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message 1: by Brandy (last edited Dec 31, 2018 05:03PM) (new)

Brandy B (bybrandy) | 97 comments ATY
The 2018 List: 52/52

√1. A book with the letters A, T & Y in the title: And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer by Fredrik Backman 01/01/2018 *****
√2. A book from the first 10 books added to your To Be Read list: The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan 12/31/2018
√3. A book from the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate 02/25/2018
√4. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #1 Earth (in title, cover, content, setting, author...): A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson 06/14/2018
√5. A book about or inspired by real events: Molly's Game: From Hollywood's Elite to Wall Street's Billionaire Boys Club, My High-Stakes Adventure in the World of Underground Poker by Molly Bloom 10/26/2018
√6. A book originally written in a language other than English: Us Against You by Fredrik Backman 06/07/2018
√7. A gothic novel The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving 12/21/2018
√8. An "own voices" book*: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas 06/19/2018
√9. A book with a body part in the title (heart, bones, teeth, skin, blood, etc): I've Got My Eyes on You by Mary Higgins Clark 12/27/2018
√10. An author's debut book (their first book to be published): The Girls by Emma Cline 07/07/2018
√11. A literary fiction: The Secret History by Donna Tartt 09/05/2018
√12. A book set in Africa or South America: Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah 12/03/2018
√13. A book with a plot centered around a secret (forbidden love, spies, secret societies, etc): One Perfect Lie by Lisa Scottoline 08/12/2108
√14. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #2 Fire: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng 06/01/2018
√15. A book with an unique format/writing structure: Honor Girl: A Graphic Memoir the audiobook by Maggie Thrash 03/18/2018
√16. A narrative nonfiction: Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann 03/04/2018
√17. A book you expect to make you laugh: The Sellout by Paul Beatty 01/30/2018
√18. A book with a location in the title: Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan 08/15/2018
√19. A book nominated for the Edgar Award or by a Grand master author: Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke 08/27/2018
√20. A book rated 5 stars by at least one of your friends: Wonder by R.J. Palacio 12/23/2018
√21. A book written in first person perspective: Feral Youth by Shaun David Hutchinson 06/15/2018
√22. A book you have high expectations or hope for: Into the Water by Paula Hawkins 06/26/2018
√23. A medical or legal thriller: Cell by Robin Cook 12/13/2018
√24. A book with a map: The Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson 04/17/2018
√25. A book with an antagonist/villain point of view: The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt 06/16/2018
√26. A book with a text only cover: The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 12/30/2018
√27. A book about surviving a hardship (war, famine, major disasters, serious illness, etc) The Stars Are Fire by Anita Shreve 08/14/2018
√28. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #3 Water: Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine 02/22/2018
√29. A book with a "Clue" weapon on the cover or title (lead pipe, revolver, rope, candlestick, dagger, wrench) Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard 12/18/2018
√30. A short book: Home by Nnedi Okorafor 01/18/2018
√31. A book set in a country you'd like to visit but have never been to: Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding 09/02/2018
√32. An alternate history book: The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick 02/10/2018
√33. A book connected (title, cover, content) to a word "born" in the same year as you (link): The Inn at Eagle Point by Sherryl Woods 12/20/2018
√34. A suggestion from the AtY 2018 polls, that didn't win but was polarizing or a close-call : El Deafo by Cece Bell 08/25/2018
√35. A book featuring a murder: Don't Let Go by Harlan Coben 03/18/2018
√36. A book published in the last 3 years (2016, 2017, 2018) by an author you haven't read before: Other People's Houses by Abbi Waxman 08/07/2018
√37. A Women's Prize for Fiction winner or nominee: A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson 05/01/2018
√38. A science book or a science fiction book: Artemis by Andy Weir 06/17/2018
√39. A book with a form of punctuation in the title: Dumplin' by Julie Murphy 02/26/2018
√40. A book from Amazon's 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime list: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood 04/25/2018
√41. A book by an author with the same first and last initials: The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
√42. A book that takes place on, in, or underwater : Voyager by Diana Gabaldon 04/08/2018
√43. A book with a title that is a whole sentence: My Name Is James Madison Hemings by Jonah Winter illustrated by Terry Widener 01/10/2018
√44. A ghost story: Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier 06/08/2018
√45. A book that intimidates/ scares you: It by Stephen King 12/29/2018
√46. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #4 Air: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi 08/05/2018
√47. A book where the main character (or author) is of a different ethnic origin, religion, or sexual identity than your own: The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra by Vaseem Khan 11/26/2018
48. A book related to one of the 7 deadly sins (pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, sloth) : Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan 10/04/2018
√49. A book from one of the Goodreads Best Books of the Month lists : All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda 04/10/2018
√50. A book with a warm atmosphere (centered on family, friendship, love or summer): One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson 04/12/2018
√51. An award-winning short story or short story collection: Cat Pictures Please and Other Stories by Naomi Kritzer 02/28/2018
√52. A book published in 2018: Force of Nature by Jane Harper 03/06/2018

message 2: by Brandy (last edited Dec 17, 2018 07:08AM) (new)

Brandy B (bybrandy) | 97 comments Read Harder: Complete
√1) A book published posthumously: Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen 06/09/2018
√2) A book of true crime: Murder & Mayhem in Houston: Historic Bayou City Crime by Mike Vance 01/31/2018
√3) A classic of genre fiction (i.e. mystery, sci fi/fantasy, romance): Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie 03/27/2018
√4) A comic written and illustrated by the same person: Boxers by Gene Luen Yang 01/09/2018
√5) A book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, or South Africa) China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan 10/02/2018
√6) A book about nature: Lab Girl by Hope Jahren 11/26/2018
√7) A western: Doc by Mary Doria Russell 10/23/2018
√8) A comic written or illustrated by a person of color: Saints by Gene Luen Yang 01/09/2018
√9) A book of colonial or postcolonial literature: The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy 12/15/2018
√10) A romance novel by or about a person of color: Mr Loverman by Bernardine Evaristo 06/07/2018
√11) A children’s classic published before 1980: Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume 01/27/2018
√12) A celebrity memoir:Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology by Leah Remini 04/26/2018
√13) An Oprah Book Club selection: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones 09/28/2018
√14) A book of social science: The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore 07/29/2018
√15) A one-sitting book: Lady Killer by Joëlle Jones and Jamie S. Rich 03/11/2018
√16) The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series: Bloody Jack by L.A. Meyer 05/05/2018
√17) A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author: The Night Masquerade by Nnedi Okorafor 01/19/2018
√18) A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, mage: Lumberjanes, Vol. 3: A Terrible Plan by Noelle Stevenson 01/13/2018
√19) A book of genre fiction in translation: The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye by David Lagercrantz 09/01/2018
√20) A book with a cover you hate: Curse of the Blue Tattoo: Being an Account of the Misadventures of Jacky Faber, Midshipman and Fine Lady by L.A. Meyer 05/14/2018
√21)A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author: Holy Hell by Elizabeth Sims 06/03/2018
√22) An essay anthology: Look Alive Out There by Sloane Crosley 09/08/2018
√23) A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60: Elizabeth Is Missing by Emma Healey 08/10/2018
√24) An assigned book you hated (or never finished): Great Expectations by Charles Dickens 09/15/2018

message 3: by Brandy (last edited Dec 28, 2018 10:30PM) (new)

Brandy B (bybrandy) | 97 comments 2018 Popsugar Reading Challenge
√1. A book made into a movie you've already seen: A Time to Kill by John Grisham 01/23/2018
√2. True Crime: The Gardner Heist: The True Story of the World's Largest Unsolved Art Theft by Ulrich Boser 01/29/2018
√3. The next book in a series you started: Killman Creek by Rachel Caine292] 02/24/2018
√4. A book involving a heist: The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown by Vaseem Khan 12/17/2019
√5. Nordic noir The Girl in the Spider's Web by David Lagercrantz 08/23/2018
√6. A novel based on a real person: Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly 10/06/2018
√7. A book set in a country that fascinates you: In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson 02/08/2018
√8. A book with a time of day in the title: Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew J. Sullivan 08/04/2018
√9. A book about a villain or antihero: The Little Old Lady Who Struck Lucky Again! by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg 08/24/2018
√10. A book about death or grief: Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders 03/31/2018
√11. A book with a female author who uses a male pseudonym: Lethal White by Robert Galbraith 11/03/2018
√12. A book with an LGBTQ+ protagonist: Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown 05/03/2018
√13. A book that is also a stage play or musical: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie 07/06/2018
√14. A book by an author of a different ethnicity than you Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan 09/30/2018
√15. A book about feminism: Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 06/10/2018
√16. A book about mental health: Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman 07/16/2018
√17. A book you borrowed or that was given to you as a gift: Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella 08/27/2018
√18. A book by two authors: Last Christmas in Paris: A Novel of World War I by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb 09/21/2018
√19. A book about or involving a sport: Stupid Fast by Geoff Herbach 09/09/18
√20. A book by a local author: The Lost Husband by Katherine Center 03/26/2018
√21. A book with your favorite color in the title: The Red Pony by John Steinbeck 06/11/2018
√22. A book with alliteration in the title : The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy E. Reichert 06/25/2018
√23. A book about time travel: A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain 06/24/2018
√24. A book with a weather element in the title: The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen 11/27/2018
√25. A book set at sea: In the Belly of the Bloodhound: Being an Account of a Particularly Peculiar Adventure in the Life of Jacky Faber by L.A. Meyer 05/30/2018
√26. A book with an animal in the title: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green 11/20/2018
√27. A book set on a different planet: Saga, Vol. 8 by Brian K. Vaughan 08/05/2018
√28. A book with song lyrics in the title: My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories Stephanie Perkins 05/07/2018
√29. A book about or set on Halloween: Batman: Haunted Knight by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale 12/06/18
√30. A book with characters who are twins: The Boy Next Door by Meg Cabot 01/14/2018
√31. A book mentioned in another book: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho 11/29/2018
√32. A book from a celebrity book club: Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal 08/19/2018
√33. A childhood classic you've never read:Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren 02/01/2018
√34. A book that's published in 2018: The Grave's a Fine and Private Place by Alan Bradley 02/02/2018
√35. A past Goodreads Choice Awards winner: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling 08/25/2018
√36. A book set in the decade you were born: Carrie by Stephen King 11/18/2018
√37. A book you meant to read in 2017 but didn't get to: The Rooster Bar by John Grisham 04/01/2018
√38. A book with an ugly cover: Under the Jolly Roger: Being an Account of the Further Nautical Adventures of Jacky Faber by L.A. Meyer 05/16/2018
√39. A book that involves a bookstore or library: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón 04/23/2018
√40. Your favorite prompt from the 2015, 2016, or 2017 POPSUGAR Reading Challenges: The Quiche of Death by M.C. Beaton 08/02/2018

2018 Popsugar Advanced Reading Challenge
√1. A bestseller from the year you graduated high school: The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans 06/20/2018
√2. A cyberpunk book: Ghost in the Shell by Masamune Shirow 12/10/2018
√3. A book that was being read by a stranger in a public place: Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty 11/10/2018
√4. A book tied to your ancestry: The Year of the Hare by Arto Paasilinna 12/28/2018
√5. A book with a fruit or vegetable in the title: Blackberry Summer by RaeAnne Thayne 06/19/2018
√6. An allegory: The Hike by Drew Magary 04/09/2018
√7. A book by an author with the same first or last name as you: Perfect State by Brandon Sanderson 12/24/2018
√8. A microhistory: The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell by Mark Kurlansky 11/05/2018
√9. A book about a problem facing society today: The Devil's Highway: A True Story by Luis Alberto Urrea 07/30/2018
√10. A book recommended by someone else taking the: A Twist in Time by Julie McElwain 07/02/2018

message 4: by Brandy (new)

Brandy B (bybrandy) | 97 comments Huh, this is the first year that I was like, "WOAH, I've signed up for too much. I'll just have fun and count books in multiple challenges and not stress... and I didn't stress... but I also finished without counting anything twice, all three challenges. I feel very accomplished. And ready to start reading this year challenges today.

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Pam (bluegrasspam) | 2546 comments Wow! Congrats Brandy! 🎉🎉🎉

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