A few weeks ago I asked if anyone would be interested in reading all six of Jane Austen’s novels as a sort of read-a-long. I’ve been thinking about doing this for a few months, collecting paperback editions of all six novels.
Since I stick to used paperbacks and insist on editions with cool covers, it’s taken a few months to come up with all six, but I’ve done it.
So I’m going to begin reading them all, one per month, in order of publication starting July first.
Care to join in the fun?
The schedule will be as follows:
- July: Sense and Sensibility
- August: Pride and Prejudice
- September: Mansfield Park
- October: Emma
- November: Northanger Abbey
- December: Persuasion
I might even go ahead and read the final, unfinished novel Lady Susan which Tom at Amateur Reader speaks very highly of.
This will be a very informal Read All A-long. If you’d like to join in for all or part let me know in a comment. I’ll put together a list of everyone with links to your sites if you have one. You can come back here and post links to any reviews or other posts you write. I’ll try to keep a running list of reviews so we can all see what everyone has to say.
So whether your read Jane Austen every year like a true Janeite or have never read her before, consider joining The Jane Austen Read All A-long.
And feel free to use the little ‘button’ picture featured above if you like.
If this goes well, I’m thinking of doing Elizabeth Gaskell next year.