March

Oh, after a long and brutal winter comes spring, and with this new season comes a new month: April! But of course this means it’s due time I updated my reads for March. So, without further ado, let’s go!

Anne of Avonlea, by L.M Montgomery 

Fangirl, by Rainbow Rowell

Fangirl, by Rainbow Rowell 

Eleanor & Park, by Rainbow Rowell 

Fangirl, by Rainbow Rowell

Anne of the Island, by L.M Montgomery 

Anne of Green Gables, by L.M Montgomery 

Okay, so yes, this month I only read works by Rainbow Rowell and L.M Montgomery.

Fangirl, first of all, was amazing! The plot line was pretty simple, taking place during freshman Cath’s first year of college. But it took us inside the life of a hard core fangirl, who writes fanfiction for her favourite series. Each chapter was symbolic, progressing the story further and each one meaningful. It was so good that I had to read the book three times! I just didn’t want to leave Cath’s world, and by rereading it I didn’t have to.

Eleanor & Park, on the other hand, somewhat disappointed me. (Shh! Don’t tell Rainbow!) I had to regain my faith in her by reading Fangirl directly after, which certainly made me fall in love with her all over again. I just found that the ending of Eleanor & Park was not enough to tie the book together in a nice little bow. It was too sudden, and made me wonder what was left of the unlikely couple…

Now, Anne of Avonlea and Anne of the Island are both sequels of Anne of Green Gables. None compared to the original, and that is the reason I reread it at the very end of the month. And wow! I just find that child Anne is so imaginative and wonderful and that L.M Montgomery’s writing is truly a masterpiece. But I’ve said this all before 🙂

Anne of Avonlea takes us during the two years that Anne is a teacher in her beloved town, while Anne of the Island is during her college years at Redmond. The next in the series is Anne of Windy Poplars and Anne’s House of Dreams, followed by Anne of Ingleside. Which is great, because I know I’ll never run out of Anne!

Okay, so that was last month’s read… who knows what April will bring?!