A Jane Eyre Read-Along

Jane Eyre Read-Along, hosted by The Edge of the Precipice.blogspot.com. Begins May 29, 2016

I’m so excited to be joining my first read-along in a couple of weeks!

Hamlette, over at The Edge of the Precipice, is hosting a read-along for Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre starting on May 29th. I assume it’ll work like this: as we read, we write our own chapter reviews, and then we read and engage with each others’ reviews. The “engage” part is really important, because not only will we help each other think deeply about the book as we go, but hopefully we’ll make bookish friends along the way too!

It’ll be incredibly refreshing to participate in thoughtful discussion with others about a highly regarded classic…one that I have never read! It’s on my Literary Project list and is quite far down the chronological line having been published in 1847 (#119!), but of course I couldn’t pass up such a great opportunity to engage with fellow book lovers so it’s getting bumped up to the top.

This is a classic that has been made into many movie adaptations and, on top of never having read the book, I’ve never seen a single one of the movies either. (I’m going into this read-along truly not knowing any plot details!) The trailer for the latest 2011 film looks intriguing, and I look forward to watching it as soon as I’m done with the book.


  • Cleo @ Classical Carousel

    On one hand, I can’t wait but The Faerie Queene is sapping all my brain-power presently, so I’ll have to find some sort of balance. My favourite Jane Eyre adaptation is the one with Ciaran Hinds and Samantha Morton; I just love it. Happy reading, Kenia!

    • Oooo… I’ll definitely have to watch that adaptation then!

  • Hamlette

    I’ll be posting about each chapter individually, and then participants are certainly welcome to post about them on their own blogs as well, but it’s not required. I know sometimes participants do kind of a recap post every 5 chapters on their own blogs, or every week, whatever they prefer. If you do your own posts, definitely link to them in the comments on my blog so other participants can check them out! You’re right that the “engage” aspect is the best thing about read-alongs — I always learn so much from everyone who does them!

    • Ah, ok. Thanks so much for clarifying. I do think I’ll do one “recap” essay every couple of weeks rather than writing about each chapter separately. That’s nice that you’ll be posting for every chapter because it’ll keep the conversation going very regularly in your blog’s comments. I can’t wait!

      • Hamlette

        Sounds great! I usually post a chapter every 2-3 days, depending on how long they are and what’s going on in my life 🙂 I usually post a couple of possible discussion questions that I think might be interesting. Then folks comment on the posts with their own thoughts, questions, and answers as they have time and inclination. We can get some pretty cool discussions going sometimes!