Anne of Green Gables is one of those books that I WISH I would have read when I was a young girl.
It’s hard to imagine that I didn’t pick up one of these books until last June when it came up in conversation with my friend Danielle Daniel. And right after, I strolled down to the Port Townsend book shop. Luckily they had the most beautiful copy right there.
It was quite thick. I thought I would buy it and if I didn’t like it, the book would make a beautiful art journal.
But I loved it! It was so inspiring and playful and wise and full of moxie.
Growing up, I had the toughest time adjusting to being the only redhead in school. Yes, it eventually led me to loving that I was different and embracing all of my uniqueness in other ways too. But I wish I wouldn’t have spent so much time believing it was me and not them.
I wish I had know Anne of Green Gables then. But alas, I am happy to share her with you all now.
Even if it’s been a long time since you’ve picked up this delightful book, I recommend a reread over a cup of tea in the garden.
And a few of my other favorite books that I’ve been reading (from L to R, top to bottom):
1. The 13 Clocks by James Thurber: This is a magical fairy tale
2. The House of Fear by Leonora Carrington: I wasn’t sure what to think of this book at first, but as I read on, I couldn’t put it down
4. They Do It With Mirrors by Agatha Christie: I am a fan of nearly every Agatha Christie book (especially on a lazy, rainy day)
5. The Ocean At The End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman: I am a HUGE Gaiman fan and this one, while slow at some points, proved to be another fantastic read
6. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
What good books have you been reading lately?