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Susan | 143 comments 1. A book with the letters A, T & Y in the title
Writing Science Fiction & Fantasy
2. A book from the first 10 books added to your To Be Read list
The Hand in the Glove
3. A book from the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
4. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #1 Earth (in title, cover, content, setting, author...)
Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener
5. A book about or inspired by real events
Lost Cities: 50 Discoveries in World Archaeology
6. A book originally written in a language other than English
The Bat
7. A gothic novel
8. An "own voices" book*
9. A book with a body part in the title (heart, bones, teeth, skin, blood, etc)
The Left Hand of Darkness
10. An author's debut book
It Takes a Witch
11. A literary fiction
Middlemarch
12. A book set in Africa or South America
The Incas
13. A book with a plot centered around a secret (forbidden love, spies, secret societies, etc)
The Lost Plot
14. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #2 Fire
The Burning Page
15. A book with an unique format/writing structure
The Tokyo Zodiac Murders
16. A narrative nonfiction
In Cold Blood
17. A book you expect to make you laugh
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
18. A book with a location in the title
Religions of the Ancient Near East
19. A book nominated for the Edgar Award or by a Grand master author
The Mystery of the Blue Train
20. A book rated 5 stars by at least one of your friends
How Do We Look: The Body, the Divine, and the Question of Civilization
21. A book written in first person perspective
Crooked House
22. A book you have high expectations or hope for
The Monogram Murders (disappointed)
23. A medical or legal thriller
24. A book with a map
The Dragonbone Chair
25. A book with an antagonist/villain's point of view
26. A book with a text-only cover
How to Bake Everything Simple Recipes for the Best Baking by Mark Bittman
27. A book about surviving a hardship (war, famine, major disasters, serious illness, etc)
Magician: Apprentice
28. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #3 Water
The Grave's a Fine and Private Place (Flavia de Luce, #9) by Alan Bradley
29. A book with a "Clue" weapon on the cover or title (lead pipe, revolver, rope, candlestick, dagger, wrench)
The Blinding Knife
30. A short book
The Inspector and Mrs. Jeffries
31. A book set in a country you'd like to visit but have never been
The Case of the Purloined Pyramid
32. An alternate history book
33. A book connected (title, cover, content) to a word "born" in the same year as you
Bryant & May on the Loose
34. A suggestion from the AtY 2018 polls that didn't win but was polarizing or a close call (A book about art or artists)
Still Life
35. A book featuring a murder
English Country House Murders: Classic Crime Fiction of Britain's Upper Crust
36. A book published in the last 3 years (2016, 2017, 2018) by an author whose work you haven't read before
First Time Cake Decorating: The Absolute Beginner's Guide - Learn by Doing * Step-by-Step Basics + Projects
37. A Women's Prize for Fiction winner or nominee
38. A science book or a science fiction book
The Lathe of Heaven
39. A book with a form of punctuation in the title
The Father of Forensics: The Groundbreaking Cases of Sir Bernard Spilsbury, and the Beginnings of Modern CSI
40. A book from Amazon's 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime list
The Magicians (alternate sff list)
41. A book by an author with the same first and last initials
42. A book that takes place on, in, or under water
Death on the Nile
43. A book with a title that is a whole sentence
I Shall Wear Midnight
44. A ghost story
The House with a Clock in Its Walls
45. A book that intimidates/scares you
46. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #4 Air
No Wind of Blame
47. A book whose main character (or author) is of a different ethnic origin, religion, or sexual identity than your own
The Religious Body
48. A book related to one of the 7 deadly sins (pride, greed)
Seventy-Seven Clocks
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)
A Samba for Sherlock
51. An award-winning short story or short story collection
52. A book published in 2018
Whose Boat Is This Boat?: Comments That Don't Help in the Aftermath of a Hurricane


message 2: by Anna (new)

Anna | 975 comments Hi, Susan! How did you like The Left Hand of Darkness and the The Lathe of Heaven?


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