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message 1: by Kirsten (last edited Dec 26, 2016 04:58PM) (new)

Kirsten  (kmcripn) Hello! I joined this challenge a little late, so I'm adding previously read books into my plan. Having fun with this. Great way to diversify my reading.

01> A book you meant to read in 2015 but didn't.
Red Rising by Pierce Brown

02> A book set in a different continent
Dark Corners by Ruth Rendell

03> A book from the Goodreads Choice Awards 2015 (winner or nominated)
The Sound of Glass by Karen White

04> A book by an author you discovered in 2015 (Jim & Joyce Lavene)
Murder Fir Christmas by Joyce Lavene

05> A book with a title beginning with the 1st letter of your name
The Killing Floor by Peter Turnbull

06> The highest rated on your TBR
07> A book about books
Crime and Poetry by Amanda Flower

08> A classic book with less than 200 pages (117 pages)
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

09> A book that was mentioned in another book
10> A book by an author you feel you should have read by now
Twelve Days of Christmas by Debbie Macomber

11> A book from the Rory Gilmore challenge
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

12> A childhood classic
13> Readers Choice
Christmas Stories by Diana Secker Tesdell

14> A book with one of the five W’s -or H in the title (Who/What/Where/When/Why/How)
Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang by Kate Wilhelm

15> A book set in the past (more than 100 years ago)
The Face of a Stranger by Anne Perry

16> A book from the top 100 mystery novels
17> A book with a beautiful cover
Fluency by Jennifer Foehner Wells

18> A book on a summer/beach reading list
19> A non-fiction book
Abigail and John: Portrait of a Marriage by Edith B. Gelles

20> A book with a first name in the title
Martin Eden by Jack London

21> A book from the Goodreads Recommendations page
22> The first book in a new to you series
The Unquiet Bones by Melvin R. Starr

23> The next book in a series you are reading
Shades of Earth by Beth Revis

24> A "between the numbers" book of a series (0.5, 1,5, 2.5, etc.)
Odd Thomas: You Are Destined To Be Together Forever by Dean Koontz

25> A book whose main character is in a profession that interests you
Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult

26> A book everyone is talking about
27> A book with a beautiful title (in your opinion)
28> A biography, autobiography, or memoir
In Such Good Company: Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Fun in the Sandbox by Carol Burnett

29> A book by an author who writes under more than one name (aka Nora Roberts)
Brotherhood in Death by J.D. Robb

30> A fairytale from a culture other than your own
31> A work of young adult fiction
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

32> A historical fiction book
Royal Blood by Rhys Bowen

33> The 16th book on your TBR
34> A book about mental illness (depression)
Deadly Messengers by Susan May

35> An award winning book (1981 Hugo Award)
The Snow Queen by Joan D. Vinge

36> An identity book - a book about a different culture, religion or sexual orientation
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

37> A book that you've seen the movie of but haven't read
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks

38> A book about an anti-hero
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

39> A previous suggestion that did not make it into the list (a book set on another planet)
The Frozen Sky by Jeff Carlson

40> A novella from your favorite genre
41> A book about a major world event (fiction or non-fiction)
The Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman

42> A top 100 fantasy novel
43> A book about a thing that goes bump in the night
Night of the Crabs by Guy N. Smith

44> A book you're embarrassed to read in public
For Love or Vengeance by Caridad Piñeiro

45> A book related to a hobby or passion you have
46> A crime story
Mortal Causes by Ian Rankin

47> A book with a type of food/drink in the title
Bloody Mary by J.A. Konrath

48> A dystopia
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman

49> A book with a great opening line
50> A book originally written in a language other than English
Penguin Island by Anatole France

51> A short story from a well-known author
"Super-Frog Saves Tokyo," After the Quake by Haruki Murakami

52> A book published in 2016
The Beast by J.R. Ward



message 2: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (new)

Laura | 3783 comments Mod
Welcome to the group :)

You're already off to a great start! It seems like you won't have any issue finishing the challenge. The "To Infinity and Beyond" section has some great additional challenges if you're feeling adventurous ;)


message 3: by Kirsten (new)

Kirsten  (kmcripn) Thanks, I'm also doing the Popsugar. I like the challenges because they keep my reading diverse.


message 4: by Kirsten (new)

Kirsten  (kmcripn) Up to 63% done!


message 5: by Kirsten (new)

Kirsten  (kmcripn) 65% done!


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