Throwback Thursday: Little Women

Throwback Thursday is a new feature at Reading Lark. We'll still be doing some Book Boyfriend Posts and Book BFF Posts on Thursdays as well, but the Larks wanted a little variety on Thursdays. Throwback Thursday will allow us to celebrate some of the reads we loved way back when...

Little Women
By: Louisa May Alcott 
Release Date: 1868

I have loved this book since the first time I read it in middle school. I was enamored with this story. I have always enjoyed reading fiction and nonfiction during the antebellum and civil war eras. This story allowed me to experience what life was like for the women during the civil war. I longed to be one of the March girls. I was able to see bits of my own personality in each of the girls. Little Women is still a novel I reread when I am feeling nostalgic.

In New England while their chaplain father serves during the Civil War, mother "Marmee" watches the four March sisters grow up. Beautiful capable Meg, tomboy writer Jo, shy musical Beth, and selfish temperamental Amy struggle to pursue their dreams. Kindly neighbor Mr Laurence and his grandson "Teddie" soon become part of the friendly family.


  1. Whenever I read this book, I always think that I'm the most like Jo. Does anyone in the book call Mr. Laurence's grandson "Teddie," though? I think Goodreads is wrong. I remember that his first name is Theodore, but I'm pretty sure he's just Laurie throughout the novel.

    1. Most of the characters do call him Laurie, but I remember Jo calling him Teddie from time to time. I think it was her special name for him. I need to reread to be positive though.


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