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Annie Brousseau | 17 comments Okay, let's try this. My main goal for 2017 is to make a dent in my TBR pile, so all the books will be ones that I already have - preferably physical copies, as they are taking up much more space than my Kobo.

Also, I'm fluent in French and in English, so the books I chose are a mix of these two languages. I prefer to read books in their original language, but if they are originally written in another language, I usually choose to read in French (since it's my first language).


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Annie Brousseau | 17 comments To help me choose my 52 books for 2017,

1. A book over 500 pages - Le cycle du Graal, tome 2 by Jean Markale
2. A forgotten classic - Lorna Doone by R.D. Blackmore (I don't know if it is really considered a forgotten classic, I had never heard about it in my English classes)
3. A book that became a movie or a TV series - Parade's End by Ford Madox Ford
4. A book published in 2017
5. A book with a number in the title - Dix petits hommes blancs by Jean-Jacques Pelletier
6. A book from an author under 30 years old
7. A book with non-human characters - Silverwing by Kenneth Oppel
8. A book that makes you laugh - Volte-face et malaises by Rafaële Germain
9. A book written by a woman - La Princesse des glaces by Camilla Läckberg
10. A mystery book - Il ne faut pas parler dans l'ascenseur by Martin Michaud
11. A 1-word title - Profanation by Jussi Adler-Olsen
12. A collection of short stories - Escales Sur Solaris: Anthologie de Science-Fiction Et de Fantastique: Nouvelles by Joël Champetier
13. A story taking place on another continent - L'héritage des Cathares by Hervé Gagnon
14. A non fiction book - Le Monstre by Ingrid Falaise
15. The first book from a favourite author - 5150, rue des Ormes, by Patrick Senécal
16. A book I heard about on the radio/TV/online - À Toi by Kim Thúy
17. A best-seller - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
18. A book based on a true story - The Bookseller of Kabul by Åsne Seierstad
19. A book at the bottom of my TBR pile - The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling (it was actually at the bottom of my pile... go figure!)
20. A book that a friend loved - L'évangile selon Pilate by Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt
21. A book that scares me - Ulysses by James Joyce (not a scary book per se, except for the length, perhaps)
22. A book published more than 10 years ago - The Gun Seller by Hugh Laurie
23. The second book in a series - La montagne aux sacrifices by Elisabeth Tremblay
24. A book with a blue cover - Sharpe's Triumph by Bernard Cornwell
25. A Pullitzer winner - The Road by Cormac McCarthy
26. A book with a dragon - Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke
27. A story that takes place in a parallel world - Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
28. A self-help book - Zénitude et double espresso by Nicole Bordeleau
29. A book by a Canadian woman - La détresse et l'enchantement by Gabrielle Roy
30. A book with a non-human protagonist - Nez au vent by Alan Lazar
31. A book from an author that I have met - Capitaine Wilder by Anne Robillard
32. A book from a French author - La rivière des âmes by Mireille Calmel
33. A book about a curse or a prophecy - Le Glaive de Dieu by Hervé Gagnon
34. A thriller - La femme trop tard by Jean-Jacques Pelletier
35. A book about mythology or mythic figures - Celtika by Robert Holdstock
36. A book that I've had for more than 10 years - La Maison aux mille étages by Jan Weiss
37. A book I received as a gift - Meurtriers sans visage by Henning Mankell
38. A book from a favourite author - L'étoile du diable by Jo Nesbø
39. A French classic - Le Colonel Chabert by Honoré de Balzac
40. A book from an author with the same first name as me - Toujours orgueilleuse, mais à peine plus repentante by Annie L'Italien
41. A book that intimidates me - Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
42. A fantasy book without vampires or werewolves - L'archipel Noir by Esther Rochon
43. A book from an author I've never read - La rivière noire by Arnaldur Indriðason
44. A book someone recommended - La Ligne Pourpre by Wolfram Fleischhauer
45. A book I've had for more than 15 years - Le Bourgmestre De Furnes by Georges Simenon
46. A book written in the 17th Century - Don Quichotte de La Manche, Traduit de L'Espagnol Par Florian: Ouvrage Posthume by Cervantes Saavedra
47. A translated book - Pour le meilleur et pour le pire by Gunnar Staalesen
48. Any book - On Beauty by Zadie Smith
49. Any book
50. Any book
51. Any book
52. Any book


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