Friday, November 26, 2010

monthly book review - november

Monthly Book Reviews

Wow...another month gone by way too fast. It's hard to believe it's been a whole month since I wrote my last review! And it's even harder to believe it's been 11 months since I wrote my very first review for Hannah's monthly book reviews link-up. Holy cow.

This month I'll be reviewing one of my all time favorite books. Or rather...3 of them. It's What Katy Did and it's two sequels What Katy Did at School and What Katy Did Next by Susan Coolidge. It's the second time I've read them, and that's saying something considering I barely ever reread books.

What Katy Did:

Although she means well, Katy Carr is constantly getting into scrapes and making mistakes. She's always making good resolutions, but never keeping them. Then one day something happens that will change her life forever...

I love this book. It's one of those books where "you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend" (-Paul Sweeny) All the characters are so realistic, and the author tells the story in such an entertaining and fun way. Even though I had read it before and know the story so well, it was just as amazing reading it for the second time. I really recommend it - it's a great classic.

What Katy Did at School and What Katy Did Next:

These two books are perfect sequels to What Katy Did although they are very different and based in entirely different settings. In What Katy Did at School, Katy and her sister Clover are sent to boarding school - and in What Katy Did Next Katy goes on a year-long trip to Europe. I love them both! One of the main things I love about them is that it really makes you feel like you were there - when I was finished with What Katy Did Next I felt as if I had just taken a trip all over Europe! I definitely recommend these two as well as the first one.

Make sure you head on over to Hannah's blog to read her review and maybe join in yourself ;)

1 comment:

  1. Oooh, it's "What Katy Did"! I read that book a few years ago... loved it. But sadly, I have to confess that I haven't read the sequels. Isn't that sad? I really should read all 3 books together one day. Perhaps sometime during 2011.

    In response to the comment you left me the other day, I was quite delighted when you said that you had read "A Quiet Little Woman" but not heard of "Kate's Choice"... I do enjoy telling people about new books that they will just love! As I am sure this is the case here. I've read "A Quiet Little Woman" a few years ago, and then last year came across "Kate's Choice". They are both splendid and you simply MUST read them both!