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message 1: by Jennifer AM (last edited Jan 03, 2016 11:41PM) (new)

Jennifer AM | 21 comments The 2016 List
1. A book you meant to read in 2015, but didn't
Ancient Places: People and Landscape in the Emerging Northwest

2. A book set in a different continent
The Luminaries
3. A book from the Goodreads Choice Awards 2015 (winner or nominated)
A Little Life
You're Never Weird on the Internet

4. A book by an author you discovered in 2015
The Passion

5. A book with a title beginning with the 1st letter of your name
Jacob's Folly

6. The highest rated on your TBR
The Name of the Wind

7. A book about books
84, Charing Cross Road
The Book of Lost Things

8. A classic book with less than 200 pages

9. A book that was mentioned in another book
The Man in the High Castle

10. A book by an author you feel you should have read by now

11. A book from the Rory Gilmore challenge
Life of Pi

12. A childhood classic
Treasure Island or
I Capture the Castle

13. Reader’s Choice
(probably a book club selection)

14. A book with one of the five W’s -or H in the title
What Is Left the Daughter

15. A book set in the past (more than 100 years ago)
The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer

16. A book from the top 100 mystery novels
Murder on the Orient Express

17. A book with a beautiful cover
The Nightingale

18. A book on a summer/beach reading list
Love and Miss Communication: A Novel

19. A non-fiction book
How to Cook a Wolf

20. A book with a first name in the title
The Many Lives & Secret Sorrows of Josephine B.

21. A book from the Goodreads Recommendations page
May We Be Forgiven

22. The first book in a new to you series
Vivian Apple at the End of the World

23. The next book in a series you are reading

24. A "between the numbers" book of a series (0.5, 1,5, 2.5, etc.)
Once Upon a Time in the North

25. A book whose main character is in a profession that interests you
Out Backward

26. A book everyone is talking about

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

28. A biography, autobiography, or memoir
Born Survivors: Three Young Mothers and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage, Defiance, and Hope
Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley

29. A book by an author who writes under more than one name
Assassin's Apprentice

30. A fairytale from a culture other than your own
The Turnip Princess and Other Newly Discovered Fairy Tales

31. A work of young adult fiction

32. A historical fiction book
Kristin Lavransdatter

33. The 16th book on your TBR
The Unit

34. A book about mental illness
Motherless Brooklyn

35. An award winning book
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

36. An identity book - a book about a different culture, religion or sexual orientation
Quicksand and Passing

37. A book that you've seen the movie of but haven't read
The Hours

38. A book about an anti hero
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

39. A previous suggestion that did not make it into the list
A micro-history
The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements

40. A novella from your favorite genre
The Kreutzer Sonata

41. A book about a major world event (fiction or non-fiction)
Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth

42. A top 100 fantasy novel
Perdido Street Station

43. A book about a thing that goes bump in the night
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

44. A book you're embarrassed to read in public
Motherfucking Sharks (note to self, kindle unlimited)

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

46. A crime story

47. A book with a type of food/drink in the title
The Egg and I or
The Big Rock Candy Mountain

48. A dystopia
A Canticle for Leibowitz

49. A book with a great opening line
Moby-Dick; or, The Whale I will be trying the Big Read version.

50. A book originally written in a language other than English
War and Peace or (because Moby-Dick)
Martha, Jack and Shanco

51. A short story from a well-known author
Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances

52. A book published in 2016
Children of Earth and Sky

message 2: by Zaz (new)

Zaz | 3034 comments Welcome :)
Planning the books and following the group will normally help you to stay on tracks a little more.

Good to have another Name of the Wind reader!
I've another book from Miéville in my 2015-2016 TBR and I'm totally interested in your opinion about Perdido, it has a good reputation.

message 3: by Manda (new)

Manda (bookwenchmanda) | 1094 comments Great list! You're off to a wonderful start. If you don't finish the 2015 challenge you could see if those books will fit into the 2016 weeks you still have openings in. It does take a good amount of time compiling the lists. I know what you mean about how that time could be put towards reading.

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