Austen in August

How is it almost August?!?! The good news is that it’s time once again for a month-long celebration of all things Austen.

Austen in August is a reading event hosted by Adam at Roof Beam Reader.

The goal is to read (or reread) as many Jane Austen works/spinoffs/biographies as possible throughout the month. 2017 marks the fifth year of this fun event.

I have several Austen related blog posts planned, and have written a  guest post that will appear on Roof Beam Reader in the second half of August. Stay tuned!


My Austen in August TBR List:

  • Jane Austen at Home, Lucy Worsley
  • The Austen Escape, Katherine Reay
  • Eligible, Curtis Sittenfeld

I also want to start reading my copy of the Harvard University Press Annotated Mansfield Park, but don’t plan on finishing it in a month. I prefer to dip in and out of these editions since they are packed full of detailed information.


Potential Additional Reads:

  • A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter, William Deresiewicz
  • Jane Austen: A Life, Claire Tomalin
  • Jane of Austin, Hilary Manton Lodge

I’m not sure I’ll have time to pick any of these up, but you never know.


My Austen in August Rewatch List:

  • Emma (2009)- BBC miniseries
  • Lost in Austen (2008)- ITV minseries
  • Love & Friendship (2016)
  • The Lizzie Bennet Diaries (2012)- Youtube series


I’m probably being overly ambitious, but my inner Janeite can’t help it!



Will you be joining in on the Austen in August fun?


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  1. I’m a massive Jane Austen fan but have never read any non-fictiony books about her! Look forward to seeing what you think of them. Your TV section is spot on though – the Emma series is my all time fave. Love this!

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  2. Love the cover on the Austen at Home book. I’ve never tried an annotated version of any book, but if I did. it would be an Austen.

    I actually really like the Gwenyth Paltrow Emma which I know is controversial, but I also prefer the 1980’s BBC P&P rather than the Colin Firth one. I’ve just finished Lady Susan, so plan to watch the movie Love & Friendship now.

    Happy Austen in August 🙂

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    1. Happy Austen in August to you too! The cover is gorgeous, right?!

      I really like the Gwenyth Paltrow Emma too, but I’ve never seen the 1980’s P & P.

      I hope you enjoy Love & Friendship-I thought it was really well done and mostly true to the novella from what I could remember.

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  3. I love your Esty page with Janite stuff. I will attempt to read three books this August related to Austen and will, hopefully, put together a post about the world of Jane Austen based on things i have learned form other books. I’d be honored if you would look at my first review: Longbourn

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