Today is the anniversary of the birth of Lucy Maude Montgomery. She was born on Prince Edward Island on November 30, 1874.
L. M. Montgomery is best known for writing Anne of Green Gables, but also wrote many other novels and short stories. I have been slowly collecting and reading her novels and short stories.
Here is my main L. M. Montgomery shelf. These are all paperbacks, although I do have some hardbacks in my collection. In this collection I have 25 titles. There are 23 on the shelf and then 2 laying on top of the books on the shelf below. I need a longer shelf 🙂
The shelf starts with the eight volume Anne of Green Gables series. I recently finished reading through the series again, and finished Rilla of Ingleside during my recent trip to Canada.
Here are some of the hardback copies I have of L. M. Montgomery’s books. Someday I would like to find more of this edition.
During my trip to Australia this month I started to read through the Emily series. The first of the series is Emily of New Moon. Like Anne, Emily is also an orphan. However, Emily goes to live with the family of her mother instead of going first to an orphanage. I really enjoy the family stories that are told in this book as she goes to live with her aunts who she had never met. Emily is a budding poetess and writer and it is interesting to see how she develops her talent. I am sure that this story is semi-autobiographical.
I finished this book as I boarded the plane for home and then started the next one.
The third book of the Emily trilogy is Emily’s Quest. This book follows Emily through young adulthood and her quest to become a published writer. It promises to be a good read from what I have read about it.
I am looking forward to reading the rest of the trilogy and am trying to decide whether to move them up on my reading list. I usually save these books for travel, but they may have to be read sooner.
I may even read a bit more of Emily Climbs tonight to celebrate the birthday of L. M. Montgomery.
Have you read any of L. M. Montgomery’s books?