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Educated by Tara Westover Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1) by Tomi Adeyemi The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware Becoming by Michelle Obama

Back again, because you, the readers, requested this challenge!
NPR (National Public Radio) has published their list of the staff's favorite reads of 2018. With over 300 titles on the list, there is sure to be something for everyone.

NPR's Best Books of 2018.

Duration: January 1, 2019-December 31, 2019

Getting Warmed Up: 1- 5 books
Bookworm: 5-11 books
Catch Me If You Can: 12-24 books
Reading Superhero: 25+ books


Circe by Madeline Miller The Word Is Murder (Hawthorne, #1) by Anthony Horowitz A Gift From Darkness How I Escaped with My Daughter from Boko Haram by Andrea C. Hoffmann The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai Boom Town The Fantastical Saga of Oklahoma City, Its Chaotic Founding, Its Apocalyptic Weather, Its Purloined Basketball Team, and the Dream of Becoming a World-class Metropolis by Sam Anderson






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message 5: by Lexi (last edited Dec 15, 2019 09:32PM) (new)

Lexi | 2602 comments I'm in for the third year. I have 25 that I want to read from the list and 12 I have read already.
Already read (12/12):
1. Children of Blood and Bone*
2. Bingo Love
3. Circe*
4. The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein*
5. The Death of Mrs. Westaway*
6. How Long 'til Black Future Month?
7. Julián Is a Mermaid
8. Mariam Sharma Hits the Road
9. The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror
10. The Prince and the Dressmaker
11. Warlight*
12. Witchmark*
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To read 12/12 (edited as I have DNF and removed some over the year):
2. The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge -4/5-*****
3. Becoming - 1/28-****
5. Half-Witch
7. The Poet X - 4/11-*****
8. Record of a Spaceborn Few
9. A River of Stars
10. Sadie
11. Scribe-3/9-**
12. Severance - 2/26-***
13. Space Opera - 8/27 - **
14. Spinning Silver
15. Tess of the Road
16. There There
17. Trail of Lightning - 3/15-****
18. Unholy Land - 2/2-***
19. Who Is Vera Kelly?
20. The Witch Elm - 7/12-****
21. The Word Is Murder - 1/4-***
22. Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo"-3/31-****
23. A Thousand Beginnings and Endings
24. Educated
25. My Sister, the Serial Killer - 8/18-***


message 6: by Erin (last edited Jul 19, 2019 07:26PM) (new)

Erin | 157 comments Completed 7/19/19

NPR's Best Books of 2018
Duration: January 1, 2019-December 31, 2019
Bookworm: 5-11 books

8/8 read

1. Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women's Anger by Soraya Chemaly, read 1/19/19
2. Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret by Craig Brown, read 5/6/19
3. Becoming by Michelle Obama, read 5/17/19
4. The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel that Scandalized the World by Sarah Weinman, read 1/29/19
5. Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth by Sarah Smarsh, read 2/10/19
6. Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward, read 6/24/19
7. Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs, read 7/19/19
8. Transcription by Kate Atkinson, read 3/27/19

Read in 2018:
The Library Book by Susan Orlean
Cravings: Hungry for More by Chrissy Teigen
Educated by Tara Westover
The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror by Mallory Ortberg
That Kind of Mother by Rumaan Alam
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
Sharp: The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion by Michelle Dean


message 7: by Krissy (last edited Dec 08, 2019 08:55AM) (new)

Krissy (krissystewart) | 251 comments KRISSY'S SPOT
Level: Bookworm

*COMPLETED*

Already Read:

In Pieces by Sally Field An American Marriage by Tayari Jones Bingo Love by Tee Franklin Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1) by Tomi Adeyemi Circe by Madeline Miller We Don't Eat Our Classmates! by Ryan T. Higgins The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor

01. The Immortalists, 1/10 ★★
02. The Prince and the Dressmaker, 1/24 ★★★★
03. The Death of Mrs. Westaway, 1/19 ★
04. The Kiss Quotient, 3/18 ★★★★
05. The Witch Elm, 3/22 ★★★★
06. Love, 4/05 ★★★
07. Blue, 4/16 ★★★★
08. Dreamers, 4/25 ★★★★
09. The Friend, 6/25 ★
10. Sadie, 7/22 ★★
The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware The Kiss Quotient (The Kiss Quotient, #1) by Helen Hoang The Witch Elm by Tana French Love by Matt de la Pena Blue by Laura Vaccaro Seeger Dreamers by Yuyi Morales The Friend by Sigrid Nunez Sadie by Courtney Summers


message 8: by Teddie (last edited Dec 20, 2019 01:28PM) (new)

Teddie (teddieg) | 1455 comments NPR's Best Books of 2018
Read So Far: 9/24

Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1) by Tomi Adeyemi The Hollow of Fear (Lady Sherlock, #3) by Sherry Thomas The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White A Duke by Default (Reluctant Royals, #2) by Alyssa Cole Mastering Fear A Navy SEAL's Guide by Brandon Webb The Word Is Murder (Hawthorne, #1) by Anthony Horowitz Becoming by Michelle Obama The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo Trail of Lightning (The Sixth World, #1) by Rebecca Roanhorse

completion posts:
The Hollow of Fear by Sherry Thomas | read 4.4.19 ★★★★
The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein | read 6/3 ★★★★
A Duke by Default | read 7.4.19 ★★★
Mastering Fear: A Navy SEAL's Guide | read 8.11.19 ★★★★
The Word Is Murder | read 8.11.19 ★★★★
Becoming | read 9.2.19 ★★★★★
The Poet X | read 9.18.19 ★★★★★
Trail of Lightning | read 12.20.19 ★★★


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Welcome to the challenge; everyone!

Your challenge posts are linked HERE


message 10: by Elle (last edited May 05, 2019 01:05PM) (new)

Elle (elleay) | 137 comments NPR's Best Books of 2018
Duration: January 1- December 31, 2019

Catch Me If You Can: 12-24 books (to start with)
Read: 1/12-24

1. The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge | M.T. Anderson - Apr 17
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Welcome Elle!

Your challenge is HERE


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Welcome Rachel!

Your challenge post is HERE


message 14: by Laura (last edited Dec 04, 2019 06:18PM) (new)

Laura | 9707 comments NPR 2018

Jan 1, 2019-Dec 31, 2019

✔1. ★★ The Perfect Nanny by Leïla Slimani 1/7/19
✔2. The Kiss Quotient (The Kiss Quotient, #1) by Helen Hoang
✔3. All You Can Ever Know A Memoir by Nicole Chung
✔4. The Wedding Date (The Wedding Date, #1) by Jasmine Guillory
✔5. Becoming by Michelle Obama
Trail of Lightning (The Sixth World, #1) by Rebecca Roanhorse
Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi
From Twinkle, with Love by Sandhya Menon


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Welcome to the challenge; Laura!


message 16: by Cheryl (last edited Oct 17, 2019 02:01AM) (new)

Cheryl | 903 comments NPR 2018
January 1-December 31, 2019
25/25


1. The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
2. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
3. Pride by Ibi Zoboi
4. Educated by Tara Westover
5. I Am Enough by Grace Byers
6. We Don't Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins
7. They Say Blue by Jillian Tamaki
8. New Shoes by Chris Raschka
9. Mommy's Khimar by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow
10. Blue by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
11. Love by Matt de la Pena
12. Bingo Love by Tee Franklin
13. Check, Please! by Ngozi Ukazu
14. Louisiana's Way Home by Kate DeCamillo
15. Dreamers by Yuyi Morales
16. The Rough Patch by Brian Lies
17. Drawn Together by Minh Le
18. Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett Krosoczka
19. How to Be a Lion by Ed Vere
20. Front Desk by Kelly Yang
21. The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
22. Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol
23. Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed
24. The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson
25. The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacey McAnulty

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1) by Tomi Adeyemi Pride by Ibi Zoboi Educated by Tara Westover I Am Enough by Grace Byers We Don't Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins They Say Blue by Jillian Tamaki New Shoes by Chris Raschka Mommy's Khimar by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow Blue by Laura Vaccaro Seeger Love by Matt de la Pena Bingo Love by Tee Franklin Check, Please!, Book 1 #Hockey by Ngozi Ukazu Louisiana's Way Home by Kate DiCamillo Dreamers by Yuyi Morales The Rough Patch by Brian Lies Drawn Together by Minh Lê Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka How To Be A Lion by Ed Vere Front Desk by Kelly Yang The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty


message 17: by Elaine (last edited Jan 02, 2019 05:09PM) (new)

Elaine NPR's Best Books of 2018 Challenge

Challenge Accepted: January 2, 2019
Challenge (hopefully) Completed: December 31, 2019

Challenge Level: Catch Me If You Can 12-24

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Books of interest from the 2018 list:
1. The Way You Make Me Feel
2. Bloody Rose (read #1 Kings of the Wyld first)
3. Becoming
4. My Own Devices: Essays From the Road on Music, Science, and Senseless Love
5. Dragons in a Bag
6. My Ex-Life
7. Hey, Kiddo
8. Making Up
9. The Wedding Date
10. Feel Free: Essays
11. Social Creature
12. Freshwater
13. The Hollow of Fear (Read books #1 & 2 first)
14. Israeli Soul: Easy, Essential, Delicious
15. The Summer of Jordi Perez
16. Achtung Baby: An American Mom on the German Art of Raising Self-Reliant Children
17. To Be Honest
18. My So-Called Bollywood Life
19. Trail of Lightning
20.Everything You Need For a Treehouse
21.Ana María Reyes Does Not Live in a Castle
22. Milk Street: Tuesday Nights: More than 200 Simple Weeknight Suppers that Deliver Bold Flavor, Fast
23. A Duke by Default
24. The Science of Breakable Things
25. Tell the Machine Goodnight
26. From Twinkle, with Love
27. The Poet X
28. Be Prepared
29. Record of a Spaceborn Few (read #2 first)
30. The Season of Styx Malone
31. Front Desk
32. A Common Table: 80 Recipes and Stories from My Shared Cultures
33. Emergency Contact
34.Louisiana's Way Home
35. We Don't Eat Our Classmates
36. How to Invent Everything: A Survival Guide for the Stranded Time Traveller
37. Spinning Silver
38. Check, Please! Year One
39. Forever or a Day
40. The Prince and the Dressmaker
41. The House That Lou Built
42. The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl
43. Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World
44. Dactyl Hill Squad
45. Unclaimed Baggage
46. The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge
47. Space Opera
48. Seafire


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Jennifer Hooker | 1 comments I would love to join and will sign up for bookworm option of 5-11 books.

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Becoming
In Pieces
The Perfect Nanny
All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir
The Fifth Risk
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Start Up
An American Marriage
The Winter Story
My Sister the Serial Killer
Unsheltered:A Novel
There there
Warlight
The House of Broken Angels
Milkman
Social Creature
The Kiss Quotient


message 19: by Ashley M (new)

Ashley M  (read-a-hol-ic) | 762 comments NPR's Best Books of 2018
Duration: January 1, 2019-December 31, 2019
Reading Superhero: 25+ books


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message 20: by Kristina Simon (last edited Sep 12, 2019 12:22PM) (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 107 comments This looks great! I'm going to start out with Catch Me If You Can and see what happens....

Catch Me If You Can
12-24 books


1. Who Is Vera Kelly? by Rosalie Knecht ★★★★ Read: 2/3/19
2. Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka ★★★★ Read: 2/3/19
3. My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite ★★★★ Read: 2/8/19
4. Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou ★★★★★ Read: 2/12/19
5. The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang ★★★★ Read: 2/15/19
6. Check, Please!: #Hockey, Vol. 1 by Ngozi Ukazu ★★★★ Read: 2/23/19
7. The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo ★★★★★ Read: 2/28/19
8. Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol ★★★★ Read: 3/8/19
9. Sabrina by Nick Drnaso ★★ Read: 3/22/19
10. The Kiss Quotient by Helen HoangDNF: 6/19/19
11. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi ★★★ Read: 7/18/19
12. Sadie by Courtney Summers ★★★★ Read: 9/11/19
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Who Is Vera Kelly? by Rosalie Knecht Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite Bad Blood Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang Check, Please! Book 1 # Hockey by Ngozi Ukazu The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol Sabrina by Nick Drnaso The Kiss Quotient (The Kiss Quotient, #1) by Helen Hoang Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1) by Tomi Adeyemi Sadie by Courtney Summers


message 21: by Chafic (last edited Jul 24, 2019 05:44AM) (new)

Chafic (Rello) (irrell) | 35 comments NPR's Best Books of 2018

Progress - 5/15


https://apps.npr.org/best-books-2018/#/_

Sadie by Courtney Summers The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory Circe by Madeline Miller Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao Becoming by Michelle Obama Educated by Tara Westover

1. Sadie by Courtney Summers
2. The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
3. Circe by Madeline Miller
4. Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao
5. Becoming by Michelle Obama
6. Educated by Tara Westover
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** POSSIBLE OPTIONS **
My Sister the Serial Killer
Emergency Contact
Two Sisters
An American Marriage
Children of Blood & Bone
Text Me When You Get Home
Warlight
Cixin Liu - Ball Lightning
Census
The Perfect Nanny
The Death of Mrs. Westaway


message 22: by Rachel (last edited Dec 16, 2019 04:26AM) (new)

Rachel | 367 comments I'm in for the coin!

Warlight by Michael Ondaatje -- Read 3/4
My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh -- Read 3/25
The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay -- Read 3/27
The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware -- Read 4/17
Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott -- Read 5/10
The Hellfire Club by Jake Tapper -- Read 5/28
City of Ash and Red by Hye-Young Pyun -- Read 7/6
The Soul of America The Battle for Our Better Angels by Jon Meacham -- Read 7/26
Fascism A Warning by Madeleine K. Albright -- Read 8/9
Witchmark (The Kingston Cycle, #1) by C.L. Polk -- Read 10/19
Milkman by Anna Burns -- Read 10/19
The Winter Soldier by Daniel Mason -- Read 10/19
The Word Is Murder (Hawthorne, #1) by Anthony Horowitz -- Read 11/19


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Welcome everyone!

Links are in message #4!


message 24: by Colleen (last edited Feb 03, 2019 09:42PM) (new)

Colleen | 84 comments I'm in! I'd love to read 30+, but I'll commit to 1-5. (It's also dependent on how many holds my library has on these books before I put in my request...) :)

1. Back Talk, by Danielle Lazarin (2/3)
2. The Infinite Blacktop, by Sara Gran (I have read neither of the first books of this series...)
3. Motherhood, by Sheila Heti
4. White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, by Robin DiAngelo
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message 26: by Andreda (last edited Nov 21, 2019 08:43PM) (new)

Andreda (andredababy) | 8 comments I'm in. To start with, I'll commit to the level of bookworm (6-11). I'm hoping to read more though.

4/11 completed

1. She Begat This: 20 Years of the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill by Joan Morgan - Finished 01/19 - ♥ ♥ ♥
2. Heads of the Colored People by Nafissa Thompson-Spires - Finished 01/20 - ♥ ♥ ♥
3. An American Marriage
4. My Sister, the Serial Killer - Finished 07/14 - ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
5. The Poet X - Finished 07/07 - ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
6. Children of Blood and Bone
7. The Death of Mrs. Westaway
8. How Long 'til Black Future Month?
9. Pride
10. Circe
11. Sadie


message 28: by megan (new)

megan | 1350 comments I'd like to join!


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Welcome to the challenge Megan, Susan & Andrea!

Your challenges are updated in post #4!


message 30: by Marie (UK) (last edited Nov 21, 2019 12:58PM) (new)

Marie (UK) (mazza1) | 4836 comments 1. The Mars Room
2. Becoming 23/03/2019
3. Spinning Silver 29/01/2019
4. Transcription
5. Record of a Spaceborn Few 02/02/2019
6. Scribe
7. Bitter Orange 15/05/2019
8. The Word Is Murder 07/04/2019
9. Number One Chinese Restaurant
10. Educated 13/08/2019
11. My Sister, the Serial Killer
12. The Kiss Quotient 12/08/2019
13. Warlight 12/08/2019
14. Sadie 23/10/2019
15. Bitter Orange 15/05/2019
16 Fascism: A Warning 23/04/2019
17. There There 17/10/2019

for now I may add more


message 31: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth | 48 comments I'm in!

NPR's Best Books of 2018
Duration: January 1- December 31, 2019

Catch Me If You Can: 12-24 books


Read in 2018:
Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

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Welcome Marie & Elizabeth!


message 33: by Claire (last edited Jan 10, 2019 09:42AM) (new)

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I will start with ten. Have allready read a few in 2018


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Welcome Claire!


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Absolutely, Tammy! Welcome.


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Welcome Sara!


message 38: by Suzanne (last edited Dec 16, 2020 10:39AM) (new)

Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 1088 comments Nothing But Reading Challenges
NPR's Best Books of 2018 Challenge
Duration:
January 1, 2020-December 31, 2020

Progress: 16 out of 25+ (Reading Superhero: 25+ books)

Back again, because you, the readers, requested this challenge!
NPR (National Public Radio) has published their list of the staff's favorite reads of 2018. With over 300 titles on the list, there is sure to be something for everyone.


NPR's Best Books of 2018
My Shelf

1. Love by Matt de la Pena - ***** - 3/15/2018
2. Bingo Love by Tee Franklin - ***** - 6/12/2018
3. Mommy's Khimar by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow - ***** - 6/12/2018
4. Drawn Together by Minh Lê - ***** - 7/5/2018
5. Julián Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love - ***** - 8/10/2018
6. How To Be A Lion by Ed Vere - ***** - 9/18/2018
7. The Rough Patch by Brian Lies - ***** - 10/21/2018
8. We Don't Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins - ***** - 11/12/2018
9. They Say Blue by Jillian Tamaki - ***** - 11/13/2018
10. The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang - ***** - 12/4/2018
11. Dreamers by Yuyi Morales - ***** - 12/19/2018
12. All the Animals Where I Live by Philip C. Stead - ***** - 6/23/2019
13. Circe by Madeline Miller - ***** - 6/25/2019 - 393 Pages
14. Infidel by Pornsak Pichetshote - ***** - 11/27/2019 - 168 Pages
15. The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo - ***** - 12/9/2019 - 368 Pages
16. Becoming by Michelle Obama - ***** - 7/13/2020 - 426 Pages
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Love by Matt de la Pena Bingo Love by Tee Franklin Mommy's Khimar by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow Drawn Together by Minh Lê Julián Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love How To Be A Lion by Ed Vere The Rough Patch by Brian Lies We Don't Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins They Say Blue by Jillian Tamaki The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang Dreamers by Yuyi Morales All the Animals Where I Live by Philip C. Stead Circe by Madeline Miller Infidel by Pornsak Pichetshote The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo Becoming by Michelle Obama


message 39: by Erin (new)

Erin | 157 comments Completed 7/19/19

NPR's Best Books of 2018
Duration: January 1, 2019-December 31, 2019
Bookworm: 5-11 books

8/8 read

1. Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women's Anger by Soraya Chemaly, read 1/19/19
2. Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret by Craig Brown, read 5/6/19
3. Becoming by Michelle Obama, read 5/17/19
4. The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel that Scandalized the World by Sarah Weinman, read 1/29/19
5. Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth by Sarah Smarsh, read 2/10/19
6. Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward, read 6/24/19
7. Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs, read 7/19/19
8. Transcription by Kate Atkinson, read 3/27/19

Read in 2018:
The Library Book by Susan Orlean
Cravings: Hungry for More by Chrissy Teigen
Educated by Tara Westover
The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror by Mallory Ortberg
That Kind of Mother by Rumaan Alam
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
Sharp: The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion by Michelle Dean


message 40: by Sophie (last edited Dec 15, 2019 12:07PM) (new)

Sophie | 172 comments NPR's Best Books of 2018
Duration: January 1, 2019-December 31, 2019
Goal: Bookworm 5-11 books
Read: 6

1. Becoming
2. Pride
3. Sadie
4. Little
5. The Library Book
6. The Poet X


Read: Becoming by Michelle Obama Pride by Ibi Zoboi Sadie by Courtney Summers Little by Edward Carey The Library Book by Susan Orlean The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo


message 41: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 30836 comments Mod
Welcome to the challenge everyone!

Congratulations Erin!


message 42: by Sophie (new)

Sophie | 172 comments I've completed my challenge!


message 43: by Laura (new)

Laura | 9707 comments Congratulations Sophie!


message 44: by Navi (new)

Navi (nvsahota) | 618 comments Will there be a 2019 version of this challenge set up? I'd like to give it a try again! :)


message 45: by Laura (new)

Laura | 9707 comments Yes, someone usually shouts out once the NPR list is released and a new thread will be created shortly after.


message 46: by Navi (new)

Navi (nvsahota) | 618 comments Laura wrote: "Yes, someone usually shouts out once the NPR list is released and a new thread will be created shortly after."

The list is up!


message 47: by Lexi (new)

Lexi | 2602 comments Navi wrote: "Laura wrote: "Yes, someone usually shouts out once the NPR list is released and a new thread will be created shortly after."

The list is up!"


Thank you, I already have read 19 of them but All Systems Red was published in 2017. I still love the series if anyone has not read it.


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Laura | 9707 comments Lexi wrote: "Navi wrote: "Laura wrote: "Yes, someone usually shouts out once the NPR list is released and a new thread will be created shortly after."

The list is up!"

Thank you, I already have read 19 of the..."


Oh, wow, that s a nice start!


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Laura | 9707 comments Navi wrote: "Laura wrote: "Yes, someone usually shouts out once the NPR list is released and a new thread will be created shortly after."

The list is up!"


Thanks Navi for the heads up. The new thread will be released in a couple of days or less:-)


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Navi wrote: "Laura wrote: "Yes, someone usually shouts out once the NPR list is released and a new thread will be created shortly after."

The list is up!"


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