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message 1: by MaryAnn (EmilyD1037) (last edited Nov 01, 2019 11:30PM) (new)

MaryAnn (EmilyD1037) The 2019 List
Fiction/Nonfiction:
Female Author/Male Author/Both:
American Author/Author from around the world:

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
4. A book with a criminal character (i.e. assassin, pirate, thief, robber, scoundrel etc)

5. A book by Shakespeare or inspired by Shakespeare
6. A book with a dual timeline
7. 2 books related to the same topic, genre, or theme: Book #1
8. 2 books related to the same topic, genre, or theme: Book #2

9. A book from one of the top 5 money making genres (romance/erotica, crime/mystery, religious/inspirational, science fiction/fantasy or horror)
10. A book featuring an historical figure
11. A book related to one of the 12 Zodiac Chinese Animals (title, cover, subject)
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
14. A book with a title, subtitle or cover relating to an astronomical term
15. A book by an author from a Mediterranean country or set in a Mediterranean country
16. A book told from multiple perspectives
17. A speculative fiction (i.e. fantasy, scifi, horror, dystopia)

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
20. A book featuring indigenous people of a country
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
23. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #1 Something Old
24. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #2 Something New
25. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #3 Something Borrowed

26. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #4 Something Blue
27. A book off of the 1001 books to read before you die list
28. A book related to something cold (i.e. theme, title, author, cover, etc.)
29. A book published before 1950
30. A book featuring an elderly character

31. A children’s classic you’ve never read
32. A book with more than 500 pages
33. A book you have owned for at least a year, but have not read yet
34. A book with a person's name in the title

35. A psychological thriller
36. A book featured on an NPR Best Books of the Year list
37. A book set in a school or university
38. A book not written in traditional novel format (poetry, essay, epistolary, graphic novel, etc)

39. A book with a strong sense of place or where the author brings the location/setting to life
40. A book you stumbled upon
41. A book from the 2018 GR Choice Awards
42. A book with a monster or "monstrous" character
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.)
45. A multi-generational saga
46. A book with a (mostly) black cover
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
50. A book that includes a journey (physical, health, or spiritual)
51. A book published in 2019
52. A book with a weird or intriguing title


MaryAnn (EmilyD1037) I am really not sure what I am doing yet.
I keep playing with it, though

4. A book with a criminal character (i.e. assassin, pirate, thief, robber, scoundrel etc) A Wee Murder in My Store by Fran Stuart finished 10/10/19 4*

9. A book from one of the top 5 money making genres (romance/erotica, crime/mystery, religious/inspirational, science fiction/fantasy or horror) Flamingo Fatale by Jimmie Ruth Evans (crime/mystery/cozy mystery) EB

28. A book related to something cold (i.e. theme, title, author, cover, etc.) A Cold-blooded Business by Dana Stabenow PB
finished 10/11/19 4*

37. A book set in a school or university: The Pawful Truth by Miranda James finished Sep 13, 2019 HB lib.

39. A book with a strong sense of place or where the author brings the location/setting to life Still Life by Louise Penny (Canada) finished Sep. 22, 2019 4* PB


message 3: by MaryAnn (EmilyD1037) (last edited Oct 28, 2019 01:36PM) (new)

MaryAnn (EmilyD1037) I was going to stop reading this year and add this year to a mega challenge for next year. However, I have decided to read what I can this year and include it in the mega challenge. I plan to try to catch all the 5 years by end of year 2020.

Books to read for 2019: Bold= Read

I have decided to try to read this during 2019-2020 as well.

1. A book that was nominated for or won an award in a genre you enjoy A Monstrous Regiment of Women by Laurie R. King Nero Award (1996) PB (Mystery)

2. A book with one of the 5 W's in the title (Who, What, Where, When, Why) Who Invited the Dead Man? PB

3. A book where the author’s name contains A, T, and Y The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath (A, T, &Y, , 1001) PB

4. A book with a criminal character (i.e. assassin, pirate, thief, robber, scoundrel etc) Nightwatcher by Wendy Corsi Staub PB

5. A book by Shakespeare or inspired by Shakespeare Shakespeare Saved My Life by Laura Bates EB

6. A book with a dual timeline The Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig EB

7. 2 books related to the same topic, genre, or theme: Book #1
Rise to Rebellion: A Novel of the American Revolution PB

8. 2 books related to the same topic, genre, or theme: Book #2
1776 HB

9. A book from one of the top 5 money making genres (romance/erotica, crime/mystery, religious/inspirational, science fiction/fantasy or horror) Flamingo Fatale by Jimmie Ruth Evans (crime/mystery/cozy mystery) EB

10. A book featuring an historical figure The Red Tent by Anita Diamant (Biblical character, Dinah) PB

11. A book related to one of the 12 Zodiac Chinese Animals (title, cover, subject) The Snake, The Crocodile and the Dog by Elizabeth Peters PB

12. A book about reading, books or an author/writer
The Year of Reading Dangerously by Andy Miller PB

13. A book that is included on a New York Public Library Staff Picks list (Fall 2019) The Gilded Hour HB lib.

14. A book with a title, subtitle or cover relating to an astronomical term Sunshine and Shadow by Earlene Fowler PB

15. A book by an author from a Mediterranean country or set in a Mediterranean country Bitter Lemons of Cyprus (Paperback)
by Lawrence Durrell EB

16. A book told from multiple perspectives The Help PB and audio

17. A speculative fiction (i.e. fantasy, scifi, horror, dystopia)
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead EB

18. A book related to one of the elements on the periodic table of elements Breath: A Lifetime in the Rhythm of an Iron Lung: A Memoir by Martha Mason HB

19. A book by an author who has more than one book on your TBR Irish Chain by Earlene Fowler PB

20. A book featuring indigenous people of a country The Eagle Catcher by Margaret Coel PB

21. A book from one of the polarizing or close call votes
A book with elements from at least two genres Posted to Death by Dean James EB "gay and vampire"

22. A book with a number in the title or on the cover 11/22/63 by Stephen King PB

23. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #1 Something Old The Old Souse by Mary Daheim PB

24. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #2 Something New New Corpse in Town by Lucy Quinn EB

25. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #3 Something Borrowed Borrowed Crime by Laurie Cass PB

26. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #4 Something Blue Blueberry Muffin Murder

27. A book off of the 1001 books to read before you die list Bless Me, Ultima PB

28. A book related to something cold (i.e. theme, title, author, cover, etc.) A Cold-blooded Business by Dana Stabenow PB

29. A book published before 1950 A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf 1929

30. A book featuring an elderly character Bless Her Dead Little Heart by Miranda James (2 main characters are 80+) PB lib.

31. A children’s classic you’ve never read Where the Red Fern Grows PB

32. A book with more than 500 pages The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco (611 pg. PB 1001)

33. A book you have owned for at least a year, but have not read yet Year of Wonder by Geraldine Brooks PB

34. A book with a person's name in the title Still Alice by Lisa Genova PB

35. A psychological thriller: Cold Storage by David Koepp HB lib

36. A book featured on an NPR Best Books of the Year list The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom PB

37. A book set in a school or university: The Pawful Truth by Miranda James finished Sep 13, 2019 HB lib.

38. A book not written in traditional novel format (poetry, essay, epistolary, graphic novel, etc) Civil War Poetry and Prose by Walt Whitman EB

39. A book with a strong sense of place or where the author brings the location/setting to life Still Life by Louise Penny (Canada) finished Sep. 22, 2019 4*

40. A book you stumbled upon wild by Cheryl Strayed HB

41. A book from the 2018 GR Choice Awards I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara HB

42. A book with a monster or "monstrous" character The Stranger Beside Me: Ted Bundy: The Shocking Inside Story by Ann Rule EB

43. A book related to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) [fiction or nonfiction] The Periodic Table by Primo Levi, Raymond Rosenthal (Translator)

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 Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold PB

45. A multi-generational saga Red River by Lalita Tademy HB

46. A book with a (mostly) black cover Middlesex
by Jeffrey Eugenides PB

47. A book related to food (i.e. title, cover, plot, etc.) Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver HB

48. A book that was a finalist or winner for the National Book Award for any year The Chosen by Chaim Potok 1968 PB

49. A book written by a Far East Asian author or set in a Far East Asian country The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien (Vietnam, 1001 PB)

50. A book that includes a journey (physical, health, or spiritual) Backpacks, Boots, and Baguettes by Simon Calder and Mick Webb PB

51. A book published in 2019 Tidelands by Philippa Gregory ?

52. A book with a weird or intriguing title Feta Attraction
by Susannah Hardy EB


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