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Check-up point in LMA challenge + 3 winners revealed!

Louisa May Alcott Reading Challenge ... JUNE 2016

Dear readers,

Today is a...

Challenge Check-up Point!

Let's gather together and discuss how we're doing in the Louisa May Alcott reading challenge! 10 days left, people! Just 10 days left to read the beautiful writings of Miss Alcott before our annual June challenge comes to a close, yet again.

Okay, so... where am I in reading my books for the challenge?

I originally selected 3 books to challenge myself this month. As you may know already, I finished Louisa May Alcott: Illuminated by the Message last week and shared my full review on it. Next up, I'm just about to finish An Old-Fashioned Girl, the only book I'm reading actually written by Miss Alcott. (Tune in later in the week for my review on it.) And for my third selection, I'm listening (as an audiobook) to March by Geraldine Brooks, but still have quite a ways to go with it... so I've got to work on it to squeeze this in by the end of the month.

Since this is our check-up point, let me know in the comments below, or on your own blog, about the progress you've made in the challenge.

On to some EVEN MORE EXCITING NEWS today! We have 3 WINNERS to announce for the big giveaway. Remember these Louisa May Alcott art prints?

Louisa May Alcott 8x10 artwork

Louisa May Alcott 8x10 artwork

Here we go -- The official winners' list!

Check for your name below...


Pamela B.

Christy M.

Darla C.

Winners, please watch for email notifications coming to your inbox later today.

If YOU didn't win, but really want one of these art prints, they're available from my Etsy shop or design website. I personally print and ship my own artwork. You may want to check out some of my other designs too!

*Also, just in case you're wondering about the correct answer to the trivia question entry on the giveaway...

Q: What is the name of the Alcott family home in Concord, MA?

A: Orchard House

Check-up point link-up and comments are below. What have you read so far for the challenge?


  1. I just finished Little Women and am writing it up. Post to go up on Wednesday. Started the Madeleine Stern biography and it's really good. Goal is to post that on Friday.

    I set myself such a task of LMA materials and I still have lots to read! Will I make it???

  2. I just finished Little Women Next Door last night, so a review should be up soon. I've also started Jo's Boys and hopefully will have it finished before June ends. I haven't done anything with the short story I chose, but it's just a short story, so I'm thinking I'll be able to finish my challenge before July comes along! :D