Project Austen

Project Austen is like a reading challenge where we just read Austen. She has been my inspiration for so long and she has filled my days with such joy since I was very little that I think it's time I pay her some attention.

Let me explain.

I've read and watched Jane Austen books and movie adaptations since I was very little, thanks to my lovely mother. I've read Pride & Prejudice, Emma and Persuasion. I love them all and I think they are quite amazing books that everybody at some point in their life has to read. I've seen the 2005 version of Pride & Prejudice countless of time, the 1996 version of Emma and the 1995 version of Sense and Sensibility, several times as well. I thought they were all amazing and I just really want to continue with Jane Austen.

Hence this project. The idea is for me to read all of the books she ever wrote and all of the primly versions (meaning, not the inspired ones) of each of this books. I want to see them and to compare them and to cherish them. I feel like the rest of her books have so much potential for being amazing and the movies and series as well.

I want to pay tribute to Jane Austen who is such a big part of who I am.

Of course, I'll tell you. Pride & Prejudice is my favorite book of the three I've read, and I think is probably my favorite one. But maybe once I read and watch the rest that will change?

All this is Project Austen.

The rules, or more, the requirements are:

  • Read one book per month, by publishing order. Starting by January, with Sense and Sensibility and so on.
  • Watch all of the adaptations possible made of the book. At least one movie. 
  • Write at the end of each month with your final thoughts on the book and its adaptations
And this is pretty much it. That's all I have to do, nothing too complicated or too simple. Of course, if you want to join me, you're more than welcome to do so. And if you want to suggest something, you can also do so.

I will be adding every month the books I've read so far and my final conclusion to the project.

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