As you might have suspected, I have invited Jane Austen to the party.
I could go on at great length about how I am not a classist and that Jane’s problematic power dynamics between women and men are satirical (both I believe to be true). Mostly, I just like her. She is remarkably clever, and her characters are all good friends of mine (except Miss Bingley of course). I am an escapist reader, and there is nowhere else I would rather escape to than 18th Century Britain to sport a spencer jacket and some ribbons.
Surprisingly, there are some good books in existence that are not written by Jane Austen. There are also some not-so-good books worthy of discussion.
Please share book recommendations below.