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message 1: by Hélène (last edited Dec 01, 2017 02:49AM) (new)

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✔ 1. A book from the Goodreads Choice Awards 2016 :
The Trespasser by Tana French

✔ 2. A book with at least 2 perspectives (multiple points of view) :
Swimming to Elba by Silvia Avallone

✔ 3. A book you meant to read in 2016 :
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

✔ 4. A title that doesn't contain the letter "E" :
Pinocchio & Robinson : pour une éthique de la lecture by Alberto Manguel
(no "E" in the main title! ;-))

✔ 5. A historical fiction :
Reunion by Fred Uhlman

✔ 6. A book being released as a movie in 2017 :
The Snowman by Jo Nesbø

✔ 7. A book with an animal on the cover or in the title :
Just so Stories by Rudyard Kipling

✔ 8. A book written by a person of color :
The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

✔ 9. A book in the middle of your To Be Read list :
The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith

✔ 10. A dual-timeline novel :
Only Daughter by Anna Snoekstra

✔ 11. A category from another challenge :
Ein perfekter Kellner (A Perfect Waiter) by Alain Claude Sulzer
(Read Harder Challenge, an LGBTQ+ romance novel)

✔ 12. A book based on a myth :
The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood

✔ 13. A book recommended by one of your favorite authors :
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe (recommended by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)

✔ 14. A book with a strong female character :
Angela Merkel: Une Allemande (presque) comme les autres by Florence Autret

✔ 15. A book written or set in Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Iceland) : Invisible Links by Selma Lagerlöf

✔ 16. A mystery :
A Rule Against Murder by Louise Penny

✔ 17. A book with illustrations :
Dans les coulisses de la Comédie-Française by Laetitia Cénac and Damien Rondeau

✔ 18.. A really long book (600+ pages) :
Les Misérables by Victor Hugo - Done! ;-)

✔19. A New York Times best-seller :
The Dry by Jane Harper

✔ 20. A book that you've owned for a while but haven't gotten around to reading :
Briefe an einen jungen Dichter by Rainer Maria Rilke

✔ 21. A book that is a continuation of a book you've already read :
The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny

✔ 22. A book by an author you haven't read before :
The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim

✔ 23. A book from the BBC "The Big Read" list :
Matilda by Roald Dahl

✔ 24. A book written by at least two authors :
Conversations à Buenos Aires by Jorge Luis Borges, Ernesto Sabato and Orlando Barone

✔ 25. A book about a famous historical figure :
La Rose dans le Bus jaune by Eugène Ebodé
(about Rosa Parks)

✔ 26. An adventure book :
Waltharii Poesis, Vol. 1: Das Waltharilied Ekkehards I. Von St. Gallen Nach Den Geraldushandschriften Herausgegeben Und Erlautert + Waltharii Poesis, Volume 2

✔ 27.A book by one of your favorite author :
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

✔ 28. A non-fiction :
Long Walk To Freedom: The Autobiography Of Nelson Mandela

✔ 29. A book published outside the 4 major publishing houses (Simon & Schuster; HarperCollins; Penguin Random House; Hachette Livre) :
Camille Claudel, la sculpture jusqu'à la folie by Rolande Causse

✔ 30. A book from Goodreads Top 100 YA Books :
Tintenherz (Inkheart) by Cornelia Funke

✔ 31. A book from a sub-genre of your favorite genre :
VIP: roman by Laurent Chalumeau
(a "vaudeville" thriller)

✔ 32. A book with a long title (5+ words, excluding subtitle) :
Le féminisme en sept slogans et citations by Anne-Charlotte Husson and Thomas Mathieu

✔ 33. A magical realism novel :
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

✔ 34. A book set in or by an author from the Southern Hemisphere :
The Killer Koala by Kenneth Cook

✔ 35. A book where one of the main characters is royalty :
Maria Stuart by Stefan Zweig

✔ 36. A Hugo Award winner or nominee :
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

✔ 37. A book you choose randomly :
Wangari Maathai:
[The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees
by Franck Prévot and Aurelia Fronty
(I choose it for its beautiful cover)

✔ 38. A novel inspired by a work of classic literature : Meursault, contre-enquête (The Meursault Investigation) by Kamel Daoud after The Stranger by Albert Camus

✔ 39. An epistolary fiction :
The Color Purple by Alice Walker

✔ 40. A book published in 2017 :
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

✔ 41. A book with an unreliable narrator :
The Life Before Her Eyes by Laura Kasischke

✔ 42. A best book of the 21st century (so far) :
Le Grand Marin by Catherine Poulain
Very powerful book about a woman who goes fishing in Alaska - Hope it will be translated in English soon!

✔ 43. A book with a chilling atmosphere (scary, unsettling, cold) :
Fatherland by Nina Bunjevac

✔ 44. A recommendation from "What Should I Read Next" :
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance

✔ 45. A book with a one-word title :
Persuasion by Jane Austen

✔ 46. A time travel novel :
Kindred by Octavia E. Butler

✔47. A past suggestion that didn't win :
A History of Reading by Alberto Manguel
(a book that takes place in more than one country)

✔ 48. A banned book :
Les damnés de la terre (The Wretched of the Earth) by Frantz Fanon

✔ 49. A book from someone else's bookshelf :
Nouvelles graphiques d'Afrique by Laurent Bonneau

✔ 50. A Penguin Modern Classic - any edition :
Fictions by Jorge Luis Borges

✔ 51. A collection (e.g. essays, short stories, poetry, plays) :
Stories 1,2,3,4 by Eugène Ionesco and Etienne Delessert

✔ 52. A book set in a fictional location :
The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny (set in Three Pines, Quebec)

The Trespasser (Dublin Murder Squad #6) by Tana French D'acier by Silvia Avallone Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro Pinocchio & Robinson pour une éthique de la lecture by Alberto Manguel L'ami retrouvé by Fred Uhlman Le bonhomme de neige by Jo Nesbø Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran The Cuckoo's Calling, Vol. 1 by Robert Galbraith Only Daughter by Anna Snoekstra Ein perfekter Kellner by Alain Claude Sulzer The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood Things Fall Apart (The African Trilogy, #1) by Chinua Achebe Angela Merkel Une Allemande (presque) comme les autres by Florence Autret Les Liens Invisibles by Selma Lagerlöf A Rule Against Murder (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #4) by Louise Penny Dans les coulisses de la Comédie-Française by Laetitia Cénac Les Misérables by Victor Hugo The Dry (Aaron Falk, #1) by Jane Harper Briefe an einen jungen Dichter by Rainer Maria Rilke The Brutal Telling (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #5) by Louise Penny The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim Matilda by Roald Dahl Conversations à Buenos Aires by Orlando Barone La rose dans le bus jaune by Eugène Ebodé Waltharii Poesis, Vol. 1 Das Waltharilied Ekkehards I. Von St. Gallen Nach Den Geraldushandschriften Herausgegeben Und Erlautert (Classic Reprint) by Hermann Althof Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela Camille Claudel, la sculpture jusqu'à la folie by Rolande Causse Tintenherz (Tintenwelt, #1) by Cornelia Funke VIP roman (Littérature Française) by Laurent Chalumeau Le féminisme en sept slogans et citations by Anne-Charlotte Husson Le Maître et Marguerite by Mikhail Bulgakov The Killer Koala by Kenneth Cook Maria Stuart by Stefan Zweig Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury Wangari Maathai The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees by Franck Prévot Meursault, contre-enquête by Kamel Daoud The Color Purple by Alice Walker The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas The Life Before Her Eyes by Laura Kasischke Le grand Marin by Catherine Poulain Fatherland by Nina Bunjevac Hillbilly Elegy A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance Persuasion by Jane Austen Kindred by Octavia E. Butler Une histoire de la lecture by Alberto Manguel Les damnés de la terre by Frantz Fanon Fictions by Jorge Luis Borges Stories 1,2,3,4 by Eugène Ionesco The Cruelest Month (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #3) by Louise Penny


message 2: by Hélène (new)

Hélène | 170 comments Thank you Katie! I agree with you about Things Fall Apart. This book gives food for thought...


message 3: by Anastasia (new)

Anastasia (anastasiaharris) | 1305 comments I love the Just-So stories. We had the record when I was young and listened to it constantly. I would live to know if you have a favorite after reading them.


message 4: by Kelly (new)

Kelly Audiogirl.booking.it (audiogirlbookingit) | 488 comments The poisonwood bible was one of my all time faves really loved that book!!!


message 5: by Hélène (new)

Hélène | 170 comments Anastasia wrote: "I love the Just-So stories. We had the record when I was young and listened to it constantly. I would live to know if you have a favorite after reading them."

Hi Anastasia! I read these stories with my children (6 and 9), and they were both fascinated (So was I!) . I think our favorite one is "The Cat That Walked By Himself", because the cat is so clever!


message 6: by Kirsten (new)

Kirsten  (kmcripn) Anastasia wrote: "I love the Just-So stories. We had the record when I was young and listened to it constantly. I would live to know if you have a favorite after reading them."

I recently heard the reading of the one about the kangaroo on BBC Radio 4. Very fun.


message 7: by MissLemon (last edited Oct 05, 2017 04:45AM) (new)

MissLemon  (misslemon) | 398 comments I've just been reading your Readers Choice post for the third quarter but thought it more appropriate to comment here. A lot of the books you mention sound really interesting and I will probably add a few of them! I was particularly interested in Swimming to Elba and have just added it to my TBR. Interested that the original title translates as 'Steel' I think?


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