- Malory Towers
The series (aimed at the 10-15 female reader) was a favourite of mine from childhood and one I have loved revisiting. The stories focus on Darrell Rivers and then her younger sister Felicity as they make their way up, through an all-girls boarding school on the Cornish coast. It is a world of manners, respect for elders, phrases such as "jolly good" and "play up," matrons, sports, darning and playing tricks on unsuspecting teachers. You walk with the characters as they learn lessons, persevere through difficulties, overcome, become better people and all without the intrusion of technology as the girls enjoy reading, country walks and the odd sneaky midnight feast.
We should complete our current Malory Towers book by the end of the month and I'm looking forward to revisiting the Katy Did books with James as our next read aloud, following the reading of the final Malory Towers volume.
- Funscreen (free e-book, Craig A. Falconer)
- Colony Z: The Island (Book 1/4, free e-book, Luke Shephard)
- Ready or Not (Aggie' Inheritance Series, free at the time e-book, Chautona Havig)
There may have been more I read but these are all that spring to mind. The plan for the rest of the month (all four days) is finish the penulatimate to knuckle under with my borrowed book on weaning (more details in May's book list which I'll put up on the first).