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message 1: by Stina (last edited Jan 19, 2019 10:36PM) (new)

Stina (stinalyn) | 640 comments Mod
I will permit myself double- (and triple- and so on) dipping, but my goal will be to avoid that.

Summer Reading:
[X] A forgotten classic - My Cousin Rachel
[X] A book of short stories - The Fabulous Saga of Alexander Botts and the Earthworm Tractor
[X] A book you heard about online - Dad and Me in the Morning
A book that scares you - FAIL! Watch for next year's challenge, where this will be one of my very first reads -- or else!
[X] A book that became a movie - Howl's Moving Castle
[X] A book published this year - Witchmark
[X] A book set on a different continent - The Little Lion King
[X] A book based on a true story - Dandelion Wine
[X] The second book in a series - The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag
[X] A book with a number in the title - Six Wakes

Anytime Reading:
[X] * A book from Oprah's Book Club - Great Expectations
[X] An armchair travel book - Madam, Will You Talk?
[X] A steampunk novel - Owl Dance
[X] A book with a month or day of the week in the title - The Tuesday Club Murders
A book set in a hotel - FAIL! So yes, another book I have to read before making progress on this challenge in 2019.
[X] A book recommended by an author you love - Lovecraft Country (recommended by Daryl Gregory)
[X] Any novel by a Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master - Dandelion Wine
[X] A book about sports - Spinning
[X] A book set within 100 miles of your location - Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore
[X] A nonfiction book about technology - The Sinking of the Vasa: A Shipwreck of Titanic Proportions
[X] A collection of poetry in translation on a theme other than love - Odes to Common Things
[X] The oldest book in your TBR pile/list - Great Expectations
[X] A book in translation - The Little Paris Bookshop
[X] A book by an indigenous person - Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience
[X] A book that takes place in your state - Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore
[X] A book you picked based on its cover - The Ashelon Oracle Mysteries Revealed: A Guide to Interpreting the Cards
[X] A nonfiction book about nature - Better Homes and Gardens Complete Guide to Container Gardening


message 2: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl (6of8) | 234 comments I was going to look up what the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master is -- but I recently acquired a copy of Lincoln's Dreams, so I guess my work is already done.

And I highly recommend A Man Called Ove. I mentally earmarked one of his other books for my "book in translation".


message 3: by Laura (last edited Dec 31, 2018 04:53AM) (new)

Laura | 144 comments To be updated as I complete them, with an attempt to not double-dip:

2017 carry-overs:

[ ] A book about a haunted building
[ ] A book about a sheriff
[X] A book featuring a bookstore
* The Man Who Loved Books Too Much
[X] A book set in a retirement community
* Making Rounds With Oscar
[X] A book set on another planet
* The Martian Chronicles
[ ] A political memoir
[ ] A book with a protagonist who has your occupation
[ ] The first book you see in a bookstore
[X] A book about a road trip
* The Pull of the Moon

2018:

[ ] A forgotten classic
[X] A book of short stories
* Make Something Up: Stories You Can't Unread
[ ] A book you heard about online
[ ] A book that scares you
[X] A book that became a movie
* Annihilation
[X] A book published this year
* Red Clocks
[X] A book set on a different continent
* Persepolis
[X] A book based on a true story
* Sin in the Second City
[X] The second book in a series
* Authority
[X] A book with a number in the title
* Persepolis 2
[ ] An armchair travel book
[ ] A steampunk novel
[X] A book with a month or day of the week in the title
* The Roses of May
[ ] A book set in a hotel
[X] A book recommended by an author you love
* The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break (recommended by Neil Gaiman)
[X] Any novel by a Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master
* The Martian Chronicles
[ ] A book about sports
[X] A book set within 100 miles of your location
* The Day Lincoln Was Shot
[ ] A nonfiction book about technology
[ ] A collection of poetry in translation on a theme other than love
[X] The oldest book in your TBR pile/list
Born to Run
[X] A book in translation
* In the Miso Soup
[X] A book by an indigenous person
* Born a Crime - Technically, I think this counts. I'm going to keep an eye out for a better fit, though.
[X] A book that takes place in your state
* Bearskin
[ ] A book you picked based on its cover
[ ] A nonfiction book about nature


message 4: by DragonGoddess (last edited Oct 05, 2018 05:32PM) (new)

DragonGoddess | 3 comments [X] A forgotten classic - Anna Karenina
[X] A book of short stories - Side Jobs: Stories from the Dresden Files
[X] A book you heard about online - Scourged
[X] A book that scares you - Pet Sematary
[X] A book that became a movie - The Color Purple
[X] A book published this year - Lake Silence
[X] A book set on a different continent - Purple Hibiscus
[X] A book based on a true story - The Terror
[X] The second book in a series - Claimed
{X} A book with a number in the title - Just One Damned Thing After Another

[X] A book from Oprah's Book Club - The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row
[X] An armchair travel book - City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi
[X] A steampunk novel - Competence
[X] A book with a month or day of the week in the title -The Tuesday Club Murders
[X] A book set in a hotel - Evil Under the Sun
[X] A book recommended by an author you love - Slade House
[X] Any novel by a Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master - A Wizard of Earthsea
[X] A book about sports - Game, Set, Match: Billie Jean King and the Revolution in Women's Sports
[X] A book set within 100 miles of your location - Haunted Lawrence
[X] A nonfiction book about technology - Blood, Sweat, and Pixels: The Triumphant, Turbulent Stories Behind How Video Games Are Made
[X] A collection of poetry in translation on a theme other than love - Tales of a Severed Head
[X] The oldest book in your TBR pile/list - Blockade Billy
[X] A book in translation - A Man Called Ove
[X] A book by an indigenous person - St. Catherine's Flower
[X] A book that takes place in your state - Still Life With Crows
[X] A book you picked based on its cover - The Girl Who Drank the Moon
[X] A nonfiction book about nature - Wicked Bugs: The Louse That Conquered Napoleon's Army and Other Diabolical Insects


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