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message 1: by Charlie (last edited Jan 08, 2018 09:10PM) (new)

Charlie (nearfutures) Haven't quite figured out what will end up counting for what, but this is my plan so far! Excited to be getting involved and thinking more consciously about the types of books I read.

1. A book with the letters A, T & Y in the title
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

2. A book from the first 10 books added to your To Be Read list
The Fire Next Time

3. A book from the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards (link)
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

4. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #1 Earth (in title, cover, content, setting, author...)
The Fifth Season

5. A book about or inspired by real events
At the Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails

6. A book originally written in a language other than English
The Dark Forest

7. A gothic novel

8. An "own voices" book*

9. A book with a body part in the title (heart, bones, teeth, skin, blood, etc)
The Lovely Bones

10. An author's debut book (their first book to be published)
The Only Harmless Great Thing

11. A literary fiction
The Time Machine

12. A book set in Africa or South America

13. A book with a plot centered around a secret (forbidden love, spies, secret societies, etc)
The Secret History

14. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #2 Fire
Little Fires Everywhere

15. A book with an unique format/writing structure
House of Leaves
A Visit from the Goon Squad

16. A narrative nonfiction

17. A book you expect to make you laugh
John Dies at the End
Going Postal

18. A book with a location in the title
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood

19. A book nominated for the Edgar Award or by a Grand master author (books & authors)
Gone Girl

20. A book rated 5 stars by at least one of your friends
A Tale for the Time Being

21. A book written in first person perspective

22. A book you have high expectations or hope for

23. A medical or legal thriller
The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus

24. A book with a map
Shadow and Bone

25. A book with an antagonist/villain point of view
Six of Crows

26. A book with a text only cover
Men Explain Things to Me

27. A book about surviving a hardship (war, famine, major disasters, serious illness, etc)
All the Light We Cannot See

28. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #3 Water
The Chronology of Water

29. A book with a "Clue" weapon on the cover or title (lead pipe, revolver, rope, candlestick, dagger, wrench)
Altered Carbon

30. A short book

31. A book set in a country you'd like to visit but have never been to
An Untamed State

32. An alternate history book
The Man in the High Castle

33. A book connected (title, cover, content) to a word "born" in the same year as you (link)
connected to the word "triptan" from 1997, "any of a class of drugs (such as sumatriptan) that bind to and are agonists of serotonin receptors and are used to treat migraine attacks"

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.
Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World
Men Explain Things to Me
Difficult Women

35. A book featuring a murder
Impostor Syndrome

36. A book published in the last 3 years (2016, 2017, 2018) by an author you haven't read before
Space Opera

37. A Women's Prize for Fiction winner or nominee

38. A science book or a science fiction book
Revenant Gun
Death's End

39. A book with a form of punctuation in the title
We Love You, Charlie Freeman

40. A book from Amazon's 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime list
Love in the Time of Cholera
The Things They Carried

41. A book by an author with the same first and last initials
The Song of Achilles

42. A book that takes place on, in, or underwater
Neptune's Brood

43. A book with a title that is a whole sentence
Blue Is the Warmest Color
They Both Die at the End

44. A ghost story
The Graveyard Book
Lincoln in the Bardo

45. A book that intimidates/scares you
Moby-Dick or, The Whale
Anna Karenina

46. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #4 Air
When Breath Becomes Air
The Shadow of the Wind

47. A book where the main character (or author) is of a different ethnic origin, religion, or sexual identity than your own
The Hate U Give

48. A book related to one of the 7 deadly sins (pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, sloth)
The Nest

49. A book from one of the Goodreads Best Books of the Month lists
Jim Henson: The Biography

50. A book with a warm atmosphere (centered on family, friendship, love or summer)

51. An award-winning short story or short story collection
The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories

52. A book published in 2018
The Sky Is Yours
Tempests and Slaughter
The Tangled Lands

message 2: by Anastasia (new)

Anastasia (anastasiaharris) | 1331 comments A Tale for Time Being is definitively a 5 star pick.

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