In January I wrote about the two Reading Challenges I was going to work on in 2017. Both to help me read books off my shelf and to challenge me in my reading a bit. One is hosted by our local library and the other is hosted by MODERN MRS. DARCY.

I thought I’d give an update on which books I have read to fit the challenges so far.

Van Horne Library Reading Challenge
Read a book….
1. With a color in the title 
2. That has a war as a setting – THE ORPHAN’S TALE
3. A biography or autobiography – A MOTHER’S RECKONING
4. That is a classic or National Book Award winner – 
5. That was written by an Iowan 
6. You haven’t read since you were in school – ANNE OF GREEN GABLES
7. Set somewhere you’d like to visit 
8. Under 150 pages – SHACKLES FROM THE DEEP
9.That was made into a movie
10. About a culture you are unfamiliar with
11. Published in 2017 – A BRIDGE ACROSS THE OCEAN
12. About books

Modern Mrs. Darcy Reading Challenge
Reading for Fun
1. a book you chose for the cover – THE GARDEN OF SMALL BEGINNINGS
2. a book with a reputation for being un-put-down-able 
3. a book set somewhere you’ve never been but would like to visit 
4. a book you’ve already read – ANNE OF GREEN GABLES
5. a juicy memoir – 
6. a book about books or reading
7. a book in a genre you usually avoid – ONE MINUTE MENTORING (business)
8. a book you don’t want to admit you’re dying to read – THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF TIDYING UP
9. a book in the backlist of a new favorite author
10. a book recommended by someone with great taste
11. a book you were excited to buy or borrow but haven’t read yet
12. a book about a topic or subject you already love – I WILL ALWAYS WRITE BACK (letter writing)

So, I’ve got 10 categories knocked off the list of 24. Not too bad. I’m hoping to cross off a lot more this summer! Are you doing any reading challenges this year? How is your challenge going?

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