Barnes and Noble's Austen Must-Reads

Barnes and Noble's Austen Must-Reads

51KYqoOQtHL._SX320_BO1,204,203,200_Top American bookseller Barnes and Noble recently published an article on their website naming the top five must-read recent Austen themed books. Their list went thus:
  • Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld (a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice)
  • Emma by Alexander McCall Smith (a modern retelling of Emma (surprise surprise))
  • Austenland by Shannon Hale (an original story)
  •  Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith (a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice)
  • Longbourn by Jo Baker (an original story based on Pride and Prejudice)
Do you agree? What would you pick? Or are you an Austen-purist and only the original novels will do?
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