• A book made into a movie you've already seen : Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District , Nikolai Leskov
  • A true crime : In Cold Blood , Truman Capote
  • The next book in a series you started : Homo Deus , Noah Yuval Harari
  • A book involving a heist : The Great Train Robbery , M. Crichton
  • A Nordic noir : IJsprinses , Camilla Läckberg
  • A novel based on a real person : Jehanne , Simone van der Vlugt
  • A book set in a country that fascinates you : God in Amerika , Yvonne Kroonenberg
  • A book with a time of day in the title : Twelfth Night , William Shakespeare
  • A book about a villain or antihero : A Christmas Carol , Charles Dickens
  • A book about death or grief : As I Lay Dying , William Faulkner
  • A book by a female author who uses a male pseudonym : Middlemarch , George Elliot
  • A book with an LGBTQ+ protagonist : Orlando , Virginia Woolf
  • A book that's also a stage play or musical : Into the Woods , S. Sondheim & J. Lapine
  • A book by an author with a different ethnicity than you : Lakota Woman , Mary Crow Dog
  • A book about feminism : We Should All Be Feminists , Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • A book about mental health : One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest , Kevin Kesey
jun 16 2018 ∞
nov 25 2019 +
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  • The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
  • His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
  • Harry Potter and he Goblet of Fire - J.K. Rowling
  • To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
  • Winnie the Pooh - A.A. Milne
  • Nineteen-Eighty-Four - George Orwell
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis
  • Jane Eyre - Charlotte Brontë
  • Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
  • Wuthering Heights - Emily Brontë
  • Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
  • Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier
  • The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
  • The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
  • Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
aug 10 2012 ∞
feb 9 2021 +
  • A book becoming a movie in 2019 : Where;d You Go, Bernadette , Maria Semple
  • A book that makes you nostalgic : The Tale of the Nutcracker , Alexandre Dumas
  • A book written by a musician : And the Ass Saw the Angel , Nick Cave
  • A book you think should be turned into a movie : Boy , Roald Dahl
  • A book with at least one million ratings on Goodreads : Charlotte's Web , E.B. White
  • A book with a plant in the title/on the cover : The Buried Giant , Kazuo Ishiguro
  • A reread of a favourite book : Polleke , Guus Kuijer
  • A book about a hobby : A Modern Herbal ,
  • A book you meant to read in 2018 : SPQR , Mary Beard
  • A book with pop/sugar/challenge in the title : Hoe duur was de suiker? , Cynthia McLeod
  • A book with an item of clothing/accessory on the cover : __,
  • A book inspired by mythology : Till We Have Faces , C.S. Lewis
  • A book published posthumously : Het Achterhuis , Anne Frank
  • A book you see someone reading on TV/in a movie : A Brief History of Time , Stephen Hawkins
  • A retelling of a classic : The Gap of Time , Jeanette Winterson
nov 25 2019 ∞
nov 25 2019 +
  • A book recommended by a librarian: Fantomina , Eliza Haywood
  • A book that's been on your TBR list for way too long: The Bell Jar , Sylvia Plath
  • A book of letters: My Dearest Father , W.A. Mozart
  • An audiobook: Wishful Drinking , Carrie Fisher
  • A book by a person of color: Queen of the Night , Alexander Chee
  • A book with one of the four seasons in the title: If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho , Sappho
  • A book that's a story within a story: The Hours , Mihcael Cunningham
  • A book with multiple authors: My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales , Kate Bernheimer, Gregory Maguire and others
  • An espionage thriller: Eye of the Needle , Ken Follet
  • A book with a cat on the cover: The Guest Cat , Takashi Hiraide
  • A book by an author who uses a pseudonym: 1984 , George Orwell
  • A bestseller from a genre you don't normally read: Hex , Thomas Olde Heuvelt
  • A book by/about a person who has a disability: De idioot , Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • A book involving travel: Alleen op de wereld , Hector Malot
jan 2 2017 ∞
nov 25 2019 +
  • 100 I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron (2006)

Perhaps better known for her screenwriting (Silkwood, When Harry Met Sally, Heartburn), Ephron’s brand of smart theatrical humour is on best display in her essays. Confiding and self-deprecating, she has a way of always managing to sound like your best friend – even when writing about her apartment on New York’s Upper West Side. This wildly enjoyable collection includes her droll observations about ageing, vanity – and a scorching appraisal of Bill Clinton.

  • 99 Broken Glass by Alain Mabanckou (2005), translated by Helen Stevenson (2009)

The Congolese writer says he was “trying to break the French language” with Broken Glass – a black comedy told by a disgraced teacher without much in the way of full stops or paragraph breaks. As Mab...

nov 26 2019 ∞
feb 9 2021 +
  • A book based on a fairy tale: Mirror, Mirror , Gregory Maguire
  • A National Book Award winner: Cold Mountain , Charles Frazier
  • A YA bestseller: The Book Thief , Markus Zusak
  • A book you haven’t read since high school: She's Come Undone , Wally Lamb
  • A book set in your home state: Ik omhels je met duizend armen , Ronald Giphart
  • A book translated to English: De Tweeling , Tessa de Loo
  • A romance set in the future: Brave New World , Aldous Huxley
  • A book set in Europe: De slag om de Blauwbrug , A.F.Th. van der Heijden
  • A book that’s under 150 pages: Storia di una capinera , Giovanni Verga
  • A New York Times bestseller: Franny and Zooey , J.D. SALINGER
  • A book that’s becoming a movie this year: A Man Called Ove , Fredrik Backman
  • A book recommended by someone you just met: Del providentia , Seneca / MRS. DALLOWAY , VIRGINIA WOOLF / Witte nachten , Fyodor Dostoyevski / Il barone rampante , Italo Calvino / Il cavaliere nonesistente , Italo Calvino
  • A self-improvement book: How to Win Friends and Influence People , Dale Carnegie
  • A book you can finish in a day: The Postman Always Rings Twice , James M. Cain
  • A book written by a celebrity: Anti Glamor , Carice van Houten & Halina Reijn
  • A political memoir: The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream , Barack Obama
  • A book at least 100 years older than you:... Sense and Sensibility , Jane Austen
mar 13 2016 ∞
nov 25 2019 +