When thinking of good books to read in the spring, people tend to think of those that you keep in your beach bag. But in this series, we are bringing you a new perspective on what constitutes a spring read. When thinking about your potential TBR this month, consider topics on renewal and rebirth.
We have in mind themes that mimic the idea of earth bursting to life after a long, cold winter. A book that greatly has this theme of starting anew and second chances is Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery.
The story follows an eleven-year-old feisty, red-headed girl named Anne Shirley. It follows her childhood through the years spent at her home in Green Gables.
The story begins with her arrival at the Prince Edward Island farm of Miss Marilla Cuthbert and Mr. Matthew Cuthber who had decided to adopt a young boy to help out on the farm. However, through a misunderstanding, the orphanage sends Anne Shirley instead. While the Cuthbert’s are at first determined to return Anne to the orphanage, after a few days they decide instead to keep her.
Anne is imaginative, youthful, and energetic. She has no trouble making friends at her local country school, but there are people that bully her for her red hair. She makes rivals with classmate Gilbert Blythe, who teases her about her red hair, and has unfortunate run-ins with the unpleasant Pye sisters.
This is a story that is commonly adored amongst younger generations, but it is truly beloved by all.
What makes this book perfect for the springtime is the spring fever it exudes. It takes place on a sunny farm in Avonlea. A famous quote that comes from the book is from Anne of Green Gables herself, “Nothing ever seems impossible in the springtime.”
Reading this book, or the entire series, it is hard not to catch spring fever.
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