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message 1: by MissLemon (last edited Sep 02, 2019 01:03AM) (new)

MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments The 2019 List - Completed 31/8/2019

1. A book that was nominated for or won an award in a genre you enjoy
2. A book with one of the 5 W's in the title (Who, What, Where, When, Why)
3. A book where the author’s name contains A, T, and Y
4. A book with a criminal character (i.e. assassin, pirate, thief, robber, scoundrel etc)

5. A book by Shakespeare or inspired by Shakespeare
6. A book with a dual timeline
7. 2 books related to the same topic, genre, or theme: Book #1
8. 2 books related to the same topic, genre, or theme: Book #2

9. A book from one of the top 5 money making genres (romance/erotica, crime/mystery, religious/inspirational, science fiction/fantasy or horror)
10. A book featuring an historical figure
11. A book related to one of the 12 Zodiac Chinese Animals (title, cover, subject)
12. A book about reading, books or an author/writer

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
15. A book by an author from a Mediterranean country or set in a Mediterranean country
16. A book told from multiple perspectives
17. A speculative fiction (i.e. fantasy, scifi, horror, dystopia)

18. A book related to one of the elements on the periodic table of elements
19. A book by an author who has more than one book on your TBR
20. A book featuring indigenous people of a country
21. A book from one of the polarizing or close call votes

22. A book with a number in the title or on the cover
23. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #1 Something Old
24. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #2 Something New
25. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #3 Something Borrowed

26. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #4 Something Blue
27. A book off of the 1001 books to read before you die list
28. A book related to something cold (i.e. theme, title, author, cover, etc.)
29. A book published before 1950
30. A book featuring an elderly character

31. A children’s classic you’ve never read
32. A book with more than 500 pages
33. A book you have owned for at least a year, but have not read yet
34. A book with a person's name in the title

35. A psychological thriller
36. A book featured on an NPR Best Books of the Year list
37. A book set in a school or university
38. A book not written in traditional novel format (poetry, essay, epistolary, graphic novel, etc)

39. A book with a strong sense of place or where the author brings the location/setting to life
40. A book you stumbled upon
41. A book from the 2018 GR Choice Awards
42. A book with a monster or "monstrous" character
43. A book related to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) [fiction or nonfiction]

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.)
45. A multi-generational saga
46. A book with a (mostly) black cover
47. A book related to food (i.e. title, cover, plot, etc.)

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
50. A book that includes a journey (physical, health, or spiritual)
51. A book published in 2019
52. A book with a weird or intriguing title

Shelf: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...


message 3: by MissLemon (last edited Sep 02, 2019 12:49AM) (new)

MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments NOTES
Key:
✅ Read, fits prompt, intend to use.
❓ Read, fits, will decide later
♻️ Read, fits, but will intend to use for another prompt
🔴 Still to do

📖 Own print copy
📱 Own digital copy
🗣 Own audio copy
® Borrowed a copy

Attempting to read books I already own or can borrow where possible.


message 4: by MissLemon (last edited Jul 21, 2019 05:57AM) (new)

MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments1 A book that was nominated for or won an award in a genre you enjoy

Probably a crime mystery and thriller group book
Possibles:
Dodgers📖
A Thief of Time
A Kiss Before Dying

Books read that will fit:
♻️The Fiend
♻️The Killings at Badger's Drift
♻️A Thief of Time
The Wench is Dead
♻️A Dark-Adapted Eye
♻️The Crossing Places


message 5: by MissLemon (last edited Jul 21, 2019 05:59AM) (new)

MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments2. A book with one of the 5 W's in the title (Who, What, Where, When, Why)

Possibles:
Where Am I Now?🗣

Books read that will fit:
The Spy Who Loved Me
♻️Where Am I Now?


message 7: by MissLemon (last edited Jul 23, 2019 02:16AM) (new)

MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments4. A book with a criminal character (i.e. assassin, pirate, thief, robber, scoundrel etc)
Will use a character who is habitually/professionally a criminal rather than someone who commits a one off crime ( even if they then go on to commit more)

Books read that fit
The Mystery of the Blue Train (professional thief)📖
The Spy Who Loved Me (criminal gang members) 📖
On Her Majesty's Secret Service ( Criminal mastermind and global criminal organisation )
You Only Live Twice ( ditto)
Partners in Crime(spy conspiracy)
The Man with the Golden Gun ( assassin )
The Killings at Badger's Drift (blackmail)
As the Pig Turns( corrupt police)


message 8: by MissLemon (last edited Jun 22, 2019 09:23AM) (new)

MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments5. A book by Shakespeare or inspired by Shakespeare

Thoughts :
Re read Richard III
or
read a Shakespeare I haven't read eg: The Winter's Tale
or
Hamlet, Revenge!

Books read that fit
Season of Migration to the North (Othello)
Hamlet, Revenge! (Hamlet)


message 9: by MissLemon (last edited Jul 23, 2019 02:16AM) (new)

MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments6. A book with a dual timeline

Possibles:
Truly Madly Guilty📖

Books read that fit
Truly Madly Guilty
Giovanni's Room
Season of Migration to the North
Broken Ground


message 10: by MissLemon (last edited Jul 04, 2019 01:43PM) (new)

MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments7. Linked prompt : 2 books related to the same topic, genre, or theme: Book #1


The Aye-Aye and I 📖

(Link- conservation /endangered animals/zoology)


message 11: by MissLemon (last edited Jul 04, 2019 01:44PM) (new)

MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments8. Linked prompt : 2 books related to the same topic, genre, or theme: Book #2

Gorillas in the Mist: A Remarkable Story of Thirteen Years Spent Living with the Greatest of the Great Apes


message 12: by MissLemon (last edited Jul 23, 2019 02:17AM) (new)

MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments9. A book from one of the top 5 money making genres (romance/erotica, crime/mystery, religious/inspirational, science fiction/fantasy or horror)

Books read that fit:
Crime/mystery:
The Mystery of the Blue Train📖
The Fiend📖
The Seven Dials Mystery
The Poisoned Chocolates Case
Partners in Crime
The Circular Staircase
The Killings at Badger's Drift
Broken Ground
The Mysterious Mr Quin
A Thief of Time
The Murder at the Vicarage
As the Pig Turns
The Lodger: Murder Mystery Novel
The Wench is Dead
♻️Hamlet, Revenge!
♻️A Dark-Adapted Eye
♻️The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax
♻️The Crossing Places
♻️Trent's Last Case

Science fiction/fantasy
The Machine Stops
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (also Mystery)


message 13: by MissLemon (last edited Jul 23, 2019 02:18AM) (new)

MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments10. A book featuring an historical figure

Possibles:
The Last King of Scotland®
The Last Tudor📖

Books read that fit
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency ( Samuel Taylor Coleridge )
Beneath the Lion's Gaze ( Haile Salassie) ®
The Last King of Scotland®(Idi Amin)


message 14: by MissLemon (last edited Aug 17, 2019 03:44AM) (new)

MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments11. A book related to one of the 12 Zodiac Chinese Animals (title, cover, subject)

Note: Zodiac Animals are Rat,Ox, Tiger, Rabbit,Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig

Possibles:
Dog Days: An Animal Chronicle
The Hound of Death
As the Pig Turns
Beggars Banquet (horse on cover)


Books read that fit
Partners in Crime (dog on the cover but not in the book!)
As the Pig Turns ( pig in title but not in the book!)
The Tiger's Wife


message 15: by MissLemon (last edited Jan 09, 2019 11:39AM) (new)

MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments12. A book about reading, books or an author/writer

Possibles :
Agatha Christie's Murder in the making: stories and secrets from her archive📖


message 16: by MissLemon (last edited Jul 23, 2019 02:19AM) (new)

MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments 13. A book that is included on a New York Public Library Staff Picks List

Books already on my TBR Lista and owned
The God of Small Things📖
The Eyre Affair📖
Also:
Macbeth

Read that fit
If Beale Street Could Talk 📱


message 17: by MissLemon (last edited Jul 23, 2019 02:19AM) (new)

MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments14. A book with a title, subtitle or cover relating to an astronomical term

Possibles :
A Thousand Splendid Suns📖

Books read that fit
A Thousand Splendid Suns📖


message 18: by MissLemon (last edited Jun 30, 2019 07:39AM) (new)

MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments15. A book by an author from a Mediterranean country or set in a Mediterranean country

Read that fit :
♻️Giovanni's Room (France)
The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax (Albania)


message 20: by MissLemon (last edited Aug 17, 2019 03:45AM) (new)

MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments17. A speculative fiction (i.e. fantasy, scifi, horror, dystopia)

Possibles:

Books read that fit:
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
The Machine Stops
♻️The Graveyard Book, Volume 1


message 21: by MissLemon (last edited Jul 23, 2019 02:20AM) (new)

MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments18. A book related to one of the elements on the periodic table of elements


The Man With the Golden Gun📖


message 24: by MissLemon (last edited Jul 23, 2019 02:54AM) (new)

MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments21 A book from one of the polarizing or close call votes

This is a wild card really, but will use

Black Coffee: A Mystery Play in Three Acts
( ...drink in the title)


message 26: by MissLemon (last edited Jul 23, 2019 02:26AM) (new)

MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments ✅23. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #1 Something Old

An 'old' book
Possible
The Moonstone

Read
Trent's Last Case📱( written in 1913)
or

A Thief of Time ( features archeology )


message 27: by MissLemon (last edited Jul 09, 2019 10:30AM) (new)

MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments ✅24. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #2 Something New

The Crossing Places (a first book in a 'new' series - ie one that I haven't read before)


message 28: by MissLemon (last edited Aug 17, 2019 03:52AM) (new)

MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments ✅25. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #3 Something Borrowed

Any library book

Books read borrowed from library this year:
Beneath the Lion's Gaze®
Season of Migration to the North®
The Last King of Scotland®
Educating Rita®
The Wench is Dead®
First, We Make the Beast Beautiful: A new story about anxiety®
The Tiger's Wife®
♻️The Crossing Places®
♻️The Graveyard Book, Volume 1®


message 29: by MissLemon (last edited Jul 23, 2019 02:28AM) (new)

MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments ✅26. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #4 Something Blue

Read that fit:
Season of Migration to the North ( Broken Blue Pot on cover of some editions )
The Mystery of the Blue Train ( in the title, and Blue on cover of some edition)♥️
Miss Julie ( partly blue cover)


message 30: by MissLemon (last edited Jul 23, 2019 02:29AM) (new)

MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments27. A book off of the 1001 books to read before you die list

Link to list https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/9...
Link to my shelf:https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...

Books read that fit:
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
Giovanni's Room
Season of Migration to the North


message 31: by MissLemon (last edited Jul 23, 2019 02:29AM) (new)

MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments28 A book related to something cold (i.e. theme, title, author, cover, etc.)

Possibles:
The Spy Who Came In from the Cold

Read that fit:
On Her Majesty's Secret Service ( snow on cover, ski chases, Avalanche , etc)
Season of Migration to the North ( Migration north from a hot country -Sudan-to a cold one -UK, plus some symbolism about being emotionally cold)


message 33: by MissLemon (last edited Jul 23, 2019 02:31AM) (new)

MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments30 A book featuring an elderly character

Possibles: A Miss Marple, or Miss Silver

Books read that fit:
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency(some extremely old time travellers)
The Circular Staircase( narrator is 'elderly spinster ', also old servant/retainer)
The Killings at Badger's Drift (first death and her friend)
The Mysterious Mr Quin ( Mr Satherthwaite)
Beneath the Lion's Gaze ( several inc Haile Selassie)
A Guide to the Birds of East Africa
The Murder at the Vicarage
Black Coffee
The Lodger: Murder Mystery Novel
♻️The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax
The Tiger's Wife


message 34: by MissLemon (last edited Apr 01, 2019 07:45AM) (new)

MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments31. A children’s classic you’ve never read

Books read that fit:

The Jungle Book📖📱♥️


message 36: by MissLemon (last edited Jul 23, 2019 02:32AM) (new)

MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments33. A book you have owned for at least a year, but have not read yet

Books read that fit:
♻️Truly Madly Guilty
The Seven Dials Mystery
Partners in Crime
Where Am I Now?
The Mysterious Mr Quin


message 38: by MissLemon (last edited Jul 23, 2019 02:33AM) (new)

MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments35. A psychological thriller

Books read that fit
The Fiend
The Lodger: Murder Mystery Novel
♻️The Silent Patient


message 39: by MissLemon (last edited Jun 24, 2019 12:48AM) (new)

MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments36. A book featured on an NPR Best Books of the Year list

Link to 2017 list with links to a other years: https://apps.npr.org/best-books-2017/

Possibles :
Uncommon Type: Some Stories📱♥️
The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts

Read :
Uncommon Type: Some Stories


message 40: by MissLemon (last edited Jun 07, 2019 02:33PM) (new)

MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments37. A book set in a school or university

Possibles:
Educating Rita♥️
Read that fit:
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency ( partly)
Educating Rita


message 41: by MissLemon (last edited Aug 17, 2019 03:53AM) (new)

MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments38. A book not written in traditional novel format (poetry, essay, epistolary, graphic novel, etc)

Books read that fit :
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen📖
( Epistolary- emails, diary entries,press reports, tv scripts)
Black Coffee (play)
♻️Educating Rita (play)
♻️Uncommon Type: Some Stories ( short stories/screenplay/ newspaper reports
♻️The Graveyard Book, Volume 1 (graphic novel)


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message 43: by MissLemon (last edited Jul 23, 2019 02:36AM) (new)

MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments40 A book you stumbled upon

A book found at the library or bought without it already being on TBR list

Books read that fit:
Broken Ground
A Guide to the Birds of East Africa
As the Pig Turns
The Wench is Dead
First, We Make the Beast Beautiful: A new story about anxiety
The Tiger's Wife


message 44: by MissLemon (last edited Sep 02, 2019 01:01AM) (new)

MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments41 A book from the 2018 GR Choice Awards

Link to Awards List: https://www.goodreads.com/choiceaward...

Possibles:
✖️In PiecesSally Field🗣
( DNF - attempting to return 🗣- really didn't like it)

Read that fit:
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle


message 45: by MissLemon (last edited Aug 17, 2019 03:54AM) (new)

MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments42 A book with a monster or "monstrous" character

You Only Live Twice
The Last King of Scotland
The Graveyard Book, Volume 1


message 46: by MissLemon (last edited May 15, 2019 01:50AM) (new)

MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments43. A book related to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) [fiction or nonfiction]


A is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie


message 47: by MissLemon (last edited Jul 23, 2019 02:38AM) (new)

MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments44. 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.)

Several Agatha books mentioned in a Dr Who episode /some books mentioned in Friends

Possibles :
Where Am I Now? ( author former child actress)
The Murder at the Vicarage ( mentioned in Agatha Christie episode of Dr Who )
♻️Uncommon Type: Some Stories ( Tom Hanks!)


message 48: by MissLemon (last edited Jun 29, 2019 02:14AM) (new)

MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments45. A multi-generational saga

Ideas:
The Poisonwood Bible

Read that fit:
A Dark-Adapted Eye


message 49: by MissLemon (last edited Jul 23, 2019 02:38AM) (new)

MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments46. A book with a (mostly) black cover

Books read that fit:
The Killings at Badger's Drift


message 50: by MissLemon (last edited Jul 23, 2019 02:38AM) (new)

MissLemon  (misslemon) | 451 comments47. A book related to food (i.e. title, cover, plot, etc.)

Ideas:
The Poisoned Chocolates Case📖

Books read that fit:
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen📖
The Poisoned Chocolates Case
Black Coffee


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