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message 1: by Lizzy (last edited Jun 19, 2019 08:49PM) (new)

Lizzy | 714 comments 1. A book that was nominated for or won an award in a genre you enjoy
Still Life by Louise Penny

2. A book with one of the 5 W's in the title (Who, What, Where, When, Why
Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

3. A book where the author’s name contains A, T, and Y
The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

4. A book with a criminal character (i.e. assassin, pirate, thief, robber, scoundrel etc)
The Scarred Woman by Adler-Olsen Jussi

5. A book by Shakespeare or inspired by Shakespeare
A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley

6. A book with a dual timeline
Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver

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
Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too by Jomny Sun+ The Martian by Andy Weir

9. A book from one of the top 5 money making genres (romance/erotica, crime/mystery, religious/inspirational, science fiction/fantasy or horror)
A Cold Day For Murder by Dana Stabenow
The Coroner's Lunch by Colin Cotterill

10. A book featuring an historical figure
Cooking for Picasso by Camille Aubray

11. A book related to one of the 12 Zodiac Chinese Animals (title, cover, subject)
White Fang by Jack London

12. A book about reading, books or an author/writer
The Nix by Nathan Hill

13. A book that is included on a New York Public Library Staff Picks list
Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren


message 2: by Lizzy (last edited Jun 19, 2019 08:46PM) (new)

Lizzy | 714 comments 14. A book with a title, subtitle or cover relating to an astronomical term
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann

15. A book by an author from a Mediterranean country or set in a Mediterranean country
Willful Behavior by Donna Leon

16. A book told from multiple perspectives
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

17. A speculative fiction (i.e. fantasy, scifi, horror, dystopia)
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

18. A book related to one of the elements on the periodic table of elements
Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster by Svetlana Alexievich

19. A book by an author who has more than one book on your TBR
Thirty-Three Teeth by Colin Cotterill

20. A book featuring indigenous people of a country
The Bone People by Keri Hulme

21. A book from one of the polarizing or close call votes - For “A book set in a small town or village”
Beartown by Fredrik Backman

22. A book with a number in the title or on the cover
11/22/63 by Stephen King

23. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #1 Something Old
Circe by Madeline Miller

24. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #2 Something New
Outside Looking In by T.Coraghessan Boyle

25. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #3 Something Borrowed
Educated by Tara Westover

26. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #4 Something Blue
The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon


message 3: by Lizzy (last edited Nov 05, 2019 07:31PM) (new)

Lizzy | 714 comments 27. A book off of the 1001 books to read before you die list
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

28. A book related to something cold (i.e. theme, title, author, cove
Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns

29. A book published before 1950
The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder

30. A book featuring an elderly character
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

31. A children’s classic you’ve never read
Charlotte's Web by E.B. White

32. A book with more than 500 pages
The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

33. A book you have owned for at least a year, but have not read yet
The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron

34. A book with a person's name in the title
The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra by Vaseem Khan

35. A psychological thriller
The Black Widow by Daniel Silva

36. A book featured on an NPR Best Books of the Year list
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

37. A book set in a school or university
Straight Man by Richard Russo

38. A book not written in traditional novel format (poetry, essay, epistolary, graphic novel, etc)
The Overstory by Richard Powers

39. A book with a strong sense of place or where the author brings the location/setting to life
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens


message 4: by Lizzy (last edited Nov 27, 2019 10:01AM) (new)

Lizzy | 714 comments 40. A book you stumbled upon
The Dry by Jane Harper

41. A book from the 2018 GR Choice Awards
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

42. A book with a monster or "monstrous" character
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

43. A book related to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) [fiction or nonfiction]
The Mathematician's Shiva by Stuart Rojstaczer

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.)
The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith

45. A multi-generational saga
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

46. A book with a (mostly) black cover
The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

47. A book related to food (i.e. title, cover, plot, etc.)
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

48. A book that was a finalist or winner for the National Book Award for any year
Krik? Krak! by Edwidge Danticat

49. A book written by a Far East Asian author or set in a Far East Asian country
Smaller and Smaller Circles by F.H. Batacan

50. A book that includes a journey (physical, health, or spiritual)
My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem

51. A book published in 2019
Chances Are... by Richard Russo

52. A book with a weird or intriguing title
The Last Camel Died at Noon by Elizabeth Peters


message 5: by Lizzy (new)

Lizzy | 714 comments Well, except for the stumbled upon and polarizing vote prompts, I will be picking from the above books for next year’s ATY challenge. I read in order this year, and think I will probably do so again next year.
I think I better reserve something at the library soon, if I want to get it in time for January 1!


message 6: by Sophie (new)

Sophie (sawphie) | 2920 comments You have some great options on your list ! I absolutely loved Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood (if you like audiobook, definitely go with this version it’s narrated by the author, just amazing), Kindred, Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too, Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, The Martian, Ready Player One, The Shadow of the Wind and many others!


message 7: by Lizzy (new)

Lizzy | 714 comments Ta da!
I finished last night.


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