2017 Reading Challenge Recap

Here is the challenge I set to complete for 2017 – Modern Mrs. Darcy 2017 reading challenge. With the year at a close, it is time to officially tell you how I did …


Book List: 2 of 12 complete

  • A book you chose for the cover
  • A book with a reputation for being un-put-down-able
  • A book set somewhere you’ve never been but would like to visit
  • A book you’ve already read
  • A juicy memoir – Rise: How a House Built a Family
  • A book about books or reading
  • A book in a genre you usually avoid
  • A book you don’t want to admit you’re dying to read
  • A book in the backlist of a new favorite author
  • A book recommended by someone with great taste
  • A book you were excited to buy or borrow but haven’t read yet: NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity
  • A book about a topic or subject you already love



Book List: 12 of 12 complete

  • A Newbery Award winner or Honor book – The Girl Who Drank the Moon
  • A book in translation: GermanMy Family for the War
  • A book that’s more than 600 pages: 665 pagesThe Marvels
  • A book of poetry, a play, or an essay collection: PoetryBrown Girl Dreaming
  • A book of any genre that addresses current events – I Am Malala
  • An immigrant story – Shooting Kabul
  • A book published before you were born (1983): Original publication, 1979Stephanie
  • Three books by the same author: The Boy of a Thousand Faces, The Houdini Box, and WonderstruckBrian Selznick
  • A book by an #ownvoices or #diversebooks author: Emery LordWhen We Collided
  • A book with an unreliable narrator or ambiguous ending – Bluebird
  • A book nominated for an award in 2017: Stonewall Award, Children’s and Young Adult LiteratureIf I Was Your Girl
  • A Pulitzer Prize or National Book Award winner: 2016 National Book Award, Young People’s LiteratureMarch: Book Three

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