Jane Austen is My Homegirl Reading Challenge

Have you read Jane Austen's books a million times?  They are amazing, but do you crave more?  This is the perfect challenge for you, this challenge is to read as many Austen inspired and Austen spin off books  as you can before the challenge ends at the end of July, 2011.  I am a huge lover of giving out free books, so participating in this challenge gives you a chance to win books!

Not only will participating in this challenge potentially win you books, but all reviews participants do on their blogs featuring this reading challenge will be linked up here for all Jane Austen addicts to see!

When you do a review in conjunction with this reading challenge, please be sure to include a link back here!

Simply fill out the following form any time you wish to be entered in the giveaway or be linked up on this page.  You can fill out this form as many times as you want from now until the end of the year, it is quick and easy.  Also, if you have any questions, suggestions, comments, or concerns you can reach me by filling out the form :) 

Jane Austen is My Homegirl Reading Challenge Form
This challenge is going for 1 year (1 Aug 2010-31 July 2011), so you have plenty of time to sit back, relax and enjoy!

To make this a bit easier, I have included a list of Austen inspired books (and links to blogs where you can read reviews to help you decide) that you can use as a jumping off point, I'll be expanding this book list as I discover more books.

Have fun!!!

  •  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!

If you have any other great titles to add to the list, just let me know.

If you are participating in this challenge, don't forget to grab the button on the sidebar!  Putting the button on your sidebar will also count as one entry (be sure to let me know via the form linked above)
Also, if you are like me, and you like those nifty little reading challenge progress bars, here is a great tutorial on how to get one on your blog: http://www.readingwithtequila.com/2010/02/blogging-help-adding-progress-bars-to.html

Good luck and happy reading!!!


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