This week I updated my chart for the 2017 Modern Mrs. Darcy Reading Challenge. With the year almost halfway over, I’ve read 10 books (well, maybe a couple more, but they either didn’t fit the challenge or were a second for a particular category). Honestly, this list is probably only interesting to me, but here you go anyway.
The Color Code:
Red = a book chosen for the category. I don’t have it yet. Subject to change.
Blue = a book chosen for the category that I own or have checked out from the library.
Green = what I’m currently reading.
Black = This category is complete!
Reading for Growth
|Category||Book 1||Book 2|
|Newbery Award Winner or Honor Book||The Graveyard Book, Gaiman|
|Translated Book||The Sound of Things Falling, Juan G. Vasquez|
|Poetry, Play or Essay Collection||The Impossible Will Take A Little While|
|More than 600 Pages|
|Any Genre: Current Event Theme||Strangers Drowning, Larissa MacFarquhar|
|Immigrant Story||Girl in Translation, Jean Kwok|
|Published Before 1960||Pale Horse, Pale Rider, Katherine Anne Porter||The Awakening, Kate Chopin|
|3 Books by the same Author||Trigger Warning, Neil Gaiman||Anansi Boys|
|#ownvoices or #diversebooks author||This is Where it Ends, Marieke Nijkamp|
|Unreliable narrator or ambiguous ending||Brief Life of Oscar Wao|
|Nominated for award in 2017||check shopping list on amazon for ….||2017 Pen America Literary finalists|
|Pulitzer Prize or National Book Award Winner||Gilead, Marilynne Robinson||All the Light We Cannot See*|
Reading for Fun
|Chose for the cover||Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo, A. Schumer|
|Set somewhere I’ve never been|
|I’ve already read it||The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood|
|Book about books or reading||Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader, Anne Fadiman|
|Genre I Usually avoid||What Women Fear, Angie Smith|
|I’m Dying to Read it||Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead|
|Backlist of Favorite New Author|
|Recommended by Someone with great taste||All the Light We Cannot See, A. Doerr|
|Excited to buy or borrow but hadn’t read||Hillbilly Elegy, J.D. Vance|
|Topic or Subject I already Love||Blessings, Anna Quindlan (Audio)|
|Juicy Memoir||Not My Father’s Son, Alan Cumming||Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo*|