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The 2017 Modern Mrs. Darcy Reading Challenge

The 2017 Modern Mrs. Darcy Reading Challenge

Modern Mrs. Darcy puts out a reading challenge every year, and for 2017, Anne broke it down into 2 categories: Reading for Fun and Reading for Growth. This was a lot of fun for me to try and pick books I wouldn't normally pick up and try new genres. Read on for the books I read for each challenge!

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A Book You Chose for the Cover - The Nest (Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney)

A Book with a Reputation for Being Un-Put-Down-Able - Truly Madly Guilty (Liane Moriarty)

A Book Set Somewhere You’ve Never Been But Would Like to Visit - Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery)

A Book You’ve Already Read - Persuasion (Jane Austen)

A Juicy Memoir - My Life in France (Julia Child)

A Book about Books or Reading - 84, Charing Cross Road (Helene Hanff)

A Book in a Genre You Usually Avoid - Station Eleven (Emily St. John Mandel)

A Book You Don’t Want to Admit You’re Dying to Read - The Mother-Daughter Book Club (Heather Vogel Frederick)

A Book in the Backlist of a New Favorite Author - Three Wishes (Liane Moriarty)

A Book Recommended by Someone with Great Taste - Longbourn (Jo Baker)

A Book You Were Excited to Buy or Borrow but Haven’t Read Yet - A Homemade Life (Molly Wizenberg)

A Book about a Topic or Subject You Already Love - The Residence (Kate Andersen Brower)

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A Newbery Award Winner or Honor Book - A Wrinkle in Time (Madeleine L’Engle)

A Book in Translation - My Brilliant Friend (Elena Ferrante) & The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up (Marie Kondo)

A Book that’s More than 600 Pages - Team of Rivals (Doris Kearns Goodwin) *Still reading this, but hopefully I will finish before 2018*

A Book of Poetry, a Play, or an Essay Collection - Bad Feminist (Roxane Gay) & This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage (Ann Patchett)

A Book of Any Genre that Addresses Current Events - Just Mercy (Bryan Stevenson)

An Immigrant Story - Homegoing (Yaa Gyasi)

A Book Published Before You Were Born - Night (Elie Wiesel)

Three Books by the Same Author - Windfall, This Is What Happy Looks Like, & The Geography of You and Me (Jennifer E. Smith)

Maybe in Another Life, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, & One True Loves (Taylor Jenkins Reid)

Gods in Alabama, The Almost Sisters, & Between, Georgia (Joshilyn Jackson) *Still reading Between, Georgia, but should finish any day now*

A Book by an #ownvoices or #diversebooks author - The Mothers (Brit Bennett)

A Book with an Unreliable Narrator or Ambiguous Ending - The Secret History (Donna Tartt)

A Book Nominated for an Award in 2017 - The Sun Is Also a Star (Nicola Yoon) 2017 Printz Honor AwardThe Hate U Give (Angie Thomas) 2017 National Book Award Longlist

A Pulitzer Prize or National Book Award Winner - Olive Kitteridge (Elizabeth Strout); The Underground Railroad (Colson Whitehead); The Hours (Michael Cunningham)

Let me know what reading challenges you finished this year.

Book Review: Between, Georgia by Joshilyn Jackson

Book Review: Between, Georgia by Joshilyn Jackson

A Quick Look Back at 2017