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message 1: by Elissa (last edited Jan 01, 2018 08:42PM) (new)

Elissa Nguyen | 1 comments This is my first time doing a reading challenge! I used to love reading growing up but college kinda killed it. So I am trying to get back into it and hopefully fall in love all over again! I decided to give myself a couple options for most of the weeks. Good luck to everyone and wish me luck as well. :)

1. A book with the letters A, T & Y in the title
The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next, #1) by Jasper Fforde The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer The Alchemyst (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, #1) by Michael Scott

2. A book from the first 10 books added to your To Be Read list
Howl's Moving Castle (Howl's Moving Castle, #1) by Diana Wynne Jones Fairest by Gail Carson Levine

3. A book from the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards
Scythe (Arc of a Scythe, #1) by Neal Shusterman Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

4. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #1 Earth (in title, cover, content, setting, author...)
Holes (Holes, #1) by Louis Sachar

5. A book about or inspired by real events
Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot, #10) by Agatha Christie Burial Rites by Hannah Kent Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

6. A book originally written in a language other than English
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales by Jacob Grimm

7. A gothic novel
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

8. An "own voices" book*
Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Y. Dennis-Benn The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

9. A book with a body part in the title (heart, bones, teeth, skin, blood, etc)
Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1) by Cassandra Clare The Forest of Hands and Teeth (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #1) by Carrie Ryan

10. An author's debut book (their first book to be published)
The Help by Kathryn Stockett Still Alice by Lisa Genova

11. A literary fiction
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood Lord of the Flies by William Golding

12. A book set in Africa or South America
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, #1) by Alexander McCall Smith Little Bee by Chris Cleave

13. A book with a plot centered around a secret (forbidden love, spies, secret societies, etc)
The Name of This Book Is Secret (Secret, #1) by Pseudonymous Bosch

14. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #2 Fire
Carrie by Stephen King A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

15. A book with an unique format/writing structure
House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski The Princess Bride by William Goldman

16. A narrative nonfiction
Missoula Rape and the Justice System in a College Town by Jon Krakauer

17. A book you expect to make you laugh
Good Omens The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett

18. A book with a location in the title
Moloka'i by Alan Brennert A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

19. A book nominated for the Edgar Award or by a Grand master author (books & authors)
Greenglass House (Greenglass House, #1) by Kate Milford Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity, #1) by Elizabeth Wein

20. A book rated 5 stars by at least one of your friends
Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis Warbreaker (Warbreaker, #1) by Brandon Sanderson We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Pines (Wayward Pines, #1) by Blake Crouch

21. A book written in first person perspective
A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle, #1) by Libba Bray The Selection (The Selection, #1) by Kiera Cass The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

22. A book you have high expectations or hope for
Gather the Daughters by Jennie Melamed Star-Crossed by Barbara Dee

23. A medical or legal thriller
The Stand by Stephen King Theodore Boone Kid Lawyer (Theodore Boone, #1) by John Grisham

24. A book with a map
A Wizard of Earthsea (Earthsea Cycle, #1) by Ursula K. Le Guin The False Prince (The Ascendance Trilogy #1) by Jennifer A. Nielsen

25. A book with an antagonist/villain point of view
Vicious (Villains, #1) by V.E. Schwab Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1) by Leigh Bardugo

26. A book with a text only cover
World War Z An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer Wool (Wool, #1) by Hugh Howey

27. A book about surviving a hardship (war, famine, major disasters, serious illness, etc)
Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse

28. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #3 Water
The Highest Tide by Jim Lynch Magic Marks the Spot (The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates, #1) by Caroline Carlson Pirates! by Celia Rees Withering-By-Sea (A Stella Montgomery Intrigue, #1) by Judith Rossell The Wanderer by Sharon Creech

29. A book with a "Clue" weapon on the cover or title (lead pipe, revolver, rope, candlestick, dagger, wrench)
The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, #1) by Patrick Ness Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle, #1) by Jay Kristoff

30. A short book
Rapunzel's Revenge (Rapunzel's Revenge, #1) by Shannon Hale Owly, Vol. 1 The Way Home & The Bittersweet Summer (Owly, #1) by Andy Runton How Mirka Got Her Sword (Hereville #1) by Barry Deutsch

31. A book set in a country you'd like to visit but have never been to
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon The Girl with All the Gifts (The Hungry Plague, #1) by M.R. Carey

32. An alternate history book
Wolf by Wolf (Wolf by Wolf, #1) by Ryan Graudin Boneshaker (The Clockwork Century, #1) by Cherie Priest Leviathan (Leviathan, #1) by Scott Westerfeld The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick

33. A book connected (title, cover, content) to a word "born" in the same year as you (link)
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

34. A suggestion from the AtY 2018 polls, that didn't win but was polarizing or a close-call (link)
The Book of Three (The Chronicles of Prydain, #1) by Lloyd Alexander Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan A Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord

35. A book featuring a murder
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1) by Tana French

36. A book published in the last 3 years (2016, 2017, 2018) by an author you haven't read before
The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (Guide, #1) by Mackenzi Lee Empress of a Thousand Skies (Empress of a Thousand Skies, #1) by Rhoda Belleza The Black Witch (The Black Witch Chronicles, #1) by Laurie Forest Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer, #1) by Laini Taylor

37. A Women's Prize for Fiction winner or nominee)
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers, #1) by Becky Chambers The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

38. A science book or a science fiction book
1984 by George Orwell A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, #1) by Madeleine L'Engle Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes The Search for WondLa (The Search for WondLa, #1) by Tony DiTerlizzi

39. A book with a form of punctuation in the title
Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick

40. A book from Amazon's 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime list
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1) by J.K. Rowling

41. A book by an author with the same first and last initials
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1) by Philip Pullman

42. A book that takes place on, in, or underwater
Hook's Revenge (Hook's Revenge, #1) by Heidi Schulz Olive's Ocean by Kevin Henkes Ingo (Ingo, #1) by Helen Dunmore Aquamarine (Water Tales, #1) by Alice Hoffman The Tail of Emily Windsnap (Emily Windsnap, #1) by Liz Kessler Undertow (Undertow #1) by Michael Buckley Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant

43. A book with a title that is a whole sentence
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

44. A ghost story
The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall by Mary Downing Hahn All the Lovely Bad Ones by Mary Downing Hahn May Bird and the Ever After (May Bird, #1) by Jodi Lynn Anderson

45. A book that intimidates/ scares you
Tender Is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1) by J.R.R. Tolkien The Mists of Avalon (Avalon, #1) by Marion Zimmer Bradley The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1) by Stieg Larsson

46. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #4 Air
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell Three Times Lucky (Mo & Dale Mysteries, #1) by Sheila Turnage Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere by Julie T. Lamana

47. A book where the main character (or author) is of a different ethnic origin, religion, or sexual identity than your own
Dear Martin by Nic Stone The Other Boy by M.G. Hennessey Gracefully Grayson by Ami Polonsky Luna by Julie Anne Peters Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera Ash by Malinda Lo

48. A book related to one of the 7 deadly sins (pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, sloth)
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

49. A book from one of the Goodreads Best Books of the Month lists
I Am Not A Serial Killer (John Cleaver, #1) by Dan Wells Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan Rebel of the Sands (Rebel of the Sands, #1) by Alwyn Hamilton Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson These Broken Stars (Starbound, #1) by Amie Kaufman

50. A book with a warm atmosphere (centered on family, friendship, love or summer)
The Great Good Summer by Liz Garton Scanlon A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson A Mango-Shaped Space by Wendy Mass

51. An award-winning short story or short story collection
The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories by Angela Carter

52. A book published in 2018
The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang Obsidio (The Illuminae Files, #3) by Amie Kaufman Wires and Nerve, Volume 2 Gone Rogue by Marissa Meyer


message 2: by Emily (new)

Emily (momoftwins89) | 59 comments This is my first time doing this reading challenge as well! Glad you're getting back into reading! Good luck and happy reading! 😊


message 3: by Tracy, Constellation Mod (new)

Tracy (tracyisreading) | 2472 comments Mod
Good Luck Elissa and enjoy your challenge!


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