Re-reading A Ring of Endless Light was great fun. Even though it is, at best, a young adult novel, I got caught up in the characters. Madeleine L’Engle was an amazingly talented writer. My plan was to return to novels that make me feel less like a cheat and more like an adult this week. However, Ring was so good that I’ve chose to read the sequel this week. The book is called Troubling a Star and is the last in L’Engle’s Austin series. Highly recommended. As an adult, I can analyse the characters with a sense of nostalgia. Remember the world as a teenager?
For those of you who are also working through this challenge– if you find yourself slowing down or feeling like leaving the challenge, do try reading a very simple and easy book. For me, at very least, it was just the trick for re-gaining momentum.
This does make me feel a bit of a cheat, but I’ll push through the shame one more week and read another novel well below my age group. 😉
L’Engle, Madeleine. Troubling a Star. New York: Bantam Doubleday Dell. Print.