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message 1: by Dori (last edited Dec 29, 2020 12:52AM) (new)

Dori (daisydori) | 159 comments 1. A book with a title that doesn't contain the letters A, T or Y
Becoming

2. A book by an author whose last name is one syllable
Elevation by Stephen King

3. A book that you are prompted to read because of something you read in 2019
Veronika Decides to Die

4. A book set in a place or time that you wouldn't want to live
The Pianist

5. The first book in a series that you have not started
Delirium

6. A book with a mode of transportation on the cover
Great Continental Railway Journeys by Michael Portillo
Great Continental Railway Journeys

7. A book set in the southern hemisphere
I Am the Messenger

8. A book with a two-word title where the first word is "The"
The Donor: Quick Reads 2020

9. A book that can be read in a day
Spare Room

10. A book that is between 400-600 pages
The Librarian of Auschwitz: Based on the True Story of Dita Kraus

11. A book originally published in a year that is a prime number
Live Wire First published in 2011.

12. A book that is a collaboration between 2 or more people
Sleeping Beauties

13. A prompt from a previous Around the Year in 52 Books challenge
The Stranger in Our Bed
2019 Challenge - 35. A psychological thriller

14. A book by an author on the Abe List of 100 Essential Female Writers
The Thirteen Problems

15. A book set in a global city
The Great Gatsby
Set inNew York.

16. A book set in a rural or sparsely populated area
The Devil and Miss Prym
Set in the remote village of Viscos

17. A book with a neurodiverse character
The Perks of Being a Wallflower

18. A book by an author you've only read once before
Pandemonium

19. A fantasy book
Rivers of London

20. The 20th book [on your TBR, in a series, by an author, on a list, etc.]
The Diary of a Young Girl
#20 on my TBR list

21. A book related to Maximilian Hell, the noted astronomer and Jesuit Priest who was born in 1720
Fateless
This book is about a Hungarian boy and story starts and ends in Budapest, capital of Hungary.

22. A book with the major theme of survival
Surviving the Angel of Death: The True Story of a Mengele Twin in Auschwitz

23. A book featuring an LGBTQIA+ character or by an LGBTQIA+ author
The Danish Girl

24. A book with an emotion in the title
Happy: Finding joy in every day and letting go of perfect

25. A book related to the arts
A walk by the sea
Two of the protagonists are artists, Meriel is a painter and Sam is a singer & pianist.

26. A book from the 2019 Goodreads Choice Awards
The Chain

27. A history or historical fiction
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

28. A book by an Australian, Canadian or New Zealand author
The Book Thief

29. An underrated book, a hidden gem or a lesser known book
Mrs. Escobar - Életem Pablóval which is the Hungarian version of Mrs Escobar: My life with Pablo

30. A book from the New York Times '100 Notable Books' list for any year
All the Light We Cannot See (2014)

31. A book inspired by a leading news story
Ted Bundy: Conversations with a Killer

32. A book related to the 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Japan
Unbroken: An Extraordinary True Story of Courage and Survival
A book about Louis Zamperini, Olympic distance runner and his time in the Japanese prisoner camps during WWII.

33. A book about a non-traditional family
The Omen
This book is not necessarily the best fit for this prompt. As it was on my tbr list and I've recently managed to get a copy, I was desperate to fit it in somewhere.
From the back cover of my copy:
"One night in Rome, Robert Thorn, American diplomat, exchanges his still-born son for a new-born orphan. Only Thorn and the priest who arranged the unofficial adoption could tell the difference (...)"

34. A book from a genre or sub genre that starts with a letter in your name
Unmasked
Romance - 'r' is in Dori

35. A book with a geometric pattern or element on the cover
A Good Girl's Guide to Murder (A Good Girl's Guide to Murder, #1) by Holly Jackson
A Good Girl's Guide to Murder

36. A book from your TBR/wishlist that you don't recognize, recall putting there, or put there on a whim
You Me Everything

37. Two books that are related to each other as a pair of binary opposites: Book #1
Flawed

38. Two books that are related to each other as a pair of binary opposites: Book #2
Perfect

39. A book by an author whose real name(s) you're not quite sure how to pronounce
Vox

40. A book with a place name in the title
The Tattooist of Auschwitz

41. A mystery
Hickory Dickory Dock

42. A book that was nominated for one of the ‘10 Most Coveted Literary Prizes in the World’
Danse Macabre

43. A book related to one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse
The Fault in Our Stars

44. A book related to witches
The Witch of Portobello

45. A book by the same author who wrote one of your best reads in 2019 or 2018
The Zahir

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

47. A classic book you've always meant to read
The Old Man and the Sea

48. A book published in 2020
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

49. A book that fits a prompt from the list of suggestions that didn't win
A book found on a friend's TBR list
Then She Was Gone: From the number one bestselling author of The Family Upstairs

50. A book with a silhouette on the cover
Not sure if this counts as a silhouette but I'm going to risk it
The Marble Collector by Cecelia Ahern
The Marble Collector

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

52. A book related to time
A Christmas Carol


message 2: by Jackie, Solstitial Mod (new)

Jackie | 1275 comments Mod
Welcome to the group! Feel free to use books you've already read this year to fill in prompts. Lots of people 'start late' and are still able to complete the challenge.


message 3: by Dori (new)

Dori (daisydori) | 159 comments Thanks Jackie, I'm so happy I've found this group, I love it!


message 4: by Dori (last edited May 23, 2020 05:04AM) (new)

Dori (daisydori) | 159 comments Finished two more books

The Thirteen Problems by Agatha Christie
★★★★☆
✅ 14. A book by an author on the Abe List of 100 Essential Female Writers

The Zahir by Paulo Coelho
★★★★☆
✅ 45. A book by the same author who wrote one of your best reads in 2019 or 2018


message 5: by Dori (last edited May 25, 2020 10:03AM) (new)

Dori (daisydori) | 159 comments Finished today
The Omen by David Seltzer
★★★★☆
✅ 33. A book about a non-traditional family

I was pleasantly surprised by this book, I didn't think it would be so good. Don't judge a book by its cover!


message 6: by Dori (last edited Jul 11, 2020 04:36AM) (new)

Dori (daisydori) | 159 comments The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
★★★★★
✅ 17. A book with a neurodiverse character

Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch
★★★☆☆
✅19. A fantasy book

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
★★★★★
✅ 40. A book with a place name in the title


message 7: by Dori (last edited Jun 01, 2020 03:01PM) (new)

Dori (daisydori) | 159 comments Spare Room by Dreda Say Mitchell
★★★★★
(monthly book club read)
✅9. A book that can be read in a day


message 8: by Dori (last edited Jun 06, 2020 07:30AM) (new)

Dori (daisydori) | 159 comments The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff
★★★★★
✅ 23. A book featuring an LGBTQIA+ character or by an LGBTQIA+ author


message 9: by Dori (last edited Jun 06, 2020 07:30AM) (new)

Dori (daisydori) | 159 comments Surviving the Angel of Death: The True Story of a Mengele Twin in Auschwitz by Eva Mozes Kor
★★★★☆
✅ 22. A book with the major theme of survival


message 10: by Dori (new)

Dori (daisydori) | 159 comments Happy: Finding joy in every day and letting go of perfect by Fearne Cotton
★★☆☆☆
✅24. A book with an emotion in the title


message 11: by Dori (new)

Dori (daisydori) | 159 comments Delirium
★★★★★
✅5. The first book in a series that you have not started


message 12: by Dori (new)

Dori (daisydori) | 159 comments The Old Man and the Sea
★★★☆☆
✅47. A classic book you've always meant to read


message 13: by Dori (new)

Dori (daisydori) | 159 comments Hickory Dickory Dock by Agatha Christie
★★★★☆
✅41. A mystery


message 14: by Dori (new)

Dori (daisydori) | 159 comments The Librarian of Auschwitz: Based on the True Story of Dita Kraus by Antonio Iturbe
★★★★★
✅10. A book that is between 400-600 pages

The Devil and Miss Prym by Paulo Coelho
★★★☆☆
✅16. A book set in a rural or sparsely populated area


message 15: by Dori (last edited Jul 11, 2020 04:37AM) (new)

Dori (daisydori) | 159 comments The Shining by Stephen King
★★★★★
✅ 51. A book with an "-ing" word in the title


message 16: by Dori (last edited Jul 08, 2020 04:56AM) (new)

Dori (daisydori) | 159 comments The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins
★★★★★
✅48. A book published in 2020


message 17: by Dori (new)

Dori (daisydori) | 159 comments Then She Was Gone: From the number one bestselling author of The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell
★★★★★
✅49. A book that fits a prompt from the list of suggestions that didn't win
A book found on a friend's TBR list


message 18: by Dori (new)

Dori (daisydori) | 159 comments Live Wire by Harlan Coben
★★★☆☆
First published in 2011.
✅ 11. A book originally published in a year that is a prime number


message 19: by Dori (last edited Jul 18, 2020 01:31PM) (new)

Dori (daisydori) | 159 comments Mrs. Escobar - Életem Pablóval which is the Hungarian version of Mrs Escobar: My life with Pablo by Victoria Eugenia Henao
★★★☆☆
✅29. An underrated book, a hidden gem or a lesser known book


The Witch of Portobello by Paulo Coelho
★★★★★
✅44. A book related to witches


message 20: by Dori (new)

Dori (daisydori) | 159 comments The Donor: Quick Reads 2020 by Clare Mackintosh
★★★★☆
✅8. A book with a two-word title where the first word is "The"


message 21: by Dori (new)

Dori (daisydori) | 159 comments A walk by the sea by Krisztina Csiki
★★★★☆
✅25. A book related to the arts


message 22: by Dori (new)

Dori (daisydori) | 159 comments A Good Girl's Guide to Murder (A Good Girl's Guide to Murder, #1) by Holly Jackson
A Good Girl's Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson
★★★★★
✅35. A book with a geometric pattern or element on the cover


message 23: by Dori (last edited Aug 02, 2020 06:40AM) (new)

Dori (daisydori) | 159 comments Becoming by Michelle Obama
★★★★★
✅1. A book with a title that doesn't contain the letters A, T or Y

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
★★★★☆
✅20. The 20th book [on your TBR, in a series, by an author, on a list, etc.]
#20 on my TBR list


message 24: by Dori (new)

Dori (daisydori) | 159 comments I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
★★★☆☆
✅7. A book set in the southern hemisphere

You Me Everything by Catherine Isaac
★★★★☆
✅36. A book from your TBR/wishlist that you don't recognize, recall putting there, or put there on a whim


message 25: by Dori (last edited Sep 06, 2020 04:26AM) (new)

Dori (daisydori) | 159 comments The Pianist by Władysław Szpilman
★★★★☆
✅4. A book set in a place or time that you wouldn't want to live

Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
★★★★☆
✅18. A book by an author you've only read once before


message 26: by Dori (new)

Dori (daisydori) | 159 comments The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
★★★★★
✅15. A book set in a global city


message 27: by Dori (new)

Dori (daisydori) | 159 comments Elevation by Stephen King
★★★★☆
✅2. A book by an author whose last name is one syllable


message 28: by Dori (last edited Sep 13, 2020 11:39AM) (new)

Dori (daisydori) | 159 comments The Chain by Adrian McKinty
★★★★☆
✅26. A book from the 2019 Goodreads Choice Awards

Vox by Christina Dalcher
★★★☆☆
✅39. A book by an author whose real name(s) you're not quite sure how to pronounce


message 29: by Dori (last edited Oct 11, 2020 04:47AM) (new)

Dori (daisydori) | 159 comments ✅13. A prompt from a previous Around the Year in 52 Books challenge
The Stranger in Our Bed
★★★★☆
2019 Challenge - 35. A psychological thriller

✅31. A book inspired by a leading news story
Ted Bundy: Conversations with a Killer
★★★☆☆


message 30: by Dori (new)

Dori (daisydori) | 159 comments ✅3. A book that you are prompted to read because of something you read in 2019
Veronika Decides to Die
★★★☆☆

✅37. Two books that are related to each other as a pair of binary opposites: Book #1
Flawed
★★★★★


message 31: by Dori (new)

Dori (daisydori) | 159 comments ✅27. A history or historical fiction
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
★★★★★

✅38. Two books that are related to each other as a pair of binary opposites: Book #2
Perfect
★★★★★


message 32: by Dori (new)

Dori (daisydori) | 159 comments ✅52. A book related to time
A Christmas Carol
★★★★☆


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