It's Monday! What Are You Reading? - Austen in August
I started my Austen in August reading with:
The List Lover's Guide to Jane Austen by Joan Strasbaugh. This small but packed book is filled with lists covering the places Jane lived, her extended family, the books she read, the people she knew, and lists about her works. It's not the kind of book you would read cover to cover, though I did skim through it that way at first. It's a great resource for information.
Longbourn by Jo Baker, read by Emma Fielding. So this is the story of the staff of Longbourn told about the same time that the events of P&P are taking place, but it's not a retelling. This story focuses on Mr. and Mrs. Hill, Sarah, Polly, and the newest and mysterious addition to the staff James. So far I'm really enjoying the look at the Bennet Family from the point of view of the servants while also getting a fresh new story. James is a bit of a mystery and I can't wait to find out more about him. I left off with Sarah snooping through his things, I can't wait to see what happens next.
Mansfield Park. I haven't touched MP since I originally read it like ten years ago. I forgot how much I like Fanny. I find that I relate more to Fanny than any other Austen leading lady. If you haven't read MP I suggest giving it a try!
What are you reading?