Thursday, April 27, 2023

Books from the Backlog - The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables

Today I'm linking up with Carole from Carole's Random Life of Books for Books from the Backlog.  I really enjoy the chance to feature a book that's been hiding in the piles of books for far too long!

Goodreads:  The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables by Catherine Reid

Blurb:  Anne of Green Gables is a worldwide phenomenon that has sold over fifty million copies and inspired numerous films, plays, musicals, and television series. It has turned Prince Edward Island into a multimillion-dollar tourist destination visited by hundreds of thousands of people each year. In The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables, Catherine Reid reveals how Lucy Maud Montgomery’s deep connection to the landscape inspired her to write Anne of Green Gables. From the Lake of Shining Waters and the Haunted Wood to Lover’s Lane, readers will be immersed in the real places immortalized in the novel. Using Montgomery’s journals, archives, and scrapbooks, Reid explores the many similarities between Montgomery and her unforgettable heroine, Anne Shirley. The lush package includes Montgomery’s hand-colorized photographs, the illustrations originally used in Anne of Green Gables, and contemporary and historical photography.

Why It Needs to Come Off the Shelf:  Anne is one of my favorite books and this will be a pleasure to read thru but for some reason I haven't even opened it and I've had it for a ridiculous amount of time.


  1. This sounds fabulous! 🤗 I'm looking forward to your thoughts. 📗

  2. I am such a fan of Anne! Thank you for featuring this book.

  3. PEI is on my travel bucket list. I've got family history connections in Nova Scotia, so I'm planning a trip there sometime this year or next. It looks SO beautiful. This book sounds like an excellent guide.

  4. Sounds like an interesting one, maybe one to browse and sort of slow read.