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message 1: by Angela (last edited Dec 15, 2015 11:34AM) (new)

Angela | 95 comments This is my first time doing a challenge as a group! I'm hoping it will keep me accountable. :) I did the pop sugar 2015 challenge and am almost finished. I love how these challenges make me read things I would probably not pick up otherwise. Here is my plan - subject to change on a whim. :)

The 2016 List
1. A book you meant to read in 2015, but didn't
The Night Circus

2. A book set in a different continent (Australia)
I Am the Messenger

3. A book from the Goodreads Choice Awards 2015 (winner or nominated)
The Girl on the Train

4. A book by an author you discovered in 2015
Nefertiti

5. A book with a title beginning with the 1st letter of your name
All the Light We Cannot See

6. The highest rated on your TBR
The Invention of Wings

7. A book about books
The Thirteenth Tale

8. A classic book with less than 200 pages
The Great Gatsby

9. A book that was mentioned in another book (mentioned in the Thirteenth Tale)
Sense and Sensibility

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

11. A book from the Rory Gilmore challenge
The Kite Runner

12. A childhood classic
The Whipping Boy

13. Reader’s Choice
The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates

14. A book with one of the five W’s -or H in the title (Who/What/Where/When/Why/How)
Thirteen Reasons Why

15. A book set in the past (more than 100 years ago)
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

16. A book from the top 100 mystery novels
The Silence of the Lambs

17. A book with a beautiful cover
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

18. A book on a summer/beach reading list
Go Set a Watchman

19. A non-fiction book
No Way Down: Life and Death on K2

20. A book with a first name in the title
Coraline

21. A book from the Goodreads Recommendations page
The Knife of Never Letting Go

22. The first book in a new to you series
Matched

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

24. A "between the numbers" book of a series (0.5, 1,5, 2.5, etc.)
Four: A Divergent Story Collection

25. A book whose main character is in a profession that interests you
The Demon in the Freezer

26. A book everyone is talking about
The Nightingale

27. A book with a beautiful title (in your own opinion)
The Lovely Bones

28. A biography, autobiography, or memoir
American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History

29. A book by an author who writes under more than one name
Mary Poppins

30. A fairytale from a culture other than your own
One Thousand and One Nights

31. A work of young adult fiction
Reached

32. A historical fiction book
Rebel Queen

33. The 16th book on your TBR
The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing

34. A book about mental illness
I Know This Much Is True

35. An award winning book
The Orphan Master's Son

36. An identity book - a book about a different culture, religion or sexual orientation
The Tiger's Wife

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

38. A book about an anti hero
A Game of Thrones

39. A previous suggestion that did not make it into the list (recommendation of a friend - in this case my husband)
Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13

40. A novella from your favorite genre
Blackwater Lake

41. A book about a major world event (fiction or non-fiction)
Ravensbrück: Life and Death in Hitler's Concentration Camp for Women

42. A top 100 fantasy novel
Ender's Game

43. A book about a thing that goes bump in the night
The Stand

44. A book you're embarrassed to read in public
Flowers in the Attic

45. A book related to a hobby or passion you have
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

46. A crime story
Pretty Girls

47. A book with a type of food/drink in the title
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

48. A dystopia
Legend

49. A book with a great opening line
The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America

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

51. A short story from a well-known author
Fortune Smiles

52. A book published in 2016
Morning Star


message 2: by Zaz (new)

Zaz | 3034 comments Welcome :)

We have several books in commun for 2016 (The Knife of Never Letting Go, The Stand, The Martian).
I enjoyed Coraline, loved Ender's Game. The short story about Four's past was very interesting, the others didn't really added something to the Divergent series, but they were pleasant to read.


message 3: by Francesca (new)

Francesca | 786 comments I read The Lovely Bones this year and loved it, I also read Flowers in the Attic this year which I also enjoyed but I agree it's not a book you particularly want people to know you're reading. Haha! I read A Game of Thrones a couple of years ago and absolutely loved it.

You have a great list here! Glad you decided to join our group for this challenge.


message 4: by Nicole (new)

Nicole I'm reading The Lovely Bones now. It's been on my list ever since I read Sebold's Lucky. I love it so far!


message 5: by Francesca (new)

Francesca | 786 comments Nicole wrote: "I'm reading The Lovely Bones now. It's been on my list ever since I read Sebold's Lucky. I love it so far!"

I'm glad to hear that. I haven't read anything else written by her but I'm planning to. I thought The Lovely Bones was beautifully written.


message 6: by Angela (new)

Angela | 95 comments I had to make a change already! For week 10, I originally had Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham because I'd never read any of his books. I guess I forgot that for my 2015 challenge I was reading Skipping Christmas!

So I switched it out for Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.


message 7: by Katie (new)

Katie | 2369 comments I love your list! Especially The Night Circus, The Thirteenth Tale, All the Light We Cannot See & The Great Gatsby. Such good choices. You're going to have so much fun!


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