOD. There are a lot of similarities to Gone Girl (different points of view, unreliable characters), but it’s creepier and more…murder-y, I guess. She’s such an amazing writer! I’ve tried to convince everyone I know to read Gone Girl, and I’m probably going to do the same with Dark Places.
      I loved The Great Man! One of my best gal pals is a Kate Christensen super fan and she recommended it to me.

      • delia

        Sweet! I am going to track down Dark Places ASAP; thanks for the recommendation.


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