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message 1: by Sinéad (last edited Nov 24, 2015 08:37AM) (new)

Sinéad O'Brien (sinead89) Hi all! This will be my first year doing the 52 weeks challenge, and I absolutely love the format. Making this list challenged me to think outside the box, pick genres I never read, and even new formats (going to try Graphic Novels!). Looking forward to reading all your lists!

1. A book you meant to read in 2015, but didn't Ready Player One
2. A book set in a different continent Running in the Family
3. A book from the Goodreads Choice Awards 2015 Pretty Girls
4. A book by an author you discovered in 2015 One Story, One Song
5. A book with a title beginning with the 1st letter of your name Surfacing
6. The highest rated on your TBR Watchmen
7. A book about books The Book Thief
8. A classic book with less than 200 pages The Awakening
9. A book that was mentioned in another book A Prayer for Owen Meany
10. A book by an author you feel you should have read by now Green Grass, Running Water
11. A book from the Rory Gilmore challenge The Red Tent
12. A childhood classic Where the Where the Wild Things Are
13. Reader’s Choice TBD
14. A book with one of the five W’s or H in the title Who Do You Think You Are? - Stories by Alice Munro
15. A book set in the past (more than 100 years ago) The Thorn Birds
16. A book from the top 100 mystery novels In Cold Blood
17. A book with a beautiful cover Girl at War
18. A book on a summer/beach reading list Carry On
19. A non-fiction book A Room of One's Own
20. A book with a first name in the title Barney's Version
21. A book from the Goodreads Recommendations page Parable of the Sower
22. The first book in a new to you series City of Bones
23. The next book in a series you are reading City of Ashes
24. A "between the numbers" book of a series Life Before Legend
25. A book whose main character is in a profession that interests you Transmetropolitan, Vol. 1: Back on the Street
26. A book everyone is talking about The Stranger
27. A book with a beautiful title A Thousand Splendid Suns
28. A biography, autobiography, or memoir The Autobiography of Malcolm X
29. A book by an author who writes under more than one name The Stand
30. A fairytale from a culture other than your own On the Eighth Day
31. A work of young adult fiction Before I Fall
32. A historical fiction book The Color Purple
33. The 16th book on your TBR Shampoo Planet
34. A book about mental illness The Bell Jar
35. An award winning book Never Let Me Go
36. An identity book Monkey Beach
37. A book that you've seen the movie of but haven't read Jurassic Park
38. A book about an anti hero The Blind Assassin
39. A previous suggestion - year of birth - Geek Love
40. A novella from your favorite genre Animal Farm
41. A book about a major world event Columbine
42. A top 100 fantasy novel American Gods
43. A book about a thing that goes bump in the night The Witching Hour
44. A book you're embarrassed to read in public Cunt: A Declaration of Independence
45. A book related to a hobby or passion you have The Language of Flowers
46. A crime story Miss Smilla’s Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow
47. A book with a type of food/drink in the title He Died With A Felafel In His Hand
48. A dystopia World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
49. A book with a great opening line The Martian
50. A book originally written in a language other than English Love in the Time of Cholera
51. A short story from a well-known author A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories
52. A book published in 2016 TBD


message 2: by Zaz (new)

Zaz | 3034 comments Welcome :)
You'll see the 52 challenge is great, I'm very pleased with what I read for it in 2015 and I'm curious to see how much I'll enjoy the new categories.

City of Bones is on my TBR, it will be interesting to have a fresh opinion. I enjoyed the World War Z movie but haven't read the book so I'm looking forward to your opinion on it.
I'll read The Stand as a side-read for sure.

Have fun with the graphic novels and if you can, try Nimona ;)


message 3: by EllenZReads (new)

EllenZReads | 174 comments Really interesting choices. I love when other people post their lists, it gives me great ideas to add to my never-ending "to-read" list! Hope you enjoy the challenge.


message 4: by Michelle (new)

Michelle (mich2689) | 476 comments Great list! I really enjoyed The Martian and The Awakening from my readings this year. I've been wanting to read the Mortal Instruments series too.


message 5: by Marina H (new)

Marina H | 1315 comments I read Jurassic Park this year, and I really liked it. I hadn't expected that. I thought the book would be too nerdy and Crichton is a science-nerd in my eyes, but the book is really well-written. Enjoy it :)


message 6: by Manda (new)

Manda (bookwenchmanda) | 1094 comments Great list!! I'm also reading Ready Player One this coming year. The movie is supposed to be out next fall, so I want to get through it before the film hits theaters.


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