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message 1: by Austin (last edited Aug 16, 2020 03:48PM) (new)

Austin D. (surge3b) Current Progress: 21/52
Spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/... - A-F: BI

Finished:
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Pet Sematary by Stephen King Night (The Night Trilogy, #1) by Elie Wiesel Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1) by J.K. Rowling Animal Farm by George Orwell Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2) by J.K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3) by J.K. Rowling Coraline by Neil Gaiman Flatland A Romance of Many Dimensions by Edwin A. Abbott City of Glass by Paul Karasik Elliott Smith by Autumn de Wilde The Running Man by Richard Bachman The Hobbit, or There and Back Again by J.R.R. Tolkien The Road by Cormac McCarthy And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer by Fredrik Backman The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Philip K. Dick We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson The Handmaid's Tale (The Handmaid's Tale, #1) by Margaret Atwood Night Falls Fast Understanding Suicide by Kay Redfield Jamison Carrie by Stephen King The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1) by Douglas Adams

Currently Reading:
American Gods (American Gods, #1) by Neil Gaiman I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream by Harlan Ellison The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #2) by Douglas Adams


1. A book with a title that doesn't contain the letters A, T or Y
Soul Music by Terry Pratchett

2. A book by an author whose last name is one syllable
Ubik by Philip K. Dick

✔️3. A book that you are prompted to read because of something you read in 2019
The Running Man by Stephen King (writing as Richard Bachman) (5/3/20)

✔️4. A book set in a place or time that you wouldn't want to live
Coraline by Neil Gaiman (4/14/20)

5. The first book in a series that you have not started
Mort by Terry Pratchett

6. A book with a mode of transportation on the cover
Life, the Universe and Everything by Douglas Adams

7. A book set in the southern hemisphere
The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough

8. A book with a two-word title where the first word is "The"
The Stand by Stephen King

✔️9. A book that can be read in a day
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1/21/20)

✔️10. A book that is between 400-600 pages
Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide by Kay Redfield Jamison (7/16/20)

✔️11. A book originally published in a year that is a prime number
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling (1997) (3/8/20)

12. A book that is a collaboration between 2 or more people
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett

13. A prompt from a previous Around the Year in 52 Books challenge (Link)
American Gods by Neil Gaiman (A book with a title beginning with the 1st letter in your name)

✔️14. A book by an author on the Abe List of 100 Essential Female Writers
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling (3/25/20)

15. A book set in a global city
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami

✔️16. A book set in a rural or sparsely populated area
The Road by Cormac McCarthy (6/11/20)

17. A book with a neurodiverse character
A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

✔️18. A book by an author you've only read once before
Pet Sematary by Stephen King (1/31/20)

✔️19. A fantasy book
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again by J.R.R. Tolkien (6/3/20)

20. The 20th book [on your TBR, in a series, by an author, on a list, etc.]
Hogfather by Terry Pratchett (20th book in the Discworld series)

21. A book related to Maximilian Hell, the noted astronomer and Jesuit Priest who was born in 1720
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams

✔️22. A book with the major theme of survival
Night by Elie Wiesel (2/5/20)

✔️23. A book featuring an LGBTQIA+ character or by an LGBTQIA+ author
We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson (6/20/20)

24. A book with an emotion in the title
Misery by Stephen King

✔️25. A book related to the arts
Elliott Smith by Autumn de Wilde (4/25/20)

26. A book from the 2019 Goodreads Choice Awards
The Institute by Stephen King

27. A history or historical fiction
The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman

✔️28. A book by an Australian, Canadian or New Zealand author
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (7/12/20)

✔️29. An underrated book, a hidden gem or a lesser known book
The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Philip K. Dick (6/16/20)

30. A book from the New York Times '100 Notable Books' list for any year
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

31. A book inspired by a leading news story
Permanent Record by Edward Snowden

32. A book related to the 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Japan
Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

33. A book about a non-traditional family
The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket

34. A book from a genre or sub genre that starts with a letter in your name
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick

✔️35. A book with a geometric pattern or element on the cover
Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions by Edwin A. Abbott (4/15/20)

✔️36. A book from your TBR/wishlist that you don't recognize, recall putting there, or put there on a whim
And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer by Fredrik Backman (6/12/20)

✔️37. Two books that are related to each other as a pair of binary opposites: Book #1
Animal Farm by George Orwell (Short book) (3/10/20)

38. Two books that are related to each other as a pair of binary opposites: Book #2
Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace (Long book)

39. A book by an author whose real name(s) you're not quite sure how to pronounce
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

✔️40. A book with a place name in the title
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling (4/12/20)

✔️41. A mystery
City of Glass by Paul Auster & adapted by Paul Karasik (4/19/20)

42. A book that was nominated for one of the ‘10 Most Coveted Literary Prizes in the World’
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

43. A book related to one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse
Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett

44. A book related to witches
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

✔️45. A book by the same author who wrote one of your best reads in 2019 or 2018
Carrie by Stephen King (7/21/20)

46. A book about an event or era in history taken from the Billy Joel song "We Didn't Start the Fire"
11/22/63 by Stephen King

✔️47. A classic book you've always meant to read
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (8/16/20)

48. A book published in 2020

49. A book that fits a prompt from the list of suggestions that didn't win
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling (A book with more than 20 letters in the title)

50. A book with a silhouette on the cover
The Body by Stephen King

51. A book with an "-ing" word in the title
The Shining by Stephen King

52. A book related to time
Thief of Time by Terry Pratchett


message 3: by Austin (last edited Mar 08, 2020 12:44PM) (new)

Austin D. (surge3b) January

Books read in January: 2
AtY books read: 2

Books read:
1) The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1/21/20)
2) Pet Sematary by Stephen King (1/31/20)

Favorite Book of the Month:
Pet Sematary by Stephen King
Pet Sematary


message 4: by Austin (last edited Mar 08, 2020 12:44PM) (new)

Austin D. (surge3b) February

Books read in February: 1
AtY books read: 1

Books read:
1) Night by Elie Wiesel (2/6/20)

Favorite Book of the Month:
Night by Elie Wiesel
Night


message 5: by Austin (last edited Apr 01, 2020 02:55PM) (new)

Austin D. (surge3b) March

Books read in March: 3
AtY books read: 3

Books read:
1) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling (3/8/20)
2) Animal Farm by George Orwell (3/10/20)
3) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling (3/25/20)

Favorite Book of the Month:
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1) by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone


message 6: by Austin (last edited May 03, 2020 02:29AM) (new)

Austin D. (surge3b) April

Books read in April: 7
ATY books read: 5

Books read:
1) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling (4/12/20)
2) Coraline by Neil Gaiman (4/14/20)
3) Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions by Edwin A. Abbott (4/15/20)
4) X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills by Chris Claremont (4/18/20)
5) City of Glass by Paul Auster & adapted by Paul Karasik (4/19/20)
6) Elliott Smith by Autumn de Wilde (4/25/20)
7) The Walking Dead, Vol. 1: Days Gone Bye by Robert Kirkman (4/30/20)

Favorite Book of the Month:
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3) by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban


message 7: by Austin (last edited Jun 02, 2020 07:00PM) (new)

Austin D. (surge3b) May

Books read in May: 2
ATY books read: 1

Books read:
1) The Running Man by Stephen King (writing as Richard Bauchman) (5/3/20)
2) Batman: The Killing Joke by Alan Moore (5/16/20)

Favorite Book of the Month:
The Running Man by Richard Bachman
The Running Man


message 8: by Austin (last edited Jul 01, 2020 05:14PM) (new)

Austin D. (surge3b) June

Books read in June: 5
ATY books read: 5

Books read:
1) The Hobbit, or There and Back Again by J.R.R. Tolkien (6/3/20)
2) The Road by Cormac McCarthy (6/11/20)
3) And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer by Fredrik Backman (6/12/20)
4) The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Philip K. Dick (6/16/20)
5) We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson (6/20/20)

Favorite Book of the Month:
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Hobbit


message 9: by Austin (last edited Aug 01, 2020 12:42AM) (new)

Austin D. (surge3b) July

Books read in July: 5
ATY books read: 3

1) Free Will by Sam Harris (7/1/20)
2) The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (7/12/20)
3) Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide by Kay Redfield Jamison (7/16/20)
4) Carrie by Stephen King (7/21/20)
5) The Princess Bride by William Golding (7/31/20)

Favorite Book of the Month
Night Falls Fast Understanding Suicide by Kay Redfield Jamison
Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide


message 10: by Austin (last edited Aug 24, 2020 04:58PM) (new)

Austin D. (surge3b) August

Books read in August: 2
ATY books read: 1

1) The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (8/16/20)
2) Civil War: A Marvel Comics Event by Mark Millar (8/17/20)


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message 15: by Austin (last edited Aug 23, 2020 09:58PM) (new)

Austin D. (surge3b) Top 10 Read This Year (So Far...)

1) The Hobbit, or There and Back Again by J.R.R. Tolkien
2) The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
3) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
4) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
5) The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Philip K. Dick
6) Pet Sematary by Stephen King
7) The Running Man by Stephen King (writing as Richard Bauchman)
8) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
9) Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide by Kay Redfield Jamison
10) We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson


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