I found this great new challenge hosted by Roof Beam Reader called “Austen in August.” I realized I haven’t read any Austen this year, so I thought this would be a great opportunity to finally read Emma. They are also hosting a book group for Northanger Abbey. There are also several Jane-inspired books on my shelves that need to be read.
With that in mind, I’ve decided to add a new mini-challenge for the month of August. My plan for the challenge is to complete five books. Here are my specially designed categories:
1. An Austen novel I’ve never read: Emma
2. An old favorite: Northanger Abbey
3. An unfinished work completed by another author: The Watsons
4. An interesting mashup/adaptation of a Jane Austen work: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
5. A nonfiction book about Jane Austen or her time period: Jane Austen and Her Times by G.E. Mitton
I’m planning to add a page to this site outlining the challenges I’m participating in this year. Hopefully, my personal challenge has inspired you to pick up an Austen book and create your own challenge. Click THIS POST to sign up!
Are you involved in any reading challenges? What are some of your favorite Austen classics? Comments are always welcome!