Ok, that title sounds weird, but I just really love to collect Little Women by Louisa May Alcott! Why? It’s my absolute favourite book of all time and let me tell you why.
In case you don’t know what Little Women is about, here’s a short synopsis:
Meg is the eldest and on the brink of love. Then there’s tomboy Jo who longs to be a writer. Sweet-natured Beth always puts others first, and finally there’s Amy, the youngest and most precocious. Together they are the March sisters. Even though money is short, times are tough and their father is away at war, their infectious sense of fun sweeps everyone up in their adventures – including Laurie, the boy next door. And through sisterly squabbles, their happy times and sad ones too, the sisters discover that growing up is sometimes very hard to do.
Ok, that makes it sound quite boring, but it really isn’t haha! I really love Jo, so much so that I even want to name a child after her. It’s a story about sisterhood, independence, it has feminist undertones, and it’s an actual real story. When you read it you don’t feel like it’s a fantastic story, it’s like watching true events happening. The things the girls experience seems like something we all could experience in the mid 19th century. I always hoped to be like Jo: headstrong, independent, gifted, bad ass. But I’m more of a Meg, a girl who loves family life, who loves to take care of others and wants to look good herself, and is happy with domestic life. And that’s what’s great about the girls, they are so real!
The story is so incredibly special to me and it’s the only book I want to own multiple copies of and the only book I really allow myself to buy multiple copies of. But, there are many copies I still want but don’t own yet! So here’s a short little blogpost about all the editions I still want to get! 😉
And that’s it! Hopefully a lot of the series I collect will do Little Women as well, so I can have ALL of the pretty editions!!
What are books you collect? 🙂