Persuasion by Jane Austen
I am working my way through Jane Austen (never read any of hers) and loving her. I love her style, her humor, and the wit of her heroines–I especially love their sarcasm. And I want to marry her heroes. I don’t love her use of commas, but that’s not her fault–I’m sure comma rules were just different then.
I had high expectations for Persuasion, because several of my friends list this one as their favorite, so I was surprised when it came in second to Pride and Prejudice (of the two I’ve read so far). I still loved Persuasion and was not disappointed; Captain Wentworth just wasn’t in the book enough for my liking. I wanted more more more of him, because I’m in love with him. Also, I kind of wanted to smack Anne a few times for always deferring to Lady Russell. You’re in your twenties, Anne. Be a big girl.