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

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