29/12/2008

Montgomery Mini-Challenge 2009

There are so many wonderful books by Lucy Maud Montgomery that get overlooked because most readers only know about the Anne-series, and aren't aware that she wrote more than 20 novels as well as several short-stories and poems. I think that's a shame, so therefore this challenge to introduce people to the rest of her work.

So, by November 30th, 2009 (her would-be 135th birthday) read books of LMM that aren't part of the Anne series.

How many books should you read? Well, up to you really, but I'd say at least four, in order to get a proper variety of her work. If you really want to be thorough, you can pick a novel, a short-story collection, a poetry collection and one of her journals! (I recommend the first as being the most interesting) but just reading four of her novels is fine as well :)

Audiobooks are allowed, and books can be used for other challenges as well.

Most of her books are available through Gutenberg or Librivox (so they can be used for e-book and audiobook challenges as well!) - I've found links to all her novels here. For a complete list of her works (including short-stories, poetry and non-fiction) go here.

Sign up by leaving a comment on this post linking to your challenge post. If you don't have a blog, just post the list in the comments :)

16 comments:

Becky said...

I'm in!!! And I'm excited!!! Thanks for hosting :) Here is my post about the challenge!

Becky

Angie said...

Love the books ... all of them, even the ones that are not "Anne." Never been to your blog before but hey. Now I have a reason to come back.

http://theotherskywalker.blogspot.com/2008/12/another-challenge.html

Jenny said...

This sounds fun. I read Emily of New Moon not too long ago didn't really realize there were more to that so I'll probably start there if I can find them. Thanks. All the others look good too.

Intergalactic Bookworm said...

I in, too. And I am glad that you mentioned Project Gutenberg, as that is one of my favorite websites. Have you heard of Project Gutenberg Australia? It is a sister site, but I like the way PG is set up better thant PGA, as PGA has the entire book on one page, where PG reads like a regular book and you can bookmark where you have left off. I was trying to read Gone With the Wind at PGA, but it got tricky.

Judy/Intergalactic Bookworm

http://intergalacticbookworm.blogspot.com

Kathrin said...

Well, my post is up and even with a tentative list here

Sue said...

I haven't read any LMM for a long time so I'm excited to get back to her. My books are all in my TBR pile, and here's my post: http://www.careyfamily.org/more-reading-in-2009/

cdngirlatheart said...

I'm in too! I LOVE Montgomery and this challenge is the perfect thing to help me along with my lifelong reading project to read ALL of Montgomery's works.
My {tentative} list for the challenge can be found here: http://eat-sleep-read.blogspot.com/2008/12/montgomery-mini-challenge-2009-january.html

Happy Reading!

Alabama Book Worm said...

I am going to join. Here is my post about the challenge.

The Holistic Knitter said...

I;m in
post here: http://lyndasbookblog.blogspot.com/2009/01/montgomery-mini-challenge.html

Smokey said...

I'm ready to branch out from Anne. Count me in!

Intergalactic Bookworm said...

How do you do the picture gadget from GoodReads? I am a member too, but I never could figure it out. E-mail me at
bookwormjudy9292ATyahooDOTcom

Thanks for your help!
Jufy

Leila said...

I'm in, too. My post is here.

rachel said...

brilliant! it will be inspire me to start up my all Montgomery blog again:

http://rachkmc.livejournal.com/

Arlene said...

Oh please count me in too -- I have read a great deal of LMM (my favorite being The Blue Castle) but I'm more than ready for some re-reads!!

perg said...

I read all of the Anne and Emily books and a handful of others in elementary school and LOVED THEM. Since I am heading to P.E. Island this summer, I am going to get focused. All ready for the non-Anne Shirley, L.M. Montgomery challenge!

Sue said...

I have finished the challenge and really enjoyed it. Thanks for hosting! Here is the link to my wrap-up post: http://www.careyfamily.org/lucy-maud-montgomery-mini-challenge/