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message 1: by Jennifer (last edited Jun 18, 2017 02:05PM) (new)

Jennifer Buley | 3 comments I'm joining in about halfway through, but I've already read some books that apply this year.

The 2017 List
1. A book from the Goodreads Choice Awards 2016 (link)

2. A book with at least 2 perspectives (multiple points of view)
Finished on 5/27/2017: Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave

3. A book you meant to read in 2016

4. A title that doesn't contain the letter "E"
Finished on 01/14/2017: In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

5. A historical fiction
Finished on 01/24/2017: The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure

6. A book being released as a movie in 2017
Finished on 04/06/2017: Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

7. A book with an animal on the cover or in the title
Finished on 01/20/2017: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

8. A book written by a person of color

9. A book in the middle of your To Be Read list

10. A dual-timeline novel
Finished on 01/28/2017: The Night Sister by Jennifer McMahon

11. A category from another challenge

12. A book based on a myth
Finished on 03/30/2017: The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

13. A book recommended by one of your favorite authors
Finished on 01/14/2017: The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes

14. A book with a strong female character

15. A book written or set in Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Iceland)

16. A mystery

17. A book with illustrations

18. A really long book (600+ pages)

19. A New York Times best-seller
Finished on 02/26/2017: Stiff The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach

20. A book that you've owned for a while but haven't gotten around to reading

21. A book that is a continuation of a book you've already read

22. A book by an author you haven't read before
Finished on 01/06/2017: When She Woke by Hillary Jordan

23. A book from the BBC "The Big Read" list (link)

24. A book written by at least two authors

25. A book about a famous historical figure

26. An adventure book

27. A book by one of your favorite authors

28. A non-fiction
Finished on 04/14/2017: A Mother's Reckoning Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy by Sue Klebold

29. A book published outside the 4 major publishing houses (Simon & Schuster; HarperCollins; Penguin Random House; Hachette Livre) - check all the editions
Finished on 05/28/2017: Columbine by Dave Cullen
(published by Twelve Books)

30. A book from Goodreads Top 100 YA Books (link)

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

32. A book with a long title (5+ words, excluding subtitle)
Finished on 04/17/2017: The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

33. A magical realism novel

34. A book set in or by an author from the Southern Hemisphere
Finished on 04/28/2017: The Power of One (The Power of One, #1) by Bryce Courtenay

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

36. A Hugo Award winner or nominee (link)
Finished on 05/30/2017: Boneshaker (The Clockwork Century, #1) by Cherie Priest

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

42. A best book of the 21st century (so far)
Finished on 06/14/2017: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

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

44. A recommendation from "What Should I Read Next" (link)

45. A book with a one-word title
Finished on 02/03/2017: Psycho by Robert Bloch

46. A time travel novel

47. A past suggestion that didn't win (link)

48. A banned book

49. A book from someone else's bookshelf

50. A Penguin Modern Classic - any edition

51. A collection (e.g. essays, short stories, poetry, plays)

52. A book set in a fictional location

message 2: by Tracy, Constellation Mod (new)

Tracy (tracyisreading) | 2472 comments Mod
Nice!! You've read some good ones this year, looks like fun!

message 3: by Zaz (new)

Zaz | 3034 comments Welcome!
How did you like The Bear and the Nightingale? It's on my reading list, for the moment I heard mostly good things about it!

message 4: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Buley | 3 comments Zaz wrote: "Welcome!
How did you like The Bear and the Nightingale? It's on my reading list, for the moment I heard mostly good things about it!"

I really enjoyed it, which makes me glad because I was a bit hesitant to pick it up!

message 5: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Buley | 3 comments Tracy wrote: "Nice!! You've read some good ones this year, looks like fun!"


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