Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal


Pride and Prejudice re-imagined in 21st century Pakistan.

The five Binat sisters couldn’t be more different. Alys is a modern woman with a career and has no intention of ever marrying much to the chagrin of her obsessed mother!

Alys and her sister Jena teach English to girls knowing full well that most of them will choose marriage over career. Alys teaches them all things Jane Austen and wants to inspire them to do more with their lives.

I love how the characters names were versions of the Pride and Prejudice novel. I especially loved that mother. Oh my goodness she was dramatic! I laughed so hard at all of her efforts to marry off at least one daughter and hopefully keep them all from being ruined before then.

She sets them all up at the biggest wedding their town has ever seen and sits back and waits for the proposals to pour in. Imagine her horror when they all take control over their own lives without any help from her. Though she will take credit.

I have to say I am not a big Jane Austen fan. So much angst among them all. But this version, oh yes! I loved every minute of it!

Very Well Done!

Netgalley/January 15th 2019 by Ballantine Books




5 responses to “Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal”

  1. “I have to say I am not a big Jane Austen fan” I was disappointed to read this as Pride and Prejudice is on my short list of classics to read. Would you suggest putting it on the back burner? Then again, people tried to talk me out of Dickens, I started with the Tale of Two Cities, and absolutely loved it.

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    1. Oh no, definitely give it a read. That’s the beauty of reading, everyone brings their own experiences to the book. I have Emma by Jane A. on my pile right now and it’s one I enjoy. I’m just not a HUGE fan! Tale of Two Cities I love!

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  2. The book sounds wonderful.

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  3. You have my interest with this book.

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