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message 1: by Jessica (last edited Mar 12, 2018 04:40PM) (new)

Jessica (jesbee) It's mid October right now. I'm still 29 books behind my 2017 challenge as I decided to reread a 13 book series this year, none of which fit any prompts...so I got a bit behind. I enjoy these challenges to help keep me motivated, but I'm not stressing myself out over completing it. As long as I'm reading, reading, reading, I'm happy!

I changed my 2017 books a few times over the year, and I'm sure I'll do the same for 2018, but I've outlined some preliminary ideas so far. As 2018 draws closer, I'll continue to update it :)

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»»»one a book with the letters A, T & Y in the title:
completed jan.2018
Harry Potter: A Journey Through A History of Magic
Harry Potter A Journey Through A History of Magic by British Library

two a book from the first 10 books added to your To Be Read list:
Triss Loamhedge Rakkety Tam

three a book from the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards:
Without Merit Borne A Piece of the World

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

five a book about or inspired by real events:

six a book originally written in a language other than English:
The Dinner

seven a gothic novel:

eight an "own voices" book:

nine a book with a body part in the title (heart, bones, teeth, skin, blood, etc):
Heartless Noggin

ten an author's debut book (their first book to be published):
Dorothy Must Die Girls Made of Snow and Glass Fake ID

eleven a literary fiction:

twelve a book set in Africa or South America:

thirteen a book with a plot centered around a secret (forbidden love, spies, secret societies, etc):
One of Us Is Lying

fourteen 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #2 Fire:
Written in Fire

fifteen a book with an unique format/writing structure:
Illuminae

sixteen a narrative nonfiction:
You're Never Weird on the Internet Yes Please Bossypants

seventeen a book you expect to make you laugh:

»»»eighteen a book with a location in the title:
completed feb.2018
The Well of Ascension
The Well of Ascension (Mistborn, #2) by Brandon Sanderson

nineteen a book nominated for the Edgar Award or by a Grand master author:
The Grownup Speak The Tattooed Potato and Other Clues

twenty a book rated 5 stars by at least one of your friends:
All the Light We Cannot See Wonder Graceling

twenty-one a book written in first person perspective:

twenty-two a book you have high expectations or hope for:

twenty-three a medical or legal thriller:

twenty-four a book with a map:

twenty-five a book with an antagonist/villain point of view:

twenty-six a book with a text only cover:
Speechless

»»»twenty-seven a book about surviving a hardship (war, famine, major disasters, serious illness, etc):
completed feb.2018
The Hero of Ages
The Hero of Ages (Mistborn, #3) by Brandon Sanderson

twenty-eight 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #3 Water:
The Ocean at the End of the Lane Burial Rites Forget Me

»»»twenty-nine a book with a "Clue" weapon on the cover or title (lead pipe, revolver, rope, candlestick, dagger, wrench):
completed jan.2018
Mistborn: The Final Empire
Mistborn The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1) by Brandon Sanderson

»»»thirty a short book:
completed feb.2018
Secret History
Secret History (Mistborn, #3.5) by Brandon Sanderson

»»»thirty-one a book set in a country you'd like to visit but have never been to:
completed mar.2018
Still Me
Still Me (Me Before You, #3) by Jojo Moyes

thirty-two an alternate history book:
The Revisionists The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

thirty-three a book connected (title, cover, content) to a word "born" in the same year as you » 'steampunk':
Leviathan

»»»thirty-four a suggestion from the AtY 2018 polls, that didn't win but was polarizing or a close-call » a book with a supernatural character:
completed jan.2018
Dreams of Gods & Monsters
Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #3) by Laini Taylor

thirty-five a book featuring a murder:

thirty-six a book published in the last 3 years (2016, 2017, 2018) by an author you haven't read before:
The Goblins of Bellwater Kingdom of Ash and Briars

thirty-seven a Women's Prize for Fiction winner or nominee:
The Paying Guests Still Life with Bread Crumbs Fingersmith

thirty-eight a science book or a science fiction book:

thirty-nine a book with a form of punctuation in the title:
S. 3:59 #scandal

forty a book from Amazon's 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime list:
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Life After Life

forty-one a book by an author with the same first and last initials:
Never Always Sometimes Servants of the Storm Carry On

forty-two a book that takes place on, in, or underwater:

forty-three a book with a title that is a whole sentence:
My Name Is Rapunzel Tell the Wolves I'm Home Don't Look Back

forty-four a ghost story:

forty-five a book that intimidates/scares you:
Anna Karenina Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions The Stand

forty-six 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #4 Air:

forty-seven a book where the main character (or author) is of a different ethnic origin, religion, or sexual identity than your own:
Dear Martin

forty-eight a book related to one of the 7 deadly sins (pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, sloth):
Vain

forty-nine a book from one of the Goodreads Best Books of the Month lists:
Sleeping Beauties The Death of Bees The Hate U Give

fifty a book with a warm atmosphere (centered on family, friendship, love or summer):
The Unlikelies

fifty-one an award-winning short story or short story collection:

»»»fifty-two a book published in 2018:
completed feb.2018
Surprise Me
Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella


message 2: by Cheri (new)

Cheri (jovali2) | 542 comments I was browsing your list for ideas and discovered S.! It looks fascinating -- I think I'll put it as an option for a book with an unique format. Thanks!


message 3: by Peter (new)

Peter | 0 comments Seeing Redwall books on your list brings back memories of my childhood - I grew up reading and loving that series, but never got through all of them. It's making me want to find a spot for one of the ones I haven't read in my list!


message 4: by Jessica (new)

Jessica (jesbee) Peter wrote: "Seeing Redwall books on your list brings back memories of my childhood - I grew up reading and loving that series, but never got through all of them. It's making me want to find a spot for one of t..."

Yes!! I've read the first 13 (I think?) books of the series and I really want to finish up the series, I love it so much!! Redwall is my absolute favorite of them all (so far). I've read that one three times already.


message 5: by Jessica (new)

Jessica (jesbee) Cheri wrote: "I was browsing your list for ideas and discovered S.! It looks fascinating -- I think I'll put it as an option for a book with an unique format. Thanks!"

That's what I love about everyone posting their plans! I love finding new books to add to my ever-growing TBR list!! Glad you found it and added it :)


message 6: by Angie (new)

Angie | 807 comments All the Light We Cannot See and Anna Karenina.

I've been wanting to check out S.. It sounds intriguing.


message 7: by Charity (new)

Charity (faeryrebel78) | 552 comments I read All the Light We Cannot See this year and loved it! Hope you enjoy!

I want to fit Heartless and One of Us is Lying into my challenge next year too. Hope they live up to the hype!


message 8: by Jessica (new)

Jessica (jesbee) Charity wrote: "I read All the Light We Cannot See this year and loved it! Hope you enjoy!

I want to fit Heartless and One of Us is Lying into my challenge next year too. Hope they live up to the hype!"


I have several friends who read it this year and rated it 5 stars, and then a ton more friends that have it on their TBR. I just keep hearing great things about it, so I'm looking forward to it!


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