I loved the Everything Austen Challenge last year and participated quite enthusiastically. I’m going to scale it back a bit this year as Baby Gerold #3 is due in October and I’m still trying to catch up on book reviews from my morning sickness period. I do love Austen though, so please forgive me if I do get carried away in the heat of the moment!
Everything Austen II is once again hosted by Stephanie’s Written Word and involves one readings/listening/watching/etc. six Austen inspired items from July 1, 2010 to January 1, 2011.
I am lucky enough that I have four Austen inspired advanced review copy books from Sourcebooks waiting on my shelf for this fall. I also have one novel left from last year that I won from a book giveaway. The books I plan to read are as follows:
1. Lady Vernon and Her Daughter by Jane Rubino and Caitlen Rubino-Bradway
2. Mr. Darcy’s Little Sister by C. Allyn Pierson
3. Darcy’s Voyage by Kara Louise
4. Mr. Darcy’s Obsession by Abigail Reynolds
5. In the Arms of Mr. Darcy by Sharon Lathan
I also loved listening to Austen’s original classics via audiobook last year. It gave me a new perspective than when I read them the old-fashioned way in the past. The three novels I have yet to listen too are:
1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
2. Persuasion by Jane Austen
3. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
I hope to listen to all three, but I’ll at least listen to one to get to my magical six items for this challenge.
I look forward to participating again and to reading everyone’s reviews!