JASNA Georgia members met to discuss the books that they think fellow Janeites would enjoy. Here is a list of recommended Austen-related materials, and then follows a list of non-Austen related books that we love.

Austen-related books

  1. Bridget Jones Diary by by Helen Fielding
  2. Tea with Jane Austen by Kim Wilson
  3. What Matters in Jane Austen by John Mullan
  4. A Visit to Highbury by Joan Austen-Leigh
  5. Second Impressions by Ava Farmer
  6. Jane Austen by Claire Tomalin
  7. Jane Austen a Biography in Small Things by Paula Byrne
  8. Jane Austen’s Letters by RW Chapman
  9. Jane Austen Cover to Cover by Margaret Sullivan
  10. What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew by Daniel Poole
  11. All Things Austen (Encyclopedia) by Kirsten Olsen
  12. Old Friends and New Fancies by Sybil G. Brinton
  13. A Jane Austen Education by William Deresiewicz
  14. Pemberley Shades by Dorothy Alice Bonavia-Hunt
  15. A Jane Austen Companion by Josephine Ross
  16. Jane Austen by Carol Shields
  17. The Friendly Jane Austen by Natalie Tyler
  18. English Society in the 18th Century by Roy Porter

Other books we love

  1. Room with a View / Howard’s End by E.M. Forster
  2. On Beauty by Zadie Smith
  3. The Brother Gardeners by Andrea Wulf
  4. Friday’s Daughter by Patricia Sprinkle
  5. The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar
  6. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
  7. A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
  8. Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller
  9. The Age of Wonder by Richard Holmes
  10. Man Who Named the Clouds by Joan Hulub/Julie Hanna
  11. Mothers of the Novel
  12. Life Mask by Emma Donahue
  13. Gaudy Night by Dorothy Sayers (3rd of 4 series)
  14. Devil in the White City by Erik Larsson
  15. Possession by A.S. Byatt
  16. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
  17. The Optimist’s Daughter by Eudora Welty
  18. Foreign Affairs by Allison Lurie
  19. To Kill a Mockingbird