Book Recommendations for the Bennet Family

Posted by Sarah Fox

We get it. After a long day of dancing at balls and destroying zombies, all you want to do is go home and curl up with a good book. Don’t worry; we have you covered.

Elizabeth Bennet

The Portable Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker

You are a witty woman, so we know you will love Dorothy Parker. We think you could relate to someone who said, “If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.” Not that we are talking about the Bingley sisters or anything.



Jane Bennet

If You Have to Cry, Go Outside: And Other Things Your Mother Never Told You by Kelly Cutrone

We love you, Jane, but you need to get a backbone. There is no way the Bingley sisters are good people. Kelly Cutrone is one of the toughest women we know. It wouldn’t hurt you to take a page from her book.


Mrs. Bennet

Gossip Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar

We know you love gossip, so this is definitely the book for you. Curl up on the couch, and read about all the scandals of New York City. Your neighbors will be relieved that you will be talking about Serena instead of them.

Mr. Bennet

Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray

Take a break from your newspaper, and pick up this gigantic novel. You will love it. It has lots of sarcasm, and it will help you drown out your wife’s chatter for a long time.


Kitty Bennet and Charlotte Lucas

The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvior

We know that you two are completely different people, but we have the same book recommendation for you. Simone de Beauvior will teach you that you don’t need a man. You are empowered women; don’t let the patriarchy hold you down.  


Mary Bennet

We have no recommendations for you since we are pretty sure you have read everything. Do you care to throw a book idea or two our way?

Sarah Fox

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