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message 1: by Karen (last edited Aug 01, 2018 07:31PM) (new)

Karen | 30 comments The 2018 List:

✔️ 1. A book with the letters A, T & Y in the title The Violent Bear it Away ★★★☆☆

✔️ 2. A book from the first 10 books added to your To Be Read list Snow Falling on Cedars ★★★★☆

✔️3. A book from the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards What Happened 🔘 ★★★☆☆

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

5. A book about or inspired by real events Visitation

✔️ 6. A book originally written in a language other than English A Man Called Ove 🎵 ★★★★☆

✔️ 7. A gothic novel Northanger Abbey 🎵 ★★★★☆

✔️ 8. An "own voices" book* Stolen from Our Embrace 🇨🇦 🔘 ★★★☆☆

9. A book with a body part in the title (heart, bones, teeth, skin, blood, etc) Sweetness in the Belly 🇨🇦

✔️ 10. An author's debut book (their first book to be published) Wonder ★★★★☆

✔️ 11. A literary fiction Hard Times 🎧 (mostly read the hard copy but also listened to parts of the audiobook)

12. A book set in Africa or South America West with the Night 🔘

✔️ 13. A book with a plot centered around a secret (forbidden love, spies, secret societies, etc) Through Black Spruce 🇨🇦 ★★★★☆

▶︎ 14. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #2 Paper and Fire

15. A book with an unique format/writing structure Anna Karenina

16. A narrative nonfiction The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story 🔘

✔️ 17. A book you expect to make you laugh Tomboy Survival Guide 🇨🇦 ★★★★★

✔️ 18. A book with a location in the title Scarborough 🇨🇦 ★★★★★

✔️ 19. A book nominated for the Edgar Award or by a Grand master author (books & authors) Murder at the Vicarage 🎧 ★★★★☆

✔️ 20. A book rated 5 stars by at least one of your friends The Prince and the Pauper 🎵 ★★★☆☆

✔️21. A book written in first person perspective A Separate Peace 🎵 ★★★★☆

22. A book you have high expectations or hope for American War 🇨🇦

23. A medical or legal thriller The President Is Missing

✔️24. A book with a map News of the World ★★★★☆

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

✔️26. A book with a text only cover Blindness ★★★★☆

27. A book about surviving a hardship (war, famine, major disasters, serious illness, etc) Still Alice

28. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #3 Water Lighthouse Island

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

✔️ 30. A short book Our Souls at Night ★★★★☆ 🎵

▶︎31. A book set in a country you'd like to visit but have never been to Emma

✔️ 32. An alternate history book Ink and Bone ★★★★☆

✔️ 33. A book connected (title, cover, content) to a word "born" in the same year as you (Telomerase) The Marrow Thieves 🇨🇦 ★★★★★

✔️ 34. A suggestion from the AtY 2018 polls, that didn't win but was polarizing or a close-call (link) - A book representing each of the four points on a compass (i.e. Title, Author, or Location) North and South ★★★★☆ 🎵

35. A book featuring a murder A Tangled Mercy

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

37. A Women's Prize for Fiction winner or nominee (link1, link2)
Hag-Seed: The Tempest Retold 🇨🇦

38. A science book or a science fiction book Zero History

39. A book with a form of punctuation in the title In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction 🔘

40. A book from Amazon's 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime list (link) Breathe, Eyes, Memory

41. A book by an author with the same first and last initials Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded 🔘

42. A book that takes place on, in, or underwater The Boat People 🇨🇦 (if I can find a copy)

43. A book with a title that is a whole sentence
We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families


✔️ 44. A ghost story Dance, Gladys, Dance 🎵 ★★★★☆

✔️ 45. A book that intimidates/ scares you Candide 🎵 ★★★☆☆

46. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #4 Air On the Iron at Big Cloud 🇨🇦

✔️47. A book where the main character (or author) is of a different ethnic origin, religion, or sexual identity than your own Milk and Honey 🇨🇦 ★★★★☆

✔️48. A book related to one of the 7 deadly sins (pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, sloth) Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House 🔘★★☆☆☆

49. A book from one of the Goodreads Best Books of the Month lists (link) Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries 🔘

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

51. An award-winning short story or short story collection The Beggar's Garden 🇨🇦

52. A book published in 2018 An Absolutely Remarkable Thing


message 2: by Karen (last edited Aug 01, 2018 07:32PM) (new)


message 3: by Karen (last edited Jan 09, 2018 03:21PM) (new)

Karen | 30 comments Symbols Used:

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message 4: by Karen (last edited Feb 11, 2018 08:55PM) (new)

Karen | 30 comments January Updates:
- I'm aiming for 5 books this month because I want to start a bit ahead and January has 4 1/2 weeks.
- Planning to read: The Violent Bear it Away Snow Falling on Cedars, What Happened, And the Mountains Echoed, and Stolen from Our Embrace.
- Completed The Violent Bear it Away 01/05/2018
- I'm adding A Man Called Ove Because I need an audiobook going and it's the first book on my list that I can access in audiobook format. Finished 01/12/2018
- Completed Snow Falling on Cedars 01/15/2018
- Completed Northanger Abbey 01/25/2018
- Completed Hard Times 02/01/2018 (one day late, but I'll count it!

5 books ready in January!


message 5: by Karen (last edited Feb 12, 2018 06:46PM) (new)

Karen | 30 comments February Updates:
- I'm aiming to read 4 books this month:
- Tomboy Survival Guide (Completed 02/08/2018)
- Murder at the Vicarage (Completed 02/12/2018)
- What Happened
- And the Mountains Echoed

I've totally given up on reading in any sort of order because I'm relying on getting books on hold from the library. It turns out I like books with long hold lists!


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