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message 1: by Dani (last edited Dec 02, 2015 10:29PM) (new)

Dani | 6 comments I'm trying to fit in a lot of classics and should-have-reads this year. A lot of this is still up in the air though, and I won't commit myself to any of these choices, but it's so fun planning. I also want to challenge myself to write a review for all of these books.

1. A book you meant to read in 2015, but didn't
The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien

2. A book set in a different continent
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

3. A book from the Goodreads Choice Awards 2015 (winner or nominated)
Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink

4. A book by an author you discovered in 2015
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

5. A book with a title beginning with the 1st letter of your name
The Doorman by Zack Love

6. The highest rated on your TBR
The Girl with Ghost Eyes by M. H. Boroson

7. A book about books
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

8. A classic book with less than 200 pages
Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne

9. A book that was mentioned in another book
Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman (mentioned in Paper Towns)

10. A book by an author you feel you should have read by now
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (Twain wrote it in my hometown)

11. A book from the Rory Gilmore challenge
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

12. A childhood classic
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

13. Reader’s Choice
TBD I’ll let myself choose this one when it comes up.

14. A book with one of the five W’s -or H in the title
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

15. A book set in the past (more than 100 years ago)
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

16. A book from the top 100 mystery novels
The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain

17. A book with a beautiful cover
Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson

18. A book on a summer/beach reading list
TBD - will probably look for a list published in 2016

19. A non-fiction book
The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester

20. A book with a first name in the title
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

21. A book from the Goodreads Recommendations page
A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin

22. The first book in a new to you series
TBD - I am paralyzed by options, will probably choose something YA

23. The next book in a series you are reading
TBD

24. A "between the numbers" book of a series (0.5, 1,5, 2.5, etc.)
TBD

25. A book whose main character is in a profession that interests you
Pnin by Vladimir Nabokov (professor)

26. A book everyone is talking about
TBD - will choose something in 2016

27. A book with a beautiful title (in your own opinion)
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

28. A biography, autobiography, or memoir
You're Never Weird on the Internet by Felicia Day

29. A book by an author who writes under more than one name
The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith (AKA J. K. Rowling)

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

31. A work of young adult fiction
TBD - again with the option paralysis

32. A historical fiction book
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See

33. The 16th book on your TBR
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

34. A book about mental illness
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

35. An award winning book
Digest by Gregory Pardlo

36. An identity book - a book about a different culture, religion or sexual orientation
Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirsten Cronn-Mills

37. A book that you've seen the movie of but haven't read
The Princess Bride by William Goldman

38. A book about an anti hero
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

39. A previous suggestion that did not make it into the list
A book from NPR's 100 Swoon-worthy Romances - Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

40. A novella from your favorite genre
TBD

41. A book about a major world event (fiction or non-fiction)
The Princes of Ireland by Edward Rutherfurd

42. A top 100 fantasy novel
Magician: Apprentice by Raymond E. Feist (I am pretty sure I read this one as a kid, actually, but I forget everything so)

43. A book about a thing that goes bump in the night
Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist

44. A book you're embarrassed to read in public
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

45. A book related to a hobby or passion you have
Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold History of English by John McWhorter (historical linguistics...)

46. A crime story
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

47. A book with a type of food/drink in the title
Horseradish by Lemony Snicket

48. A dystopia
MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood

49. A book with a great opening line
Middlesex by Jeffery Eugenides

50. A book originally written in a language other than English
The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino

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

52. A book published in 2016
Tell the Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan


message 2: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Brady | 70 comments I love your list! You have two of my favorite books on your list. The Handmaid's Tale and In Cold Blood.


message 3: by Zaz (new)

Zaz | 3034 comments Welcome :)

You have a good list! I really enjoyed Eleanor & Park.
I'll read too Around the World, and I'll start Oryx and Crake, so maybe I'll join the discussion for the 3rd if I finish them all. I'll probably read Vampire Academy but I'm not decided on it yet.


message 4: by Dani (new)

Dani | 6 comments Thanks, guys! Yeah, I am very excited to read more Margaret Atwood this year.


message 5: by Laarni (new)

Laarni (laarnireads) | 12 comments I have The "Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and "You're Never Weird on the Internet" too but I'll be reading them for Week 20 and 3. I also have The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath and The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, and we're reading them on the same weeks! :D I hope we can discuss after we read :)


message 6: by Dani (new)

Dani | 6 comments Great, I look forward to it! I am going to try to read generally in order, but may skip around a lot based on my mood and what books are available at my library.


message 7: by Brandi (new)

Brandi (blhofer) | 22 comments you shouldn't be embarrassed to read the vampire academy---an AMAZING series!!


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