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It’s time! You’re finally going to read Pride and Prejudice!
It’s been on your bucket list forever—and now, you’re going to DO IT.
You can do it
—even if you don’t do classics
—even if you haven’t finished a book since high school
—even if you have no time
You can do it because you’re going to have a handy-dandy Pride and Prejudice reading schedule to keep you on track.
I’m giving you a breakdown of which chapters you need to read each day in order to FINISH—you will finish.
Plus, I’ve got a few extra tips that will make it much EASIER than you think!
Want everything in this blog post bundled into a pretty printable? Pop your info into the box below, and I’ll send it right over.
Choose Your Pride and Prejudice Reading Schedule
I made three versions so that you can finish in as quickly as one week, or you can stretch it out for nearly a month.
I don’t recommend stretching it out MORE than a month. It’s just too long to keep the momentum going.
1-Week Pride and Prejudice Reading Schedule
Follow this schedule to devour this classic in just one week.
2-Week Pride and Prejudice Reading Schedule
Here’s your schedule for finishing Jane Austen’s most famous novel in a fortnight.
4-Week Pride and Prejudice Reading Schedule
Pace yourself with this four-week reading schedule. You’re still done in less than a month!
Get everything on this page in a free bundle
You get the reading calendars, yes. But you also get a BEAUTIFUL mini-bundle of resources designed to make reading this classic romance novel as FUN and EASY as possible.
When you download the guide, you’ll get:
- All three versions of the schedule, plus a fill-in calendar
- A character list in family-tree format
- A list of the homes, towns, and estates
- A page to list other books, movies, podcasts that connect to P&P
Pride and Prejudice Character List
Don’t know your Bennets from your Bingleys? Here are several Pride and Prejudice family trees that’ll explain who’s related to whom.
The Bennets and Relations
The Bennets are the most important family in the book. Here’s their family tree, complete with aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Other Notable Families
Here you’ll find the Bingleys, the Darcys, and their relations.
Here are a handful of the minor characters that show up several times throughout the book.
Pride and Prejudice Location List
When the houses have names, too, it can be just as difficult to tell the difference between this estate and that. Where are we now?! This list will keep you straight.
3 Tips to Make the Most of Your Pride and Prejudice Reading Schedule
You can simply open the book and start, but here’s what I recommend you do before you read a word.
1. Watch a movie adaptation first
Chances are you’ve already seen one! But, if you haven’t, the famous 2005 Kiera Knightley film is your best bet.
It’s a short, (mostly) faithful film, and it’ll give you an idea of what the book is about.
You will want this, TRUST ME!
It’s not going to spoil the book. Do you know why? The book is spectacular because of the writing. It’s a marvel of irony and sincerity swirled together like milk and sugar in your tea. THAT’S what you’re reading the book for—Austen’s words.
Plus, when characters step onto the page, they do so with the familiarity of old friends (or enemies) and they’ll feel more dear to you because you’ve already met.
2. Print the character list, and use it as a bookmark.
Who are the sisters? Who are the aunts? Who are the cousins?
This Pride and Prejudice character lists will help A LOT when you’re scratching your head and wondering…who the heck are the Gardiners?
Don’t like wasting ink and paper? Save the digital version to your phone and keep it handy.
3. Listen to the audiobook.
What’s better than reading Jane Austen? Having a professional actor read it to you.
Seriously, the British accent makes ALL THE DIFFERENCE. 😂
Just kidding. The REAL difference is that these skilled narrators read with the intended tone and inflection, and this helps you absorb the meaning even if the words themselves soar over your head a bit.
If you go with audio, you need to make EXTRA sure that you screenshot the character list and save it to your phone so that you can quickly reference it. (Who owns Longborn? Is Darcy’s sister Georgiana or Caroline? Just whip out your phone, and mystery solved.)
I love these audio versions:
- Audible version. Narrated by Rosamund Pike (who played Jane Bennet in the 2005 film)
- Naxos version. Narrated by Juliet Stevenson (maybe my all-time favorite narrator)
- FREE LibriVox version. Narrated by Elizabeth Klett (great narrator for an unbeatable price!)
After you finish reading Pride and Prejudice, just imagine how accump-lished you’ll feel!