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Matt Crouch | 137 comments Clear the Shelves - 2019

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Matt Crouch | 137 comments Popsugar - 2019

1. A book becoming a movie in 2019 The Woman in the Window
2. A book that makes you nostalgic Summer of '49
3. A book written by a musician (fiction or nonfiction) Chronicles: Volume One
4. A book you think should be turned into a movie Eleanor & Park
5. A book with at least one million ratings on Goodreads Gone Girl
6. A book with a plant in the title or on the cover Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong
7. A reread of a favorite book On the Road
8. A book about a hobby Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
9. A book you meant to read in 2018 Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America
10. A book with POP, SUGAR, or CHALLENGE in the title The Sugar Queen
11. A book with an item of clothing or accessory on the cover The Outsiders
12. A book inspired by myth/legend/folklore The Bear and the Nightingale
13. A book published posthumously When Breath Becomes Air
14. A book you see someone reading on TV or in a movie Holidays on Ice
15. A retelling of a classic Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
17. A book set on college or university campus Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town
18. A book about someone with a superpower Of Blood and Bone
19. A book told from multiple POVs The Girl on the Train
20. A book set in space The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
21. A book by two female authors The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
22. A book with SALTY, SWEET, BITTER, or SPICY in the title Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
23. A book set in Scandinavia The Ice Princess
24. A book that takes place in a single day A Single Man
25. A debut novel There There
26. A book that's published in 2019 The Last Romantics
27. A book featuring an extinct or imaginary creature The Magician King
28. A book recommended by a celebrity you admire Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic
29. A book with LOVE in the title It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War
30. A book featuring an amateur detective A Curious Beginning
31. A book about a family Educated
32. A book author from Asia, Africa, or South America We Should All Be Feminists
33. A book with a zodiac sign or astrology term in title The Sun Also Rises
34. A book that includes a wedding The Member of the Wedding
35. A book by an author whose first and last names start with the same letter Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
36. A ghost story The Haunting of Hill House
37. A book with a two-word title The Magicians
38. A novel based on a true story Before We Were Yours
39. A book revolving around a puzzle or game The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
40. Your favorite prompt from a past POPSUGAR Reading challenge Mr. Mercedes

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41. A "cli-fi" (climate fiction) book The Road
42. A "choose-your-own-adventure" book Can You Survive a Zombie Apocalypse?
43. An "own voices" book The Hate U Give
44. Read a book during the season it is set in The Winter People
45. A LitRPG book Ready Player One
46. A book with no chapters / unusual chapter headings / unconventionally numbered chapters Thirteen Reasons Why
47. Two books that share the same title Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
48. Two books that share the same title Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery
49. A book that has inspired a common phrase or idiom 1984
50. A book set in an abbey, cloister, monastery, vicarage, or convent Murder at the Vicarage


message 3: by Matt (last edited Nov 02, 2019 06:00AM) (new)

Matt Crouch | 137 comments Let's Turn Pages - 2019

12,000 pages

2019 Total Pages Read: 12,325

JANUARY
Books Read: 10

1) Gone Girl - 420 pages
2) The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - 131
3) Ready Player One - 374
4) The Sun Also Rises - 189
5) The Woman in the Window - 430
6) Murder at the Vicarage - 298
7) The Bear and the Nightingale - 313
8) The Winter People - 466
9) Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic - 381
10) To-Do List Formula: A Stress-Free Guide To Creating To-Do Lists That Work! - 109

January Pages Read: 3,111

FEBRUARY
Books Read: 9

1) Of Blood and Bone - 448
2) There There - 278
3) Before We Were Yours - 343
4) Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong - 312
5) The Sugar Queen - 278
6) A Single Man - 192
7) The Ice Princess - 390
8) The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle - 448
9) Educated - 334

February Pages Read: 3,023

MARCH
Books Read: 5

1) Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen - 288
2) The Last Romantics - 352
3) It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War - 357
4) The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - 308
5) The Member of the Wedding - 163
6) Like Water for Chocolate - 176

March Pages Read: 1,644

APRIL
Books Read: 4

1) Where'd You Go, Bernadette - 330
2) Adulthood Is a Myth - 109
3) We Should All Be Feminists - 49
4) The Hate U Give - 444

April Pages Read: 932

OCTOBER
Books Read: 12

1) The Magicians - 428
2) The Princess Saves Herself in This One - 210
3) Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America - 228
4) Can You Survive a Zombie Apocalypse? - 112
5) A Curious Beginning - 337
6) Pride and Prejudice and Zombies - 344
7) The Magician King - 418
8) Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage - 282 pages
9) Summer of '49 - 326 pages
10) When Breath Becomes Air - 229 pages
11) The Haunting of Hill House - 242 pages
12) Eleanor & Park - 328 pages

October Pages Read: 3,484

NOVEMBER
Books Read: 1
1) Big Mushy Happy Lump - 131

November Pages Read: 131

DECEMBER


message 4: by Matt (last edited Dec 30, 2019 04:22PM) (new)

Matt Crouch | 137 comments 2019 Book Riot's Read Harder Challenge

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An epistolary novel or collection of letters Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret
An alternate history novel
A book by a woman and/or AOC (Author of Color) that won a literary award in 2018 All Systems Red
A humor book Adulthood Is a Myth
A book by a journalist or about journalism Black Like Me
A book by an AOC set in or about space Binti
An #ownvoices book set in Mexico or Central America Like Water for Chocolate
An #ownvoices book set in Oceania The Whale Rider
A book published prior to January 1, 2019, with fewer than 100 reviews on Goodreads Heaven Is a Playground
A translated book written by and/or translated by a woman An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good
A book of manga GANGSTA. 1
A book in which an animal or inanimate object is a point-of-view character Animal Farm
A book by or about someone that identifies as neurodiverse The Westing Game
A cozy mystery The Mysterious Affair at Styles
A book of mythology or folklore The Penelopiad
An historical romance by an AOC
A business book Find Your Why: A Practical Guide to Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team
A novel by a trans or nonbinary author Eighth Grade Bites
A book of nonviolent true crime Catch Me If You Can: The True Story of a Real Fake
A book written in prison Letter from Birmingham Jail
A comic by an LGBTQIA creator Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
A children’s or middle grade book (not YA) that has won a diversity award since 2009
A self-published book Wool
A collection of poetry published since 2014 Wade in the Water: Poems


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Matt Crouch | 137 comments Reading Women Challenge
A mystery or thriller written by a woman of color
A book about a woman with a mental illness
A book by an author from Nigeria or New Zealand
A book about or set in Appalachia
A children's book
A multigenerational family saga
A book featuring a woman in science
A play
A novella
A book about a woman athlete
A book featuring a religion other than your own
A Lambda Literary Award winner
A myth retelling
A translated book published before 1945
A book written by a South Asian author
A book by an Indigenous woman
A book from the 2018 Reading Women Award shortlist
A romance or love story
A book about nature
A historical fiction book
A book you bought or borrowed in 2019
A book you picked up because of the cover
Any book from a series
A young adult book by a woman of color
A book by Jesmyn Ward
A book by Jhumpa Lahiri


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