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A couple more books to add to the "read" list...

 

 

1.   "The Murder of King Tut" by James Patterson (about an unfamiliar culture)

2.   "A Few of the Girls" by Maeve Binchy (Recommended by someone just met)

3.   "Minding Frankie" by Maeve Binchy (set in Europe)

4.   "Basket Case" by Carl Hiaasen (set in my home state)

5.   "The Expatriates" by Janice Y.K. Lee (Published in 2016)

7.   "A Beautiful Place to Die" by Jeff Jackson (takes place on an island)

9.   "The Time Keeper" by Mitch Albom (brings you joy) 

10. "The Bone Tree" by Greg Iles (Book more than 600 pages)

11. "The Grown Up" by Gillian Flynn (Book under 150 pages)

12. "Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World" by Jennifer Armstrong (Book about a road trip)

14. "The Stranger" by Harlan Coben (Book with blue cover)

16. "A Lucky Life Interrupted" by Tom Brokaw (Written by a celebrity)

17. "I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This" by Bob Newhart (Book written by comedian)

18.  "The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion" by Fannie Flagg (Written by an Alabama author)

19. "You're Only Old Once" by Dr. Seuss (Book you can finish in a day)

20. "The Call of the Wild" by Jack London (Book should have read in high school)

24. "Corrupted" by Lisa Scottoline (Murder mystery)

26. "Chestnut Street" by Maeve Binchy (Book written by foreign author)

28. "A Reliable Wife" by Robert Goolrick (New York Times bestseller)

32. "Frankenstein: Lost Souls" by Dean Koontz (Sci-Fi)

34. "David Copperfield" by Charles Dickens (100 years older than me)

40. "Katherine the Queen" by Linda Porter (Non-fiction title)

41. "Florida Poems" by Campbell McGrath (Book of poetry)

42. "Taken" by Robert Crais (Recommended by a friend)

44. "Whitethorn Woods" by Maeve Binchy (Chosen for it's cover)

48. "Black Like Me" by John Howard Griffin (Book with a color in the title)

53. "Shanghai Girls" by Lisa See (Own but never read)

54. "A Week in Winter" by Maeve Binchy (Book recommended by librarian)

61. "A Miracle on the 17th Green" by James Patterson (Book about a sport)

67. "Naked Greed" by Stuart Woods (Borrowed book)

75. "The First Rule" by Robert Crais (Book with number in the title)

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Deadlines for all is Dec. 11, 2016

You can't win if you don't play!

 

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post #42 of 45
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DONE! 

Here's my final list! 

1. A book about an unfamiliar culture

2/8/16 The Yard by Alex Grecian (Victorian England)

2. A book recommended by someone you just met

7/12/16 Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson by Lyndsay Fay (Audible recommendation) 

3. A book set in Europe

1/10/16 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets #2 by J. K. Rowling

4. A book set in your home state (Alabama)

8/15/16 Last Mile by David Baldacci

5. A book that is published in 2016

3/25/16 Brotherhood in Death by J. D. Robb

6. A book that takes place during the summer

5/1/16 A Girl's Guide to Moving On by Debbie Macomber

7. A book that takes place on an island.

2/5/16 The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke (Venice)

8. A book that's becoming a movie this year

2/25/16 The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman

9. A book that's guaranteed to bring you joy

3/27/16 Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs

10. A book that's more than 600 pages

2/15/16 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire # 4 by J. K. Rowling (752 pages)

11. A book that's under 150 pages.

6/4/16 Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

12. A book about a road trip

5/16/16 The Pharaoh’s Curse by Clive Cussler

13. A book translated to English

10/7/16 Ruby Red Kerstin Gier

14. A book with a blue cover

3/10/16 Past Crimes by Glen Erik Hamilton

15. A book with a protagonist who has your occupation

7/11/16 The Inner Circle by Brad Meltzer (Archivist)

16. A book written by a celebrity.

10/1/16 Yo­da: the s­to­ry of a ­cat and his kit­tens

Beth Ostrosky Stern (model & actress)

17. A book written by a comedian

10/2/16 An object of beauty: a novel by Steve Martin

18. A book written by an Alabama author

8/20/16 Boy’s Life by Robert McCammon

19. A book you can finish in a day

2/2/16The Mighty Johns and Other Stories by David Baldacci

20. A book you should have read in high school

9/8/16 The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

21. A classic from the 20th century

8/12/16 All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot (copyright 1972)

22. A dystopian novel

6/25/16 Departure by A. G. Riddle

23. A prequel

10/1/16 Spade & Archer Joe Gores

24. A Murder Mystery

1/17/16 Darling Jim by Christian Moerk

25. A National Book Award winner

1/30/16 The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall

26. A book written by a foreign author

2/21/16 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix #5 by J. K. Rowling

27. A book set in war time (Revolutionary War)

7/25/16 Becoming Madison: The Extraordinary Origins of the Least Likely Founding Father by Michael Signer

28. A New York Bestseller

The Jungle by Clive Cussler with Jack Du Brul ( #1 March 27, 2011)

29. A political memoir

7/18/16 Here Come the Black Helicopters! UN Global Governance and the Loss of Freedom

Book by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann

30. A romance set in the future

4/19/16 Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

31. A satirical book

9/22/16 A Connecticut Yankee in King Authur’s Court by Mark Twain

32. A science-fiction book

7/26/16 Flesh and Gold by Phyllis Gotlieb

33. A self-improvement book

1/27/16 Heaven is Real: Lessons on Earthly Joy by Don Piper & Cecil Murphy

34. A book at least 100 years older than you

9/30/16 20,000 Leagues under the Sea by Jules Verne (c/r 1870)

35. A YA bestseller

3/5/16 Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs

36. An autobiography

5/17/16 Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall & Denver Moore

37. The first book you see in your library

4/25/16 The Last Oracle by James Rollins

38. A children's book

2/5/16 Children Make Terrible Pets by Peter Brown

39. A creature feature book

7/7/16 Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

40. Any nonfiction title

3/25/16 The Medicine Garden by Rachel Corby

41. A book of poetry

4/18/16 A Wreath for Emmett Till by Marilyn Nelson (Heroic Crown of Sonnets)

42. A book recommended by a friend

5/30/16 Orchid Beach by Stuart Woods

43. A book being read by any book club

4/7/16 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

44. A book chosen for its cover

7/5/16 Kiss Me While I Sleep by Linda Howard

45. A book based on a fairy tale

8/23/16 Cinder by Marissa Meyer

46. Re-read a favorite

6/8/ 16 Mirage (The Oregon Files) by Clive Cussler

 

47. A book recommended by a teen

The Fault in our Stars by John Green (Recommended by Dana Willingham age 17)

 

48. A book with a color in the title

3/24/16 Written in Red: A Novel of the Others by Anne Bishop

49. A popular author's first work

1/13/16 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling #1

50. A thriller

4/25/16 Black Country by Alex Grecian

51. A book written by an author with your same initials

The Martian by: Andy Weir

52. A book with antonyms in the title

8/8/16 Night and Day (Jesse Stone #8) by Robert B. Parker

53. A book you own, but have never read

4/10/16 Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop

54. A book recommended by a librarian

6/2/16 Orchid Blues by Stuart Woods

55. A book set in a place you have visited

3/11/16 The Guilty by David Baldacci (Mississippi)

56. A book from Oprah's Book Club

5/2/16 Night by Eli Wiesel

57. A book written by a famous non-writer

3/6/16 The Kill Switch: A Tucker Wayne Novel by James Rollins (Veterinarian) and Grant Blackwood

58. A Pulitzer Prize winning novel

8/6/16 A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

59. Last book in a series

3/7/16 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows #7 by J. K. Rowling

60. A DIY

9/14/16 The Skinny Rules: The Simple, Nonnegotiable Principles for Getting to Thin by Bob Harper

61. A book about a sport

1/18/16 Playing for Pizza by John Grisham (football)

62. A romance

5/5/16 The Total Package by Janet Evanovich

63. A book written by a child or teen

1/14/16 The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton (age 16)

64. A book where the protagonist is the story teller (1st person narrative)

2/16/16 A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

65. A book set on another planet

3/1/16 Red Rising by Pierce Brown (Mars)

 

66. A book written by a never before published author

Good Morning, Midnight: A Novel by Lily Brooks-Dalton

 

67. A book you borrow

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban #3 by J. K. Rowling

68. A book about a current issue or topic

9/1/16 The Intercept by Dick Wolf (Terrorism)

69. A book about a character overcoming a disability or disadvantage

1/7/16 What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

70. A book filled with magic

1/15/16 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban #3 by J. K. Rowling

71. A religious or spiritual growth book

1/30/16 Heaven is Real: by Don Piper

72. A modern retelling of a classic

10/6/16 Going Bovine by Libba Bray (Retells Don Quixote)

73. A banned book

1/17/16 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowlings

74. A book narrated from an animal's point of view

7/28/16 “Dear Miss Primatologist Lady in the Bushes Sometimes" by Sam Lipsyte


Edited by Rosto - 11/15/16 at 7:00am

Ladies Beware: 

When searching for your knight in shining armor, make sure you don't pick an idiot wearing aluminum foil and riding a stick pony! 

 

 

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Ladies Beware: 

When searching for your knight in shining armor, make sure you don't pick an idiot wearing aluminum foil and riding a stick pony! 

 

 

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post #43 of 45
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75. A book with a number in the title

3/21/16 Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith

Extra Books:

1.        Blood Orchid by Stuart Woods

2.        By the Light of the Moon by Dean Koontz

3.        Dry Bones by Craig Johnson

4.        Hothouse Orchid by Stuart Woods

5.        Iron Orchid by Stuart Woods

6.        Memory Man by David Baldacci

7.        Mirage by Clive Cussler

8.        Piranha by Clive Cussler

9.        Private Paris by James Patterson & Mark Sullivan

10.     Reckless Abandon by Stuart Woods

11.     The Emperor's Revenge by Clive Cussler & Boyd Morrison

12.     The Jefferson Key by Steve Berry

13.     The Last Mile by David Baldacci

14.     The Silent Sea by Clive Cussler

15.     25 Things to Say to the Interviewer, to Get the Job You Want Being Qualified Isn't Enough by Dexter Hawk & Lloyd James

16.     The Hatfields & the McCoys by Otis K. Rice.


Edited by Rosto - 11/15/16 at 6:59am

Ladies Beware: 

When searching for your knight in shining armor, make sure you don't pick an idiot wearing aluminum foil and riding a stick pony! 

 

 

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Ladies Beware: 

When searching for your knight in shining armor, make sure you don't pick an idiot wearing aluminum foil and riding a stick pony! 

 

 

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post #44 of 45
Thread Starter 

What are you reading?

Ladies Beware: 

When searching for your knight in shining armor, make sure you don't pick an idiot wearing aluminum foil and riding a stick pony! 

 

 

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Ladies Beware: 

When searching for your knight in shining armor, make sure you don't pick an idiot wearing aluminum foil and riding a stick pony! 

 

 

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post #45 of 45
I'm reading the 'A song of Ice and fire' series. I'm on book 4/5, A feast for crows.
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