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message 1: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (last edited Jul 23, 2016 02:06PM) (new)

Laura | 3784 comments Mod
We are now about halfway in creating our new challenge for 2017! We have received great suggestions and in an effort to give them the attention they deserve, this poll will be devoted to past suggestions that didn't win. Since this is a different process, please pay special attention to the rules!

The Process:
The topics for the 2017 RC list will be determined through around 13 mini-polls. Suggestions for each poll will be open until 20 suggestions are received and then opened up for voting for one week. Each user will vote for their top 4 and bottom 4 topics in each mini-poll, resulting in 4 challenge entries from each (13 polls x 4 topics/poll=52 weekly topics). This timeframe allows for a completed list in October-November.

The Rules:
- One suggestion per poll per user
- Suggestions close after 20 total suggestions
- If you made a suggestion in the fifth round, please wait two days before making a suggestion in this one (Monday at 8AM EST)
- Please take a look at the list of possible suggestions and choose one that you think should be included in 2017 list
- Make sure that another member has not already submitted it


A link to the poll will be posted in a new thread as soon as 20 suggestions are received.

Suggestions will open on Saturday, July 23 at 8AM EST.

Possible Suggestions
- Read a book that you saw a stranger reading
- Reread a favorite book that you read as a child or teen
- A crime story
- Read a book with less than 1,000 ratings on Goodreads
- A book with a color in the title
- A book with a pronoun in the title (I, we, our, etc)
- A book by an author you feel you should have read by now
- A book not set on Earth (i.e. in space or another planet/universe/etc.)
- A book set in a city or country you've visited
- A book that makes you think of water (e.g. blue cover, pirates, set on an island, etc.)
- A book with your favorite color on the cover (can be just a bit of the cover)
- A book about social justice
- A book recommended by a friend/family member
- A book written in first person perspective
- A book with a family member word in the title (eg. wife, father, daughter, etc.)
- The book on your TBR with the most pages
- A book with a number in the title
- A book by an author from Asia
- An Epistolary Fiction (told through letters, emails, diary entries, etc.)
- A comic or graphic novel
- A book by an author from a country other than your own
- A non-fiction book
- A new to you series
- A book published the year a significant other was born (e.g. family, partner, friend)
- A book translated to English
- A book with illustrations (fiction or non-fiction)
- A title with an adjective
- A book with the black death/plague theme (e.g. pandemic, zombie apocalypse)
- A book with a child as main character
- A book with a title that contains a musical term
- A book with a male or female noun or pronoun in the title
- A play or script
- A book written by Stephen King (polarizing)
- A book with the theme of human vs nature
- A book about an immigrant or refugee (to any country or planet)
- A Chick-lit
- A story within a story
- A book based on a fairytale
- A book about royalty
- A mystery nominated for the Agatha Awards (link)
- A really long book (750 pages or more) (polarizing)
- A book about a difficult topic (e.g. mental health, school shooting, terrorism, etc.)
- A book with a title that doesn't contain the letter 'E'
- Read and watch a book-to-movie adaptation
- A book from your Goodread's recommendations for Science Fiction
- A book published in a year/ time period you haven't read from yet
- A book with a celestial body, element, or natural spectacle in the title
- Something in a genre, style, or format that you don't usually read
- A book that takes place in more than one country
- A book about a place you've been/are planning to go on vacation
- A book based on a true story
- A book originally written in another language than English or you mother tongue
- A book about traveling (like a travelogue), can be about fictional or real travels
- A book that you chose because of its cover
- A microhistory
- A book with a red cover or book jacket


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

Laura | 3784 comments Mod
Suggestions are open! Please be sure to read previous comments to make sure your choice has not already be submitted :)


message 3: by °~Amy~° (new)

°~Amy~° (amybooksit) | 3235 comments An Epistolary Fiction :-)


message 4: by Bookish Brit (new)

Bookish Brit | 10 comments A book with a title that doesn't contain the letter 'E'


message 5: by Sam F (new)

Sam F | 82 comments A microhistory


message 6: by Peter (new)

Peter | -20 comments A book written in first person perspective


message 7: by Michelle (new)

Michelle (mich2689) | 478 comments A comic or graphic novel


message 8: by Silvia (new)

Silvia Turcios | 1064 comments A book with a pronoun as part of the title (ie. me, I, us our, etc)


message 9: by maja (new)

maja | 23 comments A crime story


message 10: by Mimmi (new)

Mimmi Read and watch a book to movie adaptation.


message 11: by Kelly (new)

Kelly Brown | 372 comments A book with the black death/plague theme (e.g. pandemic, zombie apocalypse)


message 12: by Vanessa (new)

Vanessa | 265 comments A book not set on Earth (i.e. in space or another planet/universe/etc.)


message 13: by Zaz (last edited Jul 23, 2016 10:27AM) (new)

Zaz | 2983 comments 10 spots left


message 14: by Martha (new)

Martha (marthais) | 66 comments A book about social justice!


message 15: by Brianna (new)

Brianna (bebecburt) | 546 comments a play or a script


message 16: by J (last edited Jul 23, 2016 09:35AM) (new)

J Austill | 664 comments A book published in a year/ time period you haven't read from yet


message 17: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (last edited Jul 23, 2016 10:15AM) (new)

Laura | 3784 comments Mod
Marta and Kirsten, since you made suggestions in the previous round please wait 2 days before submitting in this one.

6 spots left


message 18: by Kirsten (new)

Kirsten  (kmcripn) Thanks, Laura, after I posted, I did wonder.


message 19: by Marta (last edited Jul 23, 2016 09:57AM) (new)

Marta (gezemice) | 856 comments Well mine did not make it, so I was a bit confused.

I'll take it off


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

Laura | 3784 comments Mod
The rule is for any submission, not just the top 4. But no worries :)


message 21: by Marta (last edited Jul 23, 2016 09:59AM) (new)

Marta (gezemice) | 856 comments Laura wrote: "The rule is for any submission, not just the top 4. But no worries :)"
I mean, it did not get into the poll. It was the extra one, remember?


message 22: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (last edited Jul 23, 2016 10:20AM) (new)

Laura | 3784 comments Mod
Ohhh, thanks for the reminder. Sorry for the confusion! Adding you back into this one.

- Read a book with less than 1,000 ratings on Goodreads


message 23: by Marta (new)

Marta (gezemice) | 856 comments Thanks!


message 24: by cat (new)

cat (domeside) A book recommended by a friend/family member


message 25: by Susan (new)

Susan | 73 comments There are so many good ones, but I would like to suggest:

-a book that makes you think of water


message 26: by Stacey (new)

Stacey D.  | 1770 comments A book about traveling or a travelogue


message 27: by Charity (new)

Charity (faeryrebel78) | 552 comments A book about a difficult topic


message 28: by Zaz (new)

Zaz | 2983 comments 2 spots left


message 29: by Gail (new)

Gail (abbygg) | 386 comments Book that is historical fiction taking place before your birth year


message 30: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (last edited Jul 23, 2016 05:57PM) (new)

Laura | 3784 comments Mod
Gail, this is a resubmit poll so the suggestion has to come from the list above... :)


message 31: by Jill (new)

Jill (dogbotsmum) | 1039 comments A book with a child as main character


message 32: by Bec (new)

Bec | 890 comments A really long book (750 pages or more) (polarizing)


message 33: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (new)

Laura | 3784 comments Mod
That's 20! Since it's past midnight my time, I'll post the survey first thing tomorrow morning.


message 34: by Zaz (last edited Jul 23, 2016 11:22PM) (new)

Zaz | 2983 comments An Epistolary Fiction (told through letters, emails, diary entries, etc.)
A book with a title that doesn't contain the letter 'E'
A microhistory
A book written in first person perspective
A comic or graphic novel
A book with a pronoun as part of the title (i.e. me, I, us our, etc)
A crime story
Read and watch a book to movie adaptation
A book with a plague theme (i.e. pandemic, zombie apocalypse)
A book not set on Earth (i.e. in space or another planet/universe/etc.)
A book about social justice
A book with less than 1000 ratings on Goodreads
A play or a script
A book published in a year/ time period you haven't read from yet
A book recommended by a friend/family member
A book that makes you think of water
A book about traveling or a travelogue
A book about a difficult topic (i.e. mental health, school shooting, terrorism, etc.)
A book with a child as main character
A really long book (750 pages or more)


message 35: by Gail (last edited Jul 24, 2016 06:31AM) (new)

Gail (abbygg) | 386 comments Laura wrote: "Gail, this is a resubmit poll so the suggestion has to come from the list above... :)"

Wow. I totally missed that! Sorry! Obviously I need to improve my "skimming"...


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