Around the Year in 52 Books

I was watching Padfoot and Prongs 07’s video and she talked about this challenge on GoodReads called “Around the Year in 52 Books.” It seemed to be a very interesting challenge, and since this year’s Popsugar’s Reading Challenge has prompts I couldn’t fulfill, I decided to do this instead.

Now, I know I am quite late in the game as this intends readers to read one book per week, but it is still February, so I guess I can do two prompts in one week to catch up. I will be posting a page to show my progress, this post is intended for the books I plan to read for each prompt.

A book you meant to read in 2015, but didn’t – The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson

A book set in a different continent – Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

A book from the Goodreads Choice Awards 2015 (winner or nominated) – Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff, nominated for Best Fiction category

A book by an author you discovered in 2015 – Ask the Passengers by A.S. King; I discovered her in 2015, but haven’t read any of her books yet.

A book with a title beginning with the 1st letter of your name – Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

The highest rated on your TBR – For this, I checked my February TBR and the highest rated book on my list is November 9 by Colleen Hoover, with 4.59 average rating.

A book about books – The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

A classic book with less than 200 pages – Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

A book that was mentioned in another book – Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier, mentioned in Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James

A book by an author you feel you should have read by now – Misery by Stephen King

A book from the Rory Gilmore challenge – Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders by Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry

A childhood classic – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Reader’s choice – The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom

A book with one of the five W’s or H in the title (Who/What/Where/When/Why/How) – This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz

A book set in the past (more than 100 years ago) – Sinful by Charlotte Featherstone, set during the English Victorian era

A book from the top 100 mystery novels – The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan. I decided to choose my book from this list.

A book with a beautiful cover – The Assassin’s Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke

A book on a summer/beach reading list – Summerland by Elin Hilenbrand

A non-fiction book – Just Kids by Patti Smith

A book with a first name in the title – The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

A book from the Goodreads Recommendations page – The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

The first book in a new to you series – Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

The next book in a series you are reading – Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

A “between the numbers” book of a series (0.5, 1,5, 2.5, etc.) – Fairest by Marissa Meyer, book 3.5 in the Lunar Chronicles

A book whose main character is in a profession that interests you – The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller, a book related to photography

A book everyone is talking about – Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

A book with a beautiful title (in your own opinion) –  Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman by Haruki Murakami

A biography, autobiography, or memoir – The Memory Palace by Mira Bartok

A book by an author who writes under more than one name – Birthright by Nora Roberts, who also writes books under the name J.D. Robb.

A fairy tale from a culture other than your own – *no definite choice yet, might go for Andersen’s works*

A work of young adult fiction – *blank for now, will fill in by the end of the year*

A historical fiction book – The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan, set in 1914

The 16th book on your TBR – I checked my “Books I Meant to Read in 2015, But Didn’t Get To” and my “#ayearathon TBR” and the 16th book is November 9 by Colleen Hoover, but I already placed it in one of the prompts, so I will go the 17th book, Don’t Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout

A book about mental illness – It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

An award winning book – The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan, winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize

An identity book (a book about a different culture, religion or sexual orientation) – Not Without My Sister by Celeste Jones, Kristina Jones, and Juliana Buhring

A book that you’ve seen the movie of but haven’t read – The Reader by Bernhard Schlink

A book about an anti hero – A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

A previous suggestion that did not make it into the list – For this I will go for “A book with a number in the title,” which is Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

A novella from your favorite genre – A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgees

A book about a major world event (fiction or non-fiction) – Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer, a book related to the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks.

A top 100 fantasy novel – A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

A book about a thing that goes bump in the night – Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill

A book you’re embarrassed to read in public – Mud Vein by Tarryn Fisher

A book related to a hobby or passion you have – The Middlesteins by Jami Attenberg, which is a book about food.

A crime story – *empty for now, will fill in by the end of the year*

A book with a type of food/drink in the title – The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

A dystopia – Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman

A book with a great opening line – *empty for now*

A book originally written in a language other than English – The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

A short story from a well-known author – The Grownup by Gillian Flynn

A book published in 2016 – *empty for now, will fill by the end of the year*

I joined the GoodRead’s group, but for now, I don’t think I will comment on the group’s designated folders per prompt, but should you want to join the challenge, feel free to join the group HERE.


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  1. Pingback: February 2016 Wrap-Up | Jayne VS Books

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