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Goska A | 24 comments Ok, let's give it a go!

1. A book with the letters A, T & Y in the title ✔
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
One Hundred Years of Solitude
2. A book from the first 10 books added to your To Be Read list ✔
Komórka by Stephen King
Cell
3. A book from the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards ✔
Without Merit by Colleen Hoover
Without Merit
4. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #1 Earth (in title, cover, content, setting, author...) ✔
Żniwiarz (Julia Dobrowolska, #1) by Gaja Grzegorzewska
Żniwiarz
5. A book about or inspired by real events ✔
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
The Lovely Bones
6. A book originally written in a language other than English ✔
The Crow Girl by Erik Axl Sund
The Crow Girl
7. A gothic novel ✔
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier Rebecca
8. An "own voices" book* ✔
Starting from Scratch by Georgia Beers
Starting from Scratch
9. A book with a body part in the title (heart, bones, teeth, skin, blood, etc) ✔
White Teeth by Zadie Smith
White Teeth
10. An author's debut book (their first book to be published) ✔
Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris
Behind Closed Doors
11. A literary fiction ✔
The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar
The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock
12. A book set in Africa or South America ✔
Gdyby cała Afryka... by Ryszard Kapuściński
Gdyby cała Afryka...
13. A book with a plot centered around a secret (forbidden love, spies, secret societies, etc) ✔
Vanishing Acts by Jodi Picoult
Vanishing Acts
14. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #2 Fire ✔
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451
15. A book with an unique format/writing structure ✔
Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
Home Fire
16. A narrative nonfiction ✔
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
In Cold Blood
17. A book you expect to make you laugh ✔
The Light Fantastic (Discworld, #2) by Terry Pratchett
The Light Fantastic
18. A book with a location in the title ✔
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles A Gentleman in Moscow
19. A book nominated for the Edgar Award or by a Grand master author (books & authors) ✔
Mr Mercedes (Bill Hodges Trilogy, #1) by Stephen King
Mr. Mercedes
20. A book rated 5 stars by at least one of your friends ✔
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
The Nightingale
21. A book written in first person perspective ✔
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Gone Girl
22. A book you have high expectations or hope for ✔
How to Heal Hashimoto's An Integrative Road Map to Remission by Marc Ryan
How to Heal Hashimoto's: An Integrative Road Map to Remission
23. A medical or legal thriller ✔
Host by Robin Cook
Host
24. A book with a map ✔
The Colour of Magic (Discworld, #1) by Terry Pratchett
The Colour of Magic
25. A book with an antagonist/villain point of view ✔
Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1) by Leigh Bardugo
Six of Crows
26. A book with a text only cover ✔
Avalanche A Love Story by Julia Leigh
Avalanche
27. A book about surviving a hardship (war, famine, major disasters, serious illness, etc) ✔
Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
Washington Black: A Novel
28. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #3 Water ✔
Everything Under by Daisy Johnson
Everything Under
29. A book with a "Clue" weapon on the cover or title (lead pipe, revolver, rope, candlestick, dagger, wrench) ✔
Lethal White (Cormoran Strike, #4) by Robert Galbraith
Lethal White
30. A short book ✔
Sabrina by Nick Drnaso
Sabrina
31. A book set in a country you'd like to visit but have never been to ✔
The Rough Guide to Barcelona by Jules Brown
The Rough Guide to Barcelona
32. An alternate history book ✔
The Overstory by Richard Powers
The Overstory
33. A book connected (title, cover, content) to a word "born" in the same year as you ✔
Year 1982 - I am choosing word AIDS
Christodora by Tim Murphy
Christodora
34. A suggestion from the AtY 2018 polls, that didn't win but was polarizing or a close-call ✔
A book about feminism or with feminist themes. ✔
When I Hit You Or, A Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife by Meena Kandasamy
When I Hit You: Or, A Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife
35. A book featuring a murder ✔
Mock by Marek Krajewski
Mock
36. A book published in the last 3 years (2016, 2017, 2018) by an author you haven't read before ✔
Milkman by Anna Burns
Milkman
37. A Women's Prize for Fiction winner or nominee ✔
The Mare by Mary Gaitskill
The Mare
38. A science book or a science fiction book ✔
A Buzz in the Meadow The Natural History of a French Farm by Dave Goulson
A Buzz in the Meadow: The Natural History of a French Farm
39. A book with a form of punctuation in the title ✔
Ivf by Brigid Moss
Ivf
40. A book from Amazon's 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime list ✔
1984 by George Orwell
1984
41. A book by an author with the same first and last initials ✔
Snap by Belinda Bauer
Snap
42. A book that takes place on, in, or underwater ✔
From a Low and Quiet Sea by Donal Ryan
From a Low and Quiet Sea
43. A book with a title that is a whole sentence ✔
Dzień dobry, jestem z kobry, czyli jak stracić przyjaciół w pół minuty i inne antyporady by Maria Czubaszek
Dzień dobry, jestem z kobry, czyli jak stracić przyjaciół w pół minuty i inne antyporady
44. A ghost story ✔
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
Sing, Unburied, Sing
45. A book that intimidates/ scares you ✔
Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King
Sleeping Beauties
46. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #4 Air ✔
A Sting in the Tale My Adventures with Bumblebees by Dave Goulson
A Sting in the Tale: My Adventures with Bumblebees
47. A book where the main character (or author) is of a different ethnic origin, religion, or sexual identity than your own ✔
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
Exit West
48. A book related to one of the 7 deadly sins (pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, sloth) ✔
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1) by George R.R. Martin
A Game of Thrones
49. A book from one of the Goodreads Best Books of the Month lists ✔
The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
The Light Between Oceans
50. A book with a warm atmosphere (centered on family, friendship, love or summer) ✔
Normal People by Sally Rooney
Normal People
51. An award-winning short story or short story collection ✔
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1) by Douglas Adams
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
52. A book published in 2018 ✔
The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner
The Mars Room


message 2: by Jenna (new)

Jenna (jennabgemini) | 188 comments A Sting in the Tale: My Adventures with Bumblebees is one of my all time favorites! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!


message 3: by Goska (new)

Goska A | 24 comments Hi Jenna, I’m sure I will, I am a true bumblebee lover <3 thanks for recommendation too! I can’t wait now!


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