Jane Austen July 2020

Jane Austen July is a month-long readathon all about reading Jane Austen and related works. The readathon is hosted by Books and Things and Blatantly Bookish.

The challenges are:

1. Read one of Jane Austen’s six novels
2. Read something by Jane Austen that is not one of her main six novels
3. Read a non-fiction work about Jane Austen or her time
4. Read a retelling of a Jane Austen book
5. Read a book by a contemporary of Jane Austen
6. Watch a direct screen adaptation of a Jane Austen book
7. Watch a modern screen adaptation of a Jane Austen book

This year I decided to focus on Emma so I will be reading Emma, a retelling of it and watching some adaptations. If I have time I will also read Jane Austen’s letters and Belinda by Maria Edgeworth.

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I also got an absolutely beautiful Jane Austen colouring book by Jacqui Oakley. The illustrations in it are simply stunning. I can’t wait to get colouring! I’m thinking I will do some watercolour painting which will be in my vlog of the readathon.

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I’m a big fan of elegant (or as elegant as I can make it) tea parties which take place quite a bit in Austen’s novels. I’m thinking of trying out some Regency recipes and having myself a little afternoon tea during the readathon. I’m leaning towards pea soup at the moment…

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As for the retelling of Emma, I’m not sure what I’ll read yet. I read an article on BookRiot that lists 5 possibilities but none of them really tempted me. There’s a list on Goodreads as well that I will probably have more luck with.

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Jane Austen July

Jane Austen July is a month-long readathon hosted by Katie from Books and Things and Marissa from Blatantly Bookish, all about reading Jane Austen and related works.  The Challenges 1. Read one of Jane Austen’s six novels 2. Read something by Jane Austen that is not one of her main six novels 3. Read a non-fiction work … Continue reading Jane Austen July

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17 thoughts on “Jane Austen July 2020

      1. I liked it too until I saw the BBC series and then I preferred that. I guess you have more time to do a tv series. I preferred the Emma and Knightley actors in the series plus there was more Frank and Jane.

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  1. Oh, I love this idea! I’ve got two more Austens to read, and I was thinking about saving one of them for August, but I may just have to bump it up now. Now to choose between Mansfield Park and Persuasion, hmm.

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