Well, I decided to start reading Persuasion on the bus this morning, rather than Lilith or Phantastes.
I just have to be honest here: Persuasion is one of my favourite books. I look a bit of a girly-man sitting on the bus reading Austen, I'm sure. But I love her biting sarcasm when she describes Sir Walter and Elizabeth. Or her disdainful mentions of Mrs. Clay's sycophancy. It's word-craft at its finest.
So I am unapologetically reading a chick novel on the bus. And loving it immensely.