Good morning, my very dear Just Jane 1813 readers! I hope you’re enjoying a lovely holiday season and that you’re ready to wrap up another great year in reading.
Today I am posting one of my favorite posts on this blog; my favorite reads from 2016.
I have approached this list the same way I approached last year’s list. I am listing here my favorite JAFF reads that were published this year, to provide my readers with a comprehensive list of JAFF to enjoy. Goodreads says I’ve read about 115 Jane Austen Fan Fiction books. That’s probably within 5-10 books of my total number for this year.
I also wanted to recognize the work done by these talented JAFF writers. With hundreds of JAFF books published in 2016, I worked diligently to read through various lists, ratings, and reviews to bring you what I believe are the most pleasurable and well-written reads of 2016. I proudly declare them as my favorite JAFF reads of 2016!
Just Jane 1813 blog email subscribers received a special newsletter including my reviews for each and every one of the books on my list. If you’re not an email subscriber to this blog, I would love for you to become one so that you can receive all of my reviews, posts, and giveaway winner announcements as soon as the are posted. It also helps me grow my readership, which I appreciate from the bottom of my heart!
I want to thank each and every reader, author, and blogger who has joined me this year in this wonderful year of reading and chatting about all things Austen. This blog has really been the unexpected journey in my life and having you join me has been an absolute pleasure!
If you want to see what I am reading throughout the year, join me over at Goodreads, where I am part of Sophia Rose’s delightful Austenesque Lovers TBR Pile Reading Challenge 2017. This group is filled with terrific, encouraging people and keeps me abreast of so many great Austen-related stories. I couldn’t be more grateful to Sophia for creating this group each year, and for her support on this blog! She blogs frequently at The Delighted Reader, which often includes great JAFF reviews and giveaways.
It’s now my pleasure to share the following Just Jane 1813 Reviewer’s Favorites of 2016! I made this printable list for your reference if you’d like the titles listed in one place.
Favorite JAFF Variation/Tie
Favorite New JAFF Series
Favorite JAFF Sequel Series
Favorite JAFF Series Finale/Tie
Favorite JAFF Alternate Era Story
Favorite JAFF Time Shift Story
Favorite JAFF Modern Story
Favorite JAFF Novella
Favorite JAFF Mystery Story
Favorite JAFF Short Story Collection
Favorite JAFF Paranormal Story/Tie
Favorite JAFF featuring Jane Austen as a Character
Favorite JAFF Alternate Character Story
Favorite New JAFF Author
To celebrate these stories and provide our readers with the opportunity to read these wonderful books, I will provide three lucky winners with an ebook copy of any book from this list. Please leave a comment on this post by midnight, ET, January 9, 2017, naming here the title of a JAFF book that you plan to read in 2017. The winners will be announced on this blog on January 10, 2017.
For all of my Just Jane 1813 blog subscribers, I have an exclusive giveaway of this 16 GB Kindle Fire from Amazon, which includes a screen protector and a case. Please enter the Rafflecopter on this post by midnight, ET, January 9, 2017, which includes several ways for you to enter this giveaway. The winner will be announced on this blog on January 10, 2017. The giveaway is open to international readers, but the giveaway if for a Kindle Fire purchased through Amazon.com.
I received a Kindle Fire as a gift this holiday season and I love it! One of the best features for me is that the Kindle Fire will read almost any book, including Word documents, aloud to you using its text-to-speech feature. The narration isn’t as descriptive as an audiobook, but it’s still a wonderful way to listen to books, and ARCs, and Word documents. I bought an auxiliary wire, similar to this one on Amazon, and I can listen to the Kindle Fire through my car speakers since I don’t have Bluetooth in my car.
If you subscribe to this blog, on the sidebar to the left, before January 9, you will be eligible for entry into this giveaway if you enter the Rafflecopter. I love my subscribers, and I want to show you how much I cherish your readership!
Thank you to everyone who supported Just Jane 1813 this year. Let’s make 2017 another great year in reading!
I also have a great cover reveal planned for New Year’s Day, as we unveil the cover to Anngela Schroeder’s upcoming release, A Lie Universally Hidden. I can’t wait to see you there!