Joining the Classics Club

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What’s the Classics Club? A group of people who enjoy reading classic novels, and challenge others to read 50 or more classic novels in five years. They have memes,  specific challenges, and discussions. Find out more on their site. On my master list page, I want to read 54 books by 2021. I’m excited to start this year!

 

 

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#AusteninAugustRBR Announcement and Reading List

 

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I just found out about this meme by way of The Classics Club‘s Twitter feed. It was created by Adam at Roof Beam Reader and is an annual event! I’m a fan of Austen’s books and anything related to her work, so I’m excited to join!

My picks are:

Northanger Abbey, Lady Susan, The Watsons, Sanditon by Jane Austen:

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This is the 2003 Oxford World Classic’s edition I bought in college when I read Northanger Abbey for a Gothic Literature class. It also has her unfinished works, which I didn’t read then. I understand the titular Lady Susan is a good villain. Hank Green and Bernie Su adapted Sanditon into vlog form on YouTube a couple of years ago, like they did with Pride and Prejudice (The Lizzie Bennet Diaries) and Emma (Emma Approved). I enjoyed Lizzie Bennet and Emma Approved but didn’t want to watch Welcome to Sanditon until I’d read Sanditon itself.

Austenland  by Shannon Hale:

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An Austen-obsessed American woman looking for love goes to a (fictional) Regency theme park in England. I discovered Hale when I was still in the kidlitosphere, as she also writes for kids. This book sounds fun! It was made into a 2013 movie.