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
Fun – FINISHED!
• 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