Ha! I have to find a good biography on this woman.
I'm almost done with Pride and Prejudice. It's excellent. Austen is so witty. What really surprised me is that she wrote it when she was just 21. It was published years later and I'm sure there was some editing, but I'm amazed that a 21 year old could write this! Of course, I will read more Austen. I have no idea how I missed her. I've read many classics, but no Austen until now.
In the last two weeks, I also read The Brutal Telling, a mystery by Louise Penny and Prayers for Sale, a novel by Sandra Dallas. I recommend both books. Prayers for Sale is about the friendship between two women in 1936. One of the women is 17 and the other is 86. It is an uplifting book. I don't want to give too much away about it. I don't want to spoil the ending for you if you decide to read it. Both books are quick reads, but they're not fluff.