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message 1: by Brianna (last edited Oct 16, 2017 09:49PM) (new)

Brianna (bebecburt) | 549 comments Since I'm starting school again, I've cut down on my goals. I picked 30 topics from the reject list - some easy, some hard - to try to knock off. I will NOT overlap between the rejects and the main list - one or the other, baby! If I can knock off even half of them - I'll be happy!

message 2: by Brianna (last edited Feb 14, 2018 12:31PM) (new)

Brianna (bebecburt) | 549 comments 02 | 30

• published in a year you haven't read from yet
• based on the flip of a coin ('heads'= a book from your favorite genre / 'tails'= a book from a genre you read infrequently or is new to you)
• written by a Russian author
• you don't know why you added to your TBR / that you wish was not on your TBR
• book in which a main character has your dream job (fiction or nonfiction)

• book that you would associate with your favorite Hogwarts House
• a classic everybody has read except you
• a cross-genre novel that combines fantasy with major elements of at least one other major genre (excluding umbrella terms like fiction or YA)
• with a supernatural character (vampire, werewolf, ghost, witch, etc.)
• book you chose by playing MASH (book edition) (Set categories, play MASH & read a book that fits the winning categories)

• about mental illness
• by an author whose first name and surname start with the same letter
• on your to-read shelf that someone randomly picked for you
• mentions its own title in the contents
• about music/musicians

• featuring a person or people with special abilities
• by or about indigenous people
✓ • none of your Goodreads friends have read/rated: Roommates with Benefits by Nicole Williams | ★★★★
• mentioned in a Goodreads Blog post
• published in a year that has a "5" in it (1995, 2005, etc.)

• three books set in three different centuries
2000s - Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
• about a dragon (or can be on cover, in title or author's name)
• title decided by die (roll a die then pick a book title with the corresponding number of words)

• set during the winter or in a snowy environment
• a science fiction or fantasy standalone
• involves the color yellow
• #1 on a Goodreads Listopia list
• set in a place you have been before

message 3: by Brianna (last edited Oct 20, 2017 09:38AM) (new)

Brianna (bebecburt) | 549 comments 50 States

will transfer over at end of 2017

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Brianna (bebecburt) | 549 comments Every Year

will transfer over at end of 2017

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Brianna (bebecburt) | 549 comments x

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message 7: by Brianna (last edited Jan 02, 2018 07:23PM) (new)

Brianna (bebecburt) | 549 comments First book of the year is complete!

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes | 01.02.17 | 370 pages | ★★★★
• three books set in three different centuries - 2000s

I read this originally just over a year ago. I liked it about the same as I did the last time (I gave it four stars then as well), but I think I was able to connect to it on a bit of a deeper level this time around. It's definitely a heart breaking read, but at the same time so endearing.

A quote I really enjoyed: "Do you know how hard it is to say nothing? When every atom of you strains to do the opposite?"

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Brianna (bebecburt) | 549 comments Roommates with Benefits by Nicole Williams | 02.11.18 | ★★★★

I liked this one, but it was different in the sense that I didn't like the character who's POV we were in the whole book. I loved Soren - way more than Hayden. Soren seemed so up front and honest and it was Hayden who kept complicating things and not believing him and making it messy. There was also some odd pacing at times, but overall it was enjoyable!

favorite quotes from Soren:

"Eighty-six thousand, four hundred seconds. Each of those feeling like a damn lifetime to a man waiting to be with the girl he's into."

My body curled closer. "Yeah?"
"Thank you for being my only."

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