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message 1: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (last edited Oct 23, 2018 06:13AM) (new)

Laura | 3783 comments Mod
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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 2018 GR Choice Awards
- A book published in 2019
- 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #1 Something Old
- 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #2 Something New
- 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #3 Something Borrowed
- 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #4 Something Blue
- A book off of the 1001 books to read before you die list
- A speculative fiction (ie fantasy, scifi, horror, dystopia)
- A book set by an author from a Mediterranean country or set in a Mediterranean country
- A book with a number in the title or on the cover
- A book with a person's name in the title
- A book with a dual timeline
- A book with one of the 5 W's in the title (Who, what, where, when, why)
- A book by Shakespeare or inspired by Shakespeare
- A book with a weird or intriguing title
- A book with a (mostly) black cover
- A book featuring an elderly character
- A book about reading, books or an author/writer
- A book set in a school or university
- A book related to food (i.e. title, cover, plot, etc.)
- A book written by a Far East Asian author or set in a Far East Asian country
- A book related to one of the 12 Zodiac Chinese Animals (title, cover, subject)
- A book with a monster or "monstrous" character
- A psychological thriller
- A multi-generational saga
- A children’s classic you’ve never read
- A book featuring indigenous people of a country
- A book that includes a journey (physical, health, or spiritual)
- A book you have owned for at least a year, but have not read yet
- A book with a strong sense of place or where the author brings the location/setting to life
- A book with a criminal character (i.e. assassin, pirate, thief, robber, scoundrel etc)
- A book that was a finalist or winner for the National Book Award for any year
- A book told from multiple perspectives
- A book from one of the top 5 money making genres (romance/erotica, crime/mystery, religious/inspirational, science fiction/fantasy or horror)
- A book featuring an historical figure
- A book where the author’s name contains A, T, and Y
- A book not written in traditional novel format (poetry, essay, epistolary, graphic novel, etc)
- A book by an author who has more than one book on your TBR
- A book related in some way to a tv show/series or movie you enjoyed (same topic, same era, book appeared in the show/movie, etc.)
- A book related to STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) [fiction or nonfiction]
- A book related to one of the elements on the periodic table of elements
- A book that was nominated for or won an award in a genre you enjoy
- 2 books related to the same topic, genre, or theme: Book #1
- 2 books related to the same topic, genre, or theme: Book #2
- A book with a title, subtitle or cover relating to an astronomical term
- A book that is included on a New York Public Library Staff Picks list
- A book published before 1950
-A book from one of the polarizing or close call votes
- A book related to something cold (could be theme, title, author, cover)
- A book featured on an NPR Best Books of the Year list
- A book with more than 500 pages
- A book you stumbled upon (i.e. serendipitous, found in library/bookstore, unplanned, etc.)
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Grouped by genre:
--- Title & cover ---
A book with a number in the title or on the cover
A book with a person's name in the title
A book with one of the 5 W's in the title (Who, what, where, when, why)
A book with a weird or intriguing title
A book with a (mostly) black cover
A book with a title, subtitle or cover relating to an astronomical term

--- Reading List/Goodreads/People/Recommendations ---
A book off of the 1001 books to read before you die list
A book that is included on a New York Public Library Staff Picks list

--- Inside & theme ---
A book with a dual timeline
A book featuring an elderly character
A book about reading, books or an author/writer
A book set in a school or university
A book with a monster or "monstrous" character
A book featuring indigenous people of a country
A book that includes a journey (physical, health, or spiritual)
A book with a strong sense of place or where the author brings the location/setting to life
A book with a criminal character (i.e. assassin, pirate, thief, robber, scoundrel etc)
A book told from multiple perspectives
A book featuring an historical figure

--- Genre ---
A speculative fiction (ie fantasy, scifi, horror, dystopia)
A psychological thriller
A multi-generational saga
A children’s classic you’ve never read
A book from one of the top 5 money making genres (romance/erotica, crime/mystery, religious/inspirational, science fiction/fantasy or horror)

--- Author & publishing---
A book published in 2019
A book by an author from a Mediterranean country or set in a Mediterranean country
A book where the author’s name contains A, T, and Y
A book by an author who has more than one book on your TBR
A book published before 1950

--- Awards, challenges, adaptations, best of lists, etc ----
A book from the 2018 GR Choice Awards
A book that was a finalist or winner for the National Book Award for any year
A book that was nominated for or won an award in a genre you enjoy
A book featured on an NPR Best Books of the Year list
A book with more than 500 pages

--- Mix ---
- 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #1 Something Old
- 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #2 Something New
- 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #3 Something Borrowed
- 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #4 Something Blue
- 2 books related to the same topic, genre, or theme: Book #1
- 2 books related to the same topic, genre, or theme: Book #2
- A book by Shakespeare or inspired by Shakespeare
- A book related to food (i.e. title, cover, plot, etc.)
- A book written by a Far East Asian author or set in a Far East Asian country
- A book related to one of the 12 Zodiac Chinese Animals (title, cover, subject)
- A book you have owned for at least a year, but have not read yet
- A book not written in traditional novel format (poetry, essay, epistolary, graphic novel, etc)
- A book related in some way to a tv show/series or movie you enjoyed (same topic, same era, book appeared in the show/movie, etc.)
- A book related to STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) [fiction or nonfiction]
- A book related to one of the elements on the periodic table of elements
- A book from one of the polarizing or close call votes
- A book related to something cold (could be theme, title, author, cover)
- A book you stumbled upon (i.e. serendipitous, found in library/bookstore, unplanned, etc.)


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message 2: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (last edited May 26, 2018 06:26AM) (new)

Laura | 3783 comments Mod
The Wild Discussion, focused on general discussion of the list process, is now live: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

The voting process starts on June 1!


message 3: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (last edited Jun 01, 2018 04:25AM) (new)

Laura | 3783 comments Mod
Voting for the Pre-Poll is now open!
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

More explicit info about the general voting process will be posted with the 1st regular mini-poll. But, as always, if you have questions or comments, please post in the Wild Discussion.


message 4: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (new)

Laura | 3783 comments Mod
Suggestions for the 1st Mini-Poll are now open!
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Suggestions will continue until 20 prompts are suggested and "seconded".


message 5: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (new)

Laura | 3783 comments Mod
Voting for the 1st Mini-Poll is now open: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Voting ends on June 18.


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

Laura | 3783 comments Mod
Suggestions for the 2nd Mini-Poll are now open:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Suggestions will continue until 20 prompts are suggested and "seconded". This is a new suggestion only poll.


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

Laura | 3783 comments Mod
Sorry for the late notice everyone!

Voting for the 2nd mini-poll is open: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Voting ends on June 27.


message 8: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (new)

Laura | 3783 comments Mod
Suggestions for the 3rd Mini-Poll are now open: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Suggestions will continue until 20 prompts are suggested and "seconded".


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Laura | 3783 comments Mod
Suggestions for the 4th Mini-Poll are now open:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Suggestions will continue until 20 prompts are suggested and "seconded".


message 10: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (new)

Laura | 3783 comments Mod
Voting for the 4th Mini-Poll is open:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Voting ends on July 15.


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Laura | 3783 comments Mod
Suggestions for the 5th Mini-Poll are now open:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Suggestions will continue until 15 prompts are suggested and "seconded".


message 12: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (new)

Laura | 3783 comments Mod
Voting for the 5th Mini-Poll is open: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Voting ends on July 23.


message 13: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (last edited Jul 24, 2018 01:58PM) (new)

Laura | 3783 comments Mod
Suggestions for the 6th Mini-Poll are now open: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Suggestions will continue until 15 prompts are suggested and "seconded".


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

Laura | 3783 comments Mod
Voting for the 6th Mini-Poll is open: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Voting ends on August 1.


message 15: by Bryony, Circumnavigation Mod (new)

Bryony (bryony46) | 1081 comments Mod
We aim for our group to be a friendly and welcoming place, and it’s important that everyone feels able to join in the process of making our reading list for 2019. This is just a friendly reminder of some things we ask people to keep in mind when discussing and voting on the list.

There is no right or wrong way to participate in the 2019 list making process:

- If people want to discuss and vote in every poll that’s great, but people are also welcome to vote without joining the discussion, or to vote in only a few polls if that’s what they want to do

- Some people won’t have time to, or want to, research every suggestion. Other people will want to research all the prompts in detail before voting. Either is absolutely fine.

- While we encourage people to discuss their top and bottom choices each week, we ask that everyone helps to keep the discussion friendly and avoids criticising people who have a different perspective.

The rules for the process are included at the start of each suggestion thread. If any group member - old or new - has questions or isn’t sure about something please do ask the mods and we will always be happy to explain or clarify.


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Laura | 3783 comments Mod
Suggestions for the 7th mini-poll are now open: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Suggestions will continue until 15 prompts are suggested and "seconded".


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Laura | 3783 comments Mod
Voting for the 7th mini-poll is now open: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Voting ends August 10.


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Laura | 3783 comments Mod
Suggestions for the 8th mini-poll are now open:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Suggestions will continue until 15 prompts are suggested and "seconded".


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Bryony (bryony46) | 1081 comments Mod
Suggestions for the 9th mini poll are now open:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Suggestions will continue until 20 prompts are suggested and "seconded".


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

Laura | 3783 comments Mod
Suggestions for the 10th mini-poll are now open: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Suggestions will continue until 15 prompts are suggested and "seconded".


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Laura | 3783 comments Mod
Voting for the 10th Mini-Poll is now open: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Voting ends September 7.


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Laura | 3783 comments Mod
Suggestions for the 11th Mini-Poll is now open: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Suggestions will continue until 15 prompts are suggested and "seconded".


message 23: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (new)

Laura | 3783 comments Mod
Voting for the 11th Mini-Poll is open:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Voting ends September 16.


message 24: by Katie (new)

Katie | 2362 comments Voting for the 12th Mini-Poll is open:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Voting ends September 26.


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Laura | 3783 comments Mod
Voting for a special, 3-day mini-poll is now open: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Voting ends September 27.


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Bryony (bryony46) | 1081 comments Mod
Suggestions for the 13th mini poll are now open: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Suggestions will continue until 15 prompts are suggested and seconded.


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Katie | 2362 comments Voting for the 13th Mini-Poll is open:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Voting ends October 1.


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Katie | 2362 comments Voting for the 14th Mini-Poll is open:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Please note the change in how you can use your votes.

Voting ends October 8.


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Katie | 2362 comments Suggestions for the 15th Mini-Poll are now open:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Suggestions will continue until 15 prompts are suggested and seconded.


message 30: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (last edited Oct 10, 2018 08:25AM) (new)

Laura | 3783 comments Mod
Voting for the 15th Mini-Poll is open:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

You can continue to choose how you want to apply your 8 total votes (top and bottom).

Voting ends October 15.


message 31: by Katie (new)

Katie | 2362 comments Suggestions for the 16th Mini-Poll are open:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Suggestions will continue until 15 prompts are suggested and seconded.


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Bryony (bryony46) | 1081 comments Mod
Voting for the 16th mini-poll is now open.

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

You can continue to choose how you want to apply your 8 total votes (top and bottom).

Voting ends October 22.


message 33: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (last edited Oct 25, 2018 05:46AM) (new)

Laura | 3783 comments Mod
The list is now complete!

Mods are working on the ordered, final list which will be posted Thursday, October 25.

If you have any requests for placement of a specific prompt then please head over and comment in the wild discussion.


message 34: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (last edited Oct 25, 2018 05:46AM) (new)

Laura | 3783 comments Mod
The ordered list of prompts for the 2019 challenge has been posted.

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

Mods will begin working on progress posts and other 2019 threads as 2018 comes to a close. Members can feel free to continue posting suggested links (in the wild discussion) and mods will do our best to gather them all and post them in the official threads.

Now that we have an ordered list, members can also make any suggestions related to the activities and format for the group in 2019 (progress posts, read-a-thons, book of the month, etc.).


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