I finished 2019 by reading these two children’s books.
The Saturdays by Elizabeth Enright
I really liked this one. It was published in 1941. With the Agatha Christie books and this one, I was put into a real pre-war mood. The novel is quite similar to the Boxcar Children as well.
I thought there was a lot of clever writing and it makes me miss this early 20th century writing style. No one writes like this anymore.
December 29-30, 2019.
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
This has a good premise. It was written and set in the 1960s and I definitely thought of “Mad Men” in a couple of moments. There was some fun moments in the book, but I didn’t love it like I did with the Saturdays or other children’s books. I can’t say why exactly. It’s similar to how I felt about Pippi Longstocking.
December 31, 2019.