2018 Challenge

Just like the previous years I am going to be doing the Around the Year in 52 Books challenge again. You can find the info here.


  1. A book with the letters A, T & Y in the titleBeneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire
  2. A book from the first 10 books added to your To Be Read list
  3. A book from the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards (link)
  4.  4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #1 Earth (in title, cover, content, setting, author…)
  5. A book about or inspired by real events
  6. A book originally written in a language other than English
  7. A gothic novel
  8. An “own voices” book-
  9. A book with a body part in the titleChildren of Blood and bone by Tomi Adeyemi
  10. An authors debut bookAn Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson
  11. A literary fiction
  12. A book set in Africa or South America
  13. A book with a plot set around a secret (forbidden love, spies, secret societies, etc)Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
  14. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #2 Fire
  15. A book with an unique format/writing structureObsidio by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman
  16.  A narrative nonfiction
  17.  A book you expect to make you laugh Giant Days Volume 8 by John Allison
  18.  A book with a location in the title
  19. A book nominated for the Edgar Award or by a Grand master author (books & authors)
  20.  A book rated 5 stars by at least one of your friends
  21.  A book written in first person perspectiveAfter the Fire by Will Hill
  22. A book you have high expectations or hope forSimon vs the Homosapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
  23.  A medical or legal thriller
  24. A book with a mapSiege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
  25.  A book with an antagonist/villain point of view
  26. A book with a text only cover
  27. A book about surviving a hardship (war, famine, major disasters, serious illness, etc)Time Bomb by Joelle Charbonneau
  28.  4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #3 Water- Not a Drop to Drink, To Kill A Kingdom, 
  29.  A book with a “Clue” weapon on the cover or title (lead pipe, revolver, rope, candlestick, dagger, wrench)Crimson Dagger by Morgan Rhodes
  30.  A short book
  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)
  35.  A book featuring a murder I Stop Somewhere by T.E. Carter
  36.  A book published in the last 3 years (2016, 2017, 2018) by an author you haven’t read beforeWhisper by Lynette Noni
  37.  A Women’s Prize for Fiction winner or nominee (link1link2)
  38.  A science book or a science fiction bookThe Final Six by Alexandra Monir
  39.  A book with a form of punctuation in the title– Ink, Iron, and Glass by Gwendolyn Clare
  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 initialsThe Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
  42.  A book that takes place on, in, or underwaterTo Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
  43.  A book with a title that is a whole sentence
  44.  A ghost story
  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– You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon
  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)Scythe by Neal Shusterman
  50.  A book with a warm atmosphere (centered on family, friendship, love or summer)
  51.  An award-winning short story or short story collection
  52. A book published in 2018The Cruel Prince by Holly Black