You may have seen a little while back that the Classics Club announced their Women's Classic Literature event which began in October and runs all the way through next year. As soon as I heard about it I knew that I would be jumping in and that I wanted to finally read the entire of Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House series. I announced my intention to do so on my sign up post for the event, and was swiftly contacted by Lynn of Smoke and Mirrors who was planning on doing the same thing. We decided to pool our resources and here you have it; the Little House Series Read-along!
The way that it will work is (hopefully) thus: we will be reading one book a month, and we will take it in turns to host the months (don't worry if you only follow one of us as we'll both post to let you know that the post is up!). Each month we will do an intro post at the beginning of the month which will have a linky for you to add your posts/reviews and wrap up the month with our own review posts.
We are going to read all eleven books and have designated December to auto/biographies. You are entirely welcome to join us for the whole year, just one book, or dip in and out and just join in with the ones you haven't read or would like to read. Whatever you want to do, we're happy to have you! If you are interested in joining us, even just for a couple of the books, then it would be fantastic if you could write a post about the readalong on your own blog to help us spread the word and then link it up below! Lynn and I will both be creating pages on our blogs for the readalong schedule and readalong associated things so you'll easily be able to check out what we're doing. For the sake of ease I'll also post the schedule here so you can see what we're planning. The books are all fairly short and for me being from the UK they're set in a historical period that I don't know much about so it will be interesting for me to do some background research/reading!
In case you don't know, the Little House series is a set of children's novels based on Laura Ingalls Wilder's childhood in the American Midwest during the 1870s and 80s. The last two that we'll be reading (besides the biographies) are about her adult life and marriage to her husband, whose childhood is featured in Farmer Boy. I was really excited to discover that the Little House books have their own super cool (geared at kids, but all the best stuff is) website with lots of info about the books and recipe pages. I am definitely going to be making town party lemonade and heart-shaped Christmas cakes over the course of the year! Why wouldn't you want to join us?
January - Little House in the Big Woods
February - Little House on the Prairie
March - Farmer Boy
April - On the Banks of Plum Creek
May - By the Shores of Silver Lake
June - The Long Winter
July - Little Town on the Prairie
August - These Happy Golden Years
September - The First Four Years
October - On the Way Home
November - West from Home
December - Pioneer Girl/ A Wilder Rose by Susan Wittig Albert (we are going to read one each of these and then both if we have time. You are welcome to choose either one or any other book related to Laura Ingalls Wilder)
If you'd like to join us, link up your sign up posts here!
I'm super excited about this and really looking forward to chatting about the series. If you'd like to chat with us on twitter please use #littlehouseRAL so we can keep up easily! There is also hopefully going to be a Facebook group - watch this space!