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message 1: by Geri (new)

Geri | 17 comments New to the group. But excited to tackle these tasks. Should be fun!


message 2: by Geri (last edited Aug 16, 2019 08:08PM) (new)

Geri | 17 comments ✔️ 1. A book that was nominated for or won an award in a genre you enjoy

Now That You Mention It by Kristan Higgins
Now That You Mention It

Date Read Feb 6
Rating 4 stars

✔️ 2. A book with one of the 5 W's in the title (Who, What, Where, When, Why)

When the Lights Go Out by Mary Kubica
When the Lights Go Out

Date Read Jan 31
Rating 4 stars

✔️ 3. A book where the author’s name contains A, T, and Y

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
The Hating Game

Date Read Jan 31
Rating 5 Stars

✔️ 4. A book with a criminal character (i.e. assassin, pirate, thief, robber, scoundrel etc)

The Burglar by Thomas Perry
The Burglar

Date Read Feb 1
Rating 3 stars

✔️5. A book by Shakespeare or inspired by Shakespeare

Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler
Vinegar Girl

Date Read April 24
Rating 2 Stars

✔️ 6. A book with a dual timeline

The Hiding Place by C.J. Tudor
The Hiding Place

Date Read Feb 15
Rating 4 Stars

✔️ 7. 2 books related to the same topic, genre, or theme: Book #1

Watch the Girls by Jennifer Wolfe
Watch the Girls

Date Read Feb 8
Rating 4 stars

✔️ 8. 2 books related to the same topic, genre, or theme: Book #2

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
The Silent Patient

✔️ 9. A book from one of the top 5 money making genres (romance/erotica, crime/mystery, religious/inspirational, science fiction/fantasy or horror)

Bird Box (Bird Box, #1) by Josh Malerman
Bird Box

Date Read Jan 12
Rating 4 stars

✔️10. A book featuring a historical figure

Furious Hours Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep
Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee

Date Read 5/18/19, 3 Stars


message 3: by Geri (last edited Aug 19, 2019 06:28PM) (new)

Geri | 17 comments ✔️11. A book related to one of the 12 Zodiac Chinese Animals (title, cover, subject)

A Pale Horse (Inspector Ian Rutledge, #10) by Charles Todd
A Pale Horse

Date Read 8/14/19, 3 Stars

✔️12. A book about reading, books or an author/writer

Envy by Sandra Brown
Envy

Date Read April 4
Rating 3 Stars

✔️13. A book that is included on a New York Public Library Staff Picks list

The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley
The Hunting Party

Date Read 2/26/19, 3 stars

✔️14. A book with a title, subtitle or cover relating to an astronomical term

The Devil's Star (Harry Hole, #5) by Jo Nesbø
The Devil's Star

Date Read 8/15/19, 4 Stars

✔️15. A book by an author from a Mediterranean country or set in a Mediterranean country

The Tuscan Child by Rhys Bowen
The Tuscan Child

Date Read April 9
Rating 3 Stars

✔️ 16. A book told from multiple perspectives

Freefall by Jessica Barry
Freefall

Date Read Jan 17
Rating 3 stars

✔️ 17. A speculative fiction (i.e. fantasy, scifi, horror, dystopia)

The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins
The Library at Mount Char

Date Read Jan 30
Rating 3 stars

✔️ 18. A book related to one of the elements on the periodic table of elements

Silver Borne (Mercy Thompson, #5) by Patricia Briggs
Silver Borne

Date Read Jan 24
Rating 3 stars

✔️ 19. A book by an author who has more than one book on your TBR

The Whispering Room (Jane Hawk, #2) by Dean Koontz
The Whispering Room

Date Read Feb 21
Rating 3 Stars

✔️20. A book featuring indigenous people of a country

The Things She's Seen by Ambelin Kwaymullina
The Things She's Seen

Date Read 8/20/19, 3 Stars


message 4: by Geri (last edited May 31, 2019 06:09AM) (new)

Geri | 17 comments ✔️ 21. A book from one of the polarizing or close call votes
- My choice: Book with a Romantic Element

Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak
Before We Were Strangers

Date Read Jan 4
Rating 4 stars

✔️ 22. A book with a number in the title or on the cover

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

Date Read Jan 11
Rating 3 stars

✔️ 23. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #1 Something Old

The Designs of Lord Randolph Cavanaugh by Stephanie Laurens
The Designs of Lord Randolph Cavanaugh

Date Read Feb 10
Rating 3 stars

✔️ 24. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #2 Something New

Beard in Mind (Winston Brothers, #4) by Penny Reid
Beard in Mind

Date Read Feb 28
Rating 4 Stars

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

One Day in December by Josie Silver
One Day in December

Date Read Jan 2
Rating 3 stars

✔️26. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #4 Something Blue

The Brightest Fell (October Daye, #11) by Seanan McGuire
The Brightest Fell

Date Read May 31
Rating 4 Stars

✔️27. A book off of the 1001 books to read before you die list

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Never Let Me Go

Date Read April 17
Rating 5 Stars

✔️28. A book related to something cold (i.e. theme, title, author, cover, etc.)

Fire and Ice (Buchanan-Renard, #7) by Julie Garwood
Fire and Ice

Date Read April 4
Rating 4 Stars

✔️ 29. A book published before 1950

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
The Picture of Dorian Gray

Date Read Jan 20
Rating 4 stars

✔️ 30. A book featuring an elderly character
My choice: elderly character part of story

He Will be My Ruin by K.A. Tucker
He Will be My Ruin

Date Read March 27
Rating 2 Stars


message 5: by Geri (last edited Aug 10, 2019 08:17PM) (new)

Geri | 17 comments 31. A children’s classic you’ve never read

Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1) by L.M. Montgomery
Anne of Green Gables

✔️ 32. A book with more than 500 pages

The Wolf in the Whale by Jordanna Max Brodsky
The Wolf in the Whale

Date Read March 18
Rating 4 Stars

✔️ 33. A book you have owned for at least a year, but have not read yet

The Wife by Alafair Burke
The Wife

Date Read March 8
Rating 4 Stars

✔️ 34. A book with a person's name in the title

Brant's Return by Mia Sheridan
Brant's Return

Date Read Jan 18
Rating 4 stars

✔️ 35. A psychological thriller

The Perfect Friend by Barbara Copperthwaite
The Perfect Friend

Date Read March 6
Rating 3 Stars

✔️36. A book featured on an NPR Best Books of the Year list

Glass Houses (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #13) by Louise Penny
Glass Houses

Date Read April 15
Rating 3 Stars

✔️37. A book set in a school or university

The Body Lies by Jo Baker
The Body Lies

Date Read 6/23/19, 4 Stars

✔️ 38. A book not written in traditional novel format (poetry, essay, epistolary, graphic novel, etc)

Minimalism Essential Essays by Joshua Fields Millburn
Minimalism: Essential Essays

Date Read March 4
Rating 4 Stars

✔️ 39. A book with a strong sense of place or where the author brings the location/setting to life

The Lost Man by Jane Harper
The Lost Man

Date Read Feb 11
Rating 4 stars

✔️ 40. A book you stumbled upon

Come Find Me by Megan Miranda
Come Find Me

Date Read Feb 21
Rating 3 Stars


message 6: by Geri (last edited Aug 10, 2019 08:05PM) (new)

Geri | 17 comments ✔️ 41. A book from the 2018 GR Choice Awards

Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver
Unsheltered

Date Read Jan 3
Rating 3 stars

✔️ 42. A book with a monster or "monstrous" character

Into the Drowning Deep (Rolling in the Deep, #1) by Mira Grant
Into the Drowning Deep

Date Read Feb 18
Rating 4 Stars

✔️43. A book related to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) [fiction or nonfiction]

The Calculating Stars (Lady Astronaut, #1) by Mary Robinette Kowal
The Calculating Stars

Date Read April 8
Rating 2 Stars

✔️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.)

What the Wind Knows by Amy Harmon
What the Wind Knows

Date Read April 5
Rating 4 Stars

✔️45. A multi-generational saga

The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo
The Most Fun We Ever Had

Date Read 8/7/19, 4 Stars

✔️ 46. A book with a (mostly) black cover

The Paragon Hotel by Lyndsay Faye
The Paragon Hotel

Date Read Jan 22
Rating 4 stars

✔️47. A book related to food (i.e. title, cover, plot, etc.)

Cream of the Crop (Hudson Valley, #2) by Alice Clayton
Cream of the Crop

Date Read April 12
Rating 3 Stars

✔️48. A book that was a finalist or winner for the National Book Award for any year

The Friend by Sigrid Nunez
The Friend

Date Read April 4
Rating 2 Stars

✔️ 49. A book written by a Far East Asian author or set in a Far East Asian country

China Rich Girlfriend (Crazy Rich Asians, #2) by Kevin Kwan
China Rich Girlfriend

Date Read Jan 14
Rating 3 stars

✔️ 50. A book that includes a journey (physical, health, or spiritual)

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
The Alice Network

Date Read Jan 9
Rating 4 stars

✔️ 51. A book published in 2019

The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker
The Dreamers

Date Read Feb 8
Rating 4 stars

✔️ 52. A book with a weird or intriguing title.

Married with Zombies (Living with the Dead, #1) by Jesse Petersen
Married with Zombies

Date Read April 7
Rating 3 Stars


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message 9: by Anastasia (new)

Anastasia (anastasiaharris) | 1331 comments The Alice Network certainly fills all of the characteristics of the journey prompt. It was a nice change of pace to read a book about strong female characters during the war. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did.


message 10: by Rachelnyc (new)

Rachelnyc | 943 comments Welcome to the group! Several of the books you have planned are on my list this year as well and a few are books I've read and loved like Dorian Gray and Never Let Me Go.

Good luck!


message 11: by Geri (new)

Geri | 17 comments Anastasia wrote: "The Alice Network certainly fills all of the characteristics of the journey prompt. It was a nice change of pace to read a book about strong female characters during the war. I hope..."

Thanks! I am looking forward to reading it!


message 12: by Geri (new)

Geri | 17 comments Rachelnyc wrote: "Welcome to the group! Several of the books you have planned are on my list this year as well and a few are books I've read and loved like Dorian Gray and Never Let Me Go.

Good luck!"


Thanks for the welcome! I am glad I found this group. The challenge will help me decide what to read and take me a bit out of my comfort zone.


message 13: by Brooke (new)

Brooke | 224 comments Hey Geri!! Unsurprisingly I have a couple of books on my list that match yours. I saw Bird Box over the Christmas holiday so now want to read the book. Have you seen it?? It was so stressful!! I also read One Day in December over Christmas and thought it was really cute. I think it would be a great British rom-com.


message 14: by Geri (new)

Geri | 17 comments Brooke wrote: "Hey Geri!! Unsurprisingly I have a couple of books on my list that match yours. I saw Bird Box over the Christmas holiday so now want to read the book. Have you seen it?? It was so ..."

Hey Brooke! Didn’t know you were part of the group too. I am rereading Bird Box and will watch the movie with my book club in a few weeks. I do remember the book was intense!

I wanted to enjoy One Day In December. But it got long for me. I could see it as a rom-com.

Tried to find your planner in the group. But it isn’t easy! LOL


message 15: by Brooke (new)

Brooke | 224 comments I haven’t added a thread yet...just haven’t gotten around to it. 🙄
Maybe tomorrow I’ll get it done since I’ve already completed a couple of books for the challenge.


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