Books for Little Women Fans

Books for Little Women fans

This list of books seems wonderful if you’re a Little Women fan. I have read some of them and some are on the TBR list. I look forward to those I haven’t read.

Meg & Jo

By Virginia Kantra

Sense and Sensibility

By Jane Austen

The Fountain Overflows

By Rebecca West

Slow Poison

By Sheila Bosworth

The Group

By Mary McCarthy

Our Father

By Marilyn French

Practical Magic

By Alice Hoffman

Three Sisters

By Norma Fox Mazer

Charming Novels of Classic Heroines

By Louisa May Alcott, Frances Hodgson Burnett, L. M. Montgomery, Kate Douglas Wiggin and Eleanor H. Porter

Little House in the Big Woods

By Laura Ingalls Wilder


By Geraldine Brooks

The Nightingale

By Kristin Hannah

Three Wishes

By Liane Moriarty

Retelling of Classics

Retelling of classics

These 23 books are told about in the above linked article. They are all retellings of classic books.

Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi

A retelling of: Frankenstein

Destroyer by Victor LaValle

A retelling of: Frankenstein

Dark and Deepest Red by Anna-Marie McLemore

A retelling of: “The Red Shoes”

Einstein Intersection by Samuel R. Delany

A retelling of: Orpheus/Eurydice

Never Look Back by Lilliam Rivera (September 1, 2020)

A retelling of: Orpheus/Eurydice

The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

A retelling of: Persephone/Hades

Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi

A retelling of: Hansel and Gretel…sort of

A Blade So Black and A Dream So Dark by L.L. McKinney

A retelling of: Alice in Wonderland

Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust (May 12, 2020)

A retelling of: The Shahnameh

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (June 30, 2020)

A retelling of: Every crumbling, haunted, Gothic house tale

Burning Roses by S.L. Huang (September 29, 2020)

A retelling of: Red Riding Hood and the Hou Yi myth

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh

A retelling of: One Thousand and One Nights

Scavenge the Stars by Tara Sim

A retelling of: The Count of Monte Cristo

The Changeling by Victor LaValle

A retelling of: Dark Norse myths

Boy Snow Bird by Helen Oyeyemi

A retelling of: Snow White

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao

A retelling of: Snow White

Pride by Ibi Zoboi

A retelling of: Pride and Prejudice

Ash by Malinda Lo

A retelling of: Cinderella

Of Curses and Kisses Sandhya Menon

A retelling of: Beauty and the Beast

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

A retelling of: The Wizard of Oz

The Magnolia Sword by Sherry Thomas

A retelling of: Mulan

The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle

A retelling of: “The Horror of Red Hook”

Wicked Fox by Kat Cho

A retelling of: Korean Gumiho Tales

The Call of the Wild

I had multiple credits available at the movie theater, since I hadn’t gone to any movies lately, at least not at the theater that takes the credits. There just hadn’t been much that I wanted to see.

Yesterday, I decided that I should see The Call of the Wild, since I’d heard so many good things about the book, which I haven’t read yet.

I think the movie was well done. I was a little stressed by the violence in the movie, but thankfully, they didn’t show much blood or obvious deaths. Just that they went missing.

I had it in my brain that I knew how it was going to end, but I was wrong. I don’t know if I’ll ever read the book, but I’m glad I know the story now. I do assume that the book was better, but the movie was pretty good.

The Dog Doesn’t Die

The dog doesn’t die

The above linked article talks about a website you can visit to read books that are rewritten so that the dog doesn’t die in the end, like the originals. It covers books like Cujo, Old Yeller, and Where the Red Fern Grows.

I am not too sure about these books, since, at least in Old Yeller and Cujo, the dog’s death is a major part of the book. One of these days I’ll check out the rewrites, though. Maybe.

The Color Purple

Banned books

The Color Purple – Alice Walker

Women’s history month tribute

Thirty day book challenge, day 13

I read this for bookclub last year, but it’s shown up on many lists. This book is another case where the book outshines the movie. The movie was limited by the acceptance of mainstream audiences. It glosses over many of the important topics in the book.

I watched the movie as a kid, and then watched it again after I read the book for bookclub. I understood a lot more, simply because I was an adult, but more that I had read the book.

It definitely should have been part of women’s history month. I really adored this book.

Why It’s Important to Read Uncomfortable Books

Uncomfortable books

The above linked article talks about how important it is for kids to read books that make them uncomfortable, since history was messy, and they need to know about history. They shouldn’t be sheltered. The books below were mentioned in the article. I’ve only read one of the books, but it was wonderful and I don’t regret reading it at all. The others are in my TBR pile. Classics.

The Grapes of Wrath

 Uncle Tom’s Cabin 

 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

To Kill a Mockingbird

Classics for Beginners

classics for beginners

The above linked article names these books as good beginning books for those who want to start reading the classics.  There is a video explaining why we should read classics, but it’s long, so I am watching it in pieces.  The other thing that isn’t brought up is that most of these are easy to get at the libraries.

Don Quixote

Jane Eyre

Wuthering Heights

To kill a mockingbird

Pride and prejudice


Adventures of huckleberry Finn


The odyssey

Moby dick