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Jane | 246 comments YEARLY CHALLENGES

Listopia - 2019

(message 29)

17/20

Best Horror Books by People Other Than Stephen King

1. Coraline by Neil Gaiman
2. The Elementals by Michael McDowell
3. In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters
4. Lost Boy: The True Story of Captain Hook by Christina Henry
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Best Page-Turners with Redeeming Social Value

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2. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
3. Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler
4. Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
5. The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Best Woman Authored Books

1. Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
2. The Story of My Life by Helen Keller
3. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
4. The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson
5. Becoming by Michelle Obama

Best Non Fiction (No Biographies)

1. Columbine by Dave Cullen
2. There are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America by Alex Kotlowitz
3. The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester
4. Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick
5. And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic by Randy Shilts

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Color Challenge - 2019

(message 117)

10/10

White: Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love by Dani Shapiro
Inheritance A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love by Dani Shapiro

Red: Educated by Tara Westover
Educated by Tara Westover


Yellow: The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill
The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill

Green: Meaty by Samantha Irby
Meaty by Samantha Irby


Blue:Love and Ruin by Paula McLain
Love and Ruin by Paula McLain

Orange: Bitter Orange by Claire Fuller
Bitter Orange by Claire Fuller


Black: The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

Book with at least 5 colours What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding by Kristin Newman

The word "color" in title: Heads of the Colored People by Nafissa Thompson-Spires
Heads of the Colored People by Nafissa Thompson-Spires

Purple: Wisdom of Near Death Experiences: How Understanding NDEs Can Help Us Live More Fully by Penny Sartori
Wisdom of Near Death Experiences How Understanding NDEs Can Help Us Live More Fully by Penny Sartori


message 2: by Jane (new)

Jane | 246 comments JANUARY ROUND UP

Listopia - 2019

List: Best Woman Authored Books

Becoming by Michelle Obama - 5 stars
The year has just begun and I just know this will be one of my favourites of the entire year.

Color Challenge - 2019

Bitter Orange by Claire Fuller - 3 stars
Entertaining, but nothing mind blowing.


message 3: by Jane (new)

Jane | 246 comments February Round Up

Listopia - 2019

List: Best Nonfiction (No Biographies)

And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic by Randy Shilts - 5 stars

Wooooo this book was a doozy and took me all month to read. It was packed with information, but it was all incredibly fascinating. I learned so much. Highly recommend!


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