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message 1: by Zaz (last edited Oct 09, 2017 06:24AM) (new)

Zaz | 3034 comments Warning: don't post in this topic.

Hi there :)

As with the previous years, we decided to do again our own list for 2018. We have to decide the categories, so we'll use suggestions and polls (please have a look at the rules each time as the format can change).

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 "Notify me when people comment" at the bottom [PS: you can't subscribe from the app]).

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 2018, not in final order:
- A book from the 2017 GR Choice Awards
- A book published in 2018
- A book with a body part in the title (heart, bones, teeth, skin, blood, etc)
- A book set in Africa or South America
- A book that intimidates/ scares you
- A book with a location in the title
- A book that takes place on, in, or underwater
- A book with the letters A, T & Y in the title
- A book where the main character (or author) is of a different ethnic origin, religion, or sexual identity than your own
- A book about surviving a hardship of some kind (war, famine, major disasters, the apocalypse, serious illness, etc)
- A book with a warm atmosphere (centered on family, friendship, love or summer)
- A gothic novel
- A Women's Prize for Fiction winner or nominee (lists)
- A book with a text only cover
- 4 books linked by the four elements: Book #1 Earth (in title, cover, content, setting, author name, etc)
- 4 books linked by the four elements: Book #2 Fire
- 4 books linked by the four elements: Book #3 Water
- 4 books linked by the four elements: Book #4 Air
- A book that will make you laugh
- A medical or legal thriller
- An award-winning short story or short story collection
- A book with a form of punctuation in the title
- A book with one of the "Clue" weapons on the cover or in the title (i.e. lead pipe, revolver, rope, candlestick, dagger, or wrench)
- A book originally written in a language other than English
- An author's debut book (their first book to be published)
- A book related to one of the seven deadly sins (pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, sloth)
- A book with an antagonist/villain point of view
- A book from one of the Goodreads Best Books of the Month lists (link)
- A book from the first 10 on your TBR list (sorted by date; i.e. the books on your TBR the longest)
- An "own voices" book
- A book from Amazon's 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime list (link)
- A narrative nonfiction
- A ghost story
- A science book OR a science fiction book
- A book with an unique format/writing structure
- A short book (your interpretation)
- A book written in first person perspective
- A book with a map
- A book nominated for the Edgar Award
- A book by an author with the same first and last initial
- A literary fiction
- A book rated 5 stars by at least one of your friends
- A book that is connected (e.g. title, cover, content) to a word or phrase "born" in the same year as you (link)
- A suggestion from the AtY 2018 Polls, that didn't win but made the close-call or polarizing list
- A book about or inspired by real events
- A book set in a country you would like to visit but have never been to
- A book you have high expectations or hope for
- A book published in the last 3 years (2016, 2017, 2018) by an author you haven't read before
- A book with a plot centered around a secret (forbidden love, spies, secret societies, etc)
- A book with a title that is a whole sentence
- A book featuring a murder/murders
- An alternate history book


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Grouped by genre:
--- Title & cover ---
- A book with a body part in the title (heart, bones, teeth, skin, blood, etc)
- A book with a location in the title
- A book with the letters A, T & Y in the title
- A book with a text only cover
- A book with a form of punctuation in the title
- A book with one of the "Clue" weapons on the cover or in the title (i.e. lead pipe, revolver, rope, candlestick, dagger, or wrench)
- A book with a title that is a whole sentence

--- Reading List/Goodreads/People/Recommendations ---
- A book that intimidates/ scares you
- A book from the first 10 on your TBR list (sorted by date; i.e. the books on your TBR the longest)
- A book rated 5 stars by at least one of your friends
- A book you have high expectations or hope for

--- Inside & theme ---
- A book set in Africa or South America
- A book that takes place on, in, or underwater
- A book with a warm atmosphere (centered on family, friendship, love or summer)
- A book where the main character (or author) is of a different ethnic origin, religion, or sexual identity than your own
- A book about surviving a hardship of some kind (war, famine, major disasters, the apocalypse, serious illness, etc)
- A book that will make you laugh
- A book with an antagonist/villain point of view
- A book written in first person perspective
- A book about or inspired by real events
- A book set in a country you would like to visit but have never been to
- A book with a plot centered around a secret (e.g., forbidden love, spies, secret societies, etc)
- A book featuring a murder/murders

--- Genre ---
- A gothic novel
- A medical or legal thriller
- A narrative nonfiction
- A ghost story
- A science book OR a science fiction book
- A literary fiction
- An alternate history book

--- Author & publishing---
- A book published in 2018
- A book originally written in a language other than English
- An author's debut book (their first book to be published)
- An "own voices" book
- A book with an unique format/writing structure
- A short book (your interpretation)
- A book with a map
- A book by an author with the same first and last initial
- A book published in the last 3 years (2016, 2017, 2018) by an author you haven't read before

--- Awards, challenges, adaptations, best of lists, etc ----
- A book from the 2017 GR Choice Awards
- A Women's Prize for Fiction winner or nominee
- An award-winning short story or short story collection
- A book from one of the Goodreads Best Books of the Month lists
- A book from Amazon's 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime list (link)
- A book nominated for the Edgar Award
- A suggestion from the AtY 2018 Polls, that didn't win but made the close-call or polarizing list

--- Mix ---
- 4 books linked by the four elements: Book #1 Earth (in title, cover, content, setting, author name, etc)
- 4 books linked by the four elements: Book #2 Fire
- 4 books linked by the four elements: Book #3 Water
- 4 books linked by the four elements: Book #4 Air
- A book related to one of the seven deadly sins (pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, sloth)
- A book that is connected (e.g. title, cover, content) to a word or phrase "born" in the same year as you (link)


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message 2: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (last edited Jun 04, 2017 05:20AM) (new)

Laura | 3821 comments Mod
June 1: The 2018 List Process is now officially under way! Voting for the pre-poll has begun and the link can be found here: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 3: by Zaz (new)

Zaz | 3034 comments June 8: It's time to do some suggestions! Don't forget you can suggest OR second (only seconded suggestions will be in the poll):
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 4: by Zaz (new)

Zaz | 3034 comments June 9: Voting for the 1st true poll has begun and the link can be found here:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

The next date will be announced with the results (on June 16).


message 5: by Katie (new)

Katie | 2369 comments June 18: Suggestions for the 2nd poll are now open. This is a new suggestion only poll, so no suggestions that are repeats of topics from the 2015-2017 challenges will be accepted. Suggest a topic OR second a suggestion here:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


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

Laura | 3821 comments Mod
June 20: Voting for 2nd mini-poll has begun and the link can be found here: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

The next date will be announced with the results (on June 27).


message 7: by Katie (last edited Jun 29, 2017 12:41PM) (new)

Katie | 2369 comments June 29: Suggestions for the 3rd poll are now open. Suggest a topic OR second a suggestion here:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 8: by Katie (new)

Katie | 2369 comments July 1: Voting for 3rd mini-poll has begun and the link can be found here: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

The next date will be announced with the results (on July 8).


message 9: by Katie (new)

Katie | 2369 comments July 10: Suggestions for the 4th poll are now open. This is a new suggestion only poll, so no suggestions that are repeats of topics from the 2015-2017 challenges will be accepted. Suggest a topic OR second a suggestion here:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 10: by Katie (new)

Katie | 2369 comments July 12: Voting for 4th mini-poll has begun and the link can be found here: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

The next date will be announced with the results (on July 19).


message 11: by Zaz (new)

Zaz | 3034 comments The results for the 4th poll are available:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Next suggestions will open on Saturday, July 22 and will be dedicated to "linked prompts".


message 12: by Zaz (new)

Zaz | 3034 comments July 22: Suggestions for the 5th poll are now open:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Beware it's a multi-week suggestions thread (check the rules)!


message 13: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (last edited Jul 23, 2017 09:14PM) (new)

Laura | 3821 comments Mod
July 23: Voting for the 5th mini-poll has begun and the link can be found here: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

The next date will be announced with the results (July 30).


message 14: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (last edited Jul 30, 2017 06:15AM) (new)

Laura | 3821 comments Mod
July 30: We have a tie! There is a tie between the top two results of the 5th mini-poll. Go here to vote on your pick: https://www.goodreads.com/poll/show/1...

Voting ends August 2.


message 15: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (last edited Jul 31, 2017 02:30PM) (new)

Laura | 3821 comments Mod
July 31: Suggestions for the 6th poll are now open. This is a new suggestion only poll, so no suggestions that are repeats of topics from the 2015-2017 challenges will be accepted. Suggest a topic OR second a suggestion here:

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 16: by Zaz (new)

Zaz | 3034 comments The results for the 5th poll are available:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Voting for the 6th mini-poll has begun and the link can be found here:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 17: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (last edited Aug 19, 2017 07:54AM) (new)

Laura | 3821 comments Mod
August 11: Suggestions for the 7th poll are now open (a tad early). Suggest a topic or second a suggestion here:

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


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

Laura | 3821 comments Mod
August 13: Voting for the 7th Mini-Poll has begun and the link can be found here: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

The next date will be announced with the results (August 17).


message 19: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (new)

Laura | 3821 comments Mod
August 19: Suggestions for the 8th Mini-Poll are now open. Suggest a topic or second a suggestion here:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


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

Laura | 3821 comments Mod
August 21: Voting for the 8th Mini-Poll has begun and the link can be found here: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

The next date will be announced with the results (August 24).


message 21: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (new)

Laura | 3821 comments Mod
August 24: The results of the 8th poll are here: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Suggestions for the next round will begin Friday, August 25 at 5pm EST


message 22: by Katie (new)

Katie | 2369 comments August 25: Suggestions for the 9th poll are now open. Suggest a topic OR second a suggestion here:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 23: by Zaz (new)

Zaz | 3034 comments Voting for the 9th Mini-Poll has begun and the link can be found here:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Voting ends August 30.


message 24: by Zaz (new)

Zaz | 3034 comments The results for the 9th poll are available:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

A new round of suggestions will open Thursday, August 31.


message 25: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (last edited Aug 31, 2017 05:19AM) (new)

Laura | 3821 comments Mod
August 31: Suggestions for the 10th poll are now open. This is a new suggestion only poll. Topics cannot be repeats from the 2015 PopSugar or 2016 or 2017 ATY challenges. See links below for the lists of topics from previous years.

Suggest a topic OR second a suggestion here:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 26: by Zaz (last edited Sep 01, 2017 08:50AM) (new)

Zaz | 3034 comments Voting for the 10th Mini-Poll has begun and the link can be found here:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Voting ends September 4.


message 27: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (new)

Laura | 3821 comments Mod
The results from the 10th mini-poll are available here:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

A new round of suggestions will open Tuesday, September 5 at 12:00pm EST.


message 28: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (new)

Laura | 3821 comments Mod
September 5: Suggestions for the 11th mini-poll are now open: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 29: by Zaz (new)

Zaz | 3034 comments Voting for the 11th Mini-Poll has begun and the link can be found here:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Voting ends September 10.


message 30: by Zaz (new)

Zaz | 3034 comments The results from the 11th mini-poll are available here:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

A new round of suggestions will open Monday, September 11.


message 31: by Katie (new)

Katie | 2369 comments Suggestions for the 12th mini-poll are now open:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

This is a new suggestions only poll.


message 32: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (last edited Sep 12, 2017 02:19PM) (new)

Laura | 3821 comments Mod
Voting for the 12th Mini-Poll has begun and can be found here: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Voting ends September 16.


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

Laura | 3821 comments Mod
The results from the 12th mini-poll are available here: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

A new round of suggestions will open Sunday, September 17.


message 34: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (new)

Laura | 3821 comments Mod
Suggestions for the 13th mini-poll are now open: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 35: by Zaz (new)

Zaz | 3034 comments Voting for the 13th Mini-Poll has begun and can be found here: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Voting ends September 22.


message 36: by Zaz (new)

Zaz | 3034 comments The results from the 13th mini-poll are available here: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

A new round of suggestions will open Sunday, September 23. We're almost done with the list.


message 37: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (new)

Laura | 3821 comments Mod
Suggestions for the 14th mini-poll are now open: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 38: by Katie (new)

Katie | 2369 comments Voting for the 14th mini-poll now open. Voting open until September 29.

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 39: by Katie (new)

Katie | 2369 comments The results from the 13th mini-poll are now posted:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

There are 3 spots left in the final list. A new round of suggestions will open Saturday, September 30.


message 40: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (new)

Laura | 3821 comments Mod
Suggestions for the 15th mini-poll are now open: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 41: by Zaz (new)

Zaz | 3034 comments Voting for the 15th mini-poll (and last!) is now open. Only 3 tops/bottoms this time, be careful.
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Voting ends October 7.


message 42: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (new)

Laura | 3821 comments Mod
The results from the 15th mini-poll are now posted: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

The in-group poll to choose the final entry (!) is also live: https://www.goodreads.com/poll/show/1...

Voting ends October 9.


message 43: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (new)

Laura | 3821 comments Mod
The voting has ended!

The winner for the in-group mini-poll is "An alternate history book". That means our list is now complete :)

The mods are hard at work putting the prompts into order so be on the lookout for the final list.


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