what i read : january to march 2014

April 10, 2014


Wow, I can’t believe I only read four books in the last three months. You would think that being on maternity leave I would’ve read a ton but in reality I was busy catching up on TV and other projects. I regret nothing.

Longbourn by Jo Baker – This book was my jam. It’s Pride and Prejudice from the servants’ point of view, but totally stands on its own as a story. Loved it and highly recommend. (5 stars)

Margot by Jillian Cantor – A hopeful and compassionate story that explores what Anne Frank’s sister Margot’s life might have been like had she lived. Simple and straightforward but I liked it. (3 stars)

Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers – I was disappointed in how repetitive this book was and how much it dragged in the middle. I appreciate the message and I was deeply moved several times, but I guess I’m not used to Christian fiction because it wasn’t subtle enough for me. (3 stars)

Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns – Gives a good overview of what life in a small southern town might have been like in the early 1900’s. Told from the point of view of a 14-year-old boy who I really liked, and all the characters were endearing. It was funny and interesting, but the end got kind of serious. Just don’t read it expecting any kind of accurate portrayal of race. (4 stars)

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Comments on what i read : january to march 2014

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    From Nora:

    I haven’t heard for Longbourn! That sounds very interesting; will have to check it out. I’ve been reading up a storm lately as it’s my escape :)

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