Louisa May Alcott Reading Challenge


Tarissa at In the Bookcase hosts a Louisa May Alcott Reading Challenge every June. The idea is to encourage reading or listening to books by or about Louisa or about her family during June.

I’m planning to read The Other Alcott by Elise Hooper, a fictionalized account of Louisa’s youngest sister, May, on whom Amy was based in the Little Women books.

I just ordered The Little Women Treasury used from Amazon. I am not sure yet if I’ll read it through or just peruse parts of it: I’ll decide when I see it.

I would love to listen to The Inheritance by Louisa – I enjoyed the film version a few years ago. But so far I have not found it available on either audio or Kindle, and I am not sure the library has it (found the title online but the page showed a different book.) If I can’t find this one, I might reread Eight Cousins or Rose in Bloom, as it’s been years since I read either.

Hop on over to Tarissa‘s if you’d like to join in the challenge!


6 thoughts on “Louisa May Alcott Reading Challenge

  1. Hi Barbara,
    I was really looking forward to seeing your booklist — and I’m ever so delighted you’re joining the challenge again. You’ve chosen some lovely books here, two of which we’ll both be reading together in June. 🙂

    I found one option for you on downloading “The Inheritance” as a free e-book on archive.org. If you’ve never read an e-book from this website, it’s not exactly the same as other ebooks that you might get from Amazon or your library… these books are manually scanned in, page by page. You’re reading from an actual photo scan of a each page. If you’re interested in checking it out, they have 2 different editions of this title. If you borrow a book, you get it for 2 weeks.

    I hope this helps! 🙂 Have fun reading during the challenge.

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