Today I'm joining Anne from Modern Mrs. Darcy to share what I've been reading lately. I'm always looking for book recommendations, and I'd love to hear what's on your nightstand now. What are you reading?
To Kill a Mockingbird fan, I was so worried it wouldn't live up to what I wanted it to be. (Like, ridiculously worried. It was almost silly). I ultimately decided to follow Anne's advice and just look at it as an entirely different set of characters and a completely different story. I liked listening to the book (Reese Witherspoon does an incredible job reading the audiobook!). It was fascinating to compare Harper Lee's voice in this book compared with To Kill a Mockingbird. I wanted to find out how the conflict was resolved, but I didn't end up feeling like very much actually happened. In the end I'm very glad I decided to look at this book as a writing exercise on Harper Lee's part; a way for her to develop the beloved characters in Mockingbird, but not necessarily the sequel to one of my all-time favorite books.
Loved this coming-of-age story about a young girl coming face to face with racism and the heartbreak of a neglectful Mother. The main character has as strong voice and it's delightful to see the world through her eyes and join her on this journey.
This book was a pretty perfect mix between James Herriot and Call the Midwife. I fell in love with the residents of Ballybucklebo and their brilliant town doctors. This is a fun read, lighthearted with well-developed characters and a lot of humor. And I just discovered there are 10 more books in the series! (Warning: Some characters have potty-mouths)