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message 1: by Zaz (last edited Oct 29, 2015 05:07AM) (new)

Zaz | 3542 comments Once upon a time (2015 exactly), we were in another group (here exactly). Doing the Popsugar challenge was fun but, for 2016, we wanted to make our own list. For some part of the year, we suggested topics, voted the ones we preferred and ended to the list we are using this year. BUT! (yes, there's a but) But, many poor suggestions didn't make it (I hope you are crying right now)! One last chance is offered to them: Week 39.

So, for week 39 (A previous suggestion that did not make it into the list), choose your favorite from the poor suggestions!

--- Title ---
Two books with the same title
A book title that describes you/your life
A book with title inspired by poetry or line from a play
A book with a number in the title
A book with a date in the title (day, month, year etc.)
A fairy tale with a color in the title
A children's book with a character's name in the title
A book you can finish in a day with a title that starts with the word "The"
A book with a body part in the title
Any genre with something from nature in the title
A book with a male or female noun or pronoun in the title (i.e. he/she, boy/girl, man/woman, etc.)
A book with a word in the title that describes a time of day/night
A book with a day of the week in the title
A book with alliteration in the title
A book with a redundant phrase in the title (i.e. Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter)
A book with a weird/wacky title
A book with a long title (8-10 words or more)
A book with 'diary' in the title
A title that relates to a season
A book with an element in the title (earth, air, fire, water)

--- Cover ---
A children's book with an animal on the cover
A book with an animal on the cover
A book with sparkles on the cover
A book with a plant (tree, flower, etc) on the cover
A book with a blue spine or cover
A book with a famous building/sculpture on the cover
A book with a woman and a man on the cover
A book with a cover that puts you off

--- Reading List/Goodreads/friends/etc ---
A book picked for you by someone else (You could ask this person to choose from your TBR)
A book that is chosen for you by another member
The smallest book on your TBR list
Re-read a favorite
A book that you associate with someone special (as in the book conjures memories of someone special)
A book your grandparents are owning
A book that you feel like everyone has read but you
A children's book that your parents had enjoyed when they were children
A graphic novel that everybody is talking about
A popular 'cult' book that's under 200 pages
A book from the GoodReads "Best of May List" (any year)
A book another member of this group recommended to you
A book recommended to you by a friend
A book recommended by a famous person
A book you started but never finished
Reread one of your favorite books
A book with less than 100 reviews
A popular book from the "2015 Reading Challenge"
A book you judged too quickly (unappealing cover, started but never finished, avoiding the hype, etc.)
A book that inspires you
Re-read a book you feel deserves a second chance
A book you bought or will buy from an independent bookstore or from a charity shop
A book a friend has told you multiple times to read
Reread a book that has a special meaning to you
One of you favorite books from your childhood
The first book (that you can remember) that made you love reading

--- Inside ---
x location x
A book sets on another planet
A book that doesn't take place on earth
A book about the old west in USA
A book set in the state in which you were born
A book about the history of the place you live
A book set in the country of your ancestors
A book that takes place underwater
A book that takes place in more than one country
A book that is set in a location you would like to visit
A book based in a place that you would like to live in

x characters x
A book you have/develop a crush on one of the characters
A book where a main character has a special power
A book with a hero from a different ethnic group than yours
A book about animals or with an animal as one of the main characters
A book with nonhuman characters
A book with a child as the main character (or one of), but not a children's book
A book with a child as the main character
A book with a ghost in it
A book about the events in another book from another character's point of view
A book with a strong female protagonist
A book with a character who has your name (any)
A book with a main character who has the same age as you (currently)
A book featuring a fictional trickster
A book with an unreliable narrator
A book with an elderly person as a main character (> 60 years old)
A book where the protagonist has the same name as someone you know well
A book where you share your name (first, middle, last, or maiden name) with the main character
A book of fiction that mentions, or is about a real person/ or someone who was a real person

x events / time x
An alternative history book
A book that raises your heart rate (any genre)
A book that makes you pee your pants
A book that is happening in the summer (at least short time)
A book that takes place during a holiday
A book set during time of war (civil war, world war, Independence, etc)
A book set during world war II

--- Genre, theme ---
A play
A Chick-lit book
A paranormal romance
A classic romance written before you were born
A classic you wanted to read for a long time but never did
A modern classic (post WWI)
A Greek or Roman classic
An ancient legend (the creation of the planet Earth, etc)
An epic poem
A collection of poems
A historical biography
A medical related memoir
A fairy tale
A retelling
A book whose plot is based in a fairytale
A book based on an ancient epic
A book based on mythology
A book with an end of the world, apocalyptic theme
A parody of a children's book
A children's book with a "choose your own adventure" theme
A children's book of historical or educational fiction genre
A short non-fiction book
A non-fiction book on math/science/engineering/social economics/business
A self help book under 200 pages
A book that makes you better (better cook, better parent, better person, etc.)
An existentialist themed book
A book about a taboo subject
A book about an obsession
A book about science
A book about sports
A short story collection
A micro-history
A campus novel
A western
A climate fiction
An Adventure book
A family saga
A book in a genre you normally don't read
A book outside your comfort zone
A book that requires you to complete activities or experiments
A book that is short but really packs a punch
A book about human rights or animal rights (it could be both fiction or non-fiction)
A work of fiction about art (paintings, artists, sculptors, painters,etc.)
A book about traveling
A travelogue
A book written for adults that you would read to a child
A book about second chances/starting over

--- Series ---
Read just the first and last book of your favorite series
A novella that is part of a series you are reading
A "prequel" to a book series
Reread a book from a series you didn't want to end

--- Author / publishing ---
A book that has more than one author (2 or more)
A book from an author with your initials
A book by an author whose uses an initial instead of a first name (e.g.- J.K. Rowling)
A children's book written by an author who also writes adult books
A book by a Russian author
A book by an African or African-American author
A book by an author from Asia
A book written by an author of your nationality
A book by an author who is from a country different than your own
A book written by a Nobel Prize winner (doesn't have to be in literature)
A book from a prolific author (wrote 50 books or more so far)
A book by an author that you've read before but weren't so keen on
A novel by someone already famous in another field (such as a sportsperson, actor etc)
A self-published/indie book
A book published posthumously
A book by someone who has died recently
A book published during a significant year for you (anniversary, graduation, child's birth, etc.)
A bestseller published the year a significant other was born (i.e. parent, sibling, best friend etc.)
A book published the year you were born
A book written the same year and month of your birth
A magazine from the year you were born
A book that came out on your birthday or birthday month from any year
A book that was released exactly 100 years before the year you were born
A book written when your mother/father was a teenager
A censored book
A book that you don't understand why it was banned in your birth country
A book from genre you don't normally read with 200 pages or less
A book longer than the longest book you read last year
A short book written in another language (not english or your mother tongue)
A novella translated from another language
A book originally written in a language you'd love to learn
A book from an author you follow on social media but have yet to read one of their books
A book from an author born the same month as you (http://lookingglassreview.com/books/a...)
A book released in 2016 which is an author's debut novel
A book that you got for free

--- Awards, challenges, lists, adaptations, etc ----
A book from NPR's 100 Swoon-worthy Romances
An Oprah's book-club book
A book made into a Disney film
A Hugo Award winner (sci-fi)
A Newbery Medal winner or Honor Book
A Quick Reads book published within the last 2 years
A play that has been adapted into a musical or a movie
A book that was made into a TV movie, series, or mini-series
A book that was based on or turned into a TV series


message 2: by Ellana (new)

Ellana Thornton-Wheybrew (ellanarosetw) | 2 comments 85 choices - in case someone wants to leave it up to a random number generator instead of deciding for themselves ^_^


message 3: by Elzecat (new)

Elzecat | 222 comments I already have an "alternative title" list of 40 books (someone on here posted the list but I can't remember where) and I am working my way through finding titles for all of these suggestions too! Maybe this will help me get through my very long to-read list!


message 4: by Aglaea (new)

Aglaea | 493 comments Ellana wrote: "85 choices - in case someone wants to leave it up to a random number generator instead of deciding for themselves ^_^"

Thanks a bunch! I will call this list 84 losers of 2016 (since one was pulled out to 52).

It is like I've reconnected with my bookshelf and its contents via the auxiliary challenges, but I have plenty more on the TBR.


message 5: by Zaz (new)

Zaz | 3542 comments There's more than 100 categories for sure, so maybe it's 185 ;)


message 6: by Aglaea (last edited Dec 22, 2015 02:01PM) (new)

Aglaea | 493 comments I just entered them into Numbers and think it is 194.


message 7: by Rachel (new)

Rachel A. (abyssallibrarian) | 2353 comments After hearing about people doing this list as a "reject" challenge, I've been kind of tempted to do it too...my main problem is with timing. I'm already doing the Around the Year challenge, and even if I wasn't, it definitely wouldn't be possible for me to do it over one year. Without a time limit is a possibility, although it would conflict with any other challenges I decided to do.


message 8: by Emm (last edited Dec 22, 2015 05:17PM) (new)

Emm (girlvsbook) | 1264 comments Here is the numbered list for anyone wishing to have it in this format. ;)

1. Two books with the same title
2. Two books with the same title
3. A book title that describes you/your life
4. A book with title inspired by poetry or line from a play
5. A book with a number in the title
6. A book with a date in the title (day, month, year etc.)
7. A fairy tale with a color in the title
8. A children's book with a character's name in the title
9. A book you can finish in a day with a title that starts with the word "the"
10. A book with a body part in the title
11. Any genre with something from nature in the title
12. A book with a male or female noun or pronoun in the title (i.e. he/she, boy/girl, man/woman, etc.)
13. A book with a word in the title that describes a time of day/night
14. A book with a day of the week in the title
15. A book with alliteration in the title
16. A book with a redundant phrase in the title (i.e. Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter)
17. A book with a weird/wacky title
18. A book with a long title (8-10 words or more)
19. A book with 'diary' in the title
20. A title that relates to a season
21. A book with an element in the title (earth, air, fire, water)
22. A children's book with an animal on the cover
23. A book with an animal on the cover
24. A book with sparkles on the cover
25. A book with a plant (tree, flower, etc) on the cover
26. A book with a blue spine or cover
27. A book with a famous building/sculpture on the cover
28. A book with a woman and a man on the cover
29. A book with a cover that puts you off
30. A book picked for you by someone else (You could ask this person to choose from your TBR)
31. A book that is chosen for you by another member
32. The smallest book on your TBR list
33. Re-read a favorite
34. A book that you associate with someone special (as in the book conjures memories of someone special)
35. A book your grandparents are owning
36. A book that you feel like everyone has read but you
37. A children's book that your parents had enjoyed when they were children
38. A graphic novel that everybody is talking about
39. A popular 'cult' book that's under 200 pages
40. A book from the GoodReads "Best of May List" (any year)
41. A book another member of this group recommended to you
42. A book recommended to you by a friend
43. A book recommended by a famous person
44. A book you started but never finished
45. Reread one of your favorite books
46. book with less than 100 reviews
47. A popular book from the "2015 Reading Challenge"
48. A book you judged too quickly (unappealing cover, started but never finished, avoiding the hype, etc.)
49. A book that inspires you
50. Re-read a book you feel deserves a second chance
51. A book you bought or will buy from an independent bookstore or from a charity shop
52. A book a friend has told you multiple times to read
53. Re-read a book that has a special meaning to you
54. One of you favorite books from your childhood
55. The first book (that you can remember) that made you love reading
56. A book sets on another planet
57. A book that doesn't take place on earth
58. A book about the old west in USA
59. A book set in the state in which you were born
60. A book about the history of the place you live
61. A book set in the country of your ancestors
62. A book that takes place underwater
63. A book that takes place in more than one country
64. A book that is set in a location you would like to visit
65. A book based in a place that you would like to live in
66. A book you have/develop a crush on one of the characters
67. A book where a main character has a special power
68. A book with a hero from a different ethnic group than yours
69. A book about animals or with an animal as one of the main characters
70. A book with nonhuman characters
71. A book with a child as the main character (or one of), but not a children's book
72. A book with a child as the main character
73. A book with a ghost in it
74. A book about the events in another book from another character's point of view
75. A book with a strong female protagonist
76. A book with a character who has your name (any)
77. A book with a main character who has the same age as you (currently)
78. A book featuring a fictional trickster
79. A book with an unreliable narrator
80. A book with an elderly person as a main character (> 60 years old)
81. A book where the protagonist has the same name as someone you know well
82. A book where you share your name (first, middle, last, or maiden name) with the main character
83. A book of fiction that mentions, or is about a real person/ or someone who was a real person
84. An alternative history book
85. A book that raises your heart rate (any genre)
86. A book that makes you pee your pants
87. A book that is happening in the summer (at least short time)
88. A book that takes place during a holiday
89. A book set during time of war (Civil War, World War, Independence, etc)
90. A book set during World War II
91. A play
92. A Chick-lit book
93. A paranormal romance
94. A classic romance written before you were born
95. A classic you wanted to read for a long time but never did
96. A modern classic (post WWI)
97. A Greek or Roman classic
98. An ancient legend (the creation of the planet Earth, etc)
99. An epic poem
100. A collection of poems
101. A historical biography
102. A medical related memoir
103. A fairy tale
104. A retelling
105. A book whose plot is based in a fairytale
106. A book based on an ancient epic
107. A book based on mythology
108. A book with an end of the world, apocalyptic theme
109. A parody of a children's book
110. A children's book with a "choose your own adventure" theme
111. A children's book of historical or educational fiction genre
112. A short non-fiction book
113. A non-fiction book on math/science/engineering/social economics/business
114. A self help book under 200 pages
115. A book that makes you better (better cook, better parent, better person, etc.)
116. An existentialist themed book
117. A book about a taboo subject
118. A book about an obsession
119. A book about science
120. A book about sports
121. A short story collection
122. A micro-history
123. A campus novel
124. A western
125. A climate fiction
126. An Adventure book
127. A family saga
128. A book in a genre you normally don't read
129. A book outside your comfort zone
130. A book that requires you to complete activities or experiments
131. A book that is short but really packs a punch
132. A book about human rights or animal rights (it could be both fiction or non-fiction)
133. A work of fiction about art (paintings, artists, sculptors, painters,etc.)
134. A book about traveling
135. A travelogue
136. A book written for adults that you would read to a child
137. A book about second chances/starting over
138. Read just the first and last book of your favorite series
139. Read just the first and last book of your favorite series
140. A novella that is part of a series you are reading
141. A "prequel" to a book series
142. Reread a book from a series you didn't want to end
143. A book that has more than one author (2 or more)
144. A book from an author with your initials
145. A book by an author whose uses an initial instead of a first name (e.g.- J.K. Rowling)
146. A children's book written by an author who also writes adult books
147. A book by a Russian author
148. A book by an African or African-American author
149. A book by an author from Asia
150. A book written by an author of your nationality
151. A book by an author who is from a country different than your own
152. A book written by a Nobel Prize winner (doesn't have to be in literature)
153. A book from a prolific author (wrote 50 books or more so far)
154. A book by an author that you've read before but weren't so keen on
155. A novel by someone already famous in another field (such as a sportsperson, actor etc)
156. A self-published/indie book
157. A book published posthumously
158. A book by someone who has died recently
159. A book published during a significant year for you (anniversary, graduation, child's birth, etc.)
160. A bestseller published the year a significant other was born (i.e. parent, sibling, best friend etc.)
161. A book published the year you were born
162. A book written the same year and month of your birth
163. A magazine from the year you were born
164. A book that came out on your birthday or birthday month from any year
165. A book that was released exactly 100 years before the year you were born
166. A book written when your mother/father was a teenager
167. A censored book
168. A book that you don't understand why it was banned in your birth country
169. A book from genre you don't normally read with 200 pages or less
170. A book longer than the longest book you read last year
171. A short book written in another language (not english or your mother tongue)
172. A novella translated from another language
173. A book originally written in a language you'd love to learn
174. A book from an author you follow on social media but have yet to read one of their books
175. A book from an author born the same month as you (http://lookingglassreview.com/books/a...)
176. A book released in 2016 which is an author's debut novel
177. A book that you got for free
178. A book from NPR's 100 Swoon-worthy Romances
179. An Oprah's book-club book
180. A book made into a Disney film
181. A Hugo Award winner (sci-fi)
182. A Newbery Medal winner or Honor Book
183. A Quick Reads book published within the last 2 years
184. A play that has been adapted into a musical or a movie
185. A book that was made into a TV movie, series, or mini-series
186. A book that was based on or turned into a TV series


message 9: by Aglaea (new)

Aglaea | 493 comments Odd that the numbers don't match, since I just copy-pasted from the list - and double-checked. I did see a few multiples of basically the same thing, though. Did you remove those, Emm?

I also have a couple of questions.
Micro-history?
Travelogue?
And what is considered old West in the US?


message 10: by Rachel (new)

Rachel A. (abyssallibrarian) | 2353 comments On the list Emm posted above, I did notice this:

138. Read just the first and last book of your favorite series
139. Read just the first and last book of your favorite series

Probably a mix-up with copying and pasting. The more I look over this list, the more I'm tempted to try it (or at least part of it) as an extra challenge, although there are a few categories I want to remove just because they are unrealistic for me


message 11: by Emm (last edited Dec 22, 2015 06:28PM) (new)

Emm (girlvsbook) | 1264 comments I duplicated it intentionally because the task is to read two books (the first and the last). I also did that for the first task (made it #1 and #2) because the task is to read two books with the same name.

On my personal list, I designated these tasks as the same number but for this list I did not because people seemed to be more interested in the number of books instead of the number of tasks. :)

I did not remove anything. But I noticed that when I copied and pasted it into a word document it was counting the headers (i.e. Awards, challenges, lists, adaptations, etc) so I removed those.


message 12: by Emm (new)

Emm (girlvsbook) | 1264 comments Oh, and to answer your questions Aglaea...

A microhistory is the history of a very specific subject. For example, Rain: A Natural and Cultural History which is about rain only, not all weather. Or Drinking in America: Our Secret History which is about the influence of alcohol on America only.

A travelogue relates to the journey and experiences of a traveler. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail and Eat, Pray, Love spring to mind.

I'm not familiar enough with the timeline for what is considered the "Old West" in U.S. history to give you a confident answer on that one... but here's a Wikipedia article that could point you in the right direction. :)


message 13: by Jody (new)

Jody (jodybell) | 3878 comments Rachel wrote: "After hearing about people doing this list as a "reject" challenge, I've been kind of tempted to do it too...my main problem is with timing. I"

Join us! I've already got three challenges on the go, but I've made this one a non-timed one. Or, at least, given myself a few years to complete it.


message 14: by Aglaea (new)

Aglaea | 493 comments Thanks, Emm! I'll have to stalk the lists of others for the Western book (of which there are sort of two).

I thought microhistory could have also been about a very short time, say a few years at the most, but it is definitely easier to go with a phenomenon.

As for travelling, I was unsure since there is also a book on travelling rather than travelogue, so the difference had me undecided.

I think I'll shave one of two re-read favourites as well.


message 15: by Aglaea (new)

Aglaea | 493 comments I'm going to need a bit of help with these:

40. A book from the GoodReads "Best of May List" (any year)
Is this the list of most read books in the Popular section of the website? Or something else?

47. A popular book from the "2015 Reading Challenge"
Do the old members have a suggestion for me?

Thanks in advance!


message 16: by Zaz (new)

Zaz | 3542 comments 40 > https://www.goodreads.com/best_books_...
If you click on the "month" you'll have the full books chosen by the GR team :)

47 > Big Little Lies was one of the most popular (nearly everybody read it for the antonyms category).


message 17: by Jody (new)

Jody (jodybell) | 3878 comments I second BLL for the popular book! Also The Name of the Wind, and The Martian seemed to be talked about a lot.


message 18: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (new)

Laura | 3753 comments Mod
I definitely agree with the previous suggestions, but The Handmaid's Tale was also pretty popular :)


message 19: by Aglaea (new)

Aglaea | 493 comments Thanks so much! I find some sections quite difficult to find, in particular the stuff that comes in emails as personalised suggestions. The lists of to-be-released works are really good, but hidden somehow. Now I've bookmarked the page Zaz linked to or I won't find it again.

As for BLL, I recall it having been mentioned here, too. Maybe a thread was started for it already? Will add it to my TBR. The Martian I've baked into the rejects challende and Handmaid is possibly TBRed already. The Name is new to me, so thanks!


message 20: by Emm (last edited Dec 27, 2015 03:45PM) (new)

Emm (girlvsbook) | 1264 comments The Book Thief, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, Big Little Lies, Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train, Yes Please are a few that I saw cropping up a lot.

The Name of the Wind, it seems, will be a very popular read this year also. It seems to be a common book for highest rated on your TBR.


message 21: by Rachel (new)

Rachel A. (abyssallibrarian) | 2353 comments How would we even begin to find a magazine from the year we were born? My mom works at a public library, and she's said that they don't keep magazines that are more than a few years old usually.


message 22: by Emm (last edited Dec 27, 2015 05:37PM) (new)

Emm (girlvsbook) | 1264 comments That was one that I dropped, Rachel. I am challenging myself to read more books so I didn't feel that really furthered my aims for doing the challenge to begin with. Maybe online you can get back issues if that is something you want to keep on your list?


message 23: by Rachel (new)

Rachel A. (abyssallibrarian) | 2353 comments Emm wrote: "That was one that I dropped, Rachel. I am challenging myself to read more books so I didn't feel that really furthered my aims for doing the challenge to begin with. Maybe online you can get back i..."

I would probably drop it too. I don't read magazines much normally. I was looking at your list to get some ideas actually, and I didn't notice too many dropped categories.

I'm putting together a list for myself of possible books for the Rejects Challenge to see if I'm even interested in doing it...and it's both motivating me and putting me off at the same time. I'm finding it really hard to find books for many of the categories, and possibly that I'm dropping too many.

So far, I've filtered out any categories that are already part of last year's challenge, or this year's ATY challenge, as well as most re-reading categories. I've also been going through and combining categories that are very similar to each other (ie. A book with an animal on the cover vs. a children's book with an animal on the cover). Still have about 150 items on the list, but at times it feels like such a cheat to filter out so many... I know no one is going to judge my list or my methods, but I'm so used to doing the challenges as written that it's throwing me off


message 24: by Emm (last edited Dec 27, 2015 06:02PM) (new)

Emm (girlvsbook) | 1264 comments Yeah, there are a lot of categories that are very similar that probably could have been dropped just because they're practically duplicates but the point, for me at least, was to read more books so I kept most of them. I also edited some of the categories so if you're finding some difficult or challenging maybe just modify them slightly. Like maybe a graphic novel from the decade you were born instead of a magazine from the year? I think I mentioned this before but I tried to keep the modifications along the same line as the original task but some of them just weren't really working for me. It's not an official challenge, just something I'm doing for fun so I didn't feel like I wasn't justified in making changes. If it was something official then I'd be more hesitant about doing that but... meh, it's just for me and just for fun.

I know others who are doing this challenge who have also made changes to tailor it more to their goals. You shouldn't feel bad about cutting things that you don't think are a challenge to you (like re-reads and stuff you already did last year or plan to do this year). It's your challenge. :)


message 25: by Emm (last edited Dec 27, 2015 06:52PM) (new)

Emm (girlvsbook) | 1264 comments Aglaea, if you're still looking for an idea for a western book I've got a few on my TBR that you could check into and see if they strike your fancy. Some are western/frontier and some are western-ish (like western fantasy), depending on how strict you want to be. :)

Six-Gun Snow White by Catherynne M. Valente The Arrivals by Melissa Marr Grace and the Guiltless by Erin Johnson Walk on Earth a Stranger (The Gold Seer Trilogy, #1) by Rae Carson Revenge and the Wild by Michelle Modesto Seth MacFarlane's A Million Ways to Die in the West by Seth MacFarlane Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee


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Aglaea | 493 comments Emm wrote: "Aglaea, if you're still looking for an idea for a western book I've got a few on my TBR that you could check into and see if they strike your fancy. Some are western/frontier and some are western-i..."

I found the definition of "old west" in the Western category (quite logically, I'm so silly), and looked at some of the popular books. None seemed incredibly interesting apart from the travelogue on the trail thingy through the US, so thanks, will definitely take a look!


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Rachel A. (abyssallibrarian) | 2353 comments The other idea I've been considering is instead of doing the entire Rejects challenge, just picking a certain number of categories to add to my challenge. This year, I finished about 6-8 weeks before the end of the year, so it would be interesting to see if I could still finish in time if I had say, 75 books instead of 52.

Even though I'm picking books for the most part from my TBR, I'm finding that I'm much more excited about my list for ATY than I am for the Rejects list. I think a big part of that is because I'm finding it such a struggle to satisfy so many of the categories. It's strange. I don't find the ATY list too difficult to find books for, but the rejects list is causing me a lot of problems.


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Caitlin (0utnumbered321) I'll be tackling a few reject topics in my 16 in '16 which I am doing as well as the 52 in 52. I'm allowing for repeats. The 16 in '16 will be 16 books coming out in 2016 and they will all go with one of our topics. I had 6 books coming out in 2016 on my 52 list so I only had to pick 10 of the reject topics for a grand total of 16!


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Sophie (sawphie) | 3397 comments Rachel, I think most of the suggestions were rejected because they were difficult to fill, so I'm not surprised they're causing you problems. I totally understand some people who really like the challenge to do them all, but I love you idea of ending the year with reject suggestions. If I'm ever finished with both ATY and the Popsugar Challenge, I'm definitely going to do this.


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Aglaea | 493 comments Rachel, I've worked my way through a majority of the Rejects now, if you would like some ideas for your own challenge.

I was lucky to have quite a few unread books at home, some that I'll borrow from family members, and finally a lively library. I've been going through the new arrivals in both paper and digital books, and when I see something interesting, I look it up here (it's easier to read the synopsis here for some reason) and, if it fits a description, add it immediately to my TBR and challenge bookshelf. In OverDrive I add to my wish list any cover that looks appealing, then look it up the same way. I've found heaps of stuff that way.

Also, contrary to my spontaneous thoughts that can be rather restricting, I'm allowing looser interpretations. "A book you got for free" would include library books.


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J Austill | 830 comments Aglaea wrote: "Also, contrary to my spontaneous thoughts that can be rather restricting, I'm allowing looser interpretations. "A book you got for free" would include library books. "

As long as you never return it.


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Karen Wow, a lot of great suggestions here. Hard to pick favourites to vote on.


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Aglaea | 493 comments J wrote: "Aglaea wrote: "Also, contrary to my spontaneous thoughts that can be rather restricting, I'm allowing looser interpretations. "A book you got for free" would include library books. "

As long as you never return it."


Oooh, walking on the wild side, are we?


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