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Lesa Divine | 6 comments I'm going to give this a try. I already know I will be probably editing this a lot lol.
I'm trying to get books I have on my shelves read more in 2018 then going to the library a lot. So trying to fit books I have in the categories.
Wishing myself the best of luck.

1. A book with the letters A, T & Y in the title
Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

2. A book from the first 10 books added to your To Be Read list
Erotic City by Pynk

3. A book from the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards (link)
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
Young Jane Young

4. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #1 Earth (in title, cover, content, setting, author...)
The Grave Tender by Eliza Maxell
Lark Rising by Sandra Waugh

5. A book about or inspired by real events
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

6. A book originally written in a language other than English
The girl with the dragon tattoo by Stieg Larson


7. A gothic novel
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstren
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia
Coraline by Neil Gaiman

8. An "own voices" book*
Romona Blue by Julie Murphy
Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

9. A book with a body part in the title (heart, bones, teeth, skin, blood, etc)
Saint’s Blood by Sebastian De Castell
The Bone Season by Samatha Shannon
Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh

10. An author's debut book (their first book to be published)
Elantris by Brandon Sanderson

11. A literary fiction
The Secret Mother by Shalini Boland
The Lucky Ones by Tiffany Reisz

12. A book set in Africa or South America

13. A book with a plot centered around a secret (forbidden love, spies, secret societies, etc)
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
The Giver by Lois Lowry
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

14. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #2 Fire
Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini
The August 5 by Jenna Helland

15. A book with an unique format/writing structure
The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich
Illumiane by Jay Krisoff

16. A narrative nonfiction
Hidden Figures
Orange is the new Black

17. A book you expect to make you laugh
My Lady Jane

18. A book with a location in the title
People of Books by Geraldine Brooks
The Library at Mount Car by Scoot Hawkins
Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew J. Sullivan

19. A book nominated for the Edgar Award or by a Grand master author (books & authors)
The Madness so Discreet by Mindy McGinns
Queenpin by Megan Abbott

20. A book rated 5 stars by at least one of your friends
Percepliqus by Michael J. Sullian
Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

21. A book written in first person perspective
Storm Front by Jim Butcher
The Red Pyramid by Rick Riodan
The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

22. A book you have high expectations or hope for
The Crown Tower by Michael J. Sullivan
Age of Myth by Michael J. Sullivan

23. A medical or legal thriller
Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell
Dying for Revenge by Barbara Golder

24. A book with a map
The Lies and Locke Lamora
Tyrants Throne by Sebastian De Castell
The Emperor’s Blades by Brian Staveley



(Still doing my research so I can add more)
25. A book with an antagonist/villain point of view
26. A book with a text only cover

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

28. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #3 Water
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

29. A book with a "Clue" weapon on the cover or title (lead pipe, revolver, rope, candlestick, dagger, wrench)
Hunting Price Dracula
The Warrior Heir
The Blade Itself

30. A short book

31. A book set in a country you'd like to visit but have never been to

32. An alternate history book
Wolf by Wolf

33. A book connected (title, cover, content) to a word "born" in the same year as you (link)
Tar Baby by Toni Morrison
A Man with a Load of Mischeif by Martha Grimes

34. A suggestion from the AtY 2018 polls, that didn't win but was polarizing or a close-call

35. A book featuring a murder

36. A book published in the last 3 years (2016, 2017, 2018) by an author you haven't read before
37. A Women's Prize for Fiction winner or nominee (link1, link2)
38. A science book or a science fiction book
39. A book with a form of punctuation in the title
40. A book from Amazon's 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime list (link)
41. A book by an author with the same first and last initials
42. A book that takes place on, in, or underwater
43. A book with a title that is a whole sentence
44. A ghost story
45. A book that intimidates/ scares you

46. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #4 Air
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfes

47. A book where the main character (or author) is of a different ethnic origin, religion, or sexual identity than your own
48. A book related to one of the 7 deadly sins (pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, sloth)
49. A book from one of the Goodreads Best Books of the Month lists (link)
50. A book with a warm atmosphere (centered on family, friendship, love or summer)
51. An award-winning short story or short story collection
52. A book published in 2018


message 2: by Leigh (new)

Leigh (leighgray) | 59 comments I loved what you said about reading the books you own - I have some sitting here that I've had for ages but still haven't gotten to - and I'm already trying to winnow down the number of books that have been on my "to read" list for five years.


message 3: by Lesa (new)

Lesa Divine | 6 comments Yeah I think it's best for me. I have way too many books on my shelves.
I'm had to edit my list soon I've read a few books this month. Determined to read what I already have.


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