Friday, May 19, 2017

Modern Mrs. Darcy Reading Challenge 2017

MMD Reading Challenge 2017

#1 Read for Fun

A book you chose for the cover: The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
A book with a reputation for being un-put-down-able: Saving Alex by Alex Cooper
A book set somewhere you’ve never been but would love to visit: The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
A book you’ve already read: How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
A juicy memoir: Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher
A book about books or reading: The Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease
A book in a genre you usually avoid: One for the Money by Janet Evanovich
A book you don’t want to admit you’re dying to read: Salty Kisses by Robin Jones Gunn
A book in the backlist of a new favorite author: Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
A book recommended by someone with great taste: The Great Spiritual Migration by Brian McLaren
A book you were excited to buy or borrow but haven’t read yet: Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
A book about a topic or subject you already love: The Gutsy Girl: Escapades for Your Life of Epic Adventure by Caroline Paul

#2 Read for Growth

A Newbery Award Winner or Honor Book: When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
A book in translation: 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
A book that’s more than 600 pages: The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
A book of poetry, a play, or an essay collection: The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler
A book of any genre that addresses current events: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
An immigrant story: The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
A book published before you were born: Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
Three books by the same author: Commonwealth, Run, and Truth & Beauty all by Ann Patchett
A book by an #ownvoices or #diversebooks author: Hamilton The Revolution by Jeremy McCarter and Lin-Manuel Miranda
Also (because I’m not sure that’s diverse enough?): Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou
A book with an unreliable narrator: We Were Liars by e. Lockhart
A book nominated for an award in 2017: [book that wins the Pulitzer in 2017]
A Pulitzer Prize or National Book Award winner: Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life by William Finnegan

2017 Update

1. God is the Gospel
2. American Gods
3. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
4. Atlas Shrugged
5. Life of Pi
6. Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister
7. Confessions from an Honest Wife
8. Telegraph Days
9. The Courage to Start
10. Mirror Mirror
11. The Sirens of Titan
12. Gates of Fire
13. Something Happened
14. A Thousand Acres
15. Good Faith
16. Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Novel
17. No Need for Speed
18. Anna Karenina
19. Get Out of That Pit
20. Jesus, the One and Only
21. The Bluest Eye
22. Prodigal Summer

23. The Know-It-All
24. The Witches
25. Fantastic Mr. Fox
26. The Myth of a Christian Nation
27. For Whom the Bell Tolls
28. Out of the Silent Planet
29. The Four Loves
30. The Complete Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde
31. Unspoken
32. Unafraid
33. Finding Stefanie
34. Lies My Teacher Told Me
35. The Executioner's Song
36. Love Beyond Reason
37. Middlesex
38. The Shack
39. The Amazing Adventure of Kavalier and Clay
40. The Joy Luck Club
41. Hinds' Feet on High Places (re-read)
42. Mountains of Spices
43. A Walk in the Woods
44. Fast Food Nation
45. The Girl's Guide to Hunting and Fishing
46. The Maltese Falcon
47. How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth
48. The Poisonwood Bible (re-read)
49. Two Rivers
50. It's Not News, It's Fark
51. The Road
52. Persuasion (re-read)
53. The Silver Chair (re-read)
54. Lucky Man
55. Matilda
56. The Adventures of Augie March
57. Possession
58. Everything's Eventual
59. Written By Herself
60. Perelandra
61. That Hideous Strength
62. Memoirs of a Geisha
63. The Time Machine
64. Peculiar Treasures (re-read)
65. On a Whim (re-read)
66. Coming Attractions
67. Last Light
68. Night Light
69. True Light
70. Your Money or Your Life
71. The Perfect Thing
72. Moneyball
73. The Fifth Book of Peace
74. Early Bird
75. An Anthropologist on Mars
76. Exclusion and Embrace
77. A Short History of Nearly Everything
78. Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs
79. Predictably Irrational
80. Finding Battlestar Gallactica
81. Hopes and Impediments
82. The Love Dare
83. Redeeming Love
84. Sappho's Leap
85. High Fidelity
86. Pilgrim's Progress
87. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (re-read)
88. The Pillars of the Earth
89. The Confessions of Nat Turner
90. A Christmas Carol
91. Gulliver's Travels and Other Writings
92. The 158-Pound Marriage
93. The Winged Seed
94. Driving Mr. Albert
95. Notes to Myself (re-read)
96. The Emotions
97. Mel Gibson's Passion and Philosophy
98. How to Win Every Argument
99. The World As I See It
100. Twelve Steps for the Recovering Pharisee

54 Read
46 Unread