Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Lost in Austen: Books and Movies Reviewed in 2013

Imitation is said to be the sincerest form of flattery. It is no surprise then that Jane Austen's novels are frequently used as starting points for many young adult authors.  In previous posts I have reviewed, discussed, and requested information about books that build on Austen's themes, plots, or characters.  From this point forward these posts will be consolidated under the label, Lost in Austen, because who doesn't want to get lost in her world for just a little while longer.

This is my summary of books read and movies watched in 2013 plus my to be read list for 2014.

YA Books Read and Reviewed in 2013
For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund
The Trouble with Flirting by Claire LaZebnik
Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik

Adult Books Read in 2013
Austenland by Shannon Hale (Austenland #1)
Midnight in Austenland by Shannon Hale (Austenland #2)
None But You by Susan Kaye (Captain Fredrick Wentworth #1)
For You Alone by Susan Kaye (Captain Fredrick Wentworth #2)

Movies Released in 2013
Austenland, Directed by Jerusha Hess

Books To Be Read in 2014
Pride and Popularity (The Jane Austen Diaries #1) by Jenni James
The Importance of Being Emma (Darcy & Friends #1) by Juliet Archer
My Own Mr. Darcy by Karey White
Definitely, Maybe in Love by Ophelia London
Solving for Ex by Leigh Ann Kopans

 Posted by:  Sheri


  1. What an interesting feature! I like it! You could do this with other retellings too which I think would be cool. :)

  2. Thank you for stopping by! I'm excited about being able to group them together on the blog. ~Sheri

  3. Love Austen. I have been disappointed before. She is a high standard to meet. :) I'm looking forward to seeing what you think about these upcoming books!

  4. I didn't know that Solving for Ex was an Austen retelling. I love P&P and have enjoyed some of the retellings, but I feel like there are just way too many. It's hard to bring something new to the table when the story has been retold probably over a hundred times. I STILL need to read For Darkness. And I own it. I just need to buckle down and read it.

  5. I had no idea For Darkness Shows the Stars was inspired by a Jane Austen story. I've been meaning to get to this one for a while...