Friday, January 22, 2010

Jane Austen Challenge

I just stumbled across this reading challenge:  To read Jane Austen's books, and those, by other authors, who are written as prequels, sequels etc. to any of Austen's novels.  Basically to get to know Jane Austen's writing universe.


  • Anyone can participate.
  • Challenge books can overlap with other challenges.
  • Any format counts: bound book, e-book (check online for free downloads of J.A’s copyright-free books), audio book, or any other thing you can think of.
  • Challenge runs January 1st 2010—December 31 2010.
  • You can change which level you read

  • Newbie 2 books by J. Austen, 2 re-writes, prequels, sequels, or spoofs (by other authors)
  • Lover 4 books by J. Austen, 4 re-writes, prequels, sequels, or spoofs (by other authors)
  • Fanatic 6+ books by J. Austen, 5+ re-writes, prequels, sequels, or 
  • spoofs (by other authors).

I'm going for the Lover level, and my  reading plan looks like this: 
  • Pride and Prejudice (J.A.)
  • Sense and Sensibility (J.A.)
  • Emma (J.A.)
  • Northanger Abbey (J.A.)
  • Mr Darcy's Dilemma (Diana Birchall)
I'll complete my list when I've read up on the prequels etc written.


  1. Welcome to the challenge! I cant wait to get started. :)

  2. Me too. Have to finish a couple of other books first, but then I'll start reading Jane!


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