11 Modern (And Diverse) 'Pride & Prejudice' Updates To Read This Fall
By Kerri Jarema
There's something about Jane Austen novels, and especially Pride & Prejudice, that just screams fall reading to me. Maybe it's my obsession with You've Got Mail and Kathleen Kelly's enduring obsession with the love story between Elizabeth and Darcy. Maybe it's the setting of the book, all warmly-lit reading rooms and misty walks through lush green landscapes. Whatever it is, I always get the urge to re-read the classic romance during the chillier months. If you're anything like me, you've probably already pulled your well-worn copy from your bookshelf and are preparing for a long night of reading. But, wait!
While I am absolutely not going to discourage you from indulging in a re-read, I am going to point out that there are actually tons of modern takes on the plot and themes of Pride & Prejudice that you can add to your TBR this fall. The 11 books below are either direct retellings of the story or books that share the same plots and themes — think relationships across class divides, explorations of family, and hate-to-love slow-burn romances with lots of intense pride and misplaced prejudice. Once you've finished cuddling up under a warm throw with your preferred version of the story, add a couple of these modern reads to your fall reading list.