North Orange County

Reading Group

Next Meeting

Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 10:15am

Memoir of Jane Austen by Edward Austen-Leigh

Location: Panera Bread 2415 E. Chapman Avenue, Fullerton, CA

Location: Panera Bread 2415 E. Chapman Avenue, Fullerton, CA

We meet on the 3rd Saturday of each month.

For more information, contact Melissa Buell

For the latest news, check out the North Orange County Reading Group’s Facebook page.

 We welcome new readers to our group!

About

The North Orange County Reading Group is JASNA Southwest’s newest book club and met for the first time on August 25, 2018. Author Melissa Buell spearheaded creation of the group, which holds meetings the third Saturday of each month at 10 a.m.

Reading List Archive

 We typically split up the books we read into halves or thirds to give our readers time to complete the reading. (For example, we read PRIDE AND PREJUDICE with Volume 1 in August, Volume 2 in September, and Volume 3 in October.) Not everyone has time to read a 300-400 page book in a month and we want to make sure that everyone can enjoy reading!

2023

MISS AUSTEN by Gill Hornby (December ’23 – January ’24)

AUSTENLAND by Shannon Hale (November 2023)

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Jane Austen (August, September, October 2023 – Volumes 1, 2, 3)

JANE AND THE YEAR WITHOUT A SUMMER by Stephanie Barron (May, June, July 2023 )

EMMA by Jane Austen (February, March, April 2023 – Volumes 1, 2, 3)

OLD FRIENDS AND NEW FANCIES by Sybil G. Brinton (December 2022-January 2023)

2022

December – Old Friends and New Fancies by Sybil G. Brinton

July – Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

June  – Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

May 21 –  Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope (Chapters 1-16)

April 16 – Jane Austen at Home by Lucy Worsley (Final Act)

March 19 – Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen (Chapters 16-32)

February 19 – Northanger Abby by Jane Austen (Chapters 1 – 15)

January 15 – The Other Bennet Sister by Janice Hadlow (chapters 66-95)

2021

January 23 – Persuasion by Jane Austen (chapters 9-16)

February 27 – Persuasion by Jane Austen (last eight chapters)

March 20 – Jane Austen at Home by Lucy Worsley (chapters 15-18)

April 17 – Jane Austen at Home by Lucy Worsley (chapters 19-23)

May 15 – Jane Austen at Home by Lucy Worsley (chapters 24-30)

June 19 – Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (chapters 1-20)

July 17 – Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (chapters 21-40)

August 21 – Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (chapters 41-60)

September 18 – Charlotte Collins by Jennifer Becton (prologue–chapter 12)

October 23 – Charlotte Collins by Jennifer Becton (chapters 13–end of book)

November 20 – The Other Bennet Sister by Janice Hadlow (chapters 1–32)

December 18 – The Other Bennet Sister by Janice Hadlow (chapters 33–65)

2020

January 18

Lady Susan by Jane Austen

February 21

The Jane Austen Project by Kathleen Flynn (first half)

April 4

The Jane Austen Project by Kathleen Flynn

May 16

Jane Austen at Home: A Biography by Lucy Worsley

June 20

Jane Austen at Home: A Biography by Lucy Worsley (chapters 2-4)

August 15

Jane Austen at Home: A Biography by Lucy Worsley (chapters 5-6)

September 26

Jane Austen at Home: A Biography by Lucy Worsley (chapters 8-9)

October 17

Jane Austen at Home: A Biography by Lucy Worsley (chapters 10-12)

November 21

Jane Austen at Home: A Biography by Lucy Worsley (chapters 13-15)

December 19

Persuasion by Jane Austen (chapters 1-8)

2019

January 19

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (part one)

February 16

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (part two)

March 16

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (part one)

April 20

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (part two)

May 18

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen (part one)

May 15

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen (part two)

July (online discussion)

Mansfield Park by Jane Austen (part one)

August 17

Mansfield Park by Jane Austen (part two)

September 21

Mansfield Park by Jane Austen (part three)

October 19

Sanditon by Jane Austen

November 16

Holidays With Jane: Thankful Hearts

2018

December 15

Emma by Jane Austen

November 17

Emma by Jane Austen

October 20

Persuasion by Jane Austen

September 15

Persuasion by Jane Austen