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message 1: by Chelsea (last edited Feb 25, 2018 07:52PM) (new)

Chelsea Chiosa | 69 comments Chelsea's Plan to READ!

I have read 5 out of 52 books.
Currently reading week 9's book, The Bone Clocks .

Books Read
The Bronze Horseman (The Bronze Horseman, #1) by Paullina Simons Daughter of the Forest (Sevenwaters, #1) by Juliet Marillier The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng


1. A book with the letters A, T & Y in the title
The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay

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

3. A book from the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards (link)
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

4. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #1 Earth (in title, cover, content, setting, author...) Daughter of the Forest ☆☆☆☆☆

5. A book about or inspired by real events The Nightingale ☆☆☆☆☆

6. A book originally written in a language other than English
The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales by Jacob Grimm The Odyssey by Homer

7. A gothic novel
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle Stalking Jack the Ripper (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #1) by Kerri Maniscalco The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

8. An "own voices" book Everything I Never Told You ☆☆

9. A book with a body part in the title (heart, bones, teeth, skin, blood, etc)
The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

10. An author's debut book (their first book to be published)
The Hazel Wood (The Hazel Wood, #1) by Melissa Albert

11. A literary fiction
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

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
Paper and Fire (The Great Library, #2) by Rachel Caine

15. A book with an unique format/writing structure
Gemina (The Illuminae Files, #2) by Amie Kaufman

16. A narrative nonfiction

17. A book you expect to make you laugh

18. A book with a location in the title
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

19. A book nominated for the Edgar Award or by a Grand master author (books & authors)
Spider's Web A Stage Play by Agatha Christie

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 (Strange the Dreamer, #1) by Laini Taylor Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander, #2) by Diana Gabaldon

23. A medical or legal thriller

24. A book with a map

25. A book with an antagonist/villain point of view
Blackhearts (Blackhearts, #1) by Nicole Castroman

26. A book with a text only cover
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

27. A book about surviving a hardship (war, famine, major disasters, serious illness, etc)
Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark T. Sullivan

28. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #3 Water
The Mists of Avalon (Avalon, #1) by Marion Zimmer Bradley

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 Bear and the Nightingale (Winternight Trilogy, #1) by Katherine Arden ☆☆☆☆☆

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 (initials)
A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic, #3) by V.E. Schwab

35. A book featuring a murder
Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot, #10) by Agatha Christie

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

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
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster Catch-22 (Catch-22, #1) by Joseph Heller Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity, #1) by Elizabeth Wein The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #1) by C.S. Lewis American Gods by Neil Gaiman

41. A book by an author with the same first and last initials
His Majesty's Dragon (Temeraire, #1) by Naomi Novik Uprooted by Naomi Novik

42. A book that takes place on, in, or underwater
In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (Extraordinary Voyages, #6) by Jules Verne Daughter of the Pirate King (Daughter of the Pirate King, #1) by Tricia Levenseller

43. A book with a title that is a whole sentence
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

44. A ghost story
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
45. A book that intimidates/ scares you

46. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #4 Air
The Last Namsara (Iskari, #1) by Kristen Ciccarelli

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)
The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (Guide, #1) by Mackenzi Lee

49. A book from one of the Goodreads Best Books of the Month lists
Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy, #1) by S.A. Chakraborty Caraval (Caraval, #1) by Stephanie Garber Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

50. A book with a warm atmosphere (centered on family, friendship, love or summer)

51. An award-winning short story or short story collection
Uncanny Magazine Issue 13 November/December 2016 by Lynne M. Thomas The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu A Study in Emerald by Neil Gaiman

52. A book published in 2018
Catwoman Soulstealer (DC Icons, #3) by Sarah J. Maas The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1) by Holly Black Queen of Air and Darkness (The Dark Artifices, #3) by Cassandra Clare Batman Nightwalker (DC Icons, #2) by Marie Lu The Tangled Lands by Paolo Bacigalupi

message 2: by Chelsea (last edited Jan 11, 2018 10:05PM) (new)

Chelsea Chiosa | 69 comments I just finished my first book of 2018!!

The Bear and the Nightingale.

I started it before I came up with my list for this challenge, so I fit it into where it could work... week 31. I am going to continue with week 2's read so I can be on the right track, and also because I own it as opposed to week 1's book.

My book of choice is The Bronze Horseman!

Loving all this Rus' reading I'm throwing myself into. Seriously one of my favorite backdrops!!

message 3: by Chelsea (last edited Jan 27, 2018 05:45AM) (new)

Chelsea Chiosa | 69 comments I just finished my pick for week 2.
The Bronze Horseman was a love story.
It was a tragedy.
It was amazing.
And it was also 800 pages long!!
It may have put me behind in this challenge, but I am so glad I finally picked it up off my shelf and read it!!
So goooooooood.
Now I am going to read week 4's book. I chose to read Daughter of the Forest.
Another one thats been on my shelf for ages, dying to be read.

message 4: by Chelsea (new)

Chelsea Chiosa | 69 comments I know I know.
I am already behind,
By... like 3 books too!
But I must say that I am proud of my progress.
Two kids, a bun in the oven, homeschooling, a never ending schedule.
Basically I have no time to myself... but when I do... I READ.
If I could have given Daughter of the Forest (Sevenwaters, #1) by Juliet Marillier more than 5 stars I would have.
Trading fantasy for historical fiction for my next book.
Picking up last week's read, The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah .

message 5: by Chelsea (new)

Chelsea Chiosa | 69 comments It took me awhile to make my way through The Nightingale. LOVED IT. I felt like at times is was moving slowly, but then it would make up for it in the next chapter. Oh my gosh, did I cry. Love this book so much. If you are into Historical Fiction (which I just recently stumbled into), please please pick this book up! and FEEL! and LEARN!!

Flew through week 8's book, Everything I Never Told You. I wish it was because I liked it. But like Nath's bad habit, I wanted to spit while reading it. I didn't feel connected to any of the characters, and really I just spent most of my time angry at every single one of them.

Now I am on to week 9's book, The Bone Clocks. I am still two books behind schedule, but can I just say- after last year... I am just so happy that I am making the time to do what I love... READ!! This book has been on my book shelf for quite awhile now. Thats one thing I love about this challenge. I'm using it as a second challenge to read through my book shelves. With garage sales, library sales, church sales, and used book stores... c'mon! how do the books not stack up against you?!


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