As of the end of 2016, I had never read any Jane Austen novels, which means that I never got Jane Austen references, or Jane Austen jokes, which really started to chafe. And so I decided to remedy that. From end-October to Christmas I read all of them in this order:
25-27 October 2016 | Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen | 4 stars
25-28 November 2016 | Emma by Jane Austen | 3 stars
29-30 November 2016 | Persuasion by Jane Austen | 3 stars
9-10 December 2016 | Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen | 3 stars
14 December 2016 | Mansfield Park by Jane Austen | 3 stars
22 December 2016 | Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen | 4 stars
I thoroughly enjoyed these books. Perhaps not my favourite genre, but the writing was good and I did keep on reading, the characters were well-developed, my favourite being Fanny Price from NA.
Another great thing was that I had the lot in my stash of TO-BE-READ books.
If, like me, you never read these or have resisted reading them, they’re worth it. If you have and want MORE, then check out Elisabeth Gaskell, she is also great.