I began this Throwback Thursday meme as a way to share some of my old favorites as well as sharing books that I want to read that were published over a year ago. You know, the ones waiting patiently on my TBR list while I continue to pile more titles on top of them:)! I like that these older books are usually much easier than new releases to get a hold of at libraries and elsewhere. If you have your own Throwback Thursday recommendation feel free to jump on board, you’re welcome to use my pic as well. If you’d just link back to me I’d so appreciate it.
My PICK this week is:
Published April 2016 by Random House
My Rating: 4.5/5 Stars
Wonderfully tender and hilariously funny, Eligible tackles gender, class, courtship, and family
This version of the Bennet family and Mr. Darcy is one that you have and haven’t met before: Liz is a magazine writer in her late thirties who, like her yoga instructor older sister, Jane, lives in New York City. When their father has a health scare, they return to their childhood home in Cincinnati to help and discover that the sprawling Tudor they grew up in is crumbling and the family is in disarray.
Youngest sisters Kitty and Lydia are too busy with their CrossFit workouts and Paleo diets to get jobs. Mary, the middle sister, is earning her third online master’s degree and barely leaves her room, except for those mysterious Tuesday-night outings she won’t discuss. And Mrs. Bennet has one thing on her mind: how to marry off her daughters, especially as Jane’s fortieth birthday fast approaches.
Enter Chip Bingley, a handsome new-in-town doctor who recently appeared on the juggernaut reality TV dating show Eligible. At a Fourth of July barbecue, Chip takes an immediate interest in Jane, but Chip’s friend, neurosurgeon Fitzwilliam Darcy, reveals himself to Liz to be much less charming. . . . And yet, first impressions can be deceiving.
As we’re all compiling our summer TBR’s and filling them to the brim (I know I am:) with all the amazing books releasing now through August, I’ve been so excited to dig into my favorite reads from LAST summer for this post…and possibly the next few TBT’s! So, Eligible was one of those books I picked up last summer thinking…I don’t know about this, retelling of a classic that I’ve never even read (I know, how is that possible)… I basically doubted it before even starting it. BUT I read somewhere (Goodreads I think) that it was The Bachelor meets Pride and Prejudice and well…The Bachelor meets anything means I’m pretty much going to give that book a try seeing as though that’s a huge guilty pleasure tv show for me. What a total surprise for me to discover I really enjoyed this story!! Mr Bennett, the father, was classic with his witty one liners and zingers that had me laughing, the “girls,” Jane, Lizzie, Mary, Kitty and Lydia had their own issues and drama and the men of the story, Chip and Darcy were fun additions to the zany mix. I highly recommend this as a fun, entertaining, clever read that would be perfect for the pool, beach or wherever your favorite summer reading spot may be:)
**For all you Throwback Thursday bloggers, if you don’t see your blog at the bottom of my post please leave me a comment because WordPress has been VERY bad about sending me links and I want to include everyone!!**
More Throwback Thursday Picks Around the Blogosphere
Cathy at Between the Lines Book Blog
Jill at Jill’s Book Cafe
Deanna at DeesRadReads and Reviews
Rebecca at BoofsBooks
Nicki at The Secret Library
Amanda at Literary Weaponry
Susan at Susan Loves Books
Julie at Novel Thrills and Chills