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Rejected Princesses

Rejected Princesses: Tales of History's Boldest Heroines, Hellions, and HereticsRejected Princesses: Tales of History’s Boldest Heroines, Hellions, and Heretics by Jason Porath
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’m not the biggest fan of nonfiction, as I read to escape reality instead of learning more about it. I know, it’s a failing of mine. But every once in a while, I come across a nonfiction book that actually maintains my interest. This book was one of those. Continue reading “Rejected Princesses”

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Anne of Avonlea

Anne of Avonlea (Anne of Green Gables, #2)Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Anne of Green Gables is one of my favorite books ever. But the story doesn’t stop there! I’ve never read the entire series, so I’m on a mission to do just that. This second installment I have read before, and I love it just as much as the preceding book. Here, Anne takes her first halting steps into adulthood, and the change is both charming and sad. Anne will always be a free spirit, but seeing her temper that spiritedness enough to become an effective teacher was fascinating to behold. Continue reading “Anne of Avonlea”

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The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn HardcastleThe Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“How lost do you have to be to let the devil lead you home?”

There’s very little I can say about this book except that it’s one of the most original things I’ve ever read. It’s a twofold mystery, and had been compared to both Agatha Christie and Groundhog Day. I think you could throw a little comparison to Invasion of the Body Snatchers into the mix, and have an almost perfect description of this book. The atmosphere reminded me of The Haunting of Hill House, but without the ghosts. Even though this book does have things in common with each of those, it is entirely its own creature and is undoubtedly worth a read. Continue reading “The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle”

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Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green GablesAnne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I so desperately wish I would’ve met Anne when I was a child, because we would’ve been bosom friends. However, I didn’t first read this book until I was in my 20s, and I was really missing out on something wonderful. But better late than never, right? I’ve since read this book 4 times, and I’ve loved it more every time I’ve read it. Continue reading “Anne of Green Gables”

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Cherry Tree Farm

The Cherry Tree Farm Story Collection (Bumper Short Story Collections)The Cherry Tree Farm Story Collection by Enid Blyton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I adore children’s fiction. Especially books or series that are either classics or written to harken back to simpler times. There’s just something so rejuvenating about returning to childhood and seeing the world through the eyes of the innocent. Heidi, Anne of Green Gables, The Secret Garden, The Boxcar Children, and A Little Princess all hold special places in my heart as childhood classics that I’ve read again and again even into my adulthood, and I foresee no future in which I don’t reread them when I need to escape adulthood. Continue reading “Cherry Tree Farm”

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