By the Book

By the Book

An English professor struggling for tenure discovers that her ex-fiancé has just become the president of her college?and her new boss?in this whip-smart modern retelling of Jane Austen?s classic Persuasion. Anne Corey is about to get schooled. An English professor in California, she?s determined to score a position on the coveted tenure track at her college. All she?s got to An English professor struggling for tenure discovers that her ex-fiancé has just become the president...

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Title:By the Book
Author:Julia Sonneborn
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Genres:Romance
ISBN:1501175181
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:384 pages pages

By the Book Reviews

  • Nikki (Saturday Nite Reader)
    Feb 26, 2018
    Super cute and fun for a summer book club read! The paperback contains book club discussion questions at the end too. By the Book is about college professor, Anne Corey, who while working towards tenure learns that her new university president is her ex-fiance from a decade ago. O...
  • Lisa Wolf
    Feb 14, 2018
    Hmm. I tore through By the Book, and definitely had a good time while I was reading it. At the same time, for a book being billed as a retelling of Persuasion, it's pretty loose when it comes to making the plot stick. Anne spends much of the book in a relationship with a smarmy writ...
  • Tia
    Jul 17, 2018
    Being a Janeite and a Persuasion lover I may be a bit biased, but I LOVED it! I gobbled this book up. I enjoy books whose settings are boarding schools and universities. Anne Corey is the modern Anne and Adam Martinez is the Mr. Wentworth. Anne is a Professor who needs to publish a ...
  • Sophia
    Mar 31, 2018
    Life for a single, nontenured English professor on a college campus becomes complicated when her ex-fiance' becomes her boss, her dad's health takes a turn for the worse, she needs to get her book published or lose her job, and a dashing writer is giving her smoldering eyes and offers ...
  • Julie
    Feb 16, 2018
    By the Book by Julia Sonneborn is a 2018 Gallery Books publication. A splendid, modern day version of Jane Austen?s ?Persuasion?. Anne Corey is trying to make tenure, write a book, and care for her father, with whom she has a tenuous relationship. All this is enough to ke...
  • Jaime Arkin
    Aug 21, 2017
    I?m so torn on this book because 1. That cover is absolutely what made me download it and isn?t it adorable and 2. Second chance love stories are my jam? this one just fell kind of short for a couple of reasons. This is touted as a modern retelling of Jane Austen?s Persuasi...
  • Leslie
    Sep 11, 2017
    This was an example of the right book at the right time--I started it and couldn't put it down but didn't want it to end. I needed an escape, and this was a well-written modern take on Jane Austen's Persuasion. You might know where it's going, but it was fun getting there, and the auth...
  • Ali
    Sep 27, 2018
    Ha! This turned out to be a really enjoyable book!! So glad I picked it. It has all the right things: some references to the serious literature (and they are not this tediously overwhelming passages that's you spent half an hour re-reading each fifty times to figure out what the hell ...
  • Reading.Between.Wines
    Nov 11, 2017
    ????? / 5 My reviews and (maybe) some other random thoughts can also be seen at https://readingbetweenwinessite.wordp... ____________________________________________________________ After a highly disappointing read (The Beloveds), I was THRILLED to read By the B...
  • Lisa
    Nov 18, 2017
    Pre-read: Jane Austen's PERSUASION retelling? SIGN ME THE FUCK UP. Post-read: DNF at 20% It's just...........boring. Anne's voice kinda annoyed me. & I can't get into the writing. I AM SO DISAPPOINTED- ...
  • Elizabeth Camden
    Sep 28, 2018
    This is a modern-day retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion. Set on a college campus with an English-professor heroine and college president hero. Oh my....don't tell #MeToo. This book breaks all the rules! I still thoroughly enjoyed it. No graphic sex, but the heroine gets around and i...
  • Chris Conley
    Feb 25, 2018
    Wow! This is a terrific book. As a former English major, I found the world of college literature classes and literature, in general, so lovely. Anne Corey is a delightfully flawed heroine. ...
  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    Jan 20, 2018
    Jane Austen's Persuasion is rather loosely translated into a light contemporary romance, set among the faculty of Fairfax, a small California liberal arts college. Anne Corey, a 32 year old English professor trying to get tenure, has to deal with Adam Martinez, her ex-fiancé from over...
  • Stephanie
    Nov 18, 2017
    I received a copy of this title via NetGalley. It does not impact my review. Persuasion is one of my favorite Jane Austen novels and I am always ready to jump on board a re-telling. Unfortunately, By the Book did not really live up to my expectations. One thing that I thought wa...
  • Geri Reads
    Jan 31, 2018
    By the Book is a loose, modern retelling of Persuasion by Jane Austen, and for the most part, I enjoyed it quite a lot. There were a lot of insights into professorship tenure track which I find really interesting. I really liked Anne, the heroine. She's a struggling professor who j...
  • Melanie
    Dec 30, 2017
    This book. ? The acknowledgements say the book is a love letter to book lovers, and it?s absolutely correct. I loved everything about this book. The love story wasn?t cheesy and over the top, it was actually believable (until the end). I loved Anne. She didn?t hopelessly pi...
  • Kate Olson
    Feb 06, 2018
    What a delightful read! I loved the college setting and the literary focus, and although I have never read Persuasion, I have heard that this is a solid retelling :-) I'm a major lover of books about books, and this one did NOT disappoint. Thanks to the publisher for the review cop...
  • Tracey
    Jan 14, 2018
    This was such a delight to read and a great break from all the murder and mayhem I normally read. ?By the Book? is a modern day retelling of Jane Austen?s Persuasion. Our heroine, Anne Corey is an English professor in California, and she is one hot mess. Except, when she is in he...
  • Mary
    Dec 04, 2017
    I have not read Jane Austen, so the comparisons are lost on me. But I truly enjoyed this book. Anne was a wonderful character, filled with humor, intelligence and flaws. While I was pretty sure we were going to end up exactly where we did, the trip itself was fun. The characters were a...
  • Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
    Jan 21, 2018
    What a refreshing story! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I have to admit I have never been one to read many of the classics. I know that?s a horrible thing to say. Other than what has been assigned in school, which I probably wouldn?t remember anyway, I am not one to delve into the flowery ...
  • Paige
    Feb 06, 2018
    This book was a delight and an absolute joy to read! This modern retelling of Persuasion was so wonderful to me because it was so perfectly adapted to a contemporary setting. The storyline and main characters were recognizable to readers familiar with Persuasion without this being sim...
  • Joyce
    Mar 25, 2018
    Anne Corey is a professor at Fairfax College in Southern California trying To gain tenure, write a book , and take care of her father when she discovers that Adam Martinez, her first love and ex-fiancé has become the new President of the College.Anne must overcome the interest of a...
  • Samantha (WLABB)
    Jan 31, 2018
    Disclosure: This is a retelling of Persuasion, which I have never read. Therefore, I have no opinions about how well Sonneborn pulled off re-doing Jane Austen. I can tell you, that I found this book very delightful, and I shed my signature "happy tears" over the ending. When I firs...
  • booksbythecup
    Dec 09, 2017
    Maybe I am still in the swooning phase of Persuasion so I?m going to need just a few minutes to process my thoughts on this modern day retelling. Maybe because I haven?t read any before I?m having a little time finding my comfy space. By the Book?s main character Anne C...
  • MaryBeth's Bookshelf
    Mar 03, 2018
    By the Book by Julia Sonneborn is an absolute delight to read! A modern re-telling of Jane Austen's Persuasion, By the Book follows the life of Anne Corey, English Literature professor at a local college. Anne is trying to get her book published so she can secure tenure when she fin...
  • J. W. Garrett
    Jan 30, 2018
    ??I have loved none but you.? ?Jane Austen, Persuasion Modern retelling of Austen?s classic Persuasion. Rating PG->18: mild language, sex scenes between consenting adults, discussion of adult themes and sexual orientation. This story is completely a stand-a-lone. It...
  • Dilinna
    Mar 14, 2018
    Wasnt up to my many many expectations...it ws so annoying that i got to 80 percent and decided to ditch it...i couldnt handle it anymore. I dont even knw where the story is headed...it was jst all over the place ...
  • ☆Dani☆ ☆Touch My Spine Book Reviews☆
    Feb 02, 2018
     I LOVED this loosely based modern take on Jane Austen?s Persuasion. This was a sweet and fun second chance novel that made me smile. I really liked the characters especially gay best friend and side kick, Larry! This story even gave me a happy tear at the ending! I recommend this ...
  • Beverly
    May 10, 2018
    As I get older, I have come to love Jane Austen's Persuasion more and more. It is the book of her adulthood and the Autumn of her life, as she died much too young at 41. Just think of the works stolen from us if she had lived to be old. By the Book is a modern update of the classic bo...
  • Mel
    Aug 20, 2018
    Quite liked this! Apparently it's a "modern retelling" of Persuasion but I'm not an avid reader of classics so I'm not sure where the stories overlapped but enjoyed Sonneborn's regardless. The main character, Dr. Anne Corey, is a professor of classic literature at Fairfax College in...