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message 1: by Tracy (last edited Dec 19, 2018 07:55PM) (new)

Tracy | 123 comments ****1. A book with the letters A, T & Y in the title--Liberty Falling
****2. A book from the first 10 books added to your To Be Read list--The Next Accident
****3. A book from the 2017 Goodreads Choice awards--Stillhouse Lake
****4. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #1 Earth (in title, cover, content, setting, author...)--Here on Earth
****5. A book about or inspired by real events--Before We Were Yours
****6. A book originally written in a language other than English--Midnight Sun

7. A gothic novel--This House is Haunted

****8. An "own voices" book--Homegoing
****9. A book with a body part in the title (heart, bones, teeth, skin, blood, etc)--Blood Work
****10. An author's debut book (their first book to be published)--Blindsighted
****11. A literary fiction--Never Let Me Go
****12. A book set in Africa or South America-- Assegai
****13. A book with a plot centered around a secret (forbidden love, spies, secret societies, etc)--The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes

14. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #2 Fire --The Sign

****15. A book with an unique format/writing structure--The October List
****16. A narrative nonfiction--In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette

17. A book you expect to make you laugh--This Is Where I Leave You

****18. A book with a location in the title--A Small Death in Lisbon
****19. A book nominated for the Edgar Award or by a Grand master author (books & authors)--IQ
****20. A book rated 5 stars by at least one of your friends--The Good Daughter
****21. A book written in first person perspective--If I Stay
22. A book you have high expectations or hope for--Skeletons at the Feast
****23. A medical or legal thriller--The Associate
****24. A book with a map--Between Shades of Gray
****25. A book with an antagonist/villain point of view--You
****26. A book with a text only cover--Trace
27. A book about surviving a hardship (war, famine, major disasters, serious illness, etc)Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

28. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #3 Water--At the Water's Edge

****29. A book with a "Clue" weapon on the cover or title (lead pipe, revolver, rope, candlestick, dagger, wrench)--Phantom
****30. A short book--Skipping Christmas
****31. A book set in a country you'd like to visit but have never been to--Big Little Lies (Australia)
****32. An alternate history book--The Underground Railroad
****33. A book connected (title, cover, content) to a word "born" in the same year as you (link)--White Oleander (Group Home - 1967)
****34. A suggestion from the AtY 2018 polls, that didn't win but was polarizing or a close-call -(A book with an elderly person as a main character)--Elizabeth Is Missing
****35. A book featuring a murder--Fractured
****36. A book published in the last 3 years (2016, 2017, 2018) by an author you haven't read before--The Couple Next Door

37. A Women's Prize for Fiction winner or nominee -- Bel Canto
38. A science book or a science fiction book--Uglies

****39. A book with a form of punctuation in the title -- The Kingmaker's Daughter
****40. A book from Amazon's 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime list -- Life After Life
****41. A book by an author with the same first and last initials --Blind Side
****42. A book that takes place on, in, or underwater--The Storm
****--43. A book with a title that is a whole sentence--No Witness But the Moon
****44. A ghost story--Bellman & Black

45. A book that intimidates/ scares you
46. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #4 Air--All That Is Solid Melts into Air

****47. A book where the main character (or author) is of a different ethnic origin, religion, or sexual identity than your own--Cane River
****48. A book related to one of the 7 deadly sins (pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, sloth)--The Revenant
****49. A book from one of the Goodreads Best Books of the Month lists --A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

50. A book with a warm atmosphere (centered on family, friendship, love or summer)--A Summer Affair

****51. An award-winning short story or short story collection--DIS MEM BER and Other Stories of Mystery and Suspense
Including “The Crawl Space,” winner of the Bram Stoker Award from the Horror Writers Association for Superior Achievement in Short Fiction and a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Short Story
****52. A book published in 2018--Paper Ghosts


message 2: by Tracy, Constellation Mod (new)

Tracy (tracyisreading) | 2542 comments Mod
All That Is Solid Melts into Air....... THIS BOOK!!!
I think I found this on Kindle unlimited randomly. I absolutely LOVED it!!!. So good, and I actually considered re-reading it for the very same prompt you have it under.

Hope you enjoy!


message 3: by Zaz (new)

Zaz | 3034 comments I found it almost boring and was disappointed by the flat characterization. Luckily, we don't read all the books in the same way!
I love The Giver and the rest of the quartet, they were quick and easy reads :)


message 4: by Charity (new)

Charity (faeryrebel78) | 552 comments I loved The Giver and White Oleander. I haven't read The Last Anniversary but I've really enjoyed the books of hers I've read so I'm interested in seeing your opinion on that one. The Girl Who Played with Fire is on my list of possibles for next year too. I read the first book several years ago and somehow keep getting distracted from proceeding with the series.


message 5: by Tracy (new)

Tracy | 123 comments Tracy wrote: "All That Is Solid Melts into Air....... THIS BOOK!!!
I think I found this on Kindle unlimited randomly. I absolutely LOVED it!!!. So good, and I actually considered re-reading it fo..."

I'm looking forward to this book....I'm a history buff, so this one should be right up my alley...


message 6: by Tracy (new)

Tracy | 123 comments Charity wrote: "I loved The Giver and White Oleander. I haven't read The Last Anniversary but I've really enjoyed the books of hers I've read so I'm interested in seeing your opinion on that one. The Girl Who Play..."
The Giver was a book that I should have read this year, but it got switched out for something else. I am anticipating White Oleander, I just love the title and everyone that I know seems to have really like it. TGWPWF: I read book one for this years challenge, so I figured what the heck? I'll read the next one for this years challenge...


message 7: by Tracy (new)

Tracy | 123 comments The following books are done:
****1. A book with the letters A, T & Y in the title--Liberty Falling
****2. A book from the first 10 books added to your To Be Read list--The Next Accident
****3. A book from the 2017 Goodreads Choice awards--Stillhouse Lake
****4. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #1 Earth (in title, cover, content, setting, author...)--Here on Earth
****8. An "own voices" book--Homegoing
****9. A book with a body part in the title (heart, bones, teeth, skin, blood, etc)--Blood Work
****11. A literary fiction--Never Let Me Go
****15. A book with an unique format/writing structure--The October List
****21. A book written in first person perspective--If I Stay
****24. A book with a map--Between Shades of Gray
****25. A book with an antagonist/villain point of view--You
****26. A book with a text only cover--Trace
****29. A book with a "Clue" weapon on the cover or title (lead pipe, revolver, rope, candlestick, dagger, wrench)--Phantom
****30. A short book--Midnight Sun
****31. A book set in a country you'd like to visit but have never been to--Big Little Lies (Australia)
****32. An alternate history book--The Underground Railroad
****33. A book connected (title, cover, content) to a word "born" in the same year as you (link)--White Oleander (Group Home - 1967)
****34. A suggestion from the AtY 2018 polls, that didn't win but was polarizing or a close-call -(A book with an elderly person as a main character)--Elizabeth Is Missing
****36. A book published in the last 3 years (2016, 2017, 2018) by an author you haven't read before--The Couple Next Door
****44. A ghost story--Bellman & Black
****48. A book related to one of the 7 deadly sins (pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, sloth)--The Revenant
****52. A book published in 2018--Paper Ghosts

22/52
More than half way through the year, and I'm now wondering if I will make it. I've got 30 books left to read!


message 8: by Tracy (last edited Nov 06, 2018 05:08PM) (new)

Tracy | 123 comments 6. A book originally written in a language other than English--The Girl Who Played with Fire
7. A gothic novel--This House is Haunted
12. A book set in Africa or South America-- Assegai
13. A book with a plot centered around a secret (forbidden love, spies, secret societies, etc)--The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes
14. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #2 Fire --The Sign
17. A book you expect to make you laugh--This Is Where I Leave You
19. A book nominated for the Edgar Award or by a Grand master author (books & authors)--IQ
22. A book you have high expectations or hope for--Skeletons at the Feast
27. A book about surviving a hardship (war, famine, major disasters, serious illness, etc)The Strain
28. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #3 Water--At the Water's Edge
35. A book featuring a murder--The Quiet Game
37. A Women's Prize for Fiction winner or nominee -- Bel Canto
38. A science book or a science fiction book--Uglies
40. A book from Amazon's 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime list -- Life After Life
42. A book that takes place on, in, or underwater--The Storm
CR--43. A book with a title that is a whole sentence--Velva Jean Learns to Drive
45. A book that intimidates/ scares you
46. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #4 Air--All That Is Solid Melts into Air
50. A book with a warm atmosphere (centered on family, friendship, love or summer)--A Summer Affair
51. An award-winning short story or short story collection--DIS MEM BER and Other Stories of Mystery and Suspense
Including “The Crawl Space,” winner of the Bram Stoker Award from the Horror Writers Association for Superior Achievement in Short Fiction and a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Short Story


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