2020 Modern mrs darcy reading challenge

First and foremost, I look at challenges as a gateway to new reading paths, a way to nudge me in a new direction with my reading. It's not a competition and if I don't finish, I don't care; but, I'm going to give it a shot! Are you inspired to join me?


I found the Modern Mrs. Darcy blog and podcast a couple years ago and appreciate Anne's thoughtful book recommendations and insights. This is her 6th year of providing a challenge - and it's a short 10 categories, suggested as a way to encourage readers to keep reading, because as she says, "that’s far more than the average reader reads in a year, but few enough to let you choose those titles with care."  

Here's where I'll track my efforts to complete the challenge in 2020. I'll be double dipping some of the books that will also fit categories in other challenges. I started by taking the lists and perusing my own bookshelves to see what I already own that will fit the challenge. Then, as I search the forums for ideas, I watch for books I know are already on my TBR list. Finally, I fill in with books totally new-to-me. Completed books will be in bold with a cover image and links to the reviews.  (AOC, author of color) 

2 - a debut novel:

Water Dancer (The) by Ta-Nehisi Coates 

a powerful story about slavery, family, self-belief, and the underground railroad with a splash of magic

5 - outside my genre comfort zone:

Close to Home (#5 Crosswhite) by Robert Dugoni   

a good addition to the series, in trying to solve a hit and run, Crosswhite gets tangled up with the military police, a drug ring, and crooked cops

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