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message 1: by Grace (last edited Jun 14, 2018 05:56AM) (new)

Grace Conway | 13 comments The 2018 List

1. A book with the letters A, T & Y in the title READ
The Year of the Flood (MaddAddam, #2) by Margaret Atwood
2. A book from the first 10 books added to your To Be Read list READ
The Man Who Loved Children by Christina Stead
3. A book from the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
4. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #1 Earth (in title, cover, content, setting, author...) READ
Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
5. A book about or inspired by real events READ
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
6. A book originally written in a language other than English READ
The Vegetarian by Han Kang
7. A gothic novel READ
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
8. An "own voices" book* READ
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
9. A book with a body part in the title (heart, bones, teeth, skin, blood, etc)
White Teeth by Zadie Smith
10. An author's debut book (their first book to be published) READ
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
11. A literary fiction READ
Gigi & The Cat by Colette
12. A book set in Africa or South America READ
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
13. A book with a plot centered around a secret (forbidden love, spies, secret societies, etc)READ
The Dinner by Herman Koch
14. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #2 Fire
15. A book with an unique format/writing structure READ
The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century by Ian Mortimer
16. A narrative nonfiction READ
The Return Fathers, Sons, and the Land in Between by Hisham Matar
17. A book you expect to make you laugh READ
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
18. A book with a location in the title READ
American Pastoral (The American Trilogy, #1) by Philip Roth
19. A book nominated for the Edgar Award or by a Grand master author (books & authors) READ
The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
20. A book rated 5 stars by at least one of your friends READ
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
21. A book written in first person perspective READ
Hunger by Knut Hamsun
22. A book you have high expectations or hope for
23. A medical or legal thriller
The Dravidian by Kalyan C. Kankanala
24. A book with a map
Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth by Chris Ware
25. A book with an antagonist/villain point of view READ
I, Iago by Nicole Galland
26. A book with a text only cover READ
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
27. A book about surviving a hardship (war, famine, major disasters, serious illness, etc) READ
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
28. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #3 Water
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
29. A book with a "Clue" weapon on the cover or title (lead pipe, revolver, rope, candlestick, dagger, wrench)
The Last of the Mohicans (The Leatherstocking Tales #2) by James Fenimore Cooper
30. A short book
The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli
31. A book set in a country you'd like to visit but have never been to READ
After Dark by Haruki Murakami
32. An alternate history book READ
It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis
33. A book connected (title, cover, content) to a word "born" in the same year as you
Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
34. A suggestion from the AtY 2018 polls, that didn't win but was polarizing or a close-call - - A book recommended by a famous person READ
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
35. A book featuring a murder
The Complete Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
36. A book published in the last 3 years (2016, 2017, 2018) by an author you haven't read before READ
The Girls by Emma Cline
37. A Women's Prize for Fiction winner or nominee READ
H(A)PPY by Nicola Barker
38. A science book or a science fiction book
The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
39. A book with a form of punctuation in the title
What a Carve Up! by Jonathan Coe
40. A book from Amazon's 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime list READ
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
41. A book by an author with the same first and last initials READ
Selection Day by Aravind Adiga
42. A book that takes place on, in, or underwater
Moby-Dick or, The Whale by Herman Melville
43. A book with a title that is a whole sentence READ
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater by Kurt Vonnegut
44. A ghost story READ
White Tears by Hari Kunzru
45. A book that intimidates/ scares you
Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
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 READ
What Belongs to You by Garth Greenwell
48. A book related to one of the 7 deadly sins (pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, sloth)
Doctor Faustus by Thomas Mann
49. A book from one of the Goodreads Best Books of the Month lists
Hag-Seed The Tempest Retold by Margaret Atwood
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 READ
The Eight Mountains by Paolo Cognetti


message 2: by Tracy, Constellation Mod (new)

Tracy (tracyisreading) | 2542 comments Mod
Ha! what did you think of the Vegetarian?


message 3: by Grace (new)

Grace Conway | 13 comments Tracy wrote: "Ha! what did you think of the Vegetarian?"

I am still not sure - the writing was beautiful so it was easy to read, but a few weeks later and I am still struggling to get my head around it conceptually


message 4: by Tracy, Constellation Mod (new)

Tracy (tracyisreading) | 2542 comments Mod
me too.... I told my friend she had to take my copy and read it so we can discuss, lol. She has no choice....


message 5: by Grace (new)

Grace Conway | 13 comments Tracy wrote: "me too.... I told my friend she had to take my copy and read it so we can discuss, lol. She has no choice...."

I think my main problem was I was the most interested in her husband and brother in law and after their sections just kept thinking about them and was waiting to read more about what went on with them. I really wanted to know what happened with the film, and sort of really want to see it. They are really the characters I relate to and care about. I have read else where that the book is a metaphor for South Korea, but that just makes it worse for my confusion - what is she trying to say about the nation? Maybe I am a lot less intelligent than I thought I am.


message 6: by Grace (last edited Apr 09, 2018 11:07PM) (new)

Grace Conway | 13 comments January reads:
After Dark by Haruki Murakami The Dinner by Herman Koch Gigi & The Cat by Colette


message 7: by Grace (new)

Grace Conway | 13 comments February reads:
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood The Return Fathers, Sons, and the Land in Between by Hisham Matar What Belongs to You by Garth Greenwell The Year of the Flood (MaddAddam, #2) by Margaret Atwood The Girls by Emma Cline The Man Who Loved Children by Christina Stead


message 8: by Grace (last edited May 08, 2018 12:31AM) (new)

Grace Conway | 13 comments March reads:
The Vegetarian by Han Kang The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead White Tears by Hari Kunzru H(A)PPY by Nicola Barker God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater by Kurt Vonnegut


message 9: by Grace (last edited Apr 28, 2018 08:52PM) (new)

Grace Conway | 13 comments April reads:
Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis Selection Day by Aravind Adiga


message 10: by Grace (last edited Jun 01, 2018 05:01PM) (new)

Grace Conway | 13 comments May reads:
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving I, Iago by Nicole Galland A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century by Ian Mortimer Exit West by Mohsin Hamid Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


message 11: by Grace (last edited Jun 14, 2018 05:57AM) (new)

Grace Conway | 13 comments June reads:
Hunger by Knut Hamsun Bel Canto by Ann Patchett The Eight Mountains by Paolo Cognetti


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