One of my goals for the year was to complete the Modern Mrs. Darcy Challenge (check it out here). Since I’m a mood reader, I decided to do a prompt every month. I completed my last prompt in October. I wanted to show you guys what I read for this challenge. Check it out!
Read a book published the decade you were born.
I was born in the 90’s and I couldn’t think of a more iconic 90’s series than the Fear Street series. I devoured these when I was younger. It was fun to revisit the work of R.L. Stine.
Read a debut novel.
There, There had been on my tbr anyhow. It just happened to fit this prompt. Unfortunately, I didn’t love this one, but I am glad that I read it.
Read a book recommended by a source you trust.
For this prompt I asked my childhood friend, Karter, to recommend a book. He didn’t even hesitate to recommend The Shadow of the Wind. I listened to this on audiobook and it was such an immersive experience. He has good taste.
Read a book by a local author.
Fannie Flagg is from Birmingham, which is semi-local. I live about two hours from there, so I might have bent the rules just a little. Anyhow, I’ve always wanted to read one of her books. Unfortunately, I don’t think The Whole Town’s Talking was the best place to start. I really didn’t like it.
Read a book outside your (genre) comfort zone.
I love poetry, but I don’t read a lot of poetry collections. Poetry for Lovers and Haters was a great place to start. It was a short, snappy read.
Read a book in translation.
I didn’t realize The Librarian of Auschwitz was originally written in Spanish until I started researching for this prompt. Luckily, I had it on my shelf so I didn’t have to do much work for this prompt.
Read a book nominated for an award in 2020.
The Stranger Diaries was a finalist in the Edgar Awards in 2020. It definitely deserved it. This books was awesome!
Read a re-read.
I hate young me for losing the dust jacket to my copy of The Magnolia League. Anyhow, this was a favorite of mine in high school and I decided to re-read it to see if I still loved it. Which I did. It’s not for everyone though. It’s very YA, but it just brought back great memories.
Read a classic you didn’t read in school.
I chose Their Eyes Were Watching God for this prompt. I had heard so many great things about it, and I wanted to give it a try. It was a great read.
Read three books by the same author.
Lastly, I read A Northwoods Mystery Series. These books just fell right into my lap at the perfect time. They were fun mysteries to read for Halloween. Plus, I used them to complete this prompt. I will be participating in the blog tour for The Silver Box on November 14th.
So that is what I read to complete the Modern Mrs. Darcy Challenge. As always, I had fun with each prompt. I hope to participate again in 2021. What challenges do you participate in? Let me know in the comments.
If you want to know my full thoughts on a book mention, I have reviews for most of them.