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message 1: by JL (last edited Jul 22, 2018 02:24PM) (new)

JL (jldorner) | 12 comments Possible choices, all from my TBR list.

Progress: 26/52

1. A book with the letters A, T & Y in the title √
Press Start to Play by Daniel H. Wilson

2. A book from the first 10 books added to your To Be Read list
10 04 by Ben Lerner 12-21 by Dustin Thomason 1700 Scenes from London Life by Maureen Waller 1913 The Year Before the Storm by Florian Illies

3. A book from the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards (link)
Secrets in Death (In Death, #45) by J.D. Robb Into the Water by Paula Hawkins The Radium Girls The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore Killers of the Flower Moon The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann

4. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #1 Earth √
The Pillars of the Earth (Kingsbridge, #1) by Ken Follett

5. A book about or inspired by real events √
White Houses by Amy Bloom

6. A book originally written in a language other than English √
The Dying Game by Åsa Avdic

7. A gothic novel
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1) by Kami Garcia The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

8. An "own voices" book*

9. A book with a body part in the title √
The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones

10. An author's debut book (their first book to be published) √
The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1) by Scott Lynch

11. A literary fiction
The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books, #1) by Carlos Ruiz Zafón The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly

12. A book set in Africa or South America
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe King Leopold's Ghost by Adam Hochschild Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight An African Childhood by Alexandra Fuller Midaq Alley by Naguib Mahfouz

13. A book with a plot centered around a secret (forbidden love, spies, secret societies, etc)
Enigma by Robert Harris Red Sparrow (Red Sparrow Trilogy, #1) by Jason Matthews The Trinity Six by Charles Cumming

14. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #2 Fire 
City on Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg The Fire Sermon (The Fire Sermon, #1) by Francesca Haig Flood of Fire by Amitav Ghosh Tell the Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan

15. A book with an unique format/writing structure √
A Field Guide to the North American Family by Garth Risk Hallberg

16. A narrative nonfiction √
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

17. A book you expect to make you laugh √
Fool by Christopher Moore

18. A book with a location in the title √
Westward to the Pacific (The Gateway series) by Ray Allen Billington

19. A book nominated for the Edgar Award or by a Grand master author (books & authors)
The Last Policeman (The Last Policeman, #1) by Ben H. Winters Tinseltown Murder, Morphine, and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood by William J. Mann

20. A book rated 5 stars by at least one of your friends √
A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1) by Sarah J. Maas

21. A book written in first person perspective √
The Valiant (The Valiant, #1) by Lesley Livingston

22. A book you have high expectations or hope for
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz The Boys in the Boat Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown

23. A medical or legal thriller
The Zero Game by Brad Meltzer Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty Old City Hall (Detective Greene, #1) by Robert Rotenberg

24. A book with a map √
The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2) by Patrick Rothfuss

25. A book with an antagonist/villain point of view
The Mists of Avalon (Avalon, #1) by Marion Zimmer Bradley How to Lead a Life of Crime by Kirsten Miller Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows, #2) by Leigh Bardugo

26. A book with a text only cover √
Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1) by Amie Kaufman

27. A book about surviving a hardship (war, famine, major disasters, serious illness, etc)
The After War by Brandon Zenner Wool Omnibus (Silo, #1) by Hugh Howey Hater (Hater, #1) by David Moody Rising Tide The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America by John M. Barry

28. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #3 Water √
Red Seas Under Red Skies (Gentleman Bastard, #2) by Scott Lynch

29. A book with a "Clue" weapon on the cover or title (dagger) √
The Republic of Thieves (Gentleman Bastard, #3) by Scott Lynch

30. A short book √
The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman

31. A book set in a country you'd like to visit but have never been to
The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer Skeletons at the Feast by Chris Bohjalian Wires and Nerve (Wires and Nerve, #1) by Marissa Meyer The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty

32. An alternate history book
Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson Dies the Fire (Emberverse, #1) by S.M. Stirling Ruled Britannia by Harry Turtledove In the Presence of Mine Enemies by Harry Turtledove Seven Days In May by Fletcher Knebel

33. A book connected (title, cover, content) to a word "born" in the same year as you: multiverse √
Gemina (The Illuminae Files, #2) by Amie Kaufman

34. A suggestion from the AtY 2018 polls, that didn't win but was polarizing or a close-call (link) (immigrant experience)
The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street by Susan Jane Gilman Little Failure by Gary Shteyngart Vaclav and Lena by Haley Tanner Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín

35. A book featuring a murder √
Ten Dead Comedians A Murder Mystery by Fred Van Lente

36. A book published in the last 3 years (2016, 2017, 2018) by an author you haven't read before √
Royals by Rachel Hawkins

37. A Women's Prize for Fiction winner or nominee (link1, link2)
The Power by Naomi Alderman The Tiger's Wife by Téa Obreht

38. A science book or a science fiction book
Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1) by Amie Kaufman Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman Longitude The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time by Dava Sobel The Great Influenza The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History by John M. Barry

39. A book with a form of punctuation in the title
What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe What Went Wrong? The Clash Between Islam & Modernity in the Middle East by Bernard Lewis Very Good, Jeeves! (Jeeves, #4) by P.G. Wodehouse Death from the Skies! These Are the Ways the World Will End... by Philip Plait

40. A book from Amazon's 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime list (link)
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot The Secret History by Donna Tartt

41. A book by an author with the same first and last initials √
Tetris The Games People Play by Box Brown

42. A book that takes place on, in, or underwater
The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn An Untold Story of the American Revolution by Robert P. Watson The Scar (Bas-Lag, #2) by China Miéville Atlantic Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms & a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories by Simon Winchester Dead Wake The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson

43. A book with a title that is a whole sentence
I Was Told There'd Be Cake by Sloane Crosley

44. A ghost story √
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

45. A book that intimidates/ scares you
Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1) by George R.R. Martin The Pillars of the Earth (Kingsbridge, #1) by Ken Follett The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich A History of Nazi Germany by William L. Shirer

46. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #4 Air √
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
Midaq Alley by Naguib Mahfouz The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz The Perfect Nanny by Leïla Slimani

48. A book related to one of the 7 deadly sins (lust) √
The Fair But Frail Prostitution in San Francisco, 1849-1900 by Jacqueline Barnhart

49. A book from one of the Goodreads Best Books of the Month lists √
The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (Montague Siblings, #1) by Mackenzi Lee

50. A book with a warm atmosphere (centered on family, friendship, love or summer) (bromance)
Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1) by Leigh Bardugo Some Danger Involved (Barker & Llewelyn, #1) by Will Thomas The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (Montague Siblings, #1) by Mackenzi Lee The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave, #1) by Rick Yancey

51. An award-winning short story or short story collection
Thunderstruck & Other Stories by Elizabeth McCracken The Starlit Wood New Fairy Tales by Dominik Parisien Cat Pictures Please and Other Stories by Naomi Kritzer

52. A book published in 2018 √
The One by John Marrs

message 2: by Anastasia (new)

Anastasia (anastasiaharris) | 1305 comments The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a really good book.

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