A month-long reading challenge dedicated to one of my favorite authors? Sign me up! Literally; this post is my announcement which will link to the host’s sign-up post.
This is an annual reading challenge which I have participated in since 2019, but until a few days ago I wasn’t sure it was going to happen this year. I’m so glad it is! There are so many good stories by and/or about Louisa May Alcott. Having a dedicated month each year to explore these books is fun, and I always end up learning something new and usually add to my TBR list.
The premise of the challenge is simple: read books by or about Louisa May Alcott. There is a linkup on the host’s website where you can share a list of the books you want to read and any other posts you write related to the challenge, such as reviews. From there you can see what other participants are reading and talking about as well.
My LMA TBR List:
- Little Men by Louisa May Alcott (reread)
- Little Men and Jo’s Boys run together in my mind, so I would like to take the opportunity to read just one this year and try to sort out what happens when/where.
- The Other Alcott by Elise Hooper
- Jo & Laurie by Margaret Stohl & Melissa de la Cruz
- I’m a bit hesitant about this one since the entire premise is to change the ending Jo & Laurie get in Little Women and because I do not honestly have much respect for most of de la Cruz’s works, but I’m also intrigued and know that I will appreciate having a book that is supposed to be a quicker read on the TBR list.
- As a side note, if I’m going to read a retelling that sets out to change the ending, The Courtship of Jo March by Trix Wilkins comes very highly recommended. However, my library does not carry it, and I’m not at a point where I want to purchase it or attempt to ILL it.
Louisa May Alcott is my favorite classic author. Jane Austen is cool, but I would choose a LMA book over an Austen title (almost) any day. I’m thrilled that Tarissa hosts this challenge each year, giving us a chance to talk about her life and works all month long. I may have to revise my June TBR list though, since I listed two more books for this challenge here than I did in that original post.
Do you have a favorite classic author?
Until the next chapter,