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This challenge lasts for 1 year from the date you start



You ever wondered what everyone else is reading in a certain genre? Are you in a funk and just need some suggestions? Or have read through all your TBR and you are looking for your next favorite book?

In this Challenge Theme, we will take a random week and list all the most read books that week in Goodreads for various genres.

Explore the different books your fellow Goodreaders are reading to find your next book.

---For this particular challenge, the books won't change. It'll stay the 100 books posted above. Just pick how ever many books you want to read in a year from this list.

---We will revisit the most read in this genre at another time. Possibly months from now. With hopefully, or at least mostly, a new list of 100 books. Those would be separate challenges from this one. They are each individual.

---If there are books listed in this challenge that you've already read this year, you can certainly backdate the start of your challenge year so that you may include them.

---If a book from the above list is in a series, you can read a book earlier in the series in its place and it will count.

---You can read your novels in any language.



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Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins P.S. from Paris by Marc Levy Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur When I'm Gone by Emily Bleeker Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty The Hideaway by Lauren K. Denton
Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult Drumline by Stacy Kestwick Ghosted by J.M. Darhower The Fault in Our Stars by John Green The Wronged Sons by John Marrs Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty His Christmas Miracle (Love in Montana #5) by Dani Collins The Boy I Hate by Taylor Sullivan Exit West by Mohsin Hamid My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent Everything We Keep (The Everything Series, Book 1) by Kerry Lonsdale Sourdough by Robin Sloan Working Fire by Emily Bleeker Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin The Identicals by Elin Hilderbrand Five (Mister, #0.5) by J.A. Huss Play On (Play On, #1) by Samantha Young The Barefoot Summer by Carolyn Brown Allie and Bea by Catherine Ryan Hyde Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin A Merciful Death (Mercy Kilpatrick #1) by Kendra Elliot Before the Fall by Noah Hawley Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell A Dark Lure by Loreth Anne White We Were Liars by E. Lockhart My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan Commonwealth by Ann Patchett Seeing Red by Sandra Brown After You (Me Before You, #2) by Jojo Moyes A Dead End (Saints & Strangers #1) by Keeley Bates My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout Sweet Little Thing (Sweet, #1) by Abbi Glines My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman Little Boy Lost by J.D. Trafford Dark Legacy (Dark, #27) by Christine Feehan Mercy by Debra Anastasia The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1) by Robert Galbraith The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan Mrs. Fletcher by Tom Perrotta Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips Say You're Sorry (Morgan Dane, #1) by Melinda Leigh The Moonglow Cafe (Paige MacKenzie Mystery, #2) by Deborah Garner Under Her by Samantha Towle The Burning Girl by Claire Messud Any Dream Will Do by Debbie Macomber Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman The Rosie Project (Don Tillman, #1) by Graeme Simsion The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf Accidentally Hers (Sterling Canyon, #1) by Jamie Beck If There's No Tomorrow by Jennifer L. Armentrout Pitch Please (There's No Crying in Baseball #1) by Lani Lynn Vale The Romanov Ransom (Fargo Adventure #9) by Clive Cussler A Merciful Truth (Mercy Kilpatrick #2) by Kendra Elliot Anything Is Possible by Elizabeth Strout The Last Move by Mary Burton Crazy Rich Asians (Crazy Rich Asians #1) by Kevin Kwan Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue Everything We Left Behind (The Everything Series, Book 2) by Kerry Lonsdale The Power by Naomi Alderman The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund The Silent Wife by Kerry Fisher Autumn by Ali Smith Fallen Heir (The Royals, #4) by Erin Watt Class Mom by Laurie Gelman Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore (Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, #1) by Robin Sloan The Art of Hiding by Amanda Prowse King of Code by C.D. Reiss The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong Come Sundown by Nora Roberts A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara Mrs. Saint and the Defectives by Julie Lawson Timmer Nutshell by Ian McEwan Lies by T.M. Logan All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood Wreckage by Emily Bleeker Meet Me at Beachcomber Bay by Jill Mansell Breaching the Contract (Conflict of Interest, #1) by Chantal Fernando Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple Before I Knew (Cabot, #1) by Jamie Beck Seaside Surprises (The Seaside Hunters, #1) by Stacy Claflin Passenger 19 (Jammer Davis, #3) by Ward Larsen Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy Temporary by Sarina Bowen The One by John Marrs

Little Fires Everywhere
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
The Girl on the Train
P.S. from Paris
Milk and Honey
When I'm Gone
Behind Closed Doors
Big Little Lies
The Hideaway
Small Great Things
Drumline
Ghosted
The Fault in Our Stars
The Wronged Sons
Truly Madly Guilty
His Christmas Miracle
The Boy I Hate
Exit West
My Absolute Darling
Everything We Keep
Sourdough
Working Fire
Everything I Never Told You
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
The Identicals
Five
Play On
The Barefoot Summer
Allie and Bea
Young Jane Young
A Merciful Death
Before the Fall
Eleanor & Park
A Dark Lure
We Were Liars
My Not So Perfect Life
The Keeper of Lost Things
Commonwealth
Seeing Red
After You
A Dead End
My Name Is Lucy Barton
Sweet Little Thing
My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry
Little Boy Lost
Dark Legacy
Mercy
The Cuckoo's Calling
The Bookshop on the Corner
Mrs. Fletcher
Fierce Kingdom
Say You're Sorry
The Moonglow Cafe
Under Her
The Burning Girl
Any Dream Will Do
Britt-Marie Was Here
The Rosie Project
The Nest
Our Souls at Night
Accidentally Hers
If There's No Tomorrow
Pitch Please
The Romanov Ransom
A Merciful Truth
Anything Is Possible
The Last Move
Crazy Rich Asians
Behold the Dreamers
Everything We Left Behind
The Power
The Goldfinch
The Chemist
The Light We Lost
History of Wolves
The Silent Wife
Autumn
Fallen Heir
Class Mom
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
The Art of Hiding
King of Code
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Goodbye, Vitamin
Come Sundown
A Little Life
Mrs. Saint and the Defectives
NutshellLies
All the Ugly and Wonderful Things
Wreckage
Meet Me at Beachcomber Bay
Breaching the Contract
Today Will Be Different
Before I Knew
Seaside Surprises
Passenger 19
Do Not Become Alarmed
Temporary
The One





Experimenter: 1 -5 books
Searcher: 6 - 10 books
Pathfinder: 11 - 15 books
Traveler: 16 - 20 books
Pioneer: 21 - 25 books
Adventurer: 26+ books





message 2: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (last edited Sep 29, 2017 05:11PM) (new)

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message 6: by Jammin Jenny (last edited Jan 15, 2018 06:29PM) (new)

Jammin Jenny (jamminjenny) | 4080 comments I'm in.
Contemporary
Oct 2017 - Sep 2018
Adventurer Level: 26+

1. P.S. from Paris
2. Small Great Things
3. Truly Madly Guilty
4. My Not So Perfect Life
5. Everything I Never Told You
6. Everything We Left Behind
7. Everything We Keep
8. All the Ugly and Wonderful Things
9. The Chemist read 1/13, 4 stars
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The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer


message 7: by Aminko (last edited Sep 01, 2018 11:06AM) (new)

Aminko | 444 comments Sign me up for Searcher
1 Oct 2017 to 30 Sept 2018
Searcher: 6/10

1. Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur (22/10/2017) ✿✿✿✿
2. Pitch Please by Lani Lynn Vale (23/12/2017) ✿✿✿
3. P.S. from Paris by Marc Levy (1/3/2018) ✿✿✿✿✿
4. Allie and Bea by Catherine Ryan Hyde (17/3/2018) ✿✿✿✿✿
5. Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf (23/7/2018) ✿✿✿✿
6. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart (1/9/2018) ✿✿✿✿✿
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Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur Pitch Please (There's No Crying in Baseball, #1) by Lani Lynn Vale P.S. from Paris by Marc Levy Allie and Bea by Catherine Ryan Hyde Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf We Were Liars by E. Lockhart


— Massiel [taking a break] (rollitosdecanela) | 512 comments I'm in!
October 1, 2017 - 2018 (1 year)
Level: Traveler: 16 - 20 books


message 9: by Allyson (last edited Oct 01, 2018 05:42AM) (new)

Allyson | 52 comments I'd like to join in!

October, 1, 2017-2018

Little Fires Everywhere - ****
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine - *****
Big Little Lies - ****
Exit West - ****
Young Jane Young - ****
We Were Liars - ***
Pitch Please - *
Crazy Rich Asians - **
Breaching the Contract - *


message 10: by Susan (last edited Dec 03, 2017 12:05AM) (new)

Susan (jazzescrapper) | 1132 comments I'm in...
CONTEMPORARY
Oct. 1st 2017 - 2018
Adventurer- 26+ books

1. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo


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Welcome to the challenge!


message 12: by Elaine (new)

Elaine Exploring GR: Contemporary (Round 1)

Challenge Accepted: December 2, 2017
Challenge (hopefully) Completed: December 1, 2018

Let's see how many I get through...

Little Fires Everywhere
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
P.S. from Paris
When I'm Gone
Behind Closed Doors
Big Little Lies
The Hideaway
Small Great Things
Drumline
Ghosted
The Wronged Sons
Truly Madly Guilty
His Christmas Miracle
The Boy I Hate
Exit West
My Absolute Darling
Everything We Keep
Sourdough
Working Fire
Everything I Never Told You
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
The Identicals
Five
Play On
The Barefoot Summer
Allie and Bea
Young Jane Young
A Merciful Death
Before the Fall
A Dark Lure
We Were Liars
My Not So Perfect Life
The Keeper of Lost Things
Commonwealth
Seeing Red DNF'd before challenge began
After You
A Dead End
My Name Is Lucy Barton
Sweet Little Thing
My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry
Little Boy Lost
Dark Legacy
Mercy
The Cuckoo's Calling
The Bookshop on the Corner
Mrs. Fletcher
Fierce Kingdom
Say You're Sorry
The Moonglow Cafe
Under Her
The Burning Girl
Any Dream Will Do
Britt-Marie Was Here
The Rosie Project
The Nest
Our Souls at Night
Accidentally Hers
If There's No Tomorrow
Pitch Please
The Romanov Ransom
A Merciful Truth
Anything Is Possible
The Last Move
Crazy Rich Asians
Behold the Dreamers
Everything We Left Behind
The Power
The Goldfinch
The Chemist
The Light We Lost
History of Wolves
The Silent Wife
Autumn
Fallen Heir
Class Mom
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
The Art of Hiding
King of Code
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Goodbye, Vitamin
Come Sundown Read 11/2017
A Little Life
Mrs. Saint and the Defectives
Nutshell Lies
Wreckage
Meet Me at Beachcomber Bay
Breaching the Contract
Today Will Be Different
Before I Knew
Seaside Surprises
Passenger 19
Do Not Become Alarmed
Temporary
The One


message 13: by Suzanne (last edited Jan 21, 2018 10:12PM) (new)

Suzanne | 3717 comments Start Date: 12/5/17
End Date: 12/4/18

1. Sourdough by Robin Sloan by Robin Sloan 12/5/17
2. Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris 12/19/17
3. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman 1/9/17


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Welcome Elaine and Suzanne!


message 15: by Cheryl (last edited Nov 23, 2018 12:12PM) (new)

Cheryl | 903 comments Exploring GR: Contemporary (Round 1)
1/1/18-12/31/18
Adventurer Level--26+ books

26/26


1. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
2. Allie and Bea by Catherine Ryan Hyde
3. Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
4. Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
5. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
6. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman
7. All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood
8. Little Boy Lost by J.D. Trafford
9. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
10. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
11. The Identicals by Elin Hilderbrand
12. My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella
13. Nutshell by Ian McEwan
14. Mrs. Saint and the Defectives by Julie Lawson Timmer
15. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
16. When I'm Gone by Emily Bleeker
17. Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
18. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
19. After You by Jojo Moyes
20. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
21. The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan
22. Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong
23. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
24. The Burning Girl by Claire Messud
25. P.S. from Paris by Marc Levy
26. Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins Allie and Bea by Catherine Ryan Hyde Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult Commonwealth by Ann Patchett Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood Little Boy Lost by J.D. Trafford The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt The Rosie Project (Don Tillman, #1) by Graeme Simsion The Identicals by Elin Hilderbrand My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella Nutshell by Ian McEwan Mrs. Saint and the Defectives by Julie Lawson Timmer The Fault in Our Stars by John Green When I'm Gone by Emily Bleeker Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng After You (Me Before You, #2) by Jojo Moyes Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman The Burning Girl by Claire Messud P.S. from Paris by Marc Levy Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman


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Welcome Cheryl!


message 17: by Jennifer (last edited Jun 01, 2019 10:55AM) (new)

Jennifer (jhaltenburger) | 238 comments I can't believe I never saw these when they were first posted. In on this one too!

Books I own (I'll replace the text with links later. Others to be added as acquired):

P.S. from Paris
Small Great Things Read 09/18
The Fault in Our Stars read 02/19
The Identicals Read 10/18
Eleanor & Park
We Were Liars Read 11/18
My Not So Perfect Life
The Bookshop on the Corner
The Nest
Everything I Never Told You Read 01/19
A Little Life Read 02/19


message 18: by Katherine (last edited Jul 11, 2019 12:04PM) (new)

Katherine | 298 comments 🍈🍈🍈🍈 Contemporary - Round 1 🍈🍈🍈🍈 26th Nov - 26th Nov 2019.

🍈 Eleanor & Park 2/7/19 ★
🍈 Paper Princess
🍈 Broken Prince
🍈 Twisted Palace
🍈 Fallen Heir
🍈 Class Mom
🍈 Lies

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell Paper Princess (The Royals, #1) by Erin Watt Broken Prince (The Royals, #2) by Erin Watt Twisted Palace (The Royals, #3) by Erin Watt Fallen Heir (The Royals, #4) by Erin Watt Class Mom (Class Mom, #1) by Laurie Gelman Lies by T.M. Logan


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Welcome Katherine & Jennifer!

Your challenge posts are linked HERE


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