My Year With Jane Austen

At the beginning of the year, I decided that the time had come to indulge in a re-read of the Jane Austen novels, as well as trying to actually finish Emma which I’ve never managed to do so far! I’m also going to read some of the contemporary novels that have revisited some of the characters from Austen’s books as well as Claire Tomalin’s biography.

These are the Jane Austen books I will be reading this year:
1. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (finished 26th January)
2. Persuasion by Jane Austen (finished 17th February)
3. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
4. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
5. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
6. Emma by Jane Austen
I may look at some of her other works including Lady Susan and The Watsons.

These are the contemporary novels I will be looking at reading – I may add more to this over the course of the year:
7. Mr Darcy’s Diary by Amanda Grange (Pride and Prejudice) (finished 20th March)
8. Mr Knightley’s Diary by Amanda Grange (Emma)
9. Captain Wentworth’s Diary by Amanda Grange (Persuasion) (finished 9th March)
10. Colonel Brandon’s Diary by Amanda Grange (Sense and Sensibility) (finished 20th April)
11. Wickham’s Diary by Amanda Grange (Pride and Prejudice)
12. Henry Tilney’s Diary by Amanda Grange (Northanger Abbey)
13. Edmund Bertram’s Diary by Amanda Grange (Mansfield Park)
14. Death Comes To Pemberley by P. D. James (Pride and Prejudice)
15. The Three Weissmanns of Westport by Cathleen Schine (Sense and Sensibility) (finished 15th February)
16. An Assembly Such as This by Pamela Aidan (Pride and Prejudice)
17. These Three Remain by Pamela Aidan (Pride and Prejudice)
18. Duty and Desire by Pamela Aidan (Pride and Prejudice)

This is the biography I would like to read:
19. Jane Austen: A Life by Claire Tomalin

Other miscellaneous books:
20. Letters to Alice: On First Reading Jane Austen by Fay Weldon (finished 29th May)

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