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message 1: by Pamela (last edited Dec 23, 2019 06:28AM) (new)

Pamela | 651 comments I'm going to get them all done in 2018, can I make it again in 2019? I'm doing it with strategy this year Starting with the more restrictive challenges and moving from there.

1. A book that was nominated for or won an award in a genre you enjoy  Milkman
2. A book with one of the 5 W's in the title (Who, What, Where, When, Why) What Was She Thinking? Notes on a Scandal
3. A book where the author’s name contains A, T, and Y  Convenience Store Woman
4. A book with a criminal character (i.e. assassin, pirate, thief, Home Fire
5. A book by Shakespeare or inspired by Shakespeare The Travelers
6. A book with a dual timeline  Bellewether
7. Two books related to the same topic, genre, or theme: Book #1 Whispers Underground
8. 2 books related to the same topic, genre, or theme: Book #2 Rivers of London books Broken Homes
9. A book from one of the top 5 money making genres (romance/erotica, crime/mystery, religious/inspirational, science fiction/fantasy or horror)  The Proposal
10. A book featuring an historical figure  The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding
11. A book related to one of the 12 Zodiac Chinese Animals (title, cover, subject)  Love and Death Among the Cheetahs
12. A book about reading, books or an author/writer author bio The Last Book Party
13. A book that is included on a New York Public Library Staff Picks list Unmarriageable
14. A book with a title, subtitle or cover relating to an astronomical term  Moon Over Soho
15. A book by an author from a Mediterranean country or set in a Mediterranean country Salt Houses
16. A book told from multiple perspectives  Ayesha at Last
17. A speculative fiction (i.e. fantasy, scifi, horror, dystopia) The Testaments
< 18. A book related to one of the elements on the periodic table of elements  Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
19. A book by an author who has more than one book on your TBR Foxglove Summer
20. A book featuring indigenous people of a country The Bone People
21. A book from one of the polarizing or close call votes "A book in which faith/religion plays an integral role in the plot or the life of a main character " The Heart's Invisible Furies
22. A book with a number in the title or on the cover One Day in December
23. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #1 Something Old The Dutch House
24. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #2 Something New The Guest Book
25. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #3 Something Borrowed The Bookshop on the Shore
26. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #4 Something Blue The Blue Castle
27. A book off of the 1001 books to read before you die list The Unbearable Lightness of Being
28. A book related to something cold (i.e. theme, title, author, cover, etc.) Spinning Silver
29. A book published before 1950 Mansfield Park
30. A book featuring an elderly character The Rules of Magic
31. A children’s classic you’ve never read  Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
32. A book with more than 500 pages weight Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern Art
33. A book you have owned for at least a year, but have not read yet The Hanging Tree
34. A book with a person's name in the title  Evvie Drake Starts Over
35. A psychological thriller  The Last Mrs. Parrish
36. A book featured on an NPR Best Books of the Year list into the sea, transaction Into the Raging Sea: Thirty-Three Mariners, One Megastorm, and the Sinking of El Faro
> 37. A book set in a school or university The Nickel Boys
38. A book not written in traditional novel format (poetry, essay, epistolary, graphic novel, etc) Transcription
39. A book with a strong sense of place or where the author brings the location/setting to life The Witches of New York
40. A book you stumbled upon Fight or Flight
41. A book from the 2018 GR Choice Awards Circe
42. A book with a monster or "monstrous" character A Monster Calls
>43. A book related to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) [fiction or nonfiction] American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race
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.) Catch-22
45. A multi-generational saga Crazy Rich Asians
46. A book with a (mostly) black cover The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
47. A book related to food (i.e. title, cover, plot, etc.)  Midnight at the Blackbird Café
48. A book that was a finalist or winner for the National Book Award for any year  The Great Believers
49. A book written by a Far East Asian author or set in a Far East Asian country  Good Earth
50. A book that includes a journey (physical, health, or spiritual)  The Salt Path
51. A book published in 2019 Queenie
52. A book with a weird or intriguing title The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane



message 2: by Pamela (new)

Pamela | 651 comments 1/3 of the way through and 4 books ahead- but there are some long ones coming up!

Been some good ones so far (and a bunch of duds)
- Great Believers
- The Gown
- Bone People
- Witches of NY


message 3: by Pamela (last edited Oct 11, 2019 03:22PM) (new)

Pamela | 651 comments So many good books this summer and early fall:

- Unmarriageable/ Ayesha at Last (two books on theme)
- The Nickel Boys
- Evvie Drake Starts Over
- Spinning Silver
- Circe

I also really liked the Salt Path and Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe but they aren't books I would recommend to people, I think they're my style but not lots of people's

8 books left to go!


message 4: by Pamela (new)

Pamela | 651 comments DID IT!!!


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