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2017 Advanced challenge prompts > A book that's been mentioned in another book

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Juanita (juanitav) | 723 comments This is kind of the hunt within the hunt. I like it. I'm sorry to keep mentioning it but I did read The Perks of Being a Wallflower recently. The lead character is in an AP English class and his English teacher keeps giving him books to read. There's a whole Goodreads thread about books mentioned in Perks of Being a Wallflower.


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Nadine Jones | 4900 comments Mod
I might have a hard time with this category, I've already read any of the books I'm interested in that were mentioned in "Perks" - I think I will use a book mentioned in Among Others (which I have not read! but I should!) because I like sci-fi:

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1...


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Anna H. (annaholla) | 170 comments So many good books are mentioned in Matilda.

In fact, here's a list.


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Nadine Jones | 4900 comments Mod
Wow I just finished going through the "Among Others" list, and holy cow that's a lot of books! Lucky me, quite a few are on my TBR already, so I'm good to go on this category now.

Here's a list of books mentioned in Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next series:
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/4...


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Sharmon (tpgirl) | 68 comments In Cheryl Strayed "Wild", she talks about the books she reads on the trip
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/8...


message 6: by Lindi (last edited Nov 22, 2016 04:45PM) (new)

Lindi (lindimarie) Personally, I want to read a book that's been mentioned in a book I've already read. Thanks to Juanita's list from The Perks of Being a Wallflower, I'm going with The Great Gatsby.

It's technically a re-read for me, but it was in high school (so I really can't remember how much of it I read).


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Ashley Christensen (ashimilie) Juanita wrote: "This is kind of the hunt within the hunt. I like it. I'm sorry to keep mentioning it but I did read The Perks of Being a Wallflower recently. The lead character is in an AP English c..."

Awesome, I have a Shakespeare collection collecting dust on my bookshelf (high school me is crying inside). But I don't recall ever reading Hamlet so I'll put that one on my list.


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Therese | 128 comments Nadine wrote: "Wow I just finished going through the "Among Others" list, and holy cow that's a lot of books! Lucky me, quite a few are on my TBR already, so I'm good to go on this category now.

Here's a list of..."


I haven't read this book, but thank you so much for the list. I was thinking about Ivanhoe because I know I have heard it mentioned in another book, and so that is a possibility since it is already on my TBR along with The Pickwick Papers. I was surprised that I had read 18 of these books and happy that 3 are possibilities for this prompt.


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Marilyn (marilyn357) | 141 comments There is a cozy mystery series by Kylie Logan about three woman who are neighbors and fight so often that the police are tired of being called to their houses so a judge sentences them to one year of participation in a book club! The title of each book in the series is a takeoff on the title of the book which they are reading that month for their book club.


The Legend of Sleepy Harlow: A League of Literary Ladies Mystery
And Then There Were Nuns
A Tale of Two Biddies
Mayhem at the Orient Express

The books mentioned would be:
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
A Tale of Two Cities
Murder on the Orient Express


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Fran G | 37 comments Marilyn wrote: "There is a cozy mystery series by Kylie Logan about three woman who are neighbors and fight so often that the police are tired of being called to their houses so a judge sentences ..."

I read these books and loved them! I live in Ohio and I used them for a book based in your state and a book based on an island. If u like cozy mysteries you will like them


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Giulia | 39 comments Sharmon wrote: "In Cheryl Strayed "Wild", she talks about the books she reads on the trip
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/8..."

Interesting, I think I'll pick one of these books, since I'm planning to read "Wild" for the "wilderness" prompt.
So thanks for the list!


message 12: by AF (last edited Dec 09, 2016 03:59PM) (new)

AF | 308 comments In the book Wonder by R.J. Palacio, Auggie's mom is reading The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien aloud to him at bedtime. Later in the book he's reading The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis.


message 13: by poshpenny (last edited Dec 10, 2016 02:37AM) (new)

poshpenny | 1491 comments The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry mentions TONS of books. Here is a handy list.

Books that are mentioned in Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

35 pages of Books Referenced in The End of Your Life Book Club, with synopsis

You could always read a Sherlock Holmes book. He is mentioned in nearly everything.


message 14: by Nadine (new)

Nadine Jones | 4900 comments Mod
poshpenny wrote: "... You could always read a Sherlock Holmes book. He is mentioned in nearly everything." LOL That was the first thing I wrote down in my list of ideas for this category! (Sherlock Holmes is the answer to SO MANY categories, always!) Then I discovered all the books mentioned in Among Others, and I think I'll read one of those.


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poshpenny | 1491 comments Nadine wrote: "poshpenny wrote: "... You could always read a Sherlock Holmes book. He is mentioned in nearly everything." LOL That was the first thing I wrote down in my list of ideas for this category! (Sherlock Holmes is the answer to SO MANY categories, always!)"

I have a bit of an obsession with Holmes. I'm not saying I have a shrine or anything, but that's mostly because my living space is currently mid-extended-renovation. I'm not sure if it's because I happen to choose semi-related books, but honestly, it feels like at least half of everything I read mentions him. I should start list...


message 16: by Margie (new)

Margie Here is a Goodreads list of the books mentioned in The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/8...


message 17: by Anabell (new)

Anabell | 352 comments When I first saw this The Mysteries of Udolpho sprang to mind, so I think this is my clue to finally read that one. She reads it inNorthanger Abbey. Always wanted to read it.


message 18: by Tara (new)

Tara Bates | 1008 comments I'm going to challenge myself to read a book mentioned in another challenge book this year. Last year I did that a couple of times just for fun. I read All the Light we Cannot See for a Pulitzer then 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea for a book written 100 years before I was born. I read Dan Brown's Inferno for a thriller I think (it was 2015 I can't remember for sure the prompts) then read Dante's for a book written in another language. There were a couple others too, including The Scarlet Letter but I can't remember what book it was mentioned in. So I'll have to wait until I've read some of this year's before I choose :)


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Kristina | 64 comments I'm going to read Lolita, which is mentioned in Mayumi and the Sea of Happiness.


message 20: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Moore | 64 comments I think I'm going to keep my eyes peeled as I read other books from the challenge list and hopefully read a book mentioned in a book I read for a different prompt in the challenge!


message 21: by Johanna (last edited Jan 03, 2017 01:12PM) (new)

Johanna Ellwood (jpellwood) | 226 comments I read The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend for the 2016 challenge, and there is a whole list of books listed within that book.

I ended up reading A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg for this one, which I got from the above mentioned book.


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Stina (stinalyn) | 428 comments Anabell wrote: "When I first saw this The Mysteries of Udolpho sprang to mind, so I think this is my clue to finally read that one. She reads it inNorthanger Abbey. Always wanted to read it."

Great idea! I remember downloading it once upon a time. Now I just have to figure out which device it's on....


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Christophe Bonnet | 212 comments Tara wrote: "I'm going to challenge myself to read a book mentioned in another challenge book this year..."

Good idea. I'll use the first novel that's mentioned in a book I read for the challenge, provided it's available in a language I can read. I'm restricting this to novels because I'd probably end up with either a religious text or a phone book otherwise!

I was quite surprise by the network of pointers, quotes and references that I discovered between the books I've been reading for the challenge these past two year. This time, the pointer itself will create the connection!


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Julie | 3 comments If you have read The Stories Life of AJ Firkey, there are numerous books mentioned.


message 26: by Kirsten (new)

Kirsten  (kmcripn) The one that always comes to mind for this one is Robinson Crusoe. That's because in The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins, there's a character that refers to the book when making important decisions and judges people's characters by whether or not they've read it.


message 27: by Ashley (new)

Ashley | 73 comments I was having such a hard time with this! I'm currently reading My Beloved World for a bestseller from a genre you don't normally read. Well, she just mentioned Lord of the Flies as being so profound she never wanted to read anything after it. I never had to read it for high school or any of my college classes while getting my literature degree. I think I've found my pick, and have no idea what it's about!


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Nadine Jones | 4900 comments Mod
Ashley wrote: "I was having such a hard time with this! I'm currently reading My Beloved World for a bestseller from a genre you don't normally read. Well, she just mentioned Lord of the Fli..."

I really liked Lord of the Flies a lot when I read it for high school, and I recommend it, but I've seen a lot of people on GR say they hated it! So, I guess it's sort of polarizing.


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poshpenny | 1491 comments A Sound of Thunder is mentioned in 11/22/63


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Nadine Jones | 4900 comments Mod
poshpenny wrote: "A Sound of Thunder is mentioned in 11/22/63"

I'm listening to that right now. Two other books mentioned so far:
The Catcher in the Rye
Of Mice and Men

He rattled through a bunch earlier, when he was holed up lakeside just passing time, but I'm not sure if he named them all.


message 31: by Tara (new)

Tara Bates | 1008 comments I'm reading the little Paris book shop and it's mentioning several, including the game of thrones series (song of ice and fire)


message 32: by Anabell (new)

Anabell | 352 comments Stina wrote: "Anabell wrote: "When I first saw this The Mysteries of Udolpho sprang to mind, so I think this is my clue to finally read that one. She reads it inNorthanger Abbey. Always..."

Yes.. me too. Got it for free on Itunes (I think). But I have several apps I use, so it can take a while sometimes to find the once-upon-a-time-I-downloaded-a-book ;-)
Really hope the book is good though...


message 33: by JoAnna (new)

JoAnna | 84 comments Here is a list of books mentioned in "Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons" (a great book!!!):

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/6...


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Nadine Jones | 4900 comments Mod
Joanna wrote: "Here is a list of books mentioned in "Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons" (a great book!!!):

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/6..."


Wow, I didn't realize a list of books could perfectly encapsulate the era that was my youth, but that list just did!! That really took me back. That's got all the "racy" books that I would see on best seller racks at Grants, and - later - Bradlees!!! The only books missing are I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can and Princess Daisy.

Maybe I need to read this Angry Housewives book that I've never heard of ... Thanks!


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Lisa (lisafriel) | 30 comments Here is a list of books that are discussed in The Prison Book Club : https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1...


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If you've never read A Wrinkle in Time, it is mentioned a lot in the book When You Reach Me.


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Christophe Bonnet | 212 comments Christophe wrote: "I'll use the first novel that's mentioned in a book I read for the challenge, provided it's available in a language I can read. I'm restricting this to novels because I'd probably end up with either a religious text or a phone book otherwise!"

And there we are: my current book (Why Are We In Vietnam by Norman Mailer) refers repeatedly to Dr Jekyll, so I ought to read The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by R.L. Stevenson for this prompt!

(Unless of course I finally decide that this reference is not explicit enough and I find a more explicit one somewhere else, or otherwise just change my mind before I'm done with this...)


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Pioup | 54 comments In The Jane Austen Book Club they read all 6 Jane Austen novels.

Palimpsest mentions a (then) fictional book The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, Catherynne M. Valente has since wrote this book so that counts too I think.


message 39: by Novalynda (new)

Novalynda Black I read Anatomie van een seriemoordenaar by Sytze van der Zee for this prompt, because it was mentioned in the book Zuidwal by the same author.


message 40: by Kate (new)

Kate | 6 comments Anabell wrote: "Stina wrote: "Anabell wrote: "When I first saw this The Mysteries of Udolpho sprang to mind, so I think this is my clue to finally read that one. She reads it in[book:Northanger Abbey|..."

I loved Mysteries of Udolpho, and read it right after Northanger.


message 41: by Tara (new)

Tara Bates | 1008 comments I decided it had to be mentioned in a book I read for a different challenge. Well lucky me because I just finished the little Paris book shop by Nina George and she mentions a lot. Some that may be of interest are:
Game of Thrones series
Don Quixote
His Dark Materials series
Moby Dick
1984
Dracula
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Tom Sawyer
Disc World Series
Pippi Longstocking

And many many more! These are just the most popular ones that would be a real gimme for some people because I'd imagine they'd be on a lot of TBR!


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Anabell | 352 comments Kate wrote: "Anabell wrote: "Stina wrote: "Anabell wrote: "When I first saw this The Mysteries of Udolpho sprang to mind, so I think this is my clue to finally read that one. She reads it inN..."</i>

I was actually considering reading [book:Northanger Abbey
for 36. A book written by someone you admire. And then read The Mysteries of Udolpho afterwards.... hmmm... Not a bad idea.... :-) Glad you liked Udolpho. Hope I will too. I have been a bit worried if it would turn out to be bad....



message 43: by Kate (new)

Kate | 6 comments Anabell wrote: "Kate wrote: "Anabell wrote: "Stina wrote: "Anabell wrote: "When I first saw this The Mysteries of Udolpho sprang to mind, so I think this is my clue to finally read that one. She reads..."

I think if you like Gothic fiction in general, you will likely enjoy both. They are my favorite works by each author.


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Brandyn (brandy_k) | 82 comments Last night I opened Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist on my Kindle and I noticed at the bottom of the "About This Book" popup (you can also access it from the menu) there's a section called "Mentioned in this book". For Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist it says these books are mentioned in it:
Prep
The Song of Achilles
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
Fourth of July Creek
All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood
Any book you have on Kindle you could check for books mentioned in them.


message 45: by Ramona (new)

Ramona Mead (ramonamead) | 24 comments I'm going with "Autobiography of a Face" by Lucy Grealy It's discussed a lot in "Truth and Beauty" by Ann Patchett.


message 46: by Jackie (new)

Jackie | 500 comments In The Martian the main character reads many Poirot books, and specifically mentions The Mysterious Affair at Styles and Evil Under the Sun. I had been hoping to be able to fill in this prompt with a book found through another challenge book. So thanks Andy Weir, I will now happily indulge my love of Agatha Christie.


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Elexa (elexaish) | 3 comments I teach high school science and one of my co-workers (English teacher) lent me The Outsiders because I had never read it. The main character ends up reading aloud Gone with the Wind to another character. I kind of want to read it, but I'm reading War and Peace for the over 800 prompt and I don't know if I can read two giant books in one year. (Although didn't I read 4 Game of Thrones novels in one year...???)


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Pat Bryan | 61 comments Ken Bruen-crime writer-rather pretentiously frequently lists books that have appealed to his main character....


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Lin (gramatumaja) | 43 comments ' Wuthering Heights' is mentioned in 'Cold Comfort Farm'. Always wanted to reread this book.


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poshpenny | 1491 comments Paradise Lost is mentioned in Frankenstein


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