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message 1: by Roxana (last edited Nov 26, 2020 12:24AM) (new)

Roxana (luminate) | 429 comments ➸ september - 12/12
➸ october - 12/12
➸ november - 8/12

Books Read
Darius the Great Deserves Better (Adib Khorram) -- 9/1/20
I'll Be the One (Lyla Lee) -- 9/2/20
Mutiny on the Spanish Main: HMS Hermione and the Royal Navy's Revenge (Angus Konstam) -- 9/4/20
Legendborn (Tracy Deonn) -- 9/6/20
The Year Shakespeare Ruined My Life (Dani Jansen) -- 9/7/20
Destination Wedding (Diksha Basu) -- 9/12/20
The Once and Future Witches (Alix E. Harrow) -- 9/13/20
Lumberjanes, Vol. 15: Birthday Smarty (Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh, & AnnaMarie Rogers) -- 9/14/20
Piranesi (Susanna Clarke) -- 9/15/20
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (Susanna Clarke) -- 9/15/20
These Vengeful Hearts (Katherine Laurin) -- 9/20/20
A Pretty Deceit (Anna Lee Huber) -- 9/20/20
Home Before Dark (Riley Sager) -- 9/22/20
Cards on the Table (Agatha Christie) -- 9/24/20
King, Queen, Knave (Vladimir Nabokov) -- 9/25/20
Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair (Pablo Neruda) -- 9/25/20
Finna (Nino Cipri) -- 9/26/20
The Tea Dragon Society (Katie O'Neill) -- 9/27/20
A Golden Fury (Samantha Cohoe) -- 9/28/20
Number the Stars (Lois Lowry) -- 9/29/20
The Tea Dragon Festival (Katie O'Neill) -- 9/30/20
Girl, Serpent, Thorn (Melissa Bashardoust) -- 9/30/20
The Murder on the Links (Agatha Chritsie) -- 10/1/20
We Were Restless Things (Cole Nagamatsu) -- 10/4/20
Murder Is Easy (Agatha Christie) -- 10/5/20
The Midnight Bargain (C.L. Polk) -- 10/6/20
Death on the Nile (Agatha Christie) -- 10/7/20
Simmer Down (Sarah Smith) -- 10/8/20
The Invasion (K.A. Applegate & Chris Grine) -- 10/9/20
The Body in the Library (Agatha Christie) -- 10/10/20
Behold a Fair Woman (Francis Duncan) -- 10/11/20
The Inheritance Games (Jennifer Lynn Barnes) -- 10/12/20
Ring Shout (P. Djeli Clark) -- 10/12/20
The Moving Finger (Agatha Christie) -- 10/16/20
The Last Time I Lied (Riley Sager) -- 10/17/20
The Sentence is Death (Anthony Horowitz) -- 10/18/20
The Sandman: The Dream Hunters (Neil Gaiman) -- 10/18/20
The Tigers in the Tower (Julia Golding) -- 10/20/20
Ghost Wood Song (Erica Waters) -- 10/21/20
Solutions and Other Problems (Allie Brosh) -- 10/22/20
The Martian Chronicles (Ray Bradbury) -- 10/23/20
The Tea Master and the Detective (Aliette de Bodard) -- 10/24/20
Secrets of Camp Whatever Vol. 1 (Chris Grine) -- 10/24/20
Love Your Life (Sophie Kinsella) -- 10/24/20
The Ghost Bride (Yangsze Choo) -- 10/25/20
The Turn of the Screw (Henry James) -- 10/26/20
His Bride for the Taking (Tessa Dare) -- 10/27/20
The Lion in Winter (James Goldman) -- 10/27/20
The Fire Never Goes Out: A Memoir in Pictures (Noelle Stevenson) -- 10/28/20
Cemetery Boys (Aiden Thomas) -- 10/28/20
The Visitor (K.A. Applegate) -- 10/29/20
Final Girls (Riley Sager) -- 10/29/20
Find Layla: A Novel (Meg Elison) -- 10/30/20
And Then There Were None (Agatha Christie) -- 10/31/20
About Love: A Series of Poems and Short Stories (Marlie Clarke) -- 11/1/20
The Phantom of the Opera (Varga Tomi) -- 11/1/20
Written in the Stars (Alexandria Bellefleur) -- 11/4/20
La Magnifique Grande Scène, Vol. 1 (Cuvie) -- 11/7/20
The Haunting of Beatrix Greene Episode 1 (Rachel Hawkins, et al.) -- 11/8/20
Thirsty Mermaids (Kat Leyh) -- 11/14/20
In the Woods (Tana French) -- 11/14/20
The Betrayals (Bridget Collins) -- 11/14/20
For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday (Sarah Ruhl) -- 11/15/20
The Searcher (Tana French) -- 11/15/20
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Vol. 3: Squirrel, You Really Got Me Now (Ryan North and Erica Henderson) -- 11/15/20
I Met a Traveller in an Antique Land (Connie Willis) -- 11/16/20
The Encounter (K.A. Applegate) -- 11/17/20
Natalie Tan's Book of Luck and Fortune (Roselle Lim) -- 11/20/20
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue (V.E. Schwab) -- 11/21/20
The Likeness (Tana French) -- 11/24/20



DNF
Never Say No
The Scapegracers
The Poppy & the Rose

***
TBR

The Book of Two Ways
Deadly Curious
The Devil and the Dark Water
These Violent Delights
Vis and Ramin
Strange the Dreamer
How to Catch a Queen


message 2: by Roxana (last edited Sep 26, 2020 04:14PM) (new)

Roxana (luminate) | 429 comments SEPTEMBER

1. First Day of Fall

a. Read a book that contains a 2 in the page number: Destination Wedding (Diksha Basu)
b. Read a book published in September, October, or November: Piranesi
c. Read a book in which a significant even takes place at night: I'll Be the One (Lyla Lee)


2. National Read a Book Day

a. Read a book by a new-to-you author: Mutiny on the Spanish Main: HMS Hermione and the Royal Navy's Revenge (Angus Konstam)
A Pretty Deceit (Anna Lee Huber)
c. Read a book that can be read in one day: Lumberjanes, Vol. 15: Birthday Smarty (Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh, & AnnaMarie Rogers)


3. Fall or Autumn?

a. Read a book whose title starts with a letter in FALL or AUTUMN: Legendborn (Tracy Deonn)
b. Read a book by an author whose first or last name starts with A or F: Darius the Great Deserves Better (Adib Khorram)
c. Read a book that shows leaves on the cover: The Once and Future Witches (Alix E. Harrow)


4. September Birthday: Shel Silverstein

a. Read a humorous book: The Year Shakespeare Ruined My Life (Dani Jansen)
b. Read a book written between 1930 and 1999: Cards on the Table (Agatha Christie)
c. Read a book by an author named Sue or with a character named Sue (reasonable variations like Susan, Susanne, or Suzette are allowed): Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (Susanna Clarke)


message 3: by Roxana (last edited Oct 24, 2020 05:56PM) (new)

Roxana (luminate) | 429 comments OCTOBER

1. Pumpkin Spice Everything

a. Read a book that has orange on the cover: We Were Restless Things (Cole Nagamatsu)
b. Read a book whose title starts with a letter in SPICE: The Sentence is Death (Anthony Horowitz)
c. Read a book in which food plays a role in the book: Simmer Down (Sarah Smith)


2. October Birthday: R.L. Stine

a. Read a children's or YA book: The Tigers in the Tower (Julia Golding)
b. Read a book in which the title starts with a letter in GOOSEBUMPS: Behold a Fair Woman (Francis Duncan)
c. Read a book by R.L. Stine or Ray Bradbury: The Martian Chronicles (Ray Bradbury)


3. World Mental Health Day

a. Read a book where one of the author's initials is found in MENTAL HEALTH: The Murder on the Links (Agatha Christie)
b. Read a book featuring a healthcare worker: Murder Is Easy (Agatha Christie)
c. Read a book featuring a character who struggles with their mental health: Death on the Nile (Agatha Christie)


4. Halloween

a. Read a horror book: Ring Shout (P. Djèlí Clark)
b. Read a book in which the main character has a disguise: The Invasion (K.A. Applegate & Chris Grine)
c. Read a book that won or was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award or the Shirley Jackson Award: The Sandman: The Dream Hunters (Neil Gaiman)


message 4: by Roxana (last edited Nov 26, 2020 12:26AM) (new)

Roxana (luminate) | 429 comments NOVEMBER

1. National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day

a. Read a book that has brown on the cover: In the Woods (Tana French)
b. Read a book featuring a main character whose name starts with a letter in HERSHEYS: Written in the Stars (Alexandria Bellefleur)
c. Read a book featuring an eccentric ("nutty") character: The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Vol. 3: Squirrel, You Really Got Me Now (Ryan North and Erica Henderson) -- how could I resist the nutty pun possibilities??


2. November for Beginners

a. Read a book whose title features at least one word that is mentioned in the poem (word must be 4 letters or longer): The Likeness (Tana French) -- "like"
b. Read a collection of poetry or a book written in verse: About Love: A Series of Poems and Short Stories (Marlie Clarke)
c. Read a book by an author who won or was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Award, NAACP Image Award, or a National Book Award: For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday (Sarah Ruhl)


3. But it's spring?

a. Read a book with a green or yellow cover: The Searcher (Tana French)
b. Read a book whose author's initials can be found in the phrase SMELL LIKE DIRT: Natalie Tan's Book of Luck and Fortune (Roselle Lim)
c. Read a book found on one of the relevant lists.

4. November Birthday: C.S. Lewis and Madeleine L'Engle

a. Read a fantasy novel: Thirsty Mermaids (Kat Leyh)
b. Read a book with religious themes: The Betrayals (Bridget Collins)
c. Read a book written by either C.S. Lewis or Madeleine L'Engle.


message 5: by Roxana (last edited Sep 26, 2020 07:31PM) (new)

Roxana (luminate) | 429 comments I'm going to try to do as many prompts as I can, but call it a win if I get one from each category for each month. So, some ideas for September--

1. First Day of Fall

a. Read a book that contains a 2 in the page number. -- Destination Wedding (done)
b. Read a book published in September, October, or November. -- Piranesi (done)
c. Read a book in which a significant even takes place at night. -- I'll Be the One (done)


2. National Read a Book Day

a. Read a book by a new-to-you author. -- Mutiny on the Spanish Main (done)
b. Read a book that is the next in a series you've already started. -- A Pretty Deceit (done)
c. Read a book that can be read in one day. -- Lumberjanes vol. 15 (done)


3. Fall or Autumn?

a. Read a book whose title starts with a letter in FALL or AUTUMN. -- Legendborn (done)
b. Read a book by an author whose first or last name starts with A or F. -- Darius the Great Deserves Better (done)
c. Read a book that shows leaves on the cover. -- The Once and Future Witches (done)


4. September Birthday: Shel Silverstein

a. Read a humorous book. -- The Year Shakespeare Ruined My Life (done)
b. Read a book written between 1930 and 1999. -- Cards on the Table (done)
c. Read a book by an author named Sue or with a character named Sue (reasonable variations like Susan, Susanne, or Suzette are allowed.) -- Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell (done)


Remaining:
none! wooo~


message 6: by Roxana (last edited Sep 26, 2020 07:32PM) (new)

Roxana (luminate) | 429 comments October Ideas/Notes


1. Pumpkin Spice Everything

a. Read a book that has orange on the cover. -- Written in the Stars or We Were Restless Things
b. Read a book whose title starts with a letter in SPICE. -- Cemetery Boys
c. Read a book in which food plays a role in the book. -- Simmer Down


2. October Birthday: R.L. Stine

a. Read a children's or YA book. -- The Tigers in the Tower
b. Read a book in which the title starts with a letter in GOOSEBUMPS. -- Ghost Wood Song
c. Read a book by R.L. Stine or Ray Bradbury. -- The Martian Chronicles


3. World Mental Health Day

a. Read a book where one of the author's initials is found in MENTAL HEALTH. -- The Midnight Library
b. Read a book featuring a healthcare worker. -- don't know yet, possibly The Midnight Bargain
c. Read a book featuring a character who struggles with their mental health. -- don't know yet


4. Halloween

a. Read a horror book. -- Ring Shout
b. Read a book in which the main character has a disguise. -- don't know yet
c. Read a book that won or was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award or the Shirley Jackson Award. -- The Sandman: The Dream Hunters


message 7: by Roxana (last edited Oct 28, 2020 10:43PM) (new)

Roxana (luminate) | 429 comments November Ideas/Notes

1. National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day

a. Read a book that has brown on the cover.
b. Read a book featuring a main character whose name starts with a letter in HERSHEYS.
c. Read a book featuring an eccentric ("nutty") character. -- Broken Homes


2. November for Beginners

a. Read a book whose title features at least one word that is mentioned in the poem (word must be 4 letters or longer). -- Nothing Like I Imagined (like) or
b. Read a collection of poetry or a book written in verse. -- my friend's friend's collection
c. Read a book by an author who won or was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Award, NAACP Image Award, or a National Book Award.


3. But it's spring?

a. Read a book with a green or yellow cover. -- How to Catch a Queen
b. Read a book whose author's initials can be found in the phrase SMELL LIKE DIRT. -- Roselle Lim
c. Read a book found on one of the relevant lists.

4. November Birthday: C.S. Lewis and Madeleine L'Engle

a. Read a fantasy novel.
b. Read a book with religious themes.
c. Read a book written by either C.S. Lewis or Madeleine L'Engle.


message 8: by Roxana (new)

Roxana (luminate) | 429 comments November for Beginners options:
THAT
Not That Kind of Guy
That Inevitable Victorian Thing
All's Well That Ends Well
The One That Got Away
The Dust That Falls From Dreams

LIKE
Mindy Kaling's new one
Sing Like No One's Listening
A Lot Like Christmas


SIGH
Sigh, Gone


BEING
Loryn Brantz's book
The Book of Imaginary Beings


STACK
The Bedlam Stacks


BURNING
Burning Girls and Other Stories
A Shadow Bright and Burning


MAKING
some nf

MUSIC
Ishiguro's Nocturnes
A Little Night Music
any nf with "musical" in the title


DOWN
They All Fall Down
Down and Across
The Sun Down Motel
Burn Our Bodies Down


PAST
American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin

RISE
The Sun Also Rises
She Rises


LIGHT
To the Lighthouse
Sister Light, Sister Dark
The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree
Warlight
Ghost Light
Woven in Moonlight


SECRET
Loryn Brantz again
Word by Word
The Secret Life of the American Musical
The Girl With the Sweetest Secret
The Secrets We Kept


LINE
Outline
The Line of Beauty
The Line Upon a Wind


WHEN
When We Were Alive
When Life Gives You Lemons Instead of Lattes
When We Were Orphans
When You Wish Upon a Rogue


COMES
Down Comes the Night


SAIL
Sails on the Horizon
nf about scurvy
ok any of my nf about sailing tbh



WIND
No Wind of Blame
The Shadow of the Wind

WITH
Chicken with Plums
A Room with a View
Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me
The Trouble with Hating You


YOUR
Not Your Sidekick
If I Had Your Face
This Is All Your Fault
Surrender Your Sons


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