With the month of February comes the annual Laura Ingalls Wilder Reading Challenge, which will take place February 1-29. Since this is a leap year, we have an extra day!
Last year I shared why I thought Laura Ingalls Wilder was still worth reading.
The idea is to read anything by or about Laura Ingalls Wilder. Some have also incorporated some LIW activities during that month. It’s not required, but I love to see and hear about it.
I chose February for this challenge since her birth and death both occurred in February. If you’re looking for something other than the Little House books, I posted a Laura-related book list here.
I’ll have a sign-up post here on February 1st. You can join in any time during the month. You don’t have to have a blog to participate, but if you do, I welcome you to post about the books you read or any activities you might do. I’ll have a wrap-up post here on Feb. 29 where you can share your individual posts and/or a summary post. If you don’t have a blog, you can let us know in the comments on that post what you read. If you do your reviewing on GoodReads, yo can link that post as well.
No need to share now what you are going to read: you can save that for our sign-up post Feb. 1. I just wanted to give you a heads-up that the Laura Ingalls Wilder Reading Challenge is coming!
You may have noticed the title of this post mentioned the last LIW reading challenge. I’ve enjoyed hosting this challenge since 2012. I’ve thought about ending it the last couple of years due to waning participation and coming to an end of Laura-related things I wanted to read. But each year I’d come across another interesting book or two and decide to keep on. Now, however, I believe it’s time for me to draw this challenge to a close. If someone else would like to take it up next year, I’d be happy for you to do so.
For now, we’ll have one last hurrah here. I’m sure I’ll read the whole series again some time in the future. I have at least one other book in mind for this year’s challenge: I’ll let you know what it is on the February sign-up post, and I look forward to seeing your choices then, too!
(Update: the sign-up post is here.)