While browsing the Modern Mrs Darcy Blog I came across her 2015 Reading challenge, and I couldn’t have been more excited, it looks like the perfect way for someone to jump start their reading! The challenge only involves reading one book a month, which seems like a pretty reasonable goal, and the categories will make it even easier to follow! The Modern Mrs. Darcy has even created a pinterest board of books that would fit the challenge, so that is another great place to look for books if you don’t like any of my suggestions.
I am going to start the challenge this week, and will be sharing updates with you every month on which book I’ve chosen, and I will also be sharing a couple popular book examples for that category to try and inspire all of you. I can’t wait to start the challenge and I hope some of you will join me!
For the first month’s challenge: A book you’ve been meaning to Read
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
My mom read this book a few weeks back and she loved it, so I have been meaning to read it for a while, and this seems like the perfect opportunity! Below is a short summary of the novel if you want to check it out with me.
Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.
In a mining town in Germany, the orphan Werner grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments, a talent that wins him a place at a brutal academy for Hitler Youth, then a special assignment to track the resistance. More and more aware of the human cost of his intelligence, Werner travels through the heart of the war and, finally, into Saint-Malo, where his story and Marie- Laure’s converge.
Here are a few other books that I have been meaning to read: