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message 1: by Jillian (last edited Jun 30, 2017 08:27PM) (new)

Jillian (jilliancad) | 4 comments This is my first year and I am super excited.


Read: 18/52

Rating out of five: ✮

✔ 1. A book from the Goodread's Choice Awards 2016
All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood All the Ugly and Wonderful Things
OR
The Girls by Emma Cline The Girls ✮✮✮


✔ 2. A book with at least two perspectives (multiple points of view)
Wonder by R.J. Palacio Wonder ✮✮✮✮
OR
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys Salt to the Sea

✔ 3. A book you meant to read in 2016
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami 1Q84
OR
The Little Friend by Donna Tartt The Little Friend ✮✮✮

✔ 4. A title that doesn't contain the letter "E"
Typhoid Mary An Urban Historical by Anthony Bourdain Typhoid Mary ✮✮
OR
Odd Thomas (Odd Thomas, #1) by Dean Koontz Odd Thomas

✔ 5. A historical fiction
The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman The Light Between Oceans ✮✮✮
OR
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

✔ 6. A book being released as a movie in 2017
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline Ready Player One
OR
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness A Monster Calls ✮✮✮✮

✔ 7. A book with an animal on the cover or in the title
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein The Art of Racing in the Rain ✮✮✮✮
OR
Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls
OR
Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley Lily and the Octopus

✔ 8. A book written by a person of color
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian ✮✮✮
OR
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston Their Eyes Were Watching Good

✔ 9. A book in the middle of your To Be Read List
The Ice Princess (Patrik Hedström, #1) by Camilla Läckberg The Ice Princess
OR
The Ghost Map The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic - and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World by Steven Johnson The Ghost Map ✮✮
OR
Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff Fates and Furies

✔ 10. A dual timeline novel
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson Life After Life
OR
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote In Cold Blood ✮✮

✔ 11. A category from another challenge --> (A book with a subtitle)
The Panic Virus A True Story of Medicine, Science, and Fear by Seth Mnookin The Panic Virus
OR
Chasing the Scream The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs by Johann Hari Chasing the Scream ✮✮✮✮✮

12. A book based on a myth
The Deptford Trilogy Fifth Business/The Manticore/World of Wonders by Robertson Davies The Deptford Trilogy
OR
American Gods by Neil Gaiman American Gods

✔ 13. A book recommended by one of your favorite authors --> (Augusten Burroughs)
The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton The House of Mirth
OR
The Passenger by Lisa Lutz The Passenger ✮✮✮✮

✔ 14. A book with a strong female character
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston Their Eyes Were Watching God ✮✮✮
OR
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery The Elegance of the Hedgehog

✔ 15. A book written or set in Scandinavia
The Ice Princess (Patrik Hedström, #1) by Camilla Läckberg The Ice Princess ✮✮✮

✔ 16. A mystery
The Likeness (Dublin Murder Squad, #2) by Tana French The Likeness ✮✮✮✮

✔ 17. A book with illustrations
Library of Souls (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #3) by Ransom Riggs Library of Souls ✮✮✮

✔ 18. A really long book (600+ pages)
NOS4A2 by Joe Hill NOS4A2
OR
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami 1Q84 ✮✮✮✮
OR
Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts Shantaram

✔ 19. A New York Times best seller
Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty Truly Madly Guilty
OR
Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur Milk and Honey ✮✮✮✮✮
OR
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi When Breath Becomes Air

20. A book you've owned for awhile but haven't read
The Great Influenza The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History by John M. Barry The Great Influenza
OR
The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides The Marriage Plot
OR
The Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle The Tortilla Curtain

✔ 21. A book that is a continuation of a book you've already read
Faithful Place (Dublin Murder Squad, #3) by Tana French Faithful Place ✮✮✮

22. A book by an author you haven't read before
All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda All the Missing Girls
OR
Brain on Fire My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan Brain on Fire
OR
The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler The Book of Speculation
OR
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley Brave New World CURRENTLY READING

23. A book from the BBC "The Big Read" list
1984 by George Orwell 1984
OR
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1) by Douglas Adams The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
OR
Dune (Dune #1) by Frank Herbert Dune

24. A book written by at least two authors
Long Way Round Chasing Shadows Across the World by Ewan McGregor Long Way Round
OR

25. A book about a famous historical figure
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides Middlesex
OR
Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly Lilac Girls
OR
Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan Under the Wide and Starry Sky

26. An adventure book
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho The Alchemist
OR
Travels with Charley In Search of America by John Steinbeck Travels with Charley

27. A book by one of your favorite authors

28. A non-fiction
You Are a Badass How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero You Are a Badass

29. A book published outside the four major publishing houses
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood The Handmaid's Tale
OR
Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl Man's Search for Meaning
OR
The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera The Unbearable Lightness of Being

30. A book from Goodreads Top 100 YA Books
The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1) by James Dashner The Maze Runner
OR
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

31. A book from a sub-genre of your favorite genre

32. A book with a long title (5+ words, excluding subtitle)

33. A magical realism book
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez One Hundred Years of Solitude
OR
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami 1Q84
OR
The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler The Book of Speculation
OR
Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami Norwegian Wood

34. A book set in or by an author from the S. hemisphere

35. A book where one of the main characters is royalty

36. A Hugo Award winner or nominee

37. A book you choose randomly

38. A novel inspired by a work of classic literature

39. An epistolary fiction

40. A book published in 2017

41. A book with an unreliable narrator
The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware The Woman in Cabin 10
OR

42. A best book of the 21st century (so far)

43. A book with a chilling atmosphere (scary, unsettling, cold)

44. A recommendation from "what should I read next"

45. A book with a one-word title
NOS4A2 by Joe Hill NOS4A2
OR
Dune (Dune #1) by Frank Herbert Dune
OR
1984 by George Orwell 1984
OR
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides Middlesex
OR
Maestra (Maestra #1) by L.S. Hilton Maestra

46. A time travel novel

47. A past suggestion that didn't win

48. A banned book
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood The Handmaid's Tale
OR
1984 by George Orwell 1984
OR

49. A book from someone else's bookshelf

50. a Penguin Modern Classic - any edition

51. A collection

52. A book set in a fictional location



message 2: by Katie (new)

Katie | 2369 comments A lot of your options are books I want to read. I'll look forward to seeing what you think of them.


message 3: by Jillian (last edited Jun 15, 2017 06:23PM) (new)

Jillian (jilliancad) | 4 comments June 16 update:

I've read 17 books of my 52. I was 6 books ahead of schedule and now I am 6 books behind. But I am not worried. I am working my way through 1Q84 and loving it.
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami


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