Around the Year in 52 Books – 2019

This is the only challenge I’m participating in for the year 2019 and this page is going to be the place where I update how my challenges are going through out the year.

Below are the challenges:

  1. A book that was nominated for or won an award in a genre you enjoy Aru Shah and the End of Time
  2. A book with one of the 5 W’s in the title (Who, What, Where, When, Why) Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race
  3. A book where the author’s name contains A, T, and YRed, White and Royal Blue
  4. A book with a criminal character (i.e. assassin, pirate, thief, robber, scoundrel etc) Descendant of the Crane
  5. A book by Shakespeare or inspired by Shakespeare Comics Will Break Your Heart
  6. A book with a dual timeline The Bone Witch
  7. 2 books related to the same topic, genre, or theme: Book #1 – King of Scars
  8. 2 books related to the same topic, genre, or theme: Book #2 – Girls of Paper and Fire
  9. A book from one of the top 5 money making genres (romance/erotica, crime/mystery, religious/inspirational, science fiction/fantasy or horror) The Takeover Effect
  10. A book featuring an historical figure The Lady Rogue
  11. A book related to one of the 12 Zodiac Chinese Animals (title, cover, subject) The Priory of an Orange Tree
  12. A book about reading, books or an author/writer Sorcery of Thorns
  13. A book that is included on a New York Public Library Staff Picks list – Good Talk
  14. A book with a title, subtitle or cover relating to an astronomical term – One Giant Leap
  15. A book by an author from a Mediterranean country or set in a Mediterranean country The Red Scrolls of Magic
  16. A book told from multiple perspectives The Women’s War
  17. A speculative fiction (i.e. fantasy, scifi, horror, dystopia) The Wicked King
  18. A book related to one of the elements on the periodic table of elements – Broken Throne
  19. A book by an author who has more than one book on your TBR – The Unhoneymooners
  20. A book featuring indigenous people of a country – Gods of Jade and Shadow
  21. A book from one of the polarizing or close call votes (A book by an author from an island) The Candle and the Flame
  22. A book with a number in the title or on the cover – Shortest Way Home: One Mayor’s Challenge and a Model for America’s Future
  23. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #1 Something Old Syncopation
  24. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #2 Something New The Right Swipe
  25. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #3 Something Borrowed The Gilded Wolves
  26. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #4 Something Blue Karamo: My Story of Embracing Purpose, Healing and Hope
  27. A book off of the 1001 books to read before you die list – The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
  28. A book related to something cold (i.e. theme, title, author, cover, etc.) – The Huntress
  29. A book published before 1950 And Then There Were None
  30. A book featuring an elderly character – Ayesha at Last
  31. A children’s classic you’ve never read – The Little Prince
  32. A book with more than 500 pages – Ghosts of the Shadow Market
  33. A book you have owned for at least a year, but have not read yet Govinda
  34. A book with a person’s name in the title Aru Shah and the Song of Death
  35. A psychological thriller
  36. A book featured on an NPR Best Books of the Year list – How Long ‘Til Black Future Month?
  37. A book set in a school or university – Her Royal Highness
  38. A book not written in traditional novel format (poetry, essay, epistolary, graphic novel, etc) Kindred
  39. A book with a strong sense of place or where the author brings the location/setting to life Arctic Sun
  40. A book you stumbled upon American Fairytale
  41. A book from the 2018 GR Choice Awards Vengeful
  42. A book with a monster or “monstrous” character Wicked Saints
  43. A book related to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) [fiction or nonfiction] – Crucible
  44. A book related in some way to a tv show/series or movie you enjoyed (same topic, same era, book appeared in the show/movie, etc.) The Song of Achilles
  45. A multi-generational saga – You Bring the Distant Near
  46. A book with a (mostly) black cover The Shadow Glass
  47. A book related to food (i.e. title, cover, plot, etc.) Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors
  48. A book that was a finalist or winner for the National Book Award for any year Look Both Ways
  49. A book written by a Far East Asian author or set in a Far East Asian country – Soul of the Sword
  50. A book that includes a journey (physical, health, or spiritual) Shadow of the Fox
  51. A book published in 2019 My Fake Canadian Wife
  52. A book with a weird or intriguing title Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows

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