Wednesday 1 January 2020

Wrap-Up of Goodreads Challenge for 2019

I hadn't done this one before, but it was posted in a group on Facebook and I thought it sounded interesting. I didn't do too badly, missing 18 out of 52. 

1. A book that was nominated for or won an award in a genre you enjoy
2. A book with one of the 5 Ws in the title (Who, What, Where, When, or Why)
    Who Is Vera Kelly? by Rosalie Knecht. Finished June 9
3. A book where the author's name contains A, T, and Y
    My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite. Finished January 1
4. A book with a criminal character
    The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti. Finished July 25
5. A book by Shakespeare or inspired by Shakespeare
6. A book with a dual timeline
     Ghost Riders by Sharon McCrumb. Finished January 16
7. 2 books related to the same topic, genre, or theme: book 1
8. 2 books related to the same topic, genre, or theme: book 2
9. A book from one of the top money-making genres (romance/erotica, crime/mystery, religious/inspirational, science fiction/fantasy, or horror)
     Misadventures of a City Girl by Meredith Wild and Chelle Bliss. Finished January 4
10. A book featuring an historical figure
     Montaigne in Barn Boots by Michael Perry. Finished April 1
11. A book related to one of the 12 Zodiac Chinese Animals (title, cover, or subject)
12. A book about reading, books, or an author
13. A book that is included on a New York Public Library Staff Picks list
14. A book with a title, subtitle, or cover relating to an astronomical term
     Star-Crossed by Minnie Darke. Finished April 19
15. A book by an author from a Mediterranean country or set in a Mediterranean country
     A Chill in the Air by Iris Origo. Finished February 12
16. A book told from multiple perspectives
     Night of Miracles by Elizabeth Berg, Finished February 20
17. A book of speculative fiction (fantasy, scifi, horror, dystopian)
     Half Spent Was the Night by Ami McKay. Finished January 2
18. A book related to one of the elements on the periodic table
19. A book by an author who has more than one book on your TBR list
     Unto Us a Son Is Given by Donna Leon. Finished June 10
20. A book featuring indigenous people of a country
     Sugar Falls by David Alexander Robertson and Scott B. Henderson. Finished December 26
21. A book from one of the polarizing or close call votes
  The Castle in the Sea by Mardi McConnochie. Finished October 9
  from here. Poll 8, polarizing
22. A book with a number in the title or on the cover
     Ten Miles Past Normal by Frances O'Roark Dowell. Finished July 2
23. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #1 Something Old
24. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #1 Something New
    The Gown by Jennifer Robson. Finished August 24
25. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #1 Something Borrowed
26. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #1 Something Blue
27. A book off of the 1001 books to read before you die list
28. A book related to something cold
29. A book published before 1950
     The King's General by Daphne du Maurier. Finished September 13
30. A book featuring an elderly character
     The Faster I Walk, The Smaller I Am by Kjersti A. Skomsvold. Finished September 11
31. A children's classic you've never read
32. A book with more than 500 pages
    The Portable Dorothy Parker. Finished December 31
33. A book you have owned for at least a year, but have not read yet
     Redemption Road by John Hart. Finished December 5
34. A book with a person's name in the title
     Waiting for Tom Hanks by KerryWinfrey. Finished June 15
35. A psychological thriller
     Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney. Finished February 22
36. A book featured on an NPR Best Books of the Year list
37. A book set in a school or a university
    What Happens Next by Susan Hughes, illustrated by Carey Sookocheff. Finished July 1
38. A book not written in traditional novel format (poetry, essay, epistolary, graphic novel)
39. A book with a strong sense of place or where the author brings the location/setting to life
     Hum If You Don't Know the Words by Bianca Marais. Finished March 16
40. A book you stumbled upon
     Last Things by Marissa Moss. Finished April 20
41. A book from the 2018 GR Choice Awards
42. A book with a monster or "monstrous" character
    Lirael by Garth Nix. Finished December 30
43. A book related to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
44. A book related in some way to a tv show/series or movie you enjoyed
    The Good Neighbor by Maxwell King. Finished September 10
45. A multi-generational saga
    Golden Age by Jane Smiley. Finished November 5
46. A book with a (mostly) black cover
     Not to Disturb by Muriel Spark. Finished September 8
47. A book related to food (title, cover, plot)
     That Part Was True by Deborah McKinlay. Finished January 22
48. A book that was a finalist or winner for the National Book Award for any year
     Going After Cacciato by Tim O'Brien. Finished October 27
49. A book written by a Far East Asian author or set in a Far East Asian country
     The Woman in the White Kimono by Ana Johns. Finished June 8
50. A book that includes a journey (physical, health, or spiritual)
     Don't Let My Baby Do Rodeo by Boris Fishman. Finished January 10
51. A book published in 2019
     The Light over London by Julia Kelly. Finished February 5
52. A book with a weird or intriguing title
     The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted by Elizabeth Berg. Finished March 2

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