Jane Austen July Reading Wrap Up
I am sorry I have been so absent on this blog. I have been reading SO MUCH that I have had little time for doing much else. July was no exception. I took place in Jane Austen July hosted by Katie from Books and Things. I loved the prompts and figured I would use this reading challenge as a way to reread some favourites as well as read through many of the books on my Jane Austen shelf that I have not read yet. Not all items I read or watched are in the photos, but I have listened them below, with their respective prompts.
1) Read one of Jane Austen’s six main novels
I read all six of Austen’s main novels. My order of how I enjoy these six books moved around a bit. The order I read them in interestingly went from least favourite to favourite. In order from least favourite to favourite: Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park, Persuasion, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, and Northanger Abbey.
2) Read something by Jane Austen that is not one of her six main novels
I read Lady Susan, Edgar and Emma, The Watsons, and Sandition.
3) Read a non-fiction work about Jane Austen or her time
The World of Jane Austen by Nigel Nicolson
4) Read a retelling of a Jane Austen book
Lost in Austenland by Emma Campbell Webster
I was Jane Austen’s Best Friend by Cora Harrison
Purr-suasion by Renee Riva
Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding
A Guinea Pig Pride and Prejudice by Bloomsbury
Ordinary, Extraordinary Jane Austen by Deborah Hopkinson
Austenland by Shannon Hale
Midnight in Austenland by Shannon Hale
5) Read a book by a contemporary of Jane Austen
I read Northanger Abbey for the third time this year during Jane Austen July. I absolutely love it! I decided because of that I wanted to read The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe.
6) Watch a direct screen adaptation of a Jane Austen book
Love and Friendship (Based on the novella Lady Susan)
Sense and Sensibility- 1981, 1995, 2008
Pride and Prejudice- 1995, 2005
Persuasion- 1995, 2007
Emma- 1996, 1996, 2009
Northanger Abbey- 1987, 2007
Mansfield Park- 1999, 2008
7) Watch a modern screen adaptation of a Jane Austen book
Bridget Jones’s Diary
Bridget Jones’s on the Edge of Reason
Bridget Jones’s Baby
The Jane Austen Book Club
From Mansfield with Love
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Lost in Austen
Wishbone: Pup Fiction
Wishbone: Furst Impressions
Bride and Prejudice
I Have Found It
Elinor and Marianne Take Barton
I cannot wait until next year! I have so many more books based on Jane Austen or about Jane Austen that I cannot wait to read. I found some more to add to my to be read pile as well.