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Gaynor (remargay) | 73 comments By Gaynor Halpin

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Gaynor (remargay) | 73 comments The 2018 List

1. A book with the letters A, T & Y in the title - A Destiny of Dragons
2. A book from the first 10 books added to your To Be Read list - Midwinter of the Spirit
3. A book from the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards (link) - The Dry
4. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #1 Earth (in title, cover, content, setting, author...) - Red Dirt Heart
5. A book about or inspired by real events - My Good Life in France: In Pursuit of the Rural Dream
6. A book originally written in a language other than English - Last Train to Istanbul, Turkish to English.
7. A gothic novel - The Turn of the Screw
8. An "own voices" book* - Made You Up
9. A book with a body part in the title (heart, bones, teeth, skin, blood, etc) The Handfasted Wife
10. An author's debut book (their first book to be published) - The Alice Network
11. A literary fiction - The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
12. A book set in Africa or South America - Ghosts of Tsavo
13. A book with a plot centered around a secret (forbidden love, spies, secret societies, etc) - The English Spy
14. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #2 Fire - Blasphemy!
15. A book with an unique format/writing structure - Long Way Down
16. A narrative nonfiction - Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
17. A book you expect to make you laugh - Him & Me
18. A book with a location in the title - Mists of the Serengeti
19. A book nominated for the Edgar Award or by a Grand master author (books & authors) Red Sparrow
20. A book rated 5 stars by at least one of your friends - The Warrior's Apprentice
21. A book written in first person perspective - The Something Girl
22. A book you have high expectations or hope for - The Late Show
23. A medical or legal thriller - Pandemic
24. A book with a map - The Engineered Throne
25. A book with an antagonist/villain point of view Game
26. A book with a text only cover - Resurrection Bay, Going Underground
27. A book about surviving a hardship (war, famine, major disasters, serious illness, etc) - Station Eleven
28. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #3 Water - Brothers of the Wild North Sea
29. A book with a "Clue" weapon on the cover or title (lead pipe, revolver, rope, candlestick, dagger, wrench) - A Bustle in the Hedgerow (rope), Ash and Silver (dagger).
30. A short book - The Science Officer
31. A book set in a country you'd like to visit but have never been to - Rich People Problems - Singapore
32. An alternate history book - Anno Dracula
33. A book connected (title, cover, content) to a word "born" in the same year as you (link) - 1963 - The Broken Shore, - Police procedural, The Dalai Lama's Cat - nonthreatening, The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, Starship's Mage: Omnibus - hydrospace and afterburn.
34. A suggestion from the AtY 2018 polls, that didn't win but was polarizing or a close-call (link) - Deal Breaker, A book in a series of more than five. There are currently 10 books in the Myron Boliter series.
35. A book featuring a murder - March Violets
36. A book published in the last 3 years (2016, 2017, 2018) by an author you haven't read before - The Amateurs
37. A Women's Prize for Fiction winner or nominee (link1, link2) - Sing, Unburied, Sing
38. A science book or a science fiction book - Dauntless
39. A book with a form of punctuation in the title - Kick, Push
40. A book from Amazon's 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime list (link) - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
41. A book by an author with the same first and last initials - I'm With Stupid
42. A book that takes place on, in, or underwater - Into This River I Drown
43. A book with a title that is a whole sentence - One Good Dragon Deserves Another
44. A ghost story - The Woman in White
45. A book that intimidates/ scares you - Picnic at Hanging Rock
46. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #4 Air - Death in the Air
47. A book where the main character (or author) is of a different ethnic origin, religion, or sexual identity than your own - Whisper - lead characters are American Hispanic and Saudi born American. David is Muslim and both are gay.
48. A book related to one of the 7 deadly sins (pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, sloth) - The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling and Middlemarch, I think these two probably hit all seven deadly sins.
49. A book from one of the Goodreads Best Books of the Month lists (link) - Leah on the Offbeat
50. A book with a warm atmosphere (centered on family, friendship, love or summer) - A Cat Called Alfie
51. An award-winning short story or short story collection - The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories
52. A book published in 2018 - Ravensong

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Gaynor (remargay) | 73 comments Extremely late start to the preparation of my list. Fingers crossed that the books I've read this year somehow fit into the listed categories. Here we go!

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Gaynor (remargay) | 73 comments Completed with three hours to spare!

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Lizzy | 730 comments Congratulations Gaynor!

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