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message 1: by Erika (last edited Jan 04, 2018 03:53PM) (new)

Erika | 30 comments This is my first year doing a reading challenge! Hopefully I stick with it...I tend to forget to update Goodreads a lot!

The 2018 List (with potential books)

1. A book with the letters A, T & Y in the title
✔ - The City of Brass
2. A book from the first 10 books added to your To Be Read list
- Throne of Glass
3. A book from the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards
- Behind Her Eyes
4. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #1 Earth (in title, cover, content, setting, author...)
- The Clan of the Cave Bear
5. A book about or inspired by real events
- Caleb's Crossing
6. A book originally written in a language other than English
- My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry
7. A gothic novel
- The Shadow of the Wind
8. An "own voices" book*
- Warcross
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
- Sing, Unburied, Sing
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
- Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail or A Walk in the Woods
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)
- Girl in the Blue Coat
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
- Strange the Dreamer
23. A medical or legal thriller
24. A book with a map
25. A book with an antagonist/villain point of view
- Hidden Bodies
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
- The Shadow Land
32. An alternate history book
- Wolf by Wolf
33. A book connected (title, cover, content) to a word "born" in the same year as you (1978 - Bodice Ripper)
- A Kingdom of Dreams
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
- Red Rising
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
- Artemis Fowl
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
- The Fellowship of the Ring
46. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #4 Air
- Air Awakens
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 Emma (new)

Emma | 11 comments I love the Earths Children series. Unfortunately I hit a bit of a reading slump part way through the last book! I need to read them again from the start now because it’s been so long I can’t remember much from the previous books!

Is this your first time reading The Clan of the Cave Bear?


message 3: by Erika (new)

Erika | 30 comments Emma wrote: "I love the Earths Children series. Unfortunately I hit a bit of a reading slump part way through the last book! I need to read them again from the start now because it’s been so long I can’t rememb..."

Yes! I think I'm the only person who's never read it, but I've heard it's amazing. I'm trying to work on a lot of my TBR this year!


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