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message 1: by Michele (last edited Dec 30, 2017 02:31PM) (new)

Michele (mmicee) So excited to try this huge challenge out! I tried to add as many classics as I possibly could as well as books that I own but have not yet read. I still have to find books to read for a couple of topics but other than that this list is pretty much set. Let's get reading !


1. A book with the letters A, T & Y in the title
The Casual Vacancy
2. A book from the first 10 books added to your To Be Read list
American Psycho
3. A book from the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay
4. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #1 Earth
Letters from the Earth: Uncensored Writings8
5. A book about or inspired by real events
The Diary of a Young Girl
6. A book originally written in a language other than English
The Metamorphosis
7. A gothic novel
Frankenstein: The 1818 Text
8. An "own voices" book*
The Hate U Give
9. A book with a body part in the title
The Lovely Bones
10. An author's debut book
To Kill a Mockingbird
11. A literary fiction
Lord of the Flies
12. A book set in Africa or South America
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
13. A book with a plot centered around a secret
Fifty Shades of Grey
14. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #2 Fire
Fahrenheit 451
15. A book with an unique format/writing structure
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
16. A narrative nonfiction
Into the Wild
17. A book you expect to make you laugh

18. A book with a location in the title
Looking for Alaska or Pohjois-Korea: Siperiasta itään
19. A book nominated for the Edgar Award or by a Grand master author
The Grown Up
20. A book rated 5 stars by at least one of your friends
Norse Mythology or Fight Club
21. A book written in first person perspective
The Hunger Games or Never Let Me Go
22. A book you have high expectations or hope for
Somebody Else's Kids
23. A medical or legal thriller
Shutter Island
24. A book with a map
El Simarillion
25. A book with an antagonist/villain point of view
Six of Crows or The Picture of Dorian Gray
26. A book with a text only cover
Ready Player One
27. A book about surviving a hardship
Memoirs of a Geisha (re-reading one of my favourite books)
28. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #3 Water
Life of Pi
29. A book with a "Clue" weapon on the cover or title
And Then There Were None
30. A short book
Animal Farm
31. A book set in a country you'd like to visit but have never been to Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China
32. An alternate history book
V for Vendetta or 1984
33. A book connected (title, cover, content) to a word "born" in the same year as you

34. A suggestion from the AtY 2018 polls, that didn't win but was polarizing or a close-call
The Art of War or The Communist Manifesto or The Little Prince
35. A book featuring a murder
In Cold Blood
36. A book published in the last 3 years (2016, 2017, 2018) by an author you haven't read before
When Breath Becomes Air
37. A Women's Prize for Fiction winner or nominee
We Need to Talk About Kevin
38. A science book or a science fiction book
Slaughterhouse-Five
39. A book with a form of punctuation in the title
P.S. I Love You
40. A book from Amazon's 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime list The Book Thief
41. A book by an author with the same first and last initials City of Ashes
42. A book that takes place on, in, or underwater
The Call of Cthulhu
43. A book with a title that is a whole sentence
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
44. A ghost story
The Woman in Black
45. A book that intimidates/ scares you
The Three Musketeers or The Exorcist
46. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #4 Air
Up in the Air
47. A book where the main character (or author) is of a different ethnic origin, religion, or sexual identity than your own Milk and Honey or They Both Die at the End
48. A book related to one of the 7 deadly sins (pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, sloth)
Pride and Prejudice or Wrath
49. A book from one of the Goodreads Best Books of the Month lists Fangirl or Every Heart a Doorway
50. A book with a warm atmosphere
Anna and the French Kiss or An Abundance of Katherines
51. An award-winning short story or short story collection

52. A book published in 2018


message 2: by Gjscollins (new)

Gjscollins | 9 comments Love how you added in the classics! Way to knock them out!!


message 3: by Michele (new)

Michele (mmicee) Gjscollins wrote: "Love how you added in the classics! Way to knock them out!!"
YES ! Finally...


message 4: by MJ (new)

MJ | 681 comments I've read about half the books in your challenge and most of the other half are on my tbr list! Have fun! There's a bunch of books in your list that I really enjoyed!


message 5: by Michele (new)

Michele (mmicee) MJ wrote: "I've read about half the books in your challenge and most of the other half are on my tbr list! Have fun! There's a bunch of books in your list that I really enjoyed!"
Thank you! Most of them are rather popular I am sure ;) Looking forward to the joy of reading


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