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message 1: by Kimberly (last edited Dec 16, 2015 06:58AM) (new)

Kimberly Mccune | 51 comments I am usually on goodreads via the iPad app, but it was hard to compile my list on a tablet. I'm finally on a computer, so here we go:

** = read

WEEKS & TOPICS


** 1. a book with more than 500 pages
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

** 2. a romance
Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquival

** 3. a book that became a movie
The Fault in Our Stars by John Greene

** 4. a book published this year
Yes Please by Amy Poehler

** 5. a book with a number in the title
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

** 6. a book written by someone under 30
Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer

** 7. a book with nonhuman characters
Cinder by Marissa Meyer

** 8. a funny book
Food: A Love Story by Jim Gaffigan

** 9. a book by a female author
Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned" by Lena Dunham

** 10. a mystery or thriller
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

11. a book with a one-word title
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

** 12. a book of short stories
Damage Control by Amber Dermont

** 13. a book set in a different country
Hanna's Daughters by Marianne Fredriksson

** 14. a nonfiction book
The Romanov Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra by Helen Rappaport

** 15. a popular author's first book
Carrie by Stephen King

** 16. a book from your favorite author that you haven't read yet
Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

** 17. a book a friend recommended
The Martian by Andy Weir

** 18. a Pulitzer-prize winning book
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

** 19. a book based on a true story
Princesses Behaving Badly: Real Stories from History Without the Fairy-Tale Endings by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

** 20. a book at the bottom of your to read list
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

** 21. a book your mom loves
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

** 22. a book that scares you
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

23. a book more than 100 years old
The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

** 24. a book based entirely on its cover
I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

25. a book you were supposed to read in school but didn't
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

** 26. a memoir
Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir by Jenny Lawson

** 27. a book you can finish in a day
Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened by Allie Brosh

** 28. a book with antonyms in the title
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

** 29. a book set somewhere you've always wanted to visit
Call the Nurse: True Stories of a Country Nurse on a Scottish Isle by Mary Macleod

** 30. a book that came out the year you were born (1986)
Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

** 31. a book with bad reviews
Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

32. a trilogy (the first)
The Fellowship of the Ring by J R R Tolkein

33. a trilogy (the second)
The Two Towers by J R R Tolkein

34. a trilogy (the third)
The Return of the King by J R R Tolkein

** 35. a book from your childhood
The Search for Delicious by Natalie Babbitt

** 36. a book with a love triangle
Euphoria by Lily King

37. a book set in the future
The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi

** 38. a book set in high school
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

** 39. a book with a color in the title
Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kerman

** 40. a book that made/makes you cry
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

** 41. a book with magic
The Magicians by Lev Grossman

** 42. a graphic novel
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel

** 43. a book by an author you've never read before
Still Alice by Lisa Genova

** 44. a book you own but have never read
1776 by David McCullough

** 45. a book that takes place in your hometown
A Death in the Family by James Agee

** 46. a book that was originally written in another language
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

** 47. a book set during Christmas (or similar holiday)
Skipping Christmas by John Grisham

48. a book written by an author with your same initials
Mother's Day Out by Karen MacInerney

49. a play
Next to Normal by Brian Yorkey

** 50. a banned book
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

** 51. a book based on OR turned into a tv show
The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas

** 52. a book you started but never finished
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern


message 2: by Cait (new)

Cait (clickcait) | 480 comments We've got some similar books on our lists, though some are in different places. We've got the same trilogy. :-)

Good luck with the challenge.


message 3: by Ana A (new)

Ana A (anabana_a) | 414 comments We have the same trilogy, too. I laughed at "A book that scares you". I read Middlesex for my first week and loved it. Hope you'll like it, too, and good luck.


message 4: by Deanna (new)

Deanna (anna4ce) I am just joining the challenge and looking for ideas for my list. I just finished Cinder by Marissa Meyer last night and I thought it was pretty good....good enough for me to get the 2nd book :)


message 5: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly Mccune | 51 comments Reminding myself to add Hanna's Daughters to week 13


message 6: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly Mccune | 51 comments I did some moving around and adjusting, based on what was available at my local library. I'm currently on #9, but I'm really looking forward to #14.


message 7: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly Mccune | 51 comments I was doing pretty good at reading the books in order, but I've had to deviate somewhat due to waitlists at my local library. I'm currently reading Scarlet, which isn't even on my reading challenge list, as I wait for Gone Girl and Hanna's Daughters. :-/


message 8: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly Mccune | 51 comments I can't decide which book to take to the beach with me this weekend: Gone Girl or The Casual Vacancy?


message 9: by Kaitlin (new)

Kaitlin | 8 comments gone girl is really good. it starts out a little slow but it picks up and the rest is good.


message 10: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly Mccune | 51 comments Gone Girl was an awesome read. Probably my favorite so far this year.


message 11: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly Mccune | 51 comments Reminder to myself to add Eleanor & Park to books set in high school.


.•*¨`*•✿ ✿•*¨`*•. Christine .•*¨`*•✿ ✿•*¨`*• I have Eleanor & Park for that week also. I'm a big jumper, so I read it already. It was really good.


message 13: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly Mccune | 51 comments The Martian was such a good, compelling story. I'm stuck on The Casual Vacancy so I'm moving onto Olive Kitteridge.


message 14: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly Mccune | 51 comments Reminder to myself to add Like Water for Elephants for a book my mom loves.


message 15: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly Mccune | 51 comments Add Fun Home to graphic novel


message 16: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly Mccune | 51 comments Add Let's Pretend This Never Happened to memoir


message 17: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly Mccune | 51 comments Add Let's Pretend This Never Happened to memoir


message 18: by Grace Meredith (new)

Grace Meredith (koreantrash) Hey, I'm reading The Romanov Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra by Helen Rappaport as well, for the nonfiction week. We should do a buddy read together!


message 19: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly Mccune | 51 comments Add Big Little Lies to antonyms


message 20: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly Mccune | 51 comments Add the house of mirth by Edith Wharton to 100+


message 21: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly Mccune | 51 comments Add Frankenstein to school book


message 22: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly Mccune | 51 comments I'll give you the sun for book based on cover


message 23: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly Mccune | 51 comments orange is the new black for a book with a color in the title


message 24: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly Mccune | 51 comments the windup girl for book set in the future


message 25: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly Mccune | 51 comments change a book with bad reviews to go set a watchman


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