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message 1: by Charlotte (last edited Aug 09, 2016 06:35AM) (new)

Charlotte My master plan!

1. A book you meant to read in 2015, but didn't
Evig søndag - Linnéa Myhre
2. A book set in a different continent
Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
3. A book from the Goodreads Choice Awards 2015 (winner or nominated)
Go Set a Watchman - Harper Lee
4. A book by an author you discovered in 2015
The Lover's Dictionary - David Leviathan
5. A book with a title beginning with the 1st letter of your name
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
6. The highest rated on your TBR
The House of the Spirits - Isabel Allende
7. A book about books
The Solitaire Mystery - Jostein Gaarder
8. A classic book with less than 200 pages
Animal Farm - George Orwell
9. A book that was mentioned in another book
White Noise - Don DeLillo
10. A book by an author you feel you should have read by now
The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway
11. A book from the Rory Gilmore challenge
Lord of the Flies - William Golding
12. A childhood classic
Watership Down - Richard Adams
13. Reader’s Choice
?
14. A book with one of the five W’s -or H in the title (Who/What/Where/When/Why/How)
The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared - Jonas Jonasson
15. A book set in the past (more than 100 years ago)
Wuthering Heights - Emily Brontë
16. A book from the top 100 mystery novels
The Godfather - Mario Puzo
17. A book with a beautiful cover
?
18. A book on a summer/beach reading list
The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
19. A non-fiction book
Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town - Jon Krakauer
20. A book with a first name in the title
Will Grayson, Will Grayson - John Green
21. A book from the Goodreads Recommendations page
A River Runs Through It and Other Stories - Norman Maclean
22. The first book in a new to you series
Falling Free - Lois McMaster Bujold
23. The next book in a series you are reading
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - J.K. Rowling
24. A "between the numbers" book of a series (0.5, 1,5, 2.5, etc.)
Six Earlier Days - David Levithan
25. A book whose main character is in a profession that interests you
Den klønete skytsengelen - Arto Paasilinna
26. A book everyone is talking about
The Martian - Andy Weir
27. A book with a beautiful title (in your own opinion)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
28. A biography, autobiography, or memoir
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail - Bill Bryson
29. A book by an author who writes under more than one name
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - J.K. Rowling
30. A fairytale from a culture other than your own
?
31. A work of young adult fiction
The Fault in Our Stars - John Green
32. A historical fiction book
Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
33. The 16th book on your TBR
Naked Lunch - William S. Burroughs
34. A book about mental illness
Woman on the Edge of Time - Marge Piercy
35. An award winning book
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Mark Haddon
36. An identity book - a book about a different culture, religion or sexual orientation
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
37. A book that you've seen the movie of but haven't read
Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk
38. A book about an anti hero
On the Road - Jack Kerouac
39. A previous suggestion that did not make it into the list: A book you started but never finished
Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders - Neil Gaiman
40. A novella from your favorite genre
The Time Machine - H.G. Wells
41. A book about a major world event (fiction or non-fiction)
After the Quake - Haruki Murakami
42. A top 100 fantasy novel
1984 - George Orwell
43. A book about a thing that goes bump in the night
The Girl Next Door - Jack Ketchum
44. A book you're embarrassed to read in public
Fifty Shades of Grey - E.L. James
45. A book related to a hobby or passion you have
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail - Cheryl Strayed
46. A crime story
In Cold Blood - Truman Capote
47. A book with a type of food/drink in the title
Ham on Rye - Charles Bukowski
48. A dystopia
The Dispossessed - Ursula K. Le Guin
49. A book with a great opening line
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
50. A book originally written in a language other than English
A Charming Mass Suicide - Arto Paasilinna
51. A short story from a well-known author
Nine Stories - J.D. Salinger
52. A book published in 2016
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - J.K. Rowling


message 2: by Silvia (new)

Silvia Turcios | 1064 comments I guess the cases where you have a list of books under the name of the category is because you will choose one of them... but from those that I read, it will be a very hard decision (just good books on the list). Good luck with your choices and with the challenge :)


message 3: by Charlotte (last edited Jul 17, 2016 03:56PM) (new)

Charlotte I made this plan as it is written here last december, and I planned on sharing it in this group and follow through. However, my laptop went to the doctors, I forgot about the plan, and just read what i felt like when I felt like it. A few days ago I dug up my back-up hard drive and found this little gem, and I think it's about time I actually make a proper plan, otherwise I should probably reconsider my membership in this group.

So, this is as far as I got in december. I do not remember what I was thinking or even if half of the titles fit the topics I placed them under. I will edit my plan soon.

1. A book you meant to read in 2015, but didn't
2. A book set in a different continent
out of africa
heart of darkness
the beach
half of a yellow sun
Norwegian wood
Secrets of a geisha
born free
3. A book from the Goodreads Choice Awards 2015 (winner or nominated)
4. A book by an author you discovered in 2015
the fault in our stars
Norwegian wood
Kafka on the beach
5. A book with a title beginning with the 1st letter of your name
Charlie and the chocolate factory
6. The highest rated on your TBR
7. A book about books
the neverending story
princess bride
kabalmysteriet
little women
8. A classic book with less than 200 pages
animal farm
the great Gatsby
the metamorphosis
the old man and the sea
a clockwork orange
9. A book that was mentioned in another book
to kill a mockingbird
Lolita
The bell jar
10. A book by an author you feel you should have read by now
john Steinbeck
ernest hemingway
burroughs/Kerouac/bukowski
franz kafka
herman Melville
Truman capote
Neil gaiman
11. A book from the Rory Gilmore challenge
12. A childhood classic
watership down
a wizard of earthsea
charlottes web
little women
the little prince
the giving tree
a wrinkle in time
harry potter
13. Reader’s Choice
14. A book with one of the five W’s -or H in the title (Who/What/Where/When/Why/How)
whos afraid of virigina wolf
I am malala
Horton hears a who
Where the wild things are
Fantastic beasts and where to find them
Why not mehow
15. A book set in the past (more than 100 years ago)
wuthering hights
jane eyre
the count of monte cristo
dracula
16. A book from the top 100 mystery novels
murder on the orient express
The silence of the lambs
Tinker, tailor, soldier, spy
The firm
In cold blood
Dracula
The talented mr ripley
17. A book with a beautiful cover
saint mazie
circling the sun
18. A book on a summer/beach reading list
in the country
go set a watchman
circling the sun
sinat mazie
19. A non-fiction book
in cold blood
a walk in the woods
out of africa
a room of ones own
the feminine mystique
the selfish gene
the electric kool-aid acid test
freakonomics
a short history of nearly everything
the devil in the white city
missoula
20. A book with a first name in the title
charlottes web
harry potter
jane eyre
oliver twist
21. A book from the Goodreads Recommendations page
22. The first book in a new to you series
divergent
a game of thrones
the fellowship of the ring
a wrinkle in time
the name of the wind
23. The next book in a series you are reading
harry potter
24. A "between the numbers" book of a series (0.5, 1,5, 2.5, etc.)
the short second life of bree tanner
the tales of beedle the bard
six earlier days
25. A book whose main character is in a profession that interests you
26. A book everyone is talking about
27. A book with a beautiful title (in your own opinion)
a thousand splendid suns
the heart is a lonely hunter
all the light we cannot see
the fault in our stars
one hundred years of solitude
28. A biography, autobiography, or memoir
29. A book by an author who writes under more than one name
the turner diaries
harry potter
30. A fairytale from a culture other than your own
31. A work of young adult fiction
32. A historical fiction book
33. The 16th book on your TBR
34. A book about mental illness
the bell jar
girl, interrupted
one flew over the cuckoos nest
the catcher in the rye
a beautiful mind
the curious incident with the dog
Prozac nation
The perks of being a wallflower
Speak
All the bright places
We were liars
I was here
Made you up
Will grayson, will grayson
35. An award winning book
36. An identity book - a book about a different culture, religion or sexual orientation
37. A book that you've seen the movie of but haven't read
38. A book about an anti hero
the count of monte cristo
wuthering hights
Lolita
The great Gatsby
Dracula
The talented mr ripley??
V for vendetta
American psycho
A clockwork orange
39. A previous suggestion that did not make it into the list
40. A novella from your favorite genre
41. A book about a major world event (fiction or non-fiction)
42. A top 100 fantasy novel
43. A book about a thing that goes bump in the night
44. A book you're embarrassed to read in public
bridget jones
45. A book related to a hobby or passion you have
a walk in the woods
the lord of the rings
the kingkiller chronicle
the old man and the sea
moby dick
ready player one
on the road
the beach
bill Bryson:
everything, everything
all the bright places
I was here
Wild
Under the Tuscan sun
46. A crime story
in cold blood
helter skelter
zodiac
47. A book with a type of food/drink in the title
fried green tomatoes
a clockwork orange
the grapes of wrath
ham on rye
48. A dystopia
divergent
the maze runner
1984
the iron heel
v for vendetta
a clockwork orange
49. A book with a great opening line
slaughterhouse-five
the bell jar
pride and prejudice
Orlando
Moby dick
50. A book originally written in a language other than English
mesteren og margarita
the count of monte cristo
kafka on the shore
51. A short story from a well-known author
52. A book published in 2016


message 4: by Charlotte (last edited Jul 17, 2016 04:01PM) (new)

Charlotte Silvia wrote: "I guess the cases where you have a list of books under the name of the category is because you will choose one of them... but from those that I read, it will be a very hard decision (just good book..."
Yeah, the lists kind of made them selves, there is just so many great books to read. And I know, the decision will be hard. :)

(And it now looks like your comment doesn't make any sense since I edited my post. Sorry about that.)


message 5: by Charlotte (new)

Charlotte I keep making changes to my list because I really can't seem to make up my mind about what books I want to read. Hopefully I will still somehow get the challenge done, I just have to make sure that I read books that fit the topics. I consider this year my try-and-see-what-works regarding this type of challenge, and next year I'll be on top of the challenge from the start.


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