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message 1: by Winter, Group Reads (last edited Jan 07, 2017 01:05AM) (new)

Winter (Winter9) | 3540 comments MODERN MRS: DARCY CHALLENGE 2017
Duration: January 1st - December 31st 2017

Reading for Fun:

1. A book you chose for the cover
2. A book with 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
5. A juicy memoir
6. A book about books or reading
7. A book in a genre you usually avoid
8. A book you don't want to admit you're dying to read
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

Reading for Growth:

1. A Newberry Award winner or Honor book
2. A book in translation
3. A book that's more than 600 pages
4. A book of poetry, a play, or an essay collection
5. A book of any genre that addresses current events
6. An immigration story
7. A book published before you were born
8. Three books by the same author
9. A book by an #ownvoices or#diversebooiks author
10. A book with an unreliable narrator or ambiguous ending
11. A book nominatied for an award in 2017
12. A Pulitizer Prize or National Book Award Winner

Happy Reading!


message 2: by Winter, Group Reads (last edited Dec 13, 2017 03:50AM) (new)

Winter (Winter9) | 3540 comments Participants:

Agnieszka - 0/15
Amanda - 4/24
Amber - 0/24
Anna - 14/24
Aparajita - 10/12
Arielle - 18/24
Carly - 4/12
Caro - 0/12
Carrie - 10/12
Catherine - 23/24
Ceanna - 3/12
Charity - 0/10
Cheri - 0/20
Cheryl - 3/24
Chetara - 0/24
Cindy III - 0/10
Claire - 6/12
Dominique - 0/18
Erin - 0/20
Erika - 2/12
Gail - 11/12
Gem - 0/?
Gretchen - 8/10
Jacki - 1/24
Jade - 0/12
Jennifer - 3/24
Jessica - 0/15
Jessica H (47) - 1/10
Jill - 1/12
Ju - 5/8
Juliarcher - 0/24
Julia - 0/12
Julie - 9/12
Juliefellion - 0/24
Karoline - 0/3
Kate - 0/?
Kelly - 10/12
Kelly B - 1/10
Kristin - 4/24
Kristina - 16/24
Laura - 0/12
Lauri - 0/12
Leslie - 0/12
Lisa - 2/9
Maddison - 7/24
Maddy - 0/12
Maria - 0/10
Marissa - 11/24
Marissa (166) - 6/18
Martha - 0/12
Maureen - 0/24
Mave - 0/24
Maxine - 11/12
Meagan - 0/24
Meaghan - 6/24
Melanie - 0/12
Melanie (234) - 3/24
Melissa - 19/24
Mie - 0/12
Miriam - 1/24
Nicky - 8/12
Nicole - 0/6
Niffer - 0/10
Nik - 22/24
Nikinna - 0/12
Noelia - 11/12
Paul - 0/13
Paula - 17/24
Q - 0/12
ReGina - 23/24
Reija - 6/12
Rick - 0/?
Robyn - 2/10
Samantha - 0/15
Sam F - 0/24
Sarah - 0/12
Sharon (53) - 1/12
Sruthi - 0/12
Stephanie - 2/12
Susan - 0/24
Suzanne - 2/12
Tahera - 6/8
Tera - 4/10
Tiffany - 5/12
Vernice - 0/24
Vicky - 12/24
Victoria - 0/10

Completed:

Berit - 24/24
Carri - 14/12
Cat - 24/24
Charity (60) - 12/7
Cindy - 12/12
Darinda - 24/24
Debra - 12/12
Kiwi - 24/24
Lindsay - 24/24
Monique - 10/10
Sharon (40) - 24/24
Sherry - 14/12
Tania - 12/12


message 3: by Jessica (new)

Jessica R. | 399 comments Put me down for all 12, please :)


message 4: by Robyn (new)

Robyn Perfect challenge for me, put me down for all 12. 1 a month!


message 5: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (last edited Dec 25, 2016 02:28PM) (new)

Blagica  | 8246 comments I deleted all the reserved spots in my corner thinking I wouldn't sign up for anymore yearly then I saw this! do I or don't I I was so organized if only I could move posts up and down

Put me down for 12 I can delete it and reorganize if I have to


message 6: by Erika (new)

Erika (erikarae) | 710 comments I'll sign up for all 12, please :)


message 7: by Gayatri (last edited Jan 07, 2017 10:33PM) (new)

Gayatri | 34 comments I'm in for Reading for fun section i.e. 12 books.

GOAL - 0/12

1. A book you chose for the cover - Nobody Is Ever Missing
2. A book with reputation for being un-put-down-able - Six of Crows
3. A book set somewhere you've never been but would like to visit - Tender Is the Night
4. A book you've already read - Mulliner Nights
5. A juicy memoir - A Life in Parts
6. A book about books or reading - The Uncommon Reader
7. A book in a genre you usually avoid - Lolita
(I generally avoid books (not genre) which make me feel uncomfortable and this sure is one of them)
8. A book you don't want to admit you're dying to read - The Earl Takes All
9. A book in the backlist of a new favorite author - Sharp Objects
10. A book recommended by someone with great taste - Raiders from the North
11. A book you were excited to buy or borrow, but haven't read yet - The Mysterious Affair at Styles
12. A book about a topic or subject you already love - I Heart Christmas


message 8: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie (stephaniemarie17) | 9 comments I'll sign up for all 12 categories! These categories look fun and a book a month is manageable :)


message 9: by Anna (last edited Oct 13, 2017 05:25AM) (new)

Anna Glebova (AnnaGlebova) | 1050 comments I'm in!

Reading for Fun:

1. A book you chose for the cover: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah 10/13/2017 ★★★★☆
2. A book with reputation for being un-put-down-able: The Terror by Dan Simmons
3. A book set somewhere you've never been but would like to visit: Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts 06/28/2017 ★★☆☆☆
4. A book you've already read: The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
5. A juicy memoir: The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
6. A book about books or reading: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón 09/29/2017 ★★★★☆
7. A book in a genre you usually avoid: 50 Events You Really Need to Know: World History by Ian Crofton (Historical Non-Fiction)
8. A book you don't want to admit you're dying to read: The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski
9. A book in the backlist of a new favorite author: Loneliness on the Net by Janusz Leon Wiśniewski 07/23/2017 ★★★★★
10. A book recommended by someone with great taste: Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand 02/21/2017 ★★★★★
11. A book you were exited to buy or borrow, but haven't read yet: House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski 01/20/2017 ★★☆☆☆
12. A book about a topic or subject you already love: Sex Criminals, Volume One: One Weird Trick by Matt Fraction 01/21/2017 ★★★★☆

Reading for Growth:

1. A Newberry Award winner or Honor book: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman 02/07/2017 ★★★★★
2. A book in translation: The Trial by Franz Kafka
3. A book that's more than 600 pages: The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas 05/08/2017 ★★★★★
4. A book of poetry, a play, or an essay collection: Shakespeare's Sonnets by William Shakespeare 04/12/2017 ★★☆☆☆
5. A book of any genre that addresses current events: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini 09/09/2017 ★★☆☆☆
6. An immigration story: The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough 05/03/2017 ★★★★☆
7. A book published before you were born: The Iliad by Homer 04/03/2017 ★★★★☆
8. Three books by the same author: Dandelion Wine, Something Wicked This Way Comes and Farewell Summer by Ray Bradbury
9. A book by an #ownvoices or #diversebooks author: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
10. A book with an unreliable narrator or ambiguous ending: Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov 03/03/2017 ★★★☆☆
11. A book nominatied for an award in 2017: The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O'Neill (Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction)
12. A Pulitizer Prize or National Book Award Winner: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

14/24


message 10: by Noelia (last edited Jul 31, 2017 09:28AM) (new)

Noelia Sanchez | 8 comments I'm in for all 12!

1. A book you chose for the cover The Bear and the Nightingale
2. A book with reputation for being un-put-down-able In and Out of Step
3. A book set somewhere you've never been but would like to visit The Flatey Enigma
4. A book you've already read
5. A juicy memoir - On_Writing
6. A book about books or reading The Bestseller
7. A book in a genre you usually avoid The Waste Land and Other Poems
8. A book you don't want to admit you're dying to read Origin
9. A book in the backlist of a new favorite author Demon
10. A book recommended by someone with great taste The Grapes of Wrath
11. A book you were excited to buy or borrow, but haven't read yet The Best of H.P. Lovecraft: Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre
12. A book about a topic or subject you already love Stephen_King_s_The_Dark_Tower


message 11: by Sam F (last edited Oct 13, 2017 05:06PM) (new)

Sam F | 678 comments I'm in for all 12 too!

MODERN MRS: DARCY CHALLENGE 2017
Duration: January 1st - December 31st 2017

1. A book you chose for the cover - Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran FoerExtremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
2. A book with reputation for being un-put-down-able - Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by
Benjamin Alire Sáenz
3. A book set somewhere you've never been but would like to visit - Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
4. A book you've already read - The Killing Circle by Andrew Pyper
5. A juicy memoir - Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling
6. A book about books or reading - The Prison Book Club
7. A book in a genre you usually avoid - The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable about Fulfilling Your Dreams and Reaching Your Destiny by Robin S. Sharma
8. A book you don't want to admit you're dying to read - Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
9. A book in the backlist of a new favorite author - American Gods by Neil Gaiman
10. A book recommended by someone with great taste - A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews
11. A book you were exited to buy or borrow, but haven't read yet - Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
12. A book about a topic or subject you already love


message 12: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Juvinall | 178 comments I'm in for all 12. I am doing her other challenge as well!


message 13: by Kinza (new)

Kinza (FortunaMajor20) | 11 comments i'm in for number 11 please!


message 14: by Kelly (last edited Dec 02, 2017 03:38AM) (new)

Kelly (kellysrambles) | 906 comments Please sign me up for all 12!

MODERN MRS DARCY 2017
Duration: January 1st - December 31st, 2017

1. A book you chose for the cover. - The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave ✔
2. A book with reputation for being un-put-down-able. - The Scarecrow Queen by Melinda Salisbury ✔
3. A book set somewhere you've never been but would like to visit. - Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde ✔
4. A book you've already read. - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J. K. Rowling ✔
5. A juicy memoir.
6. A book about books or reading.
7. A book in a genre you usually avoid. - Doing It!: Let's Talk About Sex by Hannah Witton ✔
8. A book you don't want to admit you're dying to read. - King's Cage by Victoria Aveyard ✔
9. A book in the backlist of a new favorite author. - Vicious by V. E. Schwab ✔
10. A book recommended by someone with great taste. -
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor ✔
11. A book you were excited to buy or borrow, but haven't read yet. - Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake ✔
12. A book about a topic or subject you already love. - Nasty Women published by 404 Ink ✔

Completed: 10/12


message 15: by Kristina (last edited Jan 26, 2017 07:20PM) (new)

Kristina | 262 comments I'm in for 12 (Reading for Fun).

2/12

1. A book you chose for the cover. The Sun is Also a Star Finished 1/19/2017
2. A book with reputation for being un-put-down-able. Divergent
3. A book set somewhere you've never been but would like to visit. The Luminaries
4. A book you've already read. A Clockwork Orange
5. A juicy memoir. The Glass Castle
6. A book about books or reading. If on a Winter's Night a Traveler Finished 1/16/2017
7. A book in a genre you usually avoid. Taking the Lead
8. A book you don't want to admit you're dying to read. Lolita
9. A book in the backlist of a new favorite author. House of Leaves (I assume this would count for this category?)
10. A book recommended by someone with great taste. Tuesdays with Morrie
11. A book you were exited to buy or borrow, but haven't read yet. Dark Places
12. A book about a topic or subject you already love. The Bell Jar


message 16: by Debra (last edited Dec 12, 2017 08:56AM) (new)

Debra Barstad | 246 comments Sign me up for all 12 please
Modern Mrs. Darcy Challenge
1. A book you chose for the cover Evernight
2. A book with reputation for being un-put-down-able Behind Closed Doors
3. A book set somewhere you've never been but would like to visit Itsy Bitsy Spider
4. A book you've already read Where the Red Fern Grows
5. A juicy memoir Fifteen &...What?!
6. A book about books or reading The Help
7. A book in a genre you usually avoid The Vampire's Pet
8. A book you don't want to admit you're dying to read Fifty Shades Darker
9. A book in the backlist of a new favorite author A Killer Among Us
10. A book recommended by someone with great taste Buried Prey
11. A book you were exited to buy or borrow, but haven't read yet Grey
12. A book about a topic or subject you already love True Crime: 4 True American Crime Stories - Vol 1


message 17: by Kristin, Challenges (new)

Kristin MB | 1279 comments I'm down for 12. I'll pull from both lists.


message 18: by Kristin, Challenges (new)

Kristin MB | 1279 comments Oh, just noticed only one of the two lists is here. I was planning on doing this challenge, but on the original site there are two lists. I would like to do 12 total from both lists. I guess I can just let you know when I complete one without committing to an actual number. does that work?


message 19: by Wolf (Alpha) (new)

Wolf (Alpha) | 120 comments I'm in for all 12.


message 20: by Nik (last edited Sep 12, 2017 11:52PM) (new)

Nik (bleepnik) | 918 comments [22/24]

01. A book you chose for the cover. Adulthood Is a Myth: A Sarah's Scribbles Collection (2017.02.09, ★★★★☆).
02. A book with reputation for being un-put-down-able. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2017.02.07, ★★★★★).
03. A book set somewhere you've never been but would like to visit. Divergent (2017.01.09, ★★★★☆).
04. A book you've already read. American Gods (2017.01.04, ★★★★☆).
05. A juicy memoir. Let's Pretend This Never Happened (2017.03.31, ★★★★☆).
06. A book about books or reading. The Book Thief (2017.01.07, ★★★★☆).
07. A book in a genre you usually avoid. The Light Between Oceans (2017.02.09, ★★★☆☆).
08. A book you don’t want to admit you’re dying to read. Shadowfever (2017.06.13, ★★★☆☆).
09. A book in the backlist of a new favourite author. Tigana: Anniversary Edition (2017.09.13, ★★★★☆).
10. A book recommended by someone with great taste. The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (2017.01.14, ★★★★★).
11. A book you were excited to buy or borrow, but haven't read yet. The Bad Beginning (2017.01.14, ★★★☆☆).
12. A book about a topic or subject you already love. Rebel of the Sands (2017.02.16, ★★★★☆).
14. A book in translation. Blue Is the Warmest Color (2017.02.16, ★★★★☆).
15. A book that's more than 600 pages. Forever (2017.04.09, ★★★★☆).
16. A book of poetry, a play, or an essay collection. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II (2017.01.16, ★★★☆☆).
17. A book of any genre that addresses current events. The Complete Persepolis (2017.03.27, ★★★★☆).
18. An immigration story. White Teeth (2017.04.05, ★★★☆☆).
19. A book published before you were born. The Eternaut (2017.03.08,★★★★☆).
20. Three books by the same author. The Wide Window (2017.01.21, ★★★☆☆).
21. A book by an #ownvoices or #diversebooks author. An Untamed State (2017.01.19, ★★★★★).
22. A book with an unreliable narrator or ambiguous ending. The Handmaid's Tale (2017.01.15, ★★★★☆).
23. A book nominated for an award in 2017. Salt to the Sea (2017.09.01, ★★★★☆).


message 21: by Tammy (new)

Tammy | 34 comments I'll sign up for all 12 please.


message 22: by Maxine (last edited Oct 03, 2017 09:07PM) (new)

Maxine Robinson | 249 comments 11/12

1. A book you chose for the cover - Blackwing
2. A book with reputation for being un-put-down-able - The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo
3. A book set somewhere you've never been but would like to visit - Voices From The Trenches: Letters To Home
4. A book you've already read - Six of Crows
5. A juicy memoir - Scrappy Little Nobody
6. A book about books or reading
7. A book in a genre you usually avoid - Brooklyn
8. A book you don't want to admit you're dying to read - A Court of Thorns and Roses
9. A book in the backlist of a new favorite author - The Fireman
10. A book recommended by someone with great taste - Half a King
11. A book you were exited to buy or borrow, but haven't read yet - A Gentleman in Moscow
12. A book about a topic or subject you already love - The Way of Kings, Part 2


message 23: by Carrie (last edited Apr 11, 2017 01:11PM) (new)

Carrie Mongillo | 222 comments I'll aim for 10/12 :)

Reading for Fun:

1. A book you chose for the cover
2. A book with 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 - Out of My Mind
5. A juicy memoir
6. A book about books or reading
7. A book in a genre you usually avoid
8. A book you don't want to admit you're dying to read
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

Reading for Growth:

1. A Newberry Award winner or Honor book
2. A book in translation
3. A book that's more than 600 pages
4. A book of poetry, a play, or an essay collection
5. A book of any genre that addresses current events
6. An immigration story
7. A book published before you were born
8. Three books by the same author
9. A book by an #ownvoices or#diversebooiks author
10. A book with an unreliable narrator or ambiguous ending
11. A book nominatied for an award in 2017
12. A Pulitizer Prize or National Book Award Winner


message 24: by Nancy (new)

Nancy Coleman | 3 comments I'd like to try for all 12 please!


message 25: by Jen (new)

Jen Hoelter 0/12

1. A book you chose for the cover
2. A book with 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
5. A juicy memoir
6. A book about books or reading
7. A book in a genre you usually avoid
8. A book you don't want to admit you're dying to read
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 exited to buy or borrow, but haven't read yet
12. A book about a topic or subject you already love


message 26: by Lindsay (last edited May 31, 2017 04:16PM) (new)

Lindsay | 898 comments I will join for all 24 please.

1. A book you chose for the cover
Strange Weather in Tokyo Strange Weather in Tokyo by Hiromi Kawakami
2. A book with reputation for being un-put-down-able
Defending Jacob
3. A book set somewhere you've never been but would like to visit
The Perfect Location
4. A book you've already read
Rivers of London
5. A juicy memoir
Running with Scissors
6. A book about books or reading
Swimming Lessons
7. A book in a genre you usually avoid
The Girl with a Clock for a Heart
8. A book you don't want to admit you're dying to read
The Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters
9. A book in the backlist of a new favorite author
Anansi Boys
10. A book recommended by someone with great taste
An Untamed State
11. A book you were excited to buy or borrow, but haven't read yet
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
12. A book about a topic or subject you already love
The Emergence of Judy Taylor Edfringe

Stretch yourself:
1. A Newberry Award winner or Honor book.
Ramona and Her Father
2. A book in translation.
The House of the Spirits
3. A book that's more than 600 pages.
American Gods
4. A book of poetry, a play, or an essay collection.
Bloodshot Monochrome
5. A book of any genre that addresses current events.
The Handmaid's Tale
6. An immigrant story.
The Mare
7. A book published before you were born.
Babette's Feast
8. Three books by the same author.
Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous HobbiesHogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable GuideShort Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists
9. A book by an #ownvoices or #diversebooks author.
Under the Udala Trees
10. A book with an unreliable narrator or ambiguous ending.
Bone Quill
11. A book nominated for an award in 2017.
Stay with Me
12. A Pulitzer Prize or National Book Award winner.
Ramona and Her Mother

Challenge complete 28th May 2017


message 27: by Winter, Group Reads (new)

Winter (Winter9) | 3540 comments Kristin wrote: "Oh, just noticed only one of the two lists is here. I was planning on doing this challenge, but on the original site there are two lists. I would like to do 12 total from both lists. I guess I can ..."

I posted only one because the first list had more clear tasks, some in the other were potentially a little confusing and this were thought to be a challenge for those who felt Popsugar etc. a little overwhelming. That said if you guys want to it's no problem posting the other part too and let you decide how you want to do it :)


message 28: by Winter, Group Reads (new)

Winter (Winter9) | 3540 comments Updated. Do you guys want me to post the second part too? That doesn't mean you have to do it though or you can mix them and just give me the number of books you read :)


message 29: by Gayatri (new)

Gayatri | 34 comments Yes. Please do post the second part. :)


message 30: by [deleted user] (last edited May 29, 2017 06:23PM) (new)

Modern Mrs Darcy Challenge

01/01/17 - 31/12/17

Completed 10/10!

1) A book set somewhere you've never been but would like to visit (France): Black Ice by Anne Stuart - 11/02/17

2) A book you've already read - Fire Sea by Margaret Weis - 11/01/17

3) A juicy memoir - Walking the Amazon: 860 Days. The Impossible Task. The Incredible Journey by Ed Stafford - 28/03/17

4) A book you were excited to buy or borrow, but haven't read yet: Black Wolves by Kate Elliott - 06/03/17

5) A book about a topic or subject you already love: Lab Girl by Hope Jahren - 24/03/17

6) A book in translation: The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin - 12/02/17

7) A book that's more than 600 pages: Toll the Hounds by Steven Erikson - 14/05/17

8) A book published before you were born: Foundation by Isaac Asimov - 29/01/17 (1951)

9) Three books by the same author - Lee Child : Die Trying - 04/01/17, Tripwire - 02/02/17, Running Blind - 14/03/17

10) A Pulitizer Prize or National Book Award Winner: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead - 19/03/17


message 31: by Tiffy_Reads (last edited Jan 23, 2017 06:02AM) (new)

Tiffy_Reads | 52 comments Sign me up for all 12 please! :)

MODERN MRS DARCY 2017


1. A book you chose for the cover.
✔️2. A book with reputation for being un-put-down-able. --Illuminae by Amie Kaufman
✔️3. A book set somewhere you've never been but would like to visit. Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty (Sydney Australia)
4. A book you've already read.
5. A juicy memoir.
6. A book about books or reading.
✔️7. A book in a genre you usually avoid. March (Book One)- graphic novel
8. A book you don't want to admit you're dying to read.
9. A book in the backlist of a new favorite author.
✔️10. A book recommended by someone with great taste. The Circle by Dave Egger
✔️11. A book you were exited to buy or borrow, but haven't read yet. The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
12. A book about a topic or subject you already love.

Completed: 5/12


message 32: by Niffer (new)

Niffer (fenifur) | 1 comments I would like to try for 10/12 please :)


message 33: by Gretchen (last edited Oct 27, 2017 12:43PM) (new)

Gretchen (eab2012) | 305 comments I'm in for 6 on this challenge.
1.) A book set somewhere you've never been but would like to visit
An Expert in Murder Set in London, England
2.) A book about a subject or topic you already love
The Empress of Bright Moon So many topics/subjects to pick from. Historical fiction, women who defy traditions, female rules, and so many more.
3.) A book you chose for the cover
For the Most Beautiful For the Most Beautiful by Emily Hauser
4.) A book you were excited to borrow or buy, but have't yet read
The Fairy-Tale Detectives (The Sisters Grimm, #1) by Michael Buckley I borrowed this book from my little brother over a year ago. I wanted to read it to see if it would be something to read out loud with my eight year old. It was lost during our move but I finally found it
5.) A book you've already read
-The Sea of Monsters
6.) A book recommended to you by someone with great taste
-What Angels Fear This book was recommended to me by Veronica on GR. When our books are compared we are 95% compatible so she must have great taste.
7.) A juicy memoir
-The Princess Diarist
8.) A book in a genre you usually avoid
-The Goddesses This book is classified as chick lit. A genre I usually go out of my way to avoid.


message 34: by Lindsay (new)

Lindsay | 898 comments Winter wrote: "Updated. Do you guys want me to post the second part too? That doesn't mean you have to do it though or you can mix them and just give me the number of books you read :)"

It would be good to have the second part too!


message 35: by Jennifer (last edited Oct 25, 2017 10:33AM) (new)

Jennifer Nelson (maidenoflight) | 199 comments I'm in for 24.

1. A book you chose for the coverCinderella Treasure Trove
2. A book with reputation for being un-put-down-able The Help
3. A book set somewhere you've never been but would like to visitInto the Wild
4. A book you've already readCharlotte's Web
5. A juicy memoir
6. A book about books or readingThe Fault in Our Stars
7. A book in a genre you usually avoidAdulthood Is a Myth
8. A book you don't want to admit you're dying to read
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 exited to buy or borrow, but haven't read yet
12. A book about a topic or subject you already love

Stretch yourself:
1. A Newberry Award winner or Honor book.
2. A book in translation. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
3. A book that's more than 600 pages.Battle Royale
4. A book of poetry, a play, or an essay collection.
5. A book of any genre that addresses current events.Wisconsin Talk: Linguistic Diversity in the Badger State
6. An immigrant story.
7. A book published before you were born.Lord of the Flies
8. Three books by the same author.
9. A book by an #ownvoices or #diversebooks author.A Circle of Quiet
10. A book with an unreliable narrator or ambiguous ending.
11. A book nominated for an award in 2017.
12. A Pulitzer Prize or National Book Award winner.


Kiwi Begs2Differ  ✎ (Kiwi_Fruit) | 1246 comments For the "Reading for fun" challenge I'm in for all 12.

I'm doing the "Reading for growth" challenge as well (it has additional 13 prompts), up to you, Winter, if you want to add the second one here, or maybe in a separate thread?

I'll keep the list with the read books on my personal corner and I'll post my updates in this thread as I read them, good luck everyone!


message 37: by Q (last edited Feb 03, 2017 11:51PM) (new)

Q | 95 comments Count me in for all 12!

MODERN MRS: DARCY CHALLENGE 2017
Duration: January 1st - December 31st 2017

1. A book you chose for the cover
2. A book with 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
5. A juicy memoir
✔ 6. A book about books or reading - The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend
7. A book in a genre you usually avoid
8. A book you don't want to admit you're dying to read
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 exited to buy or borrow, but haven't read yet
12. A book about a topic or subject you already love

Completed 1/12


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Lauri Saplad (otwlauri) | 107 comments Modern Mrs Darcy Challenge
January 1 - December 31, 2017

0/12

1. A book you chose for the cover
2. A book with a reputation for being in-put-down-able
3. A book set in somewhere you've never been, but would like to visit
4. A book you've already read
5. A juicy memoir
6. A book about books or reading
7. A book in a genre you usually avoid
8. A book you don't want to admit you're dying to read
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


message 39: by Laura (new)

Laura Danielle Sawyer (ReadingisStorytelling) | 21 comments put me down for 12


message 40: by Sharon (last edited Oct 22, 2017 10:18AM) (new)

Sharon Conty | 378 comments I'm in for all of them!

1. A book you chose for the cover - On Her Father’s Grave by Kendra Elliott
2. A book with reputation for being un-put-down-able - The 100-year-old man who climbed out a window and disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
3. A book set somewhere you've never been but would like to visit - Truly, Madly, Guilty by Liane Moriarty
4. A book you've already read - The Bad Beginning – Lemony Snicket
5. A juicy memoir - Choose Your Own Adventure by Neil Patrick Harris
6. A book about books or reading - The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
7. A book in a genre you usually avoid - The Man in 3B by Carl Weber
8. A book you don't want to admit you're dying to read - The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton lee Stewart
9. A book in the backlist of a new favorite author - The Green Mile by Stephen King
10. A book recommended by someone with great taste - Emma by Jane Austen
11. A book you were exited to buy or borrow, but haven't read yet - The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom
12. A book about a topic or subject you already love - Secrets of the Grave by Tami Hoag

Reading for Growth:

1. A Newberry Award winner or Honor book – The Crossover
2. A book in translation - Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
3. A book that's more than 600 pages - Ulysses by James Joyce
4. A book of poetry, a play, or an essay collection - The Raven and other poems by Edgar Allen Poe
5. A book of any genre that addresses current events - Fast Food Nation by Eric Scholsser
6. An immigration story - A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
7. A book published before you were born - Mutiny on the Bounty by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall
8. Three books by the same author – Thinner, Desperation, and Revival by Stephen King
9. A book by an #ownvoices or#diversebooiks author - To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
10. A book with an unreliable narrator or ambiguous ending - The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
11. A book nominatied for an award in 2017 - Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
12. A Pulitizer Prize or National Book Award Winner - The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

24/24


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Nikinnia Smith (Gagirl83) | 47 comments In for 12

MODERN MRS: DARCY CHALLENGE 2017
Duration: January 1st - December 31st 2017

1. A book you chose for the cover
2. A book with 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
5. A juicy memoir
6. A book about books or reading
7. A book in a genre you usually avoid
8. A book you don't want to admit you're dying to read
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 exited to buy or borrow, but haven't read yet
12. A book about a topic or subject you already love


message 42: by Sarah (last edited Oct 08, 2017 01:17AM) (new)

Sarah Black (Ohfortheloveofbooks) | 80 comments I'm so in!!

Duration: January 1st - December 31st 2017

1. A book you chose for the cover. The Substitute (The Wedding Pact, #1) by Denise Grover Swank
2. A book with reputation for being un-put-down-able. Red Queen (Red Queen, #1) by Victoria Aveyard {So many booktubers have talked about this book.}
3. A book set somewhere you've never been but would like to visit. Obsidian (Lux, #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout {West Virginia/America}
4. A book you've already read. A Longtime -and at one point illegal- Crush by Janette Rallison
5. A juicy memoir. Yes Please by Amy Poehler
6. A book about books or reading. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
7. A book in a genre you usually avoid. Edgar Allan Poe The Complete Tales and Poems (Book House) by Edgar Allan Poe
8. A book you don't want to admit you're dying to read. City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1) by Cassandra Clare {I don't usually follow the trends.}
9. A book in the backlist of a new favorite author. Ransom My Heart by Meg Cabot
10. A book recommended by someone with great taste. My Lady Jane The Not Entirely True Story by Cynthia Hand {Was actually bought for my birthday, but Helen has amazing taste in books.}
11. A book you were excited to buy or borrow, but haven't read yet. Bloody Monday, Tome 1 by Ryou Ryumon
12. A book about a topic or subject you already love. Winning the Duke by Jenn Langston {The Regency Era}


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Aparajita Raychaudhury (aparajir) | 23 comments I'm in for this! Please put me down for all 12


message 44: by Reija (last edited Mar 12, 2017 01:18AM) (new)

Reija | 267 comments I'm in!

MODERN MRS: DARCY CHALLENGE 2017
Duration: January 1st - December 31st 2017

1. A book you chose for the cover Today Means Amen
2. A book with reputation for being un-put-down-able
3. A book set somewhere you've never been but would like to visit Hidden Figures - varjoon jääneet
4. A book you've already read The Gunslinger
5. A juicy memoir
6. A book about books or reading Susannan laulu
7. A book in a genre you usually avoid Sparkwood
8. A book you don't want to admit you're dying to read
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 exited to buy or borrow, but haven't read yet Pretty Happy: Healthy Ways To Love Your Body
12. A book about a topic or subject you already love Twin Peaks - Salattu historia

7/12


message 45: by Julie (last edited Dec 29, 2017 05:53PM) (new)

Julie Farmer | 228 comments I'm in for 12.

10/12

1. A book you chose for the cover
Serafina and the Black Cloak
2. A book with a reputation for being un-put-down-able The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
3. A book set somewhere you've never been but would like to visit Carrying the Fire An Astronaut's Journeys by Michael Collins

4. A book you've already read Ella Enchanted
5. A juicy memoir Miracle in the Andes
6. A book about books or reading
7. A book in a genre you usually avoid
In Harm's Way: The Sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors
8. A book you don't want to admit you're dying to read This is Where I Leave You
9. A book in the backlist of a new favorite author
10. A book recommended by someone with great taste In Cold Blood
11. A book you were excited to buy or borrow, but haven't read yet Wintergirls
12. A book about a topic or subject you already love Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race


message 46: by Tera (last edited Jan 21, 2017 06:30PM) (new)

Tera I'm in for 10. (Will add/edit as I check them off my list)

2/10

MODERN MRS: DARCY CHALLENGE 2017
Duration: January 1st - December 31st 2017

1. A book you chose for the cover
2. A book with 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
5. A juicy memoir
---6. A book about books or reading--Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller
7. A book in a genre you usually avoid
8. A book you don't want to admit you're dying to read
9. A book in the backlist of a new favorite author
---10. A book recommended by someone with great taste-- A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron
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


message 47: by Jessica (new)

Jessica H (Minnesota) | 68 comments Count me in for all 12.

-Jessica H


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Susan (ciaosuz) | 4 comments Yes! I'm in for all 24.

1. A book you chose for the cover
2. A book with 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
5. A juicy memoir
6. A book about books or reading
7. A book in a genre you usually avoid
8. A book you don't want to admit you're dying to read
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 exited to buy or borrow, but haven't read yet
12. A book about a topic or subject you already love

Stretch yourself:
1. A Newberry Award winner or Honor book.
2. A book in translation.
3. A book that's more than 600 pages.
4. A book of poetry, a play, or an essay collection.
5. A book of any genre that addresses current events.
6. An immigrant story.
7. A book published before you were born.
8. Three books by the same author.
9. A book by an #ownvoices or #diversebooks author.
10. A book with an unreliable narrator or ambiguous ending.
11. A book nominated for an award in 2017.
12. A Pulitzer Prize or National Book Award winner.
3 days ago


message 49: by Jill (last edited Feb 27, 2017 09:45AM) (new)

Jill Tool | 162 comments I'm in for all 12

MODERN MRS: DARCY CHALLENGE 2017
Duration: January 1st - December 31st 2017

Completed: 1/12

1. A book you chose for the cover
2. A book with 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
5. A juicy memoir
6. A book about books or reading
7. A book in a genre you usually avoid
8. A book you don't want to admit you're dying to read
9. A book in the backlist of a new favorite author
✔ 10. A book recommended by someone with great taste: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman...FINISHED 2/27/17
11. A book you were exited to buy or borrow, but haven't read yet
12. A book about a topic or subject you already love

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman


message 50: by Gail (last edited Dec 26, 2017 06:26PM) (new)

Gail Gagner | 57 comments I would like to sign up for this challenge. Put me down for 12 please.

Reading for Fun:

1. A book you chose for the cover
The Boylan House Trilogy. By: Ron Ripley
2. A book with reputation for being un-put-down-able
The Girl on the Train By: Paula Hawkins
3. A book set somewhere you've never been but would like to visit
The Gift By: Louise Jensen
4. A book you've already read: Fifty Shades of Grey By E.L. James
5. A juicy memoir
6. A book about books or reading: Ink and Bone By: Rachel Caine
7. A book in a genre you usually avoid
American GodsBy: Neil Gaiman
8. A book you don't want to admit you're dying to read
This Is Where It Ends By: Marieke Nijkamp
9. A book in the backlist of a new favorite author: Ink and Bone By: Lisa Unger
10. A book recommended by someone with great taste: Walk Two Moons
By: Sharon Creech
11. A book you were excited to buy or borrow, but haven't read yet - Twisted By: Andrew Kaufman
12. A book about a topic or subject you already love
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Live by: Douglas Adams

Reading For Growth:
11. A book nominated for an award - The Breakdown. By: B A Paris

Completed: 12/12


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