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message 1: by Zaz (last edited Oct 23, 2016 09:55AM) (new)

Zaz | 3046 comments Warning: don't post in this topic.

Hi there :)

As last year, we decided to do again our own list for 2017. We have to decide the categories, so we'll use suggestions and polls.

We don't want to spam all the members for each step, so if you're interested in doing suggestions, voting or following what's happening, you just have to subscribe to this topic (check "email me" at the bottom).

We'll update when:
- a new topic is opened for suggestions
- a new poll is online

At the end of each poll, I'll add the winners in this first post. The suggestions that lost will be listed here .

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52/52 - Selected "categories" for 2017, not in final order:
A book by an author you haven't read before
A book in the middle of your TBR list
A book from someone else's bookshelf
A book with a strong female character
A book from the Goodreads "Top 100 YA Books"
A category from another challenge
A book that you've owned for a while but haven't gotten around to reading
A book with an animal on the cover or in the title
A book about a famous historical figure
A book based on a myth
A book from the Goodreads Choice Awards 2016
A novel inspired by a work of classic literature
A book with an unreliable narrator
A best book of the 21st century (so far)
A book set in a fictional location
A book from the BBC The Big Read list (link)
A Penguin modern classic
A book with at least 2 perspectives (more than one main character and point of view)
A book with a long title (5+ words, excluding any subtitles)
A book written by a person of color (i.e. someone who isn’t white)
An epistolary fiction book
A title that doesn't contain the letter "E"
A book set in or by an author from the Southern Hemisphere
A mystery
A dual timeline novel
A book being released as a movie in 2017
A book written or set in Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Iceland)
A banned book
A historical fiction
A book that is a subgenre of your favorite genre
A book recommended by one of your favorite authors
A Hugo Award winner (or nominee)
A book written by at least two authors
A book with a one-word title
A book you meant to read in 2016
A nonfiction book
A book with illustrations
A book by one of your favorite authors
A past suggestion that didn't win
A recommendation from "What Should I Read Next" (link)
A book published in 2017
A book of magical realism
A book with a chilling atmosphere (scary, unsettling, or cold)
An adventure book
A book that is a continuation of a book you've already read
A really long book (600+ pages)
A Time Travel book
A book you choose randomly (lucky hand, randomizer, etc)
A book published outside of the top 4 publishing houses (Simon&Schuster, HarperCollins, Penguin Randomhouse, Hachette Livre)
A book where one of the main characters is royalty
A collection (e.g. essays, short stories, poetry, plays)
A New York Times best-seller
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Grouped by genre:
--- Title & cover ---
A book with an animal on the cover or in the title
A book with a long title (5+ words, excluding any subtitles)
A title that doesn't contain the letter "E"
A book with a one-word title

--- Reading List/Goodreads/People/Recommendations ---
A book in the middle of your TBR list
A book from someone else's bookshelf
A book that you've owned for a while but haven't gotten around to reading
A book recommended by one of your favorite authors
A book you meant to read in 2016
A recommendation from "What Should I Read Next"
A book that is a continuation of a book you've already read
A book you choose randomly (lucky hand, randomizer, etc)

--- Inside & theme ---
A book with a strong female character
A book based on a myth
A novel inspired by a work of classic literature
A book about a famous historical figure
A book with an unreliable narrator
A book set in a fictional location
A book with at least 2 perspectives (more than one main character and point of view)
A dual timeline novel
A book set in or by an author from the Southern Hemisphere
A book written or set in Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Iceland)
A book with illustrations
A book with a chilling atmosphere (scary, unsettling, or cold)
A book where one of the main characters is royalty

--- Genre ---
A Penguin modern classic
An epistolary fiction book
A mystery
A historical fiction
A book that is a subgenre of your favorite genre
A nonfiction book
A book of magical realism
An adventure book
A Time Travel book
A collection (e.g. essays, short stories, poetry, plays)

--- Author & publishing---
A book by an author you haven't read before
A book written by a person of color (i.e. someone who isn’t white)
A book set in or by an author from the Southern Hemisphere
A book written or set in Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Iceland)
A banned book
A book written by at least two authors
A book by one of your favorite authors
A book published in 2017
A really long book (600+ pages)
A book published outside of the top 4 publishing houses (Simon&Schuster, HarperCollins, Penguin Randomhouse, Hachette Livre)

--- Awards, challenges, adaptations, lists, etc ----
A book from the Goodreads "Top 100 YA Books"
A category from another challenge
A book from the Goodreads Choice Awards 2016
A best book of the 21st century (so far)
A book from the BBC The Big Read list (link)
A book being released as a movie in 2017
A Hugo Award winner (or nominee)
A past suggestion that didn't win
A New York Times best-seller

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message 2: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (new)

Laura | 3837 comments Mod
The topic for the first 20 Suggestions is opened:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Voting will begin as soon as 20 suggestions are received.


message 3: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (new)

Laura | 3837 comments Mod
Voting for the 1st Mini-Poll is now open!
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

The poll closes on June 8.


message 4: by Zaz (new)

Zaz | 3046 comments The topic for the 2nd 20 Suggestions is opened:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
Read the rules, please ;)


message 5: by Zaz (new)

Zaz | 3046 comments Voting for the 2nd Mini-Poll is now open!
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

The poll closes on June 19


message 6: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (new)

Laura | 3837 comments Mod
The topic for the 3rd round of suggestions is open:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Suggestions will close as soon as 15 suggestions are reached.


message 7: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (new)

Laura | 3837 comments Mod
Voting for the 3rd Mini-Poll is now Open!
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

The poll closes on June 30


message 8: by Zaz (new)

Zaz | 3046 comments The topic for the 4th round of suggestions is open:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Suggestions will close as soon as 20 suggestions are reached


message 9: by Zaz (new)

Zaz | 3046 comments Voting for the 4th Mini-Poll is open!
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

The poll closes on July 10

Think about having a look at this topic for more details about the listed suggestions:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 10: by Zaz (new)

Zaz | 3046 comments Voting for the 5th Mini-Poll is now Open, don't forget to check the categories already in the list!
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Suggestions will close as soon as 20 suggestions are reached.


message 11: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (last edited Jul 13, 2016 08:09PM) (new)

Laura | 3837 comments Mod
Voting for the 5th round of suggestions is now open!
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

The poll closes July 20

Think about having a look at this topic for more details about the listed suggestions: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 12: by Zaz (new)

Zaz | 3046 comments The topic for the 6th round of suggestions is open, it's dedicated to suggestions from rounds 1 to 5:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Suggestions will close as soon as 20 suggestions are reached


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Zaz | 3046 comments Voting for the 6th Mini-Poll is open!
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

The poll closes on July 31.


message 14: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (new)

Laura | 3837 comments Mod
Suggestions for the 7th round of suggestions is open!
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Suggestions will close as soon as 20 suggestions are received


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Laura | 3837 comments Mod
Voting for the 7th Mini-Poll is open!
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

The poll closes on August 10.


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Laura | 3837 comments Mod
Suggestions for the 8th round of suggestions is open!
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Suggestions will close as soon as 20 suggestions are received


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Laura | 3837 comments Mod
Voting for the 8th Mini-Poll is open!
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

The poll closes on August 20.


message 18: by Zaz (new)

Zaz | 3046 comments Voting for 9th Mini-poll is open:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

The poll closes on September 1.


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Zaz | 3046 comments Suggestions for the 10th round of suggestions is open!
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Suggestions will close as soon as 20 suggestions are received


message 20: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (new)

Laura | 3837 comments Mod
Voting for the 10th Mini-poll is open: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

The poll closes on September 11.


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Laura | 3837 comments Mod
Suggestions for the eleventh mini-poll are now open.
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Suggestions will close as soon as 20 suggestions are received.


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Laura | 3837 comments Mod
Voting for the 11th Mini-poll is open: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

The poll closes on September 22.


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Laura | 3837 comments Mod
Suggestions for the 12th Mini-poll are open (sorry for the late notice!): https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Suggestions will close as soon as 20 suggestions are received.


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Laura | 3837 comments Mod
Voting for the 12th Mini-poll is open: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

The poll closes on October 3.


message 25: by Zaz (new)

Zaz | 3046 comments Suggestions for the 13th Mini-poll are open:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

It'll be our last batch of true suggestions as the 14th will be dedicated to selecting some previous interesting suggestions.


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Laura | 3837 comments Mod
Voting for the 13th Mini-Poll is open: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

The poll closes on October 13.


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Laura | 3837 comments Mod
Suggestions for the 14th, final mini-poll are open: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Suggestions will close as soon as 20 suggestions are received.


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Zaz | 3046 comments Voting for the last Mini-Poll is open: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

The poll closes on October 22.


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