Austen in August TBR

This month, I’m excited to join in the wonderful Austen in August event hosted by The Book Rat. I’ll most likely be a fairly casual participant, but I can’t resist an excuse to read and celebrate all things Austen.

Here is my tentative TBR list:




I’ll definitely be reading this Annotated Edition of Mansfield Park. While MP may be my least favorite Austen novel, I’m really looking forward to re-reading it with all the additional historical context.

There are a ton of books I want to get to in August, so I’m not sure how much I’ll be able to squeeze in besides Mansfield Park. If I’m able, I’ll most likely pick up my NetGalley ARC of Mary B: An Untold Story of Pride and Prejudice by Katherine J. Chen. As the title suggests, this is a re-telling of the events of P & P (and then some) as told from Mary Bennet’s perspective.

I’d also love to dip in and out of a nonfiction Austen related book. A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter by William Deresiewicz and A Secret Sisterhood: The Literary Friendships of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot, and Virginia Woolf by Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney have both been on my shelf for too long.


Are you participating in Austen in August? Have you read any of these books?

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  1. I hope to revisit MP later this year and just got that edition — such a beautiful book. I’ve also read Persuasion and P&P in those editions, and I’m a big fan of the illustrations and notes, even if the size makes them awkward to read in bed. Enjoy your Austen readings — sounds like a lovely way to read in August

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    1. Thank you! I completely agree about these annotated editions. The only downside is that they are difficult/awkward to hold as you say, but the illustrations and notes more than make up for it. Hope you enjoy your MP re-read as well!


  2. This sounds like a fun event! I haven’t heard of the books other than Mansfield Park. I also love reading annotated versions to understand the text better. Historical context is super important! Good luck reading as much Austen and Austen-related texts as possible this month.

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