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message 1: by Shelly (last edited Jan 16, 2018 04:27PM) (new)

Shelly | 68 comments Progress: 3/52

1. A book with the letters A, T & Y in the title
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel JoyceFinished 1/6

2. A book from the first 10 books added to your To Be Read list
The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

3. A book from the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

4. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #1 Earth
Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri

5. A book about or inspired by real events
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

6. A book originally written in a language other than English
After the Crash by Michel Bussi
Sweet Bean Paste by Durian Sukegawa
The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

7. A gothic novel
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

8. An "own voices" book
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

9. A book with a body part in the title
The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne

10. An author's debut book
Caraval by Stephanie Garber

11. A literary fiction
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz

12. A book set in Africa or South America
The Seven Sisters by Lucinda Riley

13. A book with a plot centered around a secret
The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

14. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #2 Fire
The Fireman by Joe Hill

15. A book with an unique format/writing structure
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

16. A narrative nonfiction
King Leopold's Ghost by Adam Hochschild

17. A book you expect to make you laugh
Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir by Jenny Lawson

18. A book with a location in the title
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

19. A book nominated for the Edgar Award or by a Grand master author
In the Woods by Tana French

20. A book rated 5 stars by at least one of your friends
City of Thievesby David Benioff

21. A book written in first person perspective
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

22. A book you have high expectations or hope for
Glass Houses by Louise Penny

23. A medical or legal thriller
The Dravidian by Kalyan C. Kankanala

24. A book with a map
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo Finished 1/15

25. A book with an antagonist/villain point of view
Serena by Ron Rash

26. A book with a text only cover
Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson
Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

27. A book about surviving a hardship
Zeitoun by Dave Eggers

28. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #3 Water
At the Water's Edge by Sara Gruen

29. A book with a "Clue" weapon on the cover or title
Rope--The Hangman by Louise Penny
Gun--The Quiet Game by Greg Iles


30. A short book
The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett

31. A book set in a country you'd like to visit but have never been to
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

32. An alternate history book
11/22/63 by Stephen King

33. A book connected to a word "born" in the same year as you: prequel and noir
Silmarilion by J.R.R. Tolkien

34. A game changer (suggestion from the AtY 2018 polls)
TBD

35. A book featuring a murder
The Queen of Bedlam by Robert McCammon Finished 1/2
Dissolution by C.J. Sansom

36. A book published in the last 3 years by an author you haven't read before
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

37. A Women's Prize for Fiction winner or nominee
Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels800]

38. A science book or a science fiction book
Artemis by Andy Weir

39. A book with a form of punctuation in the title
Krik? Krak! by

40. A book from Amazon's 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime list
TBD

41. A book by an author with the same first and last initials
TBD

42. A book that takes place on, in, or underwater
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson

43. A book with a title that is a whole sentence
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
I Will Send Rain by Rae Meadows
She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb
Only God Can Make a Tree by Bertram Roach
Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald

44. A ghost story
Abigale Hall by Lauren A. Forry
The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

45. A book that intimidates/scares you
TBD
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
46. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #4 Air
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

47. A book where the main character (or author) is of a different ethnic origin, religion, or sexual identity than your own
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
Purple Hibiscus by

48. A book related to one of the 7 deadly sins
TBD

49. A book from one of the Goodreads Best Books of the Month lists
TBD

50. A book with a warm atmosphere
The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan

51. An award-winning short story or short story collection
Thirteen Ways of Looking by Colum McCann
Uncommon Type: Some Stories by Tom Hanks

52. A book published in 2018
TBD

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message 2: by Tracy, Constellation Mod (new)

Tracy (tracyisreading) | 2472 comments Mod
We've got a few in common this year. The Historian, The Hate U Give, Caraval, The Fireman, Strange the Dreamer, When Breath Becomes Air, and Pachinko.

Books I loved: 11/22/63!!!!!!, The Book Thief and She's Come Undone :-)

Cant wait to hear your thoughts on Oscar Wao, I started it this year but put it down....Couldn't handle the foot notes :-/
I would like to try again at some point though.


message 3: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie (scharle4) | 94 comments Great list--several we have in come as well. :) Good luck this year and happy reading!


message 4: by Shelly (new)

Shelly | 68 comments Tracy wrote: "We've got a few in common this year. The Historian, The Hate U Give, Caraval, The Fireman, Strange the Dreamer, When Breath Becomes Air, and Pachinko.

Books I loved: 11/22/63!!!!!!..."


Thanks, Tracy. I am a bit concerned about Oscar Who, but I'll give it a shot. :) Have you posted your list yet?


message 5: by Shelly (new)

Shelly | 68 comments Stephanie wrote: "Great list--several we have in come as well. :) Good luck this year and happy reading!"

Stephanie, I look forward to reading your list.


message 6: by Tracy, Constellation Mod (last edited Dec 29, 2017 11:47AM) (new)

Tracy (tracyisreading) | 2472 comments Mod
Shelly wrote: "Tracy wrote: "We've got a few in common this year. The Historian, The Hate U Give, Caraval, The Fireman, Strange the Dreamer, When Breath Becomes Air, and Pachinko.

Books I loved: [book:11/22/63|1..."


My list has been up since October lol. I have three challenges on my plan (4 if you count my girls challenge) so some of the books we are both reading may be for different challenges/prompts. My thread is here:https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 7: by Lizzy (new)

Lizzy | 639 comments I had heard of, but forgotten about The Unlikely Pilgrimage. I added it to my TBR, and am anxious to hear how you like it


message 8: by Shelly (new)

Shelly | 68 comments Lizzy wrote: "I had heard of, but forgotten about The Unlikely Pilgrimage. I added it to my TBR, and am anxious to hear how you like it"

Reading and loving it now.


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