Reading Log: January


We’re halfway through the first month of the year! I decided that I would post monthly updates on the blog not only to keep track of what I’ve read but also to share book titles with you! Here’s to more reading done this year!

Picture Books

  1. The City of Ink Drinkers by Eric Sanvoisin and Martin Matje
  2. The Cloud by Hannah Cumming
  3. Frankencrayon by Michael Hall
  4. Frankenstein by Ludworst Bemonster (a.k.a. Rick Walton)
  5. Henry and Leo by Pamela Zagarenski
  6. The Lion Inside by Rachel Bright and Jim Field
  7. Little Red Ink Drinker by Eric Sanvoisin and Martin Matje
  8. Lucy by Randy Cecil
  9. Miss Muffet or What Came After by Marilyn Singer and David Litchfield
  10. Solutions for Cold Feet and Other Little Problems by Carey Sookocheff
  11. A Straw for Two by Eric Sanvoisin and Martin Matje
  12. The Sword in the Stove by Frank W. Dormer
  13. The Thank You Book by Mo Willems
  14. Waiting is Not Easy by Mo Willems
  15. Walking in a Winter Wonderland by Peggy Lee and Tim Hopgood

Juvenile Fiction

  1. The Evil Wizard Smallbone by Delia Sherman
  2. The One and Only Ivan* by Katherine Applegate
  3. The Wolf’s Boy by Susan Beckhorn

*This is for my 2017 Modern Mrs. Darcy Reading Challenge. Category: a Newbery Award winner or Honor book. The One and Only Ivan received the Newbery medal in 2013.

Books in Progress

  • The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
  • Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo
  • Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple

Reading Challenge for the New Year


A couple of weeks ago, I was looking up possible reading challenges for 2017. I came across the 2017 Modern Mrs. Darcy Reading Challenge. As a booknerd, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to participate in this fun bookish adventure! If you sign up for this challenge, you will receive the 2017 MMD Reading Challenge kit that will help you plan and track your reading. It’s pretty neat!

Anne, resident blogger of Modern Mrs. Darcy, recently wrote an update about what she’s (probably) reading for the 2017 MMD Reading Challenge. This inspired me to share my own list. I want to be realistic when it comes to my reading goals for 2017 so I chose only one of the two challenges: Reading for Growth. Reading for fun is essential, but I always try to read out of my comfort zone when I do these reading challenges.


For my list, I included two titles per category. (I’m hoping to complete the challenge twice, but that’s probably wishful thinking.) I made sure that the books I chose for the reading challenge are books that I already own.

A Newbery Award winner or Honor book

A book in translation

A book that’s more than 600 pages

A book of poetry, a play, or an essay collection

A book of any genre that addresses current events

An immigrant story

A book published before you were born

Three books by the same author (Ransom Riggs)

A book by an #ownvoices or #diversebooks author

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

What are YOUR reading goals for 2017?