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message 1: by Miriam (last edited Nov 11, 2019 08:15AM) (new)

Miriam | 58 comments This year, I will pay special attention! The list should be including many TBR and library books and books I really want to read (not just prompt-fillers for prompt-filling sake)

✔️1. A book that was nominated for or won an award in a genre you enjoy Sie kam aus Mariupol by Natascha Wodin
✔️2. A book with one of the 5 W's in the title (Who, What, Where, When, Why) Who the Fuck Is Kafka by Lizzie Doron

✔️3. A book where the author’s name contains A, T, and Y Lempi, das heißt Liebe by Minna Rytisalo

✔️4. A book with a criminal character (i.e. assassin, pirate, thief, robber, scoundrel etc)
Der Messias kommt nicht Rabbi Kleins dritter Fall (Rabbi Klein, #3) by Alfred Bodenheimer
✔️5. A book by Shakespeare or inspired by Shakespeare
Macbeth by William Shakespeare

✔️6. A book with a dual timeline Flucht in die Schären (Sandhamn, #9) by Viveca Sten

✔️7. 2 books related to the same topic, genre, or theme: Book #1
Zero Waste Home -Glücklich leben ohne Müll! Reduziere deinen Müll und vereinfache dein Leben by Bea Johnson
✔️8. 2 books related to the same topic, genre, or theme: Book #2 Ohne Wenn und Abfall by Milena Glimbovski

✔️9. A book from one of the top 5 money making genres (romance/erotica, crime/mystery, religious/inspirational, science fiction/fantasy or horror)
Das Ende vom Lied Roman (Rabbi Klein, #2) by Alfred Bodenheimer
✔️10. A book featuring an historical figure
Die erstaunliche Wahrheit über Tiere Was Mythen und Irrtümer über uns verraten by Lucy Cooke

✔️11. A book related to one of the 12 Zodiac Chinese Animals (title, cover, subject)
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander
✔️12. A book about reading, books or an author/writer Die Känguru-Apokryphen by Marc-Uwe Kling

13. A book that is included on a New York Public Library Staff Picks list
✔️14. A book with a title, subtitle or cover relating to an astronomical term Eine Hand voller Sterne Graphic Novel by Rafik Schami
✔️15. A book by an author from a Mediterranean country or set in a Mediterranean country Waltz With Bashir by Ari Folman
✔️16. A book told from multiple perspectives Moabit (Gereon Rath, #0.5) by Volker Kutscher

✔️17. A speculative fiction (i.e. fantasy, scifi, horror, dystopia) Rivers of London Volume 5 Cry Fox by Ben Aaronovitch

✔️18. A book related to one of the elements on the periodic table of elements
Golden Cage by Camilla Läckberg

✔️19. A book by an author who has more than one book on your TBR Faye Kellerman Der wird Euch mit Feuer taufen (Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus, #11) by Faye Kellerman

✔️20. A book featuring indigenous people of a Country
Der Papalagi. Die Reden Des Südseehäuptlings Tuiavii Aus Tiavea by Tuiavii de Tiavea

✔️21. A book from one of the polarizing or close call votes
Herbststurm (Kommissär Reitmeyer, #3) by Angelika Felenda (less than 500 vvotings on GR)

✔️22. A book with a number in the title or on the cover
Die 5 Sprachen der Liebe by Gary Chapman
✔️23. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #1 Something Old Oxen. Gefrorene Flammen Thriller (Danehof-Trilogie 3) by Jens Henrik Jensen (Danehof)

✔️24. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #2 Something New: Irische Totenwache by Hannah O'Brien

✔️25. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #3 Something Borrowed: Die Angehörigen by Katharine Dion

✔️26. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #4 Something Blue: Das tiefe blaue Meer der Côte D'Azur (Kommissar Duval, #6) by Christine Cazon


27. A book off of the 1001 books to read before you die list
The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

✔️28. A book related to something cold (i.e. theme, title, author, cover, etc.)
Echo der Toten by Beate Sauer (winter 1947)
✔️29. A book published before 1950 Die Frau, die liebte by Janet Lewis
✔️30. A book featuring an elderly character
Oma lässt grüßen und sagt, es tut ihr leid by Fredrik Backman

✔️31. A children’s classic you’ve never read Mumins lange Reise by Tove Jansson
✔️32. A book with more than 500 pages Der dunkle Mann (Niels Oxen, #2) by Jens Henrik Jensen
✔️33. A book you have owned for at least a year, but have not read yet Timeless (Parasol Protectorate, #5) by Gail Carriger
✔️34. A book with a person's name in the title Kurt by Sarah Kuttner

35. A psychological thriller Stillhouse Lake (Stillhouse Lake, #1) by Rachel Caine
36. A book featured on an NPR Best Books of the Year list The Power by Naomi Alderman NW by Zadie Smith The Alice Network by Kate Quinn Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
✔️37. A book set in a school or University: Give a Boy a Gun by Todd Strasser
✔️38. A book not written in traditional novel format (poetry, essay, epistolary, graphic novel, etc) Illegal by Eoin Colfer Hand aufs Herz by Leïla Slimani Die Tochter des Vercingetorix (Asterix, #38) by Jean-Yves Ferri


message 2: by Miriam (last edited Nov 11, 2019 08:20AM) (new)

Miriam | 58 comments ✔️39. A book with a strong sense of place or where the author brings the location/setting to life Us Against You (Beartown, #2) by Fredrik Backman
✔️40. A book you stumbled upon 1928, Eine Hamburger Geschichte by Matz Mainka
✔️41. A book from the 2018 GR Choice Awards Becoming by Michelle Obama
✔️42. A book with a monster or "monstrous" character : Der Gott jenes Sommers by Ralf Rothmann
✔️43. A book related to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) [fiction or nonfiction] Ein Schnupfen ist kein Beinbruch Warum weniger Medizin oft gesünder ist by Johannes Wimmer

✔️44. A book related in some way to a tv show/series or movie you enjoyed (same topic, same era, book appeared in the show/movie, etc.) Marlow (Gereon Rath, #7) by Volker Kutscher
45. A multi-generational saga Homegoing
✔️46. A book with a (mostly) black cover Der Reisende by Ulrich Alexander Boschwitz

✔️47. A book related to food (i.e. title, cover, plot, etc.) Artgerechte Ernährung - Heilung für Beschwerden, die Ärzte ratlos machen by Matthias Riedl

48. A book that was a finalist or winner for the National Book Award for any year
49. A book written by a Far East Asian author or set in a Far East Asian country A Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder (Inspector Singh Investigates #1) by Shamini Flint A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara Malice (Detective Kaga, #1) by Keigo Higashino
✔️50. A book that includes a journey (physical, health, or spiritual) "Solange wir leben, müssen wir uns entscheiden." Leben nach Auschwitz by Jehuda Bacon
✔️51. A book published in 2019: Menschen neben dem Leben by Ulrich Alexander Boschwitz (re-print for the first time)
✔️52. A book with a weird or intriguing title Ich denke oft an den Krieg, denn früher hatte ich dazu keine Zeit by Hannelore Grünberg-Klein


message 3: by Miriam (new)

Miriam | 58 comments I am excited and want to start!
I also want to take it a little easier than this year - so I might substitute a few more of the books with shorter books, graphic novels etc.


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