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message 1: by Marissa (last edited Nov 16, 2019 10:22AM) (new)

Marissa | 46 comments Around the Year in 52 Books

Duration: 01/01/2019 - 12/31/2019
Progress: 40/52 Books

1. A book that was nominated for or won an award in a genre you enjoy
2. A book with one of the 5 W's in the title (Who, What, Where, When, Why)

✔️3. A book where the author’s name contains A, T, and Y
No Exit by Taylor Adams (05/25/19)

✔️4. A book with a criminal character (i.e. assassin, pirate, thief, robber, scoundrel etc)
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo (07/21/19)

5. A book by Shakespeare or inspired by Shakespeare

✔️6. A book with a dual timeline
The Devil's Work by Mark Edwards (03/16/19)

✔️7. 2 books related to the same topic, genre, or theme: Book #1
Every Single Secret by Emily Carpenter (01/27/19)

✔️8. 2 books related to the same topic, genre, or theme: Book #2
In the Vines by Shannon Kirk (02/18/19)

✔️9. A book from one of the top 5 money making genres (romance/erotica, crime/mystery, religious/inspirational, science fiction/fantasy or horror)
Ghost Story by Peter Straub (04/20/19)

✔️10. A book featuring an historical figure
The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore (02/03/19)

✔️11. A book related to one of the 12 Zodiac Chinese Animals (title, cover, subject)
A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron (07/31/19)

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

✔️13. A book that is included on a New York Public Library Staff Picks list
Severance by Ling Ma (06/30/19)

✔️14. A book with a title, subtitle or cover relating to an astronomical term
The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon (02/03/19)

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

✔️16. A book told from multiple perspectives
The Diviners by Libba Bray (09/14/19)

✔️17. A speculative fiction (i.e. fantasy, scifi, horror, dystopia)
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson (02/10/19)

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

✔️19. A book by an author who has more than one book on your TBR
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver (06/24/19)

✔️20. A book featuring indigenous people of a country
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe (01/25/19)

21. A book from one of the polarizing or close call votes

✔️22. A book with a number in the title or on the cover
November 9 by Colleen Hoover (01/19/19)

✔️23. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #1 Something Old
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson (08/18/19)

✔️24. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #2 Something New
The Kingdom by Jess Rothenberg (10/20/19)

✔️25. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #3 Something Borrowed
The Silent Wife by Kerry Fisher (04/30/19)

✔️26. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #4 Something Blue
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (03/22/19)

✔️27. A book off of the 1001 books to read before you die list
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (05/18/19)

✔️28. A book related to something cold (i.e. theme, title, author, cover, etc.)
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote (08/25/19)

✔️29. A book published before 1950
1984 by George Orwell (09/29/19)

✔️30. A book featuring an elderly character
The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks (03/01/19)

✔️31. A children’s classic you’ve never read
The End by Lemony Snicket (07/05/19)

✔️32. A book with more than 500 pages
Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor (03/08/19)

✔️33. A book you have owned for at least a year, but have not read yet
You by Caroline Kepnes (07/16/19)

✔️34. A book with a person's name in the title
Dear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich (05/03/19)

35. A psychological thriller
✔️36. A book featured on an NPR Best Books of the Year list
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng (01/13/19)

✔️37. A book set in a school or university
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling (11/10/19)

✔️38. A book not written in traditional novel format (poetry, essay, epistolary, graphic novel, etc)
The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur (02/09/19)

✔️39. A book with a strong sense of place or where the author brings the location/setting to life
Beartown by Fredrik Backman (01/05/19)

✔️40. A book you stumbled upon
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain (06/04/19)

✔️41. A book from the 2018 GR Choice Awards
Elevation by Stephen King (08/11/19)

✔️42. A book with a monster or "monstrous" character
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan (09/03/19)

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

✔️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.)
Vox by Christina Dalcher (08/17/19)

45. A multi-generational saga

✔️46. A book with a (mostly) black cover
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton (07/27/19)

47. A book related to food (i.e. title, cover, plot, etc.)

48. A book that was a finalist or winner for the National Book Award for any year

✔️49. A book written by a Far East Asian author or set in a Far East Asian country
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan (04/11/19)

✔️50. A book that includes a journey (physical, health, or spiritual)
Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson (08/04/19)

✔️51. A book published in 2019
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides (05/18/19)

✔️52. A book with a weird or intriguing title
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon (04/03/19)


message 2: by Marissa (last edited Sep 01, 2019 11:42AM) (new)

Marissa | 46 comments January Summary:
39. A book with a strong sense of place or where the author brings the location/setting to life
Beartown by Fredrik Backman (01/05/19) ⭐⭐⭐

36. A book featured on an NPR Best Books of the Year list
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng (01/13/19) ⭐⭐⭐⭐

22. A book with a number in the title or on the cover
November 9 by Colleen Hoover (01/19/19) ⭐⭐⭐

20. A book featuring indigenous people of a country
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe (01/25/19) ⭐


message 3: by Marissa (last edited Mar 03, 2019 12:47PM) (new)

Marissa | 46 comments February Summary
7. 2 books related to the same topic, genre, or theme: Book #1
Every Single Secret by Emily Carpenter (01/27/19) ⭐⭐⭐

14. A book with a title, subtitle or cover relating to an astronomical term 
The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon (02/03/19) ⭐⭐⭐

10. A book featuring an historical figure 
The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore (02/03/19) ⭐

38. A book not written in traditional novel format (poetry, essay, epistolary, graphic novel, etc)
The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur (02/09/19) ⭐⭐

17. A speculative fiction (i.e. fantasy, scifi, horror, dystopia)
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson (02/10/19) ⭐⭐

8. 2 books related to the same topic, genre, or theme: Book #2
In the Vines by Shannon Kirk (02/18/19) ⭐⭐


message 4: by Marissa (new)

Marissa | 46 comments March Summary
30. A book featuring an elderly character
The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks (03/01/19) ⭐⭐

32. A book with more than 500 pages 
Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor (03/08/19) ⭐⭐⭐⭐

6. A book with a dual timeline 
The Devil's Work by Mark Edwards (03/16/19) ⭐⭐

26. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #4 Something Blue
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (03/22/19) ⭐⭐


message 5: by Marissa (last edited May 03, 2019 12:27PM) (new)

Marissa | 46 comments April Summary
52. A book with a weird or intriguing title 
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon (04/03/19) ⭐⭐

49. A book written by a Far East Asian author or set in a Far East Asian country 
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan (04/11/19) ⭐⭐⭐

25. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #3 Something Borrowed
The Silent Wife by Kerry Fisher (04/30/19) ⭐⭐⭐


message 6: by Marissa (last edited Sep 01, 2019 11:55AM) (new)

Marissa | 46 comments May Summary
34. A book with a person's name in the title 
Dear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich (05/03/19) ⭐⭐

51. A book published in 2019
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides (05/18/19) ⭐⭐⭐⭐

27. A book off of the 1001 books to read before you die list
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (05/18/19) ⭐⭐⭐

3. A book where the author’s name contains A, T, and Y 
No Exit by Taylor Adams (05/25/19) ⭐⭐⭐⭐


message 7: by Marissa (last edited Nov 16, 2019 10:23AM) (new)

Marissa | 46 comments June Summary
40. A book you stumbled upon 
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain (06/04/19) ⭐⭐

19. A book by an author who has more than one book on your TBR
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver (06/24/19) ⭐⭐

13. A book that is included on a New York Public Library Staff Picks list
Severance by Ling Ma (06/30/19) ⭐⭐⭐


message 8: by Marissa (last edited Sep 30, 2019 07:10PM) (new)

Marissa | 46 comments July Summary
31. A children’s classic you’ve never read
The End by Lemony Snicket (07/05/19) ⭐⭐⭐

33. A book you have owned for at least a year, but have not read yet
You by Caroline Kepnes (07/16/19) ⭐⭐⭐⭐

4. A book with a criminal character (i.e. assassin, pirate, thief, robber, scoundrel etc)
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo (07/21/19) ⭐⭐⭐⭐

46. A book with a (mostly) black cover
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton (07/27/19) ⭐⭐⭐⭐

11. A book related to one of the 12 Zodiac Chinese Animals (title, cover, subject) 
A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron (07/31/19) ⭐⭐⭐


message 9: by Marissa (last edited Sep 01, 2019 11:40AM) (new)

Marissa | 46 comments August Summary
50. A book that includes a journey (physical, health, or spiritual)
Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson (08/04/19) ⭐⭐⭐⭐

41. A book from the 2018 GR Choice Awards
Elevation by Stephen King (08/11/19) ⭐⭐

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.)
Vox by Christina Dalcher (08/17/19) ⭐⭐⭐

23. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #1 Something Old
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson (08/18/19) ⭐⭐

28. A book related to something cold (i.e. theme, title, author, cover, etc.)
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote (08/25/19) ⭐⭐⭐


message 10: by Marissa (last edited Oct 01, 2019 02:19PM) (new)

Marissa | 46 comments September Summary

42. A book with a monster or "monstrous" character
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan (09/03/19) ⭐⭐

16. A book told from multiple perspectives 
The Diviners by Libba Bray (09/14/19) ⭐⭐⭐

29. A book published before 1950
1984 by George Orwell (09/29/19) ⭐⭐⭐


message 11: by Marissa (last edited Nov 10, 2019 07:06PM) (new)

Marissa | 46 comments October Summary

24. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #2 Something New
The Kingdom by Jess Rothenberg (10/20/19) ⭐⭐⭐


message 12: by Marissa (new)

Marissa | 46 comments November Summary
37. A book set in a school or university
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling (11/10/19) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


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