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message 1: by Johanne (last edited Dec 19, 2018 12:44PM) (new)

Johanne *the biblionaut* | 1668 comments So, I´ve been following this group for a week or two, wondering if I should join next year. But I´ll just join today! I figured I´ve already read quite a few books this year that fits. Some of my reads are in Danish: I´ll put the version I read, and if it´s in English link to that version as well, otherwise you´ll just get treated to my own translation :)

✔ 1. A book with the letters A, T & Y in the title
Oh, The Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss

2. A book from the first 10 books added to your To Be Read list
American Gods or The Walking Dead, Vol. 1: Days Gone Bye

✔ 3. A book from the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards (link)
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

✔ 4. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #1 Earth (in title, cover, content, setting, author...)
Ørkenspyddet (The Desert Spear) by Peter V. Brett. There are demons living underground coming up from the earth at night, this is an essential part of the book.

5. A book about or inspired by real events
Zenobia

✔ 6. A book originally written in a language other than English
Bjørneby (Beartown) by Fredrik Backman

✔ 7. A gothic novel
Lysets hjerte (Heart of The Light) by Kenneth Bøgh Andersen

✔ 8. An "own voices" book*
Release by Patrick Ness

✔ 9. A book with a body part in the title (heart, bones, teeth, skin, blood, etc)
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

✔ 10. An author's debut book (their first book to be published)
Wonder by R.J. Palacio

✔ 11. A literary fiction
A Son of the Circus by John Irving

12. A book set in Africa or South America
Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

✔ 13. A book with a plot centered around a secret (forbidden love, spies, secret societies, etc)
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

✔ 14. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #2 Fire
Combust by K. Bromberg

✔ 15. A book with an unique format/writing structure
Den lyse Side (The Bright Side) by Maren Uthaug. A comic e-book where the drawings are moving GIFs.

✔ 16. A narrative nonfiction
Det store bogtyveri (The Big Book Theft) by Lea Korsgaard and Stéphanie Surrugue. About a man who stole irreplaceable books from the Royal Danish Library for decades.

✔ 17. A book you expect to make you laugh
Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks: A Librarian's Love Letters and Breakup Notes to the Books in Her Life by Annie Spence. And it did make me laugh :)

✔ 18. A book with a location in the title
Dallas København (Dallas Copenhagen) by Peter Molde-Amelung

✔ 19. A book nominated for the Edgar Award or by a Grand master author (books & authors)
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie. (Grand Master author)

✔ 20. A book rated 5 stars by at least one of your friends
Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

✔ 21. A book written in first person perspective
Solar by Theis Ørntoft

22. A book you have high expectations or hope for
Ravnenes hvisken - bog 3 (Whisper of the Ravens - book 3) by Malene Sølvsten

✔ 23. A medical or legal thriller
Wild card: Close call - A book with a supernatural character (zombies and aliens)
Rejsen til SELU

✔ 24. A book with a map
Den tatoverede mand (The Warded Man) by Peter V. Brett

✔ 25. A book with an antagonist/villain point of view
The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie

✔ 26. A book with a text only cover
Fjendens ansigt (The Ask and the Answer) by Patrick Ness. I read this edition. That works, right?
Fjendens ansigt (Chaos Walking, #2) by Patrick Ness

✔ 27. A book about surviving a hardship (war, famine, major disasters, serious illness, etc)
Har døden taget noget fra dig så giv det tilbage (Has Death taken something from you, give it back) by Naja Marie Aidt.

✔ 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)
Knivens stemme (The Knife of Never Letting Go) by Patrick Ness

✔ 30. A short book
Du og jeg (You and I) by Synne Lea and Stian Hole

✔ 31. A book set in a country you'd like to visit but have never been to
Trækopfuglens krønike (The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle) by Haruki Murakami (Japan)

✔ 32. An alternate history book
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

33. A book connected (title, cover, content) to a word "born" in the same year as you (link)
The Sick Bag Song by Nick Cave(Alternative rock - yay 1975)

✔ 34. A suggestion from the AtY 2018 polls, that didn't win but was polarizing or a close-call (link)
De dør begge til sidst (They Both Die at the End) by Adam Silvera (A book that takes place over the course of one day).

35. A book featuring a murder
Gavrilo Princip

✔ 36. A book published in the last 3 years (2016, 2017, 2018) by an author you haven't read before
Carags forvandling (Carag´s transformation) by Katja Brandis

37. A Women's Prize for Fiction winner or nominee (link1, link2)
Oryx and Crake, Life After Life or The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

✔ 38. A science book or a science fiction book
The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

✔ 39. A book with a form of punctuation in the title
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

✔ 40. A book from Amazon's 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime list (link)
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

✔ 41. A book by an author with the same first and last initials
Med Albert på bagsædet: En næsten sand historie om en mand, hans kone og hendes alligator (Carrying Albert Home: The Somewhat True Story of A Man, His Wife, and Her Alligator) by Homer Hickam

✔ 42. A book that takes place on, in, or underwater
Krystalskibet (The Crystal Ship) by Benni Bødker. Steampunky book where London is flooded and two kids live in Captain Nemo´s submarine (there´s a drawing of his log book!).

✔ 43. A book with a title that is a whole sentence
Når man kalder på døden (When you call out for Death) by Joy Lieberkind.

✔ 44. A ghost story
The Chocolate Factory Ghost by David O'Connell

✔ 45. A book that intimidates/ scares you
The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

46. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #4 Air
Lindbergh: The Tale of a Flying Mouse?

✔ 47. A book where the main character (or author) is of a different ethnic origin, religion, or sexual identity than your own
På vej mod Sophie (On the Road to Sophie) by Line Lybecker. (A transgender mc).

48. A book related to one of the 7 deadly sins (pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, sloth)
Vand til blod?

✔ 49. A book from one of the Goodreads Best Books of the Month lists (link)
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas (May 2015)

✔ 50. A book with a warm atmosphere (centered on family, friendship, love or summer)
Mira by Sabine Lemire and Rasmus Bregnhøi

✔ 51. An award-winning short story or short story collection
Det usynlige barn (Tales from Moominvalley/ Det osynliga barnet) by Tove Jansson

✔ 52. A book published in 2018
Styrke (Strength) by Cecilie Eken


message 2: by Tracy, Constellation Mod (new)

Tracy (tracyisreading) | 2542 comments Mod
Glad you Joined in!!!!!


message 3: by Christine (new)

Christine Marshall | 33 comments This is an awesome list! I am always looking to expand my reading this is great! Thanks!


message 4: by Johanne (new)

Johanne *the biblionaut* | 1668 comments Thanks, glad to be here :)


message 5: by Johanne (last edited Sep 13, 2018 11:48AM) (new)

Johanne *the biblionaut* | 1668 comments Updated 13th September


message 6: by Johanne (new)

Johanne *the biblionaut* | 1668 comments Updated 12th December. I am not going to finish, but will just keep adding what fits the rest of the year.


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