Reading Projects

Complete Works Of

  • James A. Michener: Largely known for his fictional, lengthy family sagas covering the lives of many generations in particular geographic locales across history. Author of twenty-six fictional novels and thirty-one nonfiction books. (4/57)
  • Jane Austen: Completed and uncompleted novels, short stories, and Juvenilia. (6/10)


  • 101 Great Books for College-Bound Readers: Attempting to read the books I did not read before starting college. (32/101)
  • AP Literature: There have been 298 books referred to on the AP Literature Exam since 1971. I would like to read them all. (57/299)
  • Austenphilia: Sequels, spin-offs, and variations of Jane Austen’s novels. (44/78)
  • Persephone: Neglected fiction and non-fiction by mid-twentieth century (mostly) women writers. (7/128)

Years Past

2020 Challenges

  • Classics Club: My self-selected list of 75 pieces of classic literature to be read by August 15, 2020. (23/75)

2018 Challenges

  • 20 Books of Summer: Read twenty books off my TBR between June 1 and September 3, 2018. (15/20)

2016 Challenges

  • #ReadHarder Challenge: Read books in twenty-four different categories in order to explore topics or formats or genres that I otherwise wouldn’t try.

2012 Challenges

  • The Honors Project: Personal challenge to read books related to food, economics, and geography in preparation of writing my honors thesis.

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