Suggestions on a new book to read?

I'm finishing up Lucy Maud Montgomery's ANNE OF GREEN GABLES series (yet again). I know I'm not a little girl, but boy do I love those books. Not only did I once aspire to be a writer like Anne when I started reading those books as a gal (I think we'd have been "kindred spirits"), but I've grown to really love how L.M. Montgomery turns a phrase. Sometimes I'll read whole paragraphs over again because of how much I enjoy her style of writing.

But I've never, if you can believe it, read any of her other works. So instead of reading the whole series over again, I ask....are there any recommendations on another book of hers I should read next?


Lauren said...

I've never read her other books either. Mmm, I'm interested to hear suggestions. BTW, Anne of Green Gables has always been one of my favorite series. You're never too old to read them. Same with the Secret Garden.

Unknown said...

I highly recommend whichever one you can get your hands on. They are ALL wonderful. But, maybe it would be good to read Chronicles of Avonlea and Further Chronicles of Avonlea, because you just finished the Anne books. Then move on to Emily of New Moon and the other two Emily Books. Then... read them all!

Amy said...

Ginny - thanks! I'll look those up next time I'm at a bookstore!

Aunt Goosey said...


I have the "Emily" books by Montgomery: Emily of New Moon, Emily Climbs and Emily's Quest. I can let you borrow next time I see you. :-)


Ute Rogge said...

Sorry I've come to the "party" so late, but I couldn't resist offerin my 2 cents worth...I recently was looking for "free" kindle books and ran across an English authoress, Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, née Stevenson. Born 29 September 1810, often referred to simply as Mrs Gaskell, was a British novelist and short story writer during the Victorian era. Her novels offer a detailed portrait of the lives of many strata of society, including the very poor, and are of interest to social historians as well as lovers of literature. She died in – 12 November 1865, but her books are very much alive and full of interesting people. The TV series "Cranford" combined 3 of her books to make an excellent afternoon of TV watching. Thanks for your wonderful blog, not my period but fun none the less.