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message 1: by Rosemary (last edited Sep 04, 2018 02:32PM) (new)

Rosemary | 380 comments In 2017 I took them mostly in order, but in 2018 I will jump around.
Read 52/52 - all finished, 4 September 2018

1. A book with the letters A, T & Y in the title
A Boy's Own Story by Edmund White A Boy's Own Story by Edmund White, 16 Feb 18
2. A book from the first 10 books added to your To Be Read list
Tommy Glover's Sketch Of Heaven by Jane Bailey Tommy Glover's Sketch of Heaven by Jane Bailey, 18 Feb 18
3. A book from the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman, 20 Jan 18
4. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #1 Earth (in title, cover, content, setting, author...)
Miss Julia Stands Her Ground (Miss Julia, #7) by Ann B. Ross Miss Julia Stands Her Ground by Ann B. Ross, 10 Feb 18
5. A book about or inspired by real events
Homer & Langley by E.L. Doctorow Homer & Langley by E.L. Doctorow, 9 Feb 18
6. A book originally written in a language other than English
Amerika by Franz Kafka Amerika by Franz Kafka, 29 Mar 18 - German
7. A gothic novel
The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft, 12 May 18
8. An "own voices" book*
Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich, 7 Feb 18
9. A book with a body part in the title (heart, bones, teeth, skin, blood, etc)
Miss Julia Strikes Back (Miss Julia, #8) by Ann B. Ross Miss Julia Strikes Back by Ann B. Ross, 18 Mar 18 - back
10. An author's debut book (their first book to be published)
The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson, 6 Apr 18
11. A literary fiction
Abide With Me by Elizabeth Strout Abide with Me by Elizabeth Strout, 26 Apr 2018
12. A book set in Africa or South America
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe, 22 Apr 18 - the island is in South America
13. A book with a plot centered around a secret
The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty, 5 Jan 18

14. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #2 Fire
Miss Julia Delivers the Goods (Miss Julia, #10) by Ann B. Ross Miss Julia Delivers the Goods by Ann B. Ross, 21 May 18 - Sam's house is set on fire
15. A book with an unique format/writing structure
The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien, 9 Apr 18
16. A narrative nonfiction
Hidden Figures The Untold Story of the African American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly, 16 Jan 18
17. A book you expect to make you laugh
The Amazing Maurice & His Educated Rodents (Discworld, #28) by Terry Pratchett The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett, 9 Jan 18
18. A book with a location in the title
Greenwich Village by Anna Alice Chapin Greenwich Village by Anna Alice Chapin, 31 May 18
19. A book nominated for the Edgar Award or by a Grand master author (books & authors)
Some Buried Caesar (Nero Wolfe, #6) by Rex Stout Some Buried Caesar by Rex Stout, 10 Mar 18 - Grand Master author (1959)
20. A book rated 5 stars by at least one of your friends
Zenka by Alison Brodie Zenka by Alison Brodie, 17 Mar 18 - friend is Anne
21. A book written in first person perspective
Imperium (Cicero, #1) by Robert Harris Imperium by Robert Harris, 27 Mar 18
22. A book you have high expectations or hope for
Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco, 10 Apr 18
23. A medical or legal thriller
The Necessary Deaths (The Delingpole Mysteries, #1) by David C. Dawson The Necessary Deaths by David C. Dawson, 3 Jan 18
24. A book with a map
Christ Stopped at Eboli by Carlo Levi Christ Stopped at Eboli by Carlo Levi, 4 Apr 18
25. A book with an antagonist/villain point of view
Unhappily Ever After A Villain's Tale by Sarah Beth James Unhappily Ever After: A Villain's Tale by Sarah Beth James, 14 Jan 18
26. A book with a text only cover
The Casino by Margaret Bonham The Casino by Margaret Bonham, 21 Feb 18

27. A book about surviving a hardship (war, famine, major disasters, serious illness, etc)
Emmeline by Judith Rossner Emmeline by Judith Rossner, 27 Mar 18
28. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #3 Water
A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon, 26 Feb 18 - rain on cover
29. A book with a "Clue" weapon on the cover or title (lead pipe, revolver, rope, candlestick, dagger, wrench)
Slade House by David Mitchell Slade House by David Mitchell, 18 Mar 18 - candlestick on cover (bottom right)
30. A short book
A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy by Mr. Yorick by Laurence Sterne A Sentimental Journey by Laurence Sterne, 5 Feb 18
31. A book set in a country you'd like to visit but have never been to
An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine, 4 Feb 18
32. An alternate history book
At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft, 6 Apr 18
33. A book connected (title, cover, content) to a word "born" in the same year as you (link) nonheterosexual, wait list
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli, 25 Mar 18
34. A suggestion from the AtY 2018 polls, that didn't win but was polarizing or a close-call
The Eagle's Mate by Anna Alice Chapin The Eagle's Mate by Anna Alice Chapin, 26 Jan 18
35. A book featuring a murder
The Dead Shall be Raised & Murder of a Quack (Chief Inspector Littlejohn #4-5) by George Bellairs The Dead Shall be Raised and Murder of a Quack by George Bellairs, 2 Feb 18
36. A book published in the last 3 years (2016, 2017, 2018) by an author you haven't read before
Himself by Jess Kidd Himself by Jess Kidd, 15 Feb 18 (2017)
37. A Women's Prize for Fiction winner or nominee (link1, link2)
Home (Gilead #2) by Marilynne Robinson Home by Marilynne Robinson, 17 Aug 18
38. A science book or a science fiction book
Eastern Standard Tribe by Cory Doctorow Eastern Standard Tribe by Cory Doctorow, 23 Feb 18
39. A book with a form of punctuation in the title
World's End by T.C. Boyle World's End by T.C. Boyle, 24 Jan 18

40. A book from Amazon's 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime list (link)
The Outsider by Albert Camus The Outsider by Albert Camus, 29 Jan 18
41. A book by an author with the same first and last initials
Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse, 13 March 2018
42. A book that takes place on, in, or underwater
A High Wind in Jamaica Or, the Innocent Voyage by Richard Hughes A High Wind in Jamaica by Richard Hughes, 15 June 18- most of the book takes place on a ship at sea
43. A book with a title that is a whole sentence
The Godwits Fly by Robin Hyde The Godwits Fly by Robin Hyde, 20 Feb 18
44. A ghost story
Thin Air by Michelle Paver Thin Air by Michelle Paver, 8 Jan 18
45. A book that intimidates/ scares you
City Sister Silver by Jáchym Topol City Sister Silver by Jáchym Topol, 26 Jan 18
46. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #4 Air
Mort (Discworld, #4) by Terry Pratchett Mort by Terry Pratchett, 21 Jan 18
47. A book where the main character (or author) is of a different ethnic origin, religion, or sexual identity than your own
Memories of Rain by Sunetra Gupta Memories of Rain by Sunetra Gupta, 6 Jan 18
48. A book related to one of the 7 deadly sins (pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, sloth)
Cecilia, Or, Memoirs Of An Heiress by Fanny Burney Cecilia, Or, Memoirs Of An Heiress by Fanny Burney, 15 Mar 18
49. A book from one of the Goodreads Best Books of the Month lists
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart We Were Liars by E. Lockhart, 3 Sept 18 - from the May 2014 list
50. A book with a warm atmosphere (centered on family, friendship, love or summer)
Sheep's Clothing by Elin Gregory Sheep's Clothing by Elin Gregory, 2 Feb 18
51. An award-winning short story or short story collection
The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu, 11 Apr 18
52. A book published in 2018
Agent Bayne (PsyCop, #9) by Jordan Castillo Price Agent Bayne by Jordan Castillo Price, 16 Jan 18


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13. A book with a plot centered around a secret
The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty, 5 Jan 18
(title says it all)

23. A medical or legal thriller
The Necessary Deaths (The Delingpole Mysteries, #1) by David C. Dawson The Necessary Deaths by David C. Dawson, 3 Jan 18
(the main character is a lawyer, and there's another lawyer in it, too; and the plot centres around gene therapy, so it's both medical and legal thriller)


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47. A book where the main character (or author) is of a different ethnic origin, religion, or sexual identity than your own
Memories of Rain by Sunetra Gupta Memories of Rain by Sunetra Gupta, 6 Jan 18
(author and main character are ethnically Indian, I am white)


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44. A ghost story

Thin Air by Michelle Paver Thin Air by Michelle Paver, 8 Jan 18


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17. A book you expect to make you laugh

The Amazing Maurice & His Educated Rodents (Discworld, #28) by Terry Pratchett The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett, 9 Jan 18

(it did, but not as much or as soon as I expected)


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25. A book with an antagonist/villain point of view

Unhappily Ever After A Villain's Tale by Sarah Beth James Unhappily Ever After: A Villain's Tale by Sarah Beth James, 14 Jan 18

52. A book published in 2018

Agent Bayne (PsyCop, #9) by Jordan Castillo Price Agent Bayne by Jordan Castillo Price, 16 Jan 18

16. A narrative nonfiction

Hidden Figures The Untold Story of the African American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly, 16 Jan 18

3. A book from the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman, 20 Jan 18
(nominated in the Fiction category)


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46. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #4 Air
Mort (Discworld, #4) by Terry Pratchett Mort by Terry Pratchett, 21 Jan 18

cover - they are flying through the air on the Grim Reaper's horse, Binky


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39. A book with a form of punctuation in the title

World's End by T.C. Boyle World's End by T.C. Boyle, 24 Jan 18


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Lizzy | 714 comments I’m reading World’s End right now. I almost always love a good T.C. Boyle novel. Have you read any of his short stories?


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Rosemary | 380 comments No, that was the first one of his I ever read. Would you recommend the short stories?


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34. A suggestion from the AtY 2018 polls, that didn't win but was polarizing or a close-call

The Eagle's Mate by Anna Alice Chapin The Eagle's Mate by Anna Alice Chapin, 25 Jan 18

Polarizing, Fourteenth Mini-Poll, a book with less than 2018 ratings - it has 3 ratings including mine :)

45. A book that intimidates/scares you

City Sister Silver by Jáchym Topol City Sister Silver by Jáchym Topol, 26 Jan 18

An intimidating and difficult book to read because the language is non-standard.


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40. A book from Amazon's 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime list (link)

The Outsider by Albert Camus The Outsider by Albert Camus, 29 Jan 18 - gave it 5 stars


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31. A book set in a country you'd like to visit but have never been to
An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine, 4 Feb 18
(Lebanon)

30. A short book
A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy by Mr. Yorick by Laurence Sterne A Sentimental Journey by Laurence Sterne, 5 Feb 18
(124 pages)

8. An "own voices" book
Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich, 7 Feb 18
(Native American author and characters)


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Sophie (sawphie) | 2920 comments Wow, you've read a lot already, congrats!

What did you think of An Unnecessary Woman? I still don't have a book for Lebanon for my Around the World challenge ;)


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Rosemary | 380 comments I liked it! 4 stars. I'd definitely recommend it for your Lebanon book :)


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5. A book about or inspired by real events

Homer & Langley by E.L. Doctorow Homer & Langley by E.L. Doctorow, 9 Feb 18

Homer and Langley Collyer were real brothers who became reclusive hoarders in their house on New York's Fifth Avenue.


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4. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #1 Earth

Miss Julia Stands Her Ground (Miss Julia, #7) by Ann B. Ross Miss Julia Stands Her Ground by Ann B. Ross, 10 Feb 18

Ground = Earth


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

Himself by Jess Kidd Himself by Jess Kidd, 15 Feb 18

Published 2017, and I haven't read anything by her before--in fact it's her first book, so I couldn't have


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1. A book with the letters A, T & Y in the title

A Boy's Own Story by Edmund White A Boy's Own Story by Edmund White, 16 Feb 18


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

Tommy Glover's Sketch Of Heaven by Jane Bailey Tommy Glover's Sketch of Heaven by Jane Bailey, 18 Feb 18

I added this book to my TBR on 28 August, 2011, not long after I joined Goodreads.


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43. A book with a title that is a whole sentence

The Godwits Fly by Robin Hyde The Godwits Fly by Robin Hyde, 20 Feb 18


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Tammy | 704 comments I think you should Double-Down on your challenge! You are flying through your books!


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Rosemary | 380 comments The first books are always the easiest to fit, Tammy! We'll see when I start getting to the more difficult tasks ...


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26. A book with a text only cover

The Casino by Margaret Bonham The Casino by Margaret Bonham, 21 Feb 18

(the little thing in the bottom left of the cover is just the publisher's logo)

As well as being the week 26 task, this is the 26th task I've done, although I haven't done them in order. So theoretically that's half complete ... but so far I've fitted in every book I've read this year, and that won't continue now I have less choice of tasks!


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28. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #3 Water

A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon, 26 Feb 18

There's rain on the cover, and in the story the wedding is almost washed out by water flooding the marquee


38. A science book or a science fiction book

Eastern Standard Tribe by Cory Doctorow Eastern Standard Tribe by Cory Doctorow, 23 Feb 18

Science fiction


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19. A book nominated for the Edgar Award or by a Grand master author

Some Buried Caesar (Nero Wolfe, #6) by Rex Stout Some Buried Caesar by Rex Stout, 10 Mar 18

Rex Stout was the Grand Master author for 1959.


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41. A book by an author with the same first and last initials

Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse, 13 March 2018


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Stephanie (scharle4) | 94 comments Wow! You’re off to quite a start!


message 31: by Rosemary (new)

Rosemary | 380 comments Yes, they are all fitting in nicely, so far!

But I'm sure I will have some difficult ones left at the end.


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Tammy | 704 comments How did you like Steppenwolf? That is coming up on my list soon.


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Rosemary | 380 comments Good luck with it, Tammy! I found it a struggle, but maybe it was just the wrong time for me. It's not an easy, light read, which is what would suit me better right now!


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

Cecilia, Or, Memoirs Of An Heiress by Fanny Burney Cecilia, Or, Memoirs Of An Heiress by Fanny Burney, 15 Mar 18

Pride - Mr Delvile senior is too proud to let his son marry Cecilia, although she is rich
Greed - lots of men are after Cecilia's money


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20. A book rated 5 stars by at least one of your friends

Zenka by Alison Brodie Zenka by Alison Brodie, 17 Mar 18 - rated 5 stars by Anne
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


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29. A book with a "Clue" weapon on the cover or title (lead pipe, revolver, rope, candlestick, dagger, wrench)

Slade House by David Mitchell Slade House by David Mitchell, 18 Mar 18
- candlestick on cover (bottom right of illustration)

9. A book with a body part in the title (heart, bones, teeth, skin, blood, etc)

Miss Julia Strikes Back (Miss Julia, #8) by Ann B. Ross Miss Julia Strikes Back by Ann B. Ross, 18 Mar 18 - back


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21. A book written in first person perspective

Imperium (Cicero, #1) by Robert Harris Imperium by Robert Harris, 27 Mar 18

The first person narrator is Cicero's secretary, Tiro


27. A book about surviving a hardship (war, famine, major disasters, serious illness, etc)

Emmeline by Judith Rossner Emmeline by Judith Rossner, 27 Mar 18

Emmeline survives being sent to work in a mill at the age of 13, (view spoiler).


33. A book connected (title, cover, content) to a word "born" in the same year as you

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli, 25 Mar 18

nonheterosexual, wait list - a gay romance that I had to wait for at the library


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6. A book originally written in a language other than English

Amerika by Franz Kafka Amerika by Franz Kafka, 29 Mar 18

Originally written in German


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24. A book with a map

Christ Stopped at Eboli by Carlo Levi Christ Stopped at Eboli by Carlo Levi, 4 Apr 18

Has a map of the remote rural area of Italy where Carlo Levi spent a year

32. An alternate history book

At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft, 6 Apr 18

Gives an alternate account of prehistory and how human and other life came to be here


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10. An author's debut book (their first book to be published)

The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson, 6 Apr 18

15. A book with an unique format/writing structure

The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien, 9 Apr 18

Linked pieces that present sometimes as truth, sometimes as fiction

22. A book you have high expectations or hope for

Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco, 10 Apr 18

I was disappointed, didn't enjoy it :(


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51. An award-winning short story or short story collection

The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu, 11 Apr 18

Stories in the collection have won many scifi awards including the Hugo and Nebula.


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Kathy | 2219 comments I plan to read The Things They Carried soon.


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Rosemary | 380 comments I hope you enjoy it, Kathy. I thought that was an amazing book. 5 stars.


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11. A literary fiction

Abide With Me by Elizabeth Strout Abide with Me by Elizabeth Strout, 26 Apr 2018


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Tammy | 704 comments Only 6 more, very nice! What are you going to do when you finish? More list making or just free reading?


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Rosemary | 380 comments Just free reading I think! And other challenges. It may take me a while to do these six as I don't have so many books that will fit them.


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7. A gothic novel

The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft, 12 May 18


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14. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #2 Fire

Miss Julia Delivers the Goods (Miss Julia, #10) by Ann B. Ross Miss Julia Delivers the Goods by Ann B. Ross, 21 May 18 - Sam's house is set on fire


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18. A book with a location in the title

Greenwich Village by Anna Alice Chapin Greenwich Village by Anna Alice Chapin, 31 May 18


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42. A book that takes place on, in, or underwater

A High Wind in Jamaica Or, the Innocent Voyage by Richard Hughes A High Wind in Jamaica by Richard Hughes, 15 June 18

Most of the book takes place on a ship at sea.


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