Books to Read if you Love Jane Austen

This month, there are so many good books by Indian and Pakistani Authors. However, in June, we are focusing on the two that are modernising the classic Pride and Prejudice. While both books take inspiration from Jane Austen, both the stories are unique.

“There is no friend as loyal as a book”

Ernest Hemingway

1. Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors by Sonali Dev

Sonali Dev’s book is so good that you just won’t be able to put it down. The book follows Dr Trisha Raje’s and DJ Caine’s intertwined lives. The book is well written and has many laugh out loud moments. A brilliant modern day story taking subtle inspirations from Jane Austen’s classic. For those that like Audio Books the Audible Version is also great.

Key Takeaway: Reverse Prejudice is equally prevalent.

2. Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal

Soniah Kamal’s book is so good, you will just not want to put it down. It provides an insight into the culture and life in Pakistan (which bares so many similarities with life in India). The mix of English and Punjabi make it a fun read. The story surrounds the life of the Binats, particularly Mrs Binat who is forever worried about Log Kya Kahenge . The book is well written and you absolutely fall in love with the characters as you go along. It also superbly highlights the issues surrounding gender inequality in Pakistan

“It was a truth, universally acknowledged, … that people enter our lives in order to recommend reads.”