Update: I'm finished with Five Little Peppers. The Peppers are horribly poor, too poor for the children to go to school, too poor to celebrate Christmas, too poor to even buy an envelope to mail a letter in. Then the Peppers meet Jasper and their lives do a complete turnaround.
Five years I've had the Five Little Peppers. I've finally completed it!
Next up: Beasts by Joyce Carol Oates. This one I've only had four years!