I've probably said that before, but I really just needed to say it again.
This January I began reading the Anne series. I knew it would be good. But I didn't know it would be this good. But it is. It is extremely, incredibly very good.
Each book made me laugh, and cry, and gasp in horror and amazement. I really enjoyed reading them.
Anne of Green Gables - the beloved first book in the Anne series, and one of my very favorites. Little red-headed Anne Shirley has to be one of the most lovable and most amusing girls in all of fiction. She uses far too big of words, has an amazingly vivid imagination, and never ceases to get into frightful scrapes. A wonderful, charming classic.
|Anne Shirley in "Akage No Anne (1979)" - Japan's lovely anime version of Anne of Green Gables|
Anne of Avonlea - another wonderful book. Anne is (almost) all grown up, but is still as "Anne-ish" as ever. She still has the same imagination, and - unfortunately - the same tendency to get into scrapes :)
Anne of the Island - This book was very hard to put down. Anne of the Island is such a lovely book and I enjoyed it so much.
|This front cover is probably my favorite out of all of the front covers in the series.|
Anne of Windy Poplars - Filled with wonderful characters and hilarious stories, this is another very enjoyable read.
Anne's House of Dreams - This is another favorite of mine. I don't know if I've ever actually sobbed over a book before this. It's such a sweet book.
Anne of Ingleside - Anne Blythe is now a mother of six children - all as fun and imaginative as she was when she was little. This book is all about Anne and the goings-on at her home in Ingleside. I really liked this one.
Rainbow Valley - such a good book! This one focuses on the Blythe children and their many adventures with their friends, the four "Manse children". I love it!
|Beautiful Prince Edward Island - the setting for the Anne series|
Rilla of Ingleside - Alongside Anne of Green Gables and Anne's House of Dreams, I think this is another one of my favorites in the series. Rilla is such a wonderful character, and it's just a sweet, sad book. I couldn't put it down, and I was so sorry when it was over. Such a beautiful book.
So that's the excuse for my absence in blogging: I've been spending lots of spare time reading these. And I've also had a bit of a blogger's block for a while. But I think I'm better now, so I'll be posting more soon!
Have you read any good books lately?