Twenty History Lane: Book of the Month (September 2018)- Rilla of Ingleside and/or The Guns of August

September 5, 2018

If you are joining in on the book of the month with Twenty History Lane (and I hope you will!) then for September we have two different options we are reading! You can choose to read one or both this month and we look forward to discussing them at the end of the month! For the month of September we will be focusing on the decade of 1910-1919 and the book choices are:

Rilla of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery
The Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman

Rilla of Ingleside, the 8th book in the popular "Anne of Green Gables" series tells the story of Anne's 14-year old daughter, Rilla. During this sweet coming of age book, Rilla dreams of her first dance and hoping for her first kiss but her life is disrupted and changed when her brother's go leave to fight in the "Great War". Originally published in 1921, L.M. Montgomery brings to light the way the war shaped and affected family members during this time.

The Guns of August, a Pulitzer Prize-winning book, by Barbara W. Tuchman, tells the story of the first month of World War I. Weaving historical details and characters, Tuchman shares the importance of the first 30 days of the summer of 1914 that will determine the course of the war. 

If you are joining in and reading Rilla of Ingleside or The Guns of August, this month and purchase a copy of one or both please email Twenty History Lane with proof of purchase (wherever you purchase it!).

TWL is committed to giving back to the community through The Novel Garden. Each month there will be a book of the month to read that will coincide with the time frame + focus that is being highlighted. If you choose to purchase the book 
TWL will match book-for-book purchased and donate the books to local children's hospitals, shelters, libraries, + group homes. All you need to do is send us an email to: with a confirmation of receipt of payment!

You can purchase Rilla of Ingleside or The Guns of August, where books are sold and on Amazon by clicking HERE(for Rilla of Ingleside) or HERE (for The Guns of August).

Looking to connect more with TWL? You can do so HERE

**Teachers- Both of these books are great book resources in different ways for the 1910-1919 decade if you are looking for book resources for this time period. Please stay tuned as teachers resources for this book will be available throughout the month for your use over at Twenty History Lane.**

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