2018 Around The in 52 Books

Challenges 1-11
1. A book with the letters A, T & Y in the title:Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray

2. A book from the first 10 books added to your To Be Read list:Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne

3. A book from the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards (link):The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore (winner BEST HISTORY & BIOGRAPHY)

4. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #1 Earth (in title, cover, content, setting, author...) The Jungle by Clive Cussler

✔5. A book about or inspired by real events: The Marines' Lost Squadron The Odyssey of VMF-422 by Mark Carlson

6. A book originally written in a language other than English: The Exploits of Juve by Marcel Allain

✔7. A gothic novel:The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins 1/18/18

✔8. An "own voices" book*:Submerging Inferno by Brandon Witt1/2/18

9. A book with a body part in the title (heart, bones, teeth, skin, blood, etc):Blood Sport: Special Agents Flynn and Tanner, FBI by Michael Newton

10. An author's debut book (their first book to be published)Executive by Leslie Wolfe

11. A literary fiction: The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett


Challenges : 12-23
12. A book set in Africa or South America: The Return of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs

13. A book with a plot centered around a secret (forbidden love, spies, secret societies, etc):The Blood Gospel by James Rollins 1/28/18

14. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #2 Fire:Poseidon's Arrow by Clive Cussler

15. A book with an unique format/writing structure:Inherit the Dead

16. A narrative nonfiction:
Spitfire Pilot: A Personal Account of the Battle of Britain by Flight Lieutenant David Crook DFC

17. A book you expect to make you laugh:Dead Man Calling by Kendra Ashe

18. A book with a location in the title: Who Killed These Girls?: The Twenty-Five-Year History of Austin's Yogurt Shop Murders by Beverly Lowry

19. A book nominated for the Edgar Award or by a Grand master author (books & authors): The Black Echo by Michael Connelly

✔20. A book rated 5 stars by at least one of your friends: Hard Bitten by Chloe Neill ( friend : Elaine)

21. A book written in first person perspective:Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning

22. A book you have high expectations or hope for: Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton
Note: this one also has a lot of options to choose from.

✔23. A medical or legal thriller: The Devil's Grin by Annelie Wendeberg


✔24. A book with a map: Blood and Thunder: The Epic Story of Kit Carson & the Conquest of the American West by Hampton Sides 2/22/18

✔25. A book with an antagonist/villain point of view :I, Ripper by Stephen Hunter

26. A book with a text only cover: Hunted Down by Charles Dickens

27. A book about surviving a hardship (war, famine, major disasters, serious illness, etc)Dog Company: A True Story of Battlefield Courage, Taliban Spies, and Soldiers on Trial by Roger Hill

28. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #3 Water : Devil's Gate by Clive Cussler

✔29. A book with a "Clue" weapon on the cover or title (lead pipe, revolver, rope, candlestick, dagger, wrench)Mark of the Dagger by Stella Rae1/23/18

30. A short book:Barbecue, Bourbon and Bullets by M.E. Harmon

31. A book set in a country you'd like to visit but have never been to : Ancient Egypt Secrets Explained!: The Influences Behind Egyptian History, Mythology & The Impact On World Civilization by Jeffrey Houston

32. An alternate history book : Into the Storm byTaylor Anderson

✔33. A book connected (title, cover, content) to a word "born" in the same year as you (link) Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000 by L. Ron Hubbard 1/15/18


Challenges : 34-43
34. A suggestion from the AtY 2018 polls, that didn't win but was polarizing or a close-call (link): Ture Crime : The Killing Moon: The worst Australian serial killers you never knew existed by Ryan Arnup

35. A book featuring a murder :Intensity by Dean Koontz

36. A book published in the last 3 years (2016, 2017, 2018) by an author you haven't read before: Girls In White Dresses by Alex Gates

37. A Women's Prize for Fiction winner or nominee (link1, link2)Wild card : A Book you read for free: The Perfect Horse: the Daring U.S. Mission to Rescue the Priceless Stallions Kidnapped by the Nazis by Elizabeth Letts

38. A science book or a science fiction book: Prehistoric Life: The Definitive Visual History of Life on Earth by David Burnie

✔39. A book with a form of punctuation in the title: I've Been Watching You by K.A. Richardson

40. A book from Amazon's 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime list (link):Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling

41. A book by an author with the same first and last initials: The Romanov Ransom by Clive Cussler1/17/18

42. A book that takes place on, in, or underwater:
The Depths by Nick Thacker

43. A book with a title that is a whole sentence: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by J.L. Murray


Challenges: 44-52
44. A ghost story: Ghost Stories: The Most Terrifying REAL ghost stories from around the world - NO ONE CAN ESCAPE FROM EVIL by Ellen Foster

45. A book that intimidates/ scares you
The Ghoul by John Joseph Connelly ( note: this one has a lot of other options so if I change my mind about this one I might pick one of those)

46. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #4 Air: Shock Wave by Clive Cussler

47. A book where the main character (or author) is of a different ethnic origin, religion, or sexual identity than your own:The Dolocherby European P. Douglas

48. A book related to one of the 7 deadly sins (pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, sloth): One Wicked Night by Heather Boyd

49. A book from one of the Goodreads Best Books of the Month lists (link)):The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story by Douglas Preston

50. A book with a warm atmosphere (centered on family, friendship, love or summer):Bluegrass Undercover by Kathleen Brooks

51. An award-winning short story or short story collection: Different Seasons: Four Novellas by Stephen King

52. A book published in 2018:The Bookworm by Mitch Silver