Around the Year in 52 Books

1. A book from the Goodreads Choice Awards 2016 The Fireman by Joe Hill
2. A book with at least 2 perspectives (multiple points of view) The Outlaw’s Secret by Stacy Henrie
3. A book you meant to read in 2016 A Big Hand for The Doctor (Doctor Who 50th Anniversary #1) by Eoin Colfer
4. A title that doesn’t contain the letter “E” Young Widows Club by Alexandra Coutts
5. A historical fiction A Splendid Boy by Melanie Martin
6. A book being released as a movie in 2017 Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
7. A book with an animal on the cover or in the title The Road to Ever After by Moira Young
8. A book written by a person of color Falling Sky (Ben Gold #1) by Rajan Khanna
9. A book in the middle of your To Be Read list The Nameless City (Doctor Who 50th Anniversary #2) by Michael Scott
10. A dual-timeline novel Timeline by Michael Crichton
11. A category from another challenge The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
12. A book based on a myth
13. A book recommended by one of your favorite authors
14. A book with a strong female character A Single Stone by Meg McKinlay
15. A book written or set in Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Iceland)
16. A mystery The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
17. A book with illustrations The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury, Gris Grimly (Illustrations)
18. A really long book (600+ pages)
19. A New York Times best-seller
20. A book that you’ve owned for a while but haven’t gotten around to reading Rampant (Killer Unicorns #1) by Diana Peterfreund
21. A book that is a continuation of a book you’ve already read Rising Tide (Ben Gold #2) by Rajan Khanna
22. A book by an author you haven’t read before The Storybook of Legends (Ever After High: Storybook of Legends #1) by Shannon Hale
23. A book from the BBC “The Big Read” list (link)
24. A book written by at least two authors Wicked: Witch & Curse (Wicked #1-2) by Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguié
25. A book about a famous historical figure
26. An adventure book
27. A book by one of your favorite authors
28. A non-fiction Flying Monsters by Michael J. Benton
29. A book published outside the 4 major publishing houses (Simon & Schuster; HarperCollins; Penguin Random House; Hachette Livre) – check all the editions Lint Boy by Aileen Leijten
30. A book from Goodreads Top 100 YA Books (link)
31. A book from a sub-genre of your favorite genre Raining Fire (Ben Gold #3) by Rajan Khanna
32. A book with a long title (5+ words, excluding subtitle) A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard
33. A magical realism novel
34. A book set in or by an author from the Southern Hemisphere
35. A book where one of the main characters is royalty The Unfairest of Them All (Ever After High: Storybook of Legends #2) by Shannon Hale
36. A Hugo Award winner or nominee (link)
37. A book you choose randomly The Radleys by Matt Haig
38. A novel inspired by a work of classic literature
39. An epistolary fiction
40. A book published in 2017 The Garden of Small Beginnings by Abbi Waxman
41. A book with an unreliable narrator Bad Girl Gone by Temple Mathews
42. A best book of the 21st century (so far)
43. A book with a chilling atmosphere (scary, unsettling, cold)
44. A recommendation from “What Should I Read Next” (link)
45. A book with a one-word title Ascendant (Killer Unicorns #2) by Diana Peterfreund
46. A time travel novel
47. A past suggestion that didn’t win (link) A book based on a fairytale Geekerella by Ashley Poston
48. A banned book
49. A book from someone else’s bookshelf
50. A Penguin Modern Classic – any edition
51. A collection (e.g. essays, short stories, poetry, plays)
52. A book set in a fictional location A Wonderlandiful World (Ever After High: Storybook of Legends #3) by Shannon Hale

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