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Lisa Moretti | 10 comments Hi. I’m new here so I’m still trying to navigate Goodreads. I have no plans except to read.

1. A book with the letters A, T & Y in the title
I started this book months ago but put it down. I’m starting it over. George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution - Brian Kilmeade.
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)
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
6. A book originally written in a language other than English
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)
10. An author's debut book (their first book to be published)
11. A literary fiction
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)
14. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #2 Fire
15. A book with an unique format/writing structure
16. A narrative nonfiction
17. A book you expect to make you laugh
18. A book with a location in the title
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
22. A book you have high expectations or hope for
23. A medical or legal thriller
24. A book with a map
25. A book with an antagonist/villain point of view
26. A book with a text only cover

27. A book about surviving a hardship (war, famine, major disasters, serious illness, etc)
28. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #3 Water
29. A book with a "Clue" weapon on the cover or title (lead pipe, revolver, rope, candlestick, dagger, wrench)
30. A short book
31. A book set in a country you'd like to visit but have never been to
32. An alternate history book
33. A book connected (title, cover, content) to a word "born" in the same year as you (link)
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
36. A book published in the last 3 years (2016, 2017, 2018) by an author you haven't read before
37. A Women's Prize for Fiction winner or nominee (link1, link2)
38. A science book or a science fiction book
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)
41. A book by an author with the same first and last initials
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
47. A book where the main character (or author) is of a different ethnic origin, religion, or sexual identity than your own
48. A book related to one of the 7 deadly sins (pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, sloth)
49. A book from one of the Goodreads Best Books of the Month lists (link)
50. A book with a warm atmosphere (centered on family, friendship, love or summer)
51. An award-winning short story or short story collection
52. A book published in 2018

message 2: by Tracy, Constellation Mod (new)

Tracy (tracyisreading) | 2472 comments Mod
Good Luck Lisa, hope you enjoy the challenge!! It's addictive and this is a great group :-)

message 3: by Pam (new)

Pam (bluegrasspam) | 2546 comments Welcome Lisa! Have fun with the challenge!

message 4: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Moretti | 10 comments Tracy wrote: "Good Luck Lisa, hope you enjoy the challenge!! It's addictive and this is a great group :-)"

Thank you Tracy!

message 5: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Moretti | 10 comments Pam wrote: "Welcome Lisa! Have fun with the challenge!"
Thank you Pam!

message 6: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Moretti | 10 comments I finished my week 1 book - George Washington’s Secret Six. I enjoyed it. Very easy to read. I loved this story because of the Netflix series Turn. I’m very drawn towards WWII but this series has me craving more information on our founding - something I’ve not studied in many years.

For week 2 I selected The Jersey Brothers: A Missing Naval Officer in the Pacific and His Family's Quest to Bring Him Home. Shocker. WWII but it’s on my list.

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Lisa Moretti | 10 comments I finished “The Jersey Brothers”. It was a very interesting story that I’d never heard about. 3 brothers from New Jersey serving in WWII in different capacities. The author (a Jersey brother’s daughter) writes in a way where I could see the places in my mind as they would have looked, how the events would have felt...I highly recommend it.
I did skip this past week because I honestly wasn’t interested in any of the award winning books (sorry).
I’m still looking at what to read for week 4....Earth.

message 9: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Moretti | 10 comments Bloody Earth
I was not engaged. It wasn’t a page turner for me.

message 10: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Moretti | 10 comments Killing England: The Brutal Struggle for American Independence
The series “Turn” on Netflix renewed my interest in the American Revolution and our founding.

message 11: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Moretti | 10 comments Killing England: The Brutal Struggle for American Independence
I loved this book! The events leading up to the USA getting complete independence from England.
It was very easy to read. I knew the ending but I looked forward to each chapter. I absorbed a lot of history that was more like an action novel than a class.

message 12: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Moretti | 10 comments The Shape of Water
I’m reading an Italian book for week 6 of the challenge

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