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message 1: by Allie (last edited Mar 28, 2015 09:19AM) (new)

Allie 1. a book with more than 500 pages: Outlander Completed 02/01/15
2. a romance: Nicholas: Lord of Secrets Completed 01/28/15
3. a book that became a movie: Atonement (Temporarily abandoned)
4. a book published this year: Owl and the Japanese Circus Completed 01/26/15
5. a book with a number in the title: Just One of the Guys Completed 01/30/15
6. a book written by someone under 30: P.S. I Love You Completed 02/19/15
7. a book with nonhuman characters: Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH Completed 02/18/15
8. a funny book: The Spellman Files Completed 02/22/15
9. a book by a female author: Static Completed 02/27/15
10. a mystery or thriller: Cape Refuge Completed 03/12/15
11. a book with a one-word title: Fluency Completed 03/20/15
12. a book of short stories: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: And Other Stories Completed 03/27/15
13. a book set in a different country: Out
14. a nonfiction book: Why Your Weirdness Is Wonderful: Embrace Your Quirks & Live Your Strengths
15. a popular author's first book: The Mysterious Affair at Styles
16. a book from your favorite author that you haven't read yet: Magic Rises
17. a book a friend recommended: The Duchess War
18. a Pulitzer-prize winning book: The Color Purple
19. a book based on a true story: The Monster of Florence
20. a book at the bottom of your to read list: A World I Never Made
21. a book your mom or dad loves: The Firm
22. a book that scares you: The Fellowship of the Ring (Okay, not "scary," per se, but I do fear I'll be bored to tears.)
23. a book more than 100 years old: Sons and Lovers
24. a book based entirely on its cover: These Broken Stars
25. a book you were supposed to read in school but didn't: Silas Marner
26. a memoir: The Water Is Wide: A Memoir
27. a book you can finish in a day
28. a book with antonyms in the title: Sense and Sensibility
29. a book set somewhere you've always wanted to visit: Death in the English Countryside
30. a book that came out the year you were born: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
31. a book with bad reviews: The Grave Gourmet
32. a trilogy (the first): Little Women
33. a trilogy (the second): Little Men
34. a trilogy (the third): Jo's Boys
35. a book from your childhood: A Wrinkle in Time
36. a book with a love triangle: Beautiful Disaster
37. a book set in the future
38. a book set in high school: Forget You
39. a book with a color in the title: The Blue-Ribbon Jalapeno Society Jubilee
40. a book that made/makes you cry
41. a book with magic: Beguilement
42. a graphic novel
43. a book by an author you've never read before
44. a book you own but have never read: The Spirit Thief
45. a book that takes place in your hometown: The Chase (note to self: on scribd)
46. a book that was originally written in another language: Veronika Decides to Die
47. a book set during Christmas (or similar holiday)
48. a book written by an author with your same initials: The Probable Future
49. a play: King John
50. a banned book
51. a book based on OR turned into a tv show
52. a book you started but never finished: Northanger Abbey


message 2: by Cait (new)

Cait (clickcait) | 480 comments That's a good start. I'll be interested to see what else you add to your list. :-)

Good luck with the challenge.


message 3: by Yasmina (new)

Yasmina | 74 comments I just love Veronica Decides to Die, though it is not my favorite for Paulo! I hope you will enjoy it! Happy reading!


message 4: by Allie (new)

Allie I'm really looking forward to this one. :) I've had it sitting, unread, on my shelf for far too long.

If you had to pick a favorite Coelho, which one would it be?


message 5: by Yasmina (last edited Jan 22, 2015 01:29AM) (new)

Yasmina | 74 comments My favorite is Brida!
But still I have his latest too books – Adultery and Manuscript Found in Accra – sitting on the shelves waiting to be read! So I squeezed them into the challenge for weeks 36 and 45, respectively, maybe one of them will turn out to be my next favorite! Especially Manuscript Found in Accra since it takes place in my Hometown :)


message 6: by Marah (new)

Marah (eyreo) We have three books that are the same on our list so far. Outlander, Atonement, and P.S. I love you.
P.S. I love you was kind of slow moving at first, but it picks up. I liked how the author wrapped the story up. There were moments when I had to put the book down and I could feel my heart breaking for the character. I hope you like it!

You've got some great books on here so far. Good luck!


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