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message 1: by Molly (last edited Mar 28, 2018 05:55PM) (new)

Molly Ahern (mllyhrn) Hi!
My name is Molly, and am participating in this challenge to make time for and rediscover my love of reading.
Thank you so much to the creators and moderators of Around the Year in 52 Books!
I have thirteen books to catch up on as of now (because I'm starting in the last week of March) and have not completed any books, although I am currently reading a fair few. Because of this, my challenge will probably be out of sync for a while.

Challenge Topics Completed: 1/52

message 2: by Molly (last edited Mar 28, 2018 01:54AM) (new)

Molly Ahern (mllyhrn) 1. A book with the letters A, T & Y in the title
The Strange Tale of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

2. A book from the first 10 books added to your To Be Read list
SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome
SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

3. A book from the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards
Little Fires Everywhere
Little Fires Everywhere

4. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #1 Earth (in title, cover, content, setting, author...)
Returning to Earth
Returning to Earth

5. A book about or inspired by real events
Schindler's List
Schindler's List

message 3: by Molly (last edited Mar 28, 2018 02:21AM) (new)

Molly Ahern (mllyhrn) 6. A book originally written in a language other than English

7. A gothic novel
Florence & Giles
Florence & Giles

8. An "own voices" book*
Failure to Communicate
Failure to Communicate (Xandri Corelel #1)

9. A book with a body part in the title (heart, bones, teeth, skin, blood, etc)
Heart of Iron
Heart of Iron (Heart of Iron, #1)

10. An author's debut book (their first book to be published)
Divergent (Divergent, #1)

message 4: by Molly (new)

Molly Ahern (mllyhrn) 11. A literary fiction
The Handmaid's Tale
The Handmaid's Tale

12. A book set in Africa or South America
Cleopatra's Daughter
Cleopatra's Daughter

13. A book with a plot centered around a secret (forbidden love, spies, secret societies, etc)
Game of Secrets

14. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #2 Fire
Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness

15. A book with an unique format/writing structure
The Girl on the Train
The Girl on the Train

16. A narrative nonfiction
Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets
Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets

17. A book you expect to make you laugh
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide, #1)

message 5: by Molly (new)

Molly Ahern (mllyhrn) 18. A book with a location in the title
Next Year in Havana
Next Year in Havana

19. A book nominated for the Edgar Award or by a Grand master author (books & authors)
Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life
Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life

20. A book rated 5 stars by at least one of your friends
I have no friends on Goodreads, so I am this substituting with 'at least one person you follow.

21. A book written in first person perspective
The Selection
The Selection (The Selection, #1)

22. A book you have high expectations or hope for
The Surgeon
The Surgeon (Rizzoli & Isles, #1)

message 6: by Molly (last edited Apr 06, 2018 12:41AM) (new)

Molly Ahern (mllyhrn) 23. A medical or legal thriller
Phenomena: The Lost and Forgotten Children
Phenomena: The Lost and For...

24. A book with a map
Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle, #1)

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

26. A book with a text only cover
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

✔27. A book about surviving a hardship (war, famine, major disasters, serious illness, etc)
The Complete Maus
The Complete Maus (Maus, #1-2)

1st Books Finished
-Week 1 Catchup

message 7: by Molly (last edited Mar 28, 2018 08:44PM) (new)

Molly Ahern (mllyhrn) 28. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #3 Water
The River at Night
The River at Night

29. A book with a "Clue" weapon on the cover or title (lead pipe, revolver, rope, candlestick, dagger, wrench)
Beautiful Disaster
Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful, #1)

30. A short book
Lord of the Flies

31. A book set in a country you'd like to visit but have never been to
Long Time Dead

32. An alternate history book

message 8: by Molly (last edited Apr 05, 2018 08:36PM) (new)

Molly Ahern (mllyhrn) 33. A book connected (title, cover, content) to a word "born" in the same year as you
The Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times

34. A suggestion from the AtY 2018 polls, that didn't win but was polarizing or a close-call
- A book with a supernatural character (vampire, werewolf, witch/wizard, zombie, ghost, etc.)

35. A book featuring a murder
Except the Dying

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

37. A Women's Prize for Fiction winner or nominee
A Boy in Winter

38. A science book or a science fiction book
The Wheel of Ice

message 9: by Molly (last edited Apr 06, 2018 12:40AM) (new)

Molly Ahern (mllyhrn) 39. A book with a form of punctuation in the title
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay

40. A book from Amazon's 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime list
The Diary of a Young Girl

41. A book by an author with the same first and last initials
This is Paradise: Stories

✔42. A book that takes place on, in, or underwater

2nd Book Read
-Catchup for Week 2

43. A book with a title that is a whole sentence
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

message 10: by Molly (new)

Molly Ahern (mllyhrn) 44. A ghost story
The Lovely Bones

45. A book that intimidates/ scares you
War and Peace

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
Bridge to Terabithia

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

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

51. An award-winning short story or short story collection
Things we Lost in the fire

52. A book published in 2018
The Home for Unwanted Girls

message 11: by Tammy (new)

Tammy | 704 comments Great list! Happy reading!

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