Reading Challenges

Join the 2010 Jane Austen Reading Challenge

A bit late to the fray, but the Jane Austen Challenge by Haley at The Life (and Lies) of an Inanimate Object Blog is still open and I’m up for the challenge. Visit Haley’s blog for the rules and reading levels.

Time Frame:

Challenge runs January 1st 2010 – December 31st 2010.

My Challenge:

6 + books by Jane Austen and 5 + Austenesque books which places me in the  fanatic category. Well – that is certainly NO surprise!

√ Emma, by Jane Austen
Northanger Abbey, by Jane Austen
Persuasion, by Jane Austen
Sanditon, by Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen
Love and Freindship, by Jane Austen
Dancing with Mr. Darcy, selected and introduced by Sarah Waters
The Darcy Cousins, by Monica Fairview
Dawn of the Dreadfuls, by Steve Hockensmith
Writing Jane Austen, by Elizabeth Aston
The Intrigue at Highbury, by Carrie Bebris

Sign-up’s are still open, so drop by Haley’s great book blog and join in the fun.

*Austen Challenge graphic by old.fashioned


12 thoughts on “Join the 2010 Jane Austen Reading Challenge”

  1. I joined in about a week ago, but I signed up for the lover category, since I’m not sure if I’ll be able to (re)read ‘6 of Austen originals. I’m trying to work on reading other classics beside hers.. Good luck!


  2. Hi! I was just browsing your site when I came across this entry, with a graphic that looked very familiar to me! ;-) As you’re promoting the other site I’m sure you’re probably not aware that I’m the one who made the original graphic that has now been emblazoned with someone else’s URL…if you would please add a small note crediting me as the original maker I would be very much obliged. :-)

    Here is the original image:

    Thanks so much!


    1. Hi olde.fashioned, well that is special! Your image has been used without permission? I think you need to have a conversation with the organizer of the Austen Challenge. I will gladly add your name to the image to give you full credit.


  3. I really should post about this challenge regularly.
    I think I will begin doing it at the end of each month from now on.

    Has anyone completed any goals toward this reading challenge?

    I did! I finished reading Emma in early March. It is the second Jane Austen title I have read. The other title I’ve read is Pride and Prejudice. I loved Pride and Prejudice and very much enjoyed reading Emma.

    I wonder which title I will choose to read next…

    I am so glad I know about this challenge!


  4. I’m doing this!
    I read Pride and Prejudice in February of 2010. Living in England convinced me I’d probably love her writing; and I do!

    I finished reading Emma in March 2011.

    I am reading/listening to Northanger Abbey right now.

    I would like to read at least one more Jane Austen title during 2011.


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