Austenesque, Reading Challenges

Everything Austen Challenge II, 2010- Are you Game?

Huzzah! Stephanie’s Written Word is offering Everything Austen Challenge II, a Jane Austen reading challenge again this year. Starting on July 1, 2010 the event will run for six months ending on December 31, 2010. Just select and read/view/craft six Jane Austen related books/movies/craft projects. It’s that easy. Check out all the details and post your results as you progress on her blogs Mr. Linky tool.

I had a great time completing this last year and encourage all of you to join in the fun. It’s a great excuse to validate your need to feed your Jane Austen addiction. As usual, I am raising the ante and bumping up my commitment number up to twelve and challenging anyone who wants to join me! Here are my choices.

√ 1.) Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen

√ 2.) Murder at Mansfield Park, by Lynn Shepherd

√ 3.) Emma and the Vampires, by Wayne Josephson

√ 4.) Jane and the Damned, by Janet Mullany

√ 5.) Jane and the Madness of Lord Byron, by Stephanie Barron

√ 6.) Bespelling Jane Austen, by Mary Balogh, Colleen Gleason, Susan Krinard & Janet Mullany

√ 7.) Mr. Darcy’s Little Sister, by C. Allyn Pierson

√ 8.) Murder on the Bride’s Side, by Tracy Kiely

√ 9.) Pemberley Ranch, by Jack Caldwell

√ 10.) Pride and Prejudice: An Annotated Edition, by Jane Austen, edited by Patricia Meyer Spacks

11.) A Perfect Bride for Mr. Darcy, by Mary Lydon Simonsen

√ 12.) Dancing with Mr. Darcy, selected and introduced by Sarah Waters


Let the games begin!

Cheers, Laurel Ann

4 thoughts on “Everything Austen Challenge II, 2010- Are you Game?”

  1. Great list, LA

    I’m interested in hearing whether Tracy Kiely’s “Murder on the Bride’s Side” is as good as her “Murder at Longbourn,” which I really enjoyed.

    Also considering Dancing with Mr. Darcy–I heard this is a collection of short stories, and you know my partiality there!

    So glad you’re giving Laura Hile’s Mercy’s Embrace a go–it’s funny, touch, and fresh. I don’t think anyone else has had the guts to tackle Miss Elizabeth Elliot.

    Enjoy Challenge II, and enter me in the drawing for the audio collection. Wouldn’t my JASNA group love to share that!


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