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{The End} of the Louisa May Alcott Challenge

"Let my name stand among those who are willing to bear ridicule and reproach for the truth's sake, and so earn some right to rejoice when the victory is won."
— Louisa May Alcott

It is over. The Louisa May Alcott reading challenge is over, my friends!
(Or, at least, today is the last day of the challenge, but if you're still reading books for your goal, then you get to enjoy her beautiful writings for a little bit longer.)

I'm terribly excited for everyone that accompanied me in this literary venture to explore and be charmed by Miss Alcott's writings. I had been planning for months to read the Little Women trilogy, and simply couldn't wait for the extra time I would have in the summer to read the books. My happiness only increased knowing that other girls would be enjoying the same author with me.

To finish off this reading challenge, I would love it if the participants would write up a post to tell what you accomplished reading for the LMA challenge, and perhaps any other thoughts you may have regarding Miss Alcott or her writings! Make sure to link up your post below and visit the other blogs on the list.

2012 Summer reading challenge hosted at

My personal conclusion: I immensely enjoyed the 3 LMA books that I buried myself in (Little Women, Little Men, & Jo's Boys). Each individual book has its own delightfulness which is so interesting to read. With each story, new characters were introduced and some taken away. Watching all their lives unfold, develop, and come together as a clan of characters generally do, it was all quite heartwarming. To think it all started with only 4 little March women? All I can say is, I cannot wait for the next time I read a Louisa May Alcott book.

My fellow book-readers, what is your say at the end of this challenge?

I'm leaving the linky open for a few extra days, so that any and all of you can add your final posts. Thank you so much for joining in this summer!!


  1. Just to let you know, even though I haven't been posting updates (school busy-ness!) I have been *so* enjoying reading Alcott books! As soon as possible (planning on tomorrow!) I will post about what I've read over the summer :) thank you for hosting this challenge! It's really been a highlight of the summer for me!

  2. Well, as usual, I was way too ambitious! I didn't finish any of the books I hoped to finish but I did at least start "Work" and do plan on finishing that. I'm also still reading Madeleine Stern's biography. Everything I did read so far has produced good stuff on my blog.

    Tarissa, thanks for this challenge because it got me to read "Work" which is my favorite Alcott book so far (after Little Women).

  3. I didn't realize the end had come upon us so quickly. I didn't actually get to finish the books that I was wanting to read because a lot of things started to come up and I really didn't have time. Plus I was trying to cram in a bunch of Chemistry that I didn't get completed during the school year. But I enjoyed what I did get to read. Thanks for hosting this!