Books Read in 2016

This year, I decided to participate in Modern Mrs. Darcy’s 2016 Reading Challenge. This page is where I will keep a record of books I’m reading for this challenge as well as other books I read throughout the year. When I finish a book, I will enter the title of that book along with the author’s name in the category it completes or list it under “Additional Books Read in 2016” if it’s not for the challenge.

MMD 2016 Reading Challenge

A Book Published This Year

A Book You Can Finish In a Day
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
By Brian Selznick

A Book You’ve Been Meaning to Read
Deconstructing Penguins:  Parents, Kids, and the Bond of Reading
By Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone

A Book Recommended by Your Local Librarian or Bookseller
A Man Called Ove
By Fredrik Backman

A Book You Should Have Read in School
Pride and Prejudice
By Jane Austen

A Book Chosen for You by Your Spouse, Partner, Sibling, Child, or BFF
The Count of Monte Cristo
By Alexandre Dumas

A Book Published Before You Were Born
The Boxcar Children (#1 in the series)
By Gertrude Chandler Warner

A Book That Was Banned at Some Point
The Giver
By Lois Lowry

A Book You Previously Abandoned
The Wizard of Oz
By L. Frank Baum

A Book You Own But Have Never Read
100 Best-Loved Poems
Edited by Philip Smith

A Book That Intimidates You
Fierce Wars and Faithful Loves:  Book I of Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queen
by Edmund Spenser, Updated and Annotated by Roy Maynard

A Book That You’ve Already Read At Least Once
The Reading Promise
By Alice Ozma


Additional Books Read in 2016

The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary
The Boxcar Children:  Surprise Island (#2 in the series) – Gertrude  Chandler Warner
Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry (#2 in The Giver Quartet Series)
The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit
Henry Huggins by Beverly Cleary
The Sword in the Tree by Clyde Robert Bulla
Who Was Marco Polo? by Joan Holub
The Year of Miss Agnes by Kirkpatrick Hill
Classic Starts The Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle, Edited by John Burrows
Messenger by Lois Lowry (#3 in The Giver Quartet Series)
Son by Lois Lowry (#4 in The Giver Quartet Series)
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
The Minstrel in the Tower by Gloria Skurzynski
The Turtle by Cynthia Rylant (The Lighthouse Family Series)
The Otter by Cynthia Rylant (The Lighthouse Family Series)
The Octopus by Cynthia Rylant (The Lighthouse Family Series)
The Eagle
by Cynthia Rylant (The Lighthouse Family Series)
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
Pagoo by Holling C. Holling
The Awakening of Miss Prim by Natalia Sanmartin Fenollera
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli
Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White
The Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
The Princess and Curdie by George MacDonald
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Miss Piggle Wiggle by Betty MacDonald
Junie b. Jones and Some Sneaky Peeky Spying by Barbara Park
A Grief Observed by C. S. Lewis