3 Childhood Books Worth Revisiting:

Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables. I read the story of the adoption of a strong-willed child very differently as a parent myself. The entire series is both funny and moving, if slow at times—I appreciate the quality writing style and the very real human stories from all walks of life. This series has shaped my view of childhood.

Louisa May Alcott, Little Women. This is a great illustration of everyday life in a loving family. I found the story of Meg's early marriage particularly touching and edifying when I read it as a newlywed myself.

Willa Cather, My Antonia. My husband and I read this together recently and really enjoyed the quirky stories of life on the American frontier. I also considered it a good lesson on accepting and being content in your state of life and your circumstances, whatever they may be, as well as an example of genuine local community and good neighbors.

Rachel Meyer is a full-time wife and mother of two. She studies and blogs about the Theology of the Body as a hobby at Human Theology. You can find her articles for Ethika Politika here.