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message 1: by Stacy (last edited Dec 08, 2018 12:45PM) (new)

Stacy (booksrgr8) | 16 comments I enjoyed the 2017 book list. It made me read books that I might not have normally read. I am trying again for 2018.

The 2018 List

44/52 Read

1. A book with the letters A, T & Y in the title
     Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado
2. A book from the first 10 books added to your To Be Read list
     #2 - Hearts Divided: 5-B Poppy Lane\The Apple Orchard\Liberty Hall (Cedar Cove #5.5) by Debbie Macomber (Goodreads Author), Katherine Stone (Goodreads Author), Lois Faye Dyer
     #7 - The Girls by Lori Lansens
     #8 - The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O'Farrell
3. A book from the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards (link)
     Big Mushy Happy Lump by Sarah Andersen
4. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #1 Earth (in title, cover, content, setting, author...)
     The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
     Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
5. A book about or inspired by real events
     Smile by Raina Telgemeier
6. A book originally written in a language other than English
     The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen
7. A gothic novel
     Gothic Tales by Elizabeth Gaskell
Gutenberg Link
8. An "own voices" book*
     When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
9. A book with a body part in the title (heart, bones, teeth, skin, blood, etc)
     Blood Magick by Nora Roberts
10. An author's debut book (their first book to be published)
     The Loving Spirit by Daphne Du Maurier
11. A literary fiction
     Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
12. A book set in Africa or South America
     Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
     Hierarchy by Madelaine Montague
13. A book with a plot centered around a secret (forbidden love, spies, secret societies, etc)
     The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel
14. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #2 Fire
     A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
15. A book with an unique format/writing structure
     The Princess Bride by William Goldman
16. A narrative nonfiction
     The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson
17. A book you expect to make you laugh
     One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories by B.J. Novak
18. A book with a location in the title
     On the Island by Tracey Garvis-Graves
19. A book nominated for the Edgar Award or by a Grand master author (books & authors)
     In the Woods by Tana French
20. A book rated 5 stars by at least one of your friends
     The Girl in 6E by A.R. Torre
21. A book written in first person perspective
     The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
22. A book you have high expectations or hope for
     Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
23. A medical or legal thriller
     The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen
24. A book with a map
     The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
25. A book with an antagonist/villain point of view
     Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire
26. A book with a text only cover
     Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain
     Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit
27. A book about surviving a hardship (war, famine, major disasters, serious illness, etc)
     Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
28. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #3 Water
     The Mermaid Girl: A Story by Erika Swyler
     The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler
     Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
29. A book with a "Clue" weapon on the cover or title (lead pipe, revolver, rope, candlestick, dagger, wrench)
     The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
30. A short book
     The Awakening by Kate Chopin
31. A book set in a country you'd like to visit but have never been to -
     Greece The Magus by John Fowles
32. An alternate history book
     It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis,
33. A book connected (title, cover, content) to a word "born" in the same year as you (link)
     Butterfly Effect - The Butterfly Effect by Jon Ronson
✔     Dark Matter - Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
34. A suggestion from the AtY 2018 polls, that didn't win but was polarizing or a close-call (link)
     A book that is part of a series of 5 or more books
     Last to Die by Tess Gerritsen
35. A book featuring a murder
     Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
36. A book published in the last 3 years (2016, 2017, 2018) by an author you haven't read before
     The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter
37. A Women's Prize for Fiction winner or nominee (link1, link2)
     A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson
38. A science book or a science fiction book
     This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay
39. A book with a form of punctuation in the title
     Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynne Truss
40. A book from Amazon's 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime list (link)
     1984 by George Orwell
41. A book by an author with the same first and last initials
     The Cove by Catherine Coulter
42. A book that takes place on, in, or underwater
     The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen
     Mermaid by Carolyn Turgeon
43. A book with a title that is a whole sentence
     Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid
44. A ghost story
     The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
45. A book that intimidates/ scares you
     Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
46. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #4 Air
     Into Thin Air by Mary Ellen Porter
47. A book where the main character (or author) is of a different ethnic origin, religion, or sexual identity than your own
Bisexual Male as main character, lives in Canada, Cowboy
     Rocky Mountain Freedom by Vivian Arend
     Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
48. A book related to one of the 7 deadly sins (pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, sloth)
     Tampa - lust
49. A book from one of the Goodreads Best Books of the Month lists (link)
     Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries by Kory Stamper
     Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History by Bill Schutt
50. A book with a warm atmosphere (centered on family, friendship, love or summer)
     Emma by Jane Austen
     First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen
51. An award-winning short story or short story collection
     Lovely, Dark, Deep: Stories
52. A book published in 2018 - published May 29, 2018
     A History of Video Games in 64 Objects by World Video Game Hall of Fame

*an own voice novel is a book about marginalised protagonists (by ethnic group, religion, sexual orientation, mental illness, etc) written by an author who shares that same identity.


message 2: by Stacy (last edited Feb 01, 2018 06:08PM) (new)

Stacy (booksrgr8) | 16 comments January Reads:

4/52 Read

17. A book you expect to make you laugh
One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories by B.J. Novak ★★★
37. A Women's Prize for Fiction winner or nominee (link1, link2)
A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson - ★★★★☆½
41. A book by an author with the same first and last initials
The Cove by Catherine Coulter ★★★
44. A ghost story
The Haunting of Hill HouseThe Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson ★★★

Currently Reading:
7. A gothic novel - CurrentlyReading
Gothic Tales by Elizabeth Gaskell
31. A book set in a country you'd like to visit but have never been to - Currently Reading
Greece - The Magus by John Fowles
45. A book that intimidates/ scares you - currently reading
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Side Reads:
The Strongest Steel
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - re read
Roman
The Fractured Heart
The Purest Hook


message 3: by Stacy (last edited May 02, 2018 07:58AM) (new)

Stacy (booksrgr8) | 16 comments February Reads:

8/52 Read

7. A gothic novel
Gothic Tales by Elizabeth Gaskell ★★★★
20. A book rated 5 stars by at least one of your friends
The Girl in 6E by A.R. Torre ★★★★
23. A medical or legal thriller - Currently Reading
The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen ★★★★
47. A book where the main character (or author) is of a different ethnic origin, religion, or sexual identity than your own
Bisexual Male as main character, lives in Canada, Cowboy
Rocky Mountain Freedom by Vivian Arend ★★★★

Currently Reading:
31. A book set in a country you'd like to visit but have never been to - Currently Reading
Greece - The Magus by John Fowles
45. A book that intimidates/ scares you - currently reading
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Body Double by Tess Gerritson
Rocky Mountain Romance by Vivian Arend

Side Reads:
The Darkest Link
Jordan Reclaimed
The Apprentice
The Sinner


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Stacy (booksrgr8) | 16 comments March Reads:
11/52

31. A book set in a country you'd like to visit but have never been to
Greece The MagusThe Magus by John Fowles ★★★
43. A book with a title that is a whole sentence
Maybe in Another Life Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid ★★★★
33. A book connected (title, cover, content) to a word "born" in the same year as you
Dark MatterDark Matter - Dark Matter by Blake Crouch ★★★★



Side Reads:
Body Double
Vanish
Shadow Spell
Elliott Redeemed
The Hunger Games
The Mephisto Club
The Keepsake


message 5: by Stacy (new)

Stacy (booksrgr8) | 16 comments April Reads:
17/52

36. A book published in the last 3 years (2016, 2017, 2018) by an author you haven't read before
The Good DaughterThe Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter ★★★
9. A book with a body part in the title (heart, bones, teeth, skin, blood, etc)
Blood MagickBlood Magick by Nora Roberts ★★★★
24. A book with a map
The Bone SeasonThe Bone Season by Samantha Shannon ★★★★
3. A book from the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards (link)
Big Mushy Happy LumpBig Mushy Happy Lump by Sarah Andersen ★★★
5. A book about or inspired by real events
SmileSmile by Raina Telgemeier ★★★★
14. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #2 Fire
A Clockwork OrangeA Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess ★★★


Side Reads:
Ice Cold
Adulthood Is a Myth
Catching Fire
Freaks
The Pale Dreamer
Nikan Rebuilt


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Stacy (booksrgr8) | 16 comments May Reads
21/52

28. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #3 Water
The Mermaid Girl: A Story6] by Erika Swyler ★★★
42. A book that takes place on, in, or underwater
The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen ★★★
30. A short book
The Awakening by Kate Chopin ★★★★
46. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #4 Air
Into Thin Air by Mary Ellen Porter ★★★
18. A book with a location in the title
On the Island by Tracey Garvis-Graves ★★★★

Side Reads:
The Stepford Wives


message 7: by Stacy (new)

Stacy (booksrgr8) | 16 comments June Reads
27/52

19. A book nominated for the Edgar Award or by a Grand master author (books & authors)
In the Woods by Tana French ★★★★
22. A book you have high expectations or hope for
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman ★★★
39. A book with a form of punctuation in the title
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynne Truss ★★★
51. An award-winning short story or short story collection
Lovely, Dark, Deep: Stories by Joyce Carol Oates ★★★★
48. A book related to one of the 7 deadly sins (pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, sloth) - lust
Tampa by Alissa Nutting ★★★
10. An author's debut book (their first book to be published)
The Loving Spirit by Daphne du Maurier ★★★


Side Reads:
The Silent Girl
I Let You Go


message 8: by Stacy (new)

Stacy (booksrgr8) | 16 comments July Reads
31/52

52. A book published in 2018 - published May 29, 2018
A History of Video Games in 64 Objects by World Video Game Hall of Fame ★★★★★
35. A book featuring a murder
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie ★★★★
21. A book written in first person perspective
The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware ★★★★
13. A book with a plot centered around a secret (forbidden love, spies, secret societies, etc)
The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel ★★★★

Side Reads:
John Doe
Horrorstör


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Stacy (booksrgr8) | 16 comments August Reads
34/52

34. A suggestion from the AtY 2018 polls, that didn't win but was polarizing or a close-call (link)
A book that is part of a series of 5 or more books
Last to Die by Tess Gerritsen ★★★★
26. A book with a text only cover
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain ★★★★
1. A book with the letters A, T & Y in the title
Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado ★★★★

Side Reads:
Try Me, Tempt Me, Take Me


message 10: by Stacy (last edited Sep 30, 2018 01:54PM) (new)

Stacy (booksrgr8) | 16 comments September Reads
39/52

45. A book that intimidates/ scares you
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy ★★★★☆½
16. A narrative nonfiction
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson ★★★★
12. A book set in Africa or South America
Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel ★★★★
15. A book with an unique format/writing structure
The Princess Bride by William Goldman ★★★★★


message 11: by Stacy (new)

Stacy (booksrgr8) | 16 comments October Reads
41/52

11. A literary fiction
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides ★★★★
25. A book with an antagonist/villain point of view
Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire ★★★

Side Reads:
Every Day


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