I've had to make a change to my reading list for the Jane Austen Reading Challenge that I'm taking part in this year.
I have already completed Jane Austen's novel Northanger Abbey as part of the challenge, which I thoroughly enjoyed (my review can be found here). I then decided to follow it up with Mr Darcy Takes a Wife by Linda Berdoll, which is a sequel to Austen's Pride & Prejudice.
I stuck with it for three weeks, reading only very little each time, and have now decided that it is probably better if I dont finish it. I only got 50 or so pages in, but I feel that it is just too different to Pride & Prejudice and all the wonderful things that make me love that book so much. I'm worried the next time I pick up P&P all I'll be able to think about is Mr Darcy Takes a Wife.
So, I've decided to revise my reading list for this challenge. Rather than force myself to read a book I just dont like, I would much prefer to try something else. So, my revised list is as follows:
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen **COMPLETED**Darcy & Anne by Judith Brocklehurst **COMPLETED**Lady Susan/The Watsons/Sandition by Jane Austen **COMPLETED**Selected Letters (Oxford World Classics) by Jane Austen **COMPLETED**
Shelly from Tea Time was so kind to send me a copy of Selected Letters earlier in the year, and I'm so pleased that I now get to add it to my reading list for the Jane Austen Challenge, but so very disappointed that Mr Darcy Takes a Wife wasnt to my liking.
However, that doesnt mean that someone else wont like it, so if you're interested in giving Mr Darcy Takes a Wife a try, I'm more than happy to send you my copy, since I now have no use for it. If you would like it, send me an email with your address and I'll pop it in the post as soon as possible (please be advised that due to an increase in postage rates I will have to send this one by sea mail to an international address). First in, best dressed!