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message 1: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (new)

Laura | 3824 comments Mod
Here are the 2018 suggestions that didn't make the 2019 final list!

-- Title --
* A book with a type of metal (gold, silver, etc) or something made of metal in the title
* A book with a meteorological phenomena in the title
* A book with a month in the title during that month
* A book with at least one word in the title that can be found in our group name (scrambled)
* A book with alliteration in the title
* A book that names a drink in its title
* A book with a title that contains an allusion or a quote from another literary work (ie: All the Kings Men is a quote from Humpty Dumpty)

--- Cover ---
* A book you have completely ‘judged by its cover’
* A book with an ugly cover
* A book with a interesting or beautiful spine
* A book with a cover where the author's name is as large or larger than the title

--- Reading List/Goodreads/People/Recommendations/etc ---
* A previous suggestion that didn't make the list
* Reader's Choice
* A category from another challenge
* A book you meant to read in 2018
*A book from a GR list of lesser known books recommended by people in the ATY group
* A hyped book that has been given mixed reviews by your friends or people you follow
* The first book shown on your TBR page
* A book recommended by Bill Gates
* A book that none of your Goodreads friends have read/ rated
* A book recommended by an author from the “Good Minds Suggest” section of Goodreads.
* A book recommended by or mentioned in a podcast, blog, or vlog
* A book that is getting lots of praise from others on Goodreads (such as a GR friend and/or a fellow group member)
* The first book on your TBR, sorted by whichever criteria you choose

--- Inside (location, characters, time period) ---
* A book with an occupation in the title or a book in which a person's occupation is central to the plot
* A book about the arts
* A book with a story trope you love or hate
* A book related to your zodiac sign
* A book set after a time of war
* A book featuring an ancient civilization
* A book about a dog
* A book about a serial killer
* A book dealing with memory (amnesia, eidetic memory, PTSD etc.)
* A book you'd recommend to a fictional character you like
* A book with an abduction or a kidnapping
* A book with a non traditional family
* A book that's sad, depressing, devastating or dark
* A book based on a "classic" monster (eg. vampire, mummy, zombie)
* A book about the expatriate experience (characters living abroad and away from their home countries)
* A book that takes place (mainly) on a mode of transport
* A book about someone that you'd like to have dinner with
* A book with a rare kind of hero
* A book where the main character is a psychic, medium, clairvoyant or empath
* A book inspired by a fairy tale or a book told from the perspective of a villain from a fairy tale
* A book in which faith/religion plays an integral role in the plot or the life of a main character.
* A book related to Arthurian legend
* A book in which a character uses a disguise or a false/fake identity
* A book with an LGBTQ+ character or author
* A book where the protagonist enters another world
* A book with an epigraph
* A book set in the city, state or area where you grew up
* A book in translation originally written in a language you haven't read a translation from before
* A book with a character who has the same personality type as you
* A portal fiction (i.e. a book that has a magical/technological doorway or portal)
* A book by or about a real hero/heroine of yours
* A book about someone with your dream job (realistic or fantastical)
* A book featuring a Disney character
* A book with a circus/carnival/amusement park setting
* A book set in extreme weather (cold, heat, rain, drought, etc.)
* A book about royalty (fiction or non-fiction)
* A book about a person who travels to another country as a vacationer, an expatriate, an immigrant, or a refugee
* A book that spans a week or less
* A book written by a man with a female main character or written by a woman with a male main character
* A book featuring a character with a mental, physical or learning disability
* A book about a cult or a group of people (Fiction or Non-fiction)
* A book featuring a character with a job or profession you aspired to when you were a child
* A book about or related to a conspiracy theory
* A book that involves another world or planet or realm
* A book about an unlikely friendship
* A book not originally written in your mother tongue
* A book with a race in it, for example: (i.e. car race, horse race, foot race, boot race, even an electoral race)
* A book connected to a dwelling (i.e. a palace/castle, hut, cardboard box, etc.)
* A book about a disaster
* A fiction or nonfiction book where music plays a part in the story
* A book set in a small town or village
* A book involving a lie
* A book with an ensemble cast
* A book set in or about a country or place that no longer exists
* A book with an unusual narrator, or told from an unusual point of view (i.e. a child, an animal, an inanimate object, etc.)
* A fiction or nonfiction book where music plays a part in the story
* A book set in a small town or village
* A book involving a lie
* A book with an ensemble cast
* A book set in or about a country or place that no longer exists

--- Genre / Format /Theme ---
* A book with elements from at least two genres (Gothic romance, Paranormal western, etc.)
* A domestic thriller
* A work of social/political satire
* A book from a new/emerging genre (Cli-fi, bizzaro, interactive fiction...)
* A book about a relationship other than romantic (parent/child, sibling, friendship, human/animal, etc.)
* A Bildungsroman (coming-of-age story)
* Fiction or non-fiction about the climate and/or climate change
* A serial book (either a book you have read as a serial or was originally published as a serial)
* A book with the theme of immortality
* A 20th century classic
* A book about or related to immortality
* An experimental book
* A Bildungsroman
* A book of short stories, essays, or poems.
* A book with a quest or treasure hunt
* A book with revenge or vengeance as a theme.
* A book where the chapters aren’t numbered - the author either writes the word one out or uses a word for the chapter title
* A Victorian or neo-Victorian related book
* A book in which faith or religion play a role in a main character's life or decision making
* A book with a theme of gender or gender issues
* A book with an epigraph (a short quotation or saying at the beginning of a book or chapter, intended to suggest its theme)
* A book with an unusual narrator, or told from an unusual point of view (i.e. a child, an animal, an inanimate object, etc.)

--- Author / Publishing/ Length ---
* A book written by an author that has the same birthday (not including year) as you
* A book that was written by a Nobel Laureate
* A book by an author from an island
* A book set in a place that starts with "I" (country, state, city, etc)
* A book published in a special-to-you year (birth, graduation, marriage, child born, etc.)
* A book whose page count is a prime number
* A book by an author who is no longer alive
* A book related to an activity on your bucket list
* An author's last book
* A book published in a year important to you (i.e. graduation, child birth, marriage anniversary, etc.)
* A book form you don't usually read (i.e. graphic novel, ebook, poetry, audiobook, Manga, etc)
* A play that won either the Pulitzer for Drama or the Tony for Best (non-musical) Play
* A book by an author best known for writing something else
* A book written by a woman (including those who identify as a woman)
* A new to you book by an author you recently "discovered"
* A book by a transgender author
* A book set after a time of war
* A book by an author who has a form of punctuation in their name
* A book where the author’s name contain A, T, and Y
* A book related to or set in a national capital city
* A book that takes place during a holiday other than Christmas
* A book with less than 200 pages

--- Awards, challenges, lists, adaptations, etc ----
* A Man Booker Prize Winner or Nominee
* A book from "The Great American Read"
* A book that was nominated for or won the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction
* A New York Times Best Seller
* A novel that won or was shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize
* A book from the Texas Library Lariat List
* A book from The Millions' Most Anticipated lists
* The winner or nominee for a literary prize in a country other than your own.
* A book from the Costa Awards - winner or short list from any year

---Mix---
* A book linked to one of your favorite songs or artists
* A book with a family member in the title or a book in which a character's role as a family member in central to the plot
* A book that was mentioned in another book you read
* A book related to a zodiac sign
* A book linked to a library
* A book that has some kind of controversy around it
* A book about natural resources (fiction or non-fiction)
* A book that has been made into a movie
* A book that is “good for you”
* A book related to social justice
* A book set in or written by an author from a country with a red, white and blue flag other than US and UK
* A book by, or about, a current or former journalist
* A Victorian or neo-Victorian related book
* A book you think you should read
* A book that reminds you of your youth
* A book related to an "obscure or quirky" holiday
* A book that you're skeptical about
* Go back to the first year you started keeping records of reading (on Goodreads or elsewhere) and read a book that relates to a book you read that year
* A book related to a deck of playing cards (i.e. king, queen, hearts, spades, etc.)
* A book about or inspired by an ancient civilization
* A book you were assigned to read (for school, Book Club, by a friend/family member) that you either didn’t read, didn’t finish, or didn’t like but which you think deserves a second chance
* A book about a person, place or topic that you have a negative opinion of
* A book you can connect to the game of Monopoly (i.e. a property, utility, railroad, set in a hotel, about buying a house, tokens, etc.)
* A diverse book
* A book connected to a dwelling (i.e. a palace/castle, hut, cardboard box, etc.)
* A book you connect to your ancestry/heredity
* A book connected to a cultural appreciation month (such as Black History Month, LGBTQA Pride Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, Asian American and Pacific Islander Month, Native American Month, Women's History Month, etc)
* An extreme book (eg. extremely long, extremely short, about extreme sports)


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

Laura | 3824 comments Mod
--- Multi-week Suggestions---
* 4 books related to the four cardinal points of a compass: North, South, East, West
* 4 books, one for each of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: pestilence, famine, war, and death
* 3 unrelated books that are linked only by having the same word in the title
* 3 books related to "Mind, Body, and Soul"
* 4 books related to the four seasons of the year: spring, summer, autumn, winter
* 5 books that can make up a poker hand
* 3 books representing the three stages of life: childhood/adolescence, adulthood, and old age
* 4 books that make up a family (members in the title)
* 3 books related to Sex, Drugs, and Rock ‘n Roll
* A book related to each of the 4 Hogwart's Houses (Harry Potter)
* 3 books on the same topic, at least one being non-fiction
* 4 books by authors from 4 different continents
* 3 books published in 3 different decades in a row (i.e. 1960, 1970, 1980)
* Read the Rainbow (4 books related to the colors of the rainbow)
* 3 books published in three consecutive years by authors you haven’t read before
* A book with an animal in the title, a book with an animal on the cover, and a book where an animal is central to the story
* 3 books with the theme "raining cats and dogs"
* A fiction and non-fiction book on the same topic
* Two books by an author who writes using two different names (Nora Roberts/J. D. Robb)
* A "light" book (easy, fun, entertaining) and a "heavy" book (deep, thought provoking, or dark)
* 2 books from 2 different sides of an issue/event/perspective
* 2 books - one inspired by the word high and one inspired by the word low (eg title, author, setting, # of pages, highbrow/lowbrow)
* 2 books: A book with a female protagonist & a book with a male protagonist who are in the same profession
* 2 books linked to the voting for the 2019 ATY challenge - one for a prompt that was polarizing and one for a prompt that was in the bottom
* A book you connect to your ancestry/heredity
* A book connected to a cultural appreciation month
* An extreme book (eg. extremely long, extremely short, about extreme sports)


message 3: by °~Amy~° (new)

°~Amy~° (amybooksit) | 2871 comments Laura,

I was just making up my rejects challenge and noticed that the last few topics under 'INSIDE' are duplicates.

The duplicates are:
* A fiction or nonfiction book where music plays a part in the story
* A book set in a small town or village
* A book involving a lie
* A book with an ensemble cast
* A book set in or about a country or place that no longer exists

I'm not sure if you are concerned about that or not but if so, here you go! lol Thanks for keeping this list for us!


message 4: by Jackie (new)

Jackie (heirloomroses) | 211 comments Laura wrote: "Here are the 2018 suggestions that didn't make the 2019 final list!

-- Title --
* A book with a type of metal (gold, silver, etc) or something made of metal in the title
* A book with a meteorolog..."


The prompt under author/publishing/length contains "A book where the author’s name contain A, T, and Y". This was not a reject.


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