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Last year I did the Modern Mrs. Darcy 2016 Reading Challenge, and now I’m working on this year’s challenge as one of my 2017 reading goals. This year’s reading challenge includes two lists, each with 12 book prompts. One list is about reading for fun and the other is about reading for growth. The reading for fun challenge is for 12 books and the reading for growth challenge is for 14 books… one prompt is for three books instead of one. That’s a total of 26 books to read this year for this challenge. For info on books I’ve read and books I’m currently reading, check out my Goodreads profile. Below are the challenges, plus my book(s) for that prompt. I will update this list with a checkmark by the prompt as I finish reading books.
Finished this reading challenge on 6/13/17!
MODERN MRS DARCY 2017 READING CHALLENGE
READING FOR FUN
✓1. A book you chose for the cover – Looking for Alaska by John Green
✓2. A book with a reputation for being un-put-down-able – The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
✓3. A book set somewhere you’ve never been but would like to visit – Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
✓4. A book you’ve already read – Divergent by Veronica Roth
✓5. A juicy memoir – The Dirt by Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mars, Nikki Sixx. This book is also on the Gilmore Girls Season 2 book list.
✓6. A book about books or reading – The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan
✓7. A book in a genre you usually avoid – All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
✓8. A book you don’t want to admit you’re dying to read – Vinyl by Sophia Elaine Hanson
✓9. A book in the backlist of a new favorite author – What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
✓10. A book recommended by someone with great taste – In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
✓11. A book you were excited to buy or borrow but haven’t read yet – The Beach by Alex Garland
✓12. A book about a topic or subject you already love – Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave
READING FOR GROWTH
✓1. A Newbery Award Winner or Honor Book – Holes by Louis Sachar
✓2. A book in translation – Candide by Voltaire
✓3. A book that’s more than 600 pages – The Host by Stephenie Meyer
✓4. A book of poetry, a play, or an essay collection – Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by Jack Thorne
✓5. A book of any genre that addresses current events – Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
✓6. An immigrant story – Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
✓7. A book published before you were born – The Art of War by Sun Tzu
✓8. Three books by the same author – The Games by James Patterson, Hope to Die by James Patterson, and Zoo 2 by James Patterson
✓9. A book by an #ownvoices or #diversebooks author – The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
✓10. A book with an unreliable narrator or ambiguous ending – Atonement by Ian McEwan
✓11. A book nominated for an award in 2017 – The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
✓12. A Pulitzer Prize or National Book Award winner – Ironweed by William Kennedy