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message 1: by MissLemon (last edited Dec 27, 2018 06:32AM) (new)

MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments The 2018 List
COMPLETED
✅1. A book with the letters A, T & Y in the title The Crime at Black Dudley
✅2. A book from the first 10 books added to your To Be Read list The Joy Luck Club
✅3. A book from the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death, and Jazz Chickens
✅4. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #1 Earth (in title, cover, content, setting, author...)The Long Earth
✅5. A book about or inspired by real events The Daughter of Time
✅6. A book originally written in a language other than English The Bat
✅7. A gothic novel The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
✅8. An "own voices" book The Bell Jar
✅9. A book with a body part in the title (heart, bones, teeth, skin, blood, etc) The Lovely Bones
✅10.An author's debut book (their first book to be published) A Man Lay Dead
✅11. A literary fiction One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
✅12. A book set in Africa or South America Heart of Darkness
✅13. A book with a plot centered around a secret (forbidden love, spies, secret societies, etc)The Memory Keeper's Daughter
✅14. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #2 Fire The Great Fire
✅15. A book with an unique format/writing structure Time's Arrow: or, The Nature of the Offence
✅16. A narrative nonfictionWild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
✅17. A book you expect to make you laughThe Secret Life of Cows
✅18. A book with a location in the title In Search of Kazakhstan: The Land that Disappeared
✅19. A book nominated for the Edgar Award or by a Grand master author Beat Not The Bones
✅20. A book rated 5 stars by at least one of your friendsThe Quiet American
✅21. A book written in first person perspective In My Father's Den
✅22. A book you have high expectations or hope for The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
✅23. A medical or legal thrillerThe Surgeon
✅24. A book with a mapKrakatoa: The Day the World Exploded
✅25. A book with an antagonist/villain point of viewLolita
✅26. A book with a text only coverNabokov's Favourite Word Is Mauve: The literary quirks and oddities of our most-loved authors
✅27. A book about surviving a hardship (war, famine, major disasters, serious illness, etc)Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
✅28. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #3 WaterThe Weight of Water
✅29. A book with a "Clue" weapon on the cover or title (lead pipe, revolver, rope, candlestick, dagger, wrench)The Talented Mr. Ripley
✅30. A short bookThe Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly
✅31. A book set in a country you'd like to visit but have never been to Extraordinary People
✅32. An alternate history bookThe Alteration
✅33. A book connected (title, cover, content) to a word "born" in the same year as you The Complete Persepolis
✅34. A suggestion from the AtY 2018 polls, that didn't win but was polarizing or a close-call The Return of the Soldier
✅35. A book featuring a murder The White Tiger
✅36. A book published in the last 3 years (2016, 2017, 2018) by an author you haven't read beforeThe Dry
✅37. A Women's Prize for Fiction winner or nominee Amy Tan/Saving Fish from Drowning
✅38. A science book or a science fiction bookA Brief History of Time
✅39. A book with a form of punctuation in the title Whose Body?
✅40. A book from Amazon's 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime list My Man Jeeves
✅41. A book by an author with the same first and last initials Beast In View
✅42. A book that takes place on, in, or underwaterThe Cat's Table
✅43. A book with a title that is a whole sentenceI Am a Cat: I
✅44. A ghost storyBeloved
✅45. A book that intimidates/ scares youWe Need to Talk About Kevin
✅46. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #4 Air The Shadow of the Wind
✅47. A book where the main character (or author) is of a different ethnic origin, religion, or sexual identity than your own Cheer Up, Love: Adventures in Depression with the Crab of Hate
✅48. A book related to one of the 7 deadly sins (pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, sloth)Thunderball
✅49. A book from one of the Goodreads Best Books of the Month lists The Night Circus
✅50. A book with a warm atmosphere (centered on family, friendship, love or summer)The Summer Book
✅51. An award-winning short story or short story collection A Study in Emerald
✅52. A book published in 2018 Educated


message 3: by MissLemon (last edited Nov 03, 2018 08:11AM) (new)

MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments NOTES

Books can be read for one or more other challenges/groups.
Re-reads and multiple readings of same author to be avoided where possible.
Edit at half way point : Same author repeats allowed where necessary (due to reading less books than hoped)
I'm not reading in order.

Individual comments below for each prompt with links, shortlist and book(s) read.

KEY

✅ Read this and intend to use for this prompt
✖️Read, fits, but don't need to use.
🔄 This is a re read so only use if can find nothing else that fits here
🚫Read but doesn't fit this prompt after all.
♻️Read and fits here but prefer for a different prompt
{...}Fits but read early between compilation of list and start of challenge

♥️ Preferred option
📖 I own a print copy
📱 I own a digital copy
🗣 Listen(ed)

🔴 Currently reading/listening


message 4: by MissLemon (last edited Aug 14, 2018 01:42AM) (new)

MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments 1: A book with A, T & Y in the title

Read this year that fit
🔄The Playboy of the Western World📱
♻️ The Memory Keeper's Daughter 📱
♻️The Talented Mr. Ripley📖
The Crime at Black Dudley📖
♻️Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded📖


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MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments 2: A Book from the first 10 books added to your TBR List

List as at 1/1/2018
The Odyssey📖
Frankenstein📖📱
Les Misérables📱
♻️The Lovely Bones📖
The Joy Luck Club📖
♻️The Memory Keeper's Daughter📱
The Da Vinci Code
A Time to Kill
Kiss the Girls
The Diary of a Young Girl


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MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments4: 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #1 Earth
(Can be in title, cover, content, setting, author... But will restrict myself to title for all 4)

Shortlist
The Long Earth📖
The Good Earth


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MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments6. A book originally written in a language other than English
Translated books read in 2018
The Bat📖
♻️The Shadow of the Wind📖
✖️Cockroaches📱
♻️The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly📖
♻️I Am a Cat: I 📖
♻️The Summer Book📱

Books to read?
The Book of Chameleons
Human Acts
A Land without Jasmine
Man Tiger
The Murderer in Ruins
Queen Pokou


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MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments8. An "own voices" book

The Bell Jar

Ideas
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
Maurice


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MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments9. A book with a body part in the title (heart, bones, teeth, skin, blood, etc)
Short List
The Lovely Bones 📖
The Bone People📖
Heartburn
The Bluest Eye
White Teeth📖
♻️Beat Not The Bones 📱


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MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments10. An author's debut book (their first book to be published)

Ideas
♻️The Dry📖
A Man Lay Dead 📖
♻️The Bat
♻️ One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest


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MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments13. A book with a plot centered around a secret (forbidden love, spies, secret societies, etc

Short List
♻️The Husband's Secret 📖
You Only Live Twice📖
Atonement
The Memory Keeper's Daughter📱
♻️Snow Flower and the Secret Fan📖



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MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments 14: 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #2 Fire

Watching the Fire-Eater
Once in a House on Fire
The Great Fire📖
♻️The Dry📖


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MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments 15: A book with an unique format/writing structure

Lincoln in the Bardo
Attachments
Illuminae
Time's Arrow or The Nature of the Offense📖


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MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments17. A book you expect to make you laugh

The Secret Life of Cows📖

Books read in 2018 that have made me laugh
🔄The Playboy of the Western World📱
♻️Whose Body? 📱
♻️Cheer Up, Love: Adventures in Depression with the Crab of Hate🗣
♻️My Man Jeeves📱


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MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments19: A book nominated for the Edgar Award or by a Grand master author

Edgar Awards Link https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar...
Grand Masters Link https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myste...

Grand Masters :
Agatha Christie - any that are new to me
Plus
John Dickson Carr : Hag's Nook
Graham Greene: Brighton Rock ♻️The Quiet American📖
Ngaio Marsh: ♻️ A Man Lay Dead📖 , Enter a Murderer📖
Daphne du Maurier : The House on the Strand
John le Carré :A Perfect Spy
Ruth Rendell :A Judgement in Stonej
P.D. James: Innocent Blood 📖
James Ellroy :The Black Dahlia

Edgar Awards
Beat Not The Bones (winner 1954) 📱
A Dark-Adapted Eye (winner 1987) 📖


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message 24: by MissLemon (last edited Dec 16, 2018 05:44AM) (new)

MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments21. A book written in first person perspective

Books read this year that fit

In My Father's Den📖
🔄The Murder of Roger Ackroyd📖
♻️ Time's Arrow📖
♻️The Bell Jar📱
♻️ My Man Jeeves📱
♻️The Lovely Bones📖
♻️I Am a Cat📖
♻️The White Tiger📖
♻️The Cat's Table📖


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MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments22 A book you have high expectations or hopes for
I will choose a female author.
Shortlist

♻️Beloved 📖/ Song of Solomon :Toni Morrison
White Teeth📖/NW : Zadie Smith
✖️The Return of the Soldier📖
Wide Sargasso Sea ( if a read Jane Eyre first)
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie🗣
♻️The Bell Jar
♻️The Talented Mr. Ripley📖
✖️The Husband's Secret📱


message 26: by MissLemon (last edited Jul 31, 2018 08:19AM) (new)

MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments23 . A medical or legal thriller

The Surgeon📱
Postmortem
A Time to Kill
The Runaway Jury📖
♻️Extraordinary People📖🚫


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MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments25. A book with an antagonist/villain point of view

The books that fit will be listed here under the "Spoiler" tag
(view spoiler)


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MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments26. A book with a text only cover

Nabokov's Favourite Word is Mauve by Ben Blatt

Nabokov's Favourite Word is Mauve📖


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MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments28 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #3 Water

Shortlist
Water for Elephants
The Shape of Water
The Weight of Water📖


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MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments29. A book with a "Clue" weapon on the cover or title (lead pipe, revolver, rope, candlestick, dagger, wrench)

Rope :
The Talented Mr Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
The Talented Mr. Ripley 📖

Revolver :
Farewell, My Lovely (Philip Marlowe, #2) by Raymond Chandler The Deep Blue Good-By (Travis McGee, #1) by John D. MacDonald You Only Live Twice (James Bond, #12) by Ian Fleming

Candlestick
Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri


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MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments30. A short book

My 'Short Books' shelf lists books of around 250 pages or less. It does include plays and 'short stories'https://www.goodreads.com/review/list... but I won't be counting those towards this prompt. I plan on reading a book that has less than 200 pages , 100 ideally
'Short'list
Siddartha📱
Queen Pokou 90 pages
Night 120 pages
♻️The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie 🗣150 pages
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit 176 pages
♻️Whose Body?📱211 pages
♻️ The Secret Life of Cows 📖 137 pages
♻️ A Man Lay Dead📖 176 pages
♻️Beast In View]📖 176 pages
♻️ The Return of the Soldier📖188 pages
♻️The Bell Jar📱
♻️Thunderball 📖( My edition 191 pages)
♻️The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 📱 90 pages
♻️My Man Jeeves📱114 pages
✖️The Man Who Would Be King 📱
The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly📖 134 pages


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MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments31 A book set in a country you'd like to visit but have never been to

(France) Paris
Extraordinary People 📖

(USA)Hawaii
The Descendants📖
Japan
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet 📖


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MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments33. A book connected (title, cover, content) to a word "born" in the same year as you: 1964

Link to list: https://www.merriam-webster.com/words...

Word shortlist: endanger(ed), graphic novel, haemoglobin a1c,

Books shortlist:
Endangered:
Gorillas in the Mist
The Aye-Aye and I
♻️Saving Fish from Drowning📖
Graphic Novel
The Complete Persepolis📖
HbA1c
Think Like a Pancreas: A Practical Guide to Managing Diabetes with Insulin


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MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments34 A suggestion from the AtY 2018 polls, that didn't win but was polarising or a close-call

Link to post: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Topics:
Nobel Prize Winning Author
{Kazuo Ishiguro Never Let Me Go📖}
Rudyard Kipling The Jungle Book📱
George Bernard Shaw Pygmalion📱
Thomas Mann. Death in Venice
Herman Hesse Sidhartha
Ernest Hemmingway For Whom the Bell Tolls
{Gabriel García Márquez One Hundred Years of Solitude 📱🗣}
Toni Morrison Beloved📖

From a book club (Guardian):
Gilead📖
Memento Mori📖
The Return of the Soldier 📖


Classic everyone has read except you (from the group of same name):
Frankenstein 📖📱
♻️One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest📖
♻️The Joy Luck Club 📖
♻️The Bell Jar📱


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MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments35 A book featuring a murder
Two options :

Personal restriction #1
The title of the book includes the word 'murder'
✖️A Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder
OR

Personal restriction #2
✅A book with only one murder
Books read this year with only one murder
♻️Whose Body? 📱
♻️In My Father's Den 📖
♻️ The Crime at Black Dudley📖
♻️ Beast In View📖
♻️Lolita🗣
♻️The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde📱
The White Tiger

Not yet read but synopsis implies only one murder

The Poisoned Chocolates Case


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MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments36 A book published in the last 3 years (2016, 2017, 2018) by an author you haven't read before

Shortlist
The Dry 📖
♻️ Cheer Up, Love: Adventures in Depression with the Crab of Hate 🗣
✖️ Sing, Unburied, Sing


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MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments37. A Women's Prize for Fiction winner or nominee
Saving Fish from Drowning 📖by Amy Tan - author nominated ( or ❓substitute if read a winning book)

Link to list on Wiki :https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_...

Link to my shelf (of winners): https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...

Shortlist
Half of a Yellow Sun 📖
Bel Canto
When I Lived in Modern Times
The Road Home
♻️We Need to Talk About Kevin📖
♻️The Weight of Water📖


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MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments38. A science book or a science fiction book

It would be good to read a science (non fiction) for this but I don't have any on my TBR and very few SF so research needed

ETA: As Stephen Hawking has died I thought I should pick his book from my list so will be reading and listening to A Brief History of Time

Shortlist
Lock In
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
A Brief History of Time📖🗣
♻️Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded📖
The God Delusion🗣


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MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments41. A book by an author with the same first and last initials

Shortlist of Authors on my TBR List:
Bill Bryson, Graham Greene, Philip Pullman, Aravind Adiga, Lois Lowry, Margaret Millar Ken Kesey

Books shortlist

Bill Bryson's African Diary
Brighton Rock
The Golden Compass 📖
The White Tiger 📖
The Giver
Beast In View📖 Margaret Millar
♻️One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest📖


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MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments42 A book that takes place on, in, or underwater

Shortlist
The Lifeboat
The Cat's Table📖


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MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments44 A Ghost Story
My suggestion!
Will probably read this in the week set which is Haloween Week
Ideas
The Haunting of Hill House
The Graveyard Book
The Turn of the Screw
The Woman in White
Beloved📖
The Canterville Ghost
✖️Sing, Unburied, Sing


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MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments46 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #4 Air

Ideas
The Shadow of the Wind 📖
The Book of Air and Shadows


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MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments47 A book where the main character (or author) is of a different ethnic origin, religion, or sexual identity than your own

Ideas
Many from ATW80 challenge will fit here
♻️ A Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
The Price of Salt
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
Cheer Up Love: Adventures in depression with the Crab of Hate 🗣
♻️Snow Flower and the Secret Fan📖
♻️Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood


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