BOTM 2018 072. 52 Crimes In 52 Books
We chose 52 books that were expertly hand picked by YOU!
Each book will be assigned a week within the 2018 year. You can't change the books, but you're free to pick and chose whatever book you WANT to read, and how many, and at what time.
You can read in order or jump around, there is no right or wrong way to do it. But keep the weekly order in your tracking plan, as we are using the numbers to find quickly a topic threads.
ONE book each month will be our Featured Book of the month, we will have various games and challenges for each if these. The Featured BOTM will fall within the first FULL week of that month, but will run through the entire month.
⏩Start a Tracking thread here, in this thread.
⏩Copy and paste all Current books listed into your thread.
⏩Add your Academy Thread Link.
⏩Stop by at the end of each month to see what books have been added to the list.
⏩You will be able click on the Week that book is in to that will take you directly to the Book Discussion Thread for that book.
If you can't complete the challenge, it's not a problem. If one book is really not for you, no worries there will be 51 more to Choose from.
🔴Six months of books for the year will be up and posted, after each new month we will add books for the next month in line that have not been picked yet. These will not be changed. This will give you time to pick up books from the library, beg, borrow, buy, or steal. (If you steal, please don NOT link back to this thread)
🔴How and what you read will determine how many Academy Questions you can earn.
🔴This year we have a new Wild Card option at the Academy that could help you later on. This will be explain in the Academy threads starting in 2018
⏩1 Free Question
For Each book you have all ready read before 2018, you can post your rating, date read, and a sentence or favorite quote from the book in the book Thread.
⏩2 Free Questions
For Each book you read from the list in 2018. Post requires, rating date read and a sentence or favorite quote from the book in the book Thread.
⏩3 Free Questions
IF you discuss the book in the thread with other members (Should have at LEAST three post other then your finished book post)
⏩4 Free Questions
If you Read the BOTM and participate in discussion
⏩5 Free Questions
IF you finish a book in the actual week it is featured for.
⏩BOTM Activities will earn Various Free Question
⏩5 Free Question
Collect when you Read 5 out of the 52 books
⏩6 Free Questions
Collect when you Read 10 out of 52 books
⏩7 Free Questions
Collect when you Read 20 out of 52 books
⏩8 Free Questions
Collect when you Read 30 out of 52 books
⏩9 Free Questions
Collect when you Read 40 out of 52 books
⏩10 Free Questions
Collect when you Read ALL 52 books
You will be able to earn Wildcards this year through the Academy.
Wildcards will be perfect if there is a book you just dont want to read, or maybe you just cant get.
If you choose to use it for this challenge head to the Wildcard Thread where you will Post which book you want to swap out for a book of your choice. You will post which book you are swaping, and the book you are swapping it for. you will post your rating, date read, and a sentence or favorite quote from the book.
We will also need the link where you earned the Wildcard.
Please note this transaction in your tracking thread here.
January: Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore 1/1/18
February: Closer Than You Think
March: The Ghostwriter
April: The Gates of Evangeline
May: Stillhouse Lake
June: Magpie Murders
July: Bird Box
August: Need to Know
September: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
October: Girl in Snow: A Novel
November: Dead Simple
Jan-1-6: Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore 1/1/18
Jan-7-13: Why Did You Lie? Yrsa Sigurðardóttir 1/10/18
Jan-14-20: Strangers Paul Finch 1/14/18
Jan-21-27: One of Us Is Lying Karen M. McManus 1/22/18
Jan-28-Feb 3: The Troop DNF
Feb-4-10: Closer Than You Think Karen Rose 2/5/18
Feb 11-17: I Am Watching You Teresa Driscoll 2/13/18
Feb 18-24: Court of the Last Resort DNF
Feb 25-Mar 3: The Breakdown B.A. Paris 2/25/18 4 ★
Mar 4-10: The Ghostwriter Alessandra Torre 3/7/18 4 ★
Mar 11- 17: The Wasp Factory DNF
Mar 18-24: Still Life read 10/23/2013 4 stars
Mar 25-31: When the Bough Breaks 2/8/1994 3 stars
Apr-1-7: The Gates of Evangeline Hester Young 4/4/18 4 1/2 ★
Apr-8-14: Rebecca Read: 1978 (probably earlier!) 5 stars
Apr-15-21: The 50/50 Killer
Apr-22-28: The Good Daughter Karin Slaughter 4/23/18 4 1/2 ★
Apr-29-May 5: Find Her Lisa Gardner 4/30/18 5 ★
May 6-12 : Stillhouse Lake Rachel Caine 5/6/18 4 1/2 ★
May 13-19: Two Nights Kathy Reichs 5/20/18 3-3 1/2 ★
May 20-26: Awakening Sharon J. Bolton 5/25/18
May 27-Jun 2: The Stranger Harlan Coben 5/28/18 4★
Jun 3-9 : Magpie Murders
Jun 10-16: Follow You Home
Jun 17-23: The Fourth Monkey
Jun 24-30: The Missing Ones
Jul 1-7-Bird Box
Jul 8-14-Alias Grace
Jul 15-21-Origin Dan Brown 7/20/18 3★
Jul 29-Aug 4-Eva's Eye
Aug 5-11: Need to Know Karen Cleveland 8/20/18 4 1/2 ★
Aug 12-18: Bonfire
Aug 19-25: Sun Storm
Aug 26- Sept 1: Iron Lake William Kent Krueger 8/31/18 4 ★
Sep 2-8: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Sep 9-15: The Silent Sister Diane Chamberlain 9/12/18 ★★★★
Sep 16-22: Sworn to Silence ★★★★1/2 September 3, 2017
Sep 23-29: Then She Was Gone ★★★★ 9/24/18
Sep 30-Oct 6: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Oct 7-13: Girl in Snow: A Novel
Oct 14-20: Ink and Bone
Oct 21-27: Left To Die
Oct 28-Nov 3: Drood
Nov 4-10: Dead Simple
Nov 11-17: The Last Pilgrim
Nov 18-24: Collecting the Dead
Nov 25-Dec 1: The Affliction
Dec 2-8: Others
Dec 9-15: The Last Time I Lied
Dec 16-22: Night Film
Dec 23-31:Carved in Bone