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Maggie | 2 comments Hi everyone! This is my first time doing a reading challenge (and I only made this account a few days ago so hopefully I'm posting this correctly), but I'm really excited about finding this group. I'm hoping that this challenge will force me to read more consistently, instead of either reading constantly or not at all. I'm so glad I found this group, and am looking forward to this year of reading!

Here's my 2018 list (though I might switch some books out depending on how the year goes).

1. A book with the letters A, T & Y in the title - Eat, Pray, Love (Elizabeth Gilbert)
2. A book from the first 10 books added to your To Be Read list - The Woman In Cabin 10 (Ruth Ware)
3. A book from the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards - Sleeping Beauties (Stephen and Owen King)
4. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #1 Earth - Unaccustomed Earth (Jhumpa Lahiri)
5. A book about or inspired by real events - Escape (Carolyn Jessop)
6. A book originally written in a language other than English - The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (Stieg Larson)
7. A gothic novel - Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
8. An "own voices" book - The Hate U Give (Angie Thomas)
9. A book with a body part in the title - Cat’s Eye (Margaret Atwood)
10. An author's debut book - The Virgin Suicides (Jeffrey Eugenides)
11. A literary fiction - Atonement (Ian McEwan)
12. A book set in Africa or South America - The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)
13. A book with a plot centered around a secret - Little Fires Everywhere (Celeste Ng)
14. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #2 Fire - Foxfire (Joyce Carol Oates)
15. A book with an unique format/writing structure - S. (JJ Abrams and Doug Dorst)
16. A narrative nonfiction - The Professor and the Madman (Simon Winchester)
17. A book you expect to make you laugh - Dear Committee Members (Julie Shumacher)
18. A book with a location in the title - In The Woods (Tana French)
19. A book nominated for the Edgar Award or by a Grand master author - Mr. Mercedes (Stephen King)
20. A book rated 5 stars by at least one of your friends- The Dark Tower (Stephen King)
21. A book written in first person perspective - Ready Player One (Ernest Cline)
22. A book you have high expectations or hope for - A Man Called Ove (Henning Koch)
23. A medical or legal thriller - The Ex (Alafair Burke)
24. A book with a map - A Game of Thrones (George R. R. Martin)
25. A book with an antagonist/villain point of view - You (Caroline Kepnes)
26. A book with a text only cover - Tuesdays With Morrie (Mitch Albom)
27. A book about surviving a hardship - The Road (Cormac McCarthy)
28. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #3 Water - Into the Water (Paula Hawkins)
29. A book with a "Clue" weapon on the cover or title - And Then There Were None (Agatha Christie)
30. A short book - Brokeback Mountain (Annie Proulx)
31. A book set in a country you'd like to visit but have never been to - Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)
32. An alternate history book - The Man in the High Castle (Philip K. Dick)
33. A book connected (title, cover, content) to a word "born" in the same year as you - I Am Malala (Malala Yousafzai)
34. A suggestion from the AtY 2018 polls, that didn't win but was polarizing or a close-call - Bad Feminist (Roxane Gay)
35. A book featuring a murder - American Psycho (Bret Easton Ellis)
36. A book published in the last 3 years (2016, 2017, 2018) by an author you haven't read before - Dark Matter (Blake Crouch)
37. A Women's Prize for Fiction winner or nominee - We Need To Talk About Kevin (Lionel Shriver)
38. A science book or a science fiction book - The Martian (Andy Weir)
39. A book with a form of punctuation in the title - Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (Mindy Kaling)
40. A book from Amazon's 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime list - Angela’s Ashes (Frank McCourt)
41. A book by an author with the same first and last initials - Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children (Ransom Riggs)
42. A book that takes place on, in, or underwater - Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
43. A book with a title that is a whole sentence - Never Let Me Go (Kazuo Ishiguro)
44. A ghost story - Beloved (Toni Morrison)
45. A book that intimidates/ scares you - Infinite Jest (David Foster Wallace)
46. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #4 Air - Caesar’s Last Breath (Sam Kean)
47. A book where the main character (or author) is of a different ethnic origin, religion, or sexual identity than your own - The Color Purple (Alice Walker)
48. A book related to one of the 7 deadly sins - Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
49. A book from one of the Goodreads Best Books of the Month lists - Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places (Colin Dickey)
50. A book with a warm atmosphere - Milk and Honey (Rupi Kaur)
51. An award-winning short story or short story collection - The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories - Ken Liu
52. A book published in 2018 - Sometimes I Lie (Alice Feeney)


message 2: by Emily (new)

Emily (momoftwins89) | 59 comments Welcome to Goodreads! This is my first time with the challenge as well! Good luck and happy reading! 😊


message 3: by Maggie (new)

Maggie | 2 comments Thank you, you too! :)


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