The author of six major novels including Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, and Emma, Jane Austen was more than a beloved English novelist who continues to charm readers throughout the centuries with her witty heroines and compelling stories.
Jane Austen also loved to read books.
Her father was proud of their family’s 64 square feet of books.
“How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”—Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
Researchers have a good idea about the books the author most likely read and enjoyed from her letters and literary allusions in Jane Austen’s novels. Here’s a sampling of Jane Austen’s favorite books.
It may not be a surprise that Jane Austen loved to read books. But did you know Marilyn Monroe was obsessed with reading?
Fashion icon, humanitarian, and another Hollywood star Audrey Hepburn’s favorite activity was reading books.
Most book lovers would agree their all-time favorite cartoon character is brainy book addict Lisa Simpson from The Simpsons and their all-time favorite film is Dead Poets Society in which Robin Williams as English teacher Mr. John Keating encourages his students to read these books and poems at Welton Academy.4 comments