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message 1: by Miriam (last edited Dec 28, 2018 07:02AM) (new)

Miriam | 69 comments I've been doing the Popsugar challenge this year, plus some smaller ones (like the color challenge and the A-Z challenge for locations) but will also try the Around the Year challenge next year.
I'll try to use mainly books I already own or books from the library.
I like planning, but I noticed this year, that I am not too good at branching out too far from my reading comfort zone. That slows me down enormously and takes away the fun. Also, like in real life: plans change.

The 2018 List

1. A book with the letters A, T & Y in the title
Sanctuary (Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus, #7) by Faye Kellerman

2. A book from the first 10 books added to your To Be Read list
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

3. A book from the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards
The Dry (Aaron Falk, #1) by Jane Harper

4. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #1 Earth (in title, cover, content, setting, author...)
Im Wald (Bodenstein & Kirchhoff, #8) by Nele Neuhaus

5. A book about or inspired by real events
Als die Tauben verschwanden by Sofi Oksanen

6. A book originally written in a language other than English (or German) ✅ Menschensöhne (Kommissar Erlendur, #1) by Arnaldur Indriðason

7. A gothic novel
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

8. An "own voices" book*
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

9. A book with a body part in the title (heart, bones, teeth, skin, blood, etc)
Heartless (Parasol Protectorate, #4) by Gail Carriger

10. An author's debut book (their first book to be published)
Der zweite Reiter (August Emmerich, #1) by Alex Beer

11. A literary fiction ✅ Häuser aus Sand Roman by Hala Alyan

12. A book set in Africa or South America
The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso

13. A book with a plot centered around a secret (forbidden love, spies, secret societies, etc)
Die Wurzel alles Guten (Hörbuch) by Miika Nousiainen

14. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #2 Fire
Black Star Nairobi by Mũkoma wa Ngũgĩ

15. A book with an unique format/writing structure
The End We Start From by Megan Hunter

16. A narrative non-fiction
Unberührbar Mein Leben unter den Bettlern von Benares by Tara Stella Deetjen

17. A book you expect to make you laugh ✅ You Can Never Find a Rickshaw When It Monsoons The World on One Cartoon a Day by Mo Willems

18. A book with a location in the title
Nairobi Heat by Mũkoma wa Ngũgĩ

19. A book nominated for the Edgar Award or by a Grand master author (books & authors)
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

20. A book rated 5 stars by at least one of your friends
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro (Eve)

21. A book written in first person perspective
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

22. A book you have high expectations or hope for
Emil und die Detektive / Emil und die drei Zwillinge by Erich Kästner

23. A medical or legal thriller
wild card: ✅ Der Reisende (Flovent-Thorson-Krimis #1) by Arnaldur Indriðason (Nordic Noir)

24. A book with a map
Geschichte des Osmanischen Reiches by Suraiya Faroqhi

25. A book with an antagonist/villain point of view
Wenn das Eis bricht by Camilla Grebe

message 2: by Miriam (last edited Dec 28, 2018 07:02AM) (new)

Miriam | 69 comments 26. A book with a text only cover
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

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

28. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #3 Water
Im Brunnen der Manuskripte (Thursday Next, #3) by Jasper Fforde ]

29. A book with a "Clue" weapon on the cover or title (lead pipe, revolver, rope, candlestick, dagger, wrench)
Das Walmesser Ein Färöer-Krimi by C.R. Neilson

30. A short book ✅ Fünf Viertelstunden bis zum Meer by Ernest van der Kwast

31. A book set in a country you'd like to visit but have never been to
In der Mitte liegt das Glück Lagom by Lola Akinmade Åkerström (Sweden)

32. An alternate history book
Blameless (Parasol Protectorate, #3) by Gail Carriger

33. A book connected (title, cover, content) to a word "born" in the same year as you (1971):
(mirandize): ✅ Mörderische Angst (Kate Burkholder, #6) by Linda Castillo

34. A suggestion from the AtY 2018 polls, that didn't win but was polarizing or a close-call
part of a 5+ book series: Faye Kellerman (Lazarus/Decker) ✅ Doch jeder tötet, was er liebt (Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus, #8) by Faye Kellerman

35. A book featuring a murder
Gone Missing (Kate Burkholder, #4) by Linda Castillo

message 3: by Miriam (last edited Dec 28, 2018 07:05AM) (new)

Miriam | 69 comments 36. A book published in the last 3 years (2016, 2017, 2018) by an author you haven't read before
Zuckerfrei Die 40 Tage-Challenge by Hannah Frey

37. A Women's Prize for Fiction winner or nominee
Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie

38. A science book or a science fiction book
Hautnah by Yael Adler

39. A book with a form of punctuation in the title
"Verkaufen Sie auch Bücher?" - Kuriose Kundenfragen in Buchhandlungen by Jen Campbell

40. A book from Amazon's 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime list ✅ Die Eisprinzessin schläft (Patrik Hedström, #1) by Camilla Läckberg

41. A book by an author with the same first and last initials
A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson by Bill Bryson

42. A book that takes place on, in, or underwater
The Ship of Brides by Jojo Moyes

43. A book with a title that is a whole sentence
Ich bin nicht alt, nur schon sehr lange jung Wie dein Leben mit jedem Jahr besser wird by Alexandra Reinwarth

44. A ghost story
Harvey Kurtzman's Marley's Ghost (comiXology Originals) by Harvey Kurtzman

45. A book that intimidates/ scares you
ok, wildcard: ✅ Wie der Vater, so der Sohn Sommerdahls siebter Fall by Anna Grue Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1 No Normal by G. Willow Wilson Sprechende Hände Die Geschichte von Helen Keller by Joseph Lambert Lumberjanes, Vol. 1 Beware the Kitten Holy by Noelle Stevenson

46. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #4 Air
Irisches Verhängnis by Hannah O'Brien

47. A book where the main character (or author) is of a different ethnic origin, religion, or sexual identity than your own
Dreams From My Father A Story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obama

48. A book related to one of the 7 deadly sins (pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, sloth)
Die Wurzel des Bösen Sommerdahls fünfter Fall (Dan Sommerdahl, #5) by Anna Grue

49. A book from one of the Goodreads Best Books of the Month lists
The Dry (Aaron Falk, #1) by Jane Harper

50. A book with a warm atmosphere (centered on family, friendship, love or summer)✅ Hygge - Ein Lebensgefühl, das einfach glücklich macht by Meik Wiking

51. An award-winning short story or short story collection
short story: ✅ Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx

52. A book published in 2018:
Wölfe an der Côte d'Azur (Kommissar Duval, #5) by Christine Cazon

message 4: by Miriam (last edited Dec 28, 2018 07:06AM) (new)

Miriam | 69 comments I made it!!!!

Allowing double dipping with Popsugar and a wild card...

message 5: by Kelly (new)

Kelly (audiogirlbookingit) | 488 comments Some of your choices I have loved... Kite Runner, A little life, a The Light you cannot see, the Nightingale, the Rosie project, the Curious incident of the dog at night and Bossypants!!! Hope you enjoy the ones you end up reading!! 👍🏼

message 6: by Miriam (new)

Miriam | 69 comments Thank you, Kelly! I can't wait to start on some of them!

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