Lucy Maude Montgomery

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.

L. M. Montgomery Shelf, Canada, Prince Edward Island, Anne of Green GablesHere 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.

L.M. Montgomery - Anne of Green Gables - Anne of the Island - Anne's House of Dreams - Further Chronicles of AvonleaHere are some of the hardback copies I have of L. M. Montgomery’s books. Someday I would like to find more of this edition.

Emily of New Moon, L. M. Montgomery, Novels, literature, Canada, Prince Edward IslandDuring 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.

L. M. Montgomery, Emily Climbs, Emily Novels, Canada, Prince Edward IslandNext in the series is Emily Climbs. I have just started reading this, but it follows Emily’s teenage years as she goes to school to become a teacher.

Emily's Quest, L. M. Montgomery, Canada, Emily Books, Prince Edward IslandThe 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?



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4 Responses to Lucy Maude Montgomery


    Darlene & I have enjoyed our four visits to Charlottetown, when our ship spent the day there. Before leaving home we checked out of the library and read about her childhood. During the cruise referenced above, we watched a sequel about her college years.

  2. BrookeM says:

    I spent my teenage years obsessed with Anne and the other books by LMM. I have read (and own) virtually everything she wrote, including short story anthologies and her journals. When I got married in 1997, my new husband took me to PEI for our honeymoon. As an adult, I’ve re-read the Anne series every decade or so. I also have always loved The Blue Castle. Happy reading!

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