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Zaz | 2983 comments As you probably know, the challenge list comes with a list of links to provide ideas for each category.

If you're already looking at the 2017 categories and find some interesting links, you can share them here (don't forget to write for which category) and we'll add them to the almighty suggestion topic at the end of the year.

Thanks in advance for the help ;)

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Katie | 2364 comments This link has both:
1. books based on a myth
2. books inspired by classic literature

message 4: by °~Amy~° (last edited Jul 06, 2016 04:14PM) (new)

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°~Amy~° (amybooksit) | 3211 comments A book about a famous historical figure (fiction or non-fiction)

LibraryThing: Historical Figures in Fiction

Historical Reads: Famous People in Fiction

Goodreads: Popular Historical Figures Books

And a long list that includes many books based around historical figures (not all of them do so some sorting through will be required)
Goodreads: Popular Alternate History Books

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Kathy | 2414 comments A book with a strong female character:

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Jennifer Barstad (maidenoflight) A category from another challenge

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°~Amy~° (amybooksit) | 3211 comments - A best book of the 21st century (so far)
List Challenges: 100 Best Books of the 21st Century

message 13: by °~Amy~° (last edited Jul 12, 2016 07:32AM) (new)

°~Amy~° (amybooksit) | 3211 comments - A book from the BBC The Big Read list

BBC Big Read Top 100

Wikipedia; BBC Big List Top 200

**Beware the Goodreads versions of these lists as they are NOT consistent with the actual list that the BBC created.

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°~Amy~° (amybooksit) | 3211 comments - A book with a long title (5+ words, excluding any subtitles)

Goodreads Listopia, Books with Really Long Titles

message 16: by Zaz (last edited Jul 21, 2016 07:15AM) (new)

Zaz | 2983 comments Thanks Amy for all the links :)
Thanks to the others too, it'll be very helpful when we'll do the suggestions!

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Francesca | 780 comments A book being released as a movie in 2017

If anyone else manages to find more lists for this one please post them. These were the only ones I could find that were specific to the ones being released in 2017.

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Elizabeth | -15 comments A book written by a person of color (i.e. someone who isn’t white)
Listopia > African American Authors Book Lists

message 29: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Barstad (maidenoflight) Amy you sure are a busy lady, lol

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°~Amy~° (amybooksit) | 3211 comments Jennifer wrote: "Amy you sure are a busy lady, lol"

I wish! Lol

message 31: by Zaz (last edited Aug 20, 2016 04:12AM) (new)

Zaz | 2983 comments A book written or set in Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Iceland)
-> Sweden/Swedish author
->Nordic fiction

message 35: by Elín Birna (last edited Aug 21, 2016 02:27PM) (new)

Elín Birna (elinbirna) | 113 comments A book written or set in Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Iceland):

Some tips on the winners of the Nordic council literature award:

Some books set in Scandinavia:

And for those of you who are advanced, you can dip your toes into the Icelandic sagas:
You can find the sagas online for free here:

Some author tips for you crime-lovers (this is only part of it, and I am mostly familiar with the Swedish and Icelandic authors, and unfortunately no Finnish...):
Icelandic: Arnaldur Indriðason, Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, Ragnar Jónasson
Swedish: Lars Kepler, Anders Roslund & Börge Hellström, Maj Sjövall & Per Wahlöö, Anna Jansson, Liza Marklund, Camilla Läckberg, Henning Mankell, Arne Dahl
Norwegian: Jo Nesbø, Anne Holt, Karin Fossum
Danish: Jussi Adler-Olsen

More info on Nordic crime noir and some authors:
... and a goodreads crime noir list:

Edit: Forgot to add the most famous Swedish crime writer, Stieg Larsson!

message 36: by Charity (last edited Aug 25, 2016 08:28AM) (new)

Charity (faeryrebel78) | 552 comments There are tons of sub genres out there I had never heard of! Here are some of the links that I've found helpful:

Fantasy :


Science Fiction:



All genres:

message 37: by °~Amy~° (new)

°~Amy~° (amybooksit) | 3211 comments Charity the Writer's digest link is already listed above under subgenre of your favorite genre. There are several other links there for the other genres that you mentioned as well if you need more.

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Kathy | 2414 comments Epistolary novels from Book Riot

message 39: by Zaz (last edited Sep 02, 2016 06:06AM) (new)

message 40: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth | -15 comments here's another link for Hugo Award for Best Novel

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Elizabeth | -15 comments Best Books Written By Two Authors

message 42: by Amy (new)

Amy | 12 comments Books to Movies in 2017

This isn't a list per se, but a group of articles on the subject and I'm not sure that this will be helpful very early in 2017 as they don't project much more than a month out sometimes, but it covers a lot of off the wall books that won't be on other major lists.

message 43: by Zaz (new)

Zaz | 2983 comments Big batch of old adventure books:
I disagree with some scifi picks but for others, they are adventure for me.

message 44: by Kirsten (new)

Kirsten  (kmcripn) Great list, but I wonder why you don't want science fiction on the list.

message 45: by Zaz (new)

Zaz | 2983 comments Kirsten I just said that some scifi choices in this list aren't adventure books...

message 46: by Sophie (new)

Sophie (sawphie) | 2854 comments I agree with you Zaz, some pick aren't really adventures for me (Brave New World or V for Vendetta).

message 47: by Jody (new)

Jody (jodybell) | 3472 comments I only read a few from the list, and am kind of scratching my head at them being classed as adventure (Frankenstein, The Moonstone). I guess adventure can be pretty broad, but ...

message 48: by J (new)

J Austill | 664 comments Here's a ranked Goodreads list of long books (though some seem to be under 600 pgs):

I agree that a lot of the books, that I've read, from Zaz's adventure book linked list are not what I would consider Adventures. but it does also have both of the books that I am considering for that topic: A Princess of Mars and King Solomon's Mines.

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Jill (dogbotsmum) | 1036 comments
Another list from Goodreads

message 50: by Rachel (new)

Rachel A. (abyssallibrarian) | 2800 comments Jill wrote: "
Another list from Goodreads"

Any list of books over 600 pages that includes Of Mice and Men (on page 3 on this list) loses all credibility to me. No offence Jill, I know you didn't make it.

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