I didn't accomplish what I had wanted to with the Louisa May Alcott challenge. I had hoped to read:
I was able to read Little Women and Good Wives and I started on Little Men. (I ended up being much busier than I had anticipated this summer =) )
I really enjoy reading Little Women/Good Wives. This is probably the 5th time I've read through them both. I didn't realize it was two separate books until this challenge =) When I was looking into what books I wanted to read of Louisa Alcott's, I discovered that there were a total of 4 books in the series!
While reading the Little Women series, I related best to Jo. She's always been my favourite of the March sisters, and probably always will be. Her stubbornness and strong opinions along with her tomboyish attitude are something I can relate to and remind me of myself.
Every time I read Little Women, I want to cry when Beth dies. I know it's coming and I've read it before, but it gets me every time. I want to cry along with Jo (can you tell I get too involved in these books? =) ).
I'm really enjoying Little Men. Though, I'm not far into it, I'm liking it better than the previous two books. I think Louisa Alcott's writing style is slightly different in this than in Little Women/Good Wives and to me, it's more enjoyable to read.
It was refreshing to read Louisa May Alcott's writing this summer. I love her writing style. It's different than what I read from most contemporary authors in the respect of the characters and story line.
This summer/fall, I'm hoping to finally finish the Little Women series and then move on to some of her other works.
Thanks Tarissa for hosting this challenge. I really enjoyed reading your thoughts on LAM's books =)