Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld

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Originally published in: 2016

What it’s about: A modern retelling of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice set in Cincinnati, Ohio.

What made me pick it up: P&P is one of my favorite books ever so I knew I should read this. Needing a new book on vacation made it finally happen.

My favorite parts: This book is straight up fun. Lizzy and her sisters enjoy more independence and autonomy due to the present date and their story lines reflect this, including interracial relationships and LGBTQ characters. I really enjoyed their increase in agency and how the small changes Sittenfeld made to modernize the story actually removed some of the unnecessary drama from the original. CrossFit and reality TV are also incorporated into the story.

Who it’s great for: Austen fans. Fans of modernized classics. Independent women or lovers of them. Anyone up for a good fiction romp.

Erica’s rating: four-and-a-half-shells


Pick up a copy of this book at Amazon or your local library.


 

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