Carrie over at Reading to Know has posted a new reading challenge for 2009: the Lucy Maud Montgomery Reading Challenge. Carrie's goal in establishing this challenge is not only for readers to have fun, but to also learn more about Lucy Maud Montgomery as well as the worlds she creates in her works.
I am somewhat familiar with Lucy Maud Montgomery. As a teenager I read the Emily of New Moon series, about half of the Anne of Green Gables series, and Kilmeny of the Orchard. Also when I was 14 my family took a summer vacation to Prince Edward Island, which included a visit to Green Gables... but that is the extent of my knowledge and considering the fact that Montgomery wrote 20 novels, a series of short stories, a couple books of poetry, and some non-fiction works (including an autobiography), that isn't very much.
And so I thought the Lucy Maud Montgomery Reading Challenge was a good excuse as any to get me reading more of this great classics. I've chosen at least two books to read this month (the challenge runs January 1-30).
The first is Blue Castle. I was so excited to start this book... but have somehow managed to misplace it in my house within the last 24-hours! I'm hoping to find it before the week is over and I'm forced to pick up another book.
The second selection is Anne of the Island. As I mentioned I read the Anne series years ago, but only made it to Anne's House of Dreams. This time I plan to read all the way to the end. You can check out my reviews of Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea by clicking on the links.
If you would like to join in the fun head over to Reading To Know and sign up. The Mr. Linky's Sign-Up will be available until Friday, January 9. Readers can read one or all of Montgomery's works, or however many they wish. The challenge will run for the month of January ending January 30.
Stay tuned for my own reviews of The Blue Castle and Anne of the Island.