Although I had a bunch of time to write this week, I was feeling lazy and barely opened the blog at all. So here’s a very quick and easy post of five books that caught my eye this week. I haven’t posted all these pics on Instagram, so you saw it here first!
Maud by Melanie Fishbane: With Anne of Green Gables coming out on Netflix soon, and Canada’s 150 birthday this year, there has been a lot of interest in this author and all of her books. I recently listened to a podcast by The History Chicks about Lucy Maud Montgomery, so I’m curious to find out if this story matches the real story of her life.
Synopsis: Lucy Maud Montgomery has been living with her grandparents on Prince Edward Island, but wishes to go to college and become a writer. Her grandfather has strong opinions about a woman’s place in the world, and they do not include spending good money on college. Luckily, she has a teacher to believe in her, and good friends to support her, including Nate, the Baptist minister’s stepson and the smartest boy in the class.
Belle’s Library by Walt Disney Company: I spotted this adorable little book of quotes when I was looking for books to feature on a Beauty & the Beast display.
Synopsis: Disney’s Belle is one of the best fictional bookworms around. But what exactly is on her reading list? In this unique literary journal, enjoy inspiring quotes from some of Belle’s favorite books, as well as her insightful notes and colorful drawings. Includes a forward by noted Disney screenwriter Linda Woolverton.
The Jane Austen Project by Kathleen A. Flynn – This book really reminds me of Jasper Fforde’s Thursday Next series, but I’m willing to give it a try for the sci-fi aspect of it. There seems to be a bit of romance, some history, and of course, my favourite classical author, so this sounds like a pretty good fit for me.
Synopsis: : Two travelers from a technologically advanced future travel back in time to meet, befriend, and steal an unpublished novel from Jane Austen.
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi – I am so very much in love with the trade version of this book. I have the original hardcover sitting on my TBR shelf, but I’m tempted to give it away and buy this one instead.
Synopsis: Two half sisters, Effia and Esi, are born into different villages in eighteenth-century Ghana. Effia is married off to an Englishman and lives in comfort in the palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle. Unbeknownst to Effia, her sister, Esi, is imprisoned beneath her in the castle’s dungeons, sold with thousands of others into the Gold Coast’s booming slave trade, and shipped off to America, where her children and grandchildren will be raised in slavery.
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott – I have to admit something….. I’ve never read Little Women. *gasp!* I know, it’s odd for a bookworm. I’ve seen the movie with Winona Ryder. This edition is so damned beautiful that I just need to own it and love it and read it.
Synopsis: Grown-up Meg, tomboyish Jo, timid Beth, and precocious Amy. The four March sisters couldn’t be more different. But with their father away at war, and their mother working to support the family, they have to rely on one another. Whether they’re putting on a play, forming a secret society, or celebrating Christmas, there’s one thing they can’t help wondering: Will Father return home safely?
5 Books Friday is a semi-regular feature started on this blog.