Here's a look at some of the Janeite books on my wishlist, and ones I hope to cover in a future Jane-binge...
Why: Epic Fail was so freaking cute, and just one of those books that you crave every so often: fun, flirty, super quick; it just hits the spot! So I'm definitely curious to get LaZebnik's take on Mansfield Park, and see if she can make me like the romance a little more than I generally do...
Why: Sometimes I want to get lost for just a little bit - I love a good short story, so stories that are influenced by Austen's life, rather than just her characters, definitely intrigues me.
Why: I mentioned in the very last Janeite conversation post for this year (which goes up tomorrow, so...sneak peek at the topic, I guess!) that one of the things that's never sat well with me is the marriage of Marianne and Col. Brandon. It's always felt like settling on both their parts, and as much as I like both of them and the idea of them together - they complement each other well, after all - once I'm out of the story and the headiness of the romance, I can't help but feel both will end up dissatisfied. Willoughby returning onto the scene and bringing that to the fore is something I could actually see happening, so it's a story I'm curious to read.
Why: I'll be honest, I've heard a lot of mixed things about this one, and I think that's in large part due to the sexytimes in this book. But I'm very curious to see how well Darcy and Lizzie translate to a modern rock setting, and I've heard enough really good things that it earns a spot on my wishlist.
Why: This one actually earned a spot on my list when it came out a few years ago, and is another one I can't believe I haven't picked up yet. I'm very curious to see P&P in the "new world;" the idea of a Wild West-y, Frontiersman Darcy has me reaching for my fan and smelling salts... Also, I don't think I've read a retelling written by a man yet, so... bonus points!
Why: Though it was released a year and a half ago, I just came across this one, and I am intrigued. I can totally see Darcy with a little bit of an OCD problem - I would not be so fastidious as you for a kingdom, indeed... - and it's an idea that I think would help translate Darcy to a modern audience in a really interesting way. Definitely curious to see how this plays out.
Why: I mean... pirates and steampunk? I hadn't heard of these two until I got the opportunity to share them with you this AIA, but both are things that needed to happen, and they need to happen their way right onto my bookshelf, stat... ;)
And I'm sure there are roughly one million more that I just have to have - or will, as soon as I find out about them... Got any good ones I need to know about? Or any you simply must have that you discovered during AIA?
What's on your Austen-y wishlist?
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