Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday - 4.6.16

Waiting on Wednesday
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I'm waiting for...

A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice
(The Austen Project #4)
by Curtis Sittenfeld
-Romance, Retelling
Release date: April 19, 2016
Amazon | Goodreads

This version of the Bennet family—and Mr. Darcy—is one that you have and haven’t met before: Liz is a magazine writer in her late thirties who, like her yoga instructor older sister, Jane, lives in New York City. When their father has a health scare, they return to their childhood home in Cincinnati to help—and discover that the sprawling Tudor they grew up in is crumbling and the family is in disarray.

Youngest sisters Kitty and Lydia are too busy with their CrossFit workouts and Paleo diets to get jobs. Mary, the middle sister, is earning her third online master’s degree and barely leaves her room, except for those mysterious Tuesday-night outings she won’t discuss. And Mrs. Bennet has one thing on her mind: how to marry off her daughters, especially as Jane’s fortieth birthday fast approaches.

Enter Chip Bingley, a handsome new-in-town doctor who recently appeared on the juggernaut reality TV dating show Eligible. At a Fourth of July barbecue, Chip takes an immediate interest in Jane, but Chip’s friend neurosurgeon Fitzwilliam Darcy reveals himself to Liz to be much less charming. . . .

And yet, first impressions can be deceiving.

Wonderfully tender and hilariously funny, ELIGIBLE both honors and updates Austen’s beloved tale. Tackling gender, class, courtship, and family, Sittenfeld reaffirms herself as one of the most dazzling authors writing today.

The Austen Project: (details)
Bestselling contemporary authors rewrite Jane Austen's six works.

Sense & Sensibility by Joanna Trollope
Northanger Abbey by Val McDermid
Emma by Alexander McCall Smith
Eligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice by Curtis Sittenfeld
Persuasion - tba
Mansfield Park - tba

=====> Been meaning to try this series. This will be the year!

Super cute UK cover...


  1. I didn't know about this series before now. I'll have to check them out, especially Persuasion!
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  2. Great pick-- hope that you can read it and enjoy soon.

  3. I have this one on my wishlist. I love the UK cover!!

  4. Luv the UK cover! Thanks for posting it -
    seems I've won the goodreads giveaway - waiting on it's arrival :)

    1. ps - haven't been impressed with any of the previous series entries -
      will anticipate your responses...

  5. OMG, "A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice", sign me up! :D Love the red cover.

  6. ACK! This sounds awesome! Another book to add to the Goodreads TBR list. Thanks for sharing. :)

  7. I just read this a few weeks ago and hated it but it may just be me! Hope you love it!

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

  8. I've got an ARC of Eligible sitting on my tv stand waiting to be read! Great picks this week.
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