There's something to be said about older authors! It is definitely easier to find copies of their books, if not on paper at least online thanks to Project Gutenberg. That's how I read some of the books for this challenge.
I must admit that it wasn't an easy challenge to complete, I read Jane Eyre fairly early but then I got into other challenges and this one stayed a bit behind. I also have to say the rereading Emma was a bit of a chore, I just don't find her as compelling as P&P or Persuasion and that's why I decided to leave my rereading of Mansfield Park for another time. I love Austen but these are my two least favourite of her books.
I had initially planned to read 6 books but, since I had a few problems with it and you only need 4 to consider the challenged completed I am going to leave it at 5.
Hopefully next year I'll do better...