The Pride and Prejudice Bicentenary Challenge hosted by Laurel Ann Nattress of Austenprose. I loved participating a year ago in her Sense and Sensibility Bicentenary Challenge, and as I managed to complete my goal of 12 review AND have a baby, I think I should be able to so much again. I have not yet made any final choices regarding what to review, but I am pretty sure I'll include those P&P films I have not reviewed before (which is all of them but the 1980 version, the review for which you can read here), the revised and expanded version of David M. Shapard's Annotated Pride & Prejudice (so glad this came out when it did, as my copy of the first edition has been so well loved that it is now on the verge of falling apart), and the two P&P continuations I actually managed to find a few blissful hours to read over the holidays: The Three Colonels by Jack Caldwell and The Disappearance of Georgiana Darcy by Regina Jeffers. To kick it all off, I thought I would make mention of some of my very favorite P&P based novels that I have reviewed in the past. Perhaps these will provide some inspiration for other challenge participants:
Young Master Darcy: A Lesson in Honour by Pamela Aidan
Note: I wrote reviews for Ms. Aidan's Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman trilogy. Maybe a rereading is in order so that I may repair that omission.
The Mr. & Mrs. Darcy Mysteries by Carrie Bebris
Twilight of the Abyss by Casey Childers
Rainy Days by Lory Lillian
Master Under Good Regulation by Kara Louise
Note: I never did a review for Something Like Regret, which I adored. Perhaps it too will be part of the challenge.
Mr. Darcy's Obsession by Abigail Reynolds
Note: Never reviewed From Lampton to Longbourn, which presumably now has some other title, and it is one of my very favorite "What if?" stories.
As I made this list, I realized how many more fabulous books I never reviewed, far more than can be noted here, but the most glaring are omissions are Lydia Bennet's Story by Jane Odiwe, A Match for Mary Bennet by Eucharista Ward, and Mr. Darcy's Little Sister by C. Allyn Pierson. There is also the issue of the many new novels that came out over the past 19 months and slipped past my radar, so consumed with baby have I been. If anyone wants to bring to my attention particular books that truly are must reads, I would love to hear your suggestions!