Jólabókaflóð 2017

26 Dec


I hope you had a lovely Jólabókaflóð.  I certainly did. Here is a list of the books I received:


Maud: A Novel Inspired by the Life of L. M. Montgomery by Melanie J. Fishbane

Publisher’s Summary: Fourteen-year-old Lucy Maud Montgomery — Maud to her friends — has a dream: to go to college and become a writer, just like her idol, Louisa May Alcott. But living with her grandparents on Prince Edward Island, she worries that this dream will never come true. Her grandfather has strong opinions about a woman’s place in the world, and they do not include spending good money on college. Luckily, she has a teacher to believe in her, and good friends to support her, including Nate, the Baptist minister’s stepson and the smartest boy in the class. If only he weren’t a Baptist; her Presbyterian grandparents would never approve. Then again, Maud isn’t sure she wants to settle down with a boy — her dreams of being a writer are much more important.

But life changes for Maud when she goes out West to live with her father and his new wife and daughter. Her new home offers her another chance at love, as well as attending school, but tensions increase as Maud discovers her stepmother’s plans for her, which threaten Maud’s future — and her happiness forever.


Romeo And/Or Juliet: A Chooseable Path Adventure by Ryan North

Publisher’s Summary: Romeo loves Juliet. Or Rosaline. And Juliet loves Romeo. Or Viola. Or Orlando. It’s Shakespeare as you’ve never played him before.

6 Responses to “Jólabókaflóð 2017”

  1. arjeha December 26, 2017 at 7:48 am #

    What a great list of books. I am intrigued by Romeo and/or Juliet. Wishing you a healthy and Happy New Year.

  2. Stacey Shubitz December 26, 2017 at 8:17 am #

    Where were you on Sunday when I finished a book and was looking for a new title? 😉 (Thankfully, between Instagram and Twitter I got plenty of suggestions.)

    I adore this Icelandic tradition. What’s better than a book!??!

  3. Anna Maria December 26, 2017 at 10:00 am #

    This Icelandic tradition is one that I’ve always loved and would love to take part in. Maud sounds like a book I would thoroughly enjoy reading. I’ll have to see if my local library has it when I visit there later.

  4. Lisa Corbett December 26, 2017 at 4:20 pm #

    Looks like a good list! I’ve been trying to add more “grown-up” books to my TBR list!

  5. wahooteacher December 26, 2017 at 5:19 pm #

    I love this tradition! As a fan of L.M. Montgomery, I need to check out Maud! Thank you for sharing your new books!

  6. Brian Rozinsky December 26, 2017 at 5:20 pm #

    Book flood — *that* is a winning concept, one for which I’m now eager to pin down the appropriate Icelandic punctuation!

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