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Misty | 247 comments 1.✅ A book with a title that doesn't contain the letters A, T or Y:
Wonder by RJ Palacio

2. A book by an author whose last name is one syllable:
Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad

3.✅ A book that you are prompted to read because of something you read in 2019
Eleven on TopEleven on Top by Janet Evanovich

4. ✅A book set in a place or time that you wouldn't want to live:
Allegiant by Veronica Roth

5. ✅The first book in a series that you have not started:
The Quest Begins by Erin Hunter

6. ✅A book with a mode of transportation on the cover:
The Institute by Stephen King

7. A book set in the southern hemisphere

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

9. A book that can be read in a day

10.✅ A book that is between 400-600 pages:
Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

11.✅ A book originally published in a year that is a prime number
Black Girl Lost by Donald Goines

12.✅ A book that is a collaboration between 2 or more people:
Avalanche Alert by Jan Burchett and Sara Vogler

13.✅ A prompt from a previous Around the Year in 52 Books challenge (Link) (2016 List – Next book in a series you are reading):
The Death Cure by James Dashner

14. A book by an author on the Abe List of 100 Essential Female Writers (link)
Saving Fish From Drowning by Amy Tan

15.✅ A book set in a global city: (Singapore)
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

16.✅ A book set in a rural or sparsely populated area:
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski

17. A book with a neurodiverse character

18. A book by an author you've only read once before
Star Wars Galaxy's Edge: Black Spire by Delilah S. Dawson

19.✅ A fantasy book
The Last Battle by C. S. Lewis

20. The 20th book [on your TBR, in a series, by an author, on a list, etc.]:
Hearts in Atlantis by Stephen King

21. A book related to Maximilian Hell, the noted astronomer and Jesuit Priest who was born in 1720

22.✅ A book with the major theme of survival:
Insurgent by Veronica Roth

23.✅ A book featuring an LGBTQIA+ character or by an LGBTQIA+ author
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson

24.✅ A book with an emotion in the title:
Joy in the Morning by P. G. Wodehouse

25. ✅A book related to the arts:
The Heart of a Woman: The Life and Music of Florence B. Price by Rae Linda Brown

26. A book from the 2019 Goodreads Choice Awards

27.✅ A history or historical fiction:
The Women's West by Susan H. Armitage

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

29. An underrated book, a hidden gem or a lesser known book

30. A book from the New York Times '100 Notable Books' list for any year

31. A book inspired by a leading news story

32. A book related to the 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Japan

33. A book about a non-traditional family

34.✅ A book from a genre or sub genre that starts with a letter in your name:
Mabel Daniels: An American Composer in Transition by Maryann McCabe

35. A book with a geometric pattern or element on the cover

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

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

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

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

40.✅ A book with a place name in the title:
Shakespeare's Counselor by Charlaine Harris

41.✅ A mystery:
Shakespeare's Trollop by Charlaine Harris

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

43. A book related to one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse

44. A book related to witches

45.✅ A book by the same author who wrote one of your best reads in 2019 or 2018
The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King

46.✅ A book about an event or era in history taken from the Billy Joel song "We Didn't Start the Fire":
Animal Farm by George Orwell

47. A classic book you've always meant to read
Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery

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
The Dead Sea Cipher by Elizabeth Peters

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

52. A book related to time


message 2: by Misty (last edited Nov 21, 2020 09:16AM) (new)


message 3: by Misty (new)

Misty | 247 comments I have had a hard time carving out much time for reading with everyone at home and kids on remote learning, so I've been listening to a lot of audiobooks. I love Wodehouse books, and I got Joy in the Morning as one of their free books. It's been a while since I lived in Jeeves' world, and I really enjoyed this book.


message 4: by Misty (new)

Misty | 247 comments Finished Avalanche Alert with my kiddos. It's a short book, but it was cute. It fit into one of the prompts, so..... :)


message 5: by Misty (new)

Misty | 247 comments Leaving a note to make sure and update the first and second posts with Avalanche Alert when Goodreads isn't screwing up. Hmph.


message 6: by Misty (new)

Misty | 247 comments Black Girl Lost was a free book on Audible. I had never heard of Donald Goines. Sondra's life is tragic. The book is tragic. It's a good look at someone in a very bad situation who never has a decent role model. Sometimes the descriptions are a little flat, but the story itself is not. The characters are interesting and complicated. It's a good read, and I'm glad I found it. I'm going to read some of his other books.


message 7: by Misty (new)

Misty | 247 comments I started reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo last year - well, I was listening to it on audio. I found it on CD for $6 at a used bookstore. Then the vehicle I was listening to it in broke down. It was so old that we decided to donate it and get a new vehicle. The connection to the battery was damaged, so I couldn't get the CD out. We finally donated the vehicle, and I found my hard copy of the book, so I picked it up again! :) It was such a captivating book. I'm really glad I finished it.


message 8: by Misty (new)

Misty | 247 comments Oh man - I started reading The Story of Edgar Sawtelle so long ago! It has a recommendation by Stephen King - who I love - so I thought, why not? Ugh. Because it's freaking horrible is why not. But, it's done. That's the only good thing I can say about that stupid book.


message 9: by Misty (new)

Misty | 247 comments Bazaar of Bad Dreams fits into prompt #45. I'm a huge King aficionado! :)


message 10: by Misty (new)

Misty | 247 comments Stephanie Plum books are a delicious treat for me. They're just fun and make me laugh. I finished Eleven on Top this week.


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