Sorry for the late post today, I thought I could finish this before I had to leave for work. As you can tell, that didn’t work.
With the Easter holidays upon us, instead of hiding eggs in the garden, I thought I help you to find the perfect book to read for the holiday. I have three suggestions for you today. So hopefully, you will find the best book to tuck into your Easter basket this year.
Let’s get the obvious one out of the way. I mean how am I meant to recommend books for Easter without mentioning Watership Down?
Watership Down by Richard Adams is as beautifully written as it is brutal. While the movie adaptation is infamous for emotionally scaring young viewers, the book is incredible.
After Fiver has a horrific vision of the warren fields being covered in blood, a group of rabbits leave to avoid the devastation. On the journey, they face threats daily but are determined to find a new warren. They will need to use every trick in the book to survive. Throughout the book, we are told the legends of El-ahrairah, the Prince of the Rabbits. These myths tie in with the events in the book as you can see that is where certain tactics originate.
I love both versions, but I prefer the book as it goes into more detail surrounding the myths and the characters are more fleshed out. It is dense but a great read. I have written a full review in the past, so for more details, check it out.
For a lighter reading option, another British classic. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll are great at any time of the year, especially in spring. Plus, it seems appropriate to follow the white rabbit at Easter. Even for adult readers, these whimsical tales are still enchanting and bonkers. They can easily be read in a day, so if you just want a simple read for Easter Sunday, this is a good pick.
I don’t know about you, but when I think of Easter, the first thing I think of is chocolate. Chocolat by Joanne Harris is the first in the four-part series of the same name.
In the small French village of Lansquenet, things are still run the old fashioned way by old fashioned folk. Little seems to have changed in about 100 years. That is until a new chocolate shop opens for business. The owner, Vianne Rocher, makes an impact on the community. Tempting them to try something different. Set during Easter, it is the perfect read for the holiday. Magic and chocolate are one hell of a combination, after all.
Just to warn you, the vivid chocolate descriptions will make you hungry, so maybe keep a snack on hand.
Are you reading anything special for Easter this year? Please let me know!
I agree with you. Watership Down is a classic of anthropomorphic fantasy. The animation was pretty darned good too.
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