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message 1: by Hannah (last edited Jan 05, 2019 03:44PM) (new)

Hannah | 120 comments This is my first attempt and I'm so excited to be taking part in this challenge!! So here it is: My plan for Around the Year in 2018.

Challenge completed - January 5th, 2019

Schlaft gut, ihr fiesen Gedanken by John Green Eine Frau flieht vor einer Nachricht by David Grossman The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Eine Kurze Geschichte von fast allem by Bill Bryson The Disaster Artist My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made by Greg Sestero Die Vegetarierin by Han Kang Der Name der Rose by Umberto Eco Tausend strahlende Sonnen by Khaled Hosseini In Cold Blood by Truman Capote The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides East of Eden by John Steinbeck Tsotsi by Athol Fugard Dark Places by Gillian Flynn Feuer und Zorn Im Weißen Haus von Donald Trump by Michael Wolff Geek by Nicolas Beaujouan Argo How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History by Antonio J. Méndez Per Anhalter durch die Galaxis (Intergalaktische Trilogie #1) by Douglas Adams Hochdeutschland by Alexander Schimmelbusch Vor dem Fall by Noah Hawley Der satanarchäolügenialkohöllische Wunschpunsch  by Michael Ende Alles, was wir geben mussten by Kazuo Ishiguro Stoner by John Williams Defending Jacob by William Landay American War by Omar El Akkad Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin Ein Engel an meiner Tafel by Janet Frame Into the Water - Traue keinem. Auch nicht dir selbst by Paula Hawkins Das Joshua Profil by Sebastian Fitzek Nüchtern am Weltnichtrauchertag by Benjamin von Stuckrad-Barre Burial Rites by Hannah Kent Geschichte machen by Stephen Fry Besser als das Leben by Rob Grant Das wilde Kind by T. Coraghessan Boyle Der nasse Fisch (Gereon Rath, #1) by Volker Kutscher The Graybar Hotel Stories by Curtis Dawkins Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman Die fabelhafte Welt der Leichen by Mary Roach 1913 The Year Before the Storm by Florian Illies Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson La Belle Sauvage (The Book of Dust, #1) by Philip Pullman Passagier 23 by Sebastian Fitzek Die Welt ist böse! Wahre Kriminalgeschichten by Julian Hannes Du hättest gehen sollen by Daniel Kehlmann Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer Du bist in einer Luft mit mir Roman (EDITION BLAU) by Jorjoliani Ruska Die Plotter by Kim Un-Su Böse Die Psychologie unserer Abgründe by Julia Shaw The Children Act by Ian McEwan My Brilliant Friend (The Neapolitan Novels, #1) by Elena Ferrante Sommerhaus, später by Judith Hermann Nackt über Berlin by Axel Ranisch

1. A book with the letters A, T & Y in the title
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green - January 5th, 2018 - ★★★

2. A book from the first 10 books added to your To Be Read list
To the End of the Land by David Grossman - January 24th, 2018 - ★★★★★

3. A book from the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas - February 5th, 2018 - ★★★★★

4. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #1 Earth
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson - February 13th, 2018 - ★★★★

5. A book about or inspired by real events
The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made by Greg Sestero - February 18th, 2018 - ★★★★★

6. A book originally written in a language other than English
The Vegetarian by Han Kang - February 24th, 2018 - ★★

7. A gothic novel
The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco - March 3rd, 2018 - ★★

8. An "own voices" book*
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini - March 9th, 2018 - ★★★★

9. A book with a body part in the title
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote - March 13th, 2018 - ★★★★★

10. An author's debut book
The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides - March 22nd, 2018 - ★★★

11. A literary fiction
East of Eden by John Steinbeck - March 27th, 2018 - ★★★★★

12. A book set in Africa or South America
Tsotsi by Athol Fugard - April 7th, 2018 - ★★★

13. A book with a plot centered around a secret
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn - April 16th, 2018 - ★★

14. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #2 Fire
Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff - April 22nd, 2018 - ★★★

15. A book with an unique format/writing structure
Geek by Nicolas Beaujouan - April 23rd, 2018 - ★★★

16. A narrative nonfiction
Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History by Antonio J. Méndez - May 3rd, 2018 - ★★★★

17. A book you expect to make you laugh
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams - May 6th, 2018 - ★★★

18. A book with a location in the title
Hochdeutschland by Alexander Schimmelbusch - May 7th, 2018 - ★★★

19. A book nominated for the Edgar Award or by a Grand master author
Before the Fall by Noah Hawley - May 20th, 2018 - ★★★★

20. A book rated 5 stars by at least one of your friends
Der satanarchäolügenialkohöllische Wunschpunsch by Michael Ende - May 23rd, 2018 - ★★★★

21. A book written in first person perspective
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro - June 14th, 2018 - ★★★★★

22. A book you have high expectations or hope for
Stoner by John Williams - June 25th, 2018 - ★★★

23. A medical or legal thriller
Defending Jacob by William Landay - July 19th, 2018 - ★★★★

24. A book with a map
American War by Omar El Akkad - July 27th, 2018 - ★★★★

25. A book with an antagonist/villain point of view
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov - August 19th, 2018 - ★★★

26. A book with a text only cover
An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin - August 22nd, 2018 - ★★★★

27. A book about surviving a hardship
An Angel At My Table by Janet Frame - August 26th, 2018 - ★★★

28. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #3 Water
Into the Water by Paula Hawkins - August 28th, 2018 - ★★

29. A book with a "Clue" weapon on the cover or title
Das Joshua Profil by Sebastian Fitzek - August 31st, 2018 - ★★★

30. A short book
Nüchtern am Weltnichtrauchertag by Benjamin von Stuckrad-Barre - September 1st, 2018 - ★★★

31. A book set in a country you'd like to visit but have never been to
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent - September 4th, 2018 - ★★★★★

32. An alternate history book
Making History by Stephen Fry - October 28th, 2018 - ★★

33. A book connected to a word "born" in the same year as you: virtual reality
Better than Life by Rob Grant & Doug Naylor - November 10th, 2018 - ★

34. A book by an author who uses initials (suggestion from the AtY 2018 polls)
Das wilde Kind by T. Coraghessan Boyle - November 13th, 2018 - ★★★

35. A book featuring a murder
Der nasse Fisch by Volker Kutscher- December 3rd, 2018 - ★★★★

36. A book published in the last 3 years by an author you haven't read before
The Graybar Hotel: Stories by Curtis Dawkins - November 1st, 2018 - ★★★

37. A Women's Prize for Fiction winner or nominee
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman - December 9th, 2018 - ★★★★

38. A science book or a science fiction book
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach - December 14th, 2018 - ★★★★

39. A book with a form of punctuation in the title
1913 - Der Sommer des Jahrhunderts by Florian Illies - November 17th, 2018 - ★★★

40. A book from Amazon's 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime list
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson - December 16th, 2018 - ★★★★★

41. A book by an author with the same first and last initials
La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman - December 22nd, 2018 - ★★

42. A book that takes place on, in, or underwater
Passagier 23 by Sebastian Fitzek - December 24th, 2018 - ★★★

43. A book with a title that is a whole sentence
Die Welt ist böse!: Wahre Kriminalgeschichten by Julian Hannes - December 25th, 2018 - ★★★

44. A ghost story
Du hättest gehen sollen by Daniel Kehlmann - December 24th, 2018 - ★★★★

45. A book that intimidates/scares you
Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer - December 27th, 2018 - ★★★★

46. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #4 Air
Du bist in einer Luft mit mir: Roman by Ruska Jorjoliani - January 5th, 2019 - ★★

47. A book where the main character (or author) is of a different ethnic origin, religion, or sexual identity than your own
The Plotters by Un-su Kim - December 29th, 2018 - ★★★★

48. A book related to one of the 7 deadly sins
Böse: Die Psychologie unserer Abgründe by Julia Shaw - January 2nd, 2019 - ★★★

49. A book from one of the Goodreads Best Books of the Month lists
The Children Act by Ian McEwan - July 15th, 2018 - ★★★★

50. A book with a warm atmosphere
My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante - January 17th, 2018 - ★★★★

51. An award-winning short story or short story collection
Sommerhaus, später by Judith Hermann - December 15th, 2018 - ★★★★

52. A book published in 2018
Nackt über Berlin by Axel Ranisch - December 4th, 2018 - ★★★★★


message 2: by Tracy, Constellation Mod (new)

Tracy (tracyisreading) | 2542 comments Mod
Nice list! I added you, Feel free to browse lol.

Good luck with your challenge. This year was my first year and I had so much fun. Love this group!!


message 3: by Hannah (new)

Hannah | 120 comments Haha, thanks. I'll definetly go looking for some inspiration... ;-)


message 4: by Bryony, Circumnavigation Mod (new)

Bryony (bryony46) | 1081 comments Mod
Welcome to the challenge Hannah, that looks like an exciting year of reading. I have a few of your choices on my list for 2018 too, especially The Name of the Rose which I meant to read this year but didn’t get round to. I read Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? this year and absolutely loved it, I hope you like it too.


message 5: by MJ (new)

MJ | 681 comments I think we have at least half a dozen overlapping books on our lists.

Welcome to the challenge! 2018 will be my third round, and planning my list of reads never gets less exciting! And you have lots of time over the year to finish the list or make changes along the way. My list at the beginning of the year will change a few times I am sure.

Good luck and happy reading!


message 6: by Hannah (new)

Hannah | 120 comments Thank you all for the warm welcome, Tracy, Bryony and MJ!! I love that we'll have some books in common next year, it'll be great to exchange thoughts! And looking through your lists I've just discovered a bunch of new books for my TBR. I don't think I'm ever gonna run out of reading material, now that I've joined Goodreads and this group. :D


message 7: by Pam (new)

Pam (bluegrasspam) | 2568 comments I've read 9 of the books on your list and several others are on my TBR. East of Eden is terrific! Welcome to the group and have fun!


message 8: by Hannah (new)

Hannah | 120 comments Thanks Pam! Then it'll be fun to compare!

East of Eden has been sitting on my shelf for ages. It's the favorite book of a dear friend, so I feel like it's "overdue". I've heard so many great things about it! It's definetly one of the books on my list that I've got the highest expectations for!


message 9: by Jody (new)

Jody (jodybell) | 3489 comments Welcome and good luck! ☺️

You have some fantastic books on your list - I especially love Stoner. It’s incredible.

I’m going to read East of Eden sometime next year too, and I also have heard such wonderful things about it. I’m excited!


message 10: by Hannah (new)

Hannah | 120 comments Thank you, Jody!! You've got an amazing list yourself! Love that you're going to read East of Eden as well - I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts!! Have a great year!!


message 11: by Lizzy (new)

Lizzy | 730 comments I’ve read several that are on your list, but Cuckoo’s Nest is a real favorite. I hope you like it.


message 12: by Hannah (new)

Hannah | 120 comments I've watched the movie ages ago and have been meaning to read the book ever since. It seems like one of these stories which work even better in writing... I'm excited!! Do you have your list online, Lizzy?


message 13: by Katie (new)

Katie | 2369 comments East of Eden is so great! Enjoy.


message 14: by Lizzy (new)

Lizzy | 730 comments Hannah wrote: "I've watched the movie ages ago and have been meaning to read the book ever since. It seems like one of these stories which work even better in writing... I'm excited!! Do you have your list online..." Yes I do. Please feel free to take a look. I put it in the format that some of us like listing a variety of choices for each prompt. Happy reading!


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