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message 1: by Anna (last edited Dec 16, 2018 06:24AM) (new)

Anna | 969 comments I am doing a double challenge again in 2018, although, like in 2017, I am not planning to double every prompt.
I love compiling a reading plan, but experience shows that I'm not too good at keeping to it. So this time I have a lot of alternatives to choose from.

Challenge Topics Completed: 52/52
Challenge Topics Doubled: 40

✔ = completed
😉 = reading
♫ = audiobook
# = series
🌐 = non-fiction/science

Prompts completed or currently reading:

✔ 1. A book with the letters A, T & Y in the title
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman ✮✮✮✮✮
Betrayal in Death by J.D. Robb✮✮✮✮
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman Betrayal in Death (In Death, #12) by J.D. Robb
✔ 2. A book from the first 10 books added to your To Be Read list
One Plus One by Jojo Moyes✮✮✮✮✮
One Plus One by Jojo Moyes
✔ 3. A book from the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards
All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai ✮✮
One Fell Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles #3) by Ilona Andrews✮✮✮✮
All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai One Fell Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles, #3) by Ilona Andrews
✔ 4. Book #1 Earth
Blood of the Earth by Faith Hunter (Soulwood #1) ✮✮✮✮✮
Curse on the Land by Faith Hunter (Soulwood #2) ✮✮✮✮✮
Blood of the Earth (Soulwood, #1) by Faith Hunter Curse on the Land (Soulwood, #2) by Faith Hunter
✔ 5. A book about or inspired by real events
News of the World by Paulette Jiles✮✮✮✮
The Ballroom by Anna Hope✮✮✮✮
News of the World by Paulette Jiles The Ballroom by Anna Hope
✔ 6. A book originally written in a language other than English
Sword of Destiny by Andrzej Sapkowski #2✮✮✮✮
Sword of Destiny (The Witcher, #2) by Andrzej Sapkowski
✔ 7. A gothic novel
The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry✮✮✮✮✮
Nine Coaches Waiting by Mary Stewart✮✮✮✮✮
The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry Nine Coaches Waiting by Mary Stewart
✔ 8. An "own voices" book
Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen 🌐✮✮✮✮✮
Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
✔ 9. A book with a body part in the title
City of Bones by Martha Wells✮✮✮✮✮
Blood Magic #6 by Eileen Wilks✮✮✮✮
City of Bones by Martha Wells Blood Magic (World of the Lupi, #6) by Eileen Wilks
✔ 10. An author's debut book
Gil's All Fright Diner by A. Lee Martinez✮✮✮✮
Dragon Actually by G.A. Aiken✮✮✮
Gil's All Fright Diner by A. Lee Martinez Dragon Actually (Dragon Kin, #1) by G.A. Aiken
✔ 11. A literary fiction
Plainsong by Kent Haruf #1✮✮✮✮
Eventide by Kent Haruf✮✮✮✮✮
Plainsong (Plainsong, #1) by Kent Haruf Eventide (Plainsong, #2) by Kent Haruf
✔ 12. A book set in Africa or South America
Death in Zanzibar by M.M. Kaye✮✮✮✮
Death in Kenya by M.M. Kaye✮✮✮✮✮
Death in Zanzibar by M.M. Kaye Death in Kenya by M.M. Kaye
✔ 13. A book with a plot centered around a secret (forbidden love, spies, secret societies)
Pines by Blake Crouch✮✮
Loyalty in Death by J.D. Robb✮✮✮✮
Pines (Wayward Pines, #1) by Blake Crouch Loyalty in Death (In Death, #9) by J.D. Robb
✔ 14. Book #2 Fire
Flame in the Dark #1 by Faith Hunter ✮✮✮✮✮
Just One Damned Thing After Another by Jodi Taylor✮✮✮
Flame in the Dark (Soulwood, #3) by Faith Hunter Just One Damned Thing After Another (The Chronicles of St Mary's, #1) by Jodi Taylor
✔ 15. A book with an unique format/writing structure
Evidence of the Affair by Taylor Jenkins Reid✮✮✮✮
Evidence of the Affair by Taylor Jenkins Reid
✔ 16. A narrative nonfiction
A Primate's Memoir: A Neuroscientist's Unconventional Life Among the Baboons by Robert M. Sapolsky 🌐✮✮✮✮
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot 🌐✮✮✮✮✮
A Primate's Memoir A Neuroscientist's Unconventional Life Among the Baboons by Robert M. Sapolsky The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
✔ 17. A book you expect to make you laugh
A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett #32✮✮✮✮✮
Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett #35✮✮✮✮
A Hat Full of Sky (Discworld, #32; Tiffany Aching, #2) by Terry Pratchett Wintersmith (Discworld, #35; Tiffany Aching, #3) by Terry Pratchett
✔ 18. A book with a location in the title
Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead by Sara Gran 📚 #1✮✮✮✮
The Thirteenth House by Sharon Shinn✮✮✮✮
Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead (Claire DeWitt Mysteries, #1) by Sara Gran The Thirteenth House (Twelve Houses, #2) by Sharon Shinn
✔ 19. A book nominated for the Edgar Award or by a Grand master author
Mrs. Pollifax on Safari (Mrs Pollifax #5) by Dorothy Gilman (grand master 2010)✮✮✮✮✮
A is for Alibi (Kinsey Millhone #1) by Sue Grafton (grand master 2009)✮✮✮✮
Mrs. Pollifax on Safari (Mrs. Pollifax, #5) by Dorothy Gilman A is for Alibi (Kinsey Millhone, #1) by Sue Grafton
✔ 20. A book rated 5 stars by at least one of your friends
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty✮✮✮✮✮
Fortune and Fate by Sharon Shinn✮✮✮✮✮
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty Fortune and Fate (Twelve Houses, #5) by Sharon Shinn
✔ 21. A book written in first person perspective
Clean Sweep #1 by Ilona Andrews ✮✮✮✮
Sweep in Peace #2 by Ilona Andrews ✮✮✮✮✮
Clean Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles, #1) by Ilona Andrews Sweep in Peace (Innkeeper Chronicles, #2) by Ilona Andrews
✔ 22. A book you have high expectations or hope for
Magic Triumphs by Ilona Andrews✮✮✮✮✮
The Moonspinners by Mary Stewart✮✮✮✮✮
Magic Triumphs (Kate Daniels, #10) by Ilona Andrews The Moonspinners by Mary Stewart
✔ 23. A medical or legal thriller
Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney✮✮✮✮
Purity in Death by J.D. Robb✮✮✮✮
Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney Purity in Death (In Death, #15) by J.D. Robb
✔ 24. A book with a map
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi #1✮✮✮
Dark Moon Defender by Sharon Shinn✮✮✮
Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1) by Tomi Adeyemi Dark Moon Defender (Twelve Houses, #3) by Sharon Shinn
✔ 25. A book with an antagonist/villain point of view
All Systems Red by Martha Wells✮✮✮✮
Artificial Condition by Martha Wells✮✮✮✮
All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries, #1) by Martha Wells Artificial Condition (The Murderbot Diaries, #2) by Martha Wells
✔ 26. A book with a text only cover
Letter to a Child Never Born by Oriana Fallaci✮✮✮
Feast or Famine by Naomi Novik✮✮✮
Letter to a Child Never Born by Oriana Fallaci Feast or Famine (Temeraire, #1.5) by Naomi Novik
✔ 27. A book about surviving a hardship (war, famine, major disasters, serious illness)
The Road by Cormac McCarthy✮✮
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
✔ 28. Book #3 Water
Troubled Waters by Sharon Shinn #1✮✮✮✮✮
Troubled Waters (Elemental Blessings, #1) by Sharon Shinn
✔ 29. A book with a "Clue" weapon on the cover or title (lead pipe, revolver, rope, candlestick, dagger, wrench)
Blood Challenge #7 by Eileen Wilks✮✮✮✮
Feet of Clay by Terry Pratchett #19✮✮✮✮
Blood Challenge (World of the Lupi, #7) by Eileen Wilks Feet of Clay (Discworld, #19; City Watch, #3) by Terry Pratchett
✔ 30. A short book
The Wind off the Small Isles by Mary Stewart✮✮✮
Sweep of the Blade by Ilona Andrews✮✮✮
The Wind Off The Small Isles by Mary Stewart Sweep of the Blade (Innkeeper Chronicles, #3.5) by Ilona Andrews
✔ 31. A book set in a country you'd like to visit but have never been to
Death in Kashmir by M.M. Kaye✮✮✮✮
Death in the Andamans by M.M. Kaye✮✮✮
Death in Kashmir by M.M. Kaye Death in the Andamans (Death In..., #6) by M.M. Kaye
✔ 32. An alternate history book
His Majesty's Dragon (Temeraire #1) by Naomi Novik #1✮✮✮✮✮
Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho 😉
His Majesty's Dragon (Temeraire, #1) by Naomi Novik Sorcerer to the Crown (Sorcerer Royal, #1) by Zen Cho
✔ 33. A book connected to a word "born" in the same year as you (bioweapon, francophone)
Vox by Christina Dalcher✮✮✮✮
Madam, Will You Talk? by Mary Stewart✮✮✮✮✮
Vox by Christina Dalcher Madam, Will You Talk? by Mary Stewart
✔ 34. A suggestion from the AtY 2018 polls, that didn't win but was polarizing or a close-call (A book with a supernatural character) (A book by an author who has published at least 30 fiction books or 10 non-fiction books)
Iron and Magic by Ilona Andrews✮✮✮✮
Seduction in Death by J.D. Robb✮✮✮✮
Iron and Magic (The Iron Covenant, #1) by Ilona Andrews Seduction in Death (In Death, #13) by J.D. Robb
✔ 35. A book featuring a murder
Tempting Danger #1 by Eileen Wilks✮✮✮✮
Witness in Death by J.D. Robb✮✮✮✮✮
Tempting Danger (World of the Lupi, #1) by Eileen Wilks Witness in Death (In Death, #10) by J.D. Robb
✔ 36. A book published in the last 3 years (2016, 2017, 2018) by an author you haven't read before
Tin Man by Sarah Winman✮✮✮✮✮
The Red by Tiffany Reisz✮✮
Tin Man by Sarah Winman The Red (The Red, #1) by Tiffany Reisz
✔ 37. A Women's Prize for Fiction winner or nominee
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel✮✮✮✮
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
✔ 38. A science book or a science fiction book
Rogue Protocol by Martha Wells✮✮✮
Dimension of Miracles by Robert Sheckley✮✮✮
Rogue Protocol (The Murderbot Diaries, #3) by Martha Wells Dimension of Miracles by Robert Sheckley
✔ 39. A book with a form of punctuation in the title
Steel's Edge by Ilona Andrews✮✮✮✮
Dr. Strange Beard by Penny Reid✮✮✮
Steel's Edge (The Edge, #4) by Ilona Andrews Dr. Strange Beard (Winston Brothers, #5) by Penny Reid
✔ 40. A book from Amazon's 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime list
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter #1) by J.K. Rowling✮✮✮✮
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1) by J.K. Rowling
✔ 41. A book by an author with the same first and last initials
Mystic and Rider (Twelve Houses #1) by Sharon Shinn✮✮✮✮✮
Reader and Raelynx (Twelve Houses #4) by Sharon Shinn✮✮✮✮
Mystic and Rider (Twelve Houses, #1) by Sharon Shinn Reader and Raelynx (Twelve Houses, #4) by Sharon Shinn
✔ 42. A book that takes place on, in, or underwater
Skinny Dip by Carl Hiaasen✮✮✮✮
Skinny Dip by Carl Hiaasen
✔ 43. A book with a title that is a whole sentence
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson✮✮✮✮
To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis✮✮✮✮✮
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson To Say Nothing of the Dog (Oxford Time Travel, #2) by Connie Willis
✔ 44. A ghost story
The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan✮✮✮1/2
Mortal Sins #5 by Eileen Wilks✮✮✮✮
The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan Mortal Sins (World of the Lupi, #5) by Eileen Wilks
✔ 45. A book that intimidates/ scares you
Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic by David Quammen✮✮✮✮✮
Spillover Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic by David Quammen
✔ 46. Book #4 Air
Storm Front (The Dresden Files #1) by Jim Butcher✮✮✮
A Symphony of Echoes by Jodi Taylor✮✮✮
Storm Front (The Dresden Files, #1) by Jim Butcher A Symphony of Echoes (The Chronicles of St. Mary's, #2) by Jodi Taylor
✔ 47. A book where the main character (or author) is of a different ethnic origin, religion, or sexual identity than your own
Mortal Danger #2 by Eileen Wilks✮✮✮
Blood Lines #3 by Eileen Wilks✮✮✮✮
Mortal Danger (World of the Lupi, #2) by Eileen Wilks Blood Lines (World of the Lupi, #3) by Eileen Wilks
✔ 48. A book related to one of the 7 deadly sins (pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, sloth)
Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett✮✮✮✮✮
Judgement in Death by J.D. Robb✮✮✮✮
Monstrous Regiment (Discworld, #31; Industrial Revolution, #3) by Terry Pratchett Judgement in Death (In Death #11) by J.D. Robb
✔ 49. A book from one of the Goodreads Best Books of the Month lists
Someone Else's Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson✮✮✮✮
Someone Else's Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson
✔ 50. A book with a warm atmosphere (centered on family, friendship, love or summer)
This Rough Magic by Mary Stewart✮✮✮✮✮
Pretty Face by Lucy Parker✮✮✮✮✮
This Rough Magic by Mary Stewart Pretty Face (London Celebrities, #2) by Lucy Parker
✔ 51. An award-winning short story or short story collection
The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas by Ursula K. Le Guin✮✮✮✮✮
A Study in Emeraldby Neil Gaiman✮✮✮✮✮
The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas by Ursula K. Le Guin A Study in Emerald by Neil Gaiman
✔ 52. A book published in 2018
Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers #3✮✮✮✮✮
Making Up by Lucy Parker✮✮✮
Record of a Spaceborn Few (Wayfarers, #3) by Becky Chambers Making Up (London Celebrities, #3) by Lucy Parker

Choices:

✔✔ 1. A book with the letters A, T & Y in the title
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman✮✮✮✮✮
Betrayal in Death by J.D. Robb✮✮✮✮
I Travel by Night by Robert R. McCammon
Diplomatic Immunity by Lois McMaster Bujold ♫ #13
The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman #1
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith #1
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman Betrayal in Death (In Death, #12) by J.D. Robb I Travel by Night by Robert R. McCammon Diplomatic Immunity (Vorkosigan Saga, #13) by Lois McMaster Bujold The Invisible Library (The Invisible Library, #1) by Genevieve Cogman The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #1) by Alexander McCall Smith

✔ 2. A book from the first 10 books added to your To Be Read list
One Plus One by Jojo Moyes✮✮✮✮✮
Feverborn by Karen Marie Moning #8
One Plus One by Jojo Moyes Feverborn (Fever, #8) by Karen Marie Moning


message 2: by Anna (last edited Nov 15, 2018 12:34PM) (new)

Anna | 969 comments Around the Year Challenge part 2.

✔✔ 3. A book from the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards
All Our Wrong Todays| by Elan Mastai✮✮
One Fell Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles #3) by Ilona Andrews✮✮✮✮
The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan✔
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman✔
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
The Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson
The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne
The Boy on the Bridge by M.R. Carey #2
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor #1
Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab #2
All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai One Fell Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles, #3) by Ilona Andrews The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward The Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne The Boy on the Bridge (The Girl With All the Gifts #2) by M.R. Carey The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer, #1) by Laini Taylor Our Dark Duet (Monsters of Verity, #2) by Victoria Schwab

✔✔ 4. Book #1 Earth
Blood of the Earth by Faith Hunter #1✮✮✮✮✮
Curse on the Land by Faith Hunter Soulwood #2✮✮✮✮✮
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin #1
The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin #2
Blood of the Earth (Soulwood, #1) by Faith Hunter Curse on the Land (Soulwood, #2) by Faith Hunter The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth, #1) by N.K. Jemisin The Obelisk Gate (The Broken Earth, #2) by N.K. Jemisin

✔✔ 5. A book about or inspired by real events
News of the World by Paulette Jiles✮✮✮✮
The Ballroom by Anna Hope✮✮✮✮
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
News of the World by Paulette Jiles The Ballroom by Anna Hope Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

✔ 6. A book originally written in a language other than English
Sword of Destiny by Andrzej Sapkowski 📚 #2✮✮✮✮
Letter to a Child Never Born by Oriana Fallaci ✔
Que serais-je sans toi? by Guillaume Musso
The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin 📚 #1
My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
Sword of Destiny (The Witcher, #2) by Andrzej Sapkowski Letter to a Child Never Born by Oriana Fallaci Que serais-je sans toi? by Guillaume Musso The Three-Body Problem (Remembrance of Earth’s Past #1) by Liu Cixin My Brilliant Friend (The Neapolitan Novels, #1) by Elena Ferrante

✔✔ 7. A gothic novel
The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry✮✮✮✮✮
Nine Coaches Waiting by Mary Stewart✮✮✮✮✮
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson✔
I Travel by Night by Robert McCammon 📚 #1
Mary Reilly by Valerie Martin
The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories by Angela Carter
The Hangman's Daughter by Oliver Pötzsch 📚 #1
The Yellow Wall-Paper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry Nine Coaches Waiting by Mary Stewart We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson I Travel by Night by Robert R. McCammon Mary Reilly by Valerie Martin The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories by Angela Carter The Hangman's Daughter (The Hangman's Daughter, #1) by Oliver Pötzsch The Yellow Wall-Paper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

✔ 8. An "own voices" book
Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen 🌐✮✮✮✮✮
We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson
More Than This by Patrick Ness
Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhoodby Trevor Noah 🌐
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson More Than This by Patrick Ness Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue Born a Crime Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

✔✔ 9. A book with a body part in the title
City of Bones by Martha Wells✮✮✮✮✮
Blood Magic (World of the Lupi #6) by Eileen Wilks✮✮✮✮
California Bones by Greg Van Eekhout 📚 #1
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo 📚 #1
Blood on Snow by Jo Nesbø 📚 #1
Bloodsucking Fiends by Christopher Moore
Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine 📚 #1
City of Bones by Martha Wells Blood Magic (World of the Lupi, #6) by Eileen Wilks California Bones (Daniel Blackland, #1) by Greg Van Eekhout Shadow and Bone (Grisha Verse, #1) by Leigh Bardugo Blood on Snow (Blood on Snow, #1) by Jo Nesbø Bloodsucking Fiends (A Love Story, #1) by Christopher Moore The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time, #1) by Robert Jordan Bone Gap by Laura Ruby Ink and Bone (The Great Library, #1) by Rachel Caine Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

✔✔ 10. An author's debut book
Gil's All Fright Diner by A. Lee Martinez✮✮✮✮
Dragon Actually by G.A. Aiken✮✮✮
His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik 📚 #1 ✔
Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney ✔
Hounded by Kevin Hearne 📚 #1
The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren 🌐
In the Woods by Tana French 📚 #1
The Tie That Binds by Kent Haruf
The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
Gil's All Fright Diner by A. Lee Martinez Dragon Actually (Dragon Kin, #1) by G.A. Aiken His Majesty's Dragon (Temeraire, #1) by Naomi Novik Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney Hounded (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #1) by Kevin Hearne Lab Girl by Hope Jahren I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1) by Tana French The Tie That Binds by Kent Haruf The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende

✔✔ 11. A literary fiction
Plainsong by Kent Haruf✮✮✮✮
Eventide by Kent Haruf✮✮✮✮✮
Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
Above the Waterfall by Ron Rash
Empire Falls by Richard Russo
My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
Plainsong (Plainsong, #1) by Kent Haruf Eventide (Plainsong, #2) by Kent Haruf Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami Above the Waterfall by Ron Rash Empire Falls by Richard Russo My Brilliant Friend (The Neapolitan Novels, #1) by Elena Ferrante

✔✔ 12. A book set in Africa or South America
Death in Zanzibar by M.M. Kaye✮✮✮✮
Death in Kenya by M.M. Kaye✮✮✮✮✮
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith 📚 #1
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
Death in Zanzibar by M.M. Kaye Death in Kenya by M.M. Kaye The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #1) by Alexander McCall Smith Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

✔✔ 13. A book with a plot centered around a secret (forbidden love, spies, secret societies, etc)
Pines by Blake Crouch 📚 #1✮✮
Loyalty in Death by J.D. Robb✮✮✮✮
Curious Minds by Janet Evanovich, Phoef Sutton 📚 #1
The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
The Club Dumas by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré
Pines (Wayward Pines, #1) by Blake Crouch Loyalty in Death (In Death, #9) by J.D. Robb Curious Minds (Knight and Moon, #1) by Janet Evanovich The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman The Club Dumas by Arturo Pérez-Reverte Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (The Karla Trilogy, #1) by John le Carré

✔✔ 14. Book #2 Fire
Flame in the Dark by Faith Hunter 📚 #3 ✮✮✮✮✮
Just One Damned Thing After Another by Jodi Taylor✮✮✮
CryoBurn by Lois McMaster Bujold ♫ 📚 #15
Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh 📚 #1
Flame in the Dark (Soulwood, #3) by Faith Hunter Just One Damned Thing After Another (The Chronicles of St Mary's, #1) by Jodi Taylor CryoBurn (Vorkosigan Saga, #14) by Lois McMaster Bujold Flame in the Mist (Flame in the Mist, #1) by Renee Ahdieh

✔ 15. A book with an unique format/writing structure
Evidence of the Affair by Taylor Jenkins Reid✮✮✮✮
Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher
5 to 1 by Holly Bodger 📚 #1
Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel 📚 #1
Evidence of the Affair by Taylor Jenkins Reid Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher 5 to 1 by Holly Bodger Sleeping Giants (Themis Files, #1) by Sylvain Neuvel

✔✔ 16. A narrative nonfiction
A Primate's Memoir: A Neuroscientist's Unconventional Life Among the Baboons by Robert M. Sapolsky 🌐✮✮✮✮
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot 🌐✮✮✮✮✮
Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic by David Quammen 🌐✔
Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers by Robert M. Sapolsky 🌐
Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach 🌐
Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusions of Our Time by Michael Shermer 🌐
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach 🌐
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren 🌐
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee 🌐
A Primate's Memoir A Neuroscientist's Unconventional Life Among the Baboons by Robert M. Sapolsky The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot Spillover Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic by David Quammen Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers by Robert M. Sapolsky Gulp Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach Why People Believe Weird Things Pseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusions of Our Time by Michael Shermer Stiff The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach Lab Girl by Hope Jahren The Emperor of All Maladies A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee

✔✔ 17. A book you expect to make you laugh
A Hat Full of Sky (Tiffany Aching, 📚 #2) by Terry Pratchett 📚 #32✮✮✮✮✮
Wintersmith (Tiffany Aching, 📚 #3) by Terry Pratchett 📚 #35✮✮✮✮
Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews 📚 #1 ✔
Curious Minds by Janet Evanovich, Phoef Sutton 📚 #1
A Hat Full of Sky (Discworld, #32; Tiffany Aching, #2) by Terry Pratchett Wintersmith (Discworld, #35; Tiffany Aching, #3) by Terry Pratchett Clean Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles, #1) by Ilona Andrews Curious Minds (Knight and Moon, #1) by Janet Evanovich

✔✔ 18. A book with a location in the title
Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead by Sara Gran 📚 #1✮✮✮✮
The Thirteenth House by Sharon Shinn✮✮✮✮
Komarr by Lois McMaster Bujold ♫ 📚 #11
Between, Georgia by Joshilyn Jackson
Gods in Alabama by Joshilyn Jackson
Perdido Street Station by China Miéville 📚 #1
Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead (Claire DeWitt Mysteries, #1) by Sara Gran The Thirteenth House (Twelve Houses, #2) by Sharon Shinn Komarr (Vorkosigan Saga, #11) by Lois McMaster Bujold Between, Georgia by Joshilyn Jackson Gods in Alabama by Joshilyn Jackson Perdido Street Station (New Crobuzon, #1) by China Miéville

✔✔ 19. A book nominated for the Edgar Award or by a Grand master author (books & authors)
Mrs. Pollifax on Safari (Mrs Pollifax #5) by Dorothy Gilman (grand master 2010)✮✮✮✮✮
A is for Alibi (Kinsey Millhone #1) by Sue Grafton (grand master 2009)✮✮✮✮
Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley 📚 #1 (nominee 1991, grand master 2016)
The Ex by Alafair Burke (nominee 2017)
The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters 📚 #1 (award 2013)
The Quiet American by Graham Greene (grand master 1976)
Mrs. Pollifax on Safari (Mrs. Pollifax, #5) by Dorothy Gilman Devil in a Blue Dress (Easy Rawlins, #1) by Walter Mosley The Ex by Alafair Burke A is for Alibi (Kinsey Millhone, #1) by Sue Grafton The Last Policeman (The Last Policeman, #1) by Ben H. Winters The Quiet American by Graham Greene

✔✔ 20. A book rated 5 stars by at least one of your friends
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty✮✮✮✮✮
Fortune and Fate by Sharon Shinn✮✮✮✮✮
Brothers in Arms by Lois McMaster Bujold ♫ 📚 #8
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo] by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky
The Warded Man by Peter V. Brett
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty Fortune and Fate (Twelve Houses, #5) by Sharon Shinn Brothers in Arms (Vorkosigan Saga, #5) by Lois McMaster Bujold The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky The Warded Man (Demon Cycle, #1) by Peter V. Brett

✔✔ 21. A book written in first person perspective
Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews 📚 #1✮✮✮✮
Sweep in Peace by Ilona Andrews 📚 #2)✮✮✮✮✮
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi 📚 #1✔
Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb 📚 #1
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz 📚 #1
Clean Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles, #1) by Ilona Andrews Sweep in Peace (Innkeeper Chronicles, #2) by Ilona Andrews Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1) by Tomi Adeyemi Assassin's Apprentice (Farseer Trilogy, #1) by Robin Hobb Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, #1) by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

✔✔ 22. A book you have high expectations or hope for
Magic Triumphs by Ilona Andrews✮✮✮✮✮
The Moonspinners by Mary Stewart✮✮✮✮✮
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin 📚 #1
This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab 📚 #1
Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab 📚 #2
Magic Triumphs (Kate Daniels, #10) by Ilona Andrews The Moonspinners by Mary Stewart The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth, #1) by N.K. Jemisin This Savage Song (Monsters of Verity, #1) by Victoria Schwab Our Dark Duet (Monsters of Verity, #2) by Victoria Schwab


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✔✔ 23. A medical or legal thriller
Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney✮✮✮✮
Purity in Death by J. D. Robb✮✮✮✮
We, the Jury by Robert Rotstein
The Ex by Alafair Burke
Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan
Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
The Demon in the Freezer by Richard Preston🌐
Defending Jacob by William Landay
Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney Purity in Death (In Death, #15) by J.D. Robb We, the Jury by Robert Rotstein The Ex by Alafair Burke Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult The Demon in the Freezer by Richard Preston Defending Jacob by William Landay

✔✔ 24. A book with a map
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi 📚 #1✮✮✮
Dark Moon Defender by Sharon Shinn✮✮✮
Red Rising by Pierce Brown 📚 #1
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss 📚 #1
Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor 📚 #2
Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb 📚 #1
A Red Herring Without Mustard by Alan Bradley 📚 #3
Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1) by Tomi Adeyemi Dark Moon Defender (Twelve Houses, #3) by Sharon Shinn The Thirteenth House (Twelve Houses, #2) by Sharon Shinn Red Rising (Red Rising, #1) by Pierce Brown The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1) by Patrick Rothfuss Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #2) by Laini Taylor Assassin's Apprentice (Farseer Trilogy, #1) by Robin Hobb A Red Herring Without Mustard (Flavia de Luce, #3) by Alan Bradley

✔✔ 25. A book with an antagonist/villain point of view
All Systems Red by Martha Wells✮✮✮✮
Artificial Condition by Martha Wells✮✮✮✮
The Young Elites by Marie Lu
The Blade Itself (The First Law #1) by Joe Abercrombie
This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab 📚 #1
Emperor Mollusk versus The Sinister Brain by A. Lee Martinez
Vicious by V.E. Schwab 📚 #1
Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence 📚 #1
All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries, #1) by Martha Wells Artificial Condition (The Murderbot Diaries, #2) by Martha Wells The Young Elites (The Young Elites, #1) by Marie Lu The Blade Itself (The First Law, #1) by Joe Abercrombie This Savage Song (Monsters of Verity, #1) by Victoria Schwab Emperor Mollusk versus The Sinister Brain by A. Lee Martinez Vicious (Villains, #1) by V.E. Schwab Prince of Thorns (The Broken Empire, #1) by Mark Lawrence

✔✔ 26. A book with a text only cover
Letter to a Child Never Born by Oriana Fallaci Feast or Famine (Temeraire, #1.5) by Naomi Novik My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren Finger Lickin' Fifteen (Stephanie Plum, #15) by Janet Evanovich The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales by Oliver Sacks Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Warcross (Warcross, #1) by Marie Lu The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1) by Tana French Ready Player One (Ready Player One, #1) by Ernest Cline

✔ 27. A book about surviving a hardship (war, famine, major disasters, serious illness, etc)
The Road by Cormac McCarthy✮✮
The Guilty One by Lisa Ballantyne
Night by Elie Wiesel 📚 #1
The Things We Keep by Sally Hepworth
The Road by Cormac McCarthy The Guilty One by Lisa Ballantyne Night (The Night Trilogy, #1) by Elie Wiesel The Things We Keep by Sally Hepworth

✔ 28. Book #3 Water
Troubled Waters by Sharon Shinn 📚 #1✮✮✮✮✮
Emperor Mollusk versus The Sinister Brain by A. Lee Martinez
Bayou Born by Hailey Edwards 📚 #1
The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
Troubled Waters (Elemental Blessings, #1) by Sharon Shinn Emperor Mollusk versus The Sinister Brain by A. Lee Martinez Bayou Born (Foundling #1) by Hailey Edwards The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

✔✔ 29. A book with a "Clue" weapon on the cover or title (lead pipe, revolver, rope, candlestick, dagger, wrench)
Blood Challenge (World of the Lupi #7) by Eileen Wilks✮✮✮✮
Feet of Clay by Terry Pratchett 📚 #19✮✮✮✮
Nevernight by Jay Kristoff 📚 #1
Jingo by Terry Pratchett 📚 #21
Blood Challenge (World of the Lupi, #7) by Eileen Wilks Feet of Clay (Discworld, #19; City Watch, #3) by Terry Pratchett Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle, #1) by Jay Kristoff Jingo (Discworld, #21; City Watch, #4) by Terry Pratchett

✔ 30. A short book
The Wind off the Small Isles by Mary Stewart✮✮✮
Sweep of the Blade by Ilona Andrews✮✮✮
The Purloined Poodle by Kevin Hearne 📚 #1
Binti (96 p) by Nnedi Okorafor 📚 #1
Night (120 p) by Elie Wiese l📚 #1
Winterfair Gifts (57 p) by Lois McMaster Bujold ♫
Magic Stars (64 p) by Ilona Andrews 📚 #8,5
Green Angel (128 p) by Alice Hoffman 📚 #1
City of Illusions (160 p) by Ursula K. Le Guin 📚 #5
The Last Hero (176 p) by Terry Pratchett, Paul Kidby 📚 #27
I Travel by Night (152 p) by Robert McCammon 📚 #1
The Wind Off The Small Isles by Mary Stewart Sweep of the Blade (Innkeeper Chronicles, #3.5) by Ilona Andrews The Purloined Poodle (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #8.5) by Kevin Hearne Binti (Binti, #1) by Nnedi Okorafor Night (The Night Trilogy, #1) by Elie Wiesel Winterfair Gifts by Lois McMaster Bujold Magic Stars (Kate Daniels, #8.5, Grey Wolf, #1) by Ilona Andrews Green Angel (Green Angel, #1) by Alice Hoffman City of Illusions by Ursula K. Le Guin The Last Hero (Discworld #27; Rincewind #7) by Terry Pratchett I Travel by Night by Robert R. McCammon

✔✔ 31. A book set in a country you'd like to visit but have never been to
Death in Kashmir by M.M. Kaye✮✮✮✮
Death in the Andamans by M.M. Kaye✮✮✮
Mine Till Midnight by Lisa Kleypas 📚 #1
Death in Kashmir by M.M. Kaye Death in the Andamans (Death In..., #6) by M.M. Kaye Mine Till Midnight (The Hathaways, #1) by Lisa Kleypas

✔ 32. An alternate history book
His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik 📚 #1✮✮✮✮✮
Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho
The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
The Greyfriar by Clay Griffith 📚 #1
His Majesty's Dragon (Temeraire, #1) by Naomi Novik Sorcerer to the Crown (Sorcerer Royal, #1) by Zen Cho The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick The Greyfriar (Vampire Empire, #1) by Clay Griffith

✔✔ 33. A book connected (title, cover, content) to a word "born" in the same year as you:
bioweapon, bossa nova, buckle up, database, fender bender, francophone, log in, log on, noncoding
Vox by Christina Dalcher✮✮✮✮
Madam, Will You Talk? by Mary Stewart✮✮✮✮✮
The Demon in the Freezer by Richard Preston🌐
Junk DNA: A Journey Through the Dark Matter of the Genome by Nessa Carey 🌐
Evolution in Four Dimensions: Genetic, Epigenetic, Behavioral, and Symbolic Variation in the History of Life by Eva Jablonka, Marion J. Lamb 🌐
The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee 🌐
Vox by Christina Dalcher Madam, Will You Talk? by Mary Stewart The Demon in the Freezer by Richard Preston Junk DNA A Journey Through the Dark Matter of the Genome by Nessa Carey Evolution in Four Dimensions Genetic, Epigenetic, Behavioral, and Symbolic Variation in the History of Life by Eva Jablonka The Gene An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee

✔✔ 34. A suggestion from the AtY 2018 polls, that didn't win but was polarizing or a close-call
Iron and Magic by Ilona Andrews ✮✮✮✮
Seduction in Death by J.D. Robb✮✮✮✮
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor 📚 #1
Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky
Iron and Magic (The Iron Covenant, #1) by Ilona Andrews Seduction in Death (In Death, #13) by J.D. Robb Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer, #1) by Laini Taylor Children of Time (Children of Time #1) by Adrian Tchaikovsky

✔✔ 35. A book featuring a murder
Tempting Danger (World of the Lupi, #1) by Eileen Wilks✮✮✮✮
Witness in Death by J.D. Robb✮✮✮✮✮
The Guilty One by Lisa Ballantyne
Moon Over Soho by Ben Aaronovitch 📚 #2
Loyalty in Death by J.D. Robb 📚 #9 ✔
Mystic River by Dennis Lehane
The Neon Rain (Dave Robicheaux #1) by James Lee Burke
Tempting Danger (World of the Lupi, #1) by Eileen Wilks Witness in Death (In Death, #10) by J.D. Robb The Guilty One by Lisa Ballantyne Moon Over Soho (Peter Grant, #2) by Ben Aaronovitch Loyalty in Death (In Death, #9) by J.D. Robb Mystic River by Dennis Lehane The Diviners (The Diviners, #1) by Libba Bray The Neon Rain (Dave Robicheaux, #1) by James Lee Burke

✔✔ 36. A book published in the last 3 years (2016, 2017, 2018) by an author you haven't read before
Tin Man by Sarah Winman✮✮✮✮✮
The Red by Tiffany Reisz✮✮
The Ballroom by Anna Hope ✔
The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan
The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld
Sycamore by Bryn Chancellor
To Kill a Sorcerer by Greg Mongrain 📚 #1
Mageborn by Stephen Aryan 📚 #1
Bayou Born by Hailey Edwards
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Tin Man by Sarah Winman The Red (The Red, #1) by Tiffany Reisz The Ballroom by Anna Hope The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan The Child Finder (Naomi Cottle, #1) by Rene Denfeld Sycamore by Bryn Chancellor To Kill a Sorcerer (Immortal Montero, #1) by Greg Mongrain Mageborn (Age of Dread Trilogy, #1) by Stephen Aryan Bayou Born (Foundling #1) by Hailey Edwards Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

✔ 37. A Women's Prize for Fiction winner or nominee
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel✮✮✮✮
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman ✔
The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry ✔
A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson
Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood 📚 #1
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry A God in Ruins (Todd Family, #2) by Kate Atkinson Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam, #1) by Margaret Atwood Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller


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✔✔ 38. A science book or a science fiction book
Rogue Protocol by Martha Wells✮✮✮
Dimension of Miracles by Robert Sheckley✮✮✮
Silent Spring by Rachel Carson 🌐
A Primate's Memoir: A Neuroscientist's Unconventional Life Among the Baboons by Robert M. Sapolsky 🌐 ✔
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot 🌐 ✔
Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic by David Quammen 🌐 ✔
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson 🌐
Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers by Robert M. Sapolsky 🌐
Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst by Robert M. Sapolsky 🌐
Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach 🌐
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee 🌐
Rogue Protocol (The Murderbot Diaries, #3) by Martha Wells Dimension of Miracles (Dimension of Miracles #1) by Robert Sheckley Silent Spring by Rachel Carson A Primate's Memoir A Neuroscientist's Unconventional Life Among the Baboons by Robert M. Sapolsky The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot Spillover Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic by David Quammen Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers by Robert M. Sapolsky Behave The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst by Robert M. Sapolsky Gulp Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach The Emperor of All Maladies A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee

✔✔ 39. A book with a form of punctuation in the title
Steel's Edge by Ilona Andrews✮✮✮✮
Dr. Strange Beard by Penny Reid✮✮✮
Thud! by Terry Pratchett
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
Where Would I Be Without You? by Guillaume Musso
The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic by Leigh Bardugo
Steel's Edge (The Edge, #4) by Ilona Andrews Dr. Strange Beard (Winston Brothers, #5) by Penny Reid Thud! (Discworld, #34; City Watch #7) by Terry Pratchett The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith Where Would I Be Without You? by Guillaume Musso The Language of Thorns Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic (Grishaverse, #0.5 & 2.5 & 2.6) by Leigh Bardugo

✔ 40. A book from Amazon's 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime list
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter #1) by J.K. Rowling✮✮✮✮
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot ✔
The Road by Cormac McCarthy ✔
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle 📚 #1
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter, #1) by J.K. Rowling The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot The Road by Cormac McCarthy The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet, #1) by Madeleine L'Engle

✔✔ 41. A book by an author with the same first and last initials
Mystic and Rider (Twelve Houses #1) by Sharon Shinn✮✮✮✮✮
Reader and Raelynx by Sharon Shinn✮✮✮✮
Someone Else's Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson
Circe by Madeline Miller
Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman 📚 #1
Above the Waterfall by Ron Rash
Empire Falls by Richard Russo
The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan 📚 #2
Mystic and Rider (Twelve Houses, #1) by Sharon Shinn Reader and Raelynx (Twelve Houses, #4) by Sharon Shinn Circe by Madeline Miller Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik Someone Else's Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson La Belle Sauvage (The Book of Dust, #1) by Philip Pullman Above the Waterfall by Ron Rash Empire Falls by Richard Russo The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2) by Rick Riordan

✔ 42. A book that takes place on, in, or underwater
Skinny Dip by Carl Hiaasen✮✮✮✮
Cinnamon and Gunpowder by Eli Brown
Solaris by Stanisław Lem
Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb 📚 #1
The Scar by China Miéville 📚 #2
Skinny Dip (Mick Stranahan #2) by Carl Hiaasen Cinnamon and Gunpowder by Eli Brown Solaris by Stanisław Lem Ship of Magic (Liveship Traders, #1) by Robin Hobb The Scar (New Crobuzon, #2) by China Miéville

✔✔ 43. A book with a title that is a whole sentence
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson✮✮✮✮
To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis✮✮✮✮✮
I Travel by Night by Robert R. McCammon
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
I Am Half-Sick of Shadows by Alan Bradley 📚 #4
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson To Say Nothing of the Dog (Oxford Time Travel, #2) by Connie Willis I Travel by Night by Robert R. McCammon One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey A Red Herring Without Mustard (Flavia de Luce, #3) by Alan Bradley I Am Half-Sick of Shadows (Flavia de Luce, #4) by Alan Bradley Speaking from Among the Bones (Flavia de Luce, #5) by Alan Bradley

✔✔ 44. A ghost story
The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan✮✮✮1/2
Mortal Sins by Eileen Wilks✮✮✮✮
How the Ghost Was Won: A Paranormal Western Romance by Erin Hayes
The Dead Mountaineer's Inn: One More Last Rite for the Detective Genre by Arkady Strugatsky, Boris Strugatsky
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan Mortal Sins (World of the Lupi, #5) by Eileen Wilks How the Ghost Was Won A Paranormal Western Romance by Erin Hayes The Dead Mountaineer's Inn by Arkady Strugatsky The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

✔ 45. A book that intimidates/ scares you
Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic by David Quammen✮✮✮✮✮
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
Night by Elie Wiesel
Don't Tell by Elizabeth Chandler
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness Don't Tell (Dark Secrets, #2) by Elizabeth Chandler Night (The Night Trilogy, #1) by Elie Wiesel

✔✔ 46. Book #4 Air
Storm Front by Jim Butcher✮✮✮
A Symphony of Echoes by Jodi Taylor✮✮✮
A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett 📚 #32 ✔
The Cloud Roads by Martha Wells
Soul Music (Discworld #16) by Terry Pratchett
Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay
Castle in the Air (Howl's Moving Castle #2) by Diana Wynne Jones
Caesar's Last Breath: Decoding the Secrets of the Air Around Us by Sam Kean 🌐
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss 📚 #1
Storm Front (The Dresden Files, #1) by Jim Butcher A Symphony of Echoes (The Chronicles of St. Mary's, #2) by Jodi Taylor A Hat Full of Sky (Discworld, #32; Tiffany Aching, #2) by Terry Pratchett The Cloud Roads (Books of the Raksura, #1) by Martha Wells Soul Music (Discworld, #16; Death, #3) by Terry Pratchett Under Heaven (Under Heaven, #1) by Guy Gavriel Kay Castle in the Air (Howl's Moving Castle, #2) by Diana Wynne Jones Caesar's Last Breath Decoding the Secrets of the Air Around Us by Sam Kean The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1) by Patrick Rothfuss

✔✔ 47. A book where the main character (or author) is of a different ethnic origin, religion, or sexual identity than your own
Mortal Danger (World of the Lupi, #2) by Eileen Wilks✮✮✮
Blood Lines by Eileen Wilks✮✮✮✮
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi 📚 #1
An Atlas of Impossible Longing by Anuradha Roy
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
Mortal Danger (World of the Lupi, #2) by Eileen Wilks Blood Lines (World of the Lupi, #3) by Eileen Wilks Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1) by Tomi Adeyemi An Atlas of Impossible Longing by Anuradha Roy The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

✔✔ 48. A book related to one of the 7 deadly sins (pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, sloth)
Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett 📚 #31✮✮✮✮✮
Loyalty in Death by J.D. Robb✮✮✮✮
Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky
A Civil Campaign by Lois McMaster Bujold ♫ 📚 #12 (Greed, Lust, Envy, Gluttony)
Night Watch by Terry Pratchett 📚 #29 (Wrath)
Envy by Sandra Brown
Monstrous Regiment (Discworld, #31; Industrial Revolution, #3) by Terry Pratchett Loyalty in Death (In Death, #9) by J.D. Robb Children of Time (Children of Time #1) by Adrian Tchaikovsky A Civil Campaign (Vorkosigan Saga, #12) by Lois McMaster Bujold Night Watch (Discworld, #29; City Watch, #6) by Terry Pratchett Envy by Sandra Brown

✔ 49. A book from one of the Goodreads Best Books of the Month lists
Someone Else's Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson✮✮✮✮
Daughter of the Pirate King #1 by Tricia Levenseller
When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore
Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid
The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
The Archived by Victoria Schwab 📚 #1
Red Rising by Pierce Brown 📚 #1
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
The Reader by Traci Chee 📚 #1
News of the World by Paulette Jiles
Someone Else's Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson Daughter of the Pirate King (Daughter of the Pirate King, #1) by Tricia Levenseller Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys The Archived (The Archived, #1) by Victoria Schwab Red Rising (Red Rising, #1) by Pierce Brown We Were Liars by E. Lockhart I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson The Reader (Sea of Ink and Gold, #1) by Traci Chee News of the World by Paulette Jiles

✔✔50. A book with a warm atmosphere (centered on family, friendship, love or summer)
This Rough Magic by Mary Stewart✮✮✮✮✮
Pretty Face✮✮✮✮✮
Someone Else's Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson ✔
This Rough Magic by Mary Stewart Pretty Face (London Celebrities, #2) by Lucy Parker Someone Else's Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson

✔✔ 51. An award-winning short story or short story collection
The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas by Ursula K. Le Guin✮✮✮✮✮
A Study in Emerald by Neil Gaiman✮✮✮✮✮
The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders by Neil Gaiman
The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas by Ursula K. Le Guin A Study in Emerald by Neil Gaiman The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri Fragile Things Short Fictions and Wonders by Neil Gaiman

✔✔ 52. A book published in 2018
Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers 📚 #3✮✮✮✮✮
Making Up by Lucy Parker✮✮✮
Iron and Magic (The Iron Covenant #1) by Ilona Andrews ✔
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi 📚 #1✔
Magic Triumphs by Ilona Andrews 📚 #10✔
Evidence of the Affair by Taylor Jenkins Reid✔
Vox by Christina Dalcher✔
Artificial Condition by Martha Wells✔
Rogue Protocol by Martha Wells✔
Dr. Strange Beard by Penny Reid✔
Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
Record of a Spaceborn Few (Wayfarers, #3) by Becky Chambers Making Up (London Celebrities, #3) by Lucy Parker Iron and Magic (The Iron Covenant, #1) by Ilona Andrews Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1) by Tomi Adeyemi Magic Triumphs (Kate Daniels, #10) by Ilona Andrews Evidence of the Affair by Taylor Jenkins Reid Vox by Christina Dalcher Artificial Condition (The Murderbot Diaries, #2) by Martha Wells Rogue Protocol (The Murderbot Diaries, #3) by Martha Wells Dr. Strange Beard (Winston Brothers, #5) by Penny Reid Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik


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Tammy | 704 comments I'm reading Bill Bryson's Thunderbolt kid and that could be one to make you laugh!


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Anna | 969 comments Tammy wrote: "I'm reading Bill Bryson's Thunderbolt kid and that could be one to make you laugh!"

Thanks Tammy! I could also use that for the same initials prompt.


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Angie | 758 comments Good list. I've heard a lot about Joshilyn Jackson, but I've never read her. I'll have to check out the ones you've listed.


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Zaz | 3034 comments Nice to see 5 to 1, I really enjoyed the format (and the story).

The Name of the Wind has a map at the beginning, same for Red Rising.


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Anna | 969 comments Angie wrote: "Good list. I've heard a lot about Joshilyn Jackson, but I've never read her. I'll have to check out the ones you've listed."

I read The Opposite of Everyone this year and I've become a fan.


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Anna | 969 comments Zaz wrote: "Nice to see 5 to 1, I really enjoyed the format (and the story).

The Name of the Wind has a map at the beginning, same for Red Rising."


Thanks Zaz, the map prompt is a tough one.


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Jody (jodybell) | 3472 comments Ooh, We Have Always Lived in the Castle is *fantastic*. It was so creepy and tingly and awesome and I think I need to re-read it.

I’m planning on a non-fiction for the map prompt, I think. It should be much easier than fiction. I was lucky though, the first two I picked off my shelf at home had maps in them. 😂


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Sara | 83 comments Nice plan! :))) I am so looking forward to reading Pines next year too (originally it was in this year's plan, but oh well... :P)

And just so you know, I'm most probably going to pick a few books from your list. :D

As for ideas for the gaps, I am going to add Daughter of the Burning City for fire. Probably. Heh. (And I know that you totally have picks for that one, but I still rec War Hawk for A book rated 5 stars by at least one of your friends. :P (The book you have high expectations or hope for could be the new Dan Brown or Philip Pullman book, maybe?)


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Anna | 969 comments Sara wrote: "Nice plan! :))) I am so looking forward to reading Pines next year too (originally it was in this year's plan, but oh well... :P) "

Thanks, Sara! The Dan Brown and Pullman books are ones I have high expectations for, so thanks for the suggestion. :)


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Anna | 969 comments Jody wrote: "Ooh, We Have Always Lived in the Castle is *fantastic*. It was so creepy and tingly and awesome and I think I need to re-read it.

We Have Always Lived in the Castle was on my plan for 2017, but got bumped, but it's still on my radar.


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Anna | 969 comments I must admit that I haven't the faintest idea what to read as a medical or legal thriller. Does anyone have any suggestions?


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Angie | 758 comments Anna wrote: "I must admit that I haven't the faintest idea what to read as a medical or legal thriller. Does anyone have any suggestions?"

That's a tough category for me, too. I wound up narrowing it down to The Client, which was made into a movie a few years ago and sounds pretty approachable and The Andromeda Strain, which is about some sort of contagion getting loose.


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Anna | 969 comments Thanks, Angie, I'll check out The Client. I have seen the movie and read The Andromeda Strain, although it was a long time ago, but I remember liking it.


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Tammy | 704 comments Primal Fear, The Firm, And Presumed Innocent are from the heyday of legal thrillers. The 90s loved legal thrillers.


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J Austill | 674 comments I think you could read A Civil Campaign for the 7 Deadly Sins prompt. Greed, Lust, Envy, and Gluttony all play a role in the plot. That book forms the middle part of a Trilogy within the Vorkosigan Saga, with Komarr being the first part and the novella Winterfair Gifts (nominated for the Hugo) acting as the conclusion.

They are also my favorite books in the series, after Barrayar.

Then again, Red Rising would work great for Pride, and Lois McMaster Bujold is always a safe bet for 'a book that will make you laugh.'

Loved The Man in the High Castle.


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Anna | 969 comments Tammy wrote: "Primal Fear, The Firm, And Presumed Innocent are from the heyday of legal thrillers. The 90s loved legal thrillers."

Thanks so much, Tammy, I'll check them out.


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Anna | 969 comments J wrote: "I think you could read A Civil Campaign for the 7 Deadly Sins prompt. Greed, Lust, and Gluttony all play a role in the plot. That book forms the middle part of a Trilogy within the Vor..."

J, you are a genius! I was wondering how to incorporate more Vorkosigan books into my plan for next year. I put Komarr in for a book with a location in the title, Diplomatic Immunity in a title containig AT and Y, and now Civil Campaign can join them. Thanks so much!


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Charity (faeryrebel78) | 552 comments I really enjoyed Aristotle and Dante and Big Little Lies. I also love the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy. I'm currently reading the 3rd book in the series Dreams of Gods and Monsters for this year's challenge.

I lot of people seem to be reading Oryx and Crake and the House of Spirits this year. They're on my list of possibles maybe I should just join the crowd. Red Rising, I'll Give You the Sun, and We Were Liars are also on my list of possibles.


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Anna | 969 comments Charity wrote: "I really enjoyed Aristotle and Dante and Big Little Lies. I also love the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy. I'm currently reading the 3rd book in the series Dreams of Gods and Monsters for this y..."

I am looking forward to reading Big Little Lies next year. I was planning The House of the Spirits for 2017, but it got bumped. I only read about 20% of the books I planned initially...


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Tia | 128 comments Anna wrote: "I must admit that I haven't the faintest idea what to read as a medical or legal thriller. Does anyone have any suggestions?"

I read a bunch of Robin Cook medical thrillers back in the day. Some of my favorites are Coma, Mutation, Acceptable Risk, Outbreak and Mindbend. They can be a little over the top but I enjoyed them thoroughly! I should use this prompt to read another of his books :)

Between Robin Cook, Michael Crichton (loved Jurassic Park!) and John Grisham, you will have a good range to choose from. I only read thrillers for a decade :)


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Anna | 969 comments Thanks, Tia, I'll check them out. :) I saw Coma as a movie and I remember it was really suspenseful.


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Anna | 969 comments I'm so happy! I managed to incorporate several Terry Pratchett books into my plan. Found two with a clue weapon on the cover (Feet of Clay and Jingo), found one book related to one of the 7 deadly sins (Night Watch) and put several from the Tiffany Aching series into a book which I expect to make me laugh.


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Anna | 969 comments 1. A book with the letters A, T & Y in the title

I read a lot of great reviews about Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine and I decided to read it, and it was only later that I realised that the title had the letters AT and Y in it. I don't particularly want to read the prompts in order, but if it fits week 1, why not put it there?

What a great way to start the year! This was a very emotional 5 star read.

A philosophical question: if a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? And if a woman who’s wholly alone occasionally talks to a potted plant, is she certifiable? I’m confident that it is perfectly normal to talk to oneself occasionally. It’s not as though I’m expecting a reply. I’m fully aware that Polly is a houseplant.


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Anna | 969 comments 2. A book from the first 10 books added to your To Be Read list

One Plus One by Jojo Moyes wasn't initially in the first ten, but I deleted some books that had been sitting there since 2013 (and they may have sat there for another couple of years as I still had no great urge to read them).

This was a cute book with quirky characters and hidden depths.

The law of probability combined with the law of large numbers states that to beat the odds, sometimes you have to repeat an event an increasing number of times in order to get you to the outcome you desire. The more you do, the closer you get. Or, as I explain it to Mum, basically, sometimes you just have to keep going.


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Anna | 969 comments 3. A book from the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards

I wish I had chosen someting else for this prompt. All Our Wrong Todays was a huge disappointment. The premise and plot were fine, but I didn’t like the execution. I didn’t like the writing. I actively disliked the protagonist in the first half of the book, while waiting for something to happen. Later there were twists and turns but I just didn’t care any more. :(


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Jody (jodybell) | 3472 comments I always struggle with the GR Choice awards prompt, and my book for this year’s was just as bad as last year’s. ☹️ I wish I’d chosen differently too!


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Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 6922 comments Mod
All Our Wrong Todays was my IRL book club's choice last year for one month... I didn't hate it, but we read it not long after Ready Player One and it just realllllly paled in sci-fi comparison. I also really hated the main character in the first half!


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Tammy | 704 comments You are off to a great start and I'm enjoying your write-ups. I'm pleased that I have EO is Completely Fine on my list this year!

I'm doing a double down on AtY, too. I'm going to try to stick to the 104 books I chose from the start. So far it is not too bad but I'm not reading in order.


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Anna | 969 comments Jody wrote: "I always struggle with the GR Choice awards prompt, and my book for this year’s was just as bad as last year’s. ☹️ I wish I’d chosen differently too!"

I'm disappointed, because there were so many choices and I wasn't lucky in my choice. But the first two books this year were 5 star reads, so the year started really well!

What did you read for this prompt?


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Anna | 969 comments Emily wrote: "All Our Wrong Todays was my IRL book club's choice last year for one month... I didn't hate it, but we read it not long after Ready Player One and it just realllllly paled in sci-fi comparison. I a..."

I read Dark Matter last year, and All Our Wrong Todays reallllllly paled in alternate reality comparison. ☹️ And the romance was bleh too.


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Anna | 969 comments Tammy wrote: "You are off to a great start and I'm enjoying your write-ups. I'm pleased that I have EO is Completely Fine on my list this year!
I'm doing a double down on AtY, too. I'm going to try to stick to..."


Thanks, Tammy! I keep an eye on your challenge too! 😉 I wasn't planning to read in order, but so far that's what happened.
I hope you enjoy Eleanor Oliphant as much as I did.


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Jody (jodybell) | 3472 comments Anna wrote: "What did you read for this prompt?"

I read We Are Never Meeting In Real Life, because I wanted something non-fiction, and funny. Well, it was one of those, at least. ☹️


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Anna | 969 comments Jody wrote: I read We Are Never Meeting In Real Life, because I wanted something non-fiction, and funny. Well, it was one of those, at least. ☹️"

It wasn't funny then...


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Jody (jodybell) | 3472 comments Our humours don't align, for sure. I don't think I even as much as smirked throughout the whole thing.


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Anna | 969 comments 4. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #1 Earth

I chose well for this week, as I loved Blood of the Earth by Faith Hunter. It takes place in the same world as the Jane Yellowrock series, which I liked. It is a dark and sometimes grim, but nevertheless charming urban fantasy, with imaginative worldbuilding and lovable characters (well, except the bad guys).

Occam’s eyebrows went up in surprise and a slow smile spread across his face. “You look like some sweet lil’ ol’ thang,” he said his Texan twang suddenly strong, “but you got some spunk, don’tchu, Nell, sugar?”
“Nell, sugar?” Sam said, menace in his tone.
“Occam can call me anything he wants,” I said, eyeing the Texan cat. “I gave him permission, and I don’t need yours.”
Sam slanted his eyes at me but said to Occam, “She always did have a mouth on her.”


I am definitely continuing the series! In fact, I'm doubling the prompt with #2, Curse on the Land.


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Marta (gezemice) | 784 comments Looks so good! I have many of those on my list or have read them. Currently listening to The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, really good. I just read the Blood of Elves and really liked it, too. Many others, too. Have fun reading them!


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Anna | 969 comments Thanks, Marta. Good to see you doing the challenge this year too! Missed you! :)


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Marina H | 1315 comments I'm glad to see you liked Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine. I have it on my plan later this year and it's one of the books I've really been looking forward to.


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Anna | 969 comments Marina H wrote: "I'm glad to see you liked Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine. I have it on my plan later this year and it's one of the books I've really been looking forward to."

I really, really liked Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine. I hope you'll like it too!


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Jody (jodybell) | 3472 comments I keep hearing wonderful things about that book - I think I need to slot it in somewhere!


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Anna | 969 comments It's Gail Honeyman's debut novel, maybe you could put it there. :)


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Anna | 969 comments 4/2. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #1 Earth

Curse on the Land by Faith Hunter

I have become a great fan of Faith Hunter’s writing. I’ve read a couple of books from the Jane Yellowrock series and then I started the Soulwood series which takes place in the same universe.

Curse on the Land (Soulwood #2 ) is a mystery, with lots of paranormal beings. Nell’s delightful unit at PsyLED (Psychometry Law Enforcement Division of Homeland Security, wow, what a mouthful) consists of wereleopards, a moon witch, an empath, a human, and Nell (whatever she is). Nell is an endearing character, with uncertainties, but smart and full of wisdom.

“What are you?”
“You read the reports on me at Spook School. You know what I know.”
“No. This land sings with magic. It claims you are much more.”[]
“Don’t know what I am.”
“The land says you’re ancient. The land speaks of old times and primeval ways.”
“I’m twenty-three. Not so antiquated. Aunts and sister-wives were present when I was born.“



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Anna | 969 comments January wrap-up:

January was a great month reading-wise. I read 5 books, and 4 of them warranted 5 stars. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine was amazing, and I think it will be one of my favourites this year.
I started a new urban fantasy series (Soulwood) and became hooked instantly, reading #1 and #2. I will be reading #3 (Flame in the Dark) for the “Fire” prompt.

Books for the AtY challenge:

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman ✮✮✮✮✮
One Plus One by Jojo Moyes✮✮✮✮✮
All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai✮✮
Blood of the Earth (Soulwood #1) by Faith Hunter ✮✮✮✮✮
Curse on the Land (Soulwood #2) by Faith Hunter✮✮✮✮✮

1765 pages in January


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Tammy | 704 comments Four 5 Star books and one 2 star is not too shabby for a month of reading. I am something like #56 on the wait list for Eleanor O. Sigh!


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Anna | 969 comments Tammy wrote: "Four 5 Star books and one 2 star is not too shabby for a month of reading. I am something like #56 on the wait list for Eleanor O. Sigh!"

Not at all! So many stars :)
How long will you have to wait? How many copies do they have?


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Jody (jodybell) | 3472 comments What a brilliant reading month!!

Plus you're adding to my need to read Eleanor! Maybe I'll use it for the whole sentence prompt ...


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