50 Books To Read If You Love Jane Austen

There aren’t many novels to truly compare to Jane Austen (probably none if I’m being honest). However, there are several kindred novels available for readers who love her work.

Known for her swoon-worthy romantic novels (without being too mushy), biting wit, an irony that critiques social hypocrisy, and memorable characters both male and female, Jane Austen’s literary style stands out and has influenced several writers that followed.

All true Janeites know that it’s rare for a novel to be as good as say Pride and Prejudice. However, there are still several other fabulous books out there if you are looking to fill that Austen void! Here are 50 suggestions.

Daniel Deronda By George Eliot

Goodreads Summary: “George Eliot’s final novel and her most ambitious work, Daniel Deronda contrasts the moral laxity of the British aristocracy with the dedicated fervor of Jewish nationalists.


North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

Goodreads Summary: “When her father leaves the Church in a crisis of conscience, Margaret Hale is uprooted from her comfortable home in Hampshire to move with her family to the north of England.


Anne of Green Gables Series By L.M. Montgomery

Goodreads Summary: “Favorites for nearly 100 years, these classic novels follow the adventures of the spirited redhead Anne Shirley, who comes to stay at Green Gables and wins the hearts of everyone she meets.”


Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte

Goodreads Summary: “Orphaned into the household of her Aunt Reed at Gateshead and subject to the cruel regime at Lowood charity school, Jane Eyre nonetheless emerges unbroken in spirit and integrity.


The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer

Goodreads Summary: “When the redoubtable Sir Horace Stanton-Lacy is ordered to South America on Diplomatic Business he parks his only daughter Sophy with his sister’s family, the Ombersleys, in Berkeley Square.