2017 Reading Challenge


Modern Mrs. Darcy is one of my favorite blogs and I look forward to her podcast every week. I love finding reading inspiration and learning about what other people enjoy reading too. This year, I thought I would participate in one of her two challenges for the year as I decide what to read.

A book you chose for the cover: Birds in the Air by Frances O’Roark Dowell (finished August 2).

Doesn’t the juxtapostion of the title with the fabric and thread pull you in? This is such a lovely, cozy read about a small mountain town and their quilting community!

A book with a reputation for being un-put-down-able:

A book set somewhere you’ve never been, but would love to visit:

A book you’ve already read:

A juicy memoir: Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick (finished January 4).


I loved how Anna’s writing style was so conversational and felt like you were sitting on the couch having a conversation with a friend. The memoir is a collection of essays about different moments in her story – everything from different insights into her acting career to relationships with her family and boys and the struggles she has endured to be where she is now. If you’re a fan of her acting or just looking for a light, fun read, I highly recommend checking this one out!

A book about books or reading:

A book in a genre you usually avoid: Origin by Dan Brown (finished November ). I normally avoid the Thriller category, but I love the Robert Langdon series by Dan Brown!

A book you don’t want to admit you’re dying to read:

A book in the back list of a new favorite author:

A book recommended by someone with great taste: The Distant Hours by Kate Morton (finished May 31).

Recommended on the What Should I Read Next podcast and by my mama when we visited in May. I always peruse her bookshelves to see what calls to me and then ask her thoughts. She thought I’d really enjoy this one and she was right!

A book you were excited to borrow or buy but haven’t read yet: Lilac Girls by ?? (finished December ).

A book about a topic or subject you already love: