I was tagged by Deanna at Deanna Writes to do the Jane Austen Book Tag! I know I’m seriously behind in my Jane Austen posts for this month, but I’m back now with something fun and festive for Austen in August :)
Sense and Sensibility
A book with a dynamic sibling relationship
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott – I love the complex relationship between the March daughters :)
Pride and Prejudice
A book that didn’t seem interesting at first
The Lady and the Fox by Kelly Link (part of My True Love Gave to Me) – This short story took me a few pages to get into, but by the end it had become my favorite addition in this book!
A book in which two close friends fall in love
Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens – I’ve only seen the miniseries adaptation of this book, and I know there is much, much more to the story than the romance, but I still enjoyed that aspect of the novel :)
A book with a ‘rags to riches’ storyline
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë – I feel like the theme of “rags to riches” can be applied multiple ways in this story. Obviously Jane goes from having nothing besides her good conscience and kind heart to having everything that could make her happy and more, but Mr. Rochester also has a bit of this story line himself, he just has to lose all of his material possessions in order to realize it.
A book involving second chances
The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom – most of Albom’s novels revolve around the theme of second chances, but this one also shows us the importance of each person’s life in the grand scheme of things.
A book with an imaginative character
Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery – Let’s be honest…Anne Shirley’s Haunted Woods fiasco is right up Catherine Morland’s lane (and mine, too!).
And now I tag anyone else who wants to make their own Jane Austen Book Tag post :) Enjoy!
8 thoughts on “Jane Austen Book Tag”
What a cute tag! I love your choices (Jane Eyre’s especially appropriate!). I might just have to do this on my own blog.
Thanks! Let me know if you do-I’d love to read your list :)
I’m also behind in my Jane Austen posts, but what can we do? I also enjoyed the books you chose for this tag. Fun to see how you connected other books to the Jane Austen themes.
Thanks! Austen’s themes are so universal that it’s both easy and fun to find connections between her works and other novels :)
And I’m glad I’m not the only one behind on my Austen in August posts! I’m trying to catch up on both AIA and housework today by listening to Sense and Sensibility on audiobook while cleaning! It definitely makes the latter more enjoyable ;)
I love the comparison you make between Catherine and Anne! I’m re-reading parts of Anne of Green Gables with my twins now (they’ve already read it, but we’re doing “research” for a writing project we’re doing together).
Fun! I just re-read Anne of Avonlea and next month I will probably start re-reading Anne of the Island. Researching AoGG sounds like a blast :)
That’s a fun tag! I may or may not do it… I’ve got two books I need to review, so once I have that done, maybe I’ll do this! It’s a really cute idea, and I like your picks :-)
Thanks! I’m busy catching up in reviews as well, so this was a fun and quick little post for this week :)