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message 1: by SamZ (last edited Dec 05, 2016 07:49AM) (new)

SamZ (samwisezbrown) | 182 comments 1. A book you meant to read in 2015 but didn't: Crossfire
2. A book set in a different continent: Going Solo
3. A book from the Goodreads Choice Awards 2015: Mr. Kiss and Tell
4. A book by an author you discovered in 2015: The Master Magician
5. A book with a title beginning with the first letter of your name: Shifting Shadows: Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson
6. Highest Rated on your TBR: Consider the Blessings
7. A book about books: The Book Thief
8. A classic book less than 200 pages: A Christmas Carol

9. A book that was mentioned in another book: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
10. A book by an author you feel you should have read by now: Let It Snow *John Green
11. A book from the Rory Gilmore Challenge: Pygmalion
12. A Childhood Classic: The Velveteen Rabbit
13. Reader's Choice: Bone Gap
14: A book with one of the 5 W's/How in the title: Where the River Once Flowed
15. A book set more than 100 years ago: Band of Sisters
16. A book from the top 100 mystery novels: The Doorbell Rang
17. A book with a beautiful cover: The Curiosity Keeper
18. A Book on a summer/beach reading list: In the Unlikely Event
19. A non-fiction book: The $64 Tomato: How One Man Nearly Lost His Sanity, Spent a Fortune, and Endured an Existential Crisis in the Quest for the Perfect Garden
20. A Book with a first name in the title: Lady Sophia's Lover

21. A book from the GR recommendations page: The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet
22. The first book in a new to you series: Hope Harbor
23. The next book in a series you are reading: The Black Cauldron
24. A between the numbers book of a series: Glitches
25. A book whose main character is in an interesting profession: Royal Target
26. A book everyone is talking about: Brooklyn
27. A book with a beautiful title: Someone to Watch Over Me
28. A biography, autobiography, or memoir: Boy: Tales of Childhood
29. A book by an author who writes under more than one name: Naked in Death
30. A fairytale from a culture other than your own: The Talking Eggs
31. A YA fiction book: The Glass Magician
32. A historical fiction book: Lord Fenton's Folly
33. The 16th book on your TBR: The Peach Keeper
34. A book about mental illness: Finding Audrey
35. An award winning book: Burning Sky

36. An identity book about a culture, orientation, or religion different from yours: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
37. A book that you've seen the movie but not read yet: A Little Princess
38. A book about an anti-hero: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
39. A previous suggestion: *a book that doesn't take place on earth: Phule's Company
40: A novella from your favorite genre: Alpha & Omega
41. A book about a major world event: The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

42. A top 100 fantasy novel: Brave New World
43. A book about a thing that goes bump in the night: Moon Called
44. A book you're embarrassed to read in public: Blood Bound
45. A book related to a hobby or passion you have: Ready Player One
46. A crime story: The Cinderella Murder

47. A book with a food/drink in the title: Champagne for One
48. A dystopia: Son
49. A book with a great opening line: Dangerous

50. A book originally written in a language other than English: Ruby Red
51. A short story from a well-known author: The Queen's Army
52. A book published in 2016: Beauty and the Clockwork Beast



message 2: by SamZ (last edited Oct 02, 2016 11:25AM) (new)

SamZ (samwisezbrown) | 182 comments Books I have completed so far (9/30/16):
2. Going Solo by Roald Dahl 4. The Master Magician (The Paper Magician Trilogy, #3) by Charlie N. Holmberg 5. Shifting Shadows Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson (Mercy Thompson #0.1, #0.6, #0.8, #1.5, #4.5, #5.5, #7.4) by Patricia Briggs 7. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak 8. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens 12. The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams 13. Bone Gap by Laura Ruby 15. Band of Sisters by Cathy Gohlke 17. The Curiosity Keeper (Treasures of Surrey, #1) by Sarah E. Ladd 19. The $64 Tomato How One Man Nearly Lost His Sanity, Spent a Fortune, and Endured an Existential Crisis in the Quest for the Perfect Garden by William Alexander 20. Lady Sophia's Lover (Bow Street Runners, #2) by Lisa Kleypas 22. Hope Harbor (Hope Harbor, #1) by Irene Hannon 23. The Black Cauldron (The Chronicles of Prydain #2) by Lloyd Alexander 25. Royal Target (Royal, #1) by Traci Hunter Abramson 26. Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín 27. Someone to Watch Over Me (Bow Street Runners, #1) by Lisa Kleypas 28. Boy Tales of Childhood by Roald Dahl 30. The Talking Eggs by Robert D. San Souci 31. The Glass Magician (The Paper Magician Trilogy, #2) by Charlie N. Holmberg 32. Lord Fenton's Folly by Josi S. Kilpack 39. Phule's Company (Phule's Company, #1) by Robert Asprin 40. Alpha & Omega (Alpha & Omega, #0.5) by Patricia Briggs 41. The Boys in the Boat Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown 43. Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, #1) by Patricia Briggs 44. Blood Bound (Mercy Thompson, #2) by Patricia Briggs 45. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline 46. The Cinderella Murder (Under Suspicion #1) by Mary Higgins Clark 48. Son (The Giver Quartet, #4) by Lois Lowry 49. Dangerous by Shannon Hale 52. Beauty and the Clockwork Beast (Steampunk Proper Romance #1) by Nancy Campbell Allen


message 3: by SamZ (last edited Oct 27, 2016 07:58AM) (new)

SamZ (samwisezbrown) | 182 comments October reads for challenge:
1. Crossfire (Saint Squad, #3) by Traci Hunter Abramson 3. Mr. Kiss and Tell (Veronica Mars, #2) by Rob Thomas 6. Consider the Blessings by Thomas S. Monson 10. Let it Snow by John Green 11. Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
October reads on the side:
Golem by David Wisniewski Mirette on the High Wire by Emily Arnold McCully Grandfather's Journey by Allen Say Officer Buckle & Gloria by Peggy Rathmann Smoky Night by Eve Bunting Bride by Mail (Wild West Weddings #1) by Katy Madison The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury The Captain (Griffin Force #2) by Julie Coulter Bellon The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach The Beatles Were Fab (and They Were Funny) by Kathleen Krull Star Wars ABC-3PO by Calliope Glass Blockhead The Life of Fibonacci by Joseph D'Agnese


message 4: by SamZ (last edited Nov 30, 2016 09:40PM) (new)

SamZ (samwisezbrown) | 182 comments November reads for challenge:
34. Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella 35. Burning Sky by Lori Benton 33. The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen 14. Where the River Once Flowed by Jennie Hansen 18. In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume 16. The Doorbell Rang (Nero Wolfe, #41) by Rex Stout 24. Glitches (The Lunar Chronicles, #0.5) by Marissa Meyer
November reads on the side:
Peppe the Lamplighter by Elisa Bartone In the Small, Small Pond by Denise Fleming Time Flies by Eric Rohmann Working Cotton by Sherley Anne Williams The Faithful Friend by Robert D. San Souci Seven Blind Mice by Ed Young John Henry by Julius Lester Yo! Yes? by Chris Raschka Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin by Lloyd Moss Alphabet City by Stephen T. Johnson Swamp Angel by Anne Isaacs Tops & Bottoms by Janet Stevens Starry Messenger Galileo Galilei by Peter Sís The Graphic Alphabet by David Pelletier Raven A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest by Gerald McDermott Owen by Kevin Henkes Hush! A Thai Lullaby by Minfong Ho The Paperboy by Dav Pilkey Flora and the Peacocks by Molly Idle When Green Becomes Tomatoes Poems for All Seasons by Julie Fogliano A Child of Books by Oliver Jeffers Snappsy the Alligator (Did Not Ask to Be in This Book) by Julie Falatko Ida, Always by Caron Levis Twenty Yawns by Jane Smiley M Is for Money An Economics Alphabet by Michael Shoulders They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel Worm Loves Worm by J.J. Austrian The Thank You Book (Elephant & Piggie, #25) by Mo Willems The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Scieszka School's First Day of School by Adam Rex Maybe Something Beautiful How Art Transformed a Neighborhood by F. Isabel Campoy King Baby by Kate Beaton We Found A Hat by Jon Klassen What Do You Do with a Problem? by Kobi Yamada Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie A Hungry Lion, or A Dwindling Assortment of Animals by Lucy Ruth Cummins Nobody Likes a Goblin by Ben Hatke Are We There Yet? by Dan Santat Henry & Leo by Pamela Zagarenski Toys Meet Snow Being the Wintertime Adventures of a Curious Stuffed Buffalo, a Sensitive Plush Stingray, and a Book-loving Rubber Ball (Toys, #4) by Emily Jenkins The Steadfast Tin Soldier by Cynthia Rylant


message 5: by SamZ (last edited Dec 29, 2016 05:03PM) (new)

SamZ (samwisezbrown) | 182 comments December reads for challenge:
29. Naked in Death (In Death, #1) by J.D. Robb 51. The Queen's Army (The Lunar Chronicles, #1.5) by Marissa Meyer
December reads on the side:
Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1) by Marissa Meyer Glory in Death (In Death, #2) by J.D. Robb Immortal in Death (In Death, #3) by J.D. Robb Big Sky Summer (Parable, Montana, #4) by Linda Lael Miller The Lassoed by Marriage Romance Collection 9 Historical Romances Begin After Saying "I Do" by Angela Bell To Win Her Heart by Karen Witemeyer


message 6: by SamZ (last edited Oct 11, 2016 07:20AM) (new)

SamZ (samwisezbrown) | 182 comments 10-4
*Crossfire: Week 1


message 7: by SamZ (last edited Oct 11, 2016 07:20AM) (new)

SamZ (samwisezbrown) | 182 comments 10-10
Caldecott Winners '93-'97
*Golem
*Mirette on the High Wire
*Grandfather's Journey
*Officer Buckle and Gloria
*Smoky Night

*Mr. Kiss and Tell: Week 3


message 8: by SamZ (new)

SamZ (samwisezbrown) | 182 comments 10-11
*Bride By Mail


message 9: by SamZ (new)

SamZ (samwisezbrown) | 182 comments 10-17
*The Halloween Tree: ATY BotM


message 10: by SamZ (last edited Oct 19, 2016 07:42AM) (new)

SamZ (samwisezbrown) | 182 comments 10-18
*The Captain: for fun
*Consider the Blessings: Week 6


message 11: by SamZ (last edited Oct 26, 2016 12:48PM) (new)

SamZ (samwisezbrown) | 182 comments 10-19
*The Bear Ate Your Sandwich: for fun
*The Beatles Were Fab: for fun
*ABC-3po: gift for nephew/nieces for Christmas - adorable!


message 12: by SamZ (last edited Oct 26, 2016 12:31PM) (new)

SamZ (samwisezbrown) | 182 comments 10-24
*Let It Snow: Week 10


message 13: by SamZ (last edited Oct 27, 2016 07:58AM) (new)

SamZ (samwisezbrown) | 182 comments 10-26
*Blockhead: for fun
*Pygmalion: Week 11


message 14: by SamZ (last edited Nov 09, 2016 08:20AM) (new)

SamZ (samwisezbrown) | 182 comments 11-2
*Finding Audrey: Week 34
-Caldecott Honors '93 - '97
*In the Small Small Pond
*Peppe the Lamplighter
*Time Flies
*The Faithful Friend
*John Henry
*Working Cotton
*Seven Blind Mice
*Yo! Yes?
*Zin Zin Zin a Violin


message 15: by SamZ (last edited Nov 09, 2016 03:48PM) (new)

SamZ (samwisezbrown) | 182 comments 11-9
-Caldecott Honors '93 - '97
*Alphabet City
*Swamp Angel
*Tops & Bottoms
*Starry Messenger
*The Graphic Alphabet
*Raven: A Trickster Tale From the Pacific Northwest
*Owen
*Hush! A Thai Lullaby
*The Paperboy

-Goodreads Picture Nominations 2016
*Flora and the Peacocks
*When Green Becomes Tomatoes
* A Child of Books
*Snappsy the Alligator Did Not Ask to Be in This Book
*Ida, Always
*Twenty Yawns

M is for Money: for fun


message 16: by SamZ (last edited Nov 10, 2016 11:04AM) (new)

SamZ (samwisezbrown) | 182 comments 11-10
*Burning Sky: AtY Week 35

-Goodreads Picture Nominations 2016
*They All Saw a Cat
*Worm Loves Worm
*The Thank You Book


message 17: by SamZ (last edited Nov 12, 2016 12:45PM) (new)

SamZ (samwisezbrown) | 182 comments 11-11
*The Peach Keeper: AtY Week 33


message 18: by SamZ (new)

SamZ (samwisezbrown) | 182 comments 11-13
*Where the River Once Flowed: AtY Week 14


message 19: by SamZ (last edited Nov 16, 2016 03:45PM) (new)

SamZ (samwisezbrown) | 182 comments 11-16
*The Stinky Cheese Man and other Fairly Stupid Tales: Caldecott Honor

-Goodreads Picture Nominations 2016
*Are We There Yet?
*Nobody Likes a Goblin
*A Hungry Lion: or, a Dwindling Assortment of Animals
*Thunder Boy Jr.
*What Do You Do With a Problem?
*We Found a Hat
*King Baby
*Maybe Something Beautiful
*School's First Day of School


message 20: by SamZ (new)

SamZ (samwisezbrown) | 182 comments 11-20
*In the Unlikely Event: AtY Week 18


message 21: by SamZ (new)

SamZ (samwisezbrown) | 182 comments 11-27
*The Doorbell Rang: AtY Week 16


message 22: by SamZ (last edited Dec 05, 2016 07:52AM) (new)

SamZ (samwisezbrown) | 182 comments Read a Thon #3: 11/28 - 12/4
Individual:
[-] Read a Book Where a Character Travels
[X] Read a Book with a Dark Cover - Cinder
[X] Read a Book for a Challenge - Glitches
[-] Read a Book Someone Else Read for the ATY Challenge
[X] Read a Book with a Great Villain Character - Naked in Death
[X] Read 500 Pages
[-] Read a Book on Your Reading Wishlist
[-] Read for Two Hours Straight
[-] Read a Book with a Heroic Character
[X] Finish a Book


message 23: by SamZ (last edited Nov 30, 2016 09:40PM) (new)

SamZ (samwisezbrown) | 182 comments 11-30
*Glitches: AtY Week 24

*Henry & Leo: for fun
*Toys Meet Snow: for fun
*The Steadfast Tin Soldier: for fun


message 24: by SamZ (new)

SamZ (samwisezbrown) | 182 comments 12-1
*Naked in Death: AtY Week 29


message 25: by SamZ (new)

SamZ (samwisezbrown) | 182 comments 12-3
*Cinder: for fun
*The Queen's Army AtY Week 51


message 26: by SamZ (new)

SamZ (samwisezbrown) | 182 comments 12-10
*Glory in Death: for fun


message 27: by SamZ (new)

SamZ (samwisezbrown) | 182 comments 12-19
*Immortal in Death: for fun

12-20
*Big Sky Summer: for fun

12-23
*The Lassoed by Marriage Romance Collection: for fun

12-27
*To Win Her Heart: pre-read for LDS bookgroup Jan BOM


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