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Monday, November 22, 2010

Jane Austen Readers Attention!! New Reading Challenge!

By way of finding  "The Book Buff" today, one of my new and wonderful "followers," I found her awesome Jane Austen reading challenge.

I thought it might be a great one to introduce to my new readers (and myself) for the new 2011 year.  Some of these books are ones we may have already read, but many are new to me and I'd love to give them a try in a Jane Austen mindset.

I promise if you haven't had the stomach to try one of the new (what shall we call it....)  highly imaginative and annotated volumes such as "Pride and Prejudice and Vampires" by Seth Graham Smith...who imho is the very best at this warped genre...then you have a treat for a later day or Christmas evening.  Seth Graham Smith is a really great writer who won't let you down!

Stephanie Barron writes a plunkey little series of mysteries with Jane Austen as the "Nancy Drew" in such titles as, "Jane and the Madness of Lord Byron."  With beautiful settings, interior descriptions and lovely conversational pieces, you'll love to solve very interesting mysteries beside our darling Jane and her relations during the Napoleonic Age.

There are many fine authors below-mentioned and links to reviews that are going to be fun to follow.  So I thank all of those who made the list possible for us!

Now, if you want to join this Challenge which we'll call:   The Jane Austen New Readings Challenge 2011..... please just leave your name and email addy in the comments.

I'll post your names on my sidebar, and we'll follow each other's blogs to read reviews and/or likes and dislikes!

Thanks for stopping by and good reading!

Here is the main list:  *Please add others as you find them & let us know....

 Emma and the Vampires by Wayne Josephson and Jane Austen (reviewed on Read all Over Reviews)

  • Writing Jane Austen: A Novel by Elizabeth Aston (reviewed on My Love for Jane Austen)
  • Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler (reviewed on My Jane Austen Book Club)
  • Jane Austen's Guide to Good Manners by Josephine Ross (reviewed by My Love for Jane Austen)
  • Wiiloughby's Return by Jane Odiwe (reviewed on My Jane Austen Book Club)
  • Jane Austen Ruined My Life by Beth Pattillo
  • The Cookbook Collector: A Novel by Allegra Goodman (reviewed on My Love for Jane Austen)
  • Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Riggle
  • The Jane Austen Pocket Bible by Holly Ivins (reviewed on My Love for Jane Austen)
  • What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew: From Fox Hunting to Whist-The Facts of Daily Life in Nineteenth-Century England by Daniel Pool
  • The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler  (reviewed on My Love for Jane Austen)
  • Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart: A Novel by Beth Pattillo
  • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Graham Smith
  • Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Ben H. Winters
  • Jane Austen Mystery Series by Stephanie Barron 
  • Marvel Illustrated Edition of Pride and Prejudice (reviewed on My Love for Jane Austen)
  • The Man Who Loved Pride and Prejudice: A modern love story with a Jane Austen Twist by Abigail Reynolds 
  • First Impressions: A Tale of Less Pride & Prejudice by Alexa Adams
  •  Searching for Pemberley by Mary Simonsen
  • Jane Bites Back: A Novel by Michael Thomas Ford
  • The Darcy Cousins by Monica Fairview
  • Austenland by Shannon Hale
  • To Conquer Mr. Darcy by Abigail Reynolds 
  • Deception: A Tale of Pride and Prejudice by Ola Wegner 
  • A Noteworthy Courtship by Laura Sanchez 
  • Rainy Days by Lory Lillian
  • Remembrance of the Past by Lory Lillian
  • Twilight of the Abyss by Casey Childers
  • Apprehension and Desire by Ola Wegner
  • Something Like Regret by Kara Louise 
  • Longbourne's Unexpected Matchmaker by Emma Hox
  • A Weekend with Mr. Darcy by Victoria Connelly
  • Murder on the Bride's Side by Tracy Kiley
  • According to Jane by Marilyn Brant
  • Murder at Longbourne by Tracy Kiely
  • My Dear Charlotte: With The Assistance of Jane Austen's Letters by Hazel Holt
  • Dancing with Mr. Darcy edited by Sarah Waters
  • A Body at Rest by Susan Petrone
  • Waiting for Mr. Darcy by Chamein Canton
  • Scones and Sensibility by Lindsay Eland
  • Seducing Mr. Darcy by Gwyn Cready
  • Must've Done Something Good by Cheryl Cory
  • Jane Austen's Thimble by Marianne Luban
  • Me and Mr. Darcy by Alexandra Potter
  • A Walk with Jane Austen by Lori Smith
  • By a Lady: Being the Adventures of an Enlightened American in Jane Austen's England by Amanda Elyot
  • The Man Who Loved Jane Austen by Sally Smith O'Roarke
  • Sex and Sensibility: The Adventures of a Jane Austen Addict-A Novel by Rosemarie Santini
  • Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding
  • Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason by Helen Fielding
  • George Knightley, Esquire: Charity Envieth Not by Barbara Cornthwaite
  • James Fairfax by Jane Austen and Adam Campan
  • The Importance of Being Emma by Juliet Archer
  • Donwall Abbey by Katharine Moore
  • Emma and Knightley (originally published as Perfect Happiness in 1996) by Rachel Billington
  • Lovers' Perjuries: Or, The Clandestine Courtship of Jane Fairfax and Frank Churchill by Joan Ellen Delman
  • Mr. Knightley's Diary by Amanda Grange
  • Amanda by Debra White Smith
  • The Compleat Mrs. Elton by Diana Birchall
  • Anna Weston by Brenda Finn
  • Emma in Love by Emma Tennant
  • Later Days at Highbury by Joan Austen-Leigh
  • A Visit to Highbury (originally published as Mrs. Goddard Mistress of a School in 1993) by Joan Austen-Leigh
  • Truth and Rumor by Jane Gillespie
  • Aunt Celia by Jane Gillespie
  • Jane Fairfax by Joan Aiken
  • Poor Emma by Reginald Hill
  • The Journal of Jane Fairfax by Charlotte Grey
  • Jane Fairfax by Naomi Royde Smith
  • Jane and the Madness of Lord Byron by Stephanie Barron
  • Dearest Cousin Jane: A Jane Austen Novel by Jill Pitkeathley
  • Cassandra and Jane by Jill Pitkeathley
  • The Lost Years of Jane Austen by Barbara Ker Wilson (originally published as Antipodes: Jane in 1984)
  • Cassandra's Sister by Veronica Bennett
  • The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen by Syire James
  • Just Jane by Nancy Moser
  • The Jane Series by Stephanie Barron
  • The Novelist: A Romantic Portrait of Jane Austen
  • Jew of Bath by Marianne Luban
  • Our Own Particular Jane by Joan Mason Hurley
  • Parson Austen's Daughter by Helen Ashton
  • Jane by Jean Gould
  • Dear Jane by Eleanor Holmes Hinkley
  • Northanger Alibi by Jennie James
  • Summer of Secrets by Rosie Rushton
  • Northpoint Chalet by Debra White Smith
  • Uninvited Guests by Jane Gillespie
  • Murder at Mansfield by Lynn Shepard
  • Maria of Birkthwaite, A Jane Austen Sequel by Judith Brocklehurst
  • Edmund Bertram's Diary by Amanda Grange
  • Central Park by Debra White Smith
  • Mansfield Revisited by Joan Aiken
  • The Youngest Miss Ward by Joan Aiken
  • The Reluctant Baronet by Jane Gillespie
  • Mansfield Letter by Paula Atchia
  • Mansfield Park: An Alternative Ending by Dorothy Allen and Ann Owen
Big shout out and thanks to Austenesque Reviews for providing me with most of this list!  There are even more Austen titles here!

I'm setting a start date of February 1st, 2011, on our JANR Challenge...it's the month of love, after all.  :]

Hugs from,
Your Bookish Dame



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