8.22.2014

Three Less Popular Books by Very Popular Authors

     These authors are famous for their classic works, but did you know about these books?

     1.  And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie ~ My favorite Agatha Christie novel; A thrilling mystery! Do not read before bed (too scary!) Age 14+

“The oth­ers went up­stairs, a slow unwilling pro­ces­sion. If this had been an old house, with creak­ing wood, and dark shad­ows, and heav­ily pan­elled walls, there might have been an eerie feel­ing. But this house was the essence of moder­ni­ty. There were no dark corners - ​no pos­si­ble slid­ing pan­els - it was flood­ed with elec­tric light - every­thing was new and bright and shining. There was noth­ing hid­den in this house, noth­ing con­cealed. It had no at­mo­sphere about it. Some­how, that was the most fright­en­ing thing of all. They ex­changed good-​nights on the up­per land­ing. Each of them went in­to his or her own room, and each of them automatical­ly, al­most with­out con­scious thought, locked the door....”
 
Agatha Christie, And Then There Were None

     2.  The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare ~ She is the authoress of The Bronze Bow and The Sign of the Beaver, both of which you've probably had to read for school at some point in your life. This, despite the title, is not eerie. Age 12+

"What a pity every child couldn't learn to read under a willow tree..."

Elizabeth George Speare (The Witch of Blackbird Pond)

     3.  Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen ~ One of her less popular but still incredible romance novels. On my top ten books right now (along with And Then There Were None) Age 12+

"But when a young lady is to be a heroine, the perverseness of forty surrounding families cannot prevent her. Something must and will happen to throw a hero in her way."

Jane Austen (Northanger Abbey)

     That concludes the list. Have you ever read any of these?

~Madeline

4 comments:

  1. GREAT Austen and Christie picks...two of my faves as well!! Have never read Speare, but trust your opinion, so I'll be looking her up at the library soon!

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    1. She's awesome. :) She wrote mostly historical fiction.

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  2. I read all those Agatha Christie books with my mom when I was a teen. Loved them!

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