My reading list for the month.
- The Awakenings by Sarah Maine
I received a copy of The Awakenings by Sarah Maine from NetGalley. This book is a blend of historical fiction and fantasy. I was fascinated by the blurb, so I had to request it. The story follows Olwen Malkon, an heiress in Yorkshire in 1890. She loses her family in a tragic accident and comes to live with her Uncle and Aunt. She meets the local doctor, John Osbourne, who is sympathetic to her troubles. But, there is more going on than either of them realizes. I can’t wait to read it.
- The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde.
The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde is a short story. It follows an American family that moves into a haunted castle despite warnings from people. The castle is haunted by the ghost of a nobleman who murdered his wife. As punishment was walled in alive by her brothers. I always enjoy reading Oscar Wilde’s work, and I think this story will be very good too.
- Thanks for the Memories by Cecelia Ahern.
Thanks for the Memories by Cecelia Ahern is a romantic almost fairytale-like story. The story follows Joyce Conway. She gets a life-saving blood transfusion after an accident, and when she wakes up, she realizes that she has knowledge and memories she did not have before the accident. It is a perfect book to read over a weekend, and that’s what I plan to do.
- North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell.
I saw the North and South BBC series last month. I didn’t know much about the book before seeing it. I ended up liking the series, so I thought of reading the novel. Usually, I prefer to read first and then watch the adaption, but that is not the case here. The story follows Margaret Hale. She is forced to move to (fictional) the city of Milton in the North of England, leaving behind the peace of her small rural community. She clashes with John Thronton, a mill owner, and her world and her perspectives are changed.
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