This is my first time creating a readathon and I’m so excited! December is Jane Austen’s birth month, so it’s the perfect time for some Austen celebration! Join me in reading and watching all things Jane Austen while also diversifying our bookshelves and media!
Whether you’re a seasoned Austen aficionado, or you’ve never read her before, all are welcome to join this reading challenge! Feel free to fulfill as many or as few of the prompts as you can, and to combine prompts if you’d like. Most of all, have fun!
Here are the prompts:
- Reread Your Favorite Austen Novel*
- Read a Jane Austen Biography
- Read a Jane Austen Novel Retelling by an Author of Color
- Read a Fantasy or Science Fiction Retelling of a Jane Austen Novel
- Read a JAFF (Jane Austen Fan Fiction) or Jane Austen Sequel
- Read a Novel in Which Jane Austen is a Character
- Read a Nonfiction Book About the Regency Era
- Read a Regency Romance Novel by an Author of Color
- Read any Austen-Related Book by an LGBTQ+ Author
- Watch an Austen Adaptation Starring BIPOC Actors
- Watch a Documentary About Jane Austen
- Rewatch Your Favorite Austen Adaptation
*If you don’t have a favorite, or you’ve never read Austen, read Pride & Prejudice.
I’ll post some recommendations for different prompts up until and throughout the Readathon. Make sure you’re following me on Instagram, TikTok, and/or Twitter, as that is where I’ll be posting most of my recs!
Spread the word so more Austen fans can have a chance to participate by sharing my social media posts, and use the hashtag #AustentatiousReadathon!