I’m not a huge fan of classics except precious few and Jane Austen’s works are among those that make the list. I have read almost all of her writings and while I loved a couple and was ambivalent about the others, I can’t deny that she is an amazing author and her insights into the socio-economic structures of Victorian England and life of women of the era are unparalleled. So, when I saw this wonderful tag done by Lauren @ Narrative Paradise, I wanted to do it. This was originally created by Madame Writer. Do checkout both their blogs for more amazing and fun content.
Anyways, let’s get started … !!!!!
Elizabeth Bennett (Pride and Prejudice)
A book filled with prejudices, whether by a character or the author themselves
I wrote my first ever rant review for The Seduction Expert, so you can understand how much I must have hated it. But I just couldn’t help it because it’s full of prejudice against women as well as men, some instances of blatant lesbophobia and fatphobia which made me very angry, and overall very wrong ideas about what feminism actually means.
John Willoughby (Sense and Sensibility)
A book with a lovely cover but little substance inside, AKA a bad book with a good cover
The cover of American Royals is really gorgeous and while it’s not actually a bad book, it doesn’t have a lot of substance. It’s a good read when you are in a mood for some teenage drama and entertainment.
Anne Elliot (Persuasion)
A book you read when you were young which you still love
I could probably list any Sherlock Holmes book for this question, but The Hound of Baskervilles truly does have a special place in my heart.
Fanny Price (Mansfield Price)
A book which is unassuming but deeply moving once you get below the surface
From the outside, Hungry Hearts looks like an anthology of stories by authors expressing their love for food but underneath, it’s full of important themes like love, loss, grief and family and how much of an important role food plays in our culture and lives.
Catherine Morland (Northanger Abbey)
A book filled with imagination, whether it’s a fantasy world or imaginative language
Sorcery of Thorns is brimming with imagination, full of sorcerers and magical grimoires and sword wielding librarians and it’s one of my most fun reading experiences of this year.
Mr. Collins (Pride and Prejudice)
A book/character that takes itself way too seriously
Marcella is a new character in Vengeful and she is really kickass, but she also has a lot of delusions of grandeur.
Marianne Dashwood (Sense and Sensibility)
A book that is extremely emotional
The Song of Achilles is my go to answer these days about books that made me emotional because I haven’t cried more while reading anything else this year.
Captain Frederick Wentworth (Persuasion)
A book about the ocean that you love or hate
I don’t actually remember a lot of books I love that take place on an ocean, but some part of Lady’s Guide involves a sea voyage and pirates, so I think it counts. This was another fun read even though I love Monty and Percy a bit more than Felicity.
Edmund Bertram (Mansfield Park)
A book character who is oblivious
My only problem with The Unhoneymooners was how oblivious Ethan was about the fact that his brother was a douche and completely discounted Olive’s feelings about his harassing behaviour.
General Tilney (Northanger Abbey)
A book character who is obsessed with money/material gains
In The Wallflower Wager, Gabriel is all about making money without caring about how it affects others, but he is not a bad person. And he is not exactly obsessed with money, but he grew up dirt poor and just never wants to feel that helpless again.
Mr. Darcy (Pride and Prejudice)
A fictional love interest who is both perfect and flawed
Kalen in The Heart Forger is the perfect love interest because he implicitly trusts Tea despite any allegations that others make against her, but he is also flawed in the sense he struggles with having to choose between duty, family and love.
Any other Austen lovers who are interested in doing this tag.