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The 2018 Modern Mrs. Darcy Reading Challenge

The 2018 Modern Mrs. Darcy Reading Challenge

Modern Mrs. Darcy puts out a reading challenge every year. This is the second year that I have done Anne’s reading challenge (see what I read for last year’s challenge). It is always interesting to pick out books I wouldn't normally choose and try new genres. There are multiple books for each prompt, but I couldn’t include everything, just a sample. But read on for the books I chose for each challenge!

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A Classic You’ve Been Meaning to Read

The House of Mirth (Edith Wharton)

A Book Recommended by Someone with Great Taste

This Must Be the Place (Maggie O’Farrell)

A Book in Translation

I am planning to start War and Peace (Leo Tolstoy) after Christmas. Wish me luck!

A Book Nominated for an Award in 2018

An American Marriage (Tayari Jones) - 2018 National Book Award Longlist

A Book of Poetry, a Play, or an Essay Collection

I Feel Bad About My Neck (Nora Ephron)

Much Ado About Nothing (William Shakespeare)

A Book You Can Read in a Day

The Wedding Date (Jasmine Guillory)

South and West (Joan Didion)

A Book That’s More than 500 Pages

Americanah (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)

A Book by a Favorite Author

The Opposite of Everyone (Joshilyn Jackson)

My Reading Life (Pat Conroy)

A Book Recommended by a Librarian or Indie Bookseller

Kitchens of the Great Midwest (J. Ryan Stradal)

The Ensemble (Aja Gabel)

A Banned Book

I’m almost finished with Beloved by Toni Morrison. It’s interesting so far.

A Memoir, Biography, or Book of Creative Nonfiction

The Water Is Wide (Pat Conroy)

Four Seasons in Rome (Anthony Doerr)

Kitchen Confidential (Anthony Bourdain)

Educated (Tara Westover)

A Book by an Author of a Different Race, Ethnicity, or Religion than Your Own

Little Fires Everywhere and Everything I Never Told You (Celeste Ng)

Exit West (Mohsin Hamid)

Crazy Rich Asians (Kevin Kwan)

The Kiss Quotient (Helen Hoang)

A Girl Like Her (Talia Hibbert)

Let me know if you read any of these books or if you have any great recommendations for these prompts.

Book Mini-Review: Beloved by Toni Morrison

Book Mini-Review: Beloved by Toni Morrison

A Look Back at My 2018 Reading Year

A Look Back at My 2018 Reading Year