Louisa May Alcott Reading Challenge


Tarissa at In the Bookcase hosts the Louisa May Alcott Reading Challenge this month. You can find details and prize information here.

I’d like to read at least two books for the challenge.

  • A biography,  Invincible Louisa by Cornelia Meigs
  •  A Long Fatal Love Chase by Louisa. This was one of her “sensational novels” that she, like Jo in Little Women, wrote for quick money. It was recently rediscovered and printed. It will be interesting to see that side of Alcott.

I may also try to listen to Little Women again. I have read it several times and listened an audiobook of it at least once. I recently watched the new PBS remake, and I know they arranged some parts out of order, but for others I am not sure if I am remembering the book or the 1994 film. At any rate, I am hankering to go through the book again. I am making good time on my Back to the Classics challenge, so I think I have time for a detour. 🙂 But we’ll see.

4 thoughts on “Louisa May Alcott Reading Challenge

  1. Thanks for joining the challenge, Barbara!

    I enjoyed ‘Invincible Louisa’ myself, last year. It’s a good biography, although there’s a few facts in it that are out-dated. Also, I’m excited that you chose to read ‘Love Chase’, as that’s one of my current picks… just a few chapters in so far, and it’s certainly a gripping story.

    Later in the month, I’ll look forward to hearing your thoughts on these books!


  2. This month is so busy already, I doubt I’ll get around to a LMA book. But, I look forward to reading your reviews! The PBS version did make me think about Little Women again for the first time in years. I read it in third grade — it was my first “big book” — and honestly I think I was a bit too young for it at the time.

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