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message 1: by Chels (last edited Oct 23, 2018 04:37AM) (new)

Chels (chelssicle) | 29 comments The goal is to try and read along with the group as much as I can. I tend to read pretty quick though so it's very possible some weeks I'll get 2-3 topics done but then others weeks I might not read anything. Plus I have a few side goals I'd like to accomplish next year and a couple other challenges.

I have some books picked out already but some will depend on whether the library has them by then or on wait times.

2018 Challenge Prompts:

29/52

☼ - indie book
♥ - non-white author

1. A book with the letters A, T & Y in the title Giant Days, Vol. 1
2. A book from the first 10 books added to your To Be Read list
3. A book from the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards - ♥ The Sun and Her Flowers
4. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #1 Earth (in title, cover, content, setting, author...) A Fistful of Charms
5. A book about or inspired by real events Every Falling Star: The True Story of How I Survived and Escaped North Korea
6. A book originally written in a language other than English Piglettes
7. A gothic novel
8. An "own voices" book
9. A book with a body part in the title (heart, bones, teeth, skin, blood, etc) Blood Noir
10. An author's debut book (their first book to be published) Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too
11. A literary fiction
12. A book set in Africa or South America
13. A book with a plot centered around a secret (forbidden love, spies, secret societies, etc) Before I Let Go
14. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #2 Fire
15. A book with an unique format/writing structure Obsidio
16. A narrative nonfiction
17. A book you expect to make you laugh
18. A book with a location in the title Bitch Planet, Vol. 1: Extraordinary Machine
19. A book nominated for the Edgar Award or by a Grand master author (books & authors)
20. A book rated 5 stars by at least one of your friends Horrorstör
21. A book written in first person perspective Henge
22. A book you have high expectations or hope for
23. A medical or legal thriller
24. A book with a map Frozen Tides
25. A book with an antagonist/villain point of view
26. A book with a text only cover The Witch Doesn't Burn in this One
27. A book about surviving a hardship (war, famine, major disasters, serious illness, etc) Dreamfall
28. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #3 Water
29. A book with a "Clue" weapon on the cover or title (lead pipe, revolver, rope, candlestick, dagger, wrench) For a Few Demons More
30. A short book Moo
31. A book set in a country you'd like to visit but have never been to Gilded
32. An alternate history book
33. A book connected (title, cover, content) to a word "born" in the same year as you
34. A suggestion from the AtY 2018 polls, that didn't win but was polarizing or a close-call (paranormal creature) Dead Heat
35. A book featuring a murder This Fallen Prey
36. A book published in the last 3 years (2016, 2017, 2018) by an author you haven't read before The Color Project
37. A Women's Prize for Fiction winner or nominee
38. A science book or a science fiction book Saga, Vol. 8
39. A book with a form of punctuation in the title love, and you
40. A book from Amazon's 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime list The Phantom Tollbooth
41. A book by an author with the same first and last initials
42. A book that takes place on, in, or underwater Escaping from Houdini
43. A book with a title that is a whole sentence
44. A ghost story A Christmas Carol
45. A book that intimidates/ scares you
46. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #4 Air
47. A book where the main character (or author) is of a different ethnic origin, religion, or sexual identity than your own Not Your Sidekick
48. A book related to one of the 7 deadly sins (pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, sloth)
49. A book from one of the Goodreads Best Books of the Month lists
50. A book with a warm atmosphere (centered on family, friendship, love or summer)
51. An award-winning short story or short story collection
52. A book published in 2018 Darkwalkers


message 2: by Chels (last edited Oct 23, 2018 04:30AM) (new)

Chels (chelssicle) | 29 comments General Goals:

- 50% must be previously owned or library books: 31%
- 50% by female authors: 72%
- 20% must not be set in the US: 32%
- Read at least 10 book by non-white authors: 4 /10
- Read at least 12 indie books: 10/12


message 3: by Chels (last edited Jul 10, 2018 05:07AM) (new)

Chels (chelssicle) | 29 comments Options for 1 - 17

☼ - indie book
♥ - non-white author

2. A book from the first 10 books added to your To Be Read list
Mortal Heart
The Body Finder
Wild Justice
Hexed

7. A gothic novel
Untitled
This Monstrous Thing
RoseBlood

8. An "own voices" book
I Believe in a Thing Called Love
More Happy Than Not
Homegoing
Written in the Stars

11. A literary fiction
Fairytales for Wilde Girls
On the Jellicoe Road
The Thief

12. A book set in Africa or South America
Akata Witch
Diamond Boy

14. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #2 Fire
Trial by Fire
The Fire Wish
Wildefire
Heir of Fire

16. A narrative nonfiction


17. A book you expect to make you laugh
Scrappy Little Nobody
The Hammer of Thor


message 4: by Chels (last edited Oct 23, 2018 04:30AM) (new)

Chels (chelssicle) | 29 comments Options for 18 - 35

19. A book nominated for the Edgar Award or by a Grand master author (books & authors)
Things Too Huge to Fix by Saying Sorry
Summerlost

22. A book you have high expectations or hope for
Daughter of the Siren Queen
This Fallen Prey
The Cruel Prince

23. A medical or legal thriller
Quicksand

25. A book with an antagonist/villain point of view
Vicious
I Am Not A Serial Killer
Wild Justice

28. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #3 Water
Born of Water
Waterfall
Deep Blue

32. An alternate history book
That Inevitable Victorian Thing
The Glittering Court
Court of Fives

33. A book connected (title, cover, content) to a word "born" in the same year as you
Confessions of a Shopaholic


message 5: by Chels (last edited Oct 23, 2018 04:31AM) (new)

Chels (chelssicle) | 29 comments Options for 36 - 52

37. A Women's Prize for Fiction winner or nominee
The House at the Edge of the World
The Boy Next Door

41. A book by an author with the same first and last initials
Into Your Arms
Inflict

43. A book with a title that is a whole sentence
The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue
I Believe in a Thing Called Love
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
The Art of Racing in the Rain

45. A book that intimidates/ scares you
The Odyssey
The Name of the Wind
Crime and Punishment
Moby-Dick or, The Whale

46. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #4 Air
Air and Ash
The Cruel Prince
Windwitch

48. A book related to one of the 7 deadly sins (pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, sloth)
Vain

49. A book from one of the Goodreads Best Books of the Month lists


50. A book with a warm atmosphere (centered on family, friendship, love or summer)
The Unexpected Everything
Pax

51. An award-winning short story or short story collection


message 6: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 547 comments I read Fairytales for Wilde Girls last year, it is an odd book but a good one. If you can listen to the audiobook of Scrappy Little Nobody you should, Anna Kendrick is the narrator and that just made the book all that much funnier!


message 7: by Chels (new)

Chels (chelssicle) | 29 comments Sarah wrote: "I read Fairytales for Wilde Girls last year, it is an odd book but a good one. If you can listen to the audiobook of Scrappy Little Nobody you should, Anna Kendrick is the narrator and that just ma..."

Fairytales seems like an odd book so part of me is kind of excited to read it haha. And I'll see if I can find that audio book! Thanks!


message 8: by Kelly (new)

Kelly Audiogirl.booking.it (audiogirlbookingit) | 488 comments OHHHHHH Beartown is one my favorites of 2017!!


message 9: by Chels (new)

Chels (chelssicle) | 29 comments Kelly wrote: "OHHHHHH Beartown is one my favorites of 2017!!"
I've heard nothing but good things! I'm trying to save it for next year though so I can use it for this haha


message 10: by Heather (new)

Heather | 234 comments I'm having major trouble picking my books for next year and I'm still completing this years challenge! I am 25/52 books finished now but currently reading 7 of the tasks too.


message 11: by Chels (new)

Chels (chelssicle) | 29 comments Heather wrote: "I'm having major trouble picking my books for next year and I'm still completing this years challenge! I am 25/52 books finished now but currently reading 7 of the tasks too."

Oh wow! 7?! That's crazy! I only unofficially participated in this year's challenge but I usually try to do a few other challenges as well. Even if you don't complete them they're fun to do!


message 12: by Chels (new)

Chels (chelssicle) | 29 comments **COMPLETED**
Week One

44. A ghost story - A Christmas Carol
21. A book written in first person perspective - ☼ Henge


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Chels (chelssicle) | 29 comments **COMPLETED**
Week Two

26. A book with a text only cover - The Witch Doesn't Burn in this One
38. A science book or a science fiction book - Saga, Vol. 8
24. A book with a map - Frozen Tides


message 14: by Chels (new)

Chels (chelssicle) | 29 comments **COMPLETED**
Week Three

27. A book about surviving a hardship (war, famine, major disasters, serious illness, etc) - Dreamfall


message 15: by Chels (new)

Chels (chelssicle) | 29 comments **COMPLETED**
Week Four

5. A book about or inspired by real events - Every Falling Star: The True Story of How I Survived and Escaped North Korea


message 16: by Chels (last edited Feb 04, 2018 10:45AM) (new)

Chels (chelssicle) | 29 comments **COMPLETED**
Week Five

20. A book rated 5 stars by at least one of your friends - Horrorstör
3. A book from the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards - ♥ The Sun and Her Flowers
13. A book with a plot centered around a secret (forbidden love, spies, secret societies, etc) Before I Let Go


message 17: by Chels (last edited Feb 11, 2018 04:09PM) (new)

Chels (chelssicle) | 29 comments **COMPLETED**
Week Six

47. A book where the main character (or author) is of a different ethnic origin, religion, or sexual identity than your own Not Your Sidekick
1. A book with the letters A, T & Y in the title Giant Days, Vol. 1


message 18: by Chels (last edited Feb 14, 2018 09:21AM) (new)

Chels (chelssicle) | 29 comments **COMPLETED**
Week Seven

9. A book with a body part in the title (heart, bones, teeth, skin, blood, etc) Blood Noir
6. A book originally written in a language other than English Piglettes


message 19: by Chels (new)

Chels (chelssicle) | 29 comments **COMPLETED**
Week Eight

4. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #1 Earth (in title, cover, content, setting, author...) A Fistful of Charms


message 20: by Chels (last edited Mar 04, 2018 12:25PM) (new)

Chels (chelssicle) | 29 comments **COMPLETED**
Week Nine

40. A book from Amazon's 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime list The Phantom Tollbooth
35. A book featuring a murder This Fallen Prey


message 21: by Emily (new)

Emily (momoftwins89) | 59 comments How did you like The Phantom Tollbooth? I loved it as a kid and hope to read it to mine in the next couple of years.


message 22: by Chels (new)

Chels (chelssicle) | 29 comments It was great! It reminded me of a mixture of Alice in Wonderland and some Roald Dahl!


message 23: by Emily (new)

Emily (momoftwins89) | 59 comments Yes! Roald Dahl is my favorite children's author and lived an amazing life.


message 24: by Chels (new)

Chels (chelssicle) | 29 comments **COMPLETED**
Week Ten

34. A suggestion from the AtY 2018 polls, that didn't win but was polarizing or a close-call (a book with a paranormal creature) Dead Heat


message 25: by Chels (last edited May 17, 2018 11:07AM) (new)

Chels (chelssicle) | 29 comments **COMPLETED**
Week Twenty

15. A book with an unique format/writing structure Obsidio


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Chels (chelssicle) | 29 comments **COMPLETED**
Week Twenty One

52. A book published in 2018 Darkwalkers


message 27: by Chels (new)

Chels (chelssicle) | 29 comments **COMPLETED**
Week Twenty Six

18. A book with a location in the title Bitch Planet, Vol. 1: Extraordinary Machine
39. A book with a form of punctuation in the title love, and you


message 28: by Chels (new)

Chels (chelssicle) | 29 comments **COMPLETED**
Week Twenty Seven

10. An author's debut book (their first book to be published) Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too


message 29: by Chels (new)

Chels (chelssicle) | 29 comments **COMPLETED**
Week ???

4. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #1 Earth (in title, cover, content, setting, author...) A Fistful of Charms
29. A book with a "Clue" weapon on the cover or title (lead pipe, revolver, rope, candlestick, dagger, wrench) For a Few Demons More
30. A short book Moo
31. A book set in a country you'd like to visit but have never been to Gilded
36. A book published in the last 3 years (2016, 2017, 2018) by an author you haven't read before The Color Project
42. A book that takes place on, in, or underwater Escaping from Houdini


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