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Austen in August - The Reading List

This is one of my favorite reading events each year! I'll be posting most of my updates over at CNJ - JASNA.

Reading list:
Longbourn by Jo Baker (BCD)
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
The List Lovers Guide to Jane Austen by Joan Strasbaugh
Mr. Knightly's Diary by Amanda Grange
Cassandra & Jane by Jill Pitkeathley
Darcy Christmas by Various Authors


  1. Looks like fun! Have a great month!

  2. I've got 'Longbourn' on my list as well, I really want to start it! 'The Lit Lovers Guide to Jane Austen' sounds really good as well! Jane Austen is always the best part of the year ;) Hop by my #AusteninAugust Masterpost if you have the time! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  3. I've been waiting to listen to Longbourn so I'm happy August is finally here. Have a good month reading!

  4. Thank you, thank you, thank you for the link to JASNA because it made me ask the question - does Australia have a Jane Austen Society --- and yes it does!
    How did I not know this???
    I will be moving heaven and earth to attend their mid August meeting.
    Thanks again for the nudge in the right direction:-)

  5. Huzzah for Austen in August--great reading list! I really enjoyed Longbourn myself when I read it earlier this year, and I also enjoyed my reread of MP. I

  6. You're welcome. I'll admit joining JASNA was great, I've made some wonderful Janeite friends.

  7. I'm glad to see someone enjoyed Longbourn. I've been hearing a lot of mixed reviews so I was a bit hesitant. I haven't read MP in so long it's like I'm reading it for the first time. For some reason I had a dislike for Mary Crawford and as I'm reading I can't figure out why.

  8. A lot of people wanted the Bennets to be more a part of Longbourn, but I think it was better that they were really in the background.

    I am very influenced by the protagonist's point of view. Since Fanny dislikes Mary, I usually disliked Mary as well. Same with Emma--she dislikes Jane Fairfax so I've always disliked her, though the woman is practically a saint!

  9. I'm starting to realize why I disliked Mary. There's just something kind of fake about her, and it bugs the day lights out of me.


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