What I Read August 2020
These High, Green Hills and Out to Canaan by Jan Karon (books 3 and 4 of Mitford). I had decided that I would read Mitford every once in a while and now seemed like a good time for a nice cozy read. Then I thought I’d read them straight through, but since I’ve stuck in book 5, and I’m starting to get my reading interest back, I think, this current month, I think I’ll save the rest for another time.
Rilla of Ingleside. This book starts out so well, it is so deep and atmospheric and the build up to and after effects of the tragedy are excellent and then everything else seems incidental.
As Old As Time by Liz Brazwell. I’ve been in the mood for fairytale retellings and this part of a series that takes Disney’s retellings and retells them. I greatly enjoyed it. The prose was decent to be easy to read and it was fast paced. It was very dark, much darker than the usual Beauty and the Beast, not kid or sensitive teen appropriate.
Oh, I love Rilla of Ingleside! Such a gorgeous and heartbreaking book! Was this your first time reading it?
Per goodreads, its my third time. I don’t think I loved it my first introduction, but then it grew on me, but now I can’t get over the “hurry up and finish the book” tone change, its disappointing because it was so good for the first part.
Ooo a Beauty & the Beast retelling, I’ll have to look that one up.
That one should be right up your alley with its spooky/scary stuff.