Today Chelsey and Sara are discussing Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. We share what we admire about Alcott and her iconic children’s classic, as well as the reasons why it doesn’t hold a fond place in our readerly hearts. We know that many readers adore this sisterly, warm-hearted book, so we’ve backed up our opinions with extra-nerdy analysis.
Plus, as always, we’re recommending six contemporary books to pair with our classic, including books about the writing life and one of Sara’s favorite moody books from this year.
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Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy: The Story of Little Women and Why It Still Matters by Amy Boyd Rioux (Amazon)
So We Read On: How the Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why It Endures by Maureen Corrigan (Amazon)
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- More to the Story by Hena Khan (Amazon)
- Most Likely by Sarah Watson (Amazon)
- Writers & Lovers by Lily King (Amazon)
- How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez (Amazon)
- The Resurrection of Joan Ashby by Cherise Wolas (Amazon)
- The Illness Lesson by Clare Beams (Amazon)