What an exciting year 2012 was! It brought about a lot of changes for me and Mr. Bingley (my hubby). I’m very thankful for all the blessings and joys of 2012, and I very much am looking forward to discovering what 2013 has in store for us!
For Austenesque Reviews, 2012 felt very eventful – there were so many new releases, new authors, and new friends! I’m so happy to have met even more people who share my affinity for fine Austenesque literature!
Here is a summary of all the big things that happened here in 2012 (in case you missed any!)
September – Went to the Decatur Book Festival in Decatur, GA. Met many online friends and authors in person! What a wonderful and amazing experience!
September – Hosted a second Austenesque Extravaganza with some amazing assistance and support this year from wonderful Team Austenesque members Angie Kroll and Jakki Leatherberry!
October – Mr. Bingley got a wonderful new job that allowed me to leave my school job and focus on things I love to do (teaching at my studio, reading, blogging, playing piano, and being a wife!)
December – Hosted A Jane Austen Christmas Celebration and was fortunate to work with and spotlight many wonderful Austenesque authors and artisans!
Summary for 2012
Of the 56 novels I’ve read this year, here is the breakdown:
Austenesque Awards for 2012Out of the 56 books I read this year – I rated 22 of them 5 stars. Wow, that’s a lot for me (I only award 5 stars for books that I loved and found little or nothing to quibble about). The crème de la crème!
2012 has been another year filled stellar and commendable Austenesque literature! However, some of these novels I read deserve a little bit more recognition and praise.
…and the awards go to…
Congratulations, Maria! I can’t wait to read Volume 3 in this unique and thought-provoking series!
Congratulations, Barbara! Thank you for such a wonderful series about Mr. Knightley!
Congratulations, Amy! I hope you travel with Austen again! I would love to vicariously visit more countries!
Congratulations, Marilyn! Thank you for the chance to visit Europe and meet such delightful characters!
Congratulations, Karen! This book deserves all the praise and accolades it receives!
Congratulations, Christina! Thank you for taking on Mansfield Park! You did a marvelous job!
Congratulations, Jack! I so loved the many story-lines and characters of this story!
Congratulations, Alyssa! So excited to pick up Austensibly Ordinary this month!
Congratulations, Jane! Thank you for – yet another – magnificent read!
Congratulations, Jan! I’m so happy I’ve discovered your novels! I can’t wait to see what you write next!
Congratulations, Robin! Thank you for such an inspiring series!
As you may notice, some categories have two winners – I just couldn’t decide between the two, both deserve to win this little award! And some categories like Favorite Pride and Prejudice Variation/Alternate Path or Favorite Austen-Inspired Original Novel were very hard decisions!
How about you? What are some of your Austenesque favorites from 2012?
What Austenesque novel would you like to award?
*The amazing award graphics used in this post were made by the über-talented Angie Kroll! Thank you, Angie!