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message 1: by Belinda (last edited Dec 31, 2018 01:24AM) (new)

Belinda Pearson (bellovesbooks) | 46 comments Did not quite get there last year, time to try again

The 2018 List - Completed 51/52

1. A book with the letters A, T & Y in the title: Anatomy of a Scandal
2. A book from the first 10 books added to your To Be Read list: Burial Rites
3. A book from the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards (link): The Hate U Give
4. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #1 Earth (in title, cover, content, setting, author...): The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate – Discoveries from a Secret World
5. A book about or inspired by real events: The Librarian of Auschwitz
6. A book originally written in a language other than English: The Vegetarian
7. A gothic novel: Jane Eyre
8. An "own voices" book: When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir
9. A book with a body part in the title (heart, bones, teeth, skin, blood, etc): Bones Never Lie
10. An author's debut book (their first book to be published): The Nowhere Child
11. A literary fiction: Nine Perfect Strangers
12. A book set in Africa or South America: Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood
13. A book with a plot centered around a secret (forbidden love, spies, secret societies, etc): Brokeback Mountain
14. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #2 Fire Playing With Fire
15. A book with an unique format/writing structure: Obsidio
16. A narrative nonfiction: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
17. A book you expect to make you laugh: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?
18. A book with a location in the title The Secret Place
19. A book nominated for the Edgar Award or by a Grand master author (books & authors): Wild card: A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo
20. A book rated 5 stars by at least one of your friends: An American Marriage
21. A book written in first person perspective: A Lesson Before Dying
22. A book you have high expectations or hope for: The President Is Missing
23. A medical or legal thriller: A Time to Kill
24. A book with a map: Scrublands
25. A book with an antagonist/villain point of view: The Good Samaritan
26. A book with a text only cover: Exit West
27. A book about surviving a hardship: The Wolf Road
28. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #3 Water: Broken Harbor
29. A book with a "Clue" weapon on the cover or title: The Crimes of Jack The Ripper
30. A short book: Binti
31. A book set in a country you'd like to visit but have never been to: I Am Watching You
32. An alternate history book: The Man in the High Castle
33. A book connected (title, cover, content) to a word "born" in the same year as you (link): The Kiss Quotient
34. A suggestion from the AtY 2018 polls, that didn't win but was polarizing or a close-call: A book, any genre, dealing with loss and grief Grief is the Thing with Feathers
35. A book featuring a murder: Sometimes I Lie
36. A book published in the last 3 years (2016, 2017, 2018) by an author you haven't read before: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
37. A Women's Prize for Fiction winner or nominee (link1, link2): Do Not Say We Have Nothing
38. A science book or a science fiction book: Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
39. A book with a form of punctuation in the title: Teacher: One woman's struggle to keep the heart in teaching
40. A book from Amazon's 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime list (link): Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
41. A book by an author with the same first and last initials: The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
42. A book that takes place on, in, or underwater: A Bridge To Wiseman's Cove
43. A book with a title that is a whole sentence: The Last Place You Look
44. A ghost story: Let Me Lie
45. A book that intimidates/ scares you: Homegoing
46. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #4 Air: When Breath Becomes Air
47. A book where the main character (or author) is of a different ethnic origin, religion, or sexual identity than your own: Survivor's Game
48. A book related to one of the 7 deadly sins: Murder on the Orient Express
49. A book from one of the Goodreads Best Books of the Month lists: Legend
50. A book with a warm atmosphere (centered on family, friendship, love or summer): Anansi Boys
51. An award-winning short story or short story collection: Beneath The Cracks
Read it here
52. A book published in 2018: Don't Believe It


message 2: by Belinda (last edited Dec 30, 2017 06:28PM) (new)

Belinda Pearson (bellovesbooks) | 46 comments There are a few hard topics this year. Not sure what I will do in regards to the four elements or the 7 deadly sins.

Maybe When Breath Becomes Air?

Other ideas:
Alternate History: Never let me go, Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
Books of the Month: The Night Circus, Elizabeth is Missing, The Girl with All the Gifts, More Happy than Not


message 3: by Zaz (new)

Zaz | 3034 comments The 4 elements should be easy with title and cover, but you can fill them later when you have more ideas.

The deadly sins is a complicated for me too, I've some possibilities but nothing I'm really looking forward to, so I'll see what everyone is reading.


message 4: by Belinda (last edited Jan 20, 2018 05:36PM) (new)

Belinda Pearson (bellovesbooks) | 46 comments Going to add my remaining books from 2017 to this list too:

Read: 32/52

1. A book from the Goodreads Choice Awards 2016: Hamilton: The Revolution
2. A book with at least 2 perspectives: All the Ugly and Wonderful Things
3. A book you meant to read in 2016: The Regional Office Is Under Attack!
4. A title that doesn't contain the letter "E": If I Was Your Girl
5. A historical fiction: We Were the Lucky Ones
6. A book being released as a movie in 2017: Ready Player One
7. A book with an animal on the cover or in the title: Turtles All the Way Down
8. A book written by a person of color: Hidden Figures: The Untold True Story of Four African-American Women Who Helped Launch Our Nation into Space
9. A book in the middle of your To Be Read list: New Human
10. A dual-timeline novel: The Girl Before
11. A category from another challenge: Read Harder Challenge 2017: read a book about books - When Books Went to War: The Stories that Helped Us Win World War II
12. A book based on a myth: The Penelopiad
13. A book recommended by one of your favorite authors: Sula
14. A book with a strong female character: Today Will Be Different

15. A book written or set in Scandinavia: Burial Rites
16. A mystery: The X-Files: Stolen Lives
17. A book with illustrations: Romeo and/or Juliet

18. A really long book (600+ pages): either The Goldfinch or A Brief History of Seven Killings
19. A New York Times best-seller: Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body
20. A book that you've owned for a while but haven't gotten around to reading
21. A book that is a continuation of a book you've already read
22. A book by an author you haven't read before: In Cold Blood
23. A book from the BBC "The Big Read" list: The Grapes of Wrath
24. A book written by at least two authors: Let It Snow
25. A book about a famous historical figure: Lincoln in the Bardo
26. An adventure book: Ella Enchanted
27. A book by one of your favorite authors: I will choose something by Margaret Atwood
28. A non-fiction: The Man Who Broke Into Auschwitz: A True Story of World War II
29. A book published outside the 4 major publishing houses: Kristy's Great Idea
30. A book from Goodreads Top 100 YA Books: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
31. A book from a sub-genre of your favorite genre: cosy mystery Along Came a Spider
32. A book with a long title (5+ words, excluding subtitle): The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

33. A magical realism novel: The Ocean at the End of the Lane
34. A book set in or by an author from the Southern Hemisphere: The Dry
35. A book where one of the main characters is royalty
36. A Hugo Award winner or nominee: Saga, Volume 1
37. A book you choose randomly: The One Man

38. A novel inspired by a work of classic literature: Station Eleven
39. An epistolary fiction: The Color Purple
40. A book published in 2017: Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions
41. A book with an unreliable narrator: Gone Girl

42. A best book of the 21st century: The Complete Persepolis
43. A book with a chilling atmosphere: We Need to Talk About Kevin
44. A recommendation from "What Should I Read Next": Invisible Man
45. A book with a one-word title: Blueback
46. A time travel novel: Life After Life
47. A past suggestion that didn't win - A book about a difficult topic: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
48. A banned book: A Clockwork Orange
49. A book from someone else's bookshelf: The Queue
50. A Penguin Modern Classic - any edition
51. A collection: Things That Happen: and Other Poems
52. A book set in a fictional location: Catching Fire


message 5: by Belinda (new)

Belinda Pearson (bellovesbooks) | 46 comments Thank you to audio books for me getting a good start this year.
The other 4 elements, 7 deadly sins, and one based on a secret I am struggling to come up with options about.


message 6: by Belinda (new)

Belinda Pearson (bellovesbooks) | 46 comments Went through a bit of a reading slump, but back at it now.
18 read so far not bad at all.


message 7: by Belinda (new)

Belinda Pearson (bellovesbooks) | 46 comments Earth, Fire and Water, then one that takes place on, in or under water ... stumped


message 8: by Lizzy (new)

Lizzy | 714 comments If you like narrative nonfiction, The Boys in the Boat was very good, and could work for either water, or in/on/under water.


message 9: by Belinda (new)

Belinda Pearson (bellovesbooks) | 46 comments Still to work out Earth and Water


message 10: by Belinda (new)

Belinda Pearson (bellovesbooks) | 46 comments 3 more to go and 5 days. Hopefully I can get there
Edgar Award Winner
Alternate History Novel
Women's Prize for Fiction winner or nominee


message 11: by Belinda (new)

Belinda Pearson (bellovesbooks) | 46 comments Decided to use a Wild Card, read an alternate history novel, just the Women's Prize for Fiction short for the year.


message 12: by Donna (new)

Donna (dfree46) | 29 comments DONNA FREEMAN’S 2019 ATY LIST PLANS

o A book that was nominated for or won an award in a genre you enjoy CUJO (Horror)
o A book with one of 5 W’s in title (Who, What, When, Where, Why) WHERE THE HEART IS
o A book by an author whose name contains A, T, and Y THE LIFE OF PI
o Book with criminal character (assassin, pirate, thief, robber, scoundrel, etc.) THE RUNNING MAN
o A book written or inspired by Shakespeare ROMEO AND JULIET
o A book with a dual timeline THE TIME TRAVELLER’S WIFE
o Two books related to the same topic, genre, or theme: #1 HARRY POTTER & THE SORCERERS STONE
o Two books related to the same topic, genre, or theme: #2 HARRY POTTER & THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN
o Book from 1 of top 5 money making genres (romance/erotica, crime/mystery, etc.) CRIME & PUNISHMENT
o A book featuring a historical figure LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE: THE LONG WINTER
o A book related to one of 12 Zodiac Chinese Animals (title, cover, subject) WATERSHIP DOWN (Rabbit)
o A book about reading, books, or an author/writer THE BOOK THIEF
o A book from a New York Public Library Staff Picks list THE IMMORTALISTS
o A book with a title, subtitle, or cover related to an astronomical term THE SUN ALSO RISES
o A book set in or by an author from a Mediterranean country PAPILLON (France)
o A book told from multiple perspectives THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH
o A speculative fiction (fantasy, sci-fi, horror, dystopia) BELOVED
o Book related to 1 of the elements on periodic table of elements LITTLE HOUSE ON PRAIRIE: HAPPY GOLDEN YEARS
o A book by an author who has more than one book on your TBR list HARRY POTTER & THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS
o A book featuring indigenous people LES MISERABLES
o A book for a suggestion from the ATY 2019 polls that was polarizing or a close call JAWS (Book with monsters)
o A book with a number in the title or on the cover A TALE OF TWO CITIES
o Four books inspired by the wedding rhyme: #1 Something Old THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP
o Four books inspired by the wedding rhyme: #1 Something New BRAVE NEW WORLD
o Four books inspired by the wedding rhyme: #1 Something Borrowed THE BORROWERS
o Four books inspired by the wedding rhyme: #1 Something Blue THE BLUEST EYE
o A book from the 1001 Books to Read Before You Die EAST OF EDEN
o A book related to something cold (theme, title, author, cover) WINTER’S BONE
o A book published before 1950 HAMLET
o A book featuring an elderly character WATER FOR ELEPHANTS
o A children’s classic you’ve never read THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH
o A book with more than 500 pages VANITY FAIR
o A book you have owned for at least a year but haven’t read NIGHT by ELIE WIESEL
o A book with a person’s name in the title HARRY POTTER & THE GOBLET OF FIRE
o A psychological thriller THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
o A book featured on an NPR Best Books of the Year list REBECCA
o A book set in a school or university HARRY POTTER & THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX
o A book not written in traditional novel format (poetry, essay, epistolary, graphic novel) JANE EYRE (Epistolary)
o A book with a strong sense of place or where the author brings the location/setting to life INTO THE WILD
o A book you stumbled upon THE DOLLMAKER
o A book from the 2018 GR Choice Awards THE HATE U GIVE
o A book with a monster or monstrous character FRANKENSTEIN
o A book related to STEM (SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, MATH) IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS
o A book related in some way to a TV Show/Series or movie you enjoyed MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA
o A multi-generational saga THE THORN BIRDS
o A book with a (mostly) black cover DRACULA
o A book related to food (title, cover, plot, etc.) THE GRAPES OF WRATH
o A National Book Award finalist or winner from any year THE CORRECTIONS
o A book written by a Far East Asian author or set in a Far East Asian country A FINE BALANCE
o A book that includes a journey (physical, health, spiritual) BEAUTIFUL BOY
o A book published in 2019 DAISY JONES & THE SIX
o A book with a weird or intriguing title THE GUERNSEY LITERARY & POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY


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