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message 1: by Tatyana (last edited Dec 30, 2016 11:14PM) (new)

Tatyana | 10 comments ✔ 29. A book by an author who writes under more than one name* Breaking Creed by Alex Kava★★★★★
Breaking Creed (Ryder Creed, #1) by Alex Kava
✔ 30. A fairytale from a culture other than your own * Old French fairy tales * ★★
Old French fairy tales (Illustrated) by Comtesse de Ségur
✔ 31. A work of young adult fiction* All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven* ★★★★★
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

✔ 32. A historical fiction book* The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant (audio) ★★★★★
The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

✔33. The 16th book on your TBR * Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes ★★★★
Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes

✔34. A book about mental illness *Still Alice by Lisa Genova ★★★★
Still Alice by Lisa Genova

✔35. An award winning book * The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton ★★★★★
The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

✔ * All the Light We Cannot See  by Anthony Doerr (audio) ★★★★★
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

36. An identity book - a book about a different culture, religion or sexual orientation
* Fruit of the Lemon by Andrea Levy
Fruit of the Lemon by Andrea Levy

* Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

✔ * Holding up the Universe by Jennifer Niven (audio) ★★★★
Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven

✔ 37. A book that you've seen the movie of but haven't read *Under the skin by Michael Faber ★★★★
Under The Skin by Michel Faber

38. A book about an anti hero
✔ * The beating of the Wings by Paul Hoffman ★★★★
The Beating of His Wings (The Left Hand of God, #3) by Paul Hoffman

* A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

39. A book you started but never finished * The Fear Index by Robert Harris
The Fear Index by Robert Harris

✔*Inferno by Dan Brown (audio) ★★★★
Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4) by Dan Brown

✔ 40. A novella from your favorite genre* The Grownup  by Gillian Flynn ★★★★
The Grownup by Gillian Flynn

✔ 41. A book about a major world event (fiction or non-fiction)
* Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo ★★★★★
Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo

✔42. A top 100 fantasy novel* The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegge (audio) ★★★★
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

43. A book about a thing that goes bump in the night* The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin
The City of Mirrors (The Passage, #3) by Justin Cronin

✔* The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison (audio) ★★★★★
The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison

✔44.A book you're embarrassed to read in public* Bared to you by Sylvia Day (audio)★★★
Bared to You (Crossfire, #1) by Sylvia Day

45. A book related to a hobby or passion you have
✔* Forget Me Knot (A Quilting Mystery #1) by Mary Marks ★★★
Forget Me Knot (A Quilting Mystery, #1) by Mary Marks

* Knot In My Backyard by Mary Marks
Knot In My Backyard (A Quilting Mystery, #2) by Mary Marks

✔ 46. A crime story* The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena (audio)★★★★★
The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

✔ * Silkworm by Robert Galbraith ★★★
The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike, #2) by Robert Galbraith

✔* All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda (audio) ★★★★★
All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda

✔ 47. A book with a type of food/drink in the title * Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg (audio) ★★★★
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg

✔ 48. A dystopia* The Last Four Things by Paul Hoffman ★★★★
The Last Four Things (The Left Hand of God, #2) by Paul Hoffman

✔ 49. A book with a great opening line * Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (audio) ★★★★★
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

50. A book originally written in a language other than English*The Angel's games by Carlod Ruis Zafon
The Angel's Game (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books, #2) by Carlos Ruiz Zafón


✔ 51. A short story from a well-known author* The Modigliani Scandal by Ken Follett ★★★★★
The Modigliani Scandal by Ken Follett

52. A book published in 2016

* Nomad by James Swallow
Nomad (Rubicon #1) by James Swallow

✔* Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris (audio) ★★★★★
Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris


message 2: by Tatyana (last edited Oct 08, 2016 04:12AM) (new)

Tatyana | 10 comments Hi everyone, this is my first ever comment about a book. Today I finished listening to audiobook  "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr. I am overwhelmed.
And now I start to rationalize.
At the beginning I need to tell that I am an eye doctor, that is why my perception of this book was at the most in the audio form, because I could relate to main heroine the most - she is blind, and I cannot see novel text, with all my inner knowledge of congenital cataract.
The second - all the problems the novel touches (I can only think of the main- how was it to be " a good German" in German WW2 Army and generally the good person in difficult time, and a superb parent to an impaired child and so much of human kindness.

And at last I need to recommend this novel to everyone who even mildly intersted in beauty of science and literature.

It is impossible to dislike.


message 3: by Marina H (new)

Marina H | 1314 comments I've read All the light we cannot see twice this year, once in January and again in August when it was picked in my bookclub at work. It's a beautiful book, and I understand why you liked it.

You have some other great books on your list. I've recently finished A little life. I've seen that some people are calling it the most depressing book ever, and I understand why, but it's beautiful written and filled with a lot of wisdom.
The Angel's game is a favorite of mine. I love all of the books in the series and they are on my to re-read list.


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