Well, it’s October. My apologies for skimping on the postings recently, I am a government worker (in communications) and we are experiencing something we’d like to call a ‘government shutdown.’ So, needless to say, it has been a little busy in the workplace.
There are many reasons that I love October. Pumpkin spice lattes, crisp fall leaves, changing temperatures, the smell of fireplaces, the beautiful flora orange and yellow colors, sweet candy, caramel apples, riding boots – the list continues.
October is a good month to pick up a classic book and just read with a cup of hot tea by your side. Classics warm the heart and the soul. Here are a few of my favorite classic books that would be great reads at home in a comfy chair with wooly socks!
Anne of Green Gables
What is not to like about a 1908 novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery? It’s about a little girl on an ancestral farm, Green Gables! Anne is a talkative and happy girl despite living an impoverished life as an orphan. She has a great imagination and is often pictured on book covers with red hair. This is an ideal book to warm your soul – especially for the women out there!
This is one of my favorite books of all time. This is a love story. I literally soaked the pages of my paperback with tears as I read this story. It takes place in 1801 in a manor house called Thrushcross Grange in the isolated moor country of England. It’s about two children who fall in love. However, as they grow older, their social classes keep them apart. If you are looking for a true love story – check out this book. The ending is beautiful.
This book, written by Louisa May Alcott, is a true classic. Growing up with just a sister as a sibling, this story about a family of girls touches my heart. It is about the bond of a family – namely 4 sisters. Set in the Civil War time period, it centers on poverty and endurance. This books outlines the strength of women and, don’t worry, there is a love story interwoven in the pages.
Bonus: I just want to give a shout out to our veterans. I had the opportunity this week to help numeroud Honor Flight participants experience the World War Two Memorial, despite the government shutdown. That is why I have been MIA for a few days. God bless our troops and thank you from the bottom of my heart for your fervent service. You are the greatest generation!