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message 1: by Ula (last edited Jul 29, 2018 11:29AM) (new)

Ula | 8 comments The 2018 List
Completed 18/52
1. A book with the letters A, T & Y in the title I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
5. A book about or inspired by real events Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood
6. A book originally written in a language other than English The White Book
7. A gothic novel Hollow City
9. A book with a body part in the title (heart, bones, teeth, skin, blood, etc) A Bone to Pick
10. An author's debut book (their first book to be published) Crow Lake
12. A book set in Africa or South America Tears of the Giraffe
14. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #2 Fire Little Fires Everywhere
16. A narrative nonfiction The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
18. A book with a location in the title A Newfoundlander in Canada: Always Going Somewhere, Always Coming Home
19. A book nominated for the Edgar Award or by a Grand master author (books & authors) Gone Girl
24. A book with a map American War
30. A short book The Vegetarian
31. A book set in a country you'd like to visit but have never been to Three Wishes
35. A book featuring a murder The Beach
36. A book published in the last 3 years (2016, 2017, 2018) by an author you haven't read before The Woman in the Window
38. A science book or a science fiction book Variable Star
40. A book from Amazon's 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime list The Lightning Thief

To be completed 34/52
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...)
8. An "own voices" book*
9. A book with a body part in the title (heart, bones, teeth, skin, blood, etc)
11. A literary fiction
13. A book with a plot centered around a secret (forbidden love, spies, secret societies, etc)
15. A book with an unique format/writing structure
17. A book you expect to make you laugh
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
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)
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
37. A Women's Prize for Fiction winner or nominee
39. A book with a form of punctuation in the title
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 (https://www.goodreads.com/best_books_...)
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 Ula (last edited Jul 29, 2018 11:21AM) (new)

Ula | 8 comments JANUARY

7. A gothic novel Hollow City
12. A book set in Africa or South America:Tears of the Giraffe
38. A science book or a science fiction book Variable Star

Hollow City (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #2) by Ransom Riggs Tears of the Giraffe by Alexander McCall Smith Variable Star by Robert A. Heinlein


message 3: by Ula (last edited Apr 07, 2018 07:18PM) (new)

Ula | 8 comments FEBRUARY

40. A book from Amazon's 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime list The Lightning Thief

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1) by Rick Riordan


message 4: by Ula (last edited Jul 29, 2018 10:37AM) (new)

Ula | 8 comments MARCH


1. A book with the letters A, T & Y in the title I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
18. A book with a location in the title A Newfoundlander in Canada: Always Going Somewhere, Always Coming Home

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou A Newfoundlander in Canada Always Going Somewhere, Always Coming Home by Alan Doyle


message 5: by Ula (last edited Jul 29, 2018 10:37AM) (new)

Ula | 8 comments APRIL

10. An author's debut book (their first book to be published) Crow Lake
14. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #2 Fire (forbidden love, spies, secret societies, etc) Little Fires Everywhere
24. A book with a map American War

Crow Lake by Mary Lawson American War by Omar El Akkad Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng


message 6: by Ula (last edited Jul 29, 2018 10:58AM) (new)

Ula | 8 comments MAY

5. A book about or inspired by real events Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood
6. A book originally written in a language other than English The White Book
9. A book with a body part in the title (heart, bones, teeth, skin, blood, etc) A Bone to Pick

Born a Crime Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah The White Book by Han Kang A Bone to Pick (Aurora Teagarden, #2) by Charlaine Harris


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Ula | 8 comments JUNE

30. A short book: The Vegetarian

The Vegetarian by Han Kang


message 8: by Ula (last edited Jul 29, 2018 11:16AM) (new)

Ula | 8 comments JULY

16. A narrative nonfiction The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
19. A book nominated for the Edgar Award or by a Grand master author (books & authors) Gone Girl
31. A book set in a country you'd like to visit but have never been to Three Wishes
35. A book featuring a murder The Beach
36. A book published in the last 3 years (2016, 2017, 2018) by an author you haven't read before The Woman in the Window


The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty The Beach by Alex Garland The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn


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