Since the last update, I have completed these on my list:
- The Story Girl by L. M. Montgomery (a 999 book) – pleasant read about a group of children and the stories they live and hear.
- The Girl in the Orange Dress by Margot Starbuck (a 999 book and book club) – autobiography of a woman who has come to terms with being adopted and with the love of Christ. She writes well and it was a very interesting read. It has already sparked some discussion and will be an interesting book club night.
- Canterbury Tales by Chaucer (a 999 book) – I read half of it and it’s rather surprising. Readable (David Wright translated) and much more bawdy than I expected. But, I have too many other things that I want to read, so I’m moving on with this unfinished.
Added to the official list:
- Magic for Marigold by L.M. Montgomery (a 999 book) – another great book. This one had a really wonderful scene of a young girl realizing her great-grandmother was also a young girl once.
These still to finish:
- Selected Writings of Thomas Aquinas (a 999 book)
- A Rule Against Murder by Louise Penny
- Wings of Fire by Charles Todd
I’ve read these extras:
- Magyk (Septimus Heap #1) by Angie Sage. A friend brought this book to the beach to read and I ended up reading it instead. Fun reading so her son should enjoy it!
- The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde. I picked this up at a used bookstore at the beach and realized as I read it that I had read it before but didn’t remember enough to spoil it for me. Having recently read Jane Eyre this was fun. Quirky humor.
- Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde. The 2nd volume. Lots of fun
- Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, because it was referenced in the 3rd vol of the Thursday Next series. Much darker than I realized or remembered. I won’t put it on my list to read again, but I can see why it sticks around.
- The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde. The 3rd volume. The chapter on Wuthering Heights made a LOT more sense after reading WH, so I’m glad I took the time to do it. I’m focusing on 999 books, then I’ll jump back in to this series.
- Living With Confidence in a Chaotic World by David Jeremiah. Good biblical reminders of what we have, Who we trust, and how we are to respond.