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?