Saturday, December 28, 2019

Around the Year in 52 Books

These last few challenges I am participating in are more detailed in their construction.  These all have very specific prompts to read books representing them.

This first one is hosted on Goodreads.  As the name implies it involves reading 52 books.  You do not have to read them in the order of the prompts, but you do need to maintain the order for track8ng and referring to the prompts.

The group discussion can be found here

The prompts are:

1. A book with a title that doesn't contain the letters A, T or Y                                Read:  Eggs on Ice by Laura Childs comp 1/2/20 blog review

2. A book by an author whose last name is one syllable  
                          IDEAS:  Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn;
                                          Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
                                         Cappuccinos, Cupcakes, and a Corpse by Harper Lin
Read:  This is going to Hurt: The Secret Diaries of a Medical Resident by Adam Kay 4/20/20
                                       blog post and Goodreads Review

3. A book that you are prompted to read because of something you read in 2019

4. A book set in a place or time that you wouldn't want to live
    Read:  The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff  ;   1/7/20 blog  post and Goodreads review
5. The first book in a series that you have not started 
     Read Dogs Don't Lie by Lisa Shay 3/27/20; blog post and Goodreads review

6. A book with a mode of transportation on the cover
  ReadStealth by Stuart Woods 1/27/20 blog post and Goodreads review

7. A book set in the southern hemisphere
                          IDEASThe Happy Isles of Oceania: Paddling the Pacific  by Paul Theroux

8. A book with a two-word title where the first word is "The"
  Read:  The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis 5/22/20 blog post and Goodreads Review

9. A book that can be read in a day   ReadThree Widows and a Corpse by Debra Sennefelder  comp 1/3/20 blog review

10. A book that is between 400-600 pages
 Read:   Ninth House  by Leigh Bardugo 5/24/20 blog post and Goodreads Review
11. A book originally published in a year that is a prime number
 ReadThe Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine 2/8/20  blog post and Goodreads review

12. A book that is a collaboration between 2 or more people
  Read19th Christmas by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro comp 1/4/20  GR review

13. A prompt from a previous Around the Year in 52 Books challenge (Link)
  Read:  Kiki Lowenstein and the Purple Passion  by Joanna Campbell Slan 2/4/20  blog post and Goodreads review
14. A book by an author on the Abe List of 100 Essential Female Writers (link)
 Read:   The Secret History by Donna Tartt 3/27/20 blog post and Goodreads review    

15. A book set in a global city
    Read:  Garlic &  Sapphires by Ruth Reichl  1/14/20  blog post;  goodreads review

16. A book set in a rural or sparsely populated area
  Read Toxic Toffee by Amanda Flower  2/3/20  blog post and Goodreads review

17. A book with a neurodiverse character
     Read: Lab Girl by Hope Jahren  3/5/20 blog post and Goodreads review

18. A book by an author you've only read once before-
 Read:  Death by Jack O'Lantern by Alexis Morgan  comp 1/10/20  blog review

19. A fantasy book
 Read:  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis 1/30/20  blog and Goodreads review

20. The 20th book [on your TBR, in a series, by an author, on a list, etc.]
  ReadBookmarked for Murder by VM Burns 5/26/20   blog post and Goodreads Review

21. A book related to Maximilian Hell, the noted astronomer and Jesuit Priest who was born in 1720
Read: Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil delGrasse Tyson blog post /Goodreads review

22. A book with the major theme of survival
Read  Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano 2/27/20  blog post and Goodreads review
23. A book featuring an LGBTQIA+ character or by an LGBTQIA+ author
Read  Swipe Right for Murder by Derek Milman 3/18/20; blog post and Goodreads  review

24. A book with an emotion in the title
Read  Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson 3/31/20; blog post and Goodreads review
25. A book related to the arts
Read  From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg; blog /Goodreads 
26. A book from the 2019 Goodreads Choice Awards
 Read: Fleishman is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner 2/17/20 blog post and Goodreads review

27. A history or historical fiction
                          IDEASWizard by  Marc J Seifer;  The Paris Architect by Charles Belfour
 Read: The Opium Lord's Daughter by Robert Wang 5/4/20 blog post and Goodreads Review

28. A book by an Australian, Canadian or New Zealand author
 ReadNine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty 2/4/20  blog post and Goodreads review

29. An underrated book, a hidden gem or a lesser known book
   ReadThe Lost Letters of William Woolf by Helen Cullen 5/20/20 blog post /Goodreads Review

30. A book from the New York Times '100 Notable Books' list for any year
                          IDEASLess by Andrew Sean Greer

31. A book inspired by a leading news story
                          IDEAS Red Joan by Jennie Rooney

32. A book related to the 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Japan
   Read:    Private Games by James Patterson 4/5/20  blog post and Goodreads review

33. A book about a non-traditional family
   Read:  Normal People by Sally Rooney 1/31/20   blog post and Goodreads review

34. A book from a genre or sub genre that starts with a letter in your name---Cozy mystery
   Read: Let's Fake a Deal  by Sherry Harris  1/16/20  blog post and Goodreads review
35. A book with a geometric pattern or element on the cover
Read:  The Book Charmer by Karen Hawkins 5/15/20 blog post and Goodreads Review

36. A book from your TBR/wishlist that you don't recognize, recall putting there, or put there on a whim
                          IDEAS: TBD

37. Two books that are related to each other as a pair of binary opposites: Book #1
   ReadWinter in Paradise by Elin Hildebrand 3/9/20 blog post and Goodreads review

38. Two books that are related to each other as a pair of binary opposites: Book #2
                          IDEAS:  Summer of '69 by Elin Hildebrand

39. A book by an author whose real name(s) you're not quite sure how to pronounce
                          IDEASLittle Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng;
                                          The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

40. A book with a place name in the title
       ReadMurder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie  2/19/20 blog post / Goodreads review
41. A mystery
       ReadAn Appetite for Murder by Lucy Burdette  2/10/20 blog post and Goodreads review
42. A book that was nominated for one of the ‘10 Most Coveted Literary Prizes in the World’ (link)
   Read   Orphan, Monster Spy by Matt Killeen 5/25/20  blog post and Goodreads Review
43. A book related to one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse
                          IDEAS: Code Talkers by Chester Nez;  The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff
     Read:  Shell Game by Sara Paretsky 4/29/20 blog post and Goodreads Review

44. A book related to witches
  ReadCyrus Longbones and the Curse of the Sea Zombie by Jeremy Mathiesen  blog Goodreads 
45. A book by the same author who wrote one of your best reads in 2019 or 2018
    Read:  Someone We Know by Shari Lapena 2/12/20 blog post and Goodreads review
46. A book about an event or era in history taken from the Billy Joel song "We Didn't Start the 
                          IDEAS 11/22/63 by Stephen King

47. A classic book you've always meant to read 
                          IDEAS: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee;  Animal Farm by George Orwell

48. A book published in 2020
  Read:  Treason by Stuart Woods  2/11/20  blog post and Goodreads review

49. A book that fits a prompt from the list of suggestions that didn't win (link)
 Read:  Kiss the Girls and Make Them Cry by Mary Higgins Clark 2/23/20 blogGoodreads review

50. A book with a silhouette on the cover
   Read  The Medical Examiner by James Patterson 1/25/20   blog post and Goodreads review

51. A book with an "-ing" word in the title
    Read    Hitting the Books by Jenn McKinlay 4/7/20 blog post and Goodreads review

52. A book related to time
                          IDEASWrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engel;   
                                         The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger;   
                                         The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton

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