Books Read in 2017

Last year, I created a page where I kept track of books I read. I am doing the same this year. This page is where I will keep a record of books I’m reading for this year’s reading 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 2017” if it’s not for the challenge.

I am doing Modern Mrs. Darcy’s Reading Challenge again this year. My focus is on the Reading for Growth Challenge. However, I am posting the Reading for Fun Challenge here also as I plan to read books that fit in some of those categories as well. 🙂



A Newbery Award Winner or Honor Book
The One and Only Ivan
By Katherine Applegate

Thimble Summer
By Elizabeth Enright

A Book in Translation
And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer
By Fredrik Backman

A Book That’s More Than 600 Pages
David Copperfield
By Charles Dickens

A Book of Poetry, a Play, or an Essay Collection
Robert Frost’s Poems
With an Introduction and Commentary by Louis Untermeyer

A Book of Any Genre That Addresses Current Events

An Immigrant Story
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet 
By Jamie Ford

A Book Published Before You Were Born
By Jane Austen

Three Books By the Same Author
The Wizard of Oz Series Books 1-5
By L. Frank Baum

A Book By an #ownvoices or #diversebooks Author
The One-in-a-Million Boy
By Monica Wood

A Book with an Unreliable Narrator or Ambiguous Ending

A Book Nominated for an Award in 2017

A Pulitzer Prize or National Book Award Winner



A Book You Chose for the Cover
The Snow Child
By Eowyn Ivey

A Book with a Reputation for Being Un-put-down-able
The Language of Flowers
By Vanessa Diffenbaugh

A Book Set Somewhere You’ve Never Been But Would Like to Visit
The Bookshop on the Corner
By Jenny Colgan

A Book You’ve Already Read
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
By Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

A Juicy Memoir

A Book About Books or Reading
The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry
By Gabrielle Zevin

A Book in a Genre You Usually Avoid
Big Little Lies
By Liane Moriarty

A Book You Don’t Want to Admit You’re Dying to Read

A Book in the Backlist of a New Favorite Author

A Book Recommended By Someone with Great Taste
Salt to the Sea
By Ruta Sepetys

A Book You Were Excited to Buy or Borrow but Haven’t Read Yet
The Enchanted April
By Elizabeth von Arnim

A Book About a Topic or Subject You Already Love


Additional Books Read in 2017*

Nate the Great by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
Welcome to Silver Street Farm by Nicola Davies
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (started in 2016; picked back up and finished in February 2017)
Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
Heidi by Johanna Spryri
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl (a re-read)
BFG by Roald Dahl
Minn of the Mississippi by Holling C. Holling
Miranda the Great by Eleanor Estes
The Moffats by Eleanor Estes
Ribsy by Beverly Cleary
Chanticleer and the Fox by Geoffrey Chaucer and Barbara Cooney
A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline
The Help Kathryn Stockett
Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner


*Note:  I mentioned in one of my posts that I kind of dropped the ball on making sure I wrote down I read. So this list my be missing a title, or two, or three that I read…… Oh well……