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message 1: by Jill (last edited May 20, 2016 11:06AM) (new)

Jill Tool | 42 comments I'm going to try this challenge, and if I finish, I finish, if I don't that's ok as well. I do like these prompts and can relate better to them than the 2015 popsugar challenge, although I am glad I did that challenge because it did challenge me to read books that I would of never given a second glance at.

Completed: 22/52

1. A book you meant to read in 2015, but didn't:
The Miniaturist
The Good Neighbor
Someday, Someday, Maybe
The Witches: Salem, 1692

✔ 2. A book set in a different continent:
The Shape of Water by Andrea Camilleri...FINISHED 3/17/16


3. A book from the Goodreads Choice Awards 2015 (winner or nominated):
At the Water's Edge

✔ 4. A book by an author you discovered in 2015:
Last Ride to Graceland by Kim Wright...FINISHED 4/20/16

5. A book with a title beginning with the 1st letter of your name:
Jason
Joyland

6. The highest rated on your TBR:
The Other Boleyn Girl

7. A book about books:
The Bookseller
The Little Paris Bookshop

8. A classic book with less than 200 pages:
(Won't know until I have a book in my hand)

9. A book that was mentioned in another book:
The Good the Bad and the Witchy by Heather Blake...FINISHED 5/13/16

10. A book by an author you feel you should have read by now:
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Sacajawea

11. A book from the Rory Gilmore challenge:
The Bell Jar

12. A childhood classic:
The Witch of Blackbird Pond
Stuart Little
The Summer of the Swans

13. Reader’s Choice:
The Night Circus
The Magician's Lie
The Promise of Home: A Mill River Novel

✔ 14. A book with one of the five W’s -or H in the title (Who/What/Where/When/Why/How):
Where Are You Now? by Mary Higgins Clark...FINISHED 2/11/16

15. A book set in the past (more than 100 years ago):
The King's Curse
Wolf Hall

✔16. A book from the top 100 mystery novels:
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie...FINISHED 4/26/16

✔ 17. A book with a beautiful cover:
One Potion in the Grave by Heather Blake...FINISHED 2/26/16

✔ 18. A book on a summer/beach reading list:
The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty...FINISHED

19. A non-fiction book:
The Witches: Salem, 1692
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America
Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter

20. A book with a first name in the title:
The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

✔ 21. A book from the Goodreads Recommendations page:
There Was an Old Woman by Hallie Ephron...FINISHED 4/26/16


✔ 22. The first book in a new to you series:
A Potion to Die For by Heather Blake...FNISHED 2/19/16

✔ 23. The next book in a series you are reading:
Scarlet...FINISHED 1/3

24. A "between the numbers" book of a series (0.5, 1,5, 2.5, etc.):
No Place Like Oz

✔ 25. A book whose main character is in a profession that interests you:
The Blue Hour by Douglas Kennedy...FINISHED 5/2/16

26. A book everyone is talking about:
The Name of the Wind

27. A book with a beautiful title (in your own opinion):

✔ 28. A biography, autobiography, or memoir:
Lucille: The Life of Lucille Ball by Kathleen Brady...FINISHED 3/31/16

✔ 29. A book by an author who writes under more than one name:
Girl on the Run by Daryl Wood Gerber...FINISHED 4/7/16

30. A fairytale from a culture other than your own:

31. A work of young adult fiction:
Dorothy Must Die
Winter

32. A historical fiction book:
The Taming of the Queen

✔ 33. The 16th book on your TBR:
Murder at the Brightwell...FINISHED 5/4/16

✔ 34. A book about mental illness:
What She Left Behind by Ellen Marie Wiseman...FINISHED 4/15/16

35. An award winning book:
36. An identity book - a book about a different culture, religion or sexual orientation:

37. A book that you've seen the movie of but haven't read:
Looking for Mr. Goodbar

38. A book about an anti hero:
Six of Crows

✔ 39. A previous suggestion that did not make it into the list: Set on an Island
The Miracle on Monhegan Island: A Novel...FINISHED 4/30/16

✔ 40. A novella from your favorite genre:
The Grownup

41. A book about a major world event (fiction or non-fiction):
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America

42. A top 100 fantasy novel:
The Magicians
The Night Circus

✔ 43. A book about a thing that goes bump in the night:
A Witch Before Dying...FINISHED 5/1/16

44. A book you're embarrassed to read in public:
The Witch With No Name

45. A book related to a hobby or passion you have:

✔46. A crime story:
The Enchanted...FINISHED 5/6/16

47. A book with a type of food/drink in the title:
Double Fudge Brownie Murder

48. A dystopia book:
Red Rising
Mockingjay

✔ 49. A book with a great opening line:
The Miracle on Monhegan Island: A Novel by Elizabeth Kelly...FINISHED 4/30/16

50. A book originally written in a language other than English:

✔ 51. A short story from a well-known author:
The Under Dog: A Short Story by Agatha Christie...FINISHED 4/21/16

✔ 52. A book published in 2016: Far From True by Linwood Barclay...FINISHED 1/4/16

The Shape of Water (Inspector Montalbano, #1) by Andrea Camilleri Last Ride to Graceland by Kim Wright The Good the Bad and the Witchy (A Wishcraft Mystery, #3) by Heather Blake Where Are You Now? by Mary Higgins Clark And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie One Potion in the Grave (A Magic Potion Mystery #2) by Heather Blake The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty There Was an Old Woman by Hallie Ephron A Potion to Die For (Magic Potion Mystery #1) by Heather Blake Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2) by Marissa Meyer The Blue Hour by Douglas Kennedy Lucille The Life of Lucille Ball by Kathleen Brady Girl on the Run by Daryl Wood Gerber Murder at the Brightwell (Amory Ames Mystery, #1) by Ashley Weaver What She Left Behind by Ellen Marie Wiseman The Miracle on Monhegan Island A Novel by Elizabeth Kelly The Grownup by Gillian Flynn A Witch Before Dying (A Wishcraft Mystery, #2) by Heather Blake The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld The Miracle on Monhegan Island A Novel by Elizabeth Kelly The Under Dog A Short Story (Hercule Poirot) by Agatha Christie Far From True (Promise Falls Trilogy, #2) by Linwood Barclay


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Jill Tool | 42 comments Reserved


message 3: by EllenZReads (last edited Nov 30, 2015 08:08AM) (new)

EllenZReads | 174 comments I remember reading Summer of the Swans as a kid. Haven't thought about that book in ages.

I also just got What She Left Behind for a book club read, even though I didn't fit it into my official 2016 list.


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Zaz | 3034 comments Welcome :)

I'm curious to see how you'll like Dorothy Must Die (I'm a fan of Oz but haven't try this series as the reviews are really mixed).
We'll both read The Name of the Wind.


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Amanda Brady | 70 comments You have a great list! I may be checking in on what your reading through the year for more ideas on what I should read.


message 6: by Jill (new)

Jill Tool | 42 comments I'm trying to catch up on my reading that I didn't get to do with the 2015 popsugar challenge. This challenge seems to fit better into what I want to read.


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Jill Tool | 42 comments Ellen wrote: "I remember reading Summer of the Swans as a kid. Haven't thought about that book in ages.

I also just got What She Left Behind for a book club read, even though I didn't fit it into my official 20..."


I hadn't thought of it in years either until I took my grand daughter to the library and she grabbed the book. It's much, much, much to old for her right now, and it's been on my mind since then. So when I saw this category, I knew I had to re-read it. I enjoyed it when I read it the first time, curious to see if I still think of it the same.


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Jill Tool | 42 comments Zaz wrote: "Welcome :)

I'm curious to see how you'll like Dorothy Must Die (I'm a fan of Oz but haven't try this series as the reviews are really mixed).
We'll both read The Name of the Wind."


I'm a big fan of Oz as well, since I was born in Kansas and have since long moved from that state. I've heard some good, some bad reviews, but I'm going to keep an open mind.


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Jill Tool | 42 comments Amanda wrote: "You have a great list! I may be checking in on what your reading through the year for more ideas on what I should read."

Check in all you like, I myself like to hear what others are reading and how they are liking that book or one that I want to read. I'll be checking on everybody's list through out the year as well.


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Jill Tool | 42 comments Love it when the library books that I want to read, comes in all together. Able to knock off several topics at once


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