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message 1: by Ali (last edited Jun 11, 2019 03:30PM) (new)

Ali (alide_08) | 213 comments The Final Line Up
For round 2, I am yet again not reading in order.
*= owned
→= currently reading.
♫= audio available at the library by download.
♪= audio available at the library by CD.
★= POC author (current percentage POC: 37% with 2 books not picked).

1. A book with the letters A, T & Y in the title
Another Brooklyn, by Jacqueline Woodson. ♫♪★1/31/18 ☆☆☆☆

2. A book from the first 10 books added to your To Be Read list, etc)
Her Fearful Symmetry, by Audrey Niffenegger.*♪2/28/18 ☆☆

3. A book from the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards
When Dimple Met Rishi, by Sandhya Menon. ★8/15/18☆☆☆

4. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #1 Earth
The Age of Miracles, by Karen Thompson Walker.♫1/24/18 ☆☆

5. A book about or inspired by real events
Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery, by Robert Kolker. *♫5/18/18 ☆☆☆☆

A book originally written in a language other than English
The Vegetarian, by Han Kang.*★4/14/18 ☆☆

7. A gothic novel
The Little Friend, by Donna Tart.*8/12/18☆☆☆

8. An "own voices" book
The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas.★♫
2/5/18 ☆☆☆☆☆

9. A book with a body part in the title (heart, bones, teeth, skin, blood, etc)
Every Heart a Doorway, Seanan McGuire.*4/21/18 ☆☆☆

10. An author's debut book (their first book to be published)
Burial Rites, by Hannah Kent.♫10/1/18 ☆☆☆

11. A literary fiction
The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead. ★♫ 1/29/18 ☆☆☆☆

12. A book set in Africa or South America
Akata Witch, Nnedi Okorafor. *★5/27/18 ☆☆

13. A book with a plot centered around a secret (forbidden love, spies, secret societies, etc)
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, by Tom Franklin. ♫2/26/18☆☆☆☆

14. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #2 Fire Burn Baby Burn, by Meg Medina.★9/3/18☆☆

15. A book with an unique format/writing structure
The Blind Assassin, by Margaret Atwood.*11/27/18☆☆

16. A narrative nonfiction
The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir, by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich. 7/18/18☆☆☆☆

17. A book you expect to make you laugh
Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir, by Jenny Lawson. ♪2/21/18 ☆☆☆

18. A book with a location in the title
Mystic River, by Dennis Lehane.*1/20/19☆☆☆☆

19. A book nominated for the Edgar Award or by a Grand master authorThe Secret History of Las Vegas, by Chris Abani.★ 7/11/18☆☆☆

20. A book rated 5 stars by at least one of your friends
Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mendel. ♫4/3/18 ☆☆☆☆

21. A book written in first person perspective
Kindred, by Octavia E. Butler. ★1/27/19☆☆☆☆

22. A book you have high expectations or hope for
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, by Roxane Gay. ★*1/25/18 ☆☆☆☆☆

23. A medical or legal thriller
Defending Jacob, by William Landay.♫1/12/18 ☆☆☆☆☆

24. A book with a map
The Final Empire, by Brandon Sanderson.♫

25. A book with an antagonist/villain point of view
NOS4A2, by Joe Hill. ♫4/14/19☆☆☆☆☆

26. A book with a text only cover
Exit West, by Mohsin Hamid. ♫★2/15/18 ☆☆☆☆☆

27. A book about surviving a hardship (war, famine, major disasters, serious illness, etc)
Alligator Candy: A Memoir, by David Kusher. ♫3/19/19☆☆☆☆

28. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #3 Water
A Wizard of Earthsea, by Ursula K. Le Guin.* ♫2/12/19☆☆☆

29. A book with a "Clue" weapon on the cover or title (lead pipe, revolver, rope, candlestick, dagger, wrench)
When I Was the Greatest, by Jason Reynolds. ★ 12/2/18 ☆☆☆☆

30. A short book
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, by Alison Bechdel. 2/7/18 ☆☆

31. A book set in a country you'd like to visit but have never been to
Daughter of Smoke & Bone, by Laini Taylor. (Prague)♫ 3/14/18☆☆☆☆☆

32. An alternate history book
Everfair, by Nisi Shawl. ★ DNF

33. A book connected (title, cover, content) to a word "born" in the same year as you (link)
Citizen: An American Lyric, by Claudia Rankine. ★♫4/29/19☆☆☆

34. A suggestion from the ATY 2018 polls, that didn't win but was polarizing or a close-call (A book that is set during the winter or in a snowy environment)
The Golden Compass, by Phillip Pullman. *♫7/30/18☆☆☆☆

35. A book featuring a murder
And Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie. *♫ 4/3/18 ☆☆☆☆

36. A book published in the last 3 years (2016, 2017, 2018) by an author you haven't read before
The Leavers, by Lisa Ko.*♫★3/20/19☆☆☆☆

37. A Women's Prize for Fiction winner or nominee
All the Birds, Singing, by Evie Wyld. 1/2/19☆☆☆

38. A science book or a science fiction book
Bird Box, by Josh Malerman.*1/30/18 ☆☆☆☆

39. A book with a form of punctuation in the title
Horrorstör, by Grady Hendrix.*♫1/25/19 ☆☆☆☆

40. A book from Amazon's 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime list
Bel Canto, by Ann Patchett. 4/8/19 ☆☆☆


41. A book by an author with the same first and last initials
The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald. ♫
☆☆☆☆ 6/10/19

A book that takes place on, in, or underwater
WILDCARD: Dark Matter, by Blake Crouch.♫ 4/25/18 ☆☆☆☆

43. A book with a title that is a whole sentence
The Sun Is Also a Star, by Nicola Yoon. *★☆☆☆☆

44. A ghost story
A Head Full of Ghosts, by Paul Tremblay. *♫4/17/19☆☆☆☆☆

45. A book that intimidates/ scares you
Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov. ♪ 7/13/18 ☆☆☆

46. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #4 Air
All the Birds in the Sky, by Charlie Jane Anders.*2/27/19 ☆☆☆

47. A book where the main character (or author) is of a different ethnic origin, religion, or sexual identity than your own
The Joy Luck Club, by Amy Tan.*★12/11/18☆☆☆

48. A book related to one of the 7 deadly sins (pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, sloth)
Tampa, by Alissa Nutting. ♫ 3/28/18 ☆☆☆☆

49. A book from one of the Goodreads Best Books of the Month lists (link)
The Girl With All the Gifts, by M.R. Carey.* 4/30/19 ☆☆☆☆☆

50. A book with a warm atmosphere (centered on family, friendship, love or summer)
Frog Music, by Emma Donoghue.*♫12/12/18 ☆☆☆☆


51. An award-winning short story or short story collection
A Visit from the Goon SquadA Visit from the Goon Squad, by Jennifer Egan. 2/13/18 ☆☆

52. A book published in 2018
The Immortalists, by Chloe Benjamin.3/19/18 ☆☆☆☆

51/52
Defending Jacob by William Landay The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker Hunger A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead Bird Box (Bird Box, #1) by Josh Malerman Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Fun Home A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan Exit West by Mohsin Hamid Let's Pretend This Never Happened A Mostly True Memoir by Jenny Lawson Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1) by Laini Taylor The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin Tampa by Alissa Nutting And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel The Vegetarian by Han Kang Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children, #1) by Seanan McGuire Dark Matter by Blake Crouch Lost Girls An Unsolved American Mystery by Robert Kolker Akata Witch (Akata Witch, #1) by Nnedi Okorafor The Secret History of Las Vegas by Chris Abani Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov The Fact of a Body A Murder and a Memoir by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1) by Philip Pullman The Little Friend by Donna Tartt When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina Burial Rites by Hannah Kent The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood When I Was the Greatest by Jason Reynolds The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan Frog Music by Emma Donoghue All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon Mystic River by Dennis Lehane Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix Kindred by Octavia E. Butler A Wizard of Earthsea (Earthsea Cycle, #1) by Ursula K. Le Guin All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders Alligator Candy A Memoir by David Kushner The Leavers by Lisa Ko Bel Canto by Ann Patchett NOS4A2 by Joe Hill A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay Citizen An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine The Girl With All the Gifts (The Girl With All the Gifts, #1) by M.R. Carey The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

DNF
Everfair by Nisi Shawl


message 2: by Ali (last edited Oct 23, 2017 07:43PM) (new)

Ali (alide_08) | 213 comments The Planning Post (1/2)
So there will be no overlap between this and any other 2018 plans I come up with. there may however be overlap between this plan and my 2017 PopSugar and 2017 Book Riot Plans.

1. A book with the letters A, T & Y in the title✔
All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders Alligator Candy A Memoir by David Kushner Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson The Fact of a Body A Murder and a Memoir by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E.K. Johnston The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins
*I'm not counting subtitles for this one*

2. A book from the first 10 books added to your To Be Read list✔
The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1) by Brandon Sanderson Kushiel's Dart (Phèdre's Trilogy, #1) by Jacqueline Carey The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger

3. A book from the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards
TBD

4. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #1 Earth (in title, cover, content, setting, author...)✔
A Wizard of Earthsea (Earthsea Cycle, #1) by Ursula K. Le Guin The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker

5. A book about or inspired by real events✔
Hunger A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay Born a Crime Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah The Fact of a Body A Murder and a Memoir by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich The Radium Girls The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore Lost Girls An Unsolved American Mystery by Robert Kolker

6. A book originally written in a language other than English ✔
Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin The Gun by Fuminori Nakamura The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine by Alina Bronsky Hotel Iris by Yōko Ogawa The Transmigration of Bodies by Yuri Herrera Last Winter We Parted by Fuminori Nakamura Out by Natsuo Kirino The Vegetarian by Han Kang Penance by Kanae Minato

7. A gothic novel✔
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke The Little Friend by Donna Tartt Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
I'm counting Southern Gothic in this genre.

8. An "own voices" book*✔
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Fun Home A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi Akata Witch (Akata Witch, #1) by Nnedi Okorafor The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Y. Dennis-Benn The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn, #1) by Renee Ahdieh Shelter by Jung Yun Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon The Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

9. A book with a body part in the title (heart, bones, teeth, skin, blood, etc)✔
The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper The Bone People by Keri Hulme Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1) by Laini Taylor Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children, #1) by Seanan McGuire Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough The Bone Witch (The Bone Witch, #1) by Rin Chupeco

10. An author's debut book (their first book to be published)✔
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan The Secret History by Donna Tartt The Martian by Andy Weir Burial Rites by Hannah Kent The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty Swamplandia! by Karen Russell The Widow by Fiona Barton The Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang Pachinko by Min Jin Lee The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1) by Scott Lynch

11. A literary fiction✔
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides The Secret History by Donna Tartt The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood Bel Canto by Ann Patchett The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead State of Wonder by Ann Patchett No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy Burial Rites by Hannah Kent 4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster

12. A book set in Africa or South America✔
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi The Constant Gardener by John le Carré We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta Born a Crime Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons Akata Witch (Akata Witch, #1) by Nnedi Okorafor Bel Canto by Ann Patchett State of Wonder by Ann Patchett The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso

13. A book with a plot centered around a secret (forbidden love, spies, secret societies, etc)✔
Aimée & Jaguar A Love Story, Berlin 1943 by Erica Fischer All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld Ask the Passengers by A.S. King Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin

14. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #2 Fire ✔
Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina (You) Set Me on Fire by Mariko Tamaki The World in Flames A Black Boyhood in a White Supremacist Doomsday Cult by Jerald Walker Girls on Fire by Robin Wasserman Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie

15. A book with an unique format/writing structure✔
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood 4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski If on a Winter's Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson Life After Life by Kate Atkinson Sexing the Cherry by Jeanette Winterson Night Film by Marisha Pessl

16. A narrative nonfiction✔
Lost Girls An Unsolved American Mystery by Robert Kolker People Who Eat Darkness The Fate of Lucie Blackman by Richard Lloyd Parry The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot Smoke Gets in Your Eyes And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty The Fact of a Body A Murder and a Memoir by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich Ghostland An American History in Haunted Places by Colin Dickey The Radium Girls The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore

17. A book you expect to make you laugh✔
Furiously Happy A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix Let's Pretend This Never Happened A Mostly True Memoir by Jenny Lawson

18. A book with a location in the title✔
Zone One by Colson Whitehead The Twelve-Mile Straight by Eleanor Henderson The Turner House by Angela Flournoy Tampa by Alissa Nutting The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen Nevada by Imogen Binnie Mystic River by Dennis Lehane Nazareth Hill by Ramsey Campbell The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
I'm counting only names of locations in the title. It can't be just "This House is Haunted." It has to be "Wuthering Heights." Even both technically have locations in the title.

19. A book nominated for the Edgar Award or by a Grand master author (books & authors)✔
Faithful Place (Dublin Murder Squad, #3) by Tana French Out by Natsuo Kirino The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen The Secret History of Las Vegas by Chris Abani

20. A book rated 5 stars by at least one of your friends
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid Bel Canto by Ann Patchett Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld Dark Matter by Blake Crouch Fun Home A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel

21. A book written in first person perspective✔
The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne After the Eclipse A Mother's Murder, a Daughter's Search by Sarah Perry The Martian by Andy Weir The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini Kindred by Octavia E. Butler I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson The Thief (The Queen's Thief, #1) by Megan Whalen Turner The Vegetarian by Han Kang Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt Furiously Happy A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn, #1) by Renee Ahdieh The House at Riverton by Kate Morton Burial Rites by Hannah Kent A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay

22. A book you have high expectations or hope for✔
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Hunger A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn, #1) by Renee Ahdieh No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy Fun Home A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel Dark Matter by Blake Crouch Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman The Secret History by Donna Tartt The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead The Bone People by Keri Hulme Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel Burial Rites by Hannah Kent Bird Box by Josh Malerman The Fact of a Body A Murder and a Memoir by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich Bel Canto by Ann Patchett Exit West by Mohsin Hamid A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay Delicious Foods by James Hannaham Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld The Vegetarian by Han Kang Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon The Undertaking of Lily Chen by Danica Novgorodoff The Little Friend by Donna Tartt

23. A medical or legal thriller✔
Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty Defending Jacob by William Landay Anatomy of a Murder by Robert Traver
*there are apparently no medical thrillers on my TBR*

24. A book with a map✔
The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1) by Brandon Sanderson Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1) by Leigh Bardugo A Wizard of Earthsea (Earthsea Cycle, #1) by Ursula K. Le Guin The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1) by Scott Lynch


message 3: by Ali (last edited Oct 24, 2017 01:51PM) (new)

Ali (alide_08) | 213 comments The Planning Post(2/2)

25. A book with an antagonist/villain point of view
The Collector by John Fowles Out by Natsuo Kirino NOS4A2 by Joe Hill The Secret History by Donna Tartt Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

26. A book with a text only cover✔
The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue Close Enough to Touch by Colleen Oakley The Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang Dark Matter by Blake Crouch Me Before You (Me Before You, #1) by Jojo Moyes Exit West by Mohsin Hamid Gold Fame Citrus by Claire Vaye Watkins What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert
I counted books that may have something small besides text on the cover but where the majority of the cover design is text.

27. A book about surviving a hardship (war, famine, major disasters, serious illness, etc)
Zone One by Colson Whitehead Alligator Candy A Memoir by David Kushner Angela's Ashes (Frank McCourt, #1) by Frank McCourt Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson Mystic River by Dennis Lehane Born a Crime Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah The Brand New Catastrophe by Mike Scalise Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy Close Enough to Touch by Colleen Oakley Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E.K. Johnston The Fact of a Body A Murder and a Memoir by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich Freakboy by Kristin Elizabeth Clark Grief is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth Moloka'i by Alan Brennert My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent My Brother's Shadow by Tom Avery Once We Were Sisters A Memoir by Sheila Kohler The Pain Eater by Beth Goobie Penance by Kanae Minato Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Sorry to Disrupt the Peace by Patty Yumi Cottrell The Summer We Got Free by Mia McKenzie There Your Heart Lies by Mary Gordon A Tragic Kind of Wonderful by Eric Lindstrom A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith We Are Okay by Nina LaCour The Weight of Him by Ethel Rohan When I Was the Greatest by Jason Reynolds
I also really disliked this one. It's so broad I felt like almost anything could apply.

28. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #3 Water✔
The North Water by Ian McGuire The Fisherman by John Langan The Lobster Kings by Alexi Zentner A Wizard of Earthsea (Earthsea Cycle, #1) by Ursula K. Le Guin

29. A book with a "Clue" weapon on the cover or title (lead pipe, revolver, rope, candlestick, dagger, wrench)✔
When I Was the Greatest by Jason Reynolds The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt The Heavenly Table by Donald Ray Pollock The Dinner by Herman Koch The Gunslinger by Stephen King This House is Haunted by John Boyne The North Water by Ian McGuire The Gun by Fuminori Nakamura

30. A short book✔
The Stranger by Albert Camus No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy Bitch Planet, Vol. 1 Extraordinary Machine by Kelly Sue DeConnick Fun Home A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld Imagine Wanting Only This by Kristen Radtke

31. A book set in a country you'd like to visit but have never been to✔
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy Angela's Ashes (Frank McCourt, #1) by Frank McCourt The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri The Story of Lucy Gault Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë Burial Rites by Hannah Kent Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1) by Laini Taylor

32. An alternate history book✔
Everfair by Nisi Shawl The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke The Plot Against America by Philip Roth 11/22/63 by Stephen King

33. A book connected (title, cover, content) to a word "born" in the same year as you ✔
Citizen An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine
I really really dislike this topic. Being born in 1990, I had goldies like "C-Diff," "Hepatitis E" (which I didn't know was a thing), and "internet service provider" to work from. The best word was "hoodie." So this is what I picked.

34. A suggestion from the AtY 2018 polls, that didn't win but was polarizing or a close-call ✔
A book that is set during the winter or in a snowy environment
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1) by Philip Pullman

35. A book featuring a murder✔
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie Burial Rites by Hannah Kent The Cutting Season by Attica Locke Mystic River by Dennis Lehane Frog Music by Emma Donoghue The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1) by Alan Bradley Faithful Place (Dublin Murder Squad, #3) by Tana French The Stranger by Albert Camus The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher A Shocking Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective by Kate Summerscale The Fact of a Body A Murder and a Memoir by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

36. A book published in the last 3 years (2016, 2017, 2018) by an author you haven't read before✔
After the Eclipse A Mother's Murder, a Daughter's Search by Sarah Perry The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld The Fact of a Body A Murder and a Memoir by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich The Leavers by Lisa Ko All Grown Up by Jami Attenberg Exit West by Mohsin Hamid The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

37. A Women's Prize for Fiction winner or nominee ✔
Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers, #1) by Becky Chambers Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld Burial Rites by Hannah Kent Life After Life by Kate Atkinson Bel Canto by Ann Patchett Swamplandia! by Karen Russell The Little Friend by Donna Tartt The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood

38. A science book or a science fiction book✔
The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi Zone One by Colson Whitehead Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel The Queue by Basma Abdel Aziz The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey Gather the Daughters by Jennie Melamed Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick Bird Box by Josh Malerman

39. A book with a form of punctuation in the title✔
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson We Love You, Charlie Freeman by Kaitlyn Greenidge The Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang The Twelve-Mile Straight by Eleanor Henderson Treasure Island!!! by Sara Levine They May Not Mean To, But They Do by Cathleen Schine Swamplandia! by Karen Russell The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers, #1) by Becky Chambers Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E.K. Johnston Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1) by Laini Taylor Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin
I didn't count colons (subtitles) or apostrophes.

40. A book from Amazon's 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime list✔
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides Dune (Dune Chronicles #1) by Frank Herbert Bel Canto by Ann Patchett The Secret History by Donna Tartt Angela's Ashes (Frank McCourt, #1) by Frank McCourt

41. A book by an author with the same first and last initials✔
Wytches, Volume 1 by Scott Snyder Pasadena by Sherri L. Smith A Simple Plan by Scott B. Smith Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin Nobody's Fool by Richard Russo Carry On by Rainbow Rowell Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina The Summer We Got Free by Mia McKenzie The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

42. A book that takes place on, in, or underwater✔ WILDCARD
Waterland by Graham Swift The North Water by Ian McGuire Swamplandia! by Karen Russell Moby-Dick or, The Whale by Herman Melville The Fisherman by John Langan

43. A book with a title that is a whole sentence✔
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon Smoke Gets in Your Eyes And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick

44. A ghost story✔
Slade House by David Mitchell White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger The Elementals by Michael McDowell Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt

45. A book that intimidates/ scares you✔
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell The Secret History by Donna Tartt If on a Winter's Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino Dune (Dune Chronicles #1) by Frank Herbert The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber
(Most of these intimidate me because they're doorstops. Others, I'm looking at you House of Leaves, intimidate me because of structure.)

46. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #4 Air✔
All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders

47. A book where the main character (or author) is of a different ethnic origin, religion, or sexual identity than your own✔
Kindred by Octavia E. Butler A Wizard of Earthsea (Earthsea Cycle, #1) by Ursula K. Le Guin The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James Akata Witch (Akata Witch, #1) by Nnedi Okorafor The Golem and the Jinni (The Golem and the Jinni, #1) by Helene Wecker The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn, #1) by Renee Ahdieh Labyrinth Lost (Brooklyn Brujas, #1) by Zoraida Córdova Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi Bel Canto by Ann Patchett The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers, #1) by Becky Chambers The Bone People by Keri Hulme
My goal here is to read a book with a female of color as the protagonist.

48. A book related to one of the 7 deadly sins (pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, sloth)✔
Tampa by Alissa Nutting


49. A book from one of the Goodreads Best Books of the Month lists ✔
The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti Hunger A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong Let's Pretend This Never Happened A Mostly True Memoir by Jenny Lawson The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel Delicious Foods by James Hannaham A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

50. A book with a warm atmosphere (centered on family, friendship, love or summer)✔
Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Y. Dennis-Benn This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina Frog Music by Emma Donoghue The Summer We Got Free by Mia McKenzie Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1) by Alan Bradley Rabbit Cake by Annie Hartnett

51. An award-winning short story or short story collection ✔
A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

52. A book published in 2018
TBD


message 4: by Zaz (new)

Zaz | 3034 comments Great selection. I really liked Every Heart a Doorway, Dark Matter and The Sun is also a Star.
All Grown Up was a disappointing read (but several people here enjoyed it) and I'd to DNF Shelter because it was too heavy for me (even if compellingly written).


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Kelly Audiogirl.booking.it (audiogirlbookingit) | 488 comments I really recommend The fact of the body!!! As well I really enjoyed -- any Jenny Lawson, Born a crime, Bel canto, Me before you!! I wasn't a fan of secret history at all but some people loved it! NIce choices!!


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Mel | 162 comments Great choices! Mystic River, When Dimple Met Rishi, The Hate U Give and Every Heart a Doorway were some of my favorite reads from this year, so I hope you enjoy them if/when you get to them. :)


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Tammy | 704 comments Tampa...that isn't one you see on every list. You reminded me about it. I pulled it off of a disturbing reads book list.


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Ali (alide_08) | 213 comments Zaz wrote: "Great selection. I really liked Every Heart a Doorway, Dark Matter and The Sun is also a Star.
All Grown Up was a disappointing read (but several people here enjoyed it) and I'd to DNF Shelter beca..."


All your favorites ended up on my final list! I've been gearing up to read Dark Matter for a while now.


message 9: by Ali (new)

Ali (alide_08) | 213 comments Kelly wrote: "I really recommend The fact of the body!!! As well I really enjoyed -- any Jenny Lawson, Born a crime, Bel canto, Me before you!! I wasn't a fan of secret history at all but some people loved it! N..."

I'm super excited for The Fact of the Body. I ended up passing over The Secret History but went ahead with The Little Friend. I listened to The Goldfinch on audio and fell in love. Hopefully Little Friend is as good on paper.


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Ali (alide_08) | 213 comments Mel wrote: "Great choices! Mystic River, When Dimple Met Rishi, The Hate U Give and Every Heart a Doorway were some of my favorite reads from this year, so I hope you enjoy them if/when you get to them. :)"

Thanks Mel! I've been meaning read Mystic River forever.


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Ali (alide_08) | 213 comments Tammy wrote: "Tampa...that isn't one you see on every list. You reminded me about it. I pulled it off of a disturbing reads book list."

Yeah...I'm not sure how I feel about this book. I'm simultaneously super interested and very icked out.


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Ali (alide_08) | 213 comments Mid-January Update:

2018 Challenge Reads: (1)
Defending Jacob by William Landay

2017 Challenge Reads: (2)
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

Side Reads: (1)
H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

Currently Reading:
Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker


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Ali (alide_08) | 213 comments End of January Updated: (2/4/18)

Total Read: (10)

ATY 2018: (6)
Defending Jacob by William Landay The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker Hunger A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead Bird Box by Josh Malerman Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson

Side Reads: (4)
H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald Brave New World by Aldous Huxley The Paris Wife by Paula McLain Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

Currently Reading:
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Stats:
2017 Challenge Total: 10/75
Challenge Total: 6/52
Books by Men: 4
Books by Women: 6
Books by People of Color: 3
Books by LGBTQ or Featuring LGBTQ: 2
Books by Americans: 8
Books by Other Nationalities: 2
(British)
Fiction: 8
Non Fiction: 2
New-To-Me Authors: 9


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Ali (alide_08) | 213 comments Mid-February Update: (2/15/18)

2018 Challenge Reads: (4)
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Fun Home A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

Currently Reading: (and probably will finish at least these two by the end of the month. I'M ON A ROLL).
Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger Let's Pretend This Never Happened A Mostly True Memoir by Jenny Lawson


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Tammy | 704 comments You are on a roll! Which of your completed books have you liked best so far?


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Ali (alide_08) | 213 comments God, that's hard. I've done good so far this year. It's probably between Defending Jacob and The Hate U Give, but Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body was so good too.

Do you have a favorite yet?


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Tracy (tracyisreading) | 2472 comments Mod
You're killing it Ali!!! It looks like you've read some really good ones so far this year :-)


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Tammy | 704 comments Ali wrote: "God, that's hard. I've done good so far this year. It's probably between Defending Jacob and The Hate U Give, but Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body was s..."

I loved Battle Royale, Catch-22, The Yellow Wallpaper, Night and Flannery O'Connor's short story collection. Glad to see you are reading some good books!


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Ali (alide_08) | 213 comments End of February Update: (3/1/18)

Challenge Reads Completed: (7)
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Fun Home A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan Exit West by Mohsin Hamid Let's Pretend This Never Happened A Mostly True Memoir by Jenny Lawson Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger

Currently Reading:
Tampa by Alissa Nutting

Monthly Stats:
Challenge Total: 13/52
Books by Men: 2
Books by Women: 5
Books by People of Color: 2
Books by LGBTQ or Featuring LGBTQ: 1
Books by Americans: 6
Books by Other Nationalities: 1
(Pakistani)
Fiction: 6
Non Fiction: 1
New-To-Me Authors: 7


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Ali (alide_08) | 213 comments Mid-March Update: (3/19/18)

2018 Challenge Reads: (2)
Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1) by Laini Taylor The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

Side Reads: (1)
Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1) by Marissa Meyer

Currently Reading:
Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2) by Marissa Meyer Tampa by Alissa Nutting And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie


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Ali (alide_08) | 213 comments End of March Update: (4/2/18)

Challenge Reads Completed: (3)
Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1) by Laini Taylor The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin Tampa by Alissa Nutting

Side Reads: (1)
Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1) by Marissa Meyer

Currently Reading:
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2) by Marissa Meyer Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Monthly Stats:
Challenge Total: 16/52
Books by Men: 0
Books by Women: 4
Books by People of Color: 0
Books by LGBTQ or Featuring LGBTQ: 1
Books by Americans: 4
Books by Other Nationalities: 0
Fiction: 4
Non Fiction: 0
New-To-Me Authors: 4


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Ali (alide_08) | 213 comments Mid-April Update: (4/15/18)

2018 Challenge Reads:
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel The Vegetarian by Han Kang

Side Reads:
Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2) by Marissa Meyer

Currently Reading:
Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #2) by Laini Taylor Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children, #1) by Seanan McGuire Dark Matter by Blake Crouch


message 23: by Kathy (new)

Kathy | 2216 comments I really like how you do your updates. I hope you don't mind if I copy your format!

Lots of good books too. I plan to read Dark Matter this year.


message 24: by Ali (new)

Ali (alide_08) | 213 comments Kathy wrote: "I really like how you do your updates. I hope you don't mind if I copy your format!

Lots of good books too. I plan to read Dark Matter this year."


Thank you! Of course I don't mind. So far I like Dark Matter. I am about 3 chapters in (2 hours on the audio book) and I am confused but not at all in a bad way.


message 25: by Ali (new)

Ali (alide_08) | 213 comments End of April Update: (4/30/18)

Challenge Reads:(5)
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel The Vegetarian by Han Kang Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children, #1) by Seanan McGuire Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

Side Reads:
Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2) by Marissa Meyer

Monthly Stats:
Challenge Total: 21/52
Books by Men: 1
Books by Women: 5
Books by People of Color: 1
Books by LGBTQ or Featuring LGBTQ: 2
Books by Americans: 3
Books by Other Nationalities: 3
(British, Korean, Canadian
Fiction: 6
Non Fiction: 0
New-To-Me Authors: 5


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Ali (alide_08) | 213 comments Mid-May Update: (5/20/18)

2018 Challenge Reads:
Lost Girls An Unsolved American Mystery by Robert Kolker

Side Reads:
Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #2) by Laini Taylor Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3) by Marissa Meyer

Currently Reading:
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov Akata Witch (Akata Witch, #1) by Nnedi Okorafor The Little Friend by Donna Tartt Winter (The Lunar Chronicles, #4) by Marissa Meyer


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Ali (alide_08) | 213 comments End of May Update: (6/14/18)

Challenge Reads:(2)
Lost Girls An Unsolved American Mystery by Robert Kolker Akata Witch (Akata Witch, #1) by Nnedi Okorafor

Side Reads: (2)
Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #2) by Laini Taylor Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3) by Marissa Meyer

Monthly Stats:
Challenge Total: 23/52
Books by Men: 1
Books by Women: 3
Books by People of Color: 1
Books by LGBTQ or Featuring LGBTQ: 0
Books by Americans: 4
Books by Other Nationalities: 0
Fiction: 3
Non Fiction: 1
New-To-Me Authors: 2


message 28: by Ali (last edited Jul 13, 2018 09:17AM) (new)

Ali (alide_08) | 213 comments End of June Update: (7/13/18)
Reading really went downhill this month. My partner and I got engaged (!!!) and wedding planning has already started full swing.

Challenge Reads: (0)
Lolita has been a real struggle. The Little Friend has not been much better. Neither are bad books, just really hard to get through. I'm definitely in a bit of a reading rut.

Side Reads: (1)
A Rogue by Any Other Name (The Rules of Scoundrels, #1) by Sarah MacLean

Currently Reading: (4)
The Little Friend by Donna Tartt Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1) by Philip Pullman The Fact of a Body A Murder and a Memoir by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

Monthly States:
Challenge Total: 23/53
Books by Men: 0
Books by Women: 1
Books by People of Color: 0
Books by LGBTQ or Featuring LGBTQ: 0
Books by Americans: 1
Books by Other Nationalities: 0
Fiction: 1
Non Fiction: 0
New-To-Me Authors: 2


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Veronica | 797 comments Congrats on your engagement!


message 30: by Ali (new)

Ali (alide_08) | 213 comments Veronica wrote: "Congrats on your engagement!"

Thank you!!


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Jackie | 1303 comments Mod
Congratulations!


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Ali (alide_08) | 213 comments Jackie wrote: "Congratulations!"

Thank you!!


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