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Laarni (laarnireads) | 12 comments I'm positive that I won't be able to finish my 2015 Reading Plan (and I'm not just being pessimistic about it), so for 2016 I'll be finicky. Although it was great that I discovered new books and authors last year, this time I chose books that I think I'll like and are not too long (I'm looking at you Outlander!). It's still not complete though so please suggest?

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1. A book you meant to read in 2015, but didn't
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

2. A book set in a different continent
The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis

3. A book from the Goodreads Choice Awards 2015 (winner or nominated)
You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day

4. A book by an author you discovered in 2015
Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier

5. A book with a title beginning with the 1st letter of your name
Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
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LAIRD OF THE MIST LOL. Kidding. I just wanted to put this here because the title AND THE BOOK COVER was catchy. Not that I think it's a bad book! It's just not a book I would read.
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6. The highest rated on your TBR
Winter by Marissa Meyer

7. A book about books
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Lucia Graves (translator)

8. A classic book with less than 200 pages
Animal Farm by George Orwell

9. A book that was mentioned in another book
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
✤ mentioned in Beautiful Creatures

10. A book by an author you feel you should have read by now
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

11. A book from the Rory Gilmore challenge
Charlotte's Web by E.B. White

12. A childhood classic
Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery

13. Reader’s Choice
It's hard to decide now, so I'm just going to choose whatever book I feel like reading then. ⊂(◉‿◉)つ

14. A book with one of the five W’s -or H in the title (Who/What/Where/When/Why/How)
What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe

15. A book set in the past (more than 100 years ago)
The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

16. A book from the top 100 mystery novels
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

17. A book with a beautiful cover
I'm going to have to look at the books in my shelf back at home to decide on this. Although I can just use my kindle to read, I wanna read a physical book on this week because I'm supposed to choose based on the cover.


18. A book on a summer/beach reading list
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

19. A non-fiction book
A Gap in Nature: Discovering the World's Extinct Animals by Tim Flannery, Peter Schouten

20. A book with a first name in the title
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

21. A book from the Goodreads Recommendations page
The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie

22. The first book in a new to you series
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

23. The next book in a series you are reading
Searching for Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede

24. A "between the numbers" book of a series (0.5, 1,5, 2.5, etc.)
The Assassin's Blade by Sarah J. Maas

25. A book whose main character is in a profession that interests you
Bread Alone by Judi Hendricks
I think it would be lovely to have my own book cafe one day...
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26. A book everyone is talking about
Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

27. A book with a beautiful title (in your own opinion)
The Maestro, the Magistrate and the Mathematician by Tendai Huchu

28. A biography, autobiography, or memoir
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai, Christina Lamb

29. A book by an author who writes under more than one name
The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling

30. A fairytale from a culture other than your own
Russian Fairy Tales by Alexander Afanasyev, Norbert Guterman (Translator)

31. A work of young adult fiction
Z for Zachariah by Robert C. O'Brien

32. A historical fiction book
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

33. The 16th book on your TBR
The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor

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

35. An award winning book
El Deafo by CeCe Bell

36. An identity book - a book about a different culture, religion or sexual orientation
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

37. A book that you've seen the movie of but haven't read
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

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 collection of poems
Poetry of the World Wars by Michael Foss (Editor)

40. A novella from your favorite genre
The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis

41. A book about a major world event (fiction or non-fiction)
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

42. A top 100 fantasy novel
The Doll's House, The Sandman Volume 2 by Neil Gaiman

43. A book about a thing that goes bump in the night
Un Lun Dun by China Miéville

44. A book you're embarrassed to read in public
I have to keep looking for a book that I'd actually like to read when no one's looking.

45. A book related to a hobby or passion you have
I've never been to Italy but I started to like traveling so:
Under the Tuscan Sky by Frances Mayes
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46. A crime story
A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle

47. A book with a type of food/drink in the title
The Cider House Rules by John Irving

48. A dystopia
The Messenger by Lois Lowry

49. A book with a great opening line
Moby-Dick by Herman Melville

50. A book originally written in a language other than English
The Neverending Story by Michael Ende

51. A short story from a well-known author
A Sound of Thunder and Other Stories by Ray Bradbury

52. A book published in 2016
Solutions and Other Problems by Allie Brosh
Anyone knows of a good children's book that I can substitute with this? ^^


message 2: by Zaz (new)

Zaz | 3034 comments Oh, a book cafe, what a nice idea :)

Plenty of well-known books or authors in your list, so you'll have a great year. Messenger and To Kill a Mockingbird are great, The Neverending Story is unusual and Animal Farm is creepy.
I'm looking forward a lot to read The Knife of Never Letting Go (this author works like Gaiman for me) and Charlotte's Web, it will be nice to discuss them. I'll re-read The Hobbit so I'll join for this one too.


message 3: by Laarni (new)

Laarni (laarnireads) | 12 comments I feel like I'm being too safe by choosing popular books/authors but I really want to finish my list next year. Haha. The Knife of Never Letting Go will be my first Patrick Ness, and it's actually one of the books I'm looking forward to reading the most.


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