Sometimes my favorites are not as popular, but just as good.
Emily of New Moon. She lived on PEI just like Anne did, but her experience was different.
Emily always knew she wanted to be a writer--even though writing was forbidden to her at first. The cast of characters all unique: Aunt Elizabeth, Aunt Laura, Ilse, Dean, Perry, Teddy...
I found a kinship with Emily that I did not have with Anne. I have wanted to write for publication since my early teen years, so these books fed into those dreams. My dream is still to write a book for publication.
I think I will reread these books again, even though the bindings are all cracked and broken. Well-loved books, these, and according to the inside cover of the first book (I used to write my name and the date inside a book when it was mine), 31 years old this year.
To read more of this #31DaysofBooks series, visit the introduction post.