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message 1: by Lauren (last edited Dec 12, 2018 03:12AM) (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Been working on my choices and finally posting the list.

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Lauren's ATY 2019 Challenge


message 2: by Lauren (last edited Dec 29, 2019 10:05AM) (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Final Tracking

✔ 1. Nominated for or won an award - Love and Other Scandals by Caroline Linden
✔ 2. 5 W's in the title (Who) - The Ex Who Hired Her by Kate Hardy
✔ 3. Author’s name contains A, T, and Y - A Darkness Absolute by Kelley Armstrong
✔ 4. A criminal character - Silent Scream by Karen Rose

✔ 5. Inspired by Shakespeare - The Other Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn
✔ 6. A dual timeline - Die Again by Tess Gerritsen
✔ 7. Historical Mysteries #1 - Murder on Sisters' Row by Victoria Thompson
✔ 8. Historical Mysteries #2 - Royal Blood by Rhys Bowen

✔ 9. Top 5 money making genres (romance) - Forbidden by Lisa Clark O'Neill
✔ 10. A historical figure Escaping from Houdini by Kerri Maniscalco
✔ 11. 12 Zodiac Chinese Animals (dog) - The Liar by Nora Roberts
✔ 12. About reading, books or an author/writer - And Then He Kissed Her by Laura Lee Guhrke

✔ 13. A New York Public Library Staff Pick - A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
✔ 14. Title relating to an astronomical term - Lone Star Lovers by Jessica Lemmon
✔ 15. Set in a Mediterranean country - The Mistress by Maya Banks
✔ 16. Told from multiple perspectives - Find Her by Lisa Gardner
✔ 17. A speculative fiction - Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs

✔ 18. Periodic table of elements - Only Yours by Susan Mallery
✔ 19. Author has more than one book on your TBR - The Twelve Clues of Christmas by Rhys Bowen
✔ 20. Featuring indigenous people of a country - Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop
✔ 21. Author born on an island - Rock Redemption by Nalini Singh

✔ 22. A number in the title - The Trouble with Twelfth Grave by Darynda Jones
✔ 23. Book #1 Something Old - Who Slays the Wicked by C. S. Harris
✔ 24. Book #2 Something New - Grave Mercy by Robin LeFevers
✔ 25. Book #3 Something Borrowed - No One Left to Tell by Karen Rose

✔ 26. Book #4 Something Blue - This Fallen Prey by Kelley Armstrong
✔ 27. From 1001 books to read before you die list - The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
✔ 28. Related to something cold (title) - Cold Light of Day by Toni Anderson
✔ 29. Published before 1950 - Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
✔ 30. Featuring an elderly character - Summer Days by Susan Mallery

✔ 31. A children’s classic you’ve never read - The Giving Tree by Shel Silversteing
✔ 32. With more than 500 pages - Did You Miss Me? by Karen Rose
✔ 33. Owned for at least a year, but unread - Eye of the Storm by Dee Davis
✔ 34. A person's name in the title - Crime Scene At Cardwell Ranch by B. J. Daniels

✔ 35. A psychological thriller Cold Fear by Toni Anderson
✔ 36. Featured on an NPR Best Books of the Year list - A Conspiracy in Belgravia by Sherry Thomas
✔ 37. Set in a school or university Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
✔ 38. Not written in traditional novel format (poetry, essay, epistolary, graphic novel, etc) - Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

✔ 39. Strong sense of place or where the author brings the location/setting to life - Return to Tradd Street by Karen White
✔ 40. A book you stumbled upon The Nocturnal Brain by Gut Leschziner
✔ 41. A book from the 2018 GR Choice Awards - Wicked and the Wallflower by Sarah MacLean
✔ 42. A book with a monster or "monstrous" character - Thankless in Death by J.D. Robb
✔ 43. Related to STEM - Cold in the Shadows by Toni Anderson

✔ 44. Related in some way to a tv show - The Hollow of Fear by Sherry Thomas
✔ 45. A multi-generational saga - Shadow Lover by Anne Stuart
✔ 46. A book with a (mostly) black cover Taken in Death by J.D. Robb
✔ 47. A book related to food - Hot in Here by Sophie Renwick

✔ 48. A book that was a finalist or winner for the National Book Award for any year (Wild Card - Ugly Cover) - Natural Born Charmer by Susan Elizabeth Philips
✔ 49. A book written by a Far East Asian author or set in a Far East Asian country - The Art of Theft by Sherry Thomas
✔ 50. A book that includes a journey - A Virgin River Christmas by Robyn Carr
✔ 51. A book published in 2019 - Brazen and the Beast by Sarah MacLean
✔ 52. A book with a weird or intriguing title - Watcher in the Woods by Kelley Armstrong


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Lauren (laurenjberman) Reserved


message 5: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Week #1:
A book that was nominated for or won an award in a genre you enjoy

Love and Other Scandals by Caroline Linden

Fits: Nominated for a RITA Award in 2013
Read: January 5, 2019
Rating: 4.5 Stars


message 6: by Lauren (last edited Feb 08, 2019 06:57AM) (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Week #2:
A book with on of the 5 W words in the title

The Ex Who Hired Her by Kate Hardy

Fits: "Who" in the title
Read: January 11, 2019
Rating: 3 Stars


message 7: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Week #3:
A book where author's name contains A, T, Y

A Darkness Absolute by Kelley Armstrong

Fits: ATY in author name
Read: January 20, 2019
Rating: 4 Stars


message 8: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Week #4:
A book with a criminal character

Silent Scream by Karen Rose

Fits: Contains a blackmailer, several arsonists and a killer or two
Read: January 25, 2019
Rating: 4 Stars


message 9: by Lauren (last edited Feb 03, 2019 11:07AM) (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Week #5:
A book by or inspired by Shakespeare

The Other Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn

Fits: Contains numerous references to Much Ado About Nothing
Read: February 3rd, 2019
Rating: 3 Stars


message 10: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Week #6:
A book with a dual timeline

Die Again by Tess Gerritsen

Fits: Set in present day Boston and Botswana 6 years previously.
Read: February 7th, 2019
Rating: 4.5 Stars


message 11: by Lauren (last edited Feb 16, 2019 09:22AM) (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Week #7:
Book #1 related to the same topic, genre, or theme:

Murder on Sisters' Row by Victoria Thompson

Fits: Historical Mystery
Read: February 16th, 2019
Rating: 3 Stars


message 12: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Week #8:
Book #2 related to the same topic, genre, or theme:

Royal Blood by Rhys Bowen

Fits: Historical Mystery
Read: February 20th, 2019
Rating: 4 Stars


message 13: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Week #9:

A book from the 5 top money making genres (romance):

Forbidden by Lisa Clark O'Neill

Fits: Romantic suspense
Read: February 28th, 2019
Rating: 4 Stars


message 14: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Week #10:

Featuring a historical figure:

Escaping from Houdini by Kerri Maniscalco

Fits: Harry Houdini the noted escape artist
Read: Still listening
Rating:


message 15: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Week #11:

Related to one of the 12 Chinese Zodiac animals (Dog)

The Liar by Nora Roberts

Fits: Has a canine character named Snickers
Read: March 13th, 2019
Rating: 3.5 Stars


message 16: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Week #12:

A book about reading, books, or an author/writer

And Then He Kissed Her by Laura Lee Guhrke

Fits: Heroine writes an etiquette column in a newspaper
Read: March 29th, 2019
Rating: 4.5 Stars


message 17: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Week #13:

A New York Public Library Staff Pick

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

Fits: Summer 2016, Young Adult
Read: April 6th, 2019
Rating: 4 Stars


message 18: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Week #14:

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

Lone Star Lovers by Jessica Lemmon

Fits: Title includes "star"
Read: April 13th, 2019
Rating: 3.5 Stars


message 19: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Week #15:

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

The Mistress by Maya Banks

Fits: Set in Greece
Read: April 16th, 2019
Rating: 3.5 Stars


message 20: by Lauren (last edited Apr 23, 2019 03:06AM) (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Week #16:

A book told from multiple perspectives

Find Her by Lisa Gardner

Fits: Told in both 1st and 3rd Person
Read: April 23rd, 2019
Rating: 3.5 Stars


message 21: by Lauren (last edited May 07, 2019 08:45AM) (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Week #17:

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

Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs

Fits: Urban Fantasy
Read: April 30th, 2019
Rating: 3 Stars


message 22: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Week #18:

A book related to one of the elements on the periodic table of elements

Only Yours by Susan Mallery

Fits: Series name - Fool's Gold
Read: May 1st, 2019
Rating: 4.5 Stars


message 23: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Week #19:

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

The Twelve Clues of Christmas by Rhys Bowen

Fits: Both Her Royal Spyness and Molly Murphy series are on my TBR
Read: May 10th, 2019
Rating: 4 Stars


message 24: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Week #20:

A book featuring indigenous people of a country

Marked in Flesh by Anne Bisho

Fits: Main characters belong to the Terra Indigine, the original inhabitants of Namid
Read: May 17th, 2019
Rating: 3 Stars


message 25: by Lauren (last edited May 24, 2019 05:45AM) (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Week #21:

A book from one of the polarizing or close call votes:
Author born on an island

Rock Redemption by Nalini Singh

Fits: Nalini Singh was born in Fiji
Read: May 23rd, 2019
Rating: 2 Stars


message 26: by Lauren (last edited Jun 01, 2019 07:25AM) (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Week #22:

A book with a number in the title or on the cover

The Trouble with Twelfth Grave by Darynda Jones

Fits: "Twelfth" in title
Read: June 1st, 2019
Rating: 3.5 Stars


message 27: by Lauren (last edited Jun 22, 2019 08:45AM) (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Week #23:

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

Who Slays the Wicked by C. S. Harris

Fits: Set in London, 1814
Read: June 4th, 2019
Rating: 4 Stars


message 28: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Week #24:

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

Grave Mercy by Robin LeFevers

Fits: New to me series
Read: June 15th, 2019
Rating: 3.5 Stars


message 29: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Week #25:

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

No One Left to Tell by Karen Rose

Fits: Library book
Read: June 20th, 2019
Rating: 4 Stars


message 30: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Week #26:

4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #3 Something Blue

This Fallen Prey by Kelley Armstrong

Fits: Blue cover
Read: June 22nd, 2019
Rating: 4 Stars


message 31: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Week #27:

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

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

Fits: On the list
Read: July 2nd, 2019
Rating: 3 Stars


message 32: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Week #28:

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

Cold Light of Day by Toni Anderson

Fits: Cold in title
Read: July 13th, 2019
Rating: 4 Stars


message 33: by Lauren (last edited Jul 23, 2019 08:07AM) (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Week #29:

A book published before 1950

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

Fits: Published in 1934
Read: July 15th, 2019
Rating: 5 Stars


message 34: by Lauren (last edited Jul 23, 2019 08:07AM) (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Week #30:

A book featuring an elderly character

Summer Days by Susan Mallery

Fits: Heroine's grandfather, Glenn Simpson, is in his 70s.
Read: July 12th, 2019
Rating: 2 Stars


message 35: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Week #31:

A children’s classic you’ve never read

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

Fits: Never read this classic.
Read: July 30th, 2019
Rating: 4 Stars


message 36: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Week #32:

A book with more than 500 pages

Did You Miss Me? by Karen Rose

Fits: 544 Pages
Read: August 7th, 2019
Rating: 2 Stars


message 37: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Week #33:

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

Eye of the Storm by Dee Davis

Fits: Owned since December 2014
Read: August 9th, 2019
Rating: 4 Stars


message 38: by Lauren (last edited Aug 31, 2019 04:08AM) (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Week #34:

A book with a person's name in the title

Crime Scene At Cardwell Ranch by B. J. Daniels

Fits: Heroine's name is Dana Cardwell
Read: August 18th, 2019
Rating: 4 Stars


message 39: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Week #35:

A psychological thriller

Cold Fear by Toni Anderson

Fits: Book is a psychological thriller
Read: September 7th, 2019
Rating: 3 Stars


message 40: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Week #36:

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

A Conspiracy in Belgravia by Sherry Thomas

Fits: NPR 2017 List
Read: October 3rd, 2019
Rating: 3.5 Stars


message 41: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Week #37:

A book set in a school or university

Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

Fits: Set in a school
Read: September 2nd, 2019
Rating: 3 Stars


message 42: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Week #38:

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

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Fits: Written in both prose and interview format
Read: July 25th, 2019
Rating: 5 Stars


message 43: by Lauren (last edited Oct 04, 2019 06:32AM) (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Week #39:

A book with a strong sense of place

Return to Tradd Street by Karen White

Fits: Set in historic homes in Charleston (Southern Gothic)
Read: August 24th, 2019
Rating: 4 Stars


message 44: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Week #40:

A book you stumbled upon

The Nocturnal Brain: Nightmares, Neuroscience, and the Secret World of Sleep by Guy Leschziner

Fits: Read for the Seasonal Reading Challenge
Read: September 22nd, 2019
Rating: 5 Stars


message 45: by Lauren (last edited Nov 25, 2019 09:33AM) (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Week #41:

A book from the 2018 GR Choice Awards

Wicked and the Wallflower by Sarah MacLean

Fits: Nominee in the romance category
Read: October 18th, 2019
Rating: 4 Stars


message 46: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Week #42:

A book with a monster or "monstrous" character

Thankless in Death by J.D. Robb

Fits: Serial killer
Read: October 5th, 2019
Rating: 4 Stars


message 47: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Week #43:

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

Cold in the Shadows by Toni Anderson

Fits: Heroine is a batrachologist
Read: October 15th, 2019
Rating: 4 Stars


message 48: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Week #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 Hollow of Fear by Sherry Thomas

Fits: Related to the TV show Sherlock
Read: October 29th, 2019
Rating: 4.5 Stars


message 49: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Week #45:

A multi-generational saga

Shadow Lover by Anne Stuart

Fits: 3 generations of the same family living in the same house.
Read: November 11th, 2019
Rating: 4.5 Stars


message 50: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Week #46:

A book with a (mostly) black cover

Taken in Death by J.D. Robb

Fits: Taken in Death (In Death, #37.5) by J.D. Robb
Read: November 12th, 2019
Rating: 4.5 Stars


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