So my fellow Austenite and I are starting a book club. Not a book club where you read depressing Oprah crap. Or even modern-day literary novels without story. We're looking for good books written well, but that everyone can enjoy. Not everyone in our group is an Austenite, so we want to make it simple enough for everyone to read.
(Not that I'm brilliant, mind you. I'm reading Colleen McCollough's "The Touch" and I love her, but wow, she gets detailed about the steam engine and the like. I'm saying to myself, girlfriend, I have NO need to understand the steam engine. If we get nuked I'm in the center of Silicon Valley and I'll be the first to go. Which is how I'd want it.)
But I digress. As usual. So we need something more difficult than Dr. Seuss, but not Hardy or Dostoevsky-difficult. Any suggestions? And nothing sickly-sweet either. Are you starting to see why I have issues with book clubs? LOL