Join the challenge! 2018 Louisa May Alcott Reading Challenge is underway.

Just a quick note that the In The Bookcase blog has started their annual Louisa May Alcott reading challenge. It will run through the month of June. All you have to do is create a list of books to read either by Louisa May Alcott or about Louisa May Alcott and read them. Here are the details:

How to take part in the June reading challenge:

  • Compile your list of Louisa May Alcott books that you would like to read, finish reading, or maybe re-read during June. Even books about L.M.A. (and the Alcott family) are welcome—biographies, fictionalized accounts of her life, etc. Your goal could be 1 book, 5 books, or short stories. To supply more options, you may decide to download audio book or e-books
  • Write a blog post or social media post explaining all about the books you want to read for this challenge. Grab the challenge button and include it in your post, so that others can find the challenge too
  • Link up below! Every time you share an update or, say, a book review, add it to our ongoing linky. I’ll be stopping by to see your progress! The linky is the main headquarters of this reading challenge, so that the other participants can follow everyone’s progress just by taking a look at the list of all the posts
  • Next step: Start reading the books on your list! The challenge starts now and goes through June 30th. (You may begin reading at any point within this timeline.)
  • Browse through the other participants’ blog posts, to see what everyone else is reading, and be sure to leave comments when you can. The only thing better than enjoying a good book, is enjoying it with like-minded friends!
  • Enter the giveaway! See details here. 3 people will WIN!!!
  • Finally, when you have reached your goal, or by the time the challenge is ending: Tell us about what you accomplished over the course of the challenge. Include any closing thoughts, or what you think of Louisa May Alcott now that you’ve read more of her works, etc.

As I am a painfully slow reader, I will only include 2 on my list.

Jo’s Boys

Long overdue for this one!

Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy: The Story of Little Women and Why It Still Matters.

Secondly, I am going to cheat and include a book I have already read because I’m dying to talk about it. And that is Anne Boyd Rioux’s new book on Little Women.

What are you reading? Click here to join the  challenge!



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4 Replies to “Join the challenge! 2018 Louisa May Alcott Reading Challenge is underway.”

  1. So glad you could join, Susan!!! What excellent choices you’ve selected, I’m sure. I will be excited to hear your in-depth thoughts on each later in the month. 🙂 I’m revealing my selections for the challenge tomorrow on my blog… and it’s too long of a list — but I’m ever hopeful!


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