Goodreads Reading Challenge 2019 – Around the Year in 52 Books

1. A book that was nominated for or won an award in a genre you enjoy
2. A book with one of the 5 W’s in the title (Who, What, Where, When, Why)
3. A book where the author’s name contains A, T, and Y: Franziska Seyboldt – Rattatatam, mein Herz
4. A book with a criminal character (i.e. assassin, pirate, thief, robber, scoundrel etc)
5. A book by Shakespeare or inspired by Shakespeare
6. A book with a dual timeline
7. 2 books related to the same topic, genre, or theme: Kabi Nagata – Meine lesbische Erfahrung mit Einsamkeit (LGBTQ* Manga)
8. 2 books related to the same topic, genre, or theme: Gengoroh Tagame – Der Mann meines Bruders 1 (LGBTQ* Manga)
9. A book from one of the top 5 money making genres (romance/erotica, crime/mystery, religious/inspirational, science fiction/fantasy or horror): P.J. Tracy – Sie mir beim Sterben zu
10. A book featuring an historical figure
11. A book related to one of the 12 Zodiac Chinese Animals (title, cover, subject)
12. A book about reading, books or an author/writer
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
15. A book by an author from a Mediterranean country or set in a Mediterranean country
16. A book told from multiple perspectives
17. A speculative fiction (i.e. fantasy, scifi, horror, dystopia):
18. A book related to one of the elements on the periodic table of elements
19. A book by an author who has more than one book on your TBR: Chris Carter – Die stille Bestie
20. A book featuring indigenous people of a country
21. A book from one of the polarizing or close call votes
22. A book with a number in the title or on the cover: Dashka Slater – The 57 Bus
23. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #1 Something Old: H.P. Lovecraft – Herbert West. Reanimator
24. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #2 Something New
25. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #3 Something Borrowed
26. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #4 Something Blue: Hannah Witton – Untenrum drumherumreden
27. A book off of the 1001 books to read before you die list
28. A book related to something cold (i.e. theme, title, author, cover, etc.): Robert Bryndza – Das Mädchen im Eis
29. A book published before 1950
30. A book featuring an elderly character
31. A children’s classic you’ve never read
32. A book with more than 500 pages
33. A book you have owned for at least a year, but have not read yet
34. A book with a person’s name in the title: Dilek Güngör – Ich bin Özlem
35. A psychological thriller
36. A book featured on an NPR Best Books of the Year list
37. A book set in a school or university
38. A book not written in traditional novel format (poetry, essay, epistolary, graphic novel, etc): Nikita Gill – Fierce Fairytales and other Stories to stir your Soul
39. A book with a strong sense of place or where the author brings the location/setting to life
40. A book you stumbled upon
41. A book from the 2018 GR Choice Awards
42. A book with a monster or „monstrous“ character
43. A book related to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) [fiction or nonfiction]
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.)
45. A multi-generational saga
46. A book with a (mostly) black cover: P.J. Tracy – Todesnähe
47. A book related to food (i.e. title, cover, plot, etc.)
48. A book that was a finalist or winner for the National Book Award for any year
49. A book written by a Far East Asian author or set in a Far East Asian country: Naoko Takeuchi – Sailor Moon 1-8
50. A book that includes a journey (physical, health, or spiritual)
51. A book published in 2019: Jagoda Marinic – Sheroes
52. A book with a weird or intriguing title