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message 1: by Maria (last edited Feb 01, 2015 05:27AM) (new)

Maria | 39 comments I have found this group at the beginning of January, but I am posting this only now because I had the exams and didn't have time before.

1. a book with more than 500 pages - The Book Thief
2. a romance - Me Before You
3. a book that became a movie - Serena
4. a book published this year - Panic
5. a book with a number in the title - Nineteen Eighty-Four COMPLETED
6. a book written by someone under 30 - Before I Go To Sleep
7. a book with nonhuman characters - Howl's Moving Castle
8. a funny book - Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened
9. a book by a female author - The Girl on the Train
10. a mystery or thriller - Reconstructing Amelia
11. a book with a one-word title - Unspoken
12. a book of short stories - Stories by O. Henry
13. a book set in a different country - Everyone Worth Knowing
14. a nonfiction book - Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned"
15. a popular author's first book - Into the Darkest Corner
16. a book from your favorite author that you haven't read yet - The Casual Vacancy COMPLETED
17. a book a friend recommended - Will Grayson, Will Grayson
18. a Pulitzer-prize winning book - The Hours
19. a book based on a true story - Girl, Interrupted
20. a book at the bottom of your to read list - More Than This
21. a book your mom loves - Rose Madder
22. a book that scares you - Coraline
23. a book more than 100 years old - Far from the Madding Crowd
24. a book based entirely on its cover - The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
25. a book you were supposed to read in school but didn't - Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District
26. a memoir - What Daddy Did: The Shocking True Story of a Little Girl Betrayed
27. a book you can finish in a day - Lies My Girlfriend Told Me
28. a book with antonyms in the title - Big Little Lies
29. a book set somewhere you've always wanted to visit - Speak
New York! Yayy
30. a book that came out the year you were born - The Virgin Suicides
31. a book with bad reviews - Marly's Ghost
32. a trilogy (Altered)
33. a trilogy (Erased)
34. a trilogy (Reborn)
35. a book from your childhood - Lord of the Flies
36. a book with a love triangle - The Infinite Sea
I hate love triangles.
37. a book set in the future - The 5th Wave
38. a book set in high school - The S-Word
39. a book with a color in the title - The Silver Linings Playbook
40. a book that made/makes you cry - The Collector
41. a book with magic - Grimm's Fairy Tales
42. a graphic novel - Vampire Knight, Vol. 1
43. a book by an author you've never read before - We Were Liars
44. a book you own but have never read - The Sky is Everywhere
45. a book that takes place in your hometown - this book probably doesn’t exist
46. a book that was originally written in another language -Doctor Zhivago
47. a book set during Christmas (or similar holiday) - A Christmas Carol
48. a book written by an author with your same initials - The Good Girl
49. a play - The Duchess of Malfi and Other Plays
50. a banned book - Lady Chatterley's Lover
51. a book based on OR turned into a tv show - Sharp Objects
52. a book you started but never finished - The Color Purple COMPLETED

message 2: by Laura, Mod (new)

Laura | 599 comments Mod
I'm reading Me Before You right now and it's amazing. It looks like we're sharing a lot of the same books! I'm also reading Serena next for week 3. I usually get my books through my library's ebook collection but there's a pretty long hold list for that one. I might try out Oyster just for the free trial (if you also use ebooks, you look into it!)

message 3: by Cait (new)

Cait (clickcait) | 480 comments Looks like a good list. Good luck with the challenge. :-)

message 4: by Maria (last edited Jan 30, 2015 05:37AM) (new)

Maria | 39 comments Cait, thanks:) Good luck to you too. What are you reading now?

Laura, I cannot wait to start reading Me Before You. I am really excited about the book. The description reminded me of Jane Eyer. Have you seen the movie (Serena)? I don't like ebooks. I borrow all the books from my local library:)

message 5: by Cait (new)

Cait (clickcait) | 480 comments I'm about halfway through Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea this week. I wasn't sure I was going to enjoy it at first but I'm really into it now.

How are you getting on with this week's read?

message 6: by Maria (last edited Jan 30, 2015 01:25PM) (new)

Maria | 39 comments I finished the Nineteen Eighty-Four today.

message 7: by Cait (new)

Cait (clickcait) | 480 comments How did you find it?

It's been quite a while since I read it and I found it kind of disturbing but couldn't put it down!

message 8: by Ana A (new)

Ana A (anabana_a) | 414 comments The Thirteenth Tale! It does have a lovely cover, but the contents are lovelier. I get excited when people choose books that are my favorite.

Good luck with your list!

message 9: by Maria (new)

Maria | 39 comments Cait, I also found it very disturbing. What did the author want to say? That people can become so self-centred and selfish that they would be ready to sell their children to save themselves? I refuse to believe that this is possible.

Ana, thank you:)

message 10: by Laura, Mod (new)

Laura | 599 comments Mod
I actually stopped reading Serena. It's written sort of poetic and is a little hard to follow with the characters. It may be because I'm in grad school so I'm already required to read a ton. But I just couldn't get my brain wrapped around it. Ha. So I switched to "If I Stay". It's also possible that I loved Me Before You so much that any book after it was destined to be disliked.

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