M-D reading Challenge


The Mother-Daughter Reading Challenge is up and running. I have read 8 books so far on the list. Unlike last year, I didn’t have much input into this years’ topics. For that reason, there are several I am perplexed over. The other night I spent time looking for books that would fit and then checked if the library had them. That took longer than expected.

My goal for this challenge is to read beyond the genres I usually read. I read a lot of YA, cozy mystery, and fantasy. My personal goal is to read books and authors I have never read before.

Required reading in another country- Really? Which child of mine thought that was a good idea? or was it the cousin? I narrowed it down to two books. The obvious choice is Diary of Anne Frank. I read that ages ago. So it’s not my first choice. The one I want to read can’t be found locally. Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden. This book was turned into a movie, it’s awesome. It’s Australian ๐Ÿ™‚ It reminded me of Red Dawn. I’m holding out for Tomorrow, hopefully I can find a copy online.

Books set in spaceGroan. I’m regretting having read The Martian already. I could use it for this category. I have three possible books on my list, only two are at my library: The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe and Space by James Michener.ย  Wolfe’s book checks in at a little over 300 pages while Michener’s is over 800. I’ve never read Michener before but I’ve always wanted to and I have his Hawaii on my list for a different category. If you have a better suggestion I’m all ears.

A Sci-fi book– See this messes me up. I don’t care for Sci-fi. I went to Goodreads and checked multiple lists of science fiction books. These are the choices I came up with. Again, my library only had 2 of them.

i, Robot by Issac Asimov

The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (?) Not sure how this falls into Sci-fi. I’ve read a few books of hers before. She scares me.

Ringworld by Larry Niven

Anyway. These are the categories I’m attempting to read for March. If you have a good suggestion, please let me know. If you’ve read one of these, did you like it?


4 thoughts on “M-D reading Challenge

  1. I’d say that I, Robot is a fairly good choice for someone who’s not into sci-fi, although Asimov can feel rather dated. I read The Right Stuff in high school when I had to pick a book for my American History class. I enjoyed it, but I have an occasional weird love for books with a lot of minutiae.


    • Asimov is so well known, I should have read him. But I haven’t. That’s another reason I think I should read it. I love the space program. The RightStuff is another one of those books I’m ashamed I’ve never read. For someone who loves to read, I am missing too many authors that are well known. I generally don’t read the classics, I don’t like them. That’s one reason I’m doing this challenge, too push my boundaries a little.


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