Carrie’s Lucy Maud Montgomery Reading Challenge“officially” ends today.
Last year I just read the first Anne book, Anne of Green Gables. This year I’ve read Anne of Avonlea, Anne of the Island and Anne of Windy Poplars for this challenge, and watched Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel (all linked to my reviews) because it covers all three books.
I’ve started Looking for Anne of Green Gables: The Story of L. M. Montgomery and Her Literary Classic, a sort-of biography of LMM by Irene Gammel, but I am only a third of the way through it. I’ll finish it because I wanted to do so while the books were still fresh in my mind and because I’d rather finish it now than pick it up again next year. I am having mixed emotions about it so far — I’ll tell you more when I finish it. 🙂
I had originally wanted to get to Anne’s House of Dreams, as it was my second favorite of the series after the first book, but I had thought it was the fourth book — I had forgotten about Windy Poplars. I thought about going ahead and reading it, but I think I will probably keep it for next year’s challenge and really give myself something to look foreword to! Plus, as much as I love Anne, I’m ready to read some other things.
I’ve really enjoyed the challenge. I had read the books several years ago after the films first came out on PBS — somehow I had never heard of them before. I’ve wanted to read them again, but it was a bit daunting to think of going through the six Anne books plus the two about her children. But this challenge has been just perfect to read a few at a time with the added bonus of doing so when others are reading them, too, and being able to share and discuss them.
So, thank you, Carrie! I am already looking forward to next year!