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message 1: by Margaret (last edited Apr 21, 2014 09:17PM) (new)

Margaret Viola | 34 comments So I know I am already a month behind but this sounded really fun and I love reading all kinds of books. I have had a hard time deciding what to read next lately so hopefully this will help.

January 2014
Letter A

1 Modern Fiction
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
1. Have at least 10,000 ratings
2. Main Character (90% of book): Male

2. Juvenile
Alice in Wonderland
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Other Stories by Lewis Carroll
1. Person on cover (partials acceptable)
2. Plant on cover (partials acceptable)

3. Random - Completed 2/1/14
The little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
1. Published in: 1940 - 1959
2. Cover is primarily bright colors Think: Happy.

4. 2006Completed: 4/5/14
Good Omens: The nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
Good Omens The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett
1. An average rating of more than 3.5 stars

5. 2012-read
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
1. Number of Pages: 600+

6. Kids-Books
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1) by L.M. Montgomery
1. Published in: 1900 - 1919

7. Have-read
Emma by Jane Austin
Emma by Jane Austen
1. Number of Pages: 501-600

8. digital
Lamb: the gospel according to Biff, Christ’s Childhood pal by Christopher Moore
Lamb The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore
1. An average rating of more than 3.5 stars

9. Not-Interested
The time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
1. Inanimate Object on cover (partials acceptable)

10. Lit
The Stranger by Albert Camus
The Stranger by Albert Camus
1. Added to your to-read shelf in the first 12 months you joined GR* (more oldest in to read)

11. Cultural
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

12. Detective Completed: 4/21/14
And then there were none by Agatha Chrisite
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie


message 2: by Margaret (last edited Apr 21, 2014 10:06PM) (new)

Margaret Viola | 34 comments 2014 February Schattershelves

1. Pre-2009
The memory keepers Daughter by Kim Edwards
The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
a. Published in: 2000 - 2009
b. Cover is primarily dark colours (black, brown, dark blue etc) Think: Gloomy

2.Romance-Historical
Memoirs of a geisha by Arthur Golden
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
a. Main Character (90% of book): Female

3. Mysteries Thrillers
The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #1) by Alexander McCall Smith
a. Number of Pages: 201-300

4. Friends to Lovers
Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful, #1) by Jamie McGuire
a. Number of Pages: 301-400

5. Genre Fantasy
Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gainman
Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman
a.Published in: 1980 - 1999

6. Fantastic
Matilda by Roald Dahl
Matilda by Roald Dahl
a. Inanimate Object on cover (partials acceptable)

7. Multiple reads
Macbeth by Shakespear
Macbeth by William Shakespeare
a. Number of Pages: 100-200

8. Reviewed books
World War Z by Max Brooks
World War Z An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks

9. SF-f
TheMarvelous Land of OZ by L.Frank Baum
The Marvelous Land of Oz (Oz, #2) by L. Frank Baum
a. Animal on cover (partials acceptable)

10. Inspiration
The time Keeper by Mitch Albom
The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom
a. Added to your to-read shelf after 31 December 2012*

11. Paranormal Supernatural
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1) by Maggie Stiefvater
a. Female Authors

12. Books to movies
Tell me you love me, Junie Moon by Marjorie Kellogg
Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon by Marjorie Kellogg
a. Has number of rating less than 500


message 3: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8456 comments Mod
Great to see you jumping in, Margaret! It's okay to start late, the Cards are open til the end of the year and I've barely touch my January ones, let alone Feb!

Looks like you have some good choices there, good luck :)


message 4: by Robert (new)

Robert Jones | 19 comments I was planning on jumping right in with February but since I'm a completist it might be best for me to follow Margaret's lead by going back to January.

What do you mean when you say the card is open until the end of the year?


message 5: by Alexa (new)

Alexa (alexbm9) Very temptive options. I'm going to add those to my long reading list and of course a re-reading list. If only I had all the money in the world, I would spend a great amount on books :)


message 6: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8456 comments Mod
Robert wrote: "I was planning on jumping right in with February but since I'm a completist it might be best for me to follow Margaret's lead by going back to January.

What do you mean when you say the card is op..."


Check out the rules see if it all made sense and ask any questions you have on that thread... just so we're not cluttering Margaret's planning thread, thanks! :)


message 7: by Margaret (last edited Apr 21, 2014 10:07PM) (new)

Margaret Viola | 34 comments 2014 March Scattershelves

1. 19th Century
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
c. Inanimate Object on cover (partials acceptable


2. 2004
High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
a. Main Character (90% of book): Male

3. e-Reader
1Q84 by: Haruki Murakami
1Q84 (1Q84, #1-3) by Haruki Murakami
l. Alternating POVs (2 only)

4. It-Wikipedia
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
i. Number of Pages: 201-300

5. Book Series
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1) by Suzanne Collins
j. Cover is primarily dark colours (black, brown, dark blue etc) Think: Gloomy
f. Main Character (90% of book): Female

6. Middle School
The invention of Hugo Cabre by Brian Selznik
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
e. Cover is primarily bright colours (white, yellow, pink etc) Think: Happy

7. Mystery-Crime
Broken Harbour by Tana French
Broken Harbour (Dublin Murder Squad, #4) by Tana French

8. Childhood Favorites
A little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
g. Published in: 1900 - 1919

9. Murder
Red Dragon by Thomas Harris
Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1) by Thomas Harris
k. Published in: 1980 - 1999
b. Male Authors

10. America
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
h. Multiple POVs(more than 2)

11. Comic
Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson
Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson
d. Number of Pages: 100-200

12. Fluff
Dead until Dark by Charlaine Harris
Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1) by Charlaine Harris


message 8: by Margaret (new)

Margaret Viola | 34 comments 2014 April Scattershelves

1. In the Library
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
h. Cover is primarily bright colours (white, yellow, pink etc) Think: Happy
g. Male Authors
j. Published after 2009

2. Modern Lit
Choke by Chuck Palahniuk
Choke by Chuck Palahniuk
l. Main Character (90% of book): Male


3. Asian
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi, Mattias Ripa
Persepolis The Story of a Childhood (Persepolis, #1-2) by Marjane Satrapi
c. Number of Pages: 100-200

4. Started but Didn't Finish
The bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
b. Published in: 1960 - 1979
i. Female Authors

5. Pleasure Reading
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
a. Published in: 1980 – 1999
f. Number of Pages: 501-600

6. Non Fic
Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

7. Five star books
All the king's men by Robert Penn Warren
All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren
e. Published in: 1940 - 1959
d. Number of Pages: 401-500

8. Top 100
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
The Color Purple by Alice Walker

9. non Series
The boy in the stripped pajamas by john boyne
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

10. Fiction Other
Fight Club - Chuck Palahnuick
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
k. Alternating POVs (2 only)

11. School Reads
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

12. Finished Series
Eragon by Christopher Paolini
Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle, #1) by Christopher Paolini


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