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Manda (bookwenchmanda) | 1083 comments What can I say, besides I'm consistent with my yearly challenge titles :)

Manda's Master Spreadsheet

2018 ATY Challenge

1. A book with the letters A, T, and Y in the title: My Name Is Lucy Barton - 3/5
My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

2. One of the first 10 in your TBR: Black Chalk
Black Chalk by Christopher J. Yates

3. From the 2017 GR Choice Awards: Lost Boy: The True Story of Captain Hook - 3/5
Lost Boy The True Story of Captain Hook by Christina Henry

4. Four books linked by the elements (earth): Earth - 1/5
Earth (Akasha, #4) by Terra Harmony

5. Inspired by real events: The Invention of Wings - 5/5
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

6. Originally published in a language other than English: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest - 3/5
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium, #3) by Stieg Larsson

7. A Gothic novel: The Monk
The Monk by Matthew Lewis

8. An own voices book: And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic - 4/5
And the Band Played On Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic by Randy Shilts

9. Has a body part in the title: White Teeth - 2/5
White Teeth by Zadie Smith

10. An author's debut book: Some Are Sicker Than Others - 4/5
Some Are Sicker Than Others by Andrew Seaward

11. A literary fiction: The Prince and the Pauper - 3/5
The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain

12. A book set in South America/Africa: The Feast of the Goat
The Feast of the Goat by Mario Vargas Llosa

13. A book centered around a secret: Men at Arms
Men at Arms (Discworld, #15; City Watch #2) by Terry Pratchett

14. Four books linked by the elements (fire): Fire - 1/5
Fire (Akasha, #3) by Terra Harmony

15. A book with a unique writing/formatting style: A Wasteland of Strangers
A Wasteland of Strangers by Bill Pronzini

16. A book of narrative nonfiction: Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief - 4/5
Going Clear Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright

17. A book you expect to make you laugh: The Well of Lost Plots - 3/5
The Well of Lost Plots (Thursday Next #3) by Jasper Fforde

18. A book with a location in the title: They Came to Baghdad
They Came to Baghdad by Agatha Christie

19. A book nominated for an Edgar Award: The Lock Artist - 3/5
The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton

20. Rated 5 stars by one of your GR friends: The Girl in the Spider's Web - 4/5
The Girl in the Spider's Web (Millennium, #4) by David Lagercrantz

21. Written in a first person perspective: Scott Pilgrim, Volume 6: Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour - 3/5
Scott Pilgrim, Volume 6 Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour by Bryan Lee O'Malley

22. A book you have high expectations for: Dust - 3/5
Dust (Silo, #3) by Hugh Howey

23. A medical or legal thriller: Prey - 4/5
Prey by Michael Crichton

24. A book with a map: You Are Here: Personal Geographies and Other Maps of the Imagination
You Are Here Personal Geographies and Other Maps of the Imagination by Katharine Harmon

25. A villain's point of view: Hannibal - 4/5
Hannibal (Hannibal Lecter, #3) by Thomas Harris

26. A text only cover: A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True - 2/5
A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True by Brigid Pasulka

27. About surviving hardship: Wishful Drinking - 4/5
Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher

28. Four books linked by the elements (water): Water - 2/5
Water (Akasha, #1) by Terra Harmony

29. A book with a "Clue" weapon on the cover: First Among Sequels - 4/5
First Among Sequels (Thursday Next, #5) by Jasper Fforde

30. A short book: Bartleby the Scrivener - 3/5
Bartleby the Scrivener by Herman Melville

31. Set in a country you'd like to visit: The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye - 3/5
The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye (Millennium, #5) by David Lagercrantz

32. An alternative history book: United States of Japan - 2/5
United States of Japan by Peter Tieryas

33. Connected to a phrase from the year you were born: Road Rage: Two Novellas - 3/5
Road Rage Two Novellas (Duel & Road Rage) by Richard Matheson

34. From the 2018 Close Calls/Polarizing prompts: The Fifth Doll - 3/5
The Fifth Doll by Charlie N. Holmberg

35. About a murder: Hunter's Moon - 3/5
Hunter's Moon (Kate Shugak, #9) by Dana Stabenow

36. Published in the past 3 three years, by an author you haven't read: The Plastic Magician - 2/5
The Plastic Magician (The Paper Magician, #4) by Charlie N. Holmberg

37. A Bailey Women's Prize Nominee/Winner: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet - 3/5
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers, #1) by Becky Chambers

38. A science or science fiction book: Sourcery - 4/5
Sourcery (Discworld, #5; Rincewind #3) by Terry Pratchett

39. A book with punctuation in the title: Why Didn't They Ask Evans?
Why Didn't They Ask Evans? by Agatha Christie

40. From Amazon's 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime: Love Medicine
Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich

41. An author with the same first and last initial: The Excoms - 2/5
The Excoms (The Excoms #1) by Brett Battles

42. Takes place in/under water: The Lightkeepers - 2/5
The Lightkeepers by Abby Geni

43. A title that is a sentence: Lord Edgware Dies - 3/5
Lord Edgware Dies (Hercule Poirot, #9) by Agatha Christie

44. A ghost story: Ghost Story by Straub,Peter. 1989 Paperback - 3/5
Ghost Story by Peter Straub

45. A book that intimidates/scares you: More Than This - 4/5
More Than This by Patrick Ness

46. Four books linked by the elements (air): Air - 1/5
Air (Akasha, #2) by Terra Harmony

47. A main character/author with a different background than you: Mr. X - 3/5
Mr. X by Peter Straub

48. Related to the Seven Deadly Sins: The Woman Who Died a Lot - 4/5
The Woman Who Died a Lot (Thursday Next, #7) by Jasper Fforde

49. A book from one of GR's "Best of the Month": The Ledge: An Adventure Story of Friendship and Survival on Mount Rainier - 3/5
The Ledge An Adventure Story of Friendship and Survival on Mount Rainier by Jim Davidson

50. Has a warm atmosphere: The Turner House - 4/5
The Turner House by Angela Flournoy

51. An award-winning short story collection:The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas - 4/5
The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas by Ursula K. Le Guin

52. A book published in 2018: Iron Gold - 3/5
Iron Gold (Red Rising Saga, #4) by Pierce Brown


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Manda (bookwenchmanda) | 1083 comments 2018 Topic Discard Challenge - 1/3

1. Set in a circus: A Son of the Circus
A Son of the Circus by John Irving
2. First published the year you were born: book:The Bean Trees|30868] - 4/5
The Bean Trees (Greer Family, #1) by Barbara Kingsolver
3. About mental illness: An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness
An Unquiet Mind A Memoir of Moods and Madness by Kay Redfield Jamison
4. An author with an alliterative name: Open
Open by Andre Agassi
5. Rated 5 stars by an ATY Mod (Sophie): Hollow World
Hollow World by Michael J. Sullivan
6. A game changer: Guerrilla Warfare
Guerrilla Warfare by Ernesto Che Guevara
7. Published in a year you have not read from: Anna and the King of Siam
Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon
8. Written in second person: If on a Winter's Night a Traveler
If on a Winter's Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino
9. Picked from your TBR by a family/friend: Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned"
Not That Kind of Girl A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned" by Lena Dunham
10. Published posthumously: Gather Yourselves Together
Gather Yourselves Together by Philip K. Dick
11. Has an Arthurian legend: The Table of Less Valued Knights
The Table of Less Valued Knights by Marie Phillips
12. A title with a general time of day: The Witching Hour
The Witching Hour (Lives of the Mayfair Witches, #1) by Anne Rice
13. A book that mentions its own title in the contents: MaddAddam - 4/5
MaddAddam (MaddAddam, #3) by Margaret Atwood
14. Has a pronoun in the title: Thank You for Smoking
Thank You for Smoking by Christopher Buckley
15. An author who writes under multiple names: The Mysterious Affair at Styles - 3/5
The Mysterious Benedict Society (The Mysterious Benedict Society, #1) by Trenton Lee Stewart
16. A book read a long time ago: This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen - 4/5
This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen by Tadeusz Borowski
17. A derivative book: The Penelopiad
The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood
18. A literary western: The Winter Family
The Winter Family by Clifford Jackman
19. A disliked cover: The Year of Voting Dangerously: The Derangement of American Politics
The Year of Voting Dangerously The Derangement of American Politics by Maureen Dowd
20. An own voices book: How Beautiful the Ordinary: Twelve Stories of Identity
How Beautiful the Ordinary Twelve Stories of Identity by Michael Cart
21. Flip a coin (heads from your favorite genre): The Return of Sherlock Holmes - 3/5
The Return of Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes, #6) by Arthur Conan Doyle
22. Centered around your dream occupation: The Woman in Cabin 10
The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
23. Less than 100 pages: The Pearl
The Pearl by John Steinbeck
24. By a Nobel Prize winner: East of Eden
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
25. An author famous for something other than writing: The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories
The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories by Tim Burton
26. A fruit/vegetable in the title: Banana: The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World
Banana The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World by Dan Koeppel
27. About music/musicians: Truly Madly Guilty
Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
28. Connected to the Color Purple: Deliverance - 4/5
Deliverance by James Dickey
29. A Canada Reads nominee: Sleeping Giants - 5/5
Sleeping Giants (Themis Files, #1) by Sylvain Neuvel
30. With an epic battle or fight scene: Lullaby
Lullaby by Chuck Palahniuk
31. Written before 1800: Moll Flanders
Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe
32. Nonfiction about women: Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights
Pro Reclaiming Abortion Rights by Katha Pollitt
33. Teaches you a skill: The Clockwork Universe: Isaac Newton, the Royal Society, and the Birth of the Modern World - 3/5
The Clockwork Universe Isaac Newton, the Royal Society, and the Birth of the Modern World by Edward Dolnick
34. A love story: Skewed - 5/5
Skewed by Anne McAneny
35. About/involving a child: The Girl in the Red Coat - 3/5
The Girl in the Red Coat by Kate Hamer
36. A character with special abilities: The Alchemyst
The Alchemyst (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, #1) by Michael Scott
37. Twin characters: I Know This Much Is True
I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb
38. An outbreak theme: The Painted Veil - 3/5
The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham
39. An indie author: The Darkest Lies
The Darkest Lies by Barbara Copperthwaite
40. A memoir from some of a different country: Yes, Chef
Yes, Chef by Marcus Samuelsson
41. A book found b/c of the challenge: Brat Farrar - 1/5
Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey
42. Set in a country that starts with the letter your home country ends in: Things We Lost in the Fire
Things We Lost in the Fire by Mariana Enríquez
43. From GR's Top 100 Children's Books: Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
44. You got for free: St. Nick - 2/5
St. Nick by Alan Russell
45. Realistic fiction: What She Knew - 5/5
What She Knew (Jim Clemo #1) by Gilly Macmillan
46. Would recommend to a non-reader: Ubik - 4/5
Ubik by Philip K. Dick
47. About a relationship: When I'm Gone - 4/5
When I'm Gone by Emily Bleeker
48. A character with a title: The Ice Princess - 2/5
The Ice Princess (Patrik Hedström, #1) by Camilla Läckberg
49. A member of emergency services: Answering 911: Life in the Hot Seat
Answering 911 Life in the Hot Seat by Caroline Burau
50. About feminism/feminist themes: Asking for It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture and What We Can Do about It
Asking for It The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture and What We Can Do about It by Kate Harding
51. An AI theme: Shift - 3/5
Shift (Shift, #1-3; Silo, #2) by Hugh Howey
52. Written during the 19th century: A Little Princess
A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
53. Set in prison: Mrs. McGinty's Dead
Mrs. McGinty's Dead (Hercule Poirot, #30) by Agatha Christie
54. Makes you think: Prophet's Prey: My Seven-Year Investigation into Warren Jeffs and the Fundamentalist Church of Latter-Day Saints
Prophet's Prey My Seven-Year Investigation Into Warren Jeffs and the Fundamentalist Church of Latter-Day Saints by Sam Brower
55. Part of 5+ book series: The Moving Finger
The Moving Finger (Miss Marple #4) by Agatha Christie
56. By/about indigenous people: Reservation Blues
Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie
57. Not read/rated by your GR friends: Snowblind
Snowblind (Dark Iceland #1) by Ragnar Jónasson
58. A professional/political job title: Because of Sex: One Law, Ten Cases, and Fifty Years That Changed American Women's Lives at Work
Because of Sex One Law, Ten Cases, and Fifty Years That Changed American Women's Lives at Work by Gillian Thomas
59. Randomly picked from your TBR by someone else: The Country of Ice Cream Star
The Country of Ice Cream Star by Sandra Newman
60. Often assigned for a Lit. Class: The House of the Seven Gables
The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne
61. From the Ultimate Flow Chart of finding your next book: The Last Juror
The Last Juror by John Grisham
62. An alt. history: Boneshaker
Boneshaker (The Clockwork Century, #1) by Cherie Priest
63. A protagonist with an animal companion: A Storm of Swords - 4/5
A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3) by George R.R. Martin
64. Set in/written by someone from a country with a population under 1M: Nightblind
Nightblind (Dark Iceland #2) by Ragnar Jónasson
65. A subject that has made headlines: Burial Rites
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
66. Audiobook: Indefensible
Indefensible The Missing Truth about Steven Avery, Teresa Halbach, and Making a Murderer by Michael Griesbach
67. Received as a gift: The Innocent Killer: A True Story of a Wrongful Conviction and Its Astonishing Aftermath
The Innocent Killer A True Story of a Wrongful Conviction and Its Astonishing Aftermath by Michael Griesbach
68. Title with a made up word: Practical Demonkeeping - 3/5
Practical Demonkeeping (Pine Cove, #1) by Christopher Moore
69. Representing each direction on a compass (North): Far North
Far North by Marcel Theroux
70. Representing each direction on a compass (East): Cowboys and East Indians
Cowboys and East Indians by Nina McConigley
71. Representing each direction on a compass (South): Gone South
Gone South by Robert R. McCammon
72. Representing each direction on a compass (West): West of the Pecos - 4/5
West of the Pecos by Zane Grey
73. Three books linked by the same word in the title, 1: Letter to My Daughter
Letter to My Daughter by Maya Angelou
74. Three books linked by the same word in the title, 2: The Lost Letter
The Lost Letter by Jillian Cantor
75. Three books linked by the same word in the title, 3: Hester: The Missing Years of the The Scarlet Letter
Hester The Missing Years of the The Scarlet Letter by Paula Reed
76. Follow the clues prompt (links to next book), 1: An Echo in the Bone - 2/5
An Echo in the Bone (Outlander, #7) by Diana Gabaldon
77. Follow the clues prompt (links to previous &next book), 2: 1812: The Rivers of War
1812 The Rivers of War (Trail of Glory, #1) by Eric Flint
78. Follow the clues prompt (links to previous book), 3: Fatherland
Fatherland by Robert Harris
79. Makes up a poker hand, 1: Hard Eight - 3/5
Hard Eight (Stephanie Plum, #8) by Janet Evanovich
80. Makes up a poker hand, 2: To the Nines - 3/5
To the Nines (Stephanie Plum, #9) by Janet Evanovich
81. Makes up a poker hand, 3: Ten Big Ones - 3/5
Ten Big Ones (Stephanie Plum, #10) by Janet Evanovich
82. Makes up a poker hand, 4: The Last Days of Jack Sparks - 2/5
The Last Days of Jack Sparks by Jason Arnopp
83. Makes up a poker hand, 5: The Queen of the Damned - 4/5
The Queen of the Damned (The Vampire Chronicles, #3) by Anne Rice
84. Three authors, same genre, different publishing experience, (Owen King): We're All in This Together: A Novella and Stories
We're All in This Together A Novella and Stories by Owen King
85. Three authors, same genre, different publishing experience, (Joe Hill): Wolverton Station
Wolverton Station by Joe Hill
86. Three authors, same genre, different publishing experience, (Stephen King): Gwendy's Button Box - 5/5
Gwendy's Button Box by Stephen King
87. Set under the sea, on earth, and in space (sea): Fluke: Or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings
Fluke Or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings by Christopher Moore
88. Set under the sea, on earth, and in space (earth): A Breath of Snow and Ashes - 4/5
A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Outlander, #6) by Diana Gabaldon
89. Set under the sea, on earth, and in space (space): The Dispossessed
The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin


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Manda (bookwenchmanda) | 1083 comments 2018 Topic Discard Challenge - 2/3

90. Discovered because of the ATY group: Lost in a Good Book - 4/5
Lost in a Good Book (Thursday Next, #2) by Jasper Fforde
91. Takes place in one day: Arlington Park
Arlington Park by Rachel Cusk
92. Title with boy or girl: The Girl Who Played with Fire - 4/5
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2) by Stieg Larsson
93. A book with an epigraph: A Gate at the Stairs
A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore
94. A book that has been controversial: The Vampire Lestat - 4/5
The Vampire Lestat (The Vampire Chronicles, #2) by Anne Rice
95. Average books in your TBR: Choke
Choke by Chuck Palahniuk
96. Coming of age novel: Where the Heart Is
Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts
97. Describes the experience of immigrants: Illegal: Reflections of an Undocumented Immigrant
Illegal Reflections of an Undocumented Immigrant by José Ángel N.
98. BY an Iowa Writer's Workshop Alum: Big Cats: Stories
Big Cats Stories by Holiday Reinhorn
99. Author last name starts with Q, X, Y, or Z: Moskau
Moskau by Zotov*
100. Centered around tech/social media: Super Sad True Love Story
Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart
101. Suggested by a Booktuber: Bared to You - 1/5
Bared to You (Crossfire, #1) by Sylvia Day
102: Mentioned in a GR blog post: Cress
Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3) by Marissa Meyer
103: A movie the decade you were born: Wiseguy
Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi
104. An author with initials: The Emigrants
The Emigrants by W.G. Sebald
105. Audie Award Winner: Locke & Key - 5/5
Locke & Key by Joe Hill
106. Published in a year with a "5": Something Rotten - 4/5
Something Rotten (Thursday Next, #4) by Jasper Fforde
107. Dealing with loss/grief: Legend of a Suicide
Legend of a Suicide by David Vann
108. Title that makes you chuckle: I Sing the Body Electric! & Other Stories
I Sing the Body Electric! & Other Stories by Ray Bradbury
109. Protagonist with an animal companion: A Feast for Crows
A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, #4) by George R.R. Martin
110. A play: Doubt
Doubt by John Patrick Shanley
111. Number in the title: One of Our Thursdays Is Missing
One of Our Thursdays Is Missing (Thursday Next, #6) by Jasper Fforde
112. About a dragon: A Dance with Dragons
A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5) by George R.R. Martin
113. A contradictory title: Up the Down Staircase
Up the Down Staircase by Bel Kaufman
114. At least one million ratings on GR: Angels & Demons
Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon, #1) by Dan Brown
115. Chick-lit: The Hypnotist's Love Story - 4/5
The Hypnotist's Love Story by Liane Moriarty
116. Lowest rated in your TBR: My Favorite Fangs: The Story of the Von Trapp Family Vampires
My Favorite Fangs The Story of the Von Trapp Family Vampires by Alan Goldsher
117. Local librarian recommendation: A Patchwork Planet
A Patchwork Planet by Anne Tyler
118. Child narrator: Pigs in Heaven
Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver
119. Not on the 2017 ATY map: Dead In The Water - 3/5
Dead In The Water (Kate Shugak, #3) by Dana Stabenow
120. Number 1 on any Listopia: The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness - 4/5
The New Jim Crow Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
121. A fictional trickster: House of Many Ways
House of Many Ways (Howl's Moving Castle, #3) by Diana Wynne Jones
122. A posthumous publication: Sleeping Murder
Sleeping Murder (Miss Marple #13) by Agatha Christie
123. Related to music: Juliet, Naked
Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby
124. Nominated for an Academy Award: Kramer vs. Kramer
Kramer vs. Kramer by Avery Corman
125. One of the Seven Heavenly Virtues: The Girls of Room 28: Friendship, Hope, and Survival in Theresienstadt - 4/5
The Girls of Room 28 Friendship, Hope, and Survival in Theresienstadt by Hannelore Brenner
126. Written by a TED speaker: I Thought It Was Just Me: Women Reclaiming Power and Courage in a Culture of Shame
I Thought It Was Just Me Women Reclaiming Power and Courage in a Culture of Shame by Brené Brown
127. A two-letter word in the title: Notes of a Native Son - 4/5
Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin
128. A title that is a song: Go Tell It on the Mountain
Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
129. Decided by a roll of the dice: Will Save the Galaxy for Food - 3/5
Will Save the Galaxy for Food by Yahtzee Croshaw
130. Coffee table book: The Wes Anderson Collection - 4/5
The Wes Anderson Collection by Matt Zoller Seitz
131. Two people on the cover: Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight?: Confessions of a Gay Dad - 4/5
Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight? Confessions of a Gay Dad by Dan Bucatinsky
132. About/containing something celestial: Rising Sun - 3/5
Rising Sun by Michael Crichton
133. Character becomes a lifesaving hero: Winter
Winter (The Lunar Chronicles, #4) by Marissa Meyer
134. Personification title: The Paper Magician - 4/5
The Paper Magician (The Paper Magician, #1) by Charlie N. Holmberg
135. Twin characters: Two Little Girls in Blue
Two Little Girls in Blue by Mary Higgins Clark
136. Alternative history: Underground Airlines - 3/5
Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters
137. A memoir by someone from a different country: The Distance Between Us
The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande
138. Associated with your favorite Hogwart's House: The Lies of Locke Lamora - 1/5
The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1) by Scott Lynch
139. Major plot twist/ending: Dark Places
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
140. Set in a wintery/snowy environment: The Terror
The Terror by Dan Simmons
141. A Russian author: Night Watch
Night Watch (Watch #1) by Sergei Lukyanenko
142. From BookRiot's 100 Must Read Latin-American Books: A Crack in the Wall
A Crack in the Wall by Claudia Piñeiro
143. Cooking/food theme: The Kitchen God's Wife
The Kitchen God's Wife by Amy Tan
144. Popular classic: Paradise Lost
Paradise Lost by John Milton
145. Involving advanced tech: Next
Next by Michael Crichton
146. A unit of time measurement: Watch The Hour
Watch The Hour by J.R. Lindermuth
147. Microhistory: The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
The Worst Hard Time The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan
148. Discovered on Whichbook: White is for Witching
White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi
149. Main character within 5 years of you: The Geek Feminist Revolution - 3/5
The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley
150. True crime: Killer Clown: The John Wayne Gacy Murders - 4/5
Killer Clown The John Wayne Gacy Murders by Terry Sullivan
151. Less than 100 pages: On the Duty of Civil Disobedience - 4/5
On the Duty of Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau
152. Woman on the cover: Letters of a Woman Homesteader
Letters of a Woman Homesteader by Elinore Pruitt Stewart
153. Set during a holiday/celebration: Hallowe'en Party
Hallowe'en Party (Hercule Poirot, #39) by Agatha Christie
154. Popular classic: A Farewell to Arms
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
155. Cross-genre with fantasy as a theme: Reincarnation Blues - 5/5
Reincarnation Blues by Michael Poore
156. An epic: Mort -4/5
Mort (Death, #1; Discworld, #4) by Terry Pratchett
157. Oral history: Rant
Rant by Chuck Palahniuk
158. Art/artist in fiction: The Mermaid Chair
The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd
159. Related to Olympics: The Ancient Olympics
The Ancient Olympics by Nigel Spivey
160. Genre out of your comfort zone: The House Girl
The House Girl by Tara Conklin
161. Military book: Shōgun - 4/5
Shōgun (Asian Saga, #1) by James Clavell
162. Set in medieval times: Inheritance
Inheritance (The Inheritance Cycle, #4) by Christopher Paolini
163. Sci-Fi/fantasy standalone: Snow Crash - 4/5
Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
164. Connected to Wizard of Oz: The Wicked Will Rise - 3/5
The Wicked Will Rise (Dorothy Must Die, #2) by Danielle Paige
165. Supernatural character: Yellow Brick War - 3/5
Yellow Brick War (Dorothy Must Die, #3) by Danielle Paige
166. Cyberpunk: Ghost in the Shell
Ghost in the Shell (Ghost in the Shell, #1) by Masamune Shirow
167. Elderly main character: Wyrd Sisters - 4/5
Wyrd Sisters (Discworld, #6; Witches #2) by Terry Pratchett
168. A Ci-Fi: State of Fear
State of Fear by Michael Crichton
169. Made you fall in love with reading: Scott Pilgrim, Volume 4: Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together - 3/5
Scott Pilgrim, Volume 4 Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together by Bryan Lee O'Malley
170. Author published at least 30 books: Pyramids - 3/5
Pyramids (Discworld, #7) by Terry Pratchett
171. Graphic novel: Scott Pilgrim, Volume 5: Scott Pilgrim Vs. the Universe - 3/5
Scott Pilgrim, Volume 5 Scott Pilgrim Vs. the Universe by Bryan Lee O'Malley
172. 1 of 10 with the fewest ratings in your TBR: Political Moments
Political Moments by Christopher Dutton
173. Describes the experience of immigrants: Girl in Translation
Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok
174. Unforgettable character: The Valley of Fear
The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle
175. Place you've been before: A Cold-Blooded Business - 4/5
A Cold-Blooded Business (Kate Shugak, #4) by Dana Stabenow
176. Best female lead: Eleven on Top
Eleven on Top (Stephanie Plum, #11) by Janet Evanovich
177. Artistic cover: Renegades
Renegades (Renegades, #1) by Marissa Meyer
178. Set in a snowy/wintery environment: Play With Fire - 3/5
Play With Fire (Kate Shugak, #5) by Dana Stabenow
179. Supernatural character: The End of Oz - 2/5
The End of Oz (Dorothy Must Die, #4) by Danielle Paige
180. Written under a pseudonym: The Reptile Room
The Reptile Room (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #2) by Lemony Snicket
181. About art/artists: Five Little Pigs
Five Little Pigs (Hercule Poirot, #25) by Agatha Christie
182. Children's book published after 2010: The X-Files: Earth Children Are Weird
The X-Files Earth Children are Weird by Kim Smith
183. A title of 4-letters or less: Eric - 4/5
Eric (Discworld, #9; Rincewind #4) by Terry Pratchett
184. Number 1 on any Listopia: Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West - 3/5
Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthy
185. Food/cooking theme: A Pocket Full of Rye
A Pocket Full of Rye (Miss Marple #7) by Agatha Christie
186. A Cross-genre: Guards! Guards! - 3/5
Guards! Guards! (Discworld, #8; City Watch #1) by Terry Pratchett
187. Inspired by/referenced in a song: The Boy on the Bridge - 3/5
The Boy on the Bridge (The Girl With All the Gifts #2) by M.R. Carey
188. Elderly main character: They Do It with Mirrors
They Do It with Mirrors (Miss Marple, #6) by Agatha Christie
189. Book MASH: Crescendo: Welcome Home, Death Awaits
Crescendo Welcome Home, Death Awaits by L. Marie Wood


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190. Disliked cover: The Night Bird - 2/5
The Night Bird (Frost Easton, #1) by Brian Freeman
191. Coming of age novel: A Wizard of Earthsea
A Wizard of Earthsea (Earthsea Cycle, #1) by Ursula K. Le Guin
192. Related to showbiz: Moving Pictures - 3/5
Moving Pictures (Discworld, #10; Industrial Revolution, #1) by Terry Pratchett
193. Mythical creature main character/subject: Reaper Man - 3/5
Reaper Man (Discworld, #11; Death, #2) by Terry Pratchett
194. Why is it in your TBR?: Will Grayson, Will Grayson - 4/5
Will Grayson, Will Grayson (Will Grayson, Will Grayson, #1) by John Green
195. Involves the color yellow: True Grit - 4/5
True Grit by Charles Portis
196. Recommended in Good Minds Suggests: Made for Love
Made for Love by Alissa Nutting
197. From the 10 Best Top 100 List: Artemis - 4/5
Artemis by Andy Weir
198. Guilty pleasure: Witches Abroad - 4/5
Witches Abroad (Discworld, #12; Witches #3) by Terry Pratchett
199. Nobel Prize winning author: Dear Life: Stories
Dear Life by Alice Munro
200. Seasonal book: Blood Will Tell - 4/5
Blood Will Tell (Kate Shugak, #6) by Dana Stabenow
201. Sex theme: Brown Girl in the Ring - 3/5
Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson
202. About your favorite sport: The Boys of Winter: The Untold Story of a Coach, a Dream, and the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team
The Boys of Winter The Untold Story of a Coach, a Dream, and the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team by Wayne Coffey
203. Q or X in the title or author's name: The Mysterious Mr. Quin
The Mysterious Mr. Quin (Harley Quin, #1) by Agatha Christie
204. Main character with your dream job: The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side
The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side (Miss Marple, #9) by Agatha Christie
205. Published/set before 1900: Sapphire's Grave
Sapphire's Grave by Hilda Gurley-Highgate
206: About social justice: The Cider House Rules
The Cider House Rules by John Irving
207. A celestial body in the title/author's name: Evil Under the Sun
Evil Under the Sun (Hercule Poirot, #24) by Agatha Christie
208. Male author: Small Gods
Small Gods (Discworld, #13) by Terry Pratchett
209. Read by a fictional character: The Spy Who Came In from the Cold
The Spy Who Came In from the Cold (George Smiley, #3) by John le Carré
210. Recommended by a famous person: Al Franken, Giant of the Senate
Al Franken, Giant of the Senate by Al Franken
211. Recommended by GR's top reviewers: Lords and Ladies
Lords and Ladies (Discworld, #14; Witches #4) by Terry Pratchett
212. Rhyming title/based on a nursery rhyme: Hickory Dickory Dock
Hickory Dickory Dock (Hercule Poirot, #32) by Agatha Christie
213: Character with a great name: The Good Spy Dies Twice
The Good Spy Dies Twice (The Bullseye, #1) by Mark Hosack
214. Related to your favorite animal: Elephants Can Remember
Elephants Can Remember (Hercule Poirot, #40) by Agatha Christie
215. Perfect to be read aloud: A Beautiful Composition of Broken
A Beautiful Composition of Broken by R.H. Sin
216. Set in the 22nd century: The God Engines
The God Engines by John Scalzi
217. About twins: The Third Twin
The Third Twin by Ken Follett
218. Adapted into a live performance: The Story of the Trapp Family Singers
The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta von Trapp
219. Reading as part of a group: The Glass Magician - 4/5
The Glass Magician (The Paper Magician, #2) by Charlie N. Holmberg
220. Orphan character: Anne of Windy Poplars - 4/5
Anne of Windy Poplars (Anne of Green Gables, #4) by L.M. Montgomery
221. Based on religion: Growing Up Amish - 3/5
Growing Up Amish by Ira Wagler
222. Has a dinosaur: The Lost World
The Lost World (Professor Challenger, #1) by Arthur Conan Doyle
223. Character over 50 y/o: A Caribbean Mystery
A Caribbean Mystery (Miss Marple, #10) by Agatha Christie
224. Set in a single day: Seize the Day
Seize the Day by Saul Bellow
225. About/involving arts: Three Act Tragedy
Three Act Tragedy (Hercule Poirot, #11) by Agatha Christie
226. Takes place in a school setting: The Master Magician - 4/5
The Master Magician (The Paper Magician, #3) by Charlie N. Holmberg
227. An iconic/well known character: Cards on the Table
Cards on the Table (Hercule Poirot, #15) by Agatha Christie
228. Read by a fictional character: The Fixer
The Fixer by Bernard Malamud
229. Teaches you something: Spaceman: An Astronaut's Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe - 4/5
Spaceman An Astronaut's Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe by Mike Massimino
230. Genre fiction published before 1990: The Sirens of Titan - 5/5
The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut
231. Related to Halloween: The Haunting of Ashburn House - 2/5
The Haunting of Ashburn House by Darcy Coates
232. Set on an island: Anne's House of Dreams - 3/5
Anne's House of Dreams (Anne of Green Gables, #5) by L.M. Montgomery
233. Less than 2,018 ratings: Animal - 4/5
Animal (Animal #1) by K'wan
234. Character profile on the cover: Invisible - 1/5
Invisible by James Patterson
235. Good vs. evil theme: Siege and Storm - 4/5
Siege and Storm (Grisha Verse, #2) by Leigh Bardugo
236. Female explorer: Sheepfarmer's Daughter - 2/5
Sheepfarmer's Daughter (The Deed of Paksenarrion, #1) by Elizabeth Moon
237. Fiction and nonfiction book on the same subject (F): To Die for
To Die for by Joyce Maynard
238. Fiction and nonfiction book on the same subject (NF): Deadly Lessons: A Trial That Stunned a Nation. A Killer Whose Motive is the Most Shocking of All.
Deadly Lessons A Trial That Stunned a Nation. A Killer Whose Motive is the Most Shocking of All. by Ken Englade
239. Geographic setting related to plot: Breakup - 2/5
Breakup (Kate Shugak, #7) by Dana Stabenow
240. Circus/carnival/amusement park: The Gracekeepers
The Gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan
241. Spin the TBR wheel: Sandman Slim - 1/5
Sandman Slim (Sandman Slim, #1) by Richard Kadrey
242. A black cover: Whiskey, Words, and a Shovel I - 4/5
Whiskey, Words, and a Shovel I by R.H. Sin
243. Features a game element: Survival Quest
Survival Quest (The Way of the Shaman, #1) by Vasily Mahanenko
244. Favorite author of your favorite author: The Sundial
The Sundial by Shirley Jackson
245. Character featured in another book by the same author: Killing Grounds - 3/5
Killing Grounds (Kate Shugak, #8) by Dana Stabenow
246. Makes you think: KL: A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps - 3/5
KL A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps by Nikolaus Wachsmann
247. Character in a different age category than you: Soul Music
Soul Music (Discworld, #16; Death, #3) by Terry Pratchett
248. A natural disaster: Surviving Antarctica: Reality TV 2083
Surviving Antarctica Reality TV 2083 by Andrea White
249. A guilty pleasure: The Last Anniversary - 5/5
The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty
250. A character with a higher, honorific, or professional title: Spell or High Water - 4/5
Spell or High Water (Magic 2.0, #2) by Scott Meyer
251. Related to an animal: Lesser Beasts: A Snout-to-Tail History of the Humble Pig - 4/5
Lesser Beasts A Snout-to-Tail History of the Humble Pig by Mark Essig
252. A book that passes the Mako Mori test: At Bertram's Hotel
At Bertram's Hotel (Miss Marple, #11) by Agatha Christie
253. Autobiography/biography/memoir: Farewell to the East End: The Last Days of the East End Midwives
Farewell to the East End The Last Days of the East End Midwives by Jennifer Worth
254. Human vs. nature theme: The Ghost Brigades
The Ghost Brigades (Old Man's War, #2) by John Scalzi
255. Mode of transportation on the cover: The Last Colony
The Last Colony (Old Man's War #3) by John Scalzi


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Manda (bookwenchmanda) | 1083 comments Leftover Yearly Challenges Read in 2018

2017 Topic Discard Challenge

12. A book made into a movie that the author hated: Forrest Gump - 2/5
Forrest Gump (Forrest Gump, #1) by Winston Groom
36. A title with a adjective: The Importance of Being Earnest - 2/5
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
47. Read about an immigrant or refugee: Inadmissible - 3/5
Inadmissible by Elsayed
58. A book about a difficult topic: We Need to Talk About Kevin - 4/5
We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
62. A history of food or drink: Milk: The Surprising Story of Milk Through the Ages - 4/5
Milk The Surprising Story of Milk Through the Ages by Anne Mendelson
73. A book about traveling: Seven Years in Tibet - 2/5
Seven Years in Tibet by Heinrich Harrer
81. A book with an LGBTQ theme: Giovanni's Room - 3/5
Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin
93. Written by an author from a neighboring country: The Blind Assassin - 3/5
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
94. A time travel book: Timeline - 3/5
Timeline by Michael Crichton
96. Published by an author over 40: Amy and Isabelle - 3/5
Amy and Isabelle by Elizabeth Strout
103. An author born the same year as you: The Fifth Child - 4/5
The Fifth Child by Doris Lessing
108. A book with an eccentric character: Artemis Fowl - 3/5
Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl, #1) by Eoin Colfer
146. A book with a map on the cover or on the inside: Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks - 5/5
Maphead Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks by Ken Jennings
149. Reader's choice: A Dirty Job - 2/5
A Dirty Job (Grim Reaper, #1) by Christopher Moore
150. A self-published book: Unforeseen - 2/5
Unforeseen (Thomas Prescott #1) by Nick Pirog
153. A book about a journey: The Mountain Story - 2/5
The Mountain Story by Lori Lansens
164. A book written in first person perspective: Until the End of the World - 3/5
Until the End of the World (Until the End of the World, #1) by Sarah Lyons Fleming
177. A book about traveling: Kindred - 4/5
Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
204. A book you took with you while traveling: Lady Cop Makes Trouble - 3/5
Lady Cop Makes Trouble (Kopp Sisters, #2) by Amy Stewart
211. A title you find funny: Who Cooked the Last Supper?: The Women's History of the World - 4/5
Who Cooked the Last Supper? The Women's History of the World by Rosalind Miles
220. An Agatha Christie novel: 4:50 from Paddington - 4/5
4 50 from Paddington (Miss Marple #8) by Agatha Christie
222. A book you feel takes you out of your comfort zone: A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy - 5/5
A Mother's Reckoning Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy by Sue Klebold
232. A title you find funny: Make Love! the Bruce Campbell Way - 3/5
Make Love! the Bruce Campbell Way by Bruce Campbell


2017 PopSugar Challenge

20. A book with career advice: Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting - 4/5
Bringing Up Bébé One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting by Pamela Druckerman
21. From a nonhuman perspective: Barsk: The Elephants' Graveyard - 2/5
Barsk The Elephants' Graveyard (Barsk, #1) by Lawrence M. Schoen
24. Set in the wilderness: The Ritual - 4/5
The Ritual by Adam Nevill
33. Set in two different time periods: The Fiery Cross - 2/5
The Fiery Cross (Outlander, #5) by Diana Gabaldon
35. Set in a hotel: Psycho - 4/5
Psycho (Psycho #1) by Robert Bloch
36. Written by someone you admire: The Selected Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder - 4/5
The Selected Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder by William Anderson


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Manda (bookwenchmanda) | 1083 comments January Summary

Books Read: 43
Pages Read: 15.912

Fiction: 32
Nonfiction: 11

Male Authors: 20
Female Authors: 23
Trans/Nonbinary Authors: 0
POC Authors: 5
LGTBQ Authors: 1

Connected to ...
Iowa: 1
South Dakota: 0
Alabama: 1
Alaska: 0


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1 Star - 3
2 Star - 8
3 Star - 16
4 Star - 16
5 Star - 0


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2018 Challenge: 7
2018 Topic Discard: 20
2017 Topic Discard: 7
2017 PopSugar: 3
2016 Topic Discard Challenge: 1
Mega Challenge:
Alphabet Challenge:
Quatre Challenge: 1
ATW Challenge:
Rory Gilmore Reads:
Stephen King Challenge:
Alpha-Author Challenge: 1
Strong Women Read:
Choices Challenge: 2
Side Pieces/IRL Book Club: 1

Favorites:
Kindred
When I'm Gone
Animal
Deliverance
Psycho
True Grit
Wishful Drinking
The Vampire Lestat
The Queen of the Damned

Least Favorites:
Forrest Gump
Unforeseen
The Excoms
Water
Air
Fire
Earth
The Last Days of Jack Sparks


Thoughts:
This felt like a great start to my 2018 reading year. I am impressed with how many books I managed to make it through despite my busy schedule.


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Manda (bookwenchmanda) | 1083 comments February Summary

Books Read: 40
Pages Read: 12,737

Fiction: 33
Nonfiction: 7

Male Authors: 14
Female Authors: 25
Trans/Nonbinary Authors: 1
POC Authors: 6
LGTBQ Authors 4:

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Iowa: 2
South Dakota: 0
Alabama: 1
Alaska: 0

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1 Star - 0
2 Star - 6
3 Star - 15
4 Star - 17
5 Star -2

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2018 Topic Discard: 17
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Stephen King Challenge:
Alpha-Author Challenge: 1
Strong Women Read: 2
Choices Challenge: 6
Side Pieces/IRL Book Club: 5

Favorites:
And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic
The Turner House
Gwendy's Button Box
The Princess Diarist
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body
What She Knew
Brave
Girl Waits with Gun
The Lottery
Not My Father's Son
The Golem and the Jinni


Least Favorites:
The Night Bird
The Nest
St. Nick
The Ice Princess
Life After Life


Thoughts:
I love the wide variety of books I read this month, and that my male authors are in the minority (second month in a row), unintentionally.


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Manda (bookwenchmanda) | 1083 comments March Summary

Books Read: 25
Pages Read: 9,769

Fiction: 22
Nonfiction: 3

Male Authors: 16
Female Authors: 9
Trans/Nonbinary Authors: 0
POC Authors: 2
LGTBQ Authors: 1

Connected to ...
Iowa: 1
South Dakota: 0
Alabama: 0
Alaska: 0

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1 Star - 0
2 Star - 4
3 Star - 8
4 Star - 11
5 Star -2

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2018 Topic Discard: 7
2017 Topic Discard: 4
2017 PopSugar: 1
Mega Challenge:
Alphabet Challenge:
Quatre Challenge: 1
ATW Challenge: 1
Rory Gilmore Reads: 2
Stephen King Challenge: 1
Alpha-Author Challenge:
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Choices Challenge: 1
Side Pieces/IRL Book Club: 1

Favorites:
Gone with the Wind
The Daily Show: An Oral History as Told by Jon Stewart, the Correspondents, Staff and Guests
More Than This
Spell or High Water
Carrie
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
The Ritual
Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight?: Confessions of a Gay Dad


Least Favorites:
The Mountain Story
A Dirty Job
A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True


Thoughts:
This month was okay. I'm disappointed that I read nearly half of last month, but am happy that I had a majority of quality reads this months.


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Manda (bookwenchmanda) | 1083 comments April Summary

Books Read: 23
Pages Read: 7,530

Fiction: 16
Nonfiction: 7

Male Authors: 15
Female Authors: 8
Trans/Nonbinary Authors: 0
POC Authors: 3
LGTBQ Authors: 0

Connected to ...
Iowa: 1
South Dakota: 0
Alabama: 0
Alaska: 0

Ratings...
1 Star - 0
2 Star - 2
3 Star - 9
4 Star - 9
5 Star - 3

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2018 Challenge: 3
2018 Topic Discard: 7
2017 Topic Discard: 2
2017 PopSugar:
Mega Challenge:
Alphabet Challenge:
Quatre Challenge:
ATW Challenge: 1
Rory Gilmore Reads:
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Alpha-Author Challenge:
Strong Women Read:
Choices Challenge: 3
Side Pieces/IRL Book Club: 7

Favorites:
Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief
We Need to Talk About Kevin
Notes of a Native Son
Year of Yes
Growing Up Amish
Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man's Fundamentals for Delicious Living
The Bean Trees
You
You Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain
O Pioneers!


Least Favorites:
United States of Japan
Delirium


Thoughts:
Another low number month, but a lot of awesome (and heavy) reads.


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Manda (bookwenchmanda) | 1083 comments May Summary

Books Read: 17
Pages Read: 6,696

Fiction: 14
Nonfiction: 3

Male Authors: 9
Female Authors: 8
Trans/Nonbinary Authors: 1
POC Authors: 1
LGTBQ Authors: 1

Connected to ...
Iowa: 0
South Dakota: 0
Alabama: 0
Alaska: 0

Ratings...
1 Star - 1
2 Star - 2
3 Star - 7
4 Star - 7
5 Star - 0

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2018 Challenge: 1
2018 Topic Discard: 6
2017 Topic Discard: 1
2017 PopSugar:
Mega Challenge:
Alphabet Challenge: 1
Quatre Challenge:
ATW Challenge:
Rory Gilmore Reads:
Stephen King Challenge:
Alpha-Author Challenge:
Strong Women Read: 2
Choices Challenge: 3
Side Pieces/IRL Book Club: 3

Favorites:
My Ántonia
The Girl Who Played with Fire
Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More
Strange Weather
Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget
Caraval

Least Favorites:
The Lies of Locke Lamora
Invisible
Sheepfarmer's Daughter


Thoughts:
I'm not liking my downward trending numbers, but I hope that as we move into summer I can start picking them back up.


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Manda (bookwenchmanda) | 1083 comments June Summary

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Manda (bookwenchmanda) | 1083 comments July Summary

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Manda (bookwenchmanda) | 1083 comments August Summary

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Manda (bookwenchmanda) | 1083 comments September Summary

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Manda (bookwenchmanda) | 1083 comments October Summary

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Manda (bookwenchmanda) | 1083 comments November Summary

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Manda (bookwenchmanda) | 1083 comments December Summary

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Manda (bookwenchmanda) | 1083 comments 2018 Summary

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message 25: by Zaz (new)

Zaz | 3034 comments For #1 it's "and" not "or" so it's a good thing you have the 3 letters :p

I hope you'll have fun with The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, she's really a great author :)
Dusk was a little weak after Silo and Shift, but a nice end anyway.

Many books I never heard about in your plan, so I'm looking forward to the best ones!


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Kelly Audiogirl.booking.it (audiogirlbookingit) | 488 comments I loved the invention of wings!!!


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Manda (bookwenchmanda) | 1083 comments Zaz wrote: "For #1 it's "and" not "or" so it's a good thing you have the 3 letters :p

I hope you'll have fun with The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, she's really a great author :)
Dusk was a little weak a..."


Zaz! I can't believe I missed that. In my spreadsheet I have it correctly labeled, which would explain why I hit all three letters. Apparently my brain was just not reading properly this morning :D Thanks for catching that!


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Manda (bookwenchmanda) | 1083 comments Kelly wrote: "I loved the invention of wings!!!"

I am so excited to read it. I have heard such good things, but have also heard it's a bit of a tearjerker.


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Rachel A. (abyssallibrarian) | 2632 comments How come More Than This intimidates/scares you? I haven't read it, but I've read a couple of Patrick Ness' other books. Love his writing style!


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Manda (bookwenchmanda) | 1083 comments Rachel wrote: "How come More Than This intimidates/scares you? I haven't read it, but I've read a couple of Patrick Ness' other books. Love his writing style!"

Rachel, I like the premise of the book, but what makes me hestitant is how burnt out I am feeling on the YA dystopian overload, mixed with having only read one of Ness's books previously, and I did not really care for it. This seems like a different take on the YA Dystopian genre, but it still has me with clenched teeth.


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Manda (bookwenchmanda) | 1083 comments Updated with my full 2018 Topic Discard Challenge. My goal for 2018 is 350 books. It's more than I've ever aimed for and am a bit nervous about it, but thinking positive :)


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Angie | 780 comments 350 books? Jeepers!

I love that you have And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic. I'm planning that one, as well.


message 33: by Jody (new)

Jody (jodybell) | 3469 comments You could smash 350 in six months - I believe in you!


message 34: by Jessica (new)

Jessica (seejessread) | 144 comments I'm stealing The United States of Japan for my list! I mainly found different results involving Germany. I think using Japan will be interesting!


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Manda (bookwenchmanda) | 1083 comments Jody wrote: "You could smash 350 in six months - I believe in you!"

hahahaha! Thanks, Jody! I'm going to need that confidence and support :)


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Manda (bookwenchmanda) | 1083 comments Jessica wrote: "I'm stealing The United States of Japan for my list! I mainly found different results involving Germany. I think using Japan will be interesting!"

YAY! I'm excited someone else is picking this up. It kind of reminded me of The Man in the High Castle, but with less of the mindf*** and more of a possible reality. I'm eager to trade notes next year!


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Manda (bookwenchmanda) | 1083 comments Angie wrote: "350 books? Jeepers!

I love that you have And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic. I'm planning that one, as well."


This one is going to be a heavy one. I'm glad I'm not going it alone. Are you reading it for the same prompt or a different one?


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Angie | 780 comments Manda wrote: "Angie wrote: "350 books? Jeepers!

I love that you have And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic. I'm planning that one, as well."

This one is going to be a he..."


Yeah, it's definitely not light reading. I have it down right now as a narrative nonfiction choice. I actually have it down for a couple of categories, but I think I'm doing it for narrative nonfiction. I still don't know for sure what I'm doing for "own voices."


message 39: by Anna (new)

Anna | 969 comments You have an amazing and ambitious plan for 2018, Manda.
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet was a favourite of mine this year, I hope you'll like it too. I'm browsing through your plan, and I'll probably borrow some of your ideas!


message 40: by Katie (last edited Oct 16, 2017 09:07AM) (new)

Katie | 2369 comments Does your discard challenge include all the topics that didn't make it or did you just choose a very large sample size of them? I was too lazy to do the math to try to figure it out myself.


message 41: by Brooke (new)

Brooke | 223 comments Manda, I love your spreadsheet! If I can come up with the time in the next few week, I might replicate it so I can be better organized.

What do the letters heading the volume on the right stand for?


message 42: by Manda (new)

Manda (bookwenchmanda) | 1083 comments Katie wrote: "Does your discard challenge include all the topics that didn't make it or did you just choose a very large sample size of them? I was too lazy to do the math to try to figure it out myself."
Hey Katie, this includes every topic that made it to the vote but did not win. So you may see some that appear multiple times, or that are on the final list (if they didn't win the first time around, but did later on). It's like the Discard List on steroids.


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Manda (bookwenchmanda) | 1083 comments Anna wrote: "You have an amazing and ambitious plan for 2018, Manda.
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet was a favourite of mine this year, I hope you'll like it too. I'm browsing through you..."


Borrow away! I hope I like TLWTASAP. I keep hearing such good things about it and it continues to pop up on my radar.


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Manda (bookwenchmanda) | 1083 comments Brooke wrote: "Manda, I love your spreadsheet! If I can come up with the time in the next few week, I might replicate it so I can be better organized.

What do the letters heading the volume on the right stand for?"

I have found the spreadsheet to be the best organizer for my challenges and reading stats. Though, some things I have gotten behind on, like my map and reading diversity, because I've had less free time this year. I am hoping to start catching back up soon. I had a goal of doing a reading timeline, but that has fallen by the wayside :/

They letters are kind of my own internal tracking system so I know where I have commented on things.
RC = Reading Challenge (this group)
GR = GoodReads (if I have left a review on the book's page.
WY = Weebly (my blog, which is horribly and embarrassingly out of date).

I hope this helps. Let me know if you have any other questions :)

Good luck!


message 45: by Rachel (new)

Rachel A. (abyssallibrarian) | 2632 comments Wow, 350? That's amazing! I'm struggling right now to stay on track for my total of 158 this year, but hopefully I'll be able to finish. The Discard challenge is always so tempting for me, but I always run out of time. How are you planning on prioritizing/managing everything?


message 46: by Manda (new)

Manda (bookwenchmanda) | 1083 comments Wow. After putting it off for 6 months, I've finally updated my list and monthly stats. Now to run off and do 6 months worth of book postings (sorry in advance for all the notifications), and let's hope I don't wait another 6 months to update.


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