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message 1: by Andrea (last edited Dec 31, 2018 05:56PM) (new)

Andrea | 403 comments I am still finishing the 2017 list but will try to keep up with the 2018 one so that all is not lost.

MY 2018 CHALLENGE SELECTIONS

52/52 TASKS COMPLETED


✔ = read

1. A book with the letters A, T & Y in the title:
The Templar Legacy (Cotton Malone, #1) by Steve Berry
The Templar Legacy by Steve Berry

2. A book from the first 10 books added to your To Be Read list:
Jack Glass by Adam Roberts
Jack Glass by Adam Roberts

3. A book from the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards:
Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer #1) by Laini Taylor
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

4. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #1 Earth (in title, cover, content, setting, author...):
From the Earth to the Moon and 'Round the Moon by Jules Verne
From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne

5. A book about or inspired by real events:
The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston
The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston with Mario Spezi

6. A book originally written in a language other than English:
The original publication language of this book is Swedish.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1) by Stieg Larsson
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

7. A gothic novel:
Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

8. An "own voices" book:
An own voice novel is a book about marginalized protagonists (by ethnic group, religion, sexual orientation, mental illness, etc.) written by an author who shares that same identity.
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

9. A book with a body part in the title (heart, bones, teeth, skin, blood, etc):
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

10. An author's debut book:
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

11. A literary fiction:
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

12. A book set in Africa or South America:
The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene
The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene

13. A book with a plot centered around a secret (forbidden love, spies, secret societies, etc.):
Gilded Cage (Dark Gifts, #1) by Vic James
Gilded Cage by Vic James

14. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #2 Fire:
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2) by Suzanne Collins
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

15. A book with an unique format/writing structure:
Hawksmoor by Peter Ackroyd
Hawksmoor by Peter Ackroyd

16. A narrative nonfiction:
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty

17. A book you expect to make you laugh:
Noir by Christopher Moore
Noir by Christopher Moore

18. A book with a location in the title:
Stephen Florida by Gabe Habash
Stephen Florida by Gabe Habash

19. A book nominated for the Edgar Award or by a Grand master author (books & authors):
Killers of the Flower Moon The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
Killers of the Flower Moon: Oil, Money, Murder and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann

20. A book rated 5 stars by at least one of your friends:
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

✔21. A book written in first person perspective:
The Only Pirate at the Party by Lindsey Stirling
The Only Pirate at the Party by Lindsey Stirling and Brooke S. Passey

22. A book you have high expectations or hope for:
My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing
My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing

23. A medical or legal thriller:
The Anatomist's Apprentice (A Dr. Thomas Silkstone Mystery, #1) by Tessa Harris
The Anatomist's Apprentice by Tessa Harris

24. A book with a map:
Vargic's Miscellany of Curious Maps Mapping The Modern World by Martin Vargic
Vargic's Miscellany of Curious Maps: Mapping The Modern World by Martin Vargic

25. A book with an antagonist/villain point of view:
Circe by Madeline Miller
Circe by Madeline Miller

26. A book with a text only cover:
The Red Badge of Courage  by Stephen Crane
The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane

27. A book about surviving a hardship (war, famine, major disasters, serious illness, etc.):
The Painted Bird by Jerzy Kosiński
The Painted Bird by Jerzy Kosiński

28. 4 books linked by the 4 elements- Book #3 Water:
Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield
Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield

29. A book with a "Clue" weapon on the cover or title (lead pipe, revolver, rope, candlestick, dagger, wrench):
rope forming a noose
Into the Thinnest of Air (Ishmael Jones, #5) by Simon R. Green
Into the Thinnest of Air by Simon R. Green

30. A short book:
Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children, #1) by Seanan McGuire
Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

31. A book set in a country you'd like to visit but have never been to:
Austria
The Empty Mirror (Viennese Mysteries #1) by J. Sydney Jones
The Empty Mirror by J. Sydney Jones

32. An alternate history book:
Time's Convert by Deborah Harkness
Time's Convert by Deborah Harkness

33. A book connected (title, cover, content) to a word "born" in the same year as you:
The term "Black Panther" and I share the same birth year!
Black Panther, Book 1 A Nation Under Our Feet by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet, Book 1 by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

34. A suggestion from the AtY 2018 polls, that didn't win but was polarizing or a close-call :
The close call suggestion that I selected was "A book that is an Audie Award winner or nominee." This audiobook won an Audie in 2015.
The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher by Hilary Mantel
The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher: Stories by Hilary Mantel

35. A book featuring a murder:
Projection A Novel by Keith Ablow
Projection: A Novel by Keith Ablow

36. A book published in the last 3 years (2016, 2017, 2018) by an author you haven't read before:
The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

37. A Women's Prize for Fiction winner or nominee:
2017 Nominee
Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood
Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood

38. A science book or a science fiction book:
This book falls into the category of the applied science of animal husbndry.
German Shepherd Training Guide German Shepherd Training Book Includes German Shepherd Socializing, Housetraining, Obedience Training, Behavioral Training, Cues & Commands and More by Pearle Macek
German Shepherd Training Guide German Shepherd Training Book Includes: German Shepherd Socializing, Housetraining, Obedience Training, Behavioral Training, Cues & Commands and More by Pearle Macek

39. A book with a form of punctuation in the title:
It contains a question mark in the subtitle.
Montmorency Thief, Liar, Gentleman? (Montmorency, #1) by Eleanor Updale
Montmorency: Thief, Liar, Gentleman? by Eleanor Updale

40. A book from Amazon's 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime list:
Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie

41. A book by an author with the same first and last initials:
La Belle Sauvage (The Book of Dust, #1) by Philip Pullman
La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman

42. A book that takes place on, in, or underwater:
The Glass Ocean by Beatriz Williams
The Glass Ocean by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, and Karen White

✔43. A book with a title that is a whole sentence:
I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak

44. A ghost story:
The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co, #1) by Jonathan Stroud
The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud

45. A book that intimidates/ scares you:
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
Moby Dick by Herman Melville

46. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #4 Air:
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
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:
The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers
The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers

48. A book related to one of the 7 deadly sins (pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, sloth):
Amber Brown is Green With Envy by Paula Danziger
Amber Brown is Green With Envy by Paula Danziger

49. A book from one of the Goodreads Best Books of the Month lists:
This book appeared on the September 2016 list.
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

50. A book with a warm atmosphere (centered on family, friendship, love or summer):
Flat Broke with Two Goats A Memoir by Jennifer McGaha
Flat Broke with Two Goats: A Memoir by Jennifer McGaha

51. An award-winning short story or short story collection:
The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu
The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu

52. A book published in 2018:
The Testament of Loki by Joanne M. Harris
The Testament of Loki by Joanne M. Harris


message 2: by Andrea (new)

Andrea | 403 comments I completed half of the challenges and look forward to the rest!


message 3: by Stacey (new)

Stacey | 22 comments You are doing so well! Congratulations!


message 4: by Andrea (new)

Andrea | 403 comments Thank you!


message 5: by Andrea (new)

Andrea | 403 comments I managed to finish this year!


message 6: by Lizzy (new)

Lizzy | 730 comments Congratulations Andrea!


message 7: by Andrea (new)

Andrea | 403 comments Thank you! It was a true challenge. I still cannot believe that I finished Moby Dick!


message 8: by MJ (new)

MJ | 681 comments Andrea wrote: "Thank you! It was a true challenge. I still cannot believe that I finished Moby Dick!"

Congratulations! How did you like it?


message 9: by Andrea (new)

Andrea | 403 comments I did reach a point where it was fortunate that no stray harpoons were within my reach, but I admired the work upon completion.


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