Friday, June 21, 2013

Book Review: The List Lover's Guide To Jane Austen

The List Lover's Guide to Jane AustenAuthor: Joan Strasbaugh
Publication Date: June 4, 2013
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Her life, her work, her legacy--step into the world of the incredible Jane Austen.

It's Jane like you've never seen! Through fun and breezy lists, discover everything there is to know about Jane Austen, the sassy literary genius we know and love. Learn her likes and dislikes, her haves and have-nots, where she traveled, how she lived, and who she knew.

With a wealth of little-known and fascinating information, find out:

-Her friends and her beaux
-Every place she lived or visited
-Books in her library
-Her quirks
-The last lines of everything she wrote
-and much more!

In the quotes section today I will sharing some of my favorite lists, but I will not giveaway the information under them as I want you guys to go and pick up a copy and see for yourselves!

  • Books she read
  • Her prayers, first three sentences
  • Who broke her heart & The hearts she broke
  • Her social circle
This book was fast, fun, and definitely the definition of light reading. The book is set up in a series of list and they all somehow pertain to Jane Austen. If you are a Jane Austen fan then let me start by saying that this is definitely a book you may want to consider adding to your collection. The information inside pertains to Jane’s life as a writer, her likes and dislikes, and just who she was as a person. Now do not expect to sit down and read a novel about Jane Austen because that is not the case with this book. It is literally a whole book full of lists. I love how they are divided into sections and you get some awesome quotes from Jane and her books.

This book and all the information that lies within it have been well researched and that is easy to see right from the start. The categories and lists are brilliantly organized and full of information that I would have never guessed and would not have known about Jane Austen had I not picked up this book. I love that the book starts with Jane’s life as an author because I believe that is most pertinent.

There were several facts in here that I just had to jot down while reading. Did you know that Jane Austen wore a turquoise ring, and this particular turquoise ring was purchased at an auction on July 10, 2012 by Kelly Clarkson for $236,000? It was information like this that left me bewildered. It made me want to go pick up one of her books and begin reading immediately. Above, in the quotes sections, you will be able to see some of my favorite lists.

***A copy of this book was provided to me by the publishers at Sourcebooks Landmark in exchange for an honest review***


  1. That book about Jane Austen sounds interesting. I have been watching the movies based on her books, just last night I watched Sense and Sensibility but I think my favorite is Becoming Jane. Have you seen it?

  2. Ooh I love that. It looks great. I'll definitely have to check it out. Jane Austen is one of my faves. :-)

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