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message 1: by Faiza (last edited Aug 16, 2019 05:49AM) (new)

Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Book 1:
12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers

Tasks:

1. Read the book.

2. Author: Read a book from a trilogy. It may be any book in the trilogy.
A Torch Against the Night

3. Actor: Read a book that is set in Australia, or written by an Australian author.

4. Setting: Read a book with the word "Silk" in title.
The Silk Roads: A New History of the World


5. Genre: Read a book that is non-fiction. The genre must be listed on the book's main page. 

6. Trivia: Read a book with "Horse" in title or on the cover. There may be more than one horse on the cover. The horse must be main focus of the cover. 
The Seventh Horse And Other Tales

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Book 2:
Annihilation

Tasks:

1. Read the book.

2. Author: Read a book from the list, Best Environmental Books. Required: State the position the book is on the list.
Into the Wild (No. 82)

3. Actor: Read a book with "Swan" in the title or on the cover. If the swan is on the cover, it must be the focus of the cover.
Black Swan Green
The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable

4. Setting: Read a book set in Florida.

5. Genre: Read a book from the genre Science Fiction. The genre must be listed on the book's main page. 
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing


6. Trivia: Read a book with "Lighthouse" or "Beacon" in the title or where there is a Lighthouse on the cover where the lighthouse is clearly visible on the cover

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Book 3:
Bel Canto

Tasks:

1. Read the book.

2. Author: Read a book with "Time" in the title.
Wives and Daughters: In Half the Time

3. Actor: Read a book with a Religious theme or Atheist theme.

4. Setting: Read a book set in South America or written by a South American author.
The Passion According to G.H.

5. Genre: Read a book that is Literary Fiction. The genre must be listed on the book's main page. 
Olive Kitteridge


6. Trivia: Read a book that was an Orange Prize winner or nominee. Orange Prize List
We Need to Talk About Kevin

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Book 4:
Between Shades of Gray, Movie name: Ashes in the Snow

Tasks:

1. Read the book.

2. Author: Read a book with "tree" or "house" in the title.
The Baron in the Trees

3. Actor: Read a book set in Ireland or by an Irish author.
Normal People


4. Setting: Read a book that is set in one of these countries that border on the Baltic Sea: Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, or Lithuania. Required: State the name of the country.

5. Genre: Read a book featuring women in history. (ie Joan of Arc)
The Invisible Woman


6. Trivia: Read a book that has "Ashes" or "Snow" in the title. This task requires that the word be exact. 
Snow Country

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Book 5:
Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith, and Family

Tasks:

1. Read the book.

2. Author: The title is restricted to one word only. 
Eileen
Solaris
Leviathan

3. Actor: Read a book about boyhood friends. 

4. Setting: Read a book set in Arkansas or NYC.

5. Genre: Read a Memoir. The genre must be listed on the book's main page. 
The Last Lecture


6. Trivia: Read a book with "exile" or "shun" in title

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Book 6:
Crazy Rich Asians

Tasks:

1. Read the book.

2. Author: Read a book with fruit on cover. To define fruit, please use this list. We will use only those listed in the top section.
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (Apricots on the cover page)

3. Actor: Read a retelling of Shakespeare. Required - Explain how the book fits this task.
The Gap of Time: The Winter’s Tale Retold

4. Setting: Read a book set in Singapore or Hong Kong.

5. Genre: Read a book with the genre Chick Lit or Women's Lit. The genre must be listed on the book's main page.

6. Trivia: Read a book with a tiger on the cover. It may be a partial tiger, but the tiger should be the main focus of the cover
The White Tiger


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Book 7:
The Darkest Minds

Tasks:

1. Read the book.

2. Author: Read a book with "Toy" in title. For this task, the word may be imbedded in another, ie "Toymaker".

3. Actor: Read a Fairy Tale retelling. "Retelling" must be listed on the main book page.

4. Setting: Read a WWII story. Required - state how the book fits the task.

5. Genre: Dystopia - Read a book with a super hero from this list. Required - state the position of the book on the list.

6. Trivia: Read a book where the main character is a nurse

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Book 8:
The Death Cure

Tasks:

1. Read the book.

2. Author: Read a book that has "Opera" in title or is in the Space Opera genre. The genre must be listed on the main book page.
Revelation Space

3. Actor: Read a book with a wolf on cover. It must be prominent on the cover.

4. Setting: Read a book set in Hawaii.

5. Genre: Read a book with "Dystopia" listed on the main book page.

6. Trivia: Read a book with "Train" in the title or prominently displayed on the cover
The Girl on the Train


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Book 9:
Every Day

Tasks:

1. Read the book.

2. Author: Read a book by another author whose first book was published 2000 or later.
Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are


3. Actor: Read a book with "Rhiannon" in the title, or is the name of the author, or is a character in the book.

4. Setting: Read a book with the theme of discrimination based on religion.

5. Genre: Read a book that is YA Fantasy. The genre must be listed on the book's main page.
Children of Blood and Bone


6. Trivia: Read a book where the title starts with the letter "B". It may not be proceeded by the words, "a", "an", "the" etc. It must be the first word.
Brain: The Man Who Wrote the Book That Changed the World
Brief Loves That Live Forever
By Light We Knew Our Names

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Book 10:
Fahrenheit 451

Tasks:

1. Read the book.

2. Author: Ray Bradbury named Edgar Rice Burroughs, John Steinbeck, Jules Verne, and Stanley G. Weinbaum as his influences. Read a book written by one of these authors.
Travels with Charley: In Search of America


3. Actor: Read a book about books.
The Angel's Game

4. Setting: Read a book set in Austria or is written by an Austrian author.

5. Genre: Read a Classic Sci-Fi book. The genre must be listed on the book's main page. 

6. Trivia: The movie names other books. Read a book named in another book

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Book 11:
Fifty Shades Freed

Tasks:

1. Read the book.

2. Author: Read a book where the main character is an anti-hero.

3. Actor: Read a book with the word "Daughter" in the title.
Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty

4. Setting: Read a book set in Washington State.

5. Genre: Erotica - Read a book that is Erotica, or, since opposites attract, read a book that is classed as Clean Romance. Required - explain how the book fits the genre you've chosen.

6. Trivia: Read a book with "Angel" or "Seraphim" in the title
The Angel Esmeralda

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Book 12:
First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong

Tasks:

1. Read the book.

2. Author: Read a book by another author with initials J H in any order.

3. Actor: Read a book set in Canada or by a Canadian author.

4. Setting: Read a book that is set in Space.
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry


5. Genre: Read a Biography. The genre must be listed on the book's main page. 
The Autobiography of Malcolm X


6. Trivia: Read a book that is a Pulitzer prize winner or nominee. List
Gilead
All the Light We Cannot See

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Book 13:
Forever My Girl

Tasks:

1. Read the book.

2. Author: Read a book about the ancient Romans. 

3. Actor: Read a book that was first published in 2016.
My Name Is Lucy Barton

4. Setting: Read a book set in Texas.
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate


5. Genre: Read a book listed as New Adult. The genre must be listed on the book's main page. 

6. Trivia: Read a book with the word "country" or the author's first or last name is "Travis"
Snow Country

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Book 14:
The Girl in the Spider's Web

Tasks:

1. Read the book.

2. Author: David Lagercrantz - Using the letters in "David Lagercrantz" make a word of at least 3 letters long. Read a book with that exact word in the title. You may use a letter as many as times as it shows in the name. ie - there are 3 a's. You may use all three of them in your word. You may not use letters not shown in the name. ie - you may use leg, but not legs. 
David: David Copperfield


3. Actor: Read a story where the characters are members of a royal family.

4. Setting: Read a book that is set in Sweden or written by a Swedish author.
The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

5. Genre: Mystery - Read a book that is Historical Mystery. Use this genre page as a tool. Required - explain how the book fits this genre.
The Name of the Rose
The Shadow of the Wind

6. Trivia: Read a book where the main character is named Elizabeth, Liz, Beth, or Betty

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Book 15: 
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Tasks:

1. Read the book.

2. Author: Mary Ann Shaffer was a librarian and bookshop worker. Read a book about a library or book shop.
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore


3. Actor: Read a book set in a manor or abbey. 
Rebecca

4. Setting: Read a book set on an island.

5. Genre: Read a book that is listed as Historical Fiction - War. Both genres must be listed on the main book page.

6. Trivia: Read a book that has flowers on cover.
The Color Purple

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message 2: by Faiza (last edited Sep 18, 2019 06:26AM) (new)

Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Book 16: 
The Hate U Give

Tasks:

1. Read the book.

2. Author: Read a book that was a nominee or winner of the National Book Award.
The Round House
Sing, Unburied, Sing

3. Actor: Read a book that is set in Iceland, Greenland, or Alaska.
Into the Wild (set in Alaska)

4. Setting: Read a book set in Mississippi.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
The Sound and the Fury

5. Genre: Read a book that is Realistic Fiction. Use this genre page as a tool. Required - explain how the book fits this genre.
The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy


6. Trivia: Read a book with "Carter" in the title or is the author's first or last name.
Nights at the Circus

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Book 17:
The House with a Clock in Its Walls

Tasks:

1. Read the book.

2. Author: Read a book where the main character is a bachelor or bachelorette.

3. Actor: Read a book with a telescope or satellite on the cover.

4. Setting: Read a book that is set in a fantasy world. 
The Lies of Locke Lamora


5. Genre: Read a book that is classified middle grade. The genre must be listed on the book's main page. 
The Phantom Tollbooth


6. Trivia: Read a book with "coral", "jade", or "emerald" in the title

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Book 18:
Juliet, Naked

Tasks:

1. Read the book.

2. Author: Read a book where autism is a significant theme.
Oryx and Crake

3. Actor: Read a book with a sign on the cover.
The Creative Curve: How the Intersection of the Familiar and the Unknown Leads to Breakout Success


4. Setting: Read a book set in Pennsylvania.
Crossing to Safety
Life As We Knew It

5. Genre: Read a book where the main character is a singer.

6. Trivia: Read a book that was a Goodreads Choice Winner in any year.
The Martian


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Book 19:
The Jungle Book. Movie name, Mowgli

Tasks:

1. Read the book.

2. Author: Read the 5th book in a series, or read any book that is in a series with 5 main works. (It could be the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th book in the series.)
Career of Evil (3rd book in the series)

3. Actor: Read a book by an author with the name Joe or Joseph. 
Catch-22


4. Setting: Read a book set in India or by an Indian author.
Age of Anger: A History of the Present


5. Genre: Read a Short Story Anthology. The genre must be listed on the book's main page. 
Pastoralia


6. Trivia: Read a book that is a Biblical Fiction retellings. Use this list as a tool. Required - explain how the book fits the task

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Book 20:
Little Women

Tasks:

1. Read the book.

2. Author: Read a book with a stormy cover.

3. Actor: Read a Time Travel book. The genre must be listed on the book's main page.
To Say Nothing of the Dog
Hyperion

4. Setting: Read a book set in Massachusetts.
The Rules of Magic
The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud

5. Genre: Read a book that is historical Fiction. The genre must be listed on the book's main page.
Water for Elephants
Love in the Time of Cholera

6. Trivia: Read a book with a strong female lead character

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Book 21:
The Little Stranger

Tasks:

1. Read the book

2. Author: Read a book that is set in Wales or is by a Welsh author.
Howl's Moving Castle

3. Actor: Read a book where the main character has red (ginger) hair.

4. Setting: Read a book set in the 1940's.
Indian Summer: The Secret History of the End of an Empire


5. Genre: Read a book that is in the Horror genre. The genre must be listed on the book's main page.
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Frankenstein
Interview with the Vampire
The Silence of the Lambs

6. Trivia: Read a book with a mustache on the cover

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Book 22:
The Long Home

Tasks:

1. Read the book.

2. Author: Read a book where a significant character served in Vietnam.

3. Actor: Read a book where an airplane is on the cover, or the main character is a pilot.

4. Setting: Read a book set in Tennessee. This list may be used as a tool.

5. Genre: Read a book in the Gothic genre. The genre must be listed on the book's main page.
The Picture of Dorian Gray

6. Trivia: Read a book where food is major theme
Like Water for Chocolate

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Book 23:
Mary Poppins 
Movie - Mary Poppins Returns

Tasks:

1. Read the book.

2. Author: Read a book where the main character is human and over the age of 60.
The Elegance of the Hedgehog

3. Actor: Read a book where "Hazel" or "Violet" is in the title or author's name. 

4. Setting: Read a book set in London, England.
Brave New World


5. Genre: Read a book that is a Classics Children book. The genre must be listed on the book's main page.

6. Trivia: Read a book with an umbrella on the cover

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Book 24:
Meg

Tasks:

1. Read the book.

2. Author: Read a book from this list. Required - State the position of the book in the list.
Fahrenheit 451 (#3 in the list)

3. Actor: Read a book where the theme is martial arts.

4. Setting: Read a book set in the Pacific Ocean. It may be on the ocean, undersea, or on an island in the ocean. 

5. Genre: Read a book that is classified as Action and/or Thriller. The genre must be listed on the book's main page. 
The Silkworm


6. Trivia: Read a book with one of the species of shark's in title. Do not use the word "shark". In the case of a two word species (like great white), either word may be used. Use this siteas a reference
Blue shark: Blue Nights

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Book 25:
Monster

Tasks:

1. Read the book.

2. Author: Read a book about the First Peoples of North America.

3. Actor: Read a book with sports as a main theme.

4. Setting: Read a book set in New York City.
The Glass Castle
The Great Gatsby
If Beale Street Could Talk

5. Genre: Read a Crime or True Crime story where an police officer or lawyer is not the main character. It may be a private detective. The genre must be listed on the book's main page. 
The Big Sleep


6. Trivia: Read a book that is set wholly or in part in a prison

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Book 26:
Mortal Engines

Tasks:

1. Read the book.

2. Author: Read a book that is classified as Alternative Fiction or Speculative Fiction. Explain how your book fits that designation.
The Martian Chronicles


3. Actor: Read a book that is set in Africa or is written by an African author.

4. Setting: Read a book that is set in the future.

5. Genre: Read a book from the Steampunk genre. The genre must be listed on the book's main page. 
Clockwork Angel

6. Trivia: Read a book that is first in a series
Cover Her Face

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Book 27:
Nutcracker and Mouse King and the Tale of the Nutcracker
Movie: The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Tasks:

1. Read the book.

2. Author: Read a book set between 1800 - 1900.

3. Actor: Read a book with shoes on the cover.
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry


4. Setting: Read a book set in Germany or written by a German author.
The Spy Who Came In from the Cold
All Quiet on the Western Front

5. Genre: Read a book from the Fantasy genre. The genre must be listed on the book's main page. 
A Wizard of Earthsea

6. Trivia: Read a book with the main theme of dance

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Book 28:
Ophelia

Tasks:

1. Read the book.

2. Author: Read a book with a dog or dogs as the main focus.

3. Actor: Read a book with a tattoo on cover or the, word "tattoo" in the title. 

4. Setting: Read a book set in Denmark or written by a Danish author.

5. Genre: Read a book that is a retelling of a classic. Explain how your book fits the task.
Everything Under (retelling of the Oedipus myth)


6. Trivia: Read a book that has "Castle" in the title, or a castle is shown on the cover
The Glass Castle
Howl's Moving Castle
King of the Castle: Choice and Responsibility in the Modern World

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Book 29:
Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart
Movie: Mary, Queen of Scots

Tasks:

1. Read the book.

2. Author: Read a book about the Tudors. Use this list as a tool.

3. Actor: Read a book in which there is a trial.

4. Setting: Read a book that is set in Scotland or written by a Scottish author.
Memento Mori


5. Genre: Read a biography about a king, queen, president, or other type of leader of a country. "Biography" must be listed on the book's main page. 
Mr and Mrs Jinnah: The Marriage that Shook India


6. Trivia: Read a book that was written under pseudonym. Required - give the author's real name and the pseudonym

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Book 30:
Ready Player One

Tasks:

1. Read the book.

2. Author: Revisit the Zodiac Challenge and read ONE of the tasks for Aries. Read a book where the cover is 70% red.
Global Governance Diplomacy: The Critical Role of Diplomacy in Addressing Global Problems


3. Actor: Read a book with "Eye Glasses" in title or on the cover.
What Just Happened?: Bitter Hollywood Tales from the Front Line

4. Setting: Read a book set in Ohio or Oklahoma.
Little Fires Everywhere (set in Ohio)


5. Genre: Read a book set in 1980's.
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat


6. Trivia: Read a Star Trek book or a book where the audiobook edition was narrated by Wil Wheaton. (You do not need to read the audiobook edition.) Required - explain how the book fits the task

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (audiobook edition narrated by Wil Wheaton as per the audible website)


message 3: by Faiza (last edited Jul 27, 2019 10:32AM) (new)

Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Book 31:
Red Sparrow

Tasks:

1. Read the book.

2. Author: Read a book where the main character is a CIA or FBI agent. 

3. Actor: Read a book that was an award winner or nominee (of any kind) in 2012. Required - List the award and whether it was the winner or nominee of that award.

4. Setting: Read a book set in Russia or written by a Russian author.
Anna Karenina


5. Genre: Read a book from the first 5 pages of this list. Required - State the position of the book on the list.
Gone Girl (#316)

6. Trivia: Read a book with a bird on cover

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Book 32:
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Tasks:

1. Read the book.

2. Author: Read a book that has "Black" or "White" in title, or where the cover is black and white as the only colours.
Riding the Elephant: A Memoir of Altercations, Humiliations, Hallucinations, and Observations


3. Actor: Read a book with "cathedral" in title.
Cathedral

4. Setting: Read a book set near a river or creek. 
Notes From A Small Island: Journey Through Britain 


5. Genre: Read a book that is classified LGBT. The genre must be listed on the book's main page. 
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

6. Trivia: Read a book with a mask on the cover

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Book 33:
A Simple Favor

Tasks:

1. Read the book.

2. Author: Read the debut book of any author. 
The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper


3. Actor: Read a book set in the 2000's to present day.

4. Setting: Read a book set in Connecticut, Iowa, or Chicago. 
Gilead (set in Iowa)


5. Genre: Mystery - Read a book that is a Psychological Thriller. Use this genre page as a tool. You will be required to explain how your choice fits the genre of psychological thriller.
Dark Matter
Rebecca

6. Trivia: The book's rating on GR's is 3.2 and the movie's rating is 7.1. Read a book from this list. Required - state what position the book is on the list
Stardust (at #5)

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Book 34:
The Sisters Brothers

Tasks:

1. Read the book.

2. Author: Read a book that was a Scotiabank Giller Prize winner or nominee in any year.
Better Living Through Plastic Explosives

3. Actor: Read a book from this list. Required - state the book's position on the list.
Death on the Nile (at #52)


4. Setting: Read a book set in Oregon or California.
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves (set in California)

5. Genre: Read a book that is a Western. The genre must be listed on the book's main page. 

6. Trivia: Read a book with the word "Gold" or "Rush" in the title.

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Book 35:
To All the Boys I've Loved Before

Tasks:

1. Read the book.

2. Author: Read a book with art on the cover.
CivilWarLand in Bad Decline


3. Actor: Read a book featuring vampire(s).

4. Setting: Read a book set in Virginia. Use this list as a tool.
Lie Down in Darkness

5. Genre: Read a Romance. The genre must be listed on the book's main page. 
The Grand Sophy
Every Day
North and South

6. Trivia: Read a book with hands on the cover
Between Clay and Dust

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Book 36:
A Wrinkle in Time

Tasks:

1. Read the book.

2. Author: Read a book with a rural setting. Use this list as a tool.
The Scarlet Letter
Silas Marner

3. Actor: Read a book from Oprah's Book Club or from Reece Witherspoon's Book Club.
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine (from Reese's Book Club)


4. Setting: Read a book about explorers. They don't need to be space explorers.

5. Genre: Read a book that is YA Science Fiction. The genre must be listed on the book's main page. 

6. Trivia: Read a book about Indigenous people of New Zealand or Australia

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Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Badge 1, Book 1 of 12

Book 9 - Everyday
Task 5 - Genre

Book Link Children of Blood and Bone
Book Cover
Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1) by Tomi Adeyemi

Pages 525
Criteria and Specifications Read a book that is YA Fantasy. The genre must be listed on the book's main page.

My Review
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


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Jenn | 2411 comments Way to go Faiza 😃


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Janice (jamasc) | 51015 comments Sorry you didn't like it, Faiza. It at least got you on the board. I hope the next one is more to your liking.


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Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Badge 1, Book 2 of 12

Book 1 - 12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers
Task 4 - Setting

Book Link The Silk Roads: A New History of the World
Book Cover
The Silk Roads A New History of the World by Peter Frankopan

Pages 636
Criteria and Specifications Read a book with the word "Silk" in title.

My Review
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


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Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Badge 1, Book 3 of 12

Book 4 - Between Shades of Gray
Task 3 - Actor

Book Link Normal People
Book Cover
Normal People by Sally Rooney

Pages 266
Criteria and Specifications Read a book set in Ireland or by an Irish author. This book is set in Dublin, written by an Irish author.

My Review
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


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Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Badge 1, Book 4 of 12

Book 19 - The Jungle Book
Task 5 - Genre

Book Link Pastoralia
Book Cover
Pastoralia by George Saunders

Pages 188
Criteria and Specifications Read a Short Story Anthology. The genre must be listed on the book's main page. Genre on page is "Short Stories".

My Review
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


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Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Badge 1, Book 5 of 12

Book 35 - To All the Boys I've Loved Before
Task 2 - Author

Book Link CivilWarLand in Bad Decline
Book Cover
CivilWarLand in Bad Decline by George Saunders

Pages 179
Criteria and Specifications Read a book with art on the cover.

A selection of my favourite passages from the book
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


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Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Badge 1, Book 6 of 12

Book 10 - Fahrenheit 451
Task 2 - Author

Book Link Travels with Charley: In Search of America
Book Cover
Travels with Charley In Search of America by John Steinbeck

Pages 214
Criteria and Specifications Ray Bradbury named Edgar Rice Burroughs, John Steinbeck, Jules Verne, and Stanley G. Weinbaum as his influences. Read a book written by one of these authors.

My Review
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


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Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Badge 1, Book 7 of 12

Book 28 - Ophelia
Task 5 - Genre

Book Link Everything Under
Book Cover
Everything Under by Daisy Johnson

Pages 264
Criteria and Specifications Read a book that is a retelling of a classic. This is a retelling of the Oedipus myth.

My Review
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


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Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Badge 1, Book 8 of 12

Book Book 15 - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Task 2 - Author

Book Link Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
Book Cover
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore (Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, #1) by Robin Sloan

Pages 304
Criteria and Specifications Read a book about a library or book shop. This novel is about bookstores and secret underground libraries.

My Review
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


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Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Badge 1, Book 9 of 12

Book Book 14 - The Girl in the Spider's Web
Task 2 - Author

Book Link David Copperfield
Book Cover
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

Pages 944
Criteria and Specifications David Lagercrantz - Using the letters in "David Lagercrantz" make a word of at least 3 letters long. Read a book with that exact word in the title.

My Review
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


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Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Badge 1, Book 10 of 12

Book 33 - A Simple Favor
Task 2 - Author

Book Link The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper
Book Cover
The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick

Pages 331
Criteria and Specifications Read the debut book of any author. This is the debut novel of Phaedra Patrick.

A selection of my favourite passages from the book
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


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Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Badge 1, Book 11 of 12

Book 29 - Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart
Task 4 -Setting

Book Link Memento Mori
Book Cover
Memento Mori by Muriel Spark

Pages 224
Criteria and Specifications Read a book that is set in Scotland or written by a Scottish author. Book is written by Muriel Spark, a Scottish novelist.

A selection of my favourite passages from the book
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


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Janice (jamasc) | 51015 comments Just one more to go to earn the first badge! :)


message 18: by Faiza (new)

Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Badge 1, Book 12 of 12

Book 30 - Ready Player One
Task 4 - Setting

Book Link Little Fires Everywhere
Book Cover
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Pages 338
Criteria and Specifications Read a book set in Ohio or Oklahoma. This book is set entirely in Ohio.

My Review
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


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Janice (jamasc) | 51015 comments Congrats on earning the first badge!


message 20: by Amanda (new)

Amanda | 1351 comments Faiza wrote: " Badge 1, Book 12 of 12

Book 30 - Ready Player One
Task 4 - Setting

Book Link Little Fires Everywhere
Book Cover
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Pages 338
Criteria a..."


Congrats on your badge! What did you think of Little Fires Everywhere? I'm thinking about reading it for the same task.


message 21: by Faiza (new)

Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Janice wrote: "Congrats on earning the first badge!"

Thank you Janice. Excited to start on the second one now.


message 22: by Faiza (new)

Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Amanda wrote: Congrats on your badge! What did you think of Little Fires Everywhere? I'm thinking about reading it for the same task.

It is truly an incredible novel. One of the best I've read this year. Very rarely does one come across such gems. I wish I could've read it for a book club though, since there are so many ideas that ought to be discussed and bounced off others.


message 23: by Faiza (new)

Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Badge 2, Book 1 of 24

Book 34 - The Sisters Brothers
Task 3 - Actor

Book Link Death on the Nile
Book Cover
Death on the Nile (Hercule Poirot, #17) by Agatha Christie

Pages 373
Criteria and Specifications Read a book from this list. Position of book is #50

My Review
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 24: by Cherie (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 20536 comments I really liked that Poirot book too.


message 25: by Faiza (new)

Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Badge 2, Book 2 of 24

Book 5 - Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith, and Family
Task 5 - Genre

Book Link The Last Lecture
Book Cover
The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

Pages 217
Criteria and Specifications Read a Memoir. The genre must be listed on the book's main page.

A selection of my favourite passages from the book
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

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Badge 2, Book 3 of 24

Book 12 - First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong
Task 5 - Genre

Book Link The Autobiography of Malcolm X
Book Cover
The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X

Pages 466
Criteria and Specifications Read a Biography. The genre must be listed on the book's main page.

My Review
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

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Badge 2, Book 4 of 24

Book 8 - The Death Cure
Task 6 - Trivia

Book Link The Girl on the Train
Book Cover
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Pages 336
Criteria and Specifications Read a book with "Train" in the title or prominently displayed on the cover

My Review
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 26: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 51015 comments Please remember in future to give each book reported its own message. It makes it easier for me to track. Thanks


message 27: by Faiza (new)

Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Badge 2, Book 5 of 24

Book 9 - Every Day
Task 2 - Author

Book Link Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are
Book Cover
Everybody Lies Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

Pages 357
Criteria and Specifications Read a book by another author whose first book was published 2000 or later. This is the first book by author Steph Stephens, published in 2017.

A selection of my favourite passages from the book
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


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Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Badge 2, Book 6 of 24

Book 17 - The House with a Clock in Its Walls
Task 5 - Genre

Book Link The Phantom Tollbooth
Book Cover
The Phantom Tollbooth (Essential Modern Classics) by Norton Juster

Pages 272
Criteria and Specifications Read a book that is classified middle grade. The genre must be listed on the book's main page. Middle Grade is listed on the page.

A selection of my favourite passages from the book
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 29: by Cherie (last edited Mar 26, 2019 12:34PM) (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 20536 comments Faiza wrote: " Book Link The Phantom Tollbooth..."

So funny - every time I see the title, it makes me want to read it again! I loved it. It really does say it all, doesn't it?


message 30: by Faiza (new)

Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Cherie wrote: So funny - every time I see the title, it makes me want to read it again! I loved it. It really does say it all, doesn't it?"

It surely is a delightful read Cherie. I couldn't believe how dense yet amusing it was. Wish I could read it for a book club. This book demands discussion, bouncing off ideas and good company.


message 31: by Faiza (new)

Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Badge 2, Book 7 of 24

Book Book 15 - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Task 6 - Trivia

Book Link The Color Purple
Book Cover
The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Pages 295
Criteria and Specifications Read a book that has flowers on cover. The cover has a sunflower on it.

My Review
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 32: by Faiza (new)

Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Badge 2, Book 8 of 24

Book Book 18 - Juliet, Naked
Task 6 - Trivia

Book Link The Martian
Book Cover
The Martian by Andy Weir

Pages 369
Criteria and Specifications Read a book that was a Goodreads Choice Winner in any year. The Martian won Goodreads Choice in 2014.

A selection of my favourite passages from the book
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


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Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Badge 2, Book 9 of 24

Book Book 30 - Ready Player One
Task 5 - Genre

Book Link The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
Book Cover
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales by Oliver Sacks

Pages 256
Criteria and Specifications Read a book set in 1980's. Oliver Sacks published accounts from his patients in 1986.

My Review
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 34: by Faiza (new)

Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Badge 2, Book 10 of 24

Book Book 36 - A Wrinkle in Time
Task 3 - Actor

Book Link Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
Book Cover
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Pages 383
Criteria and Specifications Read a book from Oprah's Book Club or from Reese Witherspoon's Book Club. This book is from Reese's Book Club.

My Review
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


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Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Badge 2, Book 11 of 24

Book Book 20 - Little Women
Task 4 - Setting

Book Link The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud
Book Cover
The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud by Ben Sherwood

Pages 288
Criteria and Specifications Read a book set in Massachusetts. Book is set in Marblehead, Massachusetts.

My review
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


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Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Badge 2, Book 12 of 24

Book Book 2 - Annihilation
Task 5- Genre

Book Link An Absolutely Remarkable Thing
Book Cover
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

Pages 352
Criteria and Specifications Read a book from the genre Science Fiction. The genre must be listed on the book's main page. 

A selection of my favourite passages from the book
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


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Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Badge 2, Book 13 of 24

Book Book 25 - Monster
Task 5 - Genre

Book Link The Big Sleep
Book Cover
The Big Sleep (Philip Marlowe, #1) by Raymond Chandler

Pages 231
Criteria and Specifications Read a Crime or True Crime story where a police officer or lawyer is not the main character. It may be a private detective. The genre must be listed on the book's main page. Crime genre is on the main page and the main character, Philip Marlowe, is a private eye.

My Review
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 38: by Cherie (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 20536 comments I loved your review! I remember groaning and laughing about some of the things you pointed out.


message 39: by Faiza (last edited May 04, 2019 03:33PM) (new)

Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Badge 2, Book 14 of 24

Book Book 21 - The Little Stranger
Task 5 - Genre

Book Link Interview with the Vampire
Book Cover
Interview with the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles, #1) by Anne Rice

Pages 342
Criteria and Specifications Read a book that is in the Horror genre. The genre must be listed on the book's main page. Horror is listed on the main page.

My Review
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


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Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Badge 2, Book 15 of 24

Book Book 33 - A Simple Favor
Task 4 - Setting

Book Link Gilead
Book Cover
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

Pages 289
Criteria and Specifications Read a book set in Connecticut, Iowa, or Chicago. This book is set in Gilead, Iowa.

My Review
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 41: by Cherie (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 20536 comments I own both of your last two books. I have Interview with a Vampire listed for the same task, but I had Gilead under the Orange prize task. I have moved it to Iowa.


message 42: by Faiza (new)

Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Cherie wrote: "I own both of your last two books. I have Interview with a Vampire listed for the same task, but I had Gilead under the Orange prize task. I have moved it to Iowa."

Same here Cherie. I couldn't find any other book for an Iowa setting.

I made a mistake of putting Interview with a Vampire for Horror genre task, when clearly it could've gone for the Vampire task of Book 35. Silly me!


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Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Badge 2, Book 16 of 24

Book Book 27 - Nutcracker and Mouse King and the Tale of the Nutcracker
Task 3 - Actor

Book Link The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
Book Cover
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry (Harold Fry, #1) by Rachel Joyce

Pages 365
Criteria and Specifications Read a book with shoes on the cover.

A selection of my favourite passages from the book
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


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Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Badge 2, Book 17 of 24

Book Book 6 - Crazy Rich Asians
Task 6 - Trivia

Book Link The White Tiger
Book Cover
The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

Pages 328
Criteria and Specifications Read a book with a tiger on the cover. A white tiger is the main focus of the cover

A selection of my favourite passages from the book
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


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Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Badge 2, Book 18 of 24

Book Book 24 - Meg
Task 5 - Genre

Book Link The Silkworm
Book Cover
The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike, #2) by Robert Galbraith

Pages 464
Criteria and Specifications Read a book that is classified as Action and/or Thriller. The genre must be listed on the book's main page. Thriller is listed on the book's main page.

A selection of my favourite passages from the book
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 46: by Faiza (new)

Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Badge 2, Book 19 of 24

Book Book 32 - Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
Task 2 - Author

Book Link Riding the Elephant: A Memoir of Altercations, Humiliations, Hallucinations, and Observations
Book Cover
Riding the Elephant A Memoir of Altercations, Humiliations, Hallucinations, and Observations by Craig Ferguson

Pages 288
Criteria and Specifications Read a book that has "Black" or "White" in title, or where the cover is black and white as the only colours. Book cover is black and white only.

A selection of my favourite passages from the book
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 47: by Faiza (new)

Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Badge 2, Book 20 of 24

Book Book 3 - Bel Canto
Task 5 - Genre

Book Link Olive Kitteridge
Book Cover
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

Pages 280
Criteria and Specifications Read a book that is Literary Fiction. The genre must be listed on the book's main page.

My Review
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 48: by Faiza (new)

Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Badge 2, Book 21 of 24

Book Book 4 - Between Shades of Gray
Task 5 - Genre

Book Link The Invisible Woman
Book Cover
The Invisible Woman by Claire Tomalin

Pages 384
Criteria and Specifications Read a book featuring women in history. This book is about Charles Dickens' mistress.

My Review
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 49: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 51015 comments Faiza wrote: " Badge 2, Book 22 of 24

Book Book 28 - Ophelia
Task 3 - Actor

Book Link The Creative Curve: How the Intersection of the Familiar and the Unknown Leads to Breakout Success
Book Cov..."


Sorry, this doesn't meet the task requirement. The task reads, "Read a book with a tattoo on cover or the, word "tattoo" in the title. " There is no provision in the task for a potential tattoo.


message 50: by Faiza (new)

Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Janice wrote: "Faiza wrote: " Badge 2, Book 22 of 24

Book Book 28 - Ophelia
Task 3 - Actor

Book Link [book:The Creative Curve: How the Intersection of the Familiar and the Unknown Leads to Breakout Success|3627..."


Hey Janice. I've deleted the post. Will try to fit the book in some other criteria then.


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