Leisurely reading has always been a hobby of mine and I have the tendency to make myself lists of books I want to read each month. While I love contemporary reads and am itching to buy Amy Odell’s Tales from the Back Row and Mindy Kaling’s new book, Why Not Me? (which, btw, will be for sale in stores tomorrow), I also have an affinity for the classics.
Jane Austen is one of my favorite authors and I’ve already read a few of her novels. However, I thought it would be fun to read (and re-read) all of her published books in sequential order (I don’t own the pieces of work she wrote when she was a young girl yet, so just her novels for now). Every time I read a good book or watch a movie several times, I always seem to learn more about the characters and messages that the novel sends. Austen continues to be such an influencing writer because her stories of women finding love had deeper meanings—they often discussed the social inequities between men and women in 19th century England.
So, I’m planning on reading one of Jane Austen’s novels each month, starting in October. Once I’ve finished reading the novel, I’ll write a post soon there after. In an effort to keep this series more exciting/interactive, I would love for you to participate in the Jane Austen book club with me—Gingham Girl style. Keep the conversation going by commenting below what your favorite Austen novel is.
October: Sense and Sensibility
November: Pride and Prejudice
December: Mansfield Park
February: Northanger Abbey