I think we all know I’m very, very much a fan of L. M. Montgomery, so I think we all knew I was going to enjoy this January challenge! Even so, I think it exceeded my expectations. Hosted by Reading to Know, the challenge is simply to read Montgomery books, or ones about her, in January. I read three books and a bit for this one.
1) First, the bit–in my ongoing reading of Montgomery’s journals, I finished Volume II and started Volume III. Count that how you will!
2) I finally read Through Lover’s Lane by Elizabeth Rollins Epperly, which has been on my shelf for a long time. Even though I didn’t love the book, it had some interesting insights and I’m happy I finally read it.
3) I reread The Story Girl by L. M. Montgomery, and was pleasantly surprised to find I liked it better than I had on previous reads. In another “bit,” I started the sequel, The Golden Road, but haven’t finished it yet.
4) I also reread Magic Island by Elizabeth Waterston, very probably my favorite book about Montgomery. It goes through each of her novels, analyzing what factors in her life, either in the past or at the time of writing, influenced the novel. I didn’t get to a review of it, but maybe soon.
And so wraps my shortest challenge! Time to get onto my other challenges…and I’ll post another update in a couple months. In the meantime, happy reading!