30 Day Challenges

Week two – Reading Frenzy Challenge

Hello readers,

Because this is a tough challenge, my students are rooting me on in its completion. I’ve been updating them daily with my progress. So, it is time to update you on week two. My 30 Day Challenge for April is to read–A LOT–this month (read about it here). The goal is to finish all 9 books on my list. Most of which I’ve started, but I have yet to finish, and the rest I need to start and read this month.

Here is the list:

  • Last of Her Name
  • Positively Izzy ✅
  • Anything But Okay
  • Impostors
  • Making Bombs for Hitler
  • Pretend She is Here
  • The Last Black Unicorn ✅
  • Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
  • The Girl in the Letter✅
  • What’s Left of Me (The Hybrid Chronicles #1) – (addition!) ✅

This week I finished two books. One that was on my list, and one that was not. Wait, what?  Yes, I thought the book was on the list and when I came back to write this I realized that it is not. Now, I’m at 10 books to finish this month. YIKES! I’m going to have to make sure I stick to my list if I want to finish this challenge.

The Girl in the Letter by Emily Gunnis

A book about mother and baby homes in Ireland that shows the power stigma has on families and the unspeakable things people would do to make these women and girls compliant. This book is a heartbreaking story everyone should read to gain knowledge about how these unwed mothers were forced to give up their babies, keeping secrets buried so deep for decades. This was our book club book for the month of April–a MUST read!

https://amzn.to/2ZoOrWU (affiliate link)

What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang

A science fiction, middle grade book testing the possibility that one body could have two minds, souls, personalities. One of the souls must become dominated by the time the person is ten. For Addie and Eve, who share one body, one mind does not fully take over at age ten making these two a hybrid. Hybrids are forbidden by the government meaning the girls true identity cannot be shown, not even to their parents, or they will be taken away to be “cured”.

https://amzn.to/2VW031I (affiliate link)

To read about my inspiration for 30 Day Challenges, see my first post here. Check out last month’s challenge here. Also, this is a list of my 2017 challenges. Perhaps some will inspire you to give it a try.


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