2017 MMD Reading Challenge Update

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*

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