This challenge officially ended today and I on the one hand I failed miserably. I only read 3 out of the six books I had hoped to read. On the other hand, I read all three of these classics out loud with Amber (10) and sharing them with her was one of my goals for doing the challenge in the first place.
The three books we read were:
- From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg
- Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
- The Great Brain by John D. Fitzgerald
We also watched the Harriet the Spy movie from ’96 which was really a fun movie, and fairly faithful to the story.
Overall this was a really fun challenge, and hopefully I’ll read more of the books I remember from my childhood with Amber. Actually, The Gammage Cup, which we’re reading right now was one of my favorites when I was in 5th or 6th grade.
You didn’t fail! I think you did great! Maybe you’ll consider joining up again in a few months! I like that you and your daughter read the books together.
I think you did great!
I think it’s great that you did this with Amber. Who cares you didn’t do 6. You did accomplish something with her and that’s priceless.
That’s OK, Carol! I think you did well despite not being able to complete the challenge.
This looks like such a great challenge! I actually just ordered this book this week!
The three you read are some of my very favorites. I actually got the audio of From the Mixed Up Files and forced my kids to listen to it in the car since none of them seemed inclined to read it and they all loved it. Score one for mom. 😉