2018 Reading Challenge

The 2018 List (From the Around the Year in 52 Books Group on Goodreads)
Updated 07/11/2018 - items in italics are left to read this year. 

1. A book with the letters A, T & Y in the title: The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty.
2. A book from the first 10 books added to your To Be Read list: The Sea Road by Margaret Elphinstone.
3. A book from the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards (link)The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden.
4. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #1 Earth (in title, cover, content, setting, author...): Breath of Earth by Beth Cato.
5. A book about or inspired by real events:  In the Belly of the Elephant by Susan Corbett.
6. A book originally written in a language other than English: Smilla's Sense of Snow by Peter Hoeg.
7. A gothic novel: The Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafron.
8. An "own voices" book*: It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini.
9. A book with a body part in the title (heart, bones, teeth, skin, blood, etc):  The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
10. An author's debut book (their first book to be published): The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
11. A literary fiction: Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver.
12. A book set in Africa or South America: Flow Down Like Silver by Ki Longfellow.
13. A book with a plot centered around a secret (forbidden love, spies, secret societies, etc): Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly.
14. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #2 Fire:  A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet.
15. A book with an unique format/writing structure: TransAtlantic by Colm McCann.
16. A narrative nonfiction:  Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls
17. A book you expect to make you laugh: Believe Me by Eddie Izzard
18. A book with a location in the title: The Wisdom of the Shire by Noble Smith
19. A book nominated for the Edgar Award or by a Grand master author (books & authors): Mrs. Sherlock Holmes by Brad Ricca.
20. A book rated 5 stars by at least one of your friends: An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson.
21. A book written in first person perspective: Slow Getting Up by Nate Jackson.
22. A book you have high expectations or hope for: The Red Garden by Alice Hoffman.
23. A medical or legal thriller:  The Gardner Heist by Ulrich Boser.
24. A book with a map: Life in a Medieval City by Joseph and Frances Gies.
25. A book with an antagonist/villain point of view
26. A book with a text only cover: Where the Past Begins by Amy Tan.
27. A book about surviving a hardship (war, famine, major disasters, serious illness, etc): In Praise of the Bees by Kristin Gleeson.
28. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #3 Water:  The Seduction of Water by Carol Goodman.
29. A book with a "Clue" weapon on the cover or title (lead pipe, revolver, rope, candlestick, dagger, wrench)
30. A short book: The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury.
31. A book set in a country you'd like to visit but have never been to
32. An alternate history book
33. A book connected (title, cover, content) to a word "born" in the same year as you (link)
34. A suggestion from the AtY 2018 polls, that didn't win but was polarizing or a close-call (link): A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah Maas.
35. A book featuring a murder: The Address by Fiona Davis.
36. A book published in the last 3 years (2016, 2017, 2018) by an author you haven't read before
37. A Women's Prize for Fiction winner or nominee (link1, link2) The House at the Edge of the World by Julia Rochester.
38. A science book or a science fiction book: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.
39. A book with a form of punctuation in the title: Dreamer's Pool by Juliet Marillier.
40. A book from Amazon's 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime list (link)
41. A book by an author with the same first and last initials: Neither Here Nor There by Bill Bryson.
42. A book that takes place on, in, or underwater: Fear the Drowning Deep by Sarah Marsh.
43. A book with a title that is a whole sentence
44. A ghost story: The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon.
45. A book that intimidates/ scares you
46. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #4 Air
47. A book where the main character (or author) is of a different ethnic origin, religion, or sexual identity than your own: The Girl Who Wrote in Silk by Kellu Estes.
48. A book related to one of the 7 deadly sins (pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, sloth)
49. A book from one of the Goodreads Best Books of the Month lists (link)
50. A book with a warm atmosphere (centered on family, friendship, love or summer)
51. An award-winning short story or short story collection:  Silver Birch, Blood Moon, edited by Ellen Datlow.
52. A book published in 2018

*an own voice novel is a book about marginalised protagonists (by ethnic group, religion, sexual orientation, mental illness, etc) written by an author who shares that same identity.

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