Another book closer to finishing my Classics Club goal! If you’re new here then I’ll just fill you in quickly but I am part of the Classics Club. If you didn’t already know, this is a club where we make a list of a minimum of 50 classics we want to read in 5 years or less and then we blog and talk about the book after we are done. Join here if you are interested and here is my original list.
For this month, I decided to read Anne of Green Gables and I am so very glad I did because it was exactly what I needed 😊
“It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.”
This book was so sweet and I’m so glad I read it. I’ve really been meaning to read this for a while and I’m so glad I finally got to it! I honestly couldn’t have picked a better time because life was pretty stressful and this book was like a little porthole that let me escape all that.
Reading this was like going back in time to when I was a young, carefree child. I felt like I was prancing through the meadows or collecting flowers on a walk through the woods. This book really has the power to do that to you.
The way Anne views life is so pure and wholesome and I kind of wish my childhood was like Anne’s. Reading this book just made me feel more optimistic and happy and I really enjoyed it every single time I picked it up.
I actually knew quite a lot of the plot before I read this because I watched the Netflix show when it first came out (oops). Now that I’ve read the books, I’m definetly tempted to go back and rewatch the episodes. But nevertheless, I was never really bored while reading this although I can see how it might be a little monotonous for some people.
“Dear old world,” she murmured, “you are very lovely and I am glad to be alive in you.”
I loved Anne even more than I thought I would. She is just so hilarious and carefree and I thought her POV was perfect. She is also so strong and smart and overall just a very admirable character.
I thought Diana was literally the perfect friend. She was so sweet and always so kind and just a great friend to Anne. I thought their friendship was so sweet and I loved every second they were together.
I was definetly in love with Gilbert when I watched the Netflix show but loved him even more in the book if it’s possible. All I could have wanted was more page time with him because he is seriously a perfect human being and I sort of loved his love-hate relationship with Anne.
❀ Mr and Mrs Cuthbert
Mr Cuthbert is such a soft old man. He is just so sweet and must be protected at all costs. I really hated what happened at the end and even though I knew it was coming, it still thoroughly depressed me because this quiet man deserves to be protected at all costs. As for Marilla, I think we all secretly love her just like she secretly loves Anne.
One of my favourite things about this book was also the writing. It’s definetly quite prosy but the descriptions were just breathtaking. I loved how Green Gables was described because it sounds like a perfect paradise and I would love to live there. Each season there was described so beautifully and everything about it seemed slightly whimsical and dreamlike.
Like I just mentioned, I really love Green Gables. I would love to visit Prince Edward Island one day because it truly sounds so beautiful. I honestly think Anne grew up in the perfect place and I would love to grow up in a place like that.
This book is honestly just pure joy. I didn’t think it was possible to capture the essence of being a child and being so free from everything but this book did such a perfect job that it made me equally happy and sad at the same time. This book filled me with so much warmth and I can definetly see it becoming one of my go-to comfort books.
“Excitement hung around Anne like a garment, shone in her eyes, kindled in every feature.”
Feel free to chat. Have you read this yet? Have you read this yet? What did you think of it? ❤