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message 1: by Diane (last edited Dec 10, 2015 08:21PM) (new)

Diane | 6 comments I just found this group! I've been working on this challenge independently; and this group popped up when I was researching books with non-human characters. Here's my progress.

WEEKS & TOPICS
✔1. a book with more than 500 pages
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
✔2. a romance
Keeping Company by Tami Hoag
✔3. a book that became a movie
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
AND
Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup
✔4. a book published this year
Mightier Than the Sword by Jeffrey Archer
✔5. a book with a number in the title
The Heir Apparent: A Life of Edward VII, the Playboy Prince by Jane Ridley
✔6. a book written by someone under 30
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
✔7. a book with nonhuman characters
Three Bags Full by Leonie Swann
✔8. a funny book
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
✔9. a book by a female author
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
✔10. a mystery or thriller
The Technologists by Matthew Pearl
✔11. a book with a one-word title
Delicious! by Ruth Reichl
✔12. a book of short stories
Chestnut Street by Maeve Binchy
✔13. a book set in a different country
China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan
✔14. a nonfiction book
Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K. Massie
✔15. a popular author's first book
The House at Riverton by Kate Morton
✔16. a book from your favorite author that you haven't read yet
The Escape by David Baldacci
✔17. a book a friend recommended
The Goldfinch by Donna TarttDonna Tartt
✔18. a Pulitzer-prize winning book
The Glass Bead Game by Hermann Hesse
✔19. a book based on a true story
The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II by Denise Kiernan
✔20. a book at the bottom of your to read list
The Butterfly's Daughter by Mary Alice Monroe
✔21. a book your mom or dad loves
I picked the first book of a series my mother-in-law enjoyed
The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman
✔22. a book that scares you
The English Spy by Daniel Silva
✔23. a book more than 100 years old
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
✔24. a book based entirely on its cover
The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
✔25. a book you were supposed to read in school but didn't
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
✔26. a memoir
My Life in France by Julia Child
✔27. a book you can finish in a day
Walking on Water by Richard Paul Evans
✔28. a book with antonyms in the title
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
✔29. a book set somewhere you've always wanted to visit
Egypt: The Visitors by Sally Beauman
✔30. a book that came out the year you were born
The Exploits of Sherlock Holmes by Adrian Conan Doyle
✔31. a book with bad reviews
Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
✔32. a trilogy (the first)
The Perfect Mistress by Victoria Alexander
✔33. a trilogy (the second)
His Mistress by Christmas
✔34. a trilogy (the third)
My Wicked Little Lies
✔35. a book from your childhood
Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey
✔36. A book with a love triangle
The Swan Gondola by Timothy Schaffert
✔37. a book set in the future
Blackout by Connie Willis
✔38. a book set in high school
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
✔39. a book with a color in the title
The Red Lily Crown: A Novel of Medici Florence by Elizabeth Loupas
✔40. a book that made/makes you cry
The Last Time I Saw Paris by Lynn Sheene
✔41. a book with magic
All Clear by Connie Willis
✔42. a graphic novel
The Explorers Guild: Volume One: A Passage to Shambhala by Kevin Costner
✔43. a book by an author you've never read before
The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway
✔44. a book you own but have never read
The Master Butchers Singing Club by Louise Erdrich
✔45. a book that takes place in your hometown
Field of Prey by John Sandford
✔46. a book that was originally written in another language
The Ludwig Conspiracy by Oliver Pötzsch
✔47. a book set during Christmas (or similar holiday)
Wishin' and Hopin' by Wally Lamb
✔48. a book written by an author with your same initials
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown
✔49. a play
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
✔50. a banned book
For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
✔51. a book based on OR turned into a tv show
The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
✔52. a book you started but never finished
The Nautical Chart by Arturo Pérez-Reverte


message 2: by Diane (new)

Diane | 6 comments 6 more to go!


message 3: by Zaz, Mood Minion (new)

Zaz | 1387 comments Mod
Welcome :)

Big Little Lies received a lot of love here!
I read the Adventures of Sherlock too, I'll continue his stories next year as they are not really compelling.

We have the love triangle, it's number 36!


message 4: by Diane (new)

Diane | 6 comments Zaz wrote: "Welcome :)

Big Little Lies received a lot of love here!
I read the Adventures of Sherlock too, I'll continue his stories next year as they are not really compelling.

We have the love triangle, it..."

I must have deleted it somehow when I copied the list. I'll fix it now. :)


message 5: by Diane (new)

Diane | 6 comments Two books left to complete the challenge!


message 6: by Diane (new)

Diane | 6 comments Completed the challenge!


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