2018 Reading Goals: JASNA Book Club

One of my goals this year is to read more books. Since I love talking about what I read, a way to do that is to read and discuss with my local JASNA chapter (which happens to be the Ventura JASNA Book Club).

If you want to join the fun, we will be reading:

January – What Regency Women Did for Us by Rachel Bowles

February – The Making of Jane Austen by Devoney Looser

March – Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld

April – Hermsprong; Or, Man as He is Not by Robert Bage; and an essay entitled “Sleeping with Mr. Collins” by Ruth Perry, access at http://www.jasna.org/persuasions/printed/number22/perry.htm

May – A Secret Sisterhood: The Literary Friendships of Jane Austen, Charlote Bronte, George Eliot, and Virginia Woolf by Emily Midorikawa et al

June – Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell

July – Revolutionary Mothers: Women in the Struggle for America’s Independence by Carla Berkin

No meeting in August

September – Persuasion by Jane Austen

October – The Genius of Jane Austen: Her Love of Theater and Why She Works in Hollywood by Paula Bryne

November – Horatio Hornblower: Hornblower and the Atropos by C.S. Forester 

Jane’s Birthday Celebration in December

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