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Sarah (prairielily) | 166 comments The 2018 List

1. A book with the letters A, T & Y in the title
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

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

3. A book from the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards (link)
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

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

5. A book about or inspired by real events
The Spider and the Fly A Reporter, a Serial Killer, and the Meaning of Murder by Claudia Rowe

6. A book originally written in a language other than English
The Vegetarian by Han Kang

7. A gothic novel

8. An "own voices" book*
El Deafo by Cece Bell

9. A book with a body part in the title (heart, bones, teeth, skin, blood, etc)
Stiff The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach

10. An author's debut book (their first book to be published)
Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani

11. A literary fiction
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

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)
Cast No Shadow by Nick Tapalansky

14. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #2 Fire
Educated A Memoir by Tara Westover

15. A book with an unique format/writing structure
The Unravelling How Our Caregiving Safety Net Came Unstrung and We Were Left Grasping at Threads, Struggling to Plait a New One by Clem Martini

16. A narrative nonfiction
The Rules Do Not Apply by Ariel Levy

17. A book you expect to make you laugh
Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher

18. A book with a location in the title
Malniveau Prison (The Twenty-Year Death Trilogy Book 1) by Ariel S. Winter

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

20. A book rated 5 stars by at least one of your friends

21. A book written in first person perspective
Dietland by Sarai Walker

22. A book you have high expectations or hope for
Artemis by Andy Weir

23. A medical or legal thriller
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

24. A book with a map
The Stranger in the Woods The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel

25. A book with an antagonist/villain point of view
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys or You (You, #1) by Caroline Kepnes or The Dark Lord's Handbook (The Dark Lord's Handbook, #1) by Paul Dale

26. A book with a text only cover

27. A book about surviving a hardship (war, famine, major disasters, serious illness, etc)
The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen by Susin Nielsen

28. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #3 Water
The Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson

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

30. A short book
The Ice Dragon by George R.R. Martin

31. A book set in a country you'd like to visit but have never been to
Little Secrets by Anna Snoekstra

32. An alternate history book
The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline

33. A book connected (title, cover, content) to a word "born" in the same year as you (link)
The Good Girl by Mary Kubica

34. A suggestion from the AtY 2018 polls, that didn't win but was polarizing or a close-call (link)

35. A book featuring a murder
Under a Dark Sky by Lori Rader-Day

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

37. A Women's Prize for Fiction winner or nominee (link1, link2)
See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt

38. A science book or a science fiction book
The Girl With All the Gifts (The Girl With All the Gifts, #1) by M.R. Carey

39. A book with a form of punctuation in the title

40. A book from Amazon's 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime list (link)
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

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

42. A book that takes place on, in, or underwater

43. A book with a title that is a whole sentence

44. A ghost story

45. A book that intimidates/ scares you

46. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #4 Air
Flying Lessons & Other Stories by Ellen Oh

47. A book where the main character (or author) is of a different ethnic origin, religion, or sexual identity than your own
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (Creekwood, #1) by Becky Albertalli

48. A book related to one of the 7 deadly sins (pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, sloth)
Fruit by Brian Francis

49. A book from one of the Goodreads Best Books of the Month lists (link)
The Reader (Sea of Ink and Gold, #1) by Traci Chee

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

51. An award-winning short story or short story collection
Neil Gaiman's Likely Stories by Neil Gaiman

52. A book published in 2018
The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn


message 2: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (prairielily) | 166 comments I am really hopping around here.


message 3: by Bec (new)

Bec | 786 comments Sarah wrote: "I am really hopping around here."
I do that too, read what's available or where my mood takes me.


message 4: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (prairielily) | 166 comments Slowly updating...


message 5: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (prairielily) | 166 comments I used The Marrow Thieves for an alternate history book, with an optimistic hope that this is not our future.


message 6: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (prairielily) | 166 comments I fell behind. Trying to knock off a few more before the end of year.


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