Monday, 2 January 2017

52 Books Around the Year

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This list is a work in progress and subject to change.
last updated: may 2017

1. A book from the Goodreads Choice Awards 2016 (link)
Finders Keepers- Stephen King

2. A book with at least 2 perspectives (multiple points of view)

The Girl Who Fell From the Sky- Heidi W Durrow

3. A book you meant to read in 2016 

Pride and Prejudice- Jane Austen

4. A title that doesn't contain the letter "E" 

Final Girls- Riley Sager

5. A historical fiction 

City of Thieves- David Benioff

6. A book being released as a movie in 2017 

The Gunslinger- Stephen King

7. A book with an animal on the cover or in the title 

Six of Crows- Leigh Bardugo

8. A book written by a person of color 

The Hate U Give- Angie Thomas

9. A book in the middle of your To Be Read list

The Gallery of Unfinished Girls- Lauren Karcz

10. A dual-timeline novel 

Violent Ends (collaboration)

11. A category from another challenge

12. A book based on a myth


13. A book recommended by a favorite authors

✓ I See You- Clare Mackintosh (rec: Mary Kubica)

14. A book with a strong female character

✓ Dare Mighty Things- Heather Kaczynski

15. A book written or set in Scandinavia


16. A mystery
The Perfect Stranger- Megan Miranda

17. A book with illustrations

✓ Penguin Cover to Cover

18. A really long book (600+ pages)

The Goldfinch- Donna Tartt

19. A New York Times best-seller 

20. A book owned for a while & haven't gotten around to


21. A book that is a continuation of a book you've already read

✓ Always & Forever, Lara Jean- Jenny Han

22. A book by an author you haven't read before

✓ Gem & Dixie- Sara Zarr

23. A book from the BBC "The Big Read" list (link)

Pride & Prejudice- Jane Austen

24. A book written by at least two authors

✓ Because You Love to Hate Me (Anthology)

25. A book about a famous historical figure 

Queer, There and Everywhere- Sara Prager

26. An adventure book

27. A book by one of your favorite authors

At the Edge of the Universe- Shaun David Hutchinson

28. A non-fiction

Hidden Figures- Margot Lee Shetterly

29. A book published outside the 4 major publishing houses

Beautiful Broken Girls- Kim Savage

30. A book from Goodreads Top 100 YA Books (link)


31. A book from a sub-genre of your favorite genre

The Breakdown - BA Paris

32. A book with a long title (5+ words, excluding subtitle)

A House at the Bottom of a Lake- Josh Malerman

33. A magical realism novel

✓ Wild Beauty- Anna-Marie McLemore

34. A book set in or by an author from the Southern Hemisphere

 ✓Dear Ijeawele- Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie

35. A book where one of the main characters is royalty

Of Fire and Stars- Audrey Coulthurst

36. A Hugo Award winner or nominee (link)


37. A book you choose randomly

The House on Mango Street- Sandra Cisneros

38. A novel inspired by a work of classic literature

A Million Junes- Emily Henry

39. An epistolary fiction 

40. A book published in 2017

Everything Beautiful is Not Ruined- Danielle Younge-Ullman

41. A book with an unreliable narrator

Dangerous Girls- Abigail Haas

42. A best book of the 21st century 


43. A book with a chilling atmosphere (scary, unsettling, cold)

Whichwood- Tahereh Mafi

44. A recommendation from "What Should I Read Next" (link)

More Than This- Patrick Ness

45. A book with a one-word title

✓ Literally- Lucy Keating

46. A time travel novel

✓ The Ship Beyond Time- Heidi Heilig

47. A past suggestion that didn't win (link (# in title)

✓ First We Were IV- Alexandra Sirowy

48. A banned book 

49. A book from someone else's bookshelf

The Upside of Unrequited- Becky Albertalli

50. A Penguin Modern Classic

The Haunting- Shirley Jackson

51. A collection (e.g. essays, short stories, poetry, plays)

A Poem for Every Night of the Year

52. A book set in a fictional location

Down Among the Sticks and Bones- Seanan McGuire


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