Connect 5 Friday


It’s Friday once again and that means it’s time for Connect Five Friday, hosted at Book Date by Kathryn – the meme where we share five book/reading things that connect in some way.

This week I rediscovered Daddy-Long-Legs and I enjoyed it as much now as I did as a teenager. A lovely story of an orphan, written in 1912 by Jean Webster. As I investigated, I realized that there were so many books written before 1920 that are now considered classics – many though,  that I haven’t read.

Here are 5 of these classics:

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Anne of Green Gables by L.M.Montgomery. First published in 1908, it is the only one of the 5 that I have read. And loved! The notion of kindred friends still really resonates. I’ve watched all the movie and TV versions and read several of the Anne books as well.


2 by Frances Hodgson Burnett. I’m surprised really that I haven’t read either, although I have just ordered an ebook  of The Secret Garden through the library and plan to read it asap.

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The Secret Garden(1910)                    A Little Princess (1905)


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The Railway Children by E Nesbit was published in 1906.  Nesbit wrote many books – none of which I have read.


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The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame, was published in 1908


Which of these classics have you read, loved??

7 thoughts on “Connect 5 Friday

  1. I have of course read Anne of Green Gables series but not sure about the others. I did know of The Secret Garden and The Wind in the Willows though and did read a little of that.

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