This month for the Ladies and Literature Book Club I'm reading Outlander. I had never heard of this series until I saw it on Good Reads. Apparently the eighth book is coming out this year, and there's rumors of a movie premiering next year. I talked to a few co-workers about the book and they just couldn't believe I had never read it. "It will change your life!" one co-worker exclaimed.
A Wrinkle In Time
This is the next read for my Book Club. We chose to read the whole five-book children's series by our next meeting in April. I finished the first installment and I found it not as enjoyable as I did when I first read it in 6th grade. I think it's because I'm an adult now and I need more of an explanation. The book ends quickly, with no reason to why things happened. I need to know! That's the problem with being an adult and needing to know the whys and logic of everything. I'll be starting the second book soon, and I've been told the books get stranger and stranger.....
Anne of Green Gables
I just adore Anne! (with an "e" please.) I cannot wait to read the rest of the series (there's 8 books total) and watch Anne's life take shape. This series is a favorite of one of my best friend's and she has told me over and over again that I should read it. Now, I'm devastated that I missed out on this great character and wonderful classic as a child! A series every little girl should know! *However my friend was kind enough to tell me to have a box of tissues nearby.....a box for each book.
I'm still not completely sure on this book. I am about a quarter of the way through and keep fighting the urge to stop reading. I can't put my finger on it, but I don't know what it is that I don't like. It's not the subject matter because that's what inspired me to read it. Maybe it's all the hype....the style it's written in....the lack of concrete images....I'm not sure. But I'm really struggling to get through it, mainly so I can watch the movie and compare the two. I know if I put this book down I'm never going to pick it up again.
Have you read and good books lately? Share your good reads in the comments!
With Love and God Bless,