30 Days of Books Challenge: Day 9 – A book you’ve read more than once

Read: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Stars: five

Drinking: Early Gray, Bigelow

Note: Since I rebooted this blog, I figured I should finish off the 30 Days of Books Challenge.  The original post can be found here.  I won’t be having these post every day (NaNoWriMo anyone?); they will be once a week instead.  Don’t worry – you’ll still get all the book review and rambling goodness too.

“Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents, grumbled Jo, lying on the rug.”

For many years, I re-read Alcott’s classic every year.  The tale of four sisters making their way from the safety of home into the world resonated with me.  I fully identified with Jo, particularly since I wanted to be a writer with a handsome next-door neighbor.  I cried every time when Beth dies, even though I knew it was coming.

A recent re-read of Little Women was odd for me.  Some of the magic is gone, though I am not sure if it is from a recent development of cynicism or a change of taste.  I still enjoyed the story, but I wasn’t as absorbed as I remember being during previous re-reads. I still love Jo, but Meg, Beth, and Amy all annoyed me to the point where I skipped a few chapters that featured them.

I recommend this book for all young people, but it doesn’t hold up as well to an adult re-read.

30 Days of Books Challenge

Day 07 – A book that’s hard to read


Author: Lisa M Fry

Freelance writer & copy-editor. Book lover. Feminist. American in London.

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