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message 1: by Kristina (last edited Jan 02, 2018 09:14AM) (new)

Kristina The 2018 List

1. A book with the letters A, T & Y in the title
Writer with a Day Job, by Áine Greaney

2. A book from the first 10 books added to your To Be Read list
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

3. A book from the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

4. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #1 Earth
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

5. A book about or inspired by real events
A Moveable Feast, by Ernest Hemingway

6. A book originally written in a language other than English
The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio
(Norton Critical Edition)

7. A gothic novel
Tales and Poems, by Edgar Allan Poe (a collection)

8. An "own voices" book
Season of Migration to the North, by Tayeb Salih

9. A book with a body part in the title (heart, bones, teeth, skin, blood, etc)
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

10. An author's debut book
Good Without God: What a Billion Nonreligious People Do Believe, by Greg Epstein

11. A literary fiction
Slow Poison by Sheila Bosworth

12. A book set in Africa or South America
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

13. A book with a plot centered around a secret
The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

14. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #2 Fire
Inferno by Dan Brown

15. A book with an unique format/writing structure
Gödel, Escher, Bach by Douglas Hofstadter

16. A narrative nonfiction
Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi

17. A book you expect to make you laugh
Less by Andrew Sean Greer

18. A book with a location in the title
A Passage to India by E.M. Forster

19. A book nominated for the Edgar Award or by a Grand master author
While My Pretty One Sleeps by Mary Higgins Clark

20. A book rated 5 stars by at least one of your friends
Not My Father's Son by Alan Cumming

21. A book written in first person perspective
Among the Russians by Colin Thubron

22. A book you have high expectations or hope for
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

23. A medical or legal thriller
The Rainmaker by John Grisham

24. A book with a map
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

25. A book with an antagonist/villain point of view
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

26. A book with a text only cover
The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal

27. A book about surviving a hardship
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

28. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #3 Water
Breakup by Dana Stabenow

29. A book with a "Clue" weapon on the cover or title
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

30. A short book
Vita Nuova by Dante

31. A book set in a country you'd like to visit but have never been to
Oroonoko by Aphra Behn

32. An alternate history book
V for Vendetta by Alan Moore

33. A book connected to a word "born" in the same year as you
Weaving the Web by Tim Berners-Lee
(word - cyberspace)

34. A suggestion from the AtY 2018 polls, that didn't win but was polarizing or a close-call
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
(category - a book about feminism or with feminist themes)

35. A book featuring a murder
Who Killed Hazel Drew? by Ron Hughes

36. A book published in the last 3 years by an author you haven't read before
Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty

37. A Women's Prize for Fiction winner or nominee
How to Be Both by Ali Smith

38. A science book or a science fiction book
Finding the Arctic by Matthew Sturm

39. A book with a form of punctuation in the title
Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

40. A book from Amazon's 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime list
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

41. A book by an author with the same first and last initials
Dubliners by James Joyce

42. A book that takes place on, in, or underwater
The Voyager's Handbook by Beth Leonard

43. A book with a title that is a whole sentence
What Do You Care What Other People Think? by Richard Feynman

44. A ghost story
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

45. A book that intimidates/ scares you
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

46. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #4 Air
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

47. A book where the main character (or author) is of a different ethnic origin, religion, or sexual identity than your own
And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

48. A book related to one of the 7 deadly sins
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

49. A book from one of the Goodreads Best Books of the Month lists
Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries by Kory Stamper

50. A book with a warm atmosphere
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin

51. An award-winning short story or short story collection
Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

52. A book published in 2018

message 2: by Kristina (new)

Kristina All right... I was super hesitant about my pick for #45, but several of the folks in the topic-specific thread ( have convinced me.

I'm REALLY going to do War and Peace. Though I think I'll start it now, rather than waiting for week 45...

message 3: by Hannah (new)

Hannah | 120 comments You know what? I think I might actually join you for that one. I was initially going to read Les Miserables, but War & Peace is even more intimidating (if I'm truly being honest to myself)... I'll pick it up at the library this weekend and keep you company! WE CAN DO THIS! :)

message 4: by Jody (new)

Jody (jodybell) | 3470 comments I believe in you! Even though the book is enormous, the chapters themselves are actually quite short - mostly only a few pages - so if you go for a few chapters a day, it’s definitely achievable!

message 5: by Kristina (new)

Kristina Thanks Jody!

Hannah, we can do this! I'll prod you on your progress if you'll prod me on mine!

Someone in the thread about this topic mentioned a buddy read... I don't actually know what that is but I'm going to try to find out if you want to check out the conversation over there.

message 6: by Zaz (new)

Zaz | 2983 comments Buddy read is reading a book at the same time with someone (for example, the 2 persons decide to read 1 chapter per day). Usually it's good for discussions and motivation.

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