Another short one: Charlotte's Web by E. B. White. I watched the movie when I was little, and surprisingly remember most of it, particularly as I read along. Fern adopts a runt piglet set to be culled, and names him Wilbur. Wilbur lives the good life, making friends in the barnyard, including with Charlotte, the spider that lives in his doorway. Wilbur learns that he is to be slaughtered that autumn, and Charlotte embarks on a mission to save him. She writes messages to the humans in her web, and Wilbur's fame spreads. It's easy to overthink this one, but Charlotte represents belief in someone for their own sake, while Templeton the rat is mostly too selfish to care. In the end, Wilbur matures and believes in himself because of Charlotte, and can disregard Templeton's naysaying. I know this is a children's book, and despite the message I found the story to be overly linear with no intensity, and the writing simplistic to the point of being boring. I've read other books/stories that did this much more interestingly and effectively without being over kids' heads.



2. That old black magic: A paranormal novel. The Ocean at the End of the Lane - Neil Gaiman
7. Doorstoppers: A book more than 600 pages. Mexico - James Michener
13. Learn the Quadrille: A regency romance. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
14. Crossing the (color) lines: A book about a person of color (PoC), any variety, written by an author of the same variety. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave - Frederick Douglass Done 1/14/19
17. Back in the day: A historical of any genre. My Name is Red - Orhan Pamuk
19. Support the home team: A book by a fellow AWer. A Dangerous Fiction - Barbara Rogan
24. Down on the farm: A book featuring farmers, agriculture, or taking place in an agrarian setting. Charlotte's Web - E. B. White Done 1/17/19
27. Halcyon days: A bestseller or book published the year you turned 21. The English Patient - Michael Ondaatji
29. You might also like. . .: A book recommended by someone real, or by a bot. Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens
33. Happy days are here again: A book published between 1945 and 1960. Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
37. Read it again, Sam: Reread a book you have already read. Freedom - Jonathan Franzen Done 1/14/19
43. Still time for more chapters: A memoir/biography by/about someone who’s still alive (as of January 1). Educated - Tara Westover