We had book group last night. Here are some of the ones that caught my interest:
The Blue Castle, by LM Montgomery. I love the Anne series. It sounds like this is just one book, and has romance and appealing character growth in the protagonist.
The History of Love, by Nicole Krauss. This one is three stories that weave together, and apparently the ending is so clever that it makes you want to read the whole thing over again to catch what you missed the first time.
Daddy Long-Legs and Dear Enemy, by Jean Webster. Set in the early twentieth century, these tell the story of a girl and her friend at a period of their lives when they are coming of age. I love a good coming of age story.
I read Time Traveler's Wife, as I mentioned, and part of Outlander, by Diana Gabaldon, but the hanky panky in Outlander became too much for me, so I put it down and read the first Fablehaven again. I will say for Brandon Mull that he started well, but he definitely improved in writing skill with each book in the series. I even bought this series at a brick and mortar store, because I'd like my kids to enjoy them when they are a little older.
Next month our theme is Ireland / Oscar Wilde. Any suggestions? I've read a lot of Wilde's stuff, and Ireland books are so often depressing. I was thinking of reading How Green was my Valley, but that is actually set in Wales. Has anyone read Finnegans Wake?
No baby yet, though I was 38 weeks yesterday, which is technically full term. We're not thinking about that, are we?