I have a Grand Plan!!! I am excited! And I hope at least some of you will join me on my journey. Or part of my journey. Anyway, before I go to Prince Edward Island with my Mom in July, I have to re-read all the Anne books. And I thought “why not use the blog to inspire me?”
Okay, here’s the suggested schedule! Don’t worry, each book is a super pleasant quick read, maybe 4 hours at most. And I am guessing some of you have already read them to infinity. And own your own beloved copies. Also, the copyright has expired so you can get them for free on kindle, or for almost nothing from most stores. And thus, I give you only a week for each book!!!!!
May 15: Anne of Green Gables Discussion
May 22: Anne of Avonlea Discussion
May 29: Anne of the Island Discussion
June 5: Anne of Windy Poplars Discussion
June 12: Anne’s House of Dreams Discussion
June 19: Anne of Ingleside Discussion
June 26: Rainbow Valley
July 3: Rilla of Ingleside
Now, for my Anne-Fans, we obviously have to deal with the controversy of what is included in the Canon.
Windy Poplars and Ingleside were written later, out of order, and are distinctly less-good than the rest. But on the other hand, they do slot in and fill gaps in the Anne-Story. So should they be included?
Rainbow Valley and Rilla are far more about Anne’s children than Anne herself, but they were Montgomery’s intended conclusions to the saga. And Rilla in particular is just a remarkable book in isolation.
So, Do we include Windy Poplars and Ingleside?
Do we include Rainbow Valley and Rilla?