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The Jane Austen Episode

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This week, Alice and Kim talk all things Jane Austen, as well as the best nonfiction of 2018.

This week’s episode of For Real is brought to you by the Book Riot Read Harder Journal and The Molecule of More By Daniel Z. Lieberman and Mike Long.

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Weekly Theme: Jane Austen

A Smattering of Austen Titles

Reading Austen in America by Juliette Wells

A Truth Universally Acknowledged: 33 Great Writers on Why We Read Jane Austen

At Home With Jane Austen by Kim Wilson

Tea With Jane Austen by Pen Vogler

Jane Austen and the Fiction of Her Time by Mary Waldron

What Matters in Jane Austen? by John Mullan

A Brief Guide to Jane Austen by Charles Jennings


Jane Austen Biography and Background Books

Jane Austen by Carol Shields

Jane Austen: A Life by Claire Tomalin

Jane Austen: The World of Her Novels by Deirdre Le Faye

Jane’s Fame: How Jane Austen Conquered the World by Claire Harman


Jane Austen in Popular Culture

Among the Janeites: A Journey Through the World of Jane Austen by Deborah Yaffe

All Roads Lead to Austen: A Year-long Journey with Jane by Amy Smith


Fun Austen Titles & Covers

Jane Austen, Game Theorist by Michael Suk-Young Chwe

Why Jane Austen? by Rachel W. Brownstein

Critics Favorites of 2018

New York Times: Top 10 Books of 2018

Washington Post: Best Books of 2018

Popsugar’s Best Nonfiction Books 2018

Our Favorites of 2018


All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung

Bad Blood by John Carreyrou

Tell Me More by Kelly Corrigan

From the Corner of the Oval by Beck Dorey-Stein

No One Tells You This by Glynnis MacNicol



Impeachment: An American History

My Squirrel Days by Ellie Kemper

The Real Lolita by Sarah Weinman

Bombay Anna: The Real Story and Remarkable Adventures of the King & I Governess by Susan Morgan

The Scarlet Sisters: Sex, Suffrage, and Scandal in the Gilded Age by Myra MacPherson



KIM: Left to Our Own Devices: Outsmarting Smart Technology to Reclaim Our Relationships, Health, and Focus by Margaret Morris

ALICE: Lady Killers: Deadly Women Throughout History by Tori Telfer
The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines


Book Riot is taking the week off a Christmas, so this will be our last podcast of 2018!

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