Austen in August Reading Challenge 2015

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What Austen book(s) will you read in August?

What Austen book(s) will you read in August 2015?

Are you a fan of Jane Austen? Do you have a favourite Austen quote?

I have seen most (if not all) of the movies based on Jane Austen’s books. But I have only read one of the actual books.

This August I will rectify that by participating in the Austen in August reading challenge hosted by Roof Beam Reader. Won’t you join us?

The Goal:

  • To read as many of Jane Austen’s works as you want or are able to during the month of August.
  • Biographies, audiobooks, spin-offs, and re-reads count.
  • There will be giveaways, guest posts, and other shenanigans, all of which are meant to inspire a great, interactive event.
  • Sign up here.Austen quote

Go to this link for more details and to read why Jane Austen is so interesting.

EDITED – My Goal: After reading Marsha’s comment about reading the books in a certain order, I decided to look it up and see what that order is. While there is no ONE order suggested, I am going to read them in the following order. EDITED TO ADD: I read them all and enjoyed this challenge a LOT!

  1. Northanger Abbey – I checked this out through Amazon’s unlimited Kindle reads.
  2. Pride and Prejudice – This is on my Tablet as a free ebook. 
  3. Mansfield Park – This was a library e-reader loan.
  4. Sense and Sensibility – This was a library e-reader loan.
  5. Persuasion – I have this on my Kindle already – from YEARS ago.
  6. Emma – This was a library book.

Below are two other books I hoped to read . . .

  1. Lady Susan – Of course I have to read a book with MY NAME in the title. I never even heard of this book before. I ended up NOT finishing this book. I didn’t care for the immoral beginning and so stopped reading.
  2. A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter by William Deresiewicz – This was a library eBook which I found while browsing through the Jane Austen collection. After reading this title, I, too, learned about love, friendship and the things that really matter. It was a great concluding book for this challenge.

Your Turn . . .

  • What is your favourite Austen read?
  • If I read only one of her books, which one should it be?

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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. catladymarsha  |  . at .

    When I was considering reading her works I found that there are suggestions for an order to read them in, not just in the order they were written. Research this to see if you think it is valid. I did try to read the first one on the list but that day it failed to hold my interest. Perhaps another time.


  • 2. susan2009  |  . at .

    Thanks for the suggestion, Marsha. I did find many ideas for a suggested reading order. Many, many folks suggested P&P. But since that is the ONE book I have read, I decided to read them in the above order.


  • 3. a spirit of simplicity  |  . at .

    Oh thanks for posting this. You have inspired me to join as well!


    • 4. susan2009  |  . at .

      Hurray. It sure is fun to have others join in on such a challenege as this.


  • 5. scrabblequeen  |  . at .

    First, thanks for dropping by my poor, neglected blog. Second…my favorite Jane Austen is Pride and Prejudice. Read it many times and own the Colin Firth edition video. 🙂 i have also read Sense and Sensability, Northamger Abbey, Mansfield Park, and I think I read Emma.


    • 6. susan2009  |  . at .

      You are so welcome!

      All you have to read is Persuasion and you’ve read all Austen’s books meant for adults!

      I SURE like the Colin Firth video of P&P. I am looking forward to watching all these videos after I finish reading the books!


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