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message 1: by Kara (last edited Nov 17, 2018 03:40PM) (new)

Kara (kara2u) | 13 comments My goal, besides making it through this list, was to only include books I had never read before. Some of my selections may change, but that will not!

2018 ATY Reading Challenge
Completed: 51/52
Updated: 11/17/2018

1. A book with the letters A, T & Y in the title - Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
2. A book from the first 10 books added to your To Be Read list - Pillow Stalk
3. A book from the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards (link) - A Piece of the World
4. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #1 Earth (in title, cover, content, setting, author...) - The Stone Prince
5. A book about or inspired by real events - The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple
6. A book originally written in a language other than English - A Man Called Ove
7. A gothic novel - Jamaica Inn
8. An "own voices" book* - Everything I Never Told You
9. A book with a body part in the title (heart, bones, teeth, skin, blood, etc) - St. Peter's Finger
10. An author's debut book (their first book to be published) - The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper
11. A literary fiction - Ethan Frome
12. A book set in Africa or South America - The Mummy Case
13. A book with a plot centered around a secret (forbidden love, spies, secret societies, etc) - Hag-Seed: The Tempest Retold
14. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #2 Fire - The Firebird
15. A book with an unique format/writing structure - Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters
16. A narrative nonfiction - It Ended Badly: Thirteen of the Worst Breakups in History
17. A book you expect to make you laugh - Apocalypse Cow
18. A book with a location in the title - A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
19. A book nominated for the Edgar Award or by a Grand master author (books & authors) - Greenglass House
20. A book rated 5 stars by at least one of your friends - The Winter of Frankie Machine
21. A book written in first person perspective - Lion in the Valley
22. A book you have high expectations or hope for - The Little Prince
23. A medical or legal thriller - The Alienist
24. A book with a map - Neverwhere
25. A book with an antagonist/villain point of view - Grendel
26. A book with a text only cover - Jane and Prudence
27. A book about surviving a hardship (war, famine, major disasters, serious illness, etc) - Sophie's Choice
28. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #3 Water - The Shape of Water
29. A book with a "Clue" weapon on the cover or title (lead pipe, revolver, rope, candlestick, dagger, wrench) - Jane Slayre: The Literary Classic with a Blood-Sucking Twist
30. A short book - Slaughterhouse-Five
31. A book set in a country you'd like to visit but have never been to - Paint Your Wife
32. An alternate history book - Storm Front
33. A book connected (title, cover, content) to a word "born" in the same year as you (link) - Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's
34. A suggestion from the AtY 2018 polls, that didn't win but was polarizing or a close-call (link) - a book by a Nobel Prize author - The Remains of the Day
35. A book featuring a murder - Death by Darjeeling
36. A book published in the last 3 years (2016, 2017, 2018) by an author you haven't read before - The Woman in the Window
37. A Women's Prize for Fiction winner or nominee (link1, link2) - The Song of Achilles
38. A science book or a science fiction book - Otherworld
39. A book with a form of punctuation in the title - Can You Keep a Secret?
40. A book from Amazon's 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime list (link) - The Stranger
41. A book by an author with the same first and last initials - Clockwork Angel
42. A book that takes place on, in, or underwater - Pirates and Prejudice
43. A book with a title that is a whole sentence - You're the Cream in My Coffee
44. A ghost story - Sing, Unburied, Sing
45. A book that intimidates/ scares you - The Drums of Dracula
46. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #4 Air - Dead Air Can Kill You
47. A book where the main character (or author) is of a different ethnic origin, religion, or sexual identity than your own - The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
48. A book related to one of the 7 deadly sins (pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, sloth) - The Lady of Sorrows
49. A book from one of the Goodreads Best Books of the Month lists (link) - You
50. A book with a warm atmosphere (centered on family, friendship, love or summer) - The Magic of Ordinary Days
51. An award-winning short story or short story collection - Interpreter of Maladies
52. A book published in 2018 - Thunderhead


message 2: by Lizzy (new)

Lizzy | 738 comments You have all sorts of good titles on your list, but Sophie’s Choice is one of my absolute favorites!


message 3: by Kara (new)

Kara (kara2u) | 13 comments Lizzy wrote: "You have all sorts of good titles on your list, but Sophie’s Choice is one of my absolute favorites!"

Thank you! I tried to pick some outside my usual. Sophie's Choice intimidates me a little, so glad to hear it is a favorite!


message 4: by Tracy, Constellation Mod (new)

Tracy (tracyisreading) | 2542 comments Mod
Sophie's Choice is a wonderful book.


message 5: by Anastasia (new)

Anastasia (anastasiaharris) | 1354 comments Love, love, love The Alienist. It is now a TV show too.


message 6: by Kara (new)

Kara (kara2u) | 13 comments Anastasia wrote: "Love, love, love The Alienist. It is now a TV show too."

I think I bought this book the year it was published and never read it! I really am happy for an excuse to read it. The TV show looks good. I plan to read the book before I watch the TV show.


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