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message 1: by Ira (last edited Mar 17, 2018 04:11PM) (new)

Ira | 268 comments Maybe a bit too ambitious. It may change during the year
1. A book with the letters A, T & Y in the title – Breakfast at Tiffany's
2. A book from the first 10 books added to your To Be Read list – The Adamantine Palace
3. A book from the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards (link) – Age of Swords
4. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #1 Earth (in title, cover, content, setting, author...) – The Pillars of the Earth
5. A book about or inspired by real events – Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
6. A book originally written in a language other than English – Les Misérables
7. A gothic novel – Wuthering Heights
8. An "own voices" book – Turtles All the Way Down
9. A book with a body part in the title (heart, bones, teeth, skin, blood, etc) – The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
10. An author's debut book (their first book to be published) – Homegoing
11. A literary fiction –Atonement
12. A book set in Africa or South America – One Hundred Years of Solitude
13. A book with a plot centered around a secret (forbidden love, spies, secret societies, etc) – The Rook
14. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #2 Fire – The Burning Maze
15. A book with an unique format/writing structure – Obsidio
16. A narrative nonfiction – Into the Wild
17. A book you expect to make you laugh – The Color of Magic
18. A book with a location in the title – Northanger Abbey
19. A book nominated for the Edgar Award or by a Grand master author (books & authors) – Before the Fall
20. A book rated 5 stars by at least one of your friends – The Name of the Wind
21. A book written in first person perspective – Proven Guilty
22. A book you have high expectations or hope for – La Belle Sauvage
23. A medical or legal thriller – The Runaway Jury
24. A book with a map – The Magicians' Guild
25. A book with an antagonist/villain point of view – Vicious
26. A book with a text only cover – Ready Player One
27. A book about surviving a hardship (war, famine, major disasters, serious illness, etc) – All the Light We Cannot See
28. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #3 Water – The Ocean at the End of the Lane
29. A book with a "Clue" weapon on the cover or title (lead pipe, revolver, rope, candlestick, dagger, wrench) – They Do It with Mirrors
30. A short book – Animal Farm
31. A book set in a country you'd like to visit but have never been to – The Return
32. An alternate history book – His Majesty's Dragon
33. A book connected (title, cover, content) to a word "born" in the same year as you (link)
34. A suggestion from the AtY 2018 polls, that didn't win but was polarizing or a close-call (link) (a book with a supernatural character)– white knight
35. A book featuring a murder – The Cuckoo's Calling
36. A book published in the last 3 years (2016, 2017, 2018) by an author you haven't read before – One of Us Is Lying
37. A Women's Prize for Fiction winner or nominee (link1, link2) – Half of a Yellow Sun
38. A science book or a science fiction book – Old Man's War
39. A book with a form of punctuation in the title – Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret
40. A book from Amazon's 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime list (link) – The Book Thief
41. A book by an author with the same first and last initials – Wool
42. A book that takes place on, in, or underwater – Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
43. A book with a title that is a whole sentence – We Have Always Lived in the Castle
44. A ghost story – The Time of the Ghost
45. A book that intimidates/ scares you – War and Peace
46. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #4 Air – Airman
47. A book where the main character (or author) is of a different ethnic origin, religion, or sexual identity than your own – Paradise
48. A book related to one of the 7 deadly sins (pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, sloth) – The Grapes of Wrath
49. A book from one of the Goodreads Best Books of the Month lists (link) – The Mockingbirds
50. A book with a warm atmosphere (centered on family, friendship, love or summer) – The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
51. An award-winning short story or short story collection – How to Talk to Girls at Parties
52. A book published in 2018 – Beneath the Sugar Sky


message 2: by Pam (new)

Pam (bluegrasspam) | 2524 comments If you are still looking for a book for #33 word from year you were born, I’m reading a SF book that would fit “biodiversity”- chapter 19 in particular of The Sparrow. It’s really good so far!

We have some of the same books on our lists. I’m looking forward to Wool, Pillars of the Earth, and The Heart is a Lonely Hunter! Enjoy!


message 3: by Ira (new)

Ira | 268 comments Pam wrote: "If you are still looking for a book for #33 word from year you were born, I’m reading a SF book that would fit “biodiversity”- chapter 19 in particular of The Sparrow. It’s really goo..."
Thank you I will have to look into that book. It's great that we have some books in common.


message 4: by Katie (new)

Katie | 2369 comments Great list! And yes, quite ambitious. Good luck with your challenge.


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