In the Bookcase



Have you ever sampled a good story from the charming Miss Alcott?

Is it time for you to finally read (or re-read) Little Women & the sequels?

Would you like to enjoy Miss Alcott's writings with me this June?

Louisa May Alcott Reading Challenge
{Click here for the button code.}

Sign up HERE, if you haven't yet -- and that's where you find all the details of the challenge too.

"Nothing is impossible to a determined woman."

- Louisa May Alcott

Not sure what to read for the challenge?
Check out my [List of published titles by Louisa May Alcott] for some literary inspiration this June.

// Calendar of events... //

May 30th ::: Sign-ups open. Tell everyone your reading plans for the challenge!

June 1st ::: Start date. Get to reading! Also, enter the fabulous giveaway that's coming!

[all dates in between] ::: Read, review/talk about a book online if you like, repeat.

June 29th ::: Giveaway ends.

June 30th ::: End date. Final overview and link-up! Giveaway winner is announced.

// My own bookstack for the challenge... //

(click the links to buy your own copies, if you're interested in these titles too)

Something written by Miss Alcott's own hand...

Behind a Mask
(by A.M. Barnard / L.M. Alcott, 1866)

A picture book about Miss Alcott...

Louisa May and Mr. Thoreau's Flute
(by Julie Dunlap & Marybeth Lorbiecki, 2002)

An Alcott-inspired middle grade read...

The Mother-Daughter Book Club
Heather Vogel Frederick, 2008)

// Giveaway... //

In honor of the esteemed author we're celebrating this June, Odds n Ends Quilt Shop on Etsy has stepped up to offer a delightful prize! Ya'll check this out!


Psssst! Go check out the Odds n Ends Quilt Shop to see MORE of these amazing fabric corner bookmarks! + many other cute-cute-cute items for your home! Everything in this shop is perfect for any gifts you need to grab too. :-)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The giveaway is open to any and all U.S.A. residents, whether you're participating in the reading challenge or not. (Anyone under the age of 18, please get your parents' permission first.)

You can get 5 extra entries in the giveaway if you are taking part in the Alcott challenge! Invite your literary-minded friends!

Everyone who answers the bonus trivia question (correctly!) in the Rafflecopter also gets 5 extra entries. If you're unsure of the answer, look it up online -- don't worry, it's NOT cheating, it's learning. =) (Oh, and even if your trivia answer is wrong, your other entries in the giveaway are still valid.)

// Join the challenge... //

Click HERE to read all the details about the challenge.

After you come up with your booklist for the challenge, write up a post (on your blog, or your favorite social media, or comment below)... and add your link on the linky tool below.

All throughout June, submit your Louisa May Alcott blog or social media posts on the linky below. ANY and ALL of your posts about Miss Alcott are welcome.

If you decide to share a favorite quote, a book review, or any other thoughts... link up and take a look at some of the other participants' posts.

Thank you for joining us!

I'm simply delighted to be spending my summer sifting through the writings of Louisa May Alcott. And I can't wait to see which books you're going to read for the challenge as well! Get your sign-up posts online NOW, link-up, and dive into those wonderful books you've chosen!



  1. I just watched the 2019 Little Women movie yesterday, and now I'm really wanting to reread the book. I might join you for this challenge! :D

  2. I loved the Little Women stories as a child, but have only re-read the first book as an adult. I should remedy that!
    I did blog about L M Alcott's short story The Abbot's Ghost for Christmas Eve last year. It's free on Project Gutenberg

  3. I enjoyed joining again this year, Tarissa! Thank you for inspiring us to read these lovely classics! :D I only managed to read May Flowers a short story but it was a nice little wintery tale in the heat of summer! ;D