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message 1: by Deedee (last edited Jan 28, 2015 08:07AM) (new)

Deedee | 22 comments 1.
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Yeah! It worked!

I'll put a ✔ next to the ones I've completed.


Timeframe:

January 19, 2015 to January 18, 2016


message 2: by Deedee (last edited Apr 15, 2015 01:08AM) (new)

Deedee | 22 comments Please Please Me
✔ “I Saw Her Standing There” - Read a book by a female author
Beatle Meets Destiny (2009) by Gabrielle Williams (04/07/15)
“Misery” - Read a sad story
“Anna (Go to Him)” - Read a book with a female name in the title
“Chains” - Read a book about slavery/with slavery as a theme AND/OR a book set in a prison
“Boys” - Read a book with a male’s name in the title
“Ask Me Why” - Read a book with the word WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE or WHY in the title
“Please Please Me” - Read a book with a duplicated word in the title
“Love Me Do” - Read a love story
✔ “P.S. I Love You” - Read a book with a subtitle
Clever Maids: The Secret History of the Grimm Fairy Tales (2004) by Valerie Paradiz (03/02/15)
“Baby It’s You” - Read a book about childhood OR a book you loved as a child
“Do You Want to Know a Secret” - Read a book in which a secret is revealed AND/OR a mystery
“A Taste of Honey” - Read a book where food is the central theme OR is in the title of the book
✔ “There’s a Place” - Read a book that has a location in the title
The Fires of Vesuvius: Pompeii Lost and Found (2008) by Mary Beard (04/15/15)
“Twist and Shout” - Read a book about abuse or where abuse/abusive family is the main theme

The Fires of Vesuvius Pompeii Lost and Found by Mary Beard Beatle Meets Destiny by Gabrielle Williams Clever Maids The Secret History of the Grimm Fairy Tales by Valerie Paradiz


message 3: by Deedee (last edited Jul 27, 2015 11:38PM) (new)

Deedee | 22 comments With the Beatles
✔“It Won’t Be Long” - Read a book that is less than 200 pages
Water Song: A Retelling of "The Frog Prince" (Once Upon A Time Fairytales) (2006) by Suzanne Weyn (02/14/15)
“All I’ve Got to Do” - Read a book that has been on you TBR list for more than a year
“All My Loving” - Read a book by your favourite author
“Don’t Bother Me” - Read a book in one sitting/one day/one weekend
✔“Little Child” - Read a children’s or YA book
Cloaked (2011) by Alex Flinn (Goodreads Author) (Hardcover, 341 pages) (03/12/15)
✔“Till There Was You” - Read a story of lost love
Just One Day (Just One Day #1) (2013) by Gayle Forman (Goodreads Author) (Paperback, 369 pages) (07/28/15)
“Please Mister Postman” - Read a book written in letter form AND/OR a book with a specific title in the location
✔“Roll Over Beethoven” - Read a book where the main character is a musician OR a book about music
::the main character is a musician::
Born to Exile (Tales of Alaric the Minstrel #1) (1978) by Phyllis Eisenstein (Paperback, 251 pages)
“Hold Me Tight” - Read a book you would never ever give away
“You Really Got a Hold on Me” - Read a book about addiction or where addiction is the main focus
“I Wanna Be Your Man” - Read a Man Booker Prize-winner
“Not a Second Time” - Re-read a book
"Devil in her Heart" - Read a book that centers around evil or the devil
✔“Money (That’s What I Want)” - Read a book about economics or finance
The Next America: Boomers, Millennials, and the Looming Generational Showdown (2014) by Paul Taylor and Pew Research Center (Hardcover, 280 pages) (01/25/15)



Water Song A Retelling of "The Frog Prince" (Once Upon a Time Fairytales) by Suzanne Weyn Cloaked by Alex Flinn Just One Day (Just One Day, #1) by Gayle Forman Born to Exile by Phyllis Eisenstein The Next America Boomers, Millennials, and the Looming Generational Showdown by Paul Taylor


message 4: by Deedee (last edited Feb 06, 2015 06:26PM) (new)

Deedee | 22 comments A Hard Day’s Night
“A Hard Day’s Night” - Read a book that has been made into a movie
“I Should Have Known Better” - Read a book from an adult's point of view looking back over their childhood
“If I Fell” - Read a book by one of your favorite authors
✔“I’m Happy Just to Dance with You” - Read a book about dancing – fiction or nonfiction
The Girls at the Kingfisher Club (2014) by Genevieve Valentine (Hardcover, 277 pages) (02/03/15)
“Tell Me Why” - Read a memoir
“Can’t Buy Me Love” - Buy a book and read it immediately
“Any Time at All” - Read a book that has lasted the test of time, is appropriate throughout the ages, appeals to YA and adult, et cetera
“I’ll Cry Instead” - Read a sad story
“Things We Said Today” - Read a book of letters AND/OR read a current events book, magazine(5pts) or journal(5pts)
“When I Get Home” - Read a book about home or family dynamics
“You Can’t Do That” - Read a banned book
“I’ll Be Back” - Read a book that has been re-written from another character’s perspective (exp. Ahab’s Wife, Finn, etc.)


The Girls at the Kingfisher Club by Genevieve Valentine


message 5: by Deedee (last edited Apr 05, 2015 11:42AM) (new)

Deedee | 22 comments Beatles for Sale
“No Reply” - Read a book where disappointment is a key focus AND/OR Read a book by an author who has published only one book
“I’m a Loser” - Read a book in which the main character is an outcast
✔“Baby’s in Black” - Read a book with a color in the title
The Ghost in the Electric Blue Suit (2013) by Graham Joyce (04/05/15)
“Rock and Roll Music” - Read a book that shares its name with a song title
“I’ll Follow the Sun” - Read a book about the weather AND/OR read a self-improvement book
✔ “Mr. Moonlight” - Read a book about someone who works a second job
Nanny by day, model for a painter by night
A Fair Maiden (2010) by Joyce Carol Oates (02/12/15)
✔ “Kansas City/Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey” - Read a book with a repeat word in the title
Dust to Dust(Prophecy #1) (2009) by Heather Graham (04/03/15)
“Eight Days a Week” - Read a book with a number in the title
“Words of Love” - Read a book of poetry
“Honey Don’t“ - Read a book from the banned book list
✔ “Every Little Thing” - Read a book of short stories
Bobcat and Other Stories (2013) by Rebecca Lee (02/12/15)
“I Don’t Want to Spoil the Party” - Read a book centering around conformity
“What You’re Doing” - Read a book about a profession you find interesting and that you wish you were doing
“Everybody’s Trying to Be My Baby” - Read a book centering around dating

The Ghost in the Electric Blue Suit by Graham Joyce A Fair Maiden by Joyce Carol Oates Dust to Dust (Prophecy #1) by Heather Graham Bobcat and Other Stories by Rebecca Lee


message 6: by Deedee (last edited May 07, 2015 09:20PM) (new)

Deedee | 22 comments Help!
“Help!” - Read a how-to or technical book OR create a poll and have the other Sidebarians help select your next read
“The Night Before” - Read a book centering around anticipation
“You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away” - Read a book about secrets
“I Need You” - Read a book about something you cannot live without
“Another Girl” - Read a book with two female main characters
“You’re Going to Lose That Girl” - Read a book where cheating is a focus
“Ticket to Ride” - Read a book about travel (fiction or non-fiction)
“Act Naturally “ - Read a book about the environment
✔ “It’s Only Love” - Read a book that received a 5-star rating from a fellow TNBBC member
The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror (Pine Cove #3) by Christopher Moore (01/29/15)
“You Like Me Too Much” - Read a book about unrequited love
“Tell Me What You See” - Read a travelogue book
“I’ve Just Seen a Face” - Read a book with a body part in the title
✔“Yesterday” - Read a historical (non-fiction) book
When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940-1944 (2014) by Ronald C. Rosbottom (Hardcover, 480 pages) (05/07/15)
“Dizzy Miss Lizzy” - Read a lesser-known book by a well-known author


The Stupidest Angel A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror by Christopher Moore When Paris Went Dark The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940-1944 by Ronald C. Rosbottom


message 7: by Deedee (last edited May 09, 2015 12:48AM) (new)

Deedee | 22 comments Rubber Soul
“Drive My Car” - Read a book about a road trip
✔“Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)” - Read a book by Haruki Murakami
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage (2013) by Haruki Murakami; translated by Philip Gabriel (Hardcover, 386 pages) (03/26/15)
✔“You Won’t See Me” - Read a book in which a character has a supernatural power
The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf (The Tribe #1) (2012) by Ambelin Kwaymullina (Goodreads Author) (Hardcover, 378 pages) (05/09/15)
“Nowhere Man” - Read a travelogue
✔ “Think for Yourself”- Read a book despite some negative reviews
Murder on the Eiffel Tower (Victor Legris #1) (2003) by Claude Izner; translated by Isabel Reid (Paperback, 292 pages) (04/30/15)
✔ “The Word” - Read a book with a one-word title
Persephone(Daughters of Zeus #1) (2012) by Kaitlin Bevis (Goodreads Author) (Kindle Edition, 203 pages) (01/23/15)
“Michelle” - Read a book that has a female name as its title (the title can only consist of the name)
“What Goes On” Read a book written by two or more collaborating authors
“Girl” - Read a book with the word "girl" in the title
✔“I’m Looking Through You” - Read a book about spirits/ghosts
Farewell, Dorothy Parker (Dorothy Parker #1) (2013) by Ellen Meister (Goodreads Author) (Hardcover, 308 pages) (03/19/15)
“In My Life” - Read a biography/autobiography/memoir
“Wait” - Read a book with the word stop in the title
“If I Needed Someone” - Read a book about a famous duo or book that revolves around two best friends
“Run for Your Life” - Read a book about a sport

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf by Ambelin Kwaymullina Murder on the Eiffel Tower by Claude Izner Persephone (Daughters of Zeus) by Kaitlin Bevis Farewell, Dorothy Parker by Ellen Meister


message 8: by Deedee (last edited Apr 24, 2015 12:53PM) (new)

Deedee | 22 comments SINGLE RELEASED IN 1965
"Day Tripper"
Read a book of travel writing near your home


Revolver
“Taxman” - Read a book about the economy/money
“Eleanor Rigby” - Read a book with a character in the title
“I’m Only Sleeping” - Read a bedtime story or a story set during the nigh time
“Love You To” - Read a book recommended by an author or a book that is listed as an author's favorite. (Book must not be written by the author. Book can also be an author recommendation.)
“Here, There and Everywhere” - Read a book with a punctuation mark in the title
✔ “Yellow Submarine” - Read a book with a color in the title
Blood Red(Elemental Masters #10)(2014) by Mercedes Lackey (Hardcover, 312 pages) (02/09/15)
“She Said She Said” - Read a book recommended by a female celebrity
“Good Day Sunshine” - Read a book with weather in the title (Rain, Sun, Clouds, Thunder, etc.)
“And Your Bird Can Sing” - Read a book with an animal in the title
✔ “For No One” - Read a book with only one word in the title
Next (2006) by Michael Crichton (Hardcover, 431 pages) (04/24/15)
“Doctor Robert” - Read a book that has a doctor as a main character/about a doctor or about something medical
“I Want to Tell You” - Read a book recommended by a friend
“Got to Get You into My Life” - Read a book about unrequited love
“Tomorrow Never Knows" - Read a book set in the future (of when it was written – ex. 1984)

Blood Red (Elemental Masters, #10) by Mercedes Lackey Next by Michael Crichton


message 9: by Deedee (last edited Jul 27, 2015 11:48PM) (new)

Deedee | 22 comments SINGLE RELEASED IN 1966
"Paperback Writer"
Read a paperback book


Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
“Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” - Read a tear-jerker or a very depressing book
“With a Little Help from My Friends” - ask someone to recommend you a book and read it.
“Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds” - Read a book where drugs/drug use is a central theme
“Getting Better” - read a book with Getting or Better in the title
“Fixing a Hole” - Read a how-to book
“She’s Leaving Home” - Read a coming of age story
“Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite” - Read a book about childhood
✔ “Within You Without You” - Read a book about a person with multiple personalities or a personality disorder
The Bird's Nest (1954) by Shirley Jackson (Paperback, Penguin Modern Classics, 272 pages)
✔ “When I’m Sixty-Four” - Read a book that's at least 64 years old
The Princess Casamassima (1886) by Henry James (Paperback, 608 pages) (07/09/15)
“Lovely Rita” - Read a book with Lovely or Rita in the title
“Good Morning Good Morning” - Read a book with Good or Morning in the title, OR a book with the same word twice in the title
“A Day in the Life” - Read a book where the main action happens within a 24-hour period AND/OR a historical fiction book

The Bird's Nest by Shirley Jackson The Princess Casamassima by Henry James


message 10: by Deedee (last edited Mar 15, 2015 06:50PM) (new)

Deedee | 22 comments Magical Mystery Tour
“Magical Mystery Tour” - Read a fantasy or mystery book -
“The Fool on the Hill “ - Read a book/play that includes a foolish character
“Flying” - Read a book with Flying in the title
“Blue Jay Way” - Read a book with birds or the word "bird" or a type of bird in the title
“Your Mother Should Know” - Read a book about a mother/child relationship or a book dedicated to a mother
“I Am the Walrus” - Read a book with an animal in the title
✔ “Hello, Goodbye” - Read a book about love gained and love lost AND/OR read a book written by an author who is now deceased
Love Gained and Love Lost:
Bitter Greens (2014) by Kate Forsyth (Goodreads Author) (Hardcover, 496 pages) (03/10/15)
“Strawberry Fields Forever” - Read a book with a type of food in the title
“Penny Lane” – Read a book written by an English author or set in England
“Baby, You’re a Rich Man” - Read a Pulitzer Prize-winner
✔ “All You Need is Love” - Read a romance or love story
Calypso Magic (Magic Trilogy #2) (1988) by Catherine Coulter (Goodreads Author) (Mass Market Paperback, 402 pages) (02/10/15)

Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth Calypso Magic (Magic Trilogy, #2) by Catherine Coulter


message 11: by Deedee (last edited Aug 14, 2015 08:55PM) (new)

Deedee | 22 comments The White Album
“Back in the USSR” - Read a book by a Russian author or set in Russia
“Dear Prudence” - Read a book of letters/written in letter form
“Glass Onion” - Read a book with Glass or Onion in the title
✔“Ob-La-Di, Ob-La,Da” - Read a book by an African author or set in Africa
Things Fall Apart (The African Trilogy #1) (1958) by Chinua Achebe (08/14/15)
“Wild Honey Pie” - Read a book with Wild, Honey, or Pie in the title
“The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill” - Read a book that is part of series
“While My Guitar Gently Weeps” - Read a tragedy/a book centering on tragedy
“Happiness is a Warm Gun” - Read a true crime/thriller/mystery novel
“Martha My Dear” - Read a book with a woman's name in the title
“I’m So Tired” - Read a book where illness is the main focus
“Blackbird” - Read a book about letting something go
“Piggies“ - Read a book about corporate greed
“Rocky Raccoon” - Read a book with alliteration in the title
✔“Don’t Pass Me By” - Read a book that has been on your TBR list for over a year
The Probable Future (2003) by Alice Hoffman (Paperback, 322 pages) (04/21/15)
“Why Don’t We Do It in the Road” - Read a sexy-time book
“I Will” - Read a book that you have found daunting in the past and have put off reading it
“Julia” - Read a book with a leading character named Julia or with Julia in the title

Things Fall Apart (The African Trilogy, #1) by Chinua Achebe The Probable Future by Alice Hoffman

(album 2)
“Birthday” - Read a book published in the year of your birth
“Yer Blues” - Read a book about depression or a book where the cover is the color blue
“Mother Nature’s Son” - Read a book about the environment
“Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey” - read a book that got a big ole secret in it
“Sexy Sadie” – Read an erotic book
“Helter Skelter” – Read a true crime book
“Long, Long, Long” – Read a trilogy, quartet or any series with at least three books
“Revolution 1” - Read a Banned Book
“Honey Pie” - Read a book about food
“Savoy Truffle” - Read a book with Savoy or Truffle in the title
“Cry Baby Cry” - Read a book about babies/birth
✔“Revolution 9” - Read a book with war as a central theme or that takes place during war time
American Civil War
Neverhome (2014) by Laird Hunt (Hardcover, 246 pages)(03/31/15)
“Good Night” - Read a book that takes place over the course of one night

Neverhome by Laird Hunt


message 12: by Deedee (last edited Jul 05, 2015 08:49PM) (new)

Deedee | 22 comments Yellow Submarine (1969)
✔“Only a Northern Song” - Read a book by a Canadian author
Stone Mattress: Nine Tales (2014) by Margaret Atwood (Goodreads Author) (Hardcover, 273 pages) (03/15/15)
“All Together Now” - Read one of the group reads or a book club read
“Hey Bulldog” - Read a book that has a main character with a dog as his/her sidekick or a book with a dog on the cover.
✔“It’s All Too Much” - Read a book over 700 pages
Little Dorrit (1857) by Charles Dickens (Paperback, 889 pages) (02/21/15)
“All You Need Is Love” - Read a book about religion, spirituality or religious controversies
“Pepperland” - Read a book set in India
✔“Sea of Time” - Read a book about time travel or in which time is a central element
11/22/63 by Stephen King (Hardback, 849 pages) (03/26/15)
“Sea of Holes” – Read a book set at sea
“Sea of Monsters” – Read a book with a monster, zombie or mythical creature (etc.) as a character
“March of the Meanies” - Read a book about the holocaust
✔“Pepperland Laid Waste” - Read a book about something nuclear or a post-apocalyptic book
Station Eleven (2014) by Emily St. John Mandel (Goodreads Author) (Hardcover, 336 pages) (05/25/15)
✔“Yellow Submarine in Pepperland” - Read a book with a color in the title
Black Powder War (Temeraire #3) (2006) by Naomi Novik


Stone Mattress Nine Tales by Margaret Atwood Little Dorrit (Penguin Classics) by Charles Dickens 11/22/63 by Stephen King Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel Black Powder War (Temeraire #3) by Naomi Novik


message 13: by Deedee (last edited Aug 02, 2015 07:00AM) (new)

Deedee | 22 comments Abbey Road (1969)
“Come Together” - Read a book at the same time as another TNBBC member
“Something” - Read a book about anything
✔ “Maxwell’s Silver Hammer” - Read a murder mystery
Murder on the Yellow Brick Road (Toby Peters #2) (1977) by Stuart M. Kaminsky (Hardcover, 197 pages) (03/19/15)
“Oh! Darling” - Read a book where the main character is an aristocrat
✔ “Octopus’s Garden” - Read a book with an animal in the title
Elephant Company: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II (2014) by Vicki Croke (Hardcover, 368 pages) (03/07/15)
“I Want You (She’s So Heavy)” - Read a book over 1000 pages
✔“Here Comes the Sun” - Read a book set in the summer or with the word summer in the title
Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence (2013) by Joseph J. Ellis (Hardcover, 240 pages) (07/16/15)
✔“Because” - Read something....just because
Yesterday's Kin (2014) by Nancy Kress (Goodreads Author) (Paperback, 192 pages)(03/29/15)
“You Never Give Me Your Money” - Read a book about business or government
“Sun King” - Read a book about the monarchy
“Mean Mr. Mustard” - Read a book about cooking
“Polythene Pam” - Read a book with the name Pam in the title or where Pam is a leading character
“She Came in Through the Bathroom Window” - Read a book about a secret love affair
✔“Golden Slumbers” - Read a book by an author who is deceased
Elmer Kelton| Died: August 22, 2009
Many a River (2008) by Elmer Kelton(Hardcover, 336 pages) (08/02/15)
“Carry That Weight” - Read a book centered on health, good eating, sport, fitness, etc
“The End”- Read a book with the word END in the title
✔ “Her Majesty” - Read a book about royalty (fiction or non-fiction)
Lady of the English (2011) by Elizabeth Chadwick (Goodreads Author) (Paperback, 514 pages)(02/23/15)

Murder on the Yellow Brick Road by Stuart M. Kaminsky Elephant Company The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II by Vicki Croke Revolutionary Summer The Birth of American Independence by Joseph J. Ellis Yesterday's Kin by Nancy Kress Many a River by Elmer Kelton Lady of the English by Elizabeth Chadwick


message 14: by Deedee (last edited Mar 29, 2015 07:37AM) (new)

Deedee | 22 comments LET IT BE (1970)
“Two of Us” - Read a book about a famous duo (can be fiction or non-fiction but the duo must be non-fiction)
“Dig a Pony” - Read a book with horses in it or the word "horse/pony" in the title
✔“Across the Universe” - Read a science fiction or fantasy book
Coming Home (Alex Benedict #7) (2014) by Jack McDevitt (Hardcover, 358 pages) (01/30/15)
✔ “I Me Mine” - Read a book with a pronoun in the title [ we ]
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves (2013) by Karen Joy Fowler (Hardcover, 310 pages) (03/29/15)
✔“Dig It” - Read a book on the NY Times Bestseller List
#2 Hardback Non-Fiction on February 01, 2015
Yes Please (2014) by Amy Poehler (Hardcover, 329 pages)(02/02/15)
“Let It Be” - Read a classic
“Maggie Mae” - Read a book thats title contains alliteration
“I’ve Got a Feeling” - Read a book of poetry
“One After 909” (Read a book over 909 pages)
“The Long and Winding Road” - Read a book over 900 pages
“For You Blue” - Read a book given to you as a gift
✔“Get Back” - Read a book you couldn’t finish
The Happiest People in the World: A Novel (2014) by Brock Clarke (Hardcover, 352 pages) (01/23/15)
"Free As a Bird" - Read a book of your choice
"Devil in her Heart - Read a book where the main character is evil, or actually the devil


Coming Home by Jack McDevitt We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler Yes Please by Amy Poehler The Happiest People in the World A Novel by Brock Clarke


message 15: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (tnbbc) | 10088 comments Mod
So cool Deedee.. How'd you get the checkmark?


message 16: by Luke (new)

Luke Ryan Lori, I think that it's an emoji on the iPhone. ✔️


message 17: by Deedee (new)

Deedee | 22 comments Lori wrote: "So cool Deedee.. How'd you get the checkmark?"

Believe it or not -- copy & paste works!

Don't have an iphone so I didn't know that :0)


message 18: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (tnbbc) | 10088 comments Mod
✔️ oooh sweet!


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