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I have a lot of fun doing these, hope you enjoy! I’d love to hear your answers, so if you’re reading this, consider yourself tagged 🙂
1. Totally should’ve gotten a sequel
Title: The Birth House
Author: Ami McKay
Published: 2007 by Vintage Canada
Canadian Historical Fiction
“The Birth House is the story of Dora Rare, the first daughter to be born in five generations of the Rare family. As a child in an isolated village in Nova Scotia, she is drawn to Miss Babineau, an outspoken Acadian midwife with a gift for healing and a kitchen filled with herbs and folk remedies. During the turbulent years of World War I, Dora becomes the midwife’s apprentice. Together, they help the women of Scots Bay through infertility, difficult labors, breech births, unwanted pregnancies and even unfulfilling sex lives.
When Gilbert Thomas, a brash medical doctor, comes to Scots Bay with promises of fast, painless childbirth, some of the women begin to question Miss Babineau’s methods – and after Miss Babineau’s death, Dora is left to carry on alone. In the face of fierce opposition, she must summon all of her strength to protect the birthing traditions and wisdom that have been passed down to her.
Filled with details that are as compelling as they are surprising-childbirth in the aftermath of the Halifax Explosion, the prescribing of vibratory treatments to cure hysteria and a mysterious elixir called Beaver Brew- The Birth House is an unforgettable tale of the struggles women have faced to maintain control over their own bodies and to keep the best parts of tradition alive in the world of modern medicine.”
2. Totally should’ve had a spin-off series
Title: The Little Giant of Aberdeen County
Author: Tiffany Baker
Published: 2009 by Grand Central Publishing
Adult, Contemporary, Historical Fiction
“A multi-generational tale with many dark aspects and a touch of witchcraft, The Little Giant of Aberdeen County is the story of Truly – a girl grown massive due to a pituitary problem. Reviled and brought up in poverty, Truly finds her calling and a future that none expected.
When Truly Plaice’s mother was pregnant, the town of Aberdeen joined together in betting how record-breakingly huge the baby boy would ultimately be. The girl who proved to be Truly paid the price of her enormity; her father blamed her for her mother’s death in childbirth and was totally ill equipped to raise either this giant child or her polar opposite sister Serena Jane, the epitome of feminine perfection. When he, too, relinquished his increasingly tenuous grip on life, Truly and Serena Jane are separated–Serena Jane to live a life of privilege as the future May Queen and Truly to live on the outskirts of town on the farm of the town sadsack, the subject of constant abuse and humiliation at the hands of her peers.
Serena Jane’s beauty proves to be her greatest blessing and her biggest curse, for it makes her the obsession of classmate Bob Bob Morgan, the youngest in a line of Robert Morgans who have been doctors in Aberdeen for generations. Though they have long been the pillars of the community, the earliest Robert Morgan married the town witch, Tabitha Dyerson, and the location of her fabled shadow book–containing mysterious secrets for healing and darker powers–has been the subject of town gossip ever since. Bob Bob Morgan, one of Truly’s biggest tormentors, does the unthinkable to claim the prize of Serena Jane and changes the destiny of all Aberdeen from there on.
When Serena Jane flees town and a loveless marriage to Bob Bob, it is Truly who must become the woman of a house that she did not choose and mother to her eight-year-old nephew Bobbie. Truly’s brother-in-law is relentless and brutal; he criticizes her physique and the limitations of her health as a result and degrades her more than any one human could bear. It is only when Truly finds her calling–the ability to heal illness with herbs and naturopathic techniques–hidden within the folds of Robert Morgan’s family quilt, that she begins to regain control over her life and herself. Unearthed family secrets, however, will lead to the kind of betrayal that eventually break the Morgan family apart forever, but Truly’s reckoning with her own demons allows for both an uprooting of Aberdeen County, and the possibility of love in unexpected places.”
3. An author who totally should write more books
Tiffany Baker, the author of The Little Giant of Aberdeen County. I haven’t read her other three books yet, but I see she hasn’t published anything since 2014. I loved The Little Giant so much, I really need to read her other books ASAP.
4. A character who totally should’ve ended up with someone else
Hermione should’ve ended up with Harry.
5. Totally should’ve ended differently
Author: Stephen King
Published: 2014 by Scribner
Don’t get me wrong – I did like the ending. It was jaw-dropping. However, my curiosity would love to have an alternate ending.
6. Totally should’ve had a movie franchise
WHY has this not happened yet!?!?!
7. Totally should’ve had a TV show
The books are too long for a movie to REALLY do the story justice. A TV show would provide the time to share this epic adventure without leaving anything out. Imagine bingeing 10 seasons of Harry Potter on Netflix. YES PLEASE!
8. Totally should’ve had only one point of view
Title: Little Deaths
Author: Emma Flint
Published: 2017 by Hachette Books
Mystery, Historical Fiction, Thriller, Crime
Inspired by a true story.
9. Totally should have a cover change
See question 8. Don’t like this cover at all.
10. Totally should’ve kept the original covers
I don’t really pay attention to cover changes. I do like the UK versions of the Harry Potter book series than the American (or any other version).
11. Totally should’ve stopped at book one
The Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind, or The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan. Not because I don’t like them. I have read most of the books in both series, but didn’t finish. It’s been so long since I’ve read them that I feel the need to go back and start at the beginning…but it’s a huge commitment! I just wish they weren’t so long 😦