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message 1: by Dina (last edited Aug 31, 2019 07:28AM) (new)

Dina | 175 comments This year, I am using the books that I already own to fill the prompts. I un-hauled a lot of books, but still have way to many sitting on my shelves:)

The 2018 List

52/52 - challenges completed once (7/17/2018)
42/52 - challenges doubled thus far (3/1/2019)

44 total books read for challenge

1. A book with the letters A, T & Y in the title:
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling *****
Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance by Ruth Emmie Lang ****
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1) by J.K. Rowling Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance by Ruth Emmie Lang

2. A book from the first 10 books added to your To Be Read list:
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant *****
Home by Nightfall by Charles Finch *****
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant Home by Nightfall (Charles Lenox Mysteries, #9) by Charles Finch

3. A book from the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards:
The Dry by Jane Harper **** (nominee for mystery & thriller and for debut Goodreads Author)
Home by Nnedi Okorafor ***** (nominee for Science Fiction)
The Dry (Aaron Falk, #1) by Jane Harper Home (Binti, #2) by Nnedi Okorafor

4. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #1 Earth (in title, cover, content, setting, author...):
The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison ***
Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs ****
The Butterfly Garden (The Collector, #1) by Dot Hutchison Hunting Ground (Alpha & Omega, #2) by Patricia Briggs

5. A book about or inspired by real events:
The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson ***
--> Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans: The Battle That Shaped America's Destiny

The Devil in the White City Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans The Battle That Shaped America's Destiny by Brian Kilmeade

6. A book originally written in a language other than English:
The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski ***
The Bat by Jo Nesbo ****
The Last Wish (The Witcher, #0.5) by Andrzej Sapkowski The Bat by Jo Nesbø

7. A gothic novel:
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson ***
Lover Eternal by J.R. Ward *****
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #2) by J.R. Ward

8. An "own voices" book:
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan *****
China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan *****
Crazy Rich Asians (Crazy Rich Asians, #1) by Kevin Kwan China Rich Girlfriend (Crazy Rich Asians, #2) by Kevin Kwan

9. A book with a body part in the title (heart, bones, teeth, skin, blood, etc):
Skin Deep by Brandon Sanderson ****
Kaleidoscope Eyes by Karen Ball ****
Skin Deep (Legion, #2) by Brandon Sanderson Kaleidoscope Eyes (Family Honor #2) by Karen Ball

10. An author's debut book (their first book to be published):
Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris ***
Blindsighted by Karin Slaughter ****
Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris Blindsighted (Grant County, #1) by Karin Slaughter

11. A literary fiction:
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck ****
The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner *****
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

12. A book set in Africa or South America:
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi *****
The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

13. A book with a plot centered around a secret (forbidden love, spies, secret societies, etc):
The Inheritance by Charles Finch *****
Mission Titanic by Jude Watson ***
The Inheritance by Charles Finch Mission Titanic (The 39 Clues Doublecross, #1) by Jude Watson

14. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #2 Fire:
Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs ****
Burntown by Jennifer McMahon ****
Dead Heat (Alpha & Omega #4) by Patricia Briggs Burntown by Jennifer McMahon

15. A book with an unique format/writing structure:
Obsidio by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff *****
Evidence of the Affair by Taylor Jenkins Reid *****
Obsidio (The Illuminae Files, #3) by Amie Kaufman Evidence of the Affair by Taylor Jenkins Reid

16. A narrative nonfiction:
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg *****
Retire Inspired: It's Not an Age, It's a Financial Number by Chris Hogan; *****
The Power of Habit Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg Retire Inspired It's Not an Age, It's a Financial Number by Chris Hogan

17. A book you expect to make you laugh:
We Are Legion (We Are Bob) by Dennis E. Taylor *****
Her Cherry by Penelope Bloom ****
We Are Legion (We Are Bob) (Bobiverse, #1) by Dennis E. Taylor Her Cherry (Objects of Attraction, #2) by Penelope Bloom

18. A book with a location in the title:
A Gentleman in Moscow
Murder in Morningside Heights by Victoria Thompson****

Murder in Morningside Heights (Gaslight Mystery, #19) by Victoria Thompson

19. A book nominated for the Edgar Award or by a Grand master author (books & authors):
The Drawing Of The Three (The Dark Tower II) by Stephen King *****
Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King ****
The Drawing of the Three (The Dark Tower, #2) by Stephen King Mr. Mercedes (Bill Hodges Trilogy, #1) by Stephen King

20. A book rated 5 stars by at least one of your friends:
My husband's bookshelves: (he is really hoping I read either The Passage or Red Rising)
✔ Sister-in-law: Oh, The Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss *****
✔ Husband: The Passage by Justin Cronin *****
Oh, The Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss The Passage (The Passage, #1) by Justin Cronin

21. A book written in first person perspective:
Bully by Penelope Douglas ****
Moon Called by Patricia Briggs *****
Bully (Fall Away, #1) by Penelope Douglas Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, #1) by Patricia Briggs

22. A book you have high expectations or hope for:
A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas ***
Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas *****
A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3.1) by Sarah J. Maas Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass, #7) by Sarah J. Maas

23. A medical or legal thriller:
Swamp Bones: A Novella by Kathy Reichs ****
Exhume by Danielle Girard ****
Swamp Bones (Temperance Brennan, #16.5) by Kathy Reichs Exhume (Dr. Schwartzman, #1) by Danielle Girard

24. A book with a map:
Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo *****
Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs *****
Siege and Storm (The Grisha, #2) by Leigh Bardugo Silver Borne (Mercy Thompson, #5) by Patricia Briggs

25. A book with an antagonist/villain point of view:
Cat & Mouse by Jack Arbor ****
Dark Lover by J.R. Ward *****
Cat & Mouse (Max Austin #0.5) by Jack Arbor Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood #1) by J.R. Ward

26. A book with a text only cover:
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch ****
Too Late by Colleen Hoover ***
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch Too Late by Colleen Hoover


The Red Tent by Anita Diamant Red Rising (Red Rising, #1) by Pierce Brown The Last Wish (The Witcher, #1) by Andrzej Sapkowski Bully (Fall Away, #1) by Penelope Douglas The Butterfly Garden (The Collector, #1) by Dot Hutchison Dark Matter by Blake Crouch We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson Crazy Rich Asians (Crazy Rich Asians, #1) by Kevin Kwan Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris Home by Nightfall (Charles Lenox Mysteries, #9) by Charles Finch The Devil in the White City Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson Hunting Ground (Alpha & Omega, #2) by Patricia Briggs Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, #1) by Patricia Briggs Silver Borne (Mercy Thompson, #5) by Patricia Briggs The Power of Habit Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg Skin Deep (Legion, #2) by Brandon Sanderson The Inheritance by Charles Finch Obsidio (The Illuminae Files, #3) by Amie Kaufman Golden Son (Red Rising, #2) by Pierce Brown Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1) by J.K. Rowling A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3.1) by Sarah J. Maas We Are Legion (We Are Bob) (Bobiverse, #1) by Dennis E. Taylor China Rich Girlfriend (Crazy Rich Asians, #2) by Kevin Kwan Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi Oh, The Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss Cat & Mouse (Max Austin #0.5) by Jack Arbor The Drawing of the Three (The Dark Tower, #2) by Stephen King Swamp Bones (Temperance Brennan, #16.5) by Kathy Reichs Siege and Storm (Shadow and Bone, #2) by Leigh Bardugo The Dry (Aaron Falk, #1) by Jane Harper Mission Titanic (The 39 Clues Doublecross, #1) by Jude Watson Retire Inspired It's Not an Age, It's a Financial Number by Chris Hogan Too Late by Colleen Hoover Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance by Ruth Emmie Lang Exhume (Dr. Schwartzman, #1) by Danielle Girard Mr. Mercedes (Bill Hodges Trilogy, #1) by Stephen King Dead Heat (Alpha & Omega #4) by Patricia Briggs Murder in Morningside Heights (Gaslight Mystery, #19) by Victoria Thompson The Bat by Jo Nesbø Burntown by Jennifer McMahon Her Cherry (Objects of Attraction, #2) by Penelope Bloom Evidence of the Affair by Taylor Jenkins Reid Kaleidoscope Eyes (Family Honor #2) by Karen Ball Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass, #7) by Sarah J. Maas The Passage (The Passage, #1) by Justin Cronin Home (Binti, #2) by Nnedi Okorafor The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1) by J.R. Ward Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #2) by J.R. Ward


message 2: by Dina (last edited Feb 25, 2019 06:43AM) (new)

Dina | 175 comments The 2018 ATY Challenge List continued:

27. A book about surviving a hardship (war, famine, major disasters, serious illness, etc):
The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang ****
Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo *****
The Poppy War (The Poppy War, #1) by R.F. Kuang Ruin and Rising (Shadow and Bone, #3) by Leigh Bardugo

28. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #3 Water:
Circe by Madeline Miller **** (on an island)
Missing You by Harlan Coben **** (water on the cover)
Circe by Madeline Miller Missing You by Harlan Coben

29. A book with a "Clue" weapon on the cover or title (lead pipe, revolver, rope, candlestick, dagger, wrench):
The Quiet Game by Greg Iles *****
Naked in Death by J.D. Robb *****
The Quiet Game (Penn Cage #1) by Greg Iles Naked in Death (In Death, #1) by J.D. Robb

30. A short book:
Alpha & Omega (# 0.5) by Patricia Briggs *****
Perfect State by Brandon Sanderson ***
Alpha and Omega (Alpha & Omega, #0.5) by Patricia Briggs Perfect State by Brandon Sanderson

31. A book set in a country you'd like to visit but have never been to:
Appointment with Death by Agatha Christie ****
The Trespasser by Tana French ****
Appointment with Death (Hercule Poirot, #19) by Agatha Christie The Trespasser (Dublin Murder Squad #6) by Tana French

32. An alternate history book:
My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows *****
11/22/63 by Stephen King

My Lady Jane (The Lady Janies, #1) by Cynthia Hand

33. A book connected (title, cover, content) to a word "born" in the same year as you:
1st word is 'Catch-22' - Catch-22 (ok, so I am taking the easy way out ...) *
✔ 2nd word is 'wild card' - I Hate Fairyland #1 by Skottie Young *****

I Hate Fairyland #1 by Skottie Young

34. A suggestion from the AtY 2018 polls, that didn't win but was polarizing or a close-call (link): A book with a supernatural character (vampire, werewolf, witch/wizard, zombie, ghost, etc.)
Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs ****
Fair Game by Patricia Briggs *****
Cry Wolf (Alpha & Omega, #1) by Patricia Briggs Fair Game (Alpha & Omega, #3) by Patricia Briggs

35. A book featuring a murder:
The Voice Inside by Brian Freeman *****
Shattered Justice by Karen Ball *****
The Voice Inside (Frost Easton, #2) by Brian Freeman Shattered Justice by Karen Ball

36. A book published in the last 3 years (2016, 2017, 2018) by an author you haven't read before:
✔ 2016: All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood ****
✔ 2018: Still Lives by Maria Hummel ****
All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood Still Lives by Maria Hummel

37. A Women's Prize for Fiction winner or nominee:
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman *****
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

38. A science book or a science fiction book:
Golden Son by Pierce Brown *****
Morning Star by Pierce Brown ****
Golden Son (Red Rising, #2) by Pierce Brown Morning Star (Red Rising, #3) by Pierce Brown

39. A book with a form of punctuation in the title:
The Doll's House by M.J. Arlidge *****
Ink & Lies by S.L. Jennings ***
The Doll's House by M.J. Arlidge Ink & Lies by S.L. Jennings

40. A book from Amazon's 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime list:
The Bone Collector by Jeffery Deaver *****
The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life: Before 8AM by Hal Elrod ****
The Bone Collector (Lincoln Rhyme #1) by Jeffery Deaver The Miracle Morning The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life Before 8AM by Hal Elrod

41. A book by an author with the same first and last initials:
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang *****
Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan ****
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang Rich People Problems (Crazy Rich Asians, #3) by Kevin Kwan

42. A book that takes place on, in, or underwater:
Coral Sea Affair by Drew Lindsay ****
River Marked by Patricia Briggs *****
Coral Sea Affair (Ben Hood Thriller, #1) by Drew Lindsay River Marked (Mercy Thompson, #6) by Patricia Briggs

43. A book with a title that is a whole sentence:
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid *****
Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies about Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be by Rachel Hollis
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid Girl, Wash Your Face Stop Believing the Lies about Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be by Rachel Hollis

44. A ghost story:
The Broken Girls by Simone St. James *****
Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

The Broken Girls by Simone St. James Doctor Sleep (The Shining, #2) by Stephen King

45. A book that intimidates/scares you:
The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus by Richard Preston
A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay

The Hot Zone The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus by Richard Preston A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay

46. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #4 Air:
Scents and Sensibility by Spencer Quinn ****
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer *****
Scents and Sensibility (A Chet and Bernie Mystery #8) by Spencer Quinn Into Thin Air A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer

47. A book where the main character (or author) is of a different ethnic origin, religion, or sexual identity than your own
Saga, Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan ****
Fury by Laurann Dohner ****
Saga, Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan Fury (New Species #1) by Laurann Dohner

48. A book related to one of the 7 deadly sins (pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, sloth)
✔ Greed - The Savior's Champion by Jenna Moreci ****

The Savior's Champion (The Savior's Series, #1) by Jenna Moreci

49. A book from one of the Goodreads Best Books of the Month lists:
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo ***** (June 2012)
Red Rising by Pierce Brown ***** (January 2014)
Shadow and Bone (Shadow and Bone, #1) by Leigh Bardugo Red Rising (Red Rising, #1) by Pierce Brown

50. A book with a warm atmosphere (centered on family, friendship, love or summer):
Finding Cinderella by Colleen Hoover *****
His Banana by Penelope Bloom ****
Finding Cinderella (Hopeless, #2.5) by Colleen Hoover His Banana (Objects of Attraction, #1) by Penelope Bloom

51. An award-winning short story or short story collection:
Binti by Nnedi Okorafor *****; 2016 Hugo Award and Nebula winner for Best Novella
A Study in Emerald by Neil Gaiman *****; 2004 Hugo Award Winner for Best Short Story
Binti (Binti, #1) by Nnedi Okorafor A Study in Emerald by Neil Gaiman

52. A book published in 2018:
A Brush with Shadows by Anna Lee Huber *****; released 3/6/2018
Force of Nature by Jane Harper *****; released 2/6/2018
A Brush with Shadows (Lady Darby Mystery #6) by Anna Lee Huber Force of Nature (Aaron Falk, #2) by Jane Harper



All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood Red Rising (Red Rising, #1) by Pierce Brown The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid Alpha and Omega (Alpha & Omega, #0.5) by Patricia Briggs Cry Wolf (Alpha & Omega, #1) by Patricia Briggs The Broken Girls by Simone St. James Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman Binti (Binti, #1) by Nnedi Okorafor A Brush with Shadows (Lady Darby Mystery #6) by Anna Lee Huber Fair Game (Alpha & Omega, #3) by Patricia Briggs Finding Cinderella (Hopeless, #2.5) by Colleen Hoover Golden Son (Red Rising, #2) by Pierce Brown Morning Star (Red Rising, #3) by Pierce Brown The Bone Collector (Lincoln Rhyme #1) by Jeffery Deaver Rich People Problems (Crazy Rich Asians, #3) by Kevin Kwan The Hot Zone The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus by Richard Preston The Doll's House (Helen Grace, #3) by M.J. Arlidge The Quiet Game (Penn Cage #1) by Greg Iles Perfect State by Brandon Sanderson Saga, Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang Scents and Sensibility (A Chet and Bernie Mystery #8) by Spencer Quinn Appointment with Death (Hercule Poirot, #19) by Agatha Christie I Hate Fairyland #1 by Skottie Young Circe by Madeline Miller The Poppy War (The Poppy War, #1) by R.F. Kuang My Lady Jane (The Lady Janies, #1) by Cynthia Hand Coral Sea Affair (Ben Hood Thriller, #1) by Drew Lindsay The Voice Inside (Frost Easton, #2) by Brian Freeman Shadow and Bone (Shadow and Bone, #1) by Leigh Bardugo Still Lives by Maria Hummel Force of Nature (Aaron Falk, #2) by Jane Harper Missing You by Harlan Coben Ink & Lies by S.L. Jennings Ruin and Rising (Shadow and Bone, #3) by Leigh Bardugo His Banana (Objects of Attraction, #1) by Penelope Bloom The Savior's Champion (The Savior's Series, #1) by Jenna Moreci River Marked (Mercy Thompson, #6) by Patricia Briggs The Trespasser (Dublin Murder Squad #6) by Tana French Shattered Justice by Karen Ball Into Thin Air A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer A Study in Emerald by Neil Gaiman Naked in Death (In Death, #1) by J.D. Robb The Miracle Morning The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life Before 8AM by Hal Elrod Girl, Wash Your Face Stop Believing the Lies about Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be by Rachel Hollis

Side Reads:

The Lorax by Dr. Seuss Gone Before Christmas (Charles Lenox Mysteries, #10.5) by Charles Finch Oh, the Meetings You'll Go To! A Parody by Dr. Suits


message 3: by Dina (last edited Feb 25, 2019 06:32AM) (new)

Dina | 175 comments 2018 Reading Goals

1. Read at least 52 books with most of them being from my bookshelves

2. For some of the categories I have a lot of choices. For these categories, I plan on attempting to read at least 2 books.

3. Catch-up on series:

Charles Lennox Mystery: - caught up on 4/14/2018
Home by Nightfall by Charles Finch *****; 3/6/2018
The Inheritance by Charles Finch *****; 3/31/2018
Gone Before Christmas by Charles Finch ****; 4/14/2018

4. Work on series:
The Dark Tower series: 2/7
The Gunslinger (Dark Tower #1) by Stephen King; 1/14/2017
The Drawing of the Three (Dark Tower #2) by Stephen King; 6/5/2018

The Waste Lands by Stephen King Wizard and Glass by Stephen King The Wind Through the Keyhole A Dark Tower Novel by Stephen King Wolves of the Calla (The Dark Tower, #5) by Stephen King Song of Susannah (The Dark Tower, #6) by Stephen King The Dark Tower (The Dark Tower #7) by Stephen King

Hercule Poirot series 1/2
Appointment with Death by Agatha Christie - 6/16/2018; ****

Dumb Witness by Agatha Christie

Discworld series: 0/2
Equal Rites (Discworld, #3) by Terry Pratchett Guards! Guards! (Discworld, #8) by Terry Pratchett

Inspector Armand Gamache series: if time
A Rule Against Murder - #4

Dresden files: if time
Grave Peril - #3

5. Complete the series

Illuminae Files - completed 3/13/2018
Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff - 3/13/2018 *****

Throne of Glass - left to read:
Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass, #7) by Sarah J. Maas - out October


6. Start and complete

Red Rising Trilogy - completed 4/20/2018
Red Rising by Pierce Brown - 1/15/2018 *****
Golden Son by Pierce Brown - 4/17/2018 *****
Morning Star by Pierce Brown - 4/20/2018 *****

Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan - 2/21/2018; *****
China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan - 5/9/2018; *****
Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan - 5/14/2018; ****

Grisha Trilogy
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo - 7/9/2018; *****
Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo - 7/12/2018; *****
Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo - 7/13/2018; *****

Bill Hodges Trilogy
Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King - 8/31/2018; ****
Finders Keepers A Novel by Stephen King End of Watch (Bill Hodges Trilogy, #3) by Stephen King

The Passage Trilogy
The Passage by Justin Cronin - 11/23/2018; *****
The Twelve (The Passage, #2) by Justin Cronin The City of Mirrors (The Passage, #3) by Justin Cronin

Read:
Red Rising (Red Rising, #1) by Pierce Brown Crazy Rich Asians (Crazy Rich Asians, #1) by Kevin Kwan Home by Nightfall (Charles Lenox Mysteries, #9) by Charles Finch Obsidio (The Illuminae Files, #3) by Amie Kaufman Golden Son (Red Rising, #2) by Pierce Brown Morning Star (Red Rising, #3) by Pierce Brown Gone Before Christmas (Charles Lenox Mysteries, #10.5) by Charles Finch China Rich Girlfriend (Crazy Rich Asians, #2) by Kevin Kwan Rich People Problems (Crazy Rich Asians, #3) by Kevin Kwan Appointment with Death (Hercule Poirot, #19) by Agatha Christie The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King Shadow and Bone (Shadow and Bone, #1) by Leigh Bardugo Siege and Storm (Shadow and Bone, #2) by Leigh Bardugo Ruin and Rising (Shadow and Bone, #3) by Leigh Bardugo Mr. Mercedes (Bill Hodges Trilogy, #1) by Stephen King


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Angie | 804 comments You have a lot of great books here. Several are on my TBR list. I've read and can recommend All the Light We Cannot See. I'm currently about halfway done with Mr. Mercedes. It's a compelling read.


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Tracy (tracyisreading) | 2472 comments Mod
Some good ones!

I loved The Red Tent, Henrietta Lacks and Middlesex, just finished 11/22/63 last night and it was amazing! I've read a few books by Greg Iles and enjoyed them.

Catch-22 and The House of God made me laugh out loud.

Beasts of extraordinary Circumstances just came in the mail as my Book of the Month pick, so I'm using that for #36 also.

Enjoy :-)


message 6: by Dina (new)

Dina | 175 comments Angie wrote: "You have a lot of great books here. Several are on my TBR list. I've read and can recommend All the Light We Cannot See. I'm currently about halfway done with [book:Mr. Mercedes|187..."

Thanks for the recommendations! My husband has already read the Mr. Mercedes trilogy and highly recommends them. Do you plan on completing the trilogy?


message 7: by Dina (new)

Dina | 175 comments Tracy wrote: "Some good ones!

I loved The Red Tent, Henrietta Lacks and Middlesex, just finished 11/22/63 last night and it was amazing! I've read a few books by Greg Iles and enjoyed them.

Catch-22 and The H..."


Now I am even more excited to read the those books! I also received the Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstances as my BOTM pick. They always have great selections.

Happy Reading!!


message 8: by Angie (new)

Angie | 804 comments Dina wrote: "Angie wrote: "You have a lot of great books here. Several are on my TBR list. I've read and can recommend All the Light We Cannot See. I'm currently about halfway done with [book:Mr..."

I do plan to read them all. I want to see where he takes the lead character.


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Anastasia (anastasiaharris) | 1305 comments Ohhh Elantris is Brandon Sanderson debut novel. I think I just found another book for next years list. (Dancing with book happiness)


message 10: by Dina (new)

Dina | 175 comments Adjusted my books a bit as I have read some and unhauled some. I also looked at the first couple of prompts to decide what I am most likely to read (I plan to read in order). It is looking like 2018 is going to be the year of Tomes and series (trying to complete what I have started).

Overall, if I can get the number of books owned to < 200 (150 might be pushing it) then I will be happy.


message 11: by Dina (new)

Dina | 175 comments Week 1, All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood completed on 1/4/2018. ****

Week 2, The Red Tent by Anita Diamant completed today. ***** This book started out a little slow for me, so I used an audio version initially. I am so glad I did.

Now, to finish Red Rising, which I started several days before the challenge started. I am trying to read in order so I put the book aside for a bit. This reading in order is really hard with so many tempting books.


message 12: by Dina (new)

Dina | 175 comments Completed week 24, Red Rising by Pierce Brown for the prompt "a book with a map". It was a book that my husband has been trying to get me to read for some time. It didn't disappoint!


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