Thanks to Dini @ Dini Panda Reads, I’m adding Goodreads Monday to my weekly meme schedule, and I’m excited to do this one. This weekly meme was started by @Lauren’s Page Turners and it invites you to pick a book from your TBR and explain why you want to read it.
So Many Beginnings
by Bethany C. Morrow
Series: Remixed Classics #2
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release Date: September 7, 2021
Genre: YA Historical Fiction / Retelling
Length: 304 pages
Four young Black sisters come of age during the American Civil War in So Many Beginnings, a warm and powerful YA remix of the classic novel Little Women by national bestselling author Bethany C. Morrow.
North Carolina, 1863. As the American Civil War rages on, the Freedmen’s Colony of Roanoke Island is blossoming, a haven for the recently emancipated. Black people have begun building a community of their own, a refuge from the shadow of the old life. It is where the March family has finally been able to safely put down roots with four young daughters:
Meg, a teacher who longs to find love and start a family of her own.
Jo, a writer whose words are too powerful to be contained.
Beth, a talented seamstress searching for a higher purpose.
Amy, a dancer eager to explore life outside her family’s home.
As the four March sisters come into their own as independent young women, they will face first love, health struggles, heartbreak, and new horizons. But they will face it all together.
For one, it’s written by Bethany C. Morrow. There’s no way I’m not going to read a book written by Bethany C. Morrow.
Two, it’s a remix to a classic that I personally have never read before, but keep hearing amazing things about. I know there’s a movie adaptation with one of my favorite actors (Emma Watson) and I didn’t even watch that one either. The original story never appealed to me, I guess. And I’m the worst when it comes to classics. But this is a remix, and already from what I got to read from BookishFirst, I am already sucked in to this story from the get go.
I’m actually really happy that I don’t really know much of the original story, because I can go into this with fresh eyes, not tainted by what I “think” the book should be like. No, no. I want to be able to read this as Morrow intended it to be, and I know it’s going to be absolutely amazing. I can’t wait to get a copy when it releases, and for those who were able to get an ARC, I envy you! I hope you enjoyed it and I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it!
So I didn’t realize that this was just one book in a series of Remixed Classics, and I’m so freaking excited to read them all! Did you know that? I hope they do more than the five listed on Goodreads right now, but even if they don’t, I am so excited to read all of these books! It looks like they are all going to be super great! Plus maybe this will get me to read some version of a classic since I usually steer clear of the original classics.