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message 1: by Sarah (last edited Dec 30, 2018 03:25PM) (new)

Sarah | 547 comments This year I am going to try and use books I already own; with a mix of ebooks, paper books and audio books I figure this is a very doable goal for the year. I think I will be using the Library for some of these topics!

1. A book with the letters A, T & Y in the title
Entangled, a Paranormal Anthology by Edie Ramer
All the Blue-Eyed Angels by Jen Blood
The Library at the Edge of the World by Felicity Hayes-McCoy (Done Jan 01-09)

2. A book from the first 10 books added to your To Be Read list
Someone Else's Fairytale by E.M. Tippetts(Done Jan 12)

3. A book from the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards
The Breakdown by B.A. Paris(Done Jan 13-20)
The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
Come Sundown by Nora Roberts

4. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #1 Earth (in title, cover, content, setting, author...)
Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne(Done Jan 28- Feb 04)

5. A book about or inspired by real events
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
West Cork by Sam Bungey(Done Sept 24 - 25)

6. A book originally written in a language other than English
Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren(Done Jan 31)
The Trial by Franz Kafka

7. A gothic novel
My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë(Done Aug 13-21)
Dracula by Bram Stoker

8. An "own voices" book*
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Kissing the Witch: Old Tales in New Skins by Emma Donoghue(Done Nov 6 - 8)

9. A book with a body part in the title (heart, bones, teeth, skin, blood, etc)
Blood Magic by Jennifer Lyon
Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop (Done April 8-11)

10. An author's debut book (their first book to be published)
Love Beyond Time by Bethany Claire
Aunt Dimity's Death by Nancy Atherton(Done April 12-13)

11. A literary fiction
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen(Done Aug 08 - 10)
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

12. A book set in Africa or South America
Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah(Done March 12-13)

13. A book with a plot centered around a secret (forbidden love, spies, secret societies, etc)
The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
Murphy's Law by Rhys Bowen
The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel(Done April 14-15)

14. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #2 Fire
Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser
The Rehearsal Dinner by J.R. Ward(Done Aug 07)

15. A book with an unique format/writing structure
Inherit the Dead by Jonathan Santlofer(Done Aug 9-21)

16. A narrative nonfiction
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson(Done Sept 17th to 18th)

17. A book you expect to make you laugh
Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde
America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren't by Stephen Colbert(Done Nov 30)

18. A book with a location in the title
The Highland Fling Murders By Jessica Fletcher & Donald Bain(Done Sept 2 - Sept 5)
Haunted on Bourbon Street by Deanna Chase

19. A book nominated for the Edgar Award or by a Grand master author (books & authors)
Tinseltown: Murder, Morphine, and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood by William J. Mann(Done Oct 15 - 23)

20. A book rated 5 stars by at least one of your friends
Gin & Daggers By Jessica Fletcher, Donald Bain(Done Aug 24 to Sept 01)

21. A book written in first person perspective
The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell(Dec 30-Jan 03/18)

22. A book you have high expectations or hope for
Whiskey in a Teacup: What Growing Up in the South Taught Me About Life, Love & Baking Biscuits by Reese Witherspoon(Done Sept 27)

23. A medical or legal thriller
Trick or Treachery by Jessica Fletcher

24. A book with a map
A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

25. A book with an antagonist/villain point of view
You by Caroline Kepnes
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

26. A book with a text only cover
The Hookup by Kristen Ashley(Done Sept 8 to Sept 9)

27. A book about surviving a hardship (war, famine, major disasters, serious illness, etc)
If I Should Die Before I Wake by Han Nolan

28. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #3 Water
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Lake Silenceby Anne Bishop(Done March 13 to 15)

29. A book with a "Clue" weapon on the cover or title (lead pipe, revolver, rope, candlestick, dagger, wrench)
This House is Haunted by John Boyne
Lord Edgware Dies by Agatha Christie(Done Sept 20th to 23rd)

30. A short book
The Receptionby J.R. Ward(Done Aug 07)

31. A book set in a country you'd like to visit but have never been to
Aunt Dimity and the Duke by Nancy Atherton(Done April 30 to May 1)

32. An alternate history book
Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde

33. A book connected (title, cover, content) to a word "born" in the same year as you
Strip Tease by Carl Hiaasen (My word is Lap Dancing)(Done Oct 24 - Nov 9)

34. A suggestion from the AtY 2018 polls, that didn't win but was polarizing or a close-call
Wolf with Benefits by Shelly Laurenston(Done July 16 to 24)

35. A book featuring a murder
Homicide in Hardcover by Kate Carlisle(Done Nove 8)

36. A book published in the last 3 years (2016, 2017, 2018) by an author you haven't read before✔ (Going to read one for each year)
2016 - The Woman on the Orient Express by Lindsay Jayne Ashford(Done Sept 27 - Oct 04)
2017 - Caraval by Stephanie Garber
2018 - Red Clocks by Leni Zumas(Done Jan 20-22)

37. A Women's Prize for Fiction winner or nominee
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger(Done Aug 01- 04)

38. A science book or a science fiction book
Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation by Bill Nye(Done July 4 to 7)

39. A book with a form of punctuation in the title
Self-Inflicted Wounds: Heartwarming Tales of Epic Humiliation by Aisha Tyler(Done June 26 to 27)

40. A book from Amazon's 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime list
The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene(Done Nov 29)

41. A book by an author with the same first and last initials
Witch Song by Amber Argyle
On What Grounds by Cleo Coyle
Someone Else's Daughter by Linsey Lanier

42. A book that takes place on, in, or underwater
Ocean Light by Nalini Singh

43. A book with a title that is a whole sentence
Kind Is the New Classy: The Power of Living Graciously by Candace Cameron Bure(Done Oct 1-3)

44. A ghost story
Joyland by Stephen King(Done Nov 6 - 7)

45. A book that intimidates/ scares you
The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood(Done Dec 3 - Dec 4)

46. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #4 Air
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame(Done Oct 11-12)

47. A book where the main character (or author) is of a different ethnic origin, religion, or sexual identity than your own
Dear Martin by Nic Stone(Done Oct 23 - 24)

48. A book related to one of the 7 deadly sins (pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, sloth)
Envy by Sandra Brown(Done Nov 12 - 27)

49. A book from one of the Goodreads Best Books of the Month lists
A Princess in Theoryby Alyssa Cole(Done Nov 29 - Dec 9)

50. A book with a warm atmosphere (centered on family, friendship, love or summer)
Summer at the Garden Cafe by Felicity Hayes-McCoy(Done Nov 9 - Dec 10)

51. An award-winning short story or short story collection
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman(Done Nov 27-28)(Won the 2018 Audie Award for Narration By The Author

52. A book published in 2018
The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert(Done March 8-18)
My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand
Lake Silence by Anne Bishop
The Broken Girls by Simone St. James

message 2: by Anastasia (new)

Anastasia (anastasiaharris) | 1331 comments Water for Elephants and Jane Eyre are great books. Enjoy

message 3: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 547 comments Anastasia wrote: "Water for Elephants and Jane Eyre are great books. Enjoy"

They have been on my TBR List for years now. So here is hoping I stick to the plan and read them next year!

message 4: by Charity (new)

Charity (faeryrebel78) | 552 comments I loved Water for Elephants and Pride and Prejudice I hope you enjoy them!

message 5: by Angie (new)

Angie | 807 comments The Wind in the Willows is such a delightful book. I missed reading it when I was a child, but I read it last year and really enjoyed it.

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