This challenge is inspired by my Romantics teacher. I say inspired, but he pretty much challenged our class to read all of Jane Austen’s books during our life time. I just uhh shortened the time frame! Haha :)
The challenge: to read all of (or as many of) Jane Austen’s published novels by 2013 and watch as many of the movie and TV adaptations as possible!
The list of her completed books includes:
- Northanger Abbey
- Pride and Prejudice
- Sense and Sensability
- Mansfield Park
- I’m also adding Lady Susan, The Watsons and Sandition which are her short stories that I happen to also own
Of course, there’s nothing stopping you from hunting down her novellas too. There are a TON of movie/tv adaptations
so I’m not going to list them all here, however we will be updating with what we’ve seen and what we’ve thought of it :)
All of Jane Austen’s published books by 2013 sounds pretty doable to me (especially considering Austen has published less than a dozen books!) This challenge is “hosted” both here and at my blogspot, so if you decide to take part add the banner to your blog and leave a comment here letting me know you’re taking part for a free plug both on my blog and here at Novel Nerds!
We’d also love to know your progress if you’re taking part, so drop us an ask every now and then to let us know how it’s going!
Side note: I’m aware that bookandyarn started a jan 2011 - dec 2011 version of this challenge. I had no idea until I googled “Jane Austen Challenge” after posting this so I’d still like to acknowledge that her challenge existed first ^^