My Reading Challenge 2017

If you've read my "reading challenge newbie" post you'll know that this year I am once again taking inspiration from the Modern Mrs Darcy reading challenges. 

This year, MMD has two reading challenges. One for fun and one for growth. I fancy a bit of both so have picked a few from each list and will add in some more of my own as I go. You can see the original challenges at modernmrsdarcy.com

Below is the list of the books I've chosen for the various reading prompts taken from the challenges as well as other books I'm reading this year. 

Oh and if you have any recommendations, other reading challenges or prompts you think of, I'd love to read your suggestions in the comments below.

Happy reading, folks!

Love, Barnet x  

ps you can also follow my progress over on goodreads


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Currently Reading

  • Banvard's Folly: Thirteen Tales of Renowned Obscurity, Famous and Anonymity, and Rotten Luck | Paul Collins | 
  • A book of poetry, a play or an essay collection | The Steamie | Tony Roper

Reading Challenge 2017

  • A book about books or reading | On Writing | Stephen King | Read ☻☻☻☻☻
  • A book recommended by someone with great taste | Paula Spencer | Roddy Doyle | Read ☻☻☻☻☻
  • A book by an #ownvoices or #diversebooks author | The Color Purple | Alice Walker | Read ☻☻☻☻☻
  • A book you were excited to buy but haven't read yet | A Life Discarded: 148 Diaries Found in a Skip | Alexander Masters | Read ☻☻☻☻☻
  • A book in the backlist of a new favourite author | Skinny Dip | Carl Hiaasen | Read ☻☻☻☻☺
  • A book about a topic or subject you already love | The Mating Season | PJ Wodehouse | Read ☻☻☻☺☺
  • Three books by the same author The Mystery of the Blue Train ☻☻☺☺☺, And Then There Were None☻☻☻☻☺ | Agatha Christie | 2 out of 3 read
  • A book of poetry, a play or an essay collection | The Steamie | Tony Roper Currently Reading!
  • A book in a genre you usually avoid | undecided
  • A book nominated for an award in 2017 | undecided
  • An immigrant story | undecided

Other books read this year:

  • The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden | Jonas Jonason | Read ☻☻☻☻☻
  • Misery | Stephen King | Read ☻☻☻☻☻
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo | Sting Largs on | Read ☻☻☻☻☻
  • Skink - No Surrender | Carl Haissan | Read ☻☻☻☻☻
  • A Tale Etched in Blood and Hard Black Pencil | Christopher Brookmyre | Read ☻☻☻☻☺
  • The Genius in My Basement | Alexander Masters | Read ☻☻☻☻☺
  • The Swedish Girl | Alex Gray | Read ☻☻☻☺☺
  • The Travelling Companion | Ian Rankin | Read ☻☻☻☺☺
  • Haywire | James Edward Mills | Read ☻☻☺☺☺
  • The Lost Years | Mary Higgins Clark | Read ☻☻☺☺☺

Other books currently on my "to read" list

  • Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void | Mary Roach
  • Rosemary's Baby | Ira Levin
  • Out of the Doll's House | Angela Holdsworth
  • The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well | Meik Wiking
  • Hot Milk | Deborah Levy (librarian recommendation)
  • Postcards from the Edge | Carrie Fisher
  • Orgy Planner Wanted | Odd Jobs and Curious Careers in the Ancient World | Vicki Leon