A List of Very British Books...

My Choices:
History: The Plantagenets by Dan Jones - the person who recommended this to me also wanted to let me know that Dan Jones is, in fact, a snack. And he is! And I love reading about the kings and queens of England (my favorite queen is Eleanor of Aquitane).
Historical Fiction: The Gown by Jennifer Robson - About the process that went into making Queen Elizabeth’s wedding gown during the war.
Biography: Jane Austen at Home by Lucy Worsley - recommended by so many of you who want me to love Jane Austen properly. I’m giving it a shot.
Essays: Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson - I really loved Bill Bryson’s At Home: A Short HIstory of Private Life, so I’m looking forward to this one.
And One to Grow On: In Farleigh Field by Rhys Bowen - this one’s on sale right now, and I chose it because the description says it’s “like binge-watching a great British drama on Masterpiece Theater.”

An absolute barrage of suggestions from you fine people:
Authors: Phillippa Gregory, Adrian Plass, Winston Graham, GK Chesterton, Stephen Lawhead, Rosamunde Pilcher, Agatha Christie, CS Lewis, JRR Tolkien, PG Wodehouse, Zadie Smith, Jojo Moyes, Neil Gaiman, Dorothy Whipple, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, JM Barrie, Lewis Carroll, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Oscar Wilde, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, the Bronte Sisters, Julian Fellows, Georgette Heyer, Dorothy L. Sayers, AS Byatt, James Herriot, Sophie Kinsella, Vera Brittain, Jasper Fforde, Kazuo Ishiguro, Hester Browne, Roald Dahl, Jenny Colgan, Alafair Burke, Elizabeth Cadell, DE Stevenson, Julie Klassen, Charlotte Mason, William Shakespeare, JK Rowling, Robert Galbraith, Charlie Lovett, NT Wright, Kate Atkinson, Rhys Bowen, Virginia Woolf, Elizabeth Day, Laura Jane Williams, Jill Mansell, Phaedra Patrick, Deanna Raybourn, AA Milne, Hilary Mantel, Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Stevie Smith. 

Books (I put an asterisk on the ones I've read and also recommend):
Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
Harry Potter series by JK Rowling*
Atonement by Ian McEwan*
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
Below Stairs by Margaret Powell
The Inklings by Humphery Carter
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte*
Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding*
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
The Man Who Was Thursday by GK Chesterton
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Matthew Shardlake series by CJ Samson
Lady Susan by Jane Austen
The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
And Did Those Feet by Charlie Connelly
84 Charing Cross by Helene Hanff
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
The Warden by Anthony Trollope
NW by Zadie Smith
Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith
The Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett*
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis*
The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde
Children of Men by PD James
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett*
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Schaffer and Annie Barrows
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde* (honestly anything from Oscar Wilde)
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Death Comes to Pemberley by PD James
The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
This Is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay
Glittering Images by Susan Howatch
The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson
The Tower, the Zoo, and the Tortoise by Julia Stuart
A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a World War by Joseph Loconte
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
Master and Commander by Patrick O'Brian
Becoming Mrs Lewis by Patti Callahan
The Maggie Hope series by Susan Elia MacNeal
All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot
Free Country by George Mahood
Cormoran Strike series by Robert Galbraith
The Book of the Lost Grail by Charlie Lovett 
One Direction biography (this got me)
A Severe Mercy by Sheldon Vanauken
White Teeth by Zadie Smith
Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street
About a Boy by Nick Hornby
Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
The Yummy Mummy by Polly Williams
London by Edward Rutherford
Me and Mr Darcy by Alexandra Potter
The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
Staying at Daisy's by Jill Mansell
Dear Mrs. Bird by AJ Pearce
The Rivers of London series by Ben Arronovitch
Lady Julia Grey series by Deanna Raybourn
Enchantress of Numbers: A Novel of Ada Lovelace by Jennifer Chiaverini
The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey
The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

Remind me never to ask you guys for suggestions if I'm not fully prepared for the answers. Y'all are amazing!

Erin Moon