A female author who used a male pseudonym: The Inheritance, by Louisa May Alcott– This was LMA’s first book, when she was 17. It wasn’t published until 1997, long after her death. Apparently she refers to it in Little Women, as Jo wrote the same book. For what it is, it’s a good book. It’s a gothic/ sentimentalist romance of the time, complete with saints and sinners. The main character is so virtuous and perfect that the shine from her halo blinded me. But honestly, I enjoyed it. Sometimes it’s nice for things to be black and white and to know good will prevail.
While I Was Reading Challenge
(0/12) No progress
The Unread Shelf
5 Classic Books
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Girl of Nightmares, by Kendare Blake (YA Horror): This book is a reread for me, the sequel to Anna Dressed in Blood (which I read last year). I loved them both when I first read them several years ago, and I loved them just as much with the second reading. Cas “kills” bad ghosts, the ones who kill people. But when he meets Anna Dressed in Blood, it’s not so easy to just kill her. After Anna makes a sacrifice for Cas, in Girl of Nightmares, he’s consumed by guilt and wants to find a way to rescue her from the hell she becomes stuck in.
2018 Running Total: 9
For me, that’s a pretty slow start to the month, but I know it’s because my sister-in-law and her husband were visiting. Next month will be better. (At least, that’s what I’m telling the books staring accusingly at me from my bookshelf.)
Have you made any progress on your TBR or book challenges?
I’ve never read anything by Alcott, but I did know some facts about her life. I’m curious as to why the book wasn’t published until 1997. Was it a “lost work” and only found relatively recently?