Second update on Fall Into Reading

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.
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3 Responses to Second update on Fall Into Reading

  1. Thomas Aquinas I’m sure I’ve read at some point. I can “smell” it now. 🙂 Haha, you know what I mean, those really old books have a distinct smell. Okay I’m looking crazier by the second.

    Speaking of crazy, how bout that Wuthering Heights. Depressing! Well written, gripping and depressing. I had to read fast because I was a bear while reading it. See my “10 things list” 😉

  2. Canterbury Tales and Wuthering Heights are two classics that I always enjoy– I should pick them both up again sometime soon!
    .-= morninglightmama´s last blog ..nightstand notes/ wanna view some reviews? =-.

  3. Nise' says:

    I’ve never read Canterbury Tales. As dark as it is, Wuthering Heights gets better each time I read it.

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