Modern Mrs. Darcy Challenge

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a Newbery Award winner or Honor book: When You Reach Me
4/7/2017 4.5stars
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a book in translation
The Shadow of the Wind 
1/26/17 4stars
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a book that's more than 600 pages
Sometimes I don't know why long books intimidate me so much because two of my favorite books (the goldfinch, a prayer for owen meany) are on the long side. If I'm feeling brave I might finally attempt something by Stephen King. Otherwise probably The Luminaries because I started it once and liked it, but wasn't able to get very far into it before it was due back to the library & I've put off picking it up again because of the length- 800+ pages! Also considering Middlemarch!

a book of poetry, a play, or an essay collection: Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions
5/24/17 - 4 stars
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a book of any genre that addresses current events: Small Great Things
1/15/17 - 4 stars
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an immigrant story: The Radius of Us 
1/5/17 - 3.5 stars 
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a book published before you were born: The Sign of the Four 
3/7/17 - 4 stars
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three books by the same author: On Turpentine Lane |
3/17/17 - 4 stars
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The View From Penthouse B 
5/1/17 - 4 stars 
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The Inn at Lake Devine 
7/10/17 3.5 stars
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a book by an #ownvoices or #diversebooks author: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe 
4/5/2017 4 stars
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a book with an unreliable narrator or ambiguous ending: Behind Her Eyes 
2/16/17 - 4 stars
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a book nominated for an award in 2017: The Leavers 
11/29/17 - 4.5 stars
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a Pulitzer Price or NBA winner
The Underground Railroad | 2/9/17 - 4 stars
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end of the year update:  
While I wish I would have been able to knock out the last category, a book over 600 pages, I really enjoyed this challenge, which I think is reflected in all of my ratings being 3.5 stars or above.

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