This year I'm taking part in the TBR JAR CHALLENGE created by Katytastic. Click HERE to watch her explain everything about the challenge.
Today's post is about the books I (was supposed to) read to fulfill my challenge from last month, and what I'm planning to read in May. Let's get to it!
*Click HERE to see last months TBR Jar challenge post*
CHALLENGE PICKED: Read/watch a book and its adaptation
BOOK READ: 'Emma' by Jane Austen
ADAPTATION WATCHED: 'Emma approved' web series
MINI REVIEW: 'Emma' was my second Austen book, and although I didn't adore it as much as I did 'pride and prejudice' (which is now one of my favorite books of all time) I really enjoyed reading it. I just love her writing style and her characters, so I definitely want to read the rest of her books ASAP. My only complaint was that it was pretty slow (all of Austen's books are, really) and it took me a long time to get into, but overall I gave it a 3.75/5 stars. Oh, and Mr Knightely is great. Like, better-than-Mr-Darcy great.
When I first started writing this post I thought I hadn't watched any adaptations, but then I remembered that Web series TOTALLY count (they do now, anyway) and that I watched all of 'Emma approved'- Pemberly Digital's web series adaptation of 'Emma'- this month. I decided to read a little bit of the book and then watch the relevant episodes of the web series, and it was SO MUCH FUN! If you feel intimidated by reading Austen's books I definitely recommend watching an adaptation along side it, personally i find it helps me to understand the story a little bit better than I would if I was just reading the book.
I definitely loved 'the Lizzie Bennet diaries' (which is a web series adaptation of 'pride and prejudice from the same company, and you NEED to watch it if you haven't) more than 'Emma approved', but I really enjoyed watching it overall!
YOU CAN WATCH EMMA APPROVED ON YOUTUBE HERE!
CHALLENGE PICKED: Read a book that isn't a novel
WHAT I'M PLANNING TO READ: 'An inspector calls' - JB Priestly
I needed to re-read this book anyway since I have an exam about it on May 18th ( :'( ) and it's actually a play, so this challenge fits perfectly! Yay!