Reading Update: May 2017

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In May, for my 2017 reading goals I tried to focus more on the reading challenges. I finished the Modern Mrs. Darcy reading for Fun challenge. I also made a lot of headway on the Popsugar reading challenge. I am hoping to finish the Nancy Drew books this summer, so I’m going through them pretty quickly to finish up that reading goal. Below are the books I read in May.

Gilmore Girls Season 3 books
Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol
Marathon Man William Goldman
Deenie by Judy Blume
Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective by Donald J. Sobol
The Holy Barbarians by Lawrence Lipton

Nancy Drew Mystery Stories
The Clue of the Dancing Puppet by Carolyn Keene
The Moonstone Castle Mystery by Carolyn Keene
The Clue of the Whistling Bagpipes by Carolyn Keene
The Phantom of Pine Hill by Carolyn Keene
The Mystery of the 99 Steps by Carolyn Keene
The Clue in the Crossword Cipher by Carolyn Keene
The Spider Sapphire Mystery by Carolyn Keene
The Invisible Intruder by Carolyn Keene
The Mysterious Mannequin by Carolyn Keene
The Crooked Banister by Carolyn Keene
The Secret of Mirror Bay by Carolyn Keene

Popsugar 2017 Reading Challenge + Advanced List
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness – a book that is a story within a story. This book is also on Bookriot’s 100 Must-Read Books about Monsters.
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré – An espionage thriller.
The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux – A book involving travel.
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell – A book you’ve read before that never fails to make you smile.
Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger – A steampunk novel.
The Call of the Wild by Jack London – A book set in the wilderness.
The Vegetarian by Kang Han – A book by an author from a country you’ve never visited.
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin – A book that’s more than 800 pages.
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson – a book about a difficult topic.

Modern Mrs. Darcy’s 2017 Reading Challenges for Fun and for Growth
Divergent by Veronica Roth – A book you’ve already read.
All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy – A book in a genre you usually avoid.

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson – A book of any genre that addresses current events.

Other books read (not toward a specific goal):
Fortune by Erica Spindler
Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt
The Tequila Worm by Viola Canales
What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen

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