It's been three days since my last post, so I thought I'd better get one out here before I get a text from Pam. She always kicks me in the rear end if I miss a few days! She's my blog accountability partner.
Before Christmas, Katherine asked me if I wanted to do the Modern Mrs. Darcy 2017 Reading Challenge with her. Of course I said YES!
There are two different options for the challenge. One is called "Reading for Fun" and the other is called "Reading for Growth." We both chose the latter one. I guess we aren't much fun!
I went through the categories and wrote down a probable book for each one. I can always change my mind later. Here is what I will likely read:
A Newbery Award or Honor book: The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
A book that's more than 600 pages: Nicholas and Alexandra: The Classic Account of the Fall of the Romanov Dynasty by Robert Massie
A book of poetry, a play, or an essay collection: Slouching Towards Bethlehem: Essays by Joan Didion
A book of any genre that addresses current events: The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander and Cornel West
An immigrant story: The Mango Bride by Marivi Soliven
A book published before you were born: To Sir, With Love by E. R. Braithwaite
Three books by the same author: The Water is Wide, South of Broad, and A Lowcountry Heart by Pat Conroy
A book by an #ownvoices or #diversebooks author: Wonder by R. J. Palacio
A book with an unreliable narrator or ambiguous ending: The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton
A Pulitzer Prize or National Book Award winner: News of the World by Paulette Jiles
A book nominated for an award in 2017: (Yet to be determined)