Austen in August

Saturday, July 28, 2012


I don’t think it comes as a surprise to anyone who is a regular reader here that I love Jane Austen. I’ve read all six of her completed novels and in the past few years I’ve begun re-reading them. I’ve also read Jane Austen fan fiction and biographies of her. I’m just a fan.

So when Adam at Roof Beam Reader announced he was hosting an Austen Event in August I couldn’t help myself, I signed up. I just finished re-reading S&S, but I was already planning on reading one of her unfinished books later this year. I’m planning on definitely reading Lady Susan for the event and possibly Sandition as well.

Here are a few reviews of some of her other work that I’ve read:
Pride and Prejudice
Sense and Sensibility
Persuasion
The Watsons

Austen-inspired Books:
The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen
The Jane Austen Handbook 
Check out the details and join the fun here.


4 comments:

Jillian said...

YAY AUSTEN!!

Sandy Nawrot said...

I should do this...I've only read two of her books and a biography. But I'm swamped and it looks like it will stay that way for awhile. One day, I swear...

Adam said...

Awesome! Glad you're hopping aboard, even though you've already read all her novels.

I'm going to try to read Sense & Sensibility, Mansfield Park and the Penguin collection of short works (Sanditon, Lady Susan, and The Watsons).

Not sure if I can get through all of it, while hosting and all the other stuff that's going on), but I'm going to try! I've only read 2 Austen novels... unacceptable.

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Jillian - Always yay for Austen!

Sandy - At least you've read two of them already! That's a great start.

Adam - I'm always up for a bit more Austen. I've read the Watsons, but I'm looking forward to Sandition and Lady Susan. I'm sure I won't love them as much as the novels, but I do want to fill in those blanks.