Texts from Jane Eyre by Mallory Ortberg


Hilariously imagined text conversations—the passive aggressive, the clever, and the strange—from classic and modern literary figures, from Scarlett O’Hara to Jessica Wakefield

Mallory Ortberg, the co-creator of the cult-favorite website The Toast, presents this whimsical collection of hysterical text conversations from your favorite literary characters. Everyone knows that if Scarlett O’Hara had an unlimited text-and-data plan, she’d constantly try to tempt Ashley away from Melanie with suggestive messages. If Mr. Rochester could text Jane Eyre, his ardent missives would obviously be in all-caps. And Daisy Buchanan would not only text while driving, she’d text you to pick her up after she totaled her car. Based on the popular web-feature, Texts from Jane Eyre is a witty, irreverent mashup that brings the characters from your favorite books into the twenty-first century.

SOURCE:  ARC provided by publisher (Thank you!)


Overall Thoughts:

This book is exactly what you think and it is very entertaining.  Hands down the best texts are the ones for the books you’ve read. . .there are a few classics that I don’t know much about that I didn’t quite get the joke but still understood enough to get the gist.  Favorites for me would be the Austen, Harry Potter, and Hunger Games (shocker I know).  Surprisingly the funniest was one that I haven’t read, Wuthering Heights.  GUYS.  If you don’t laugh out loud I don’t know what to tell you!








5 thoughts on “Texts from Jane Eyre by Mallory Ortberg

  1. Amanda October 2, 2014 at 10:10 am Reply

    I haven’t heard of this, it sounds too funny!

  2. Beth W October 5, 2014 at 9:51 pm Reply


    • Kristina October 6, 2014 at 8:03 am Reply

      It was very cute! A very light and quick read. 🙂

      On Sun, Oct 5, 2014 at 9:51 PM, Gone Pecan wrote:


  3. We Heart YA October 6, 2014 at 5:26 pm Reply

    Oh man, Mallory is so funny! We didn’t realize she had a book. We’ll have to check this out, stat!

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