Announcing the Second Annual Laura Ingalls Wilder Reading Challenge

I had such a good time at last year’s Laura Ingall’s Wilder Reading Challenge that I wanted to do it again!

Laura was born February 7, 1867 and died February 10, 1957, so February seemed a fitting month to honor her. Many of us grew up reading the Little House books, and interest was renewed several years ago when the TV series was popular. I don’t know if there has ever been a time when there wasn’t interest in the Little House series since it first came out. They are enjoyable as children’s books, but they are enjoyable for adults as well. It’s fascinating to explore real pioneer roots and heartening to read of the family relationships and values.

For the reading challenge in February, you can read anything Laura has written or anything written about Laura. You can read alone or with your children or a friend. You can read just one book or several throughout the month — whatever works with your schedule. If you’d like to prepare some food or crafts somehow relating to Laura or her books, that would be really neat too.

On Feb 1 I’ll have a post up where you can sign in and let us know you’ll be participating and what you think you’d like to read that month. That way we can peek in on each other through the month and see how it’s going (that’s half the fun of a reading challenge). On Feb. 28, I’ll have another post where you can share with us links to your wrap-up post. Of course if you want to post through the month as you read, as well, that would be great, and I might share those from time to time. You don’t have to have a blog to participate: you can just leave your impressions in the comments if you like.

So, what do you think? Anyone interested? Make plans now to join us this February — I’m looking forward to seeing you then!

Feel free to grab the button for the challenge to use in your post:

Laura Ingalls Wilder Reading Challenge
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16 thoughts on “Announcing the Second Annual Laura Ingalls Wilder Reading Challenge

  1. I am so glad it is in February! At first I thought it was January and I am consumed right now with L.M. Montgomery books. I will be here. I would like to find something other than the Little House series, read them several times. We are going to Mansfield this May to visit the home of Laura! I am very excited! I now will need to dig up some books for next month! Thanks for sharing Barbara!

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  3. What a fun idea, Barbara. Last year I read all of the Little House books for the first time and thoroughly enjoyed them. And it prompted me to make apples and onions, I believe, for the first time, which was one of Almanzo’s childhood favorites.

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  7. Hi Barbara,
    I found your challenge via Joyful Reader’s blog … I would love to participate with my homeschooled 10 & 8 y/o daughters. Though we are in the middle of a move, I think sitting down with the Little House series/set would be the idea way to relax during a stressful, albeit exciting time in our family’s life. Today is the 1st and we don’t have the first book, but I will make it out to the bookstore and/or library this weekend to get started. Also, my daughters just found out we’ll be participating and they are really looking forward to it! Thank you for hosting this challenge.

    In Him~

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