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message 1: by Ashley (last edited Dec 30, 2018 07:55AM) (new)

Ashley Moore (ashleym99) | 519 comments 1. A book with the letters A, T & Y in the title
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
2. A book from the first 10 books added to your To Be Read list
Robin Hood by Henry Gilbert
3. A book from the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards (link)
Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
4. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #1 Earth (in title, cover, content, setting, author...)
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
5. A book about or inspired by real events
American Sniper by Chris Kyle
6. A book originally written in a language other than English
Don Quijote de la Mancha by Miguel Cervantes
7. A gothic novel
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
8. An "own voices" book*
On the Edge of Gone by Corinne Buyvis
9. A book with a body part in the title (heart, bones, teeth, skin, blood, etc)
City of Bones by Michael Connelly
10. An author's debut book (their first book to be published)
A Time to Kill by John Grisham

11. A literary fiction
Lord of the Flies

12. A book set in Africa or South America
Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen

13. A book with a plot centered around a secret (forbidden love, spies, secret societies, etc)
Along Came a Spider by James Patterson

14. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #2 Fire
Fatal Burn by Lisa Jackson

15. A book with an unique format/writing structure
The Book Thief

16. A narrative nonfiction
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

17. A book you expect to make you laugh
Talking as fast as I can by Lauren Graham

18. A book with a location in the title
Visitation Street by Ivy Pochoda

19. A book nominated for the Edgar Award or by a Grand master author (books & authors)
The Night Tourist by Katherine Marsh

20. A book rated 5 stars by at least one of your friends
The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene
21. A book written in first person perspective
American Snipe by Chris Kyle

22. A book you have high expectations or hope for
Kiss the Girls by James Patterson

23. A medical or legal thriller
Defending Jacob by William Landry
24. A book with a map
Zodiac by Robert Graysmith

25. A book with an antagonist/villain point of view
Grendel by John Gardner

26. A book with a text only cover
Tuesday with Morrie by Mitch Albom

27. A book about surviving a hardship (war, famine, major disasters, serious illness, etc)
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

28. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #3 Water
Mystery at shadow Lake by B.L. Hoffman
29. A book with a "Clue" weapon on the cover or title (lead pipe, revolver, rope, candlestick, dagger, wrench)
And then there were none by Agatha Christie

30. A short book
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
31. A book set in a country you'd like to visit but have never been to
The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Volume I

32. An alternate history book
Farthing by Jo Walten

33. A book connected (title, cover, content) to a word "born" in the same year as you (link)
Gangster by Lorenzo Carcaterra

34. A suggestion from the AtY 2018 polls, that didn't win but was polarizing or a close-call (link)
The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling

35. A book featuring a murder
Jack & Jill by James Patterson

36. A book published in the last 3 years (2016, 2017, 2018) by an author you haven't read before
The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter

37. A Women's Prize for Fiction winner or nominee (link1, link2)
A crime in the neighborhood by Suzanne Berne

38. A science book or a science fiction book
Eragon by Christopher Pailini

39. A book with a form of punctuation in the title
Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden
40. A book from Amazon's 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime list (link)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Ronald Dahl

41. A book by an author with the same first and last initials
The Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan

42. A book that takes place on, in, or underwater
Ghost Ship by Clive Cussler
43. A book with a title that is a whole sentence
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
44. A ghost story
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

45. A book that intimidates/ scares you
X Isle by Steve Augarde
46. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #4 Air
Death in the Air by Kate Winkler Dawson

47. A book where the main character (or author) is of a different ethnic origin, religion, or sexual identity than your own
Cat & Mouse by James Patterson

48. A book related to one of the 7 deadly sins (pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, sloth)
Pride and prejudice by Jane Austin
49. A book from one of the Goodreads Best Books of the Month lists (link)
The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey

50. A book with a warm atmosphere (centered on family, friendship, love or summer)
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares

51. An award-winning short story or short story collection
What I Didn't See by Karen Joy Fowler
52. A book published in 2018
The President is Missing by James Patterson



message 2: by Pam (new)

Pam (bluegrasspam) | 2568 comments Great list! Someone just strongly recommended Unbroken to me today when she found out I was reading 2 WWII books. I may add it to my plan. Enjoy your 2018 books!


message 3: by Bryony, Circumnavigation Mod (new)

Bryony (bryony46) | 1081 comments Mod
Great list Ashley, looks like you have an exciting reading year ahead. I’m also thinking about reading The Pillars of the Earth for week 4. I’m reading another Ken Follett book now and really enjoying it, but I’m a bit nervous about reading another very long book in only a few weeks time.


message 4: by Tracy, Constellation Mod (last edited Dec 22, 2017 04:27PM) (new)

Tracy (tracyisreading) | 2542 comments Mod
Unbroken was an incredible book, very well written. I loved it. Hoping to try out more non-fiction, which I never read before really :-)


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Ashley Moore (ashleym99) | 519 comments Completed week 1 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn


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Lizzy | 730 comments How did you like it? I read it last year and thought it was terrific.


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Ashley Moore (ashleym99) | 519 comments I loved it. Such a great story and I loved the ending. I wasn't expecting it to end the way it did and it was great.


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Ashley Moore (ashleym99) | 519 comments Completed week 2 Robin Hood.


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Ashley Moore (ashleym99) | 519 comments Completed week 3 Into the Water. Very good book and recommend it .

Completed week 4 The Pillars of the Earth. This was also a good book. I really enjoyed getting to know the characters and following them through their life story.


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Ashley Moore (ashleym99) | 519 comments Completed Week 5 The Life and Legend of Chris Kyle. This was very interesting. It was about Chris Kyle as a person and a little about his accomplishments. This is a different side the person in American Sniper.


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Ashley Moore (ashleym99) | 519 comments Week 21: Switched and read American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History. This was written by Chris Kyle about his time in the military and the battles he fought in. Contains his thought and also the balance of military and family.


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Ashley Moore (ashleym99) | 519 comments Completed Week 6 Don Quixote. Parts were entertaining but it was long and a little drawn out.


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Ashley Moore (ashleym99) | 519 comments Completed week 30A Wrinkle in Time. I thought this book was slow and did not really enjoy it. Nothing really happened and then it just ended.


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Jody (jodybell) | 3489 comments I really disliked A Wrinkle in Time too. I’ll definitely be passing on reading the rest of the series!


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Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7431 comments Mod
Felt the same as you two! I plan on seeing the movie this week, mostly because I love the actresses and I feel like they might actually do something good with this movie. (Although the reviews say otherwise, so we shall see...)


message 16: by Ashley (new)

Ashley Moore (ashleym99) | 519 comments The movie might to be better as they can add a little more to hold your attention. Reviews only take you so far as everyone has different tastes. You may love the movie even with bad reviews. Hope you enjoy the movie though.


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Ashley Moore (ashleym99) | 519 comments Completed week 8 with On the Edge of Gone


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Ashley Moore (ashleym99) | 519 comments Week 23: Defending Jacob. This was a good legal thriller. Easy to read and you do not need to the know the law to read it. However, if you do know US criminal law, there is one part that you might dislike. It moves quickly past it and it does not deter from the book as a whole.


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Ashley Moore (ashleym99) | 519 comments Completed Week 7 Wuthering Heights. This was not a good book. I didn't like the characters


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Ashley Moore (ashleym99) | 519 comments Completed week 9City Of Bones


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Ashley Moore (ashleym99) | 519 comments Completed week 24: Zodiac


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Ashley Moore (ashleym99) | 519 comments Completed week 20The Secret of the Old Clock


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Ashley Moore (ashleym99) | 519 comments Competed week 13 Along Came a Spider


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Ashley Moore (ashleym99) | 519 comments Completed week 10: A Time to Kill


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Ashley Moore (ashleym99) | 519 comments Completed week 18: Visitation Street by Ivy Pochoda


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Ashley Moore (ashleym99) | 519 comments Completed week 45: X Isle


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Ashley Moore (ashleym99) | 519 comments Completed week 11: Lord of the Flies.


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Ashley Moore (ashleym99) | 519 comments Completed week 48: Pride and Prejudice


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Ashley Moore (ashleym99) | 519 comments Completed week 22: Kiss the Girls


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Ashley Moore (ashleym99) | 519 comments Completed week 35: Jack & Jill


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Ashley Moore (ashleym99) | 519 comments Completed week 15: The Book Thief


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Ashley Moore (ashleym99) | 519 comments Completed week 14: Fatal Burn


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Ashley Moore (ashleym99) | 519 comments Competed week 12: Out of Africa


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Ashley Moore (ashleym99) | 519 comments Completed week 47: Cat and Mouse


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Ashley Moore (ashleym99) | 519 comments Completed week 38: Eragon


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Ashley Moore (ashleym99) | 519 comments Completed week 19: The Night Tourist


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Ashley Moore (ashleym99) | 519 comments Completed week 42: Ghost Ship


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Ashley Moore (ashleym99) | 519 comments Completed week 25: Grendel


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Ashley Moore (ashleym99) | 519 comments Completed week 26: Tuesdays with Morrie


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Ashley Moore (ashleym99) | 519 comments Completed week 29: And Then There Were None. This was an entertaining read and was a like a big and deadly game of clue. I enjoyed this book.


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Ashley Moore (ashleym99) | 519 comments Completed week 33: Gangster


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Ashley Moore (ashleym99) | 519 comments Completed week 36: The Good Daughter


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Ashley Moore (ashleym99) | 519 comments Completed week 39: Tomorrow, When the War Began


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Ashley Moore (ashleym99) | 519 comments completed week 34: The Tales of Beedle the Bard
Completed week 41: The Lightning Thief


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Ashley Moore (ashleym99) | 519 comments Completed week 27: Gone with the Wind. I enjoyed this book. There were a range of emotions as I read it. You go from liking characters to hating them and everything in between. The characters change so much with everything they go through.


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Liz | 509 comments I really liked Gone with the Wind too. Scarlett is one of those characters that I hate, but admire. She is a survivor.


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