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25 January, 2017

10 Books to Read if You Love Jane Austen



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If you have been following me for any length of time, you’ve probably noticed that I love Jane Austen. I have loved her since I was first introduced to her by Rory Gilmore more than a decade ago. Do you remember when Rory told Dean to read Emma, and he admitted he liked it? Pretty sure I set out the very next day to purchase my first Austen. (My Gilmore girls love runs deep. Just being honest.)

I have noticed on Instagram that many of you also love Miss Austen. And since I read a lot of novels (and since Austen only wrote 6 of them) I’ve compiled a short reading list of other great works – both new and old – that any Austen lover would adore. Most of them are set in England in the 1800s, but a few of them are set in Canada in the 1900s.

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson

The Kiss of A Stranger by Sarah M Eden

The Tutor’s Daughter by Julie Klassen

A Heart Revealed by Josi S Kilpack

Arabella by Georgette Heyer

When Calls The Heart by Janette Oke

Seeking Persephone by Sarah M Eden

Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery

Blackmoore by Julianne Donaldson

If you’ve made it this far, you must love Jane Austen as much as I do. So, I’d also love to give you access to one of my brand new printables (which isn’t even listed on my Etsy shop yet)! Simply click here, download, print and enjoy!

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What are some of your favorite historical/period novels? I’d love to hear your recommendations! Leave me a comment below ❤

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  • Bre

    Persuasion by Jane Austen is my favorite, and even though it is a movie instead of a book, I would recommend Il Mare. It is the original story to what we now have in the movie The Lake House. Beautiful tale about getting to know someone, falling in love, and the patience it takes to have it happen in real time. So, if you want to experience a totally different language and culture, I recommend Il Mare.

    26 January, 2017 at 3:45 pm Reply
    • Jennifer Hope

      Thank you for the recommendation! I will definitely check it out! <3

      1 May, 2017 at 6:24 pm Reply
  • Amber

    I love Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell! It’s close enough for my Jane Austen loving heart. 🙂 E.G. also wrote North and South, which deals with a different socio-economic problem than Austen does, but it’s still pretty good!

    26 January, 2017 at 9:05 pm Reply
    • Jennifer Hope

      I have yet to get my hands on a Gaskell, but I need to!!

      1 May, 2017 at 6:23 pm Reply
    • Susie

      Elizabeth gaskel also wrote a biography on Charlotte brontè. She did an amazing job i loved it

      25 May, 2017 at 12:48 am Reply
    • Sandy

      Gaskell’s north and south is pride and prejudice, in an edgier, industrial age era. It is more than social arrogance, it is workers vs. Bosses(masters), as well has southern england mores vs. Industrial north independence. It is my recent fav. Movie with Richard Armitage is excellent casting to part.

      4 August, 2017 at 5:51 pm Reply
      • Jennifer Hope

        Thank you for the recommendation!! I am going to be reading North & South this November with an online book club!! Let me know if you are interested in joining us. I am not the one organizing it, but anyone is welcome to join 🙂

        1 September, 2017 at 4:52 pm Reply
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