Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The 2014 Jane Eyre Read-Along!! (A Night's Dream of Books & Babbling Books)

The 2014 Jane Eyre Read-Along 
is brought to you
by the blogs
A Night's Dream of Books

For some time now, Brian @ Babbling Books and I have been discussing the possibility of jointly hosting a read-along. After some logistical planning, due to our hectic schedules, we decided on a book to read -- the great classic, Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte! For me, this will be my second time enjoying this novel; I originally read it in high school. For Brian, it will be his first reading.

I'm very happy to be co-hosting this event with Brian, whose blog, Babbling Books, I have long admired, due to its highly interesting and well-thought out posts on classics, literary fiction, and nonfiction. If you're not familiar with his site, I encourage you to drop by and sample his intellectually stimulating posts! 

I'm really looking forward to sharing my thoughts with Brian and the rest of the read-along participants!!

Please sign up in the Linky widget below in order to participate! There will be plenty of time 
to discuss the novel, 
as this event will last for two months.  
For the first post, there will only be three general questions:

What do you know about this novel
and its author?
Have you ever read it before, or
is this your first reading?
Have you seen any of the TV 
or movie versions?

There will be six discussion questions each week 
of the read-along, to be alternately posted 
by each of the hosting blogs.
You can select three of these questions,
or answer all six of them.

On Nov. 21st, which is the last day
of the read-along, reviews will
be posted by all participants.

Jane Eyre
Hardcover, 656 pages
Everyman's Library
(Everyman Edition, Reprint)
February 8, 2011
(first published 1847)
Classics, Gothic Fiction, Historical Fiction,
Literary Fiction, Romance


Purchase Links for this Edition

Book Synopsis

Jane Eyre, a penniless orphan, is engaged as governess at Thornfield Hall by the mysterious Mr Rochester. Her integrity and independence are tested to the limit as their love for each other grows, and the secrets of Mr. Rochester's past are revealed.

Charlotte Brontë’s novel about the passionate love between Jane Eyre, a young girl alone in the world, and the rich, brilliant, domineering Rochester has, ever since its publication in 1847, enthralled every kind of reader, from the most critical and cultivated to the youngest and most unabashedly romantic. It lives as one of the great triumphs of storytelling and as a moving affirmation of the prerogatives of the heart in the face of disappointment and misfortune.

Jane Eyre has enjoyed huge popularity since first publication, and its success owes much to its exceptional emotional power.

Other Editions of Jane Eyre

Printed Editions

Goodreads/Amazon US 
Barnes & Noble
The Book Depository


Ebook Editions

Goodreads/Barnes & Noble

Goodreads/Amazon US
Amazon UK/Amazon CA

Post & Reading Schedule

Announcement/Signup Post
Sept. 9th
A Night's Dream of Books
Babbling Books

Week 1: Sept. 22nd

Reading: Chapters 1 - 5
Thoughts on Reading Jane Eyre 
Discussion Questions for Next Week:
A Night's Dream of Books

Week 2: Sept. 29th

Reading: Chapters 6 -10
Discussion Questions: Chapters 1 - 5
Discussion Questions for Next Week:
Babbling Books

Week 3: Oct. 6th

Reading: Chapters 11 - 14
Discussion Questions: Chapters 6 - 10
Discussion Questions for Next Week:
A Night's Dream of Books

Week 4: Oct. 13th

Reading: Chapters 15 - 19
Discussion Questions: Chapters 11 - 14
Discussion Questions for Next Week:
Babbling Books

Week 5: Oct. 20th

Reading: Chapters 20 - 23
Discussion Questions: Chapters 15 - 19
Discussion Questions for Next Week:
A Night's Dream of Books

Week 6: Oct. 27th

Reading: Chapters 24 - 28
Discussion Questions: Chapters 20 - 23
Discussion Questions for Next Week:
Babbling Books

Week 7: Nov. 3rd

Reading: Chapters 29 - 33
Discussion Questions: Chapters 24 - 28
Discussion Question for Next Week:
A Night's Dream of Books

Week 8: Nov. 10th

Reading: Chapters 34 - 38
Discussion Questions: Chapters 29 - 33
Discussion Questions for Next Week:
Babbling Books

Week 9: Nov. 17th

Discussion Questions, Chapters 34 - 38

Week 9: Nov. 21st

Book Reviews Posted

Be sure to sign up in the
Linky Widget below!!




  1. Replies
    1. Hi, Naida! Glad you like it! Hope you consider joining us! Thanks for dropping by and commenting!! : )

  2. This is one of my life-long favorite books; one that I have read and reread going back to the early 1960s. I am overdue for another reading so this read-along provides an opportunity that, in spite of a busy reading schedule, I welcome.

    1. Hi, James!

      Oh, it's my one of my life-long favorites, too -- perhaps my very favorite book of all time!! And I really should have re-read it long before now. So, I too, am glad of the opportunity hereby presented.

      I'm so happy you're joining us!! Welcome aboard!! Thanks for dropping by and leaving such a nice comment!! : )

  3. Hey Maria - Thanks so much for your kind words in your post.

    I am so looking forward to this event.

    I have actually started the novel already. This really will be fun!

    1. Hey, Brian!

      You're more than welcome! You definitely deserve them!! And thanks to you, as well, for the way you complimented my blog!!

      I'm looking forward to this event, as well, and I know it'll be a LOT of fun!!

      I, too, will soon be starting the novel. YAY!!!!

      Thanks for your support and nice comment!! : )

  4. Looking forward to this week's reading and sharing thoughts on the Brontes. Apologies for entering myself twice; #8 is the correct URL.

    1. Hi, Betsy!

      No problem! Thanks so much for joining us!! Looking forward to all you thoughts on this great classic! : )


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