Reading Challenge: Months 1-6

I started a post about this months ago, but again, I’m claiming “Twins!” as my excuse for not getting it…or most anything else that does not sustain life…done.

(Tangent: The poor babies are going to grow up with an unfair complex, because truly, most of the time, it’s less because I have TWINS and more because the twins happen to be babies 4 & 5! The difficulty of transition from three to five children cannot be overstated.)

To the point!

I’m participating in the Modern Mrs. Darcy 2017 Reading Challenge for the first time and since I clearly don’t have a good sense of of when to stop I’m doing both the Reading for Fun and Reading for Growth lists. I am (unsurprisingly) behind, but these are the categories I’ve read so far.

  • A juicy memoir: “Wild” by Cheryl Strayed
  • A book in a genre you normally avoid: “Outliers” by Malcolm Gladwell
  • A book you don’t want to admit you’re dying to read: “Devotion in Death” by J.D. Robb
  • A Newberry Award or Honor book: “Where the Mountain Meets the Moon” by Grace Lin***
  • A book over 600 pages: “Fall of Giants” by Ken Follet***
  • An immigrant story: “Girl in Translation” by Jean Kwok
  • A book published before you were born: “The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkien

A book with an unreliable narrator or ambiguous ending: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood***

*** I finished these this month

I already have some in mind for June, but I’m taking recommendations for two categories that I’m going to be starting soon, don’t have final selections for, so please make suggestions!

A book of poetry, a play, or essay collection

AND

a book by #ownvoices or #diversebooks author

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