Why did I love this book?
When I first read Pride and Prejudice in high school I didn’t get it, but then years later when I reread it I realized what a badass Jane Austen really is. She also may have created the chick-lit genre. She crafted a delightfully engaging story with sharp wit satirizing the arcane rules women faced in their only available pursuit of the era: an agreeable match for marriage. It combines all the things I love—feminism, intelligence, humor, and insight—and packages them neatly into an enduring tale of love, duty, and learning to be your own woman whether or not that puts you at odds with the culturally constructed and accepted norms of your time.