Dark Reading Updates

Jane Austen, An Influential Lady

Back in January we posted our proposed reading list for the year. Since then we have made one change due to poor editing (and possibly poor writing), received a few suggestions, and found some intriguing books that we just cannot wait to read. As a result Sarah and I have made some changes to the proposed reading list.


  • January: Mr. Darcy, Vampyre by Amanda Grange.
  • February: Emma and the Werewolves by Jane Austen and Adam Rann Amended1/16/12 to Emma by Jane Austen
  • March: A Vindication of the Rights of Women by Mary Wollstonecraft
  • April: Northanger Abbey and Angels and Dragons by Jane Austen and Vera Nazarian
  • May: Jane Slayer by Charlotte Bronte and Sherri Browning Erwin
  • June: Jane Bites Back by Michael Thomas Ford
  • July: Jane Goes Batty by Michael Thomas Ford
  • August: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  • September: Mansfield Park and Mummies by Jane Austen and Vera Nazarian
  • October: The Meowmorphisis by Franz Kafka and Cook Coleridge saving for another time in favor of Blood Persuasion by Janet Mullany
  • November: The Mistress’s Black Veil: A Pride and Prejudice Vagary by M.K. Baxley (Team Veronica) & Dreaming of Mr. Darcy by Victoria Connelly (Team Sarah)
  • December: Jane Austen Letters & Fitzwilliam Ebenezer Darcy by Barbara Tiller Cole

As you can see we have not changed things too drastically. Any mashup reading is generally accompanied by the reading of the original work for the adventurous. We update the official site reading list monthly with the following month’s selection(s).

In November Sarah and I will be showing our split personalities by reading different books. Readers can choose which book they would like to read, and therefore whose team they will be on for the month. (I’ll be on the dark side with cookies.)

We hope to have several of these authors stopping by for guest posting and possible interviews! 

We are also gathering book suggestions for next year’s reading list, so please, leave your suggestion in the comments. And as always we are open to guest posts for those who’d like to share their reading experience or any topic related to Jane Austen or the book of the month.

*Photo: Interior Spread by portmanteaus, obtained through Flickr. 

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