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2016 Reading Challenge | Update


Reaching my goal of reading 52 New Books in 2016 was a resounding success. A lofty goal met with plenty of time to spare. In that spare time I am afforded the opportunity to 'catch up' on Modern Mrs. Darcy's 2016 Reading Challenge. While I am participating, but because I started late into the year, I'm not truly following along and reading the books in any particular order or in any particular month.

I thought I'd share a bit of an update, a state-of-the-reading-challenge address so to speak.

As you can see I am moving right along.


  • A book published this year Apprentice in Death by JD Robb


  • A book you can finish in a day Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson


  • A book you've been meaning to read Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
  • A book recommended by your local librarian or bookseller (I'm going to have to ask the next time I'm at the library)
  • A book you should have read in school (Books I'm considering: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte or Night by Elie Wiesel)


  • A book chosen by your spouse, partner, sibling, child, or BFF Night Probe by Clive Cussler


  • A book published before you were born The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  • A book that was banned at some point (Books I'm considering: I Know why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou or The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger)
  • A book you own but have never read (Book I'm considering: In the Woods by Tania French)


  • A book that intimidates you  Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel
  • A book you've already read at least once (Books I'm considering: The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie Omartian)

I have five books left on this challenge and just over three months to get-er done. Few qualms exist that I will accomplish this goal as well. The biggest excitement...I'm reading!