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message 1: by Stina (last edited Jan 03, 2018 11:13AM) (new)

Stina (stinalyn) | 645 comments Mod
These 27 prompts reflect uncompleted prompts from my 2017 Personal Reading Challenge and various other challenges I foolishly took on. The first 10 are summer-specific for me, but don't feel like you need to limit yourself to seasonal reading. The asterisk indicates that I've failed it at least two years in a row and must complete it before I can count any other prompts as completed. (You are perfectly welcome to ignore this self-flagellation.)

I'm not including my Abandoned Book Rescue fails on this list, as I will address them in the 2018 Abandoned Book Rescue challenge.

A forgotten classic
A book of short stories
A book you heard about online
A book that scares you
A book that became a movie
A book published this year
A book set on a different continent
A book based on a true story
The second book in a series
A book with a number in the title

* A book from Oprah's Book Club
An armchair travel book
A steampunk novel
A book with a month or day of the week in the title
A book set in a hotel
A book recommended by an author you love
Any novel by a Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master
A book about sports
A book set within 100 miles of your location
A nonfiction book about technology
A collection of poetry in translation on a theme other than love
The oldest book in your TBR pile/list
A book in translation
A book by an indigenous person
A book that takes place in your state
A book you picked based on its cover
A nonfiction book about nature


message 2: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl (6of8) | 235 comments Question: what is a "forgotten" classic?


message 3: by Stina (new)

Stina (stinalyn) | 645 comments Mod
I am not sure, so interpret it however you like. :-) I'm considering it something that is considered a classic but that isn't constantly popping up on "classics you must read" lists. I'm going with The Conjure Woman.


message 4: by Stina (new)

Stina (stinalyn) | 645 comments Mod
Later today I'll be posting prompt threads. For some of them, I'll link to other discussion threads where people posted suggestions. Like that poetry one. I mean, wow.


message 5: by Stina (new)

Stina (stinalyn) | 645 comments Mod
I just removed two prompts (mentioned in another book and classic by a non-European) because it turns out I had completed them for the 2017 challenge they were in. Yay!


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