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message 1: by John (last edited Nov 26, 2018 08:48AM) (new)

John (johnlanton) I only just discovered this group and its already late August so I'll try to keep up with one book a week for the rest of the year and then start over with everyone in January!

✔1. A book with the letters A, T & Y in the title
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
2. A book from the first 10 books added to your To Be Read list
3. A book from the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards (link)
4. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #1 Earth (in title, cover, content, setting, author...)
5. A book about or inspired by real events
6. A book originally written in a language other than English
7. A gothic novel
✔8. An "own voices" book*
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
9. A book with a body part in the title (heart, bones, teeth, skin, blood, etc)
10. An author's debut book (their first book to be published)
11. A literary fiction
12. A book set in Africa or South America
13. A book with a plot centered around a secret (forbidden love, spies, secret societies, etc)
14. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #2 Fire
15. A book with an unique format/writing structure
16. A narrative nonfiction
17. A book you expect to make you laugh
18. A book with a location in the title
19. A book nominated for the Edgar Award or by a Grand master author (books & authors)
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
24. A book with a map
25. A book with an antagonist/villain point of view
✔26. A book with a text only cover
Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
✔27. A book about surviving a hardship (war, famine, major disasters, serious illness, etc)
Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction by David Sheff
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)
30. A short book
31. A book set in a country you'd like to visit but have never been to
32. An alternate history book
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)
✔35. A book featuring a murder
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
✔36. A book published in the last 3 years (2016, 2017, 2018) by an author you haven't read before
The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur
37. A Women's Prize for Fiction winner or nominee (link1, link2)
38. A science book or a science fiction book
39. A book with a form of punctuation in the title
40. A book from Amazon's 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime list (link)
✔41. A book by an author with the same first and last initials
Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell
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)
The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
49. A book from one of the Goodreads Best Books of the Month lists (link)
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
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

message 2: by Tracy, Constellation Mod (last edited Aug 20, 2018 08:45PM) (new)

Tracy (tracyisreading) | 2542 comments Mod
Welcome John! There are a few on your already read list for this year that you could fit into some of the prompts....they count too :-)

Good luck with your challenge.

message 3: by John (new)

John (johnlanton) Tracy wrote: "Welcome John! There are a few on your already read list for this year that you could fit into some of the prompts....they count too :-)

Good luck with your challenge."

Good to know--thank you!

message 4: by Pam (new)

Pam (bluegrasspam) | 2783 comments Welcome to the group John!

message 5: by Sara (new)

Sara (phantomswife) | 933 comments So nice to have you here, John. I started in July and I'm trying to do it without using any books read prior to joining. We'll see how that goes. Good luck. I'll be watching for you!

message 6: by Katie (new)

Katie | 2362 comments Welcome!!

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