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My picks for the Louisa May Alcott challenge

Fellow readers,
I hope you're excited with me for the Louisa May Alcott reading challenge! I've finalized my list of what I plan to read this summer for the challenge, and I'm sharing my selection below.

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Remember that the challenge is open for books written by LMA, or books that are written about LMA (biographies, etc.). Also remember that many of Miss Alcott's writings are in the public domain, free for digital ebooks or audiobooks.

My Picks:

Hospital Sketches by Louisa May Alcott

Hospital Sketches

Game Changer by Susan Bailey

Game Changer

Rose in Bloom by Louisa May Alcott

Rose in Bloom

What are you reading this summer?

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  1. I have never heard of "Hospital Sketches." I think I am going to find more about it.

    Happy Reading!


  2. I love Rose in Bloom but my FAVOURITE is An Old Fashioned Girl!

    Makes me want to read it again! x

  3. I read Hospital Sketches a few months ago and loved it. Of course, I am studying to become a nurse, so that mainly is why I decided to read it, but her insight is really thoughtful and interesting. I think you'll like it!

  4. Hospital Sketches was the first book work of Louisa's that I read and it was soon after my mom passed away. I found Louisa's writing about death to be really helpful as I grieved. I had been slow to read books BY Louisa even though I had read ABOUT her all life, go figure! But HS hooked me.

    BTW, wow, I am honored you included my essay on your list!