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message 1: by Kelly (last edited Jan 16, 2018 04:10PM) (new)

Kelly Brown | 379 comments 2/20 finished


1. A book with the letters A, T & Y in the title

2. A book from the first 10 books added to your To Be Read list

3. A book from the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards

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
Paper Towns by John Green *finished 1-14-18*

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

34. A suggestion from the AtY 2018 polls, that didn't win but was polarizing or a close-call

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

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
Sisters Like Us by Susan Mallery *finished 1-8-18*


message 2: by Kelly (new)

Kelly Brown | 379 comments I did terrible with my reading last year. I didn't hit my book total goal or my plan goal. (Too much tv and tablet games) I have joined Instagram with plans to post about books, and I have a new tablet and phone to chat about books. My resolution this year is to read more. I am sure my family will shake their heads at that. I am going to read what I feel like too, and try to fit it in the plan this year instead of the other way around. Planning it out didn't work too well for me last year. I am always open to suggestions and read reviews, so I am sure I will fill some of these prompts with what all of you read. Good luck to everyone and happy reading!


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