Austen in August Reading Challenge
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?
- 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.
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!
- Northanger Abbey – I checked this out through Amazon’s unlimited Kindle reads.
- Pride and Prejudice – This is on my Tablet as a free ebook.
- Mansfield Park – This was a library e-reader loan.
- Sense and Sensibility – This was a library e-reader loan.
- Persuasion – I have this on my Kindle already – from YEARS ago.
- Emma – This was a library book.
Below are two other books I hoped to read . . .
- 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.
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?