I only read one Newberry Honor book (and it wasn't as good as I expected it to be) but I did read two of Tolstoy's short stories. One has been on my been working in the back of my brain for a while now because some of it feels a little relevant with modern church issues.
I listened to Anne of Green Gables and am sorry that it is over. The version that I listened to was narrated by Mary Sarah, who also narrated the versions of Uncle Tom's Cabin and Persuasion that I have recently enjoyed. It takes me a few chapters to clear her voice from my brain and those older books. Does that make any sense? Do any of you other audiobook listeners have that issue with narrators?
So far this year I've read 101 books. You can see what I have read so far by clicking HERE.
Book that I enjoyed most this month:
Anne of Green Gables, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
Book that still has me thinking about it:
Father Sergius, Eleanor Oliphant, Heretics Anonymous
Book that I will discuss with my kids:
The Nine Tailors (Nancy read it for class and I read a copy too so we could discuss it), Smile (I read it over breakfast one day and just knew it was the book for Stacey. She read it before the day was over too!)
Book that I will never read again:
The Mysterious Benedict Society, The Locksmith's Daughter
Book that I gave up on and never finished:
none but it was touch and go with the above two
Book that I have previously read:
Anne of Green Gables
Books that I will read again someday:
Anne of Green Gables, Heretics Anonymous (probably with my girls), Although I probably won't read the Nine Tailors again I am interested in reading more from Dorothy Sayers and the Lord Wimsey Series
Books that I read for Book Clubs:
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine and The Locksmith's Daughter
Book that was a first for me:
Smile because it was my first Graphic Novel. I have to admit that I have been putting off (and dreading) trying to read any graphic novel. This one came across my desk at the library and it was delightful! It was the perfect book for a girl who grew up in the 80s/90s. And I am looking forward to checking out more by this author especially because she is making the Babysitters Club Series into Graphic Novels. This will NEVER be my favorite form of literature but I am trying to expand and better understand its popularity.