We can’t believe that we are already in our tenth book of the challenge! And we also can’t believe that we are still going strong! (we wish it would be easy as this challenge, as going on a diet)
Anywaaayyyy. Another week is gone and it is finally the weekend and we blessed you with another book review of the #26weekreadingchallenge and this time the challenge was to read a book from your childhood and what perfect occasion to incorporate in the challenge “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott!
It is loosely based on the author and her three sisters and the book was an immediate success that readers demand to know more about the characters. So how this “Good Wives” born and now “Little Women” and “Good Wives” are a single novel. (Disclaimer: we read only the first volume “Little Women, and not “Good Wives)
This book follows the lives of the four March sisters, talented tomboy and author-to-be Jo, tragically frail Beth, beautiful Meg, and romantic spoiled Amy.
The four teenaged sisters and their mother, Marmee, live in a new neighborhood in Massachusetts during the American Civil War. Having lost all his money, their father is forced to work miles from home and the women face their first Christmas without him.
This book, basically, explores such timeless themes such as love and death, war and peace, the conflict between ambition and family responsibilities, and the clash of cultures between Europe and America.
— J —
Love love love this book!
I like the fact that there is a character who not only writes, but it is proud of the fact and makes a profit it in a time that was something out of the ordinary. There is also a friendship between a man and a woman the is really different from the usual love story.
I just love the story and can’t wait to read the part 2 of the novel “Good Wives”.
My favorite quote from the book is:
I’d rather see you poor men’s wives, if you were happy, beloved, contented, than queens on thrones, without self-respect and peace.
And this is it!
And for the next challenge we choose…
“Love, Hate & Other Filters” by Samira Ahmed for “popular first author’s book” challenge.
We cannot wait to begin this book (probably tonight) and we will see you in the next post!