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message 1: by Veronica (last edited Jan 01, 2021 02:40PM) (new)

Veronica | 794 comments I have never finished the whole year, I think the closest I got was 28 or 30. Hopefully this will be the year I finally do it!

1. A book with a title that doesn't contain the letters A, T or Y
Honolulu, 1/13/20, 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
2. A book by an author whose last name is one syllable
Marked, 1/19/20, 🌟🌟🌟
3. A book that you are prompted to read because of something you read in 2019
Thereby Hangs a Tail, 1/27/20, 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
4. A book set in a place or time that you wouldn't want to live
Platoon: Bravo Company, 2/10/20🌟🌟🌟🌟
5. The first book in a series that you have not started
Things Fall Apart, 2/21/20, 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
6. A book with a mode of transportation on the cover
Where the Crawdads Sing, 2/27/20, 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
7. A book set in the southern hemisphere
Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood, 3/4/20, 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
8. A book with a two-word title where the first word is "The"
The Dressmaker, 3/23/20, 🌟🌟🌟
9. A book that can be read in a day
Wedding Rows, 3/28/20, 🌟🌟🌟🌟
10. A book that is between 400-600 pages
A Civil Action, 4/22/20, 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
11. A book originally published in a year that is a prime number
Final Girls, 4/27/20, 🌟🌟🌟🌟
12. A book that is a collaboration between 2 or more people
Untamed, 5/3/20, 🌟🌟🌟🌟
13. A prompt from a previous Around the Year in 52 Books challenge (Link) (2016 - 23. The next book in a series you are reading)
Hunted, 5/23/20, 🌟🌟🌟🌟
14. A book by an author on the Abe List of 100 Essential Female Writers (link)
Little Women, 6/8/20, 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
15. A book set in a global city
The Dollhouse, 6/10/20, 🌟🌟🌟🌟
16. A book set in a rural or sparsely populated area
Beartown, 6/28/20. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
17. A book with a neurodiverse character
Ginny Moon, 6/29/20, 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
18. A book by an author you've only read once before
Dark Places, 7/5/20, 🌟🌟🌟🌟
19. A fantasy book
Tempted, 7/19/20, 🌟🌟🌟🌟
20. The 20th book [on your TBR, in a series, by an author, on a list, etc.]
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, 7/27/20, 🌟🌟🌟
21. A book related to Maximilian Hell, the noted astronomer and Jesuit Priest who was born in 1720
The Sparrow, 8/13/20, 🌟🌟🌟🌟
22. A book with the major theme of survival
Room, 8/13/20, 🌟🌟🌟🌟
23. A book featuring an LGBTQIA+ character or by an LGBTQIA+ author
Felix Ever After, 8/16/20, 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
24. A book with an emotion in the title
If It Makes You Happy, 8/23/20, 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
25. A book related to the arts
To the Limit: The Untold Story of the Eagles, 8/31/20, 🌟🌟🌟🌟
26. A book from the 2019 Goodreads Choice Awards
My Sister, the Serial Killer, 9/6/20, 🌟🌟🌟🌟
27. A history or historical fiction
Code Name Hélène, 9/9/20, 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
28. A book by an Australian, Canadian or New Zealand author
The Wonder, 9/20/20, 🌟🌟🌟
29. An underrated book, a hidden gem or a lesser known book
The National Team: The Inside Story of the Women who Changed Soccer, 10/1/20, 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
30. A book from the New York Times '100 Notable Books' list for any year
Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family, 10/5/20, 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
31. A book inspired by a leading news story
The Witness Wore Red: The 19th Wife Who Brought Polygamous Cult Leaders to Justice, 10/12/20, 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
32. A book related to the 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Japan
Fierce: How Competing for Myself Changed Everything, 10/24/20, 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
33. A book about a non-traditional family
Destined, 11/2/20, 🌟🌟🌟🌟
34. A book from a genre or sub genre that starts with a letter in your name
The Naked Olympics: The True Story of the Ancient Games, 11/16/20, 🌟🌟🌟
35. A book with a geometric pattern or element on the cover
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, 11/21/20, 🌟🌟🌟🌟
36. A book from your TBR/wishlist that you don't recognize, recall putting there, or put there on a whim
Tyler Johnson Was Here, 11/23/20, 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
37. Two books that are related to each other as a pair of binary opposites: Book #1
Hidden, 12/6/20, 🌟🌟🌟🌟
38. Two books that are related to each other as a pair of binary opposites: Book #2
Revealed, 12/20/20, 🌟🌟🌟🌟
39. A book by an author whose real name(s) you're not quite sure how to pronounce
The Whale Rider, 12/21/20, 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
40. A book with a place name in the title
Camino Island, 12/23/20, 🌟🌟🌟
41. A mystery
Santa Cruise: A Holiday Mystery at Sea, 12/28/20, 🌟🌟🌟
42. A book that was nominated for one of the ‘10 Most Coveted Literary Prizes in the World’ (link)
Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks, 12/28/20, 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
43. A book related to one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse
Redeemed, 12/31/20, 🌟🌟🌟🌟
44. A book related to witches

45. A book by the same author who wrote one of your best reads in 2019 or 2018
46. A book about an event or era in history taken from the Billy Joel song "We Didn't Start the Fire"
47. A classic book you've always meant to read
48. A book published in 2020

49. A book that fits a prompt from the list of suggestions that didn't win (link)
50. A book with a silhouette on the cover
51. A book with an "-ing" word in the title
52. A book related to time


message 3: by Veronica (new)

Veronica | 794 comments January Update:

I ended up finishing 6 books this month! Hopefully I can keep this mojo going!

ATY
Honolulu, 439 pages
Marked, 306 pages
Thereby Hangs a Tail, 320 pages

Popsugar
Dreams of Joy, 115 pages

Side Reads
What Is the Stanley Cup?, 112 pages
Boy-Crazy Stacey, 165 pages

Total Pages Read in January: 1,457 pages
Total Pages Read to Date: 1,457


message 4: by Veronica (last edited Apr 13, 2020 12:25PM) (new)

Veronica | 794 comments February Update:

Super late with this update! I only got through 3 books this month but they were all great books!

ATY
Platoon: Bravo Company, 272 pages
Things Fall Apart, 209 pages
Where the Crawdads Sing, 370

Popsugar


Side Reads

In Progress
Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood, 33 pages

Total Pages Read in February: 884 pages
Total Pages Read to Date: 2,341 pages


message 5: by Veronica (new)

Veronica | 794 comments Late on March's update, but late than never, right? ;)

ATY
Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood, 252 pages
The Dressmaker, 384 pages
Wedding Rows, 208 pages

Popsugar
Separated @ Birth: A True Love Story of Twin Sisters Reunited, 157 pages
10 Blind Dates, 336 pages

Side Reads
Betrayed, 310 pages
Chosen, 307 pages

In Progress


Total Pages Read in March: 1,954 pages
Total Pages Read to Date: 4,295 pages


message 6: by Veronica (last edited Jun 01, 2020 12:55PM) (new)

Veronica | 794 comments April Update

ATY
A Civil Action, 512 pages
Final Girls, 339 pages

Popsugar


Side Reads
I'm Perfect, You're Doomed: Tales from a Jehovah's Witness Upbringing, 339 pages

In Progress


Total Pages Read in April: 1,190 pages
Total Pages Read to Date: 5,485 pages


message 7: by Veronica (last edited Jul 04, 2020 06:58PM) (new)

Veronica | 794 comments May Update

A verrry slow month for me. Hopefully I get some mojo back in June.

ATY
Untamed, 338 pages
Hunted, 323 pages

Popsugar


Side Reads


In Progress
Little Women, 189 pages

Total Pages Read in May: 850 pages
Total Pages Read to Date: 6,335 pages


message 8: by Veronica (new)

Veronica | 794 comments June Update

Got some of my mojo back! Ended up finishing Little Wmen along with 4 other books and have one in progress! Still a bit behind but still plenty of time to get it done.

ATY
Little Women, 291 pages
The Dollhouse, 289 pages
Beartown, 415 pages
Ginny Moon, 368 pages

Popsugar


Side Reads
An Unorthodox Match, 336 pages

In Progress
Dark Places, 75 pages

Total Pages Read in June: 1,774 pages
Total Pages Read to Date: 8,109 pages


message 9: by Veronica (last edited Aug 01, 2020 06:05PM) (new)

Veronica | 794 comments July Update


ATY
Dark Places, 274 pages
Tempted, 319 pages
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, 326 pages

Popsugar


Side Reads
I Can't Make This Up: Life Lessons, 378 pages

In Progress


Total Pages Read in July: 1,297 pages
Total Pages Read to Date: 9,406 pages


message 10: by Veronica (last edited Oct 10, 2020 03:57PM) (new)

Veronica | 794 comments August Update


ATY
The Sparrow, 408 pages
Room, 321 pages
Felix Ever After, 368 pages
If It Makes You Happy, 340 pages
To the Limit: The Untold Story of the Eagles, 370 pages



Popsugar


Side Reads


In Progress
Clean Getaway, 185 pages

Total Pages Read in August: 1,992 pages
Total Pages Read to Date: 11,398 pages


message 11: by Veronica (new)

Veronica | 794 comments September Update


ATY
My Sister, the Serial Killer, 226 pages
Code Name Hélène, 464 pages
The Wonder, 291 pages


Popsugar
George, 213 pages

Side Reads
Clean Getaway, 55 pages
Burned, 323 pages

In Progress
The National Team: The Inside Story of the Women who Changed Soccer, 209 pages


Total Pages Read in September: 1,781 pages
Total Pages Read to Date: 13,179 pages


message 12: by Veronica (new)

Veronica | 794 comments October Update


ATY
The National Team: The Inside Story of the Women who Changed Soccer, 125 pages
Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family, 279 pages
The Witness Wore Red: The 19th Wife Who Brought Polygamous Cult Leaders to Justice, 332 pages
Fierce: How Competing for Myself Changed Everything, 368 pages


Popsugar


Side Reads
Awakened, 290 pages
Dragon's Oath, 145 pages


In Progress
Destined, 213 pages


Total Pages Read in October: 1,752 pages
Total Pages Read to Date: 14,931 pages


message 13: by Veronica (new)

Veronica | 794 comments November Update


ATY
Destined, 112 pages
The Naked Olympics: The True Story of the Ancient Games, 256 pages
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, 226 pages
Tyler Johnson Was Here, 305 pages


Popsugar


Side Reads
Lenobia's Vow, 160 pages


In Progress
Hidden, 179 pages



Total Pages Read in November: 1,238 pages
Total Pages Read to Date: 16,169 pages


message 14: by Veronica (new)

Veronica | 794 comments December Update

Well, I came up short by 9 books this year, which is actually the closest I have come to finishing. Hopefully will finally do it in 2021!

ATY
Hidden, 123 pages
Revealed, 306 pages
The Whale Rider, 152 pages
Camino Island, 304 pages
Santa Cruise: A Holiday Mystery at Sea, 274 pages
Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks, 204 pages
Redeemed, 310 pages



Popsugar


Side Reads
Neferet's Curse, 147 pages
Kalona's Fall, 150 pages


In Progress




Total Pages Read in November: 1,970 pages
Total Pages Read to Date: 18,139 pages


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