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message 1: by Bryony, Circumnavigation Mod (new)

Bryony (bryony46) | 1081 comments Mod
This thread will be updated after the results of each mini-poll are announced.


message 2: by Bryony, Circumnavigation Mod (new)

Bryony (bryony46) | 1081 comments Mod
Mini-poll one - close call:
- A book related to the 2020 Summer Olympics in Japan

Mini-poll one - general
A book about two queer women (this includes those who identify as bi, trans, pan, ace)
A book by an author with a colour in their name, where that colour also appears on the cover
A book set on an island
A book with a heart on the cover or in the title
A book originally written in a language other than English or your mother tongue
A book where the first letter of each word in the title appears in "Around the Year"
A book related to one of the five senses (sight, hearing, touch, taste, smell)
A book with china or porcelain on the cover
A book with horses in the story or a horse on the cover
A book by an Irish author
A dystopian novel
A book with more than 20 letters in the title
A book that is about sight, seeing, or vision, or has one of those words in the title
A book featuring a child being raised by someone other than their biological parents

Mini-poll one - bottom
- A book set in a location with less than 2 readers on the 2019 Group Reading Map
- A book published the year you were born


message 3: by Katie (new)

Katie | 2364 comments 2nd Mini-Poll - General:
A book with neon lights on the cover
A book with a main character's name in the title
A book about a natural disaster or where a natural disaster is central to the plot
A book that has a road trip as part of the plot
A book with the theme of power and/or corruption
A diverse book
A book with a family name in the title
A book whose audiobook is read by the author
A book related to the 1920s
A book found on a friend's TBR list
A crime fiction book
A debut novel published in 2020
A book with a verb ending in “ing” in the title
A book with a mathematical term in the title
A book with a weather element in the title
A book that is a retelling of a fairy tale

2nd Mini-Poll - Bottom:
In honor of the 100th anniversary in the US, a book about women's suffrage
A book by a transgender author or by a transgender main character (including nonbinary)


message 4: by Katie (new)

Katie | 2364 comments 3rd Mini-Poll - General:
A book from a child's perspective
A book in which one of the main characters is involved in an experiment
A book by an author born in a Latin American country
A book featuring an otherworldly presence (alien, ghost, god, character from a dream, monster, person from another realm, etc)
A book that takes you out of your comfort zone
A humorous fiction book
A book related to a NASA mission name
A book that makes you nostalgic
A book with a weapon in the title or on the cover
A book set in a country with a population of less than one million
A book about friendship
A non-fiction book about a place
A book about something that seems like a bad idea
A book with a cover where the author’s name is as large or larger than the title
A book you picked just for the cover
A book about food or with food on the cover or in the title

3rd Mini-Poll - Bottom:
A book with a rabbit


message 5: by Katie (new)

Katie | 2364 comments 4th Mini-Poll - Close Call:
A book with a title of 5 or more words

4th Mini-Poll - Polarizing:
A book from an American Library Association’s Notable Books List
A winner of a foreign literary prize

4th Mini-Poll - General:
A book with a title that doesn't contain the letters A, T and Y.
A debut novel by a person of color
A book involving a betrayal
A book involving an Olympic sport
A book with water on the cover
A book with a character that is a caregiver
A book about a weird or unusual subject
A book related to a sea creature
A book with beautiful writing
A book with 2 or more names in the title
A book related to a famous/popular game
A dark humored novel or satire

4th Mini-Poll - Bottom:
A book by an author whose previous book you disliked
A collection of essays


message 6: by Sophie (new)

Sophie (sawphie) | 2854 comments 5th Mini-Poll General:
- A book related to Earth Day (for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day)
- A book that has illustrations or pictures that isn't a picture book or graphic novel
- A story with a curse
- A book with a theme of discrimination, persecution or prejudice (eg. race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity)
- A book related to a museum
- A book related to a marine animal
- A book from the Texas Library Lariat lists
- A book published before 2019 with less than 2000 reviews on Goodreads
- A book related to 20/20 (eg. vision, sight, eyes, blindness, viewpoints, insights, hindsight)
- A book set in space or about space
- A book from a school's summer reading list

5th Mini-Poll Polarizing:
- A book from a TED summer reading list
- A book published in the last three years (2018, 2019, 2020) that had a lot of buzz
- A book featuring magical realism
- A book recommended by Reese Witherspoon or Oprah Winfrey

5th Mini-Poll Bottom:
- A work of/inspiration for fan fiction
- A book by one of the National Book Foundation's '5 Under 35' authors


message 7: by Sophie (new)

Sophie (sawphie) | 2854 comments 6th Mini-Poll Close Call
- A book on the longlist for the Women's Prize in Fiction for any year
- One of the "most anticipated" books of 2020 (e.g. The Millions, Book Riot, LitHub, etc.)

6th Mini-Poll Polarizing
- A book originally written in a language that is NOT one of the 10 most spoken worldwide
- A travel memoir

6th Mini-Poll General
- A book recommended by a celebrity or public figure
- A book whose title is a reference to, or pun on, another work of literature/book
- A book from the Washington Post's '100 Books for the Ages' list
- A book that involves a vacation/holiday
- Looking at your reading patterns for 2019, identify a hole in your reading and read a book to fill it
- A book relating to pirates or a nautical theme
- A xenofiction
- A book that has been a BBC Radio Four Book at Bedtime
- A book with a betrayal
- A book from the Goodreads news section

6th Mini-Poll Bottom
- A book cover that is the same colour scheme as your country’s Olympic team
- A roman à clef (a novel in which real people are depicted under fictitious names)


message 8: by Sophie (new)

Sophie (sawphie) | 2854 comments 7th Mini-Poll Close Call
- A book featuring an LGBTQIA+ character or by an LGBTQIA+ author
- A book from the "1000 Books by Women" list

7th Mini-Poll General
- A book that is not the genre the author is best known for
- A book recommended by an independent bookshop
- A noir crime novel
- A book you’ve been meaning to read but haven’t gotten around to
- A book set in Egypt
- A book related to Florence Nightingale
- A book with a synopsis that includes a question
- A book from the list of 1001 books to read before you die
- A book related to social justice
- A book by an author not from the Anglosphere (English-speaking nations that share cultural & historical ties to the UK)
- A popular author's first novel
- A book by an indigenous woman
- Roll the Genre Generator twice, pick one of those two options and read a book in that genre

7th Mini-Poll Bottom
- A book written by or about a laureate
- A book related to floriography (the language of flowers)


message 9: by Sophie (new)

Sophie (sawphie) | 2854 comments 8th Mini-Poll General
- Three books linked by the saying "Beauty, Brains, Brawn”
- To celebrate PRIDE, three “own voices” books, from any marginalized group, inspired by the colors of the rainbow
- Three books with authors or characters in three different generations
- Two books from different genres that are connected in some way
- Three books related to any three of the five senses (sight, sound, taste, touch, smell)
- Four books related to each of the four seasons (e.g. title, cover art, story, etc.)
- Three books in the same genre by authors from different countries
- Three books with main characters with, or themes about, three identities you aren’t intimately familiar with
- Four books related to the four elements of astrology: Fire, Earth, Air, and Water
- A duology
- Three books published in three consecutive years
- Two books of the same genre written more than 50 years apart
- Three books published in or set in three different centuries
- Three books from three countries whose borders touch
- Four books related to a deck of cards [the suits, numbers, face cards, etc.]
- Three books related to the primary colors [red, yellow and blue]
- A fiction and non-fiction book about the same topic
- 3 books linked by Past, Present, Future

8th Mini-Poll Bottom
- Two books: A memoir, biography, or novelization of the life of an author and a book by that author


message 10: by Sophie (new)

Sophie (sawphie) | 2854 comments 9th Mini-Poll Close Call
- A book written by an author who passed away in the last five years
- A book related to Earth Day
- A book published in 2020

9th Mini-Poll General
- A book that is a retelling of another work (classic lit, ancient lit, mythology, fairy tales, etc.)
- A short story collection or book of essays
- A book by a Canadian author
- A book with man, woman, boy or girl in the title
- Within one of your favorite genres, read a book that is somehow different from what you usually read
- A book set in a nation or empire that no longer exists
- A book with glasses or sunglasses on the cover
- A book that takes place somewhere you would like to live
- A new-to-you book found on a ‘top shelf’ for one of your favorite books
- Xenofiction - a book with an animal/non-human POV character
- A book with more than one author
- A book by an Australian author
- A book about friendship

9th Mini-Poll Bottom
- A book about or inspired by The Beatles
- A mashup genre book


message 11: by Emily, Conterminous Mod (new)

Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7785 comments Mod
10th Mini-Poll Polarizing
A western

10th Mini-Poll General
A book recommended by Stephen King
A book with a cover that is less than 5 colors
A book with flowers or greenery on the cover
A book with a cover where the title is on an angle (other than straight left-to-right)
A mystery novel by a person of color
A fantasy book
A book whose title contains an honorific (Mr., Mrs., Doctor, Lord, Lady, etc.)
A book with eyeglasses or sunglasses on the cover, in celebration of the year 2020
A book with an ensemble cast
A book with the word 'novel' on the cover
A book with a silhouette on the cover
A book where the main character is an immigrant
A debut novel by an established/popular author
A book from the "Most Read This Week In" page of one of your favourites genres
A book with a cover that reminds you of the sky at your favorite time of the day
A book with half a face on the cover
A book with a bug on the cover

10th Mini-Poll Bottom
A book by an author with a colour in their name, where that colour also appears on the cover


message 12: by Emily, Conterminous Mod (new)

Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7785 comments Mod
11th Mini-Poll General
A work of metafiction
A southern lit book
An historical fiction novel set during a time period you don't normally read about
A book that you saw someone else reading
An audiobook
A book about books
In honour of the 2020 Olympics to be held in Japan, read a book with a red and white cover

11th Mini-Poll Bottom
A book featuring a character who is job-searching, unemployed, and/or loses or quits their job in the course of the story
A book set at one of the 7 Wonders of the World, 7 Wonders of the Ancient World, or 7 Natural Wonders of the World
A book where the protagonist is a first responder


message 13: by Emily, Conterminous Mod (new)

Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7785 comments Mod
12th Mini-Poll Polarizing
A book related to Earth Day

12th Mini-Poll General
A history or historical fiction book set in your favorite historical period
A book with a musical instrument in the title or on the cover
A book tagged with a two-word genre
A classic book (fiction or nonfiction) you've always meant to read
A book about revenge
A book with sad, depressing or dark elements
A book with at least a 4.4 average rating on Goodreads
A book related to a subject taught in schools (e.g. Maths, Science, History, Geography, Politics, Art)
A book rated 5 stars by someone in the AtY group
A book listed in the "See similar books..." link on the Goodreads page for a book you've previously enjoyed

12th Mini-Poll Bottom
A book with only 2s and 0s in the page count
A book from a genre you did not read in 2019


message 14: by Emily, Conterminous Mod (new)

Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7785 comments Mod
13th Mini-Poll Close Call
A high fantasy or epic fantasy

13th Mini-Poll Polarizing
A book title using one of the words attributed to Shakespeare for their first use
Any book by a winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature

13th Mini-Poll General
A book with a historical landmark on its cover or as a setting
A book where faith/religion plays a major role in the plot
A book featuring a scientist, fiction or non-fiction
A book related to birds
A book centered on a diaspora experience
A book with a character that is involved in the medical field (doctor, nurse, emt, coroner, medical professor, etc.)
The last book your favorite author published
A book nominated for the Lambda Literary Award
A book that asks a question in the synopsis (inside flap summary or back-of-the-book description)


message 15: by Emily, Conterminous Mod (new)

Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7785 comments Mod
14th Mini-Poll Close Call
A book with a cover that reminds you of the sky (either sky-like colours or an actual skyscape)

14th Mini-Poll Polarizing
A nonfiction book about something you see on a regular basis
A book with a word in the title determined through using your birthday (in the first book you read for the challenge, go to the page number that corresponds with your age, then the line that corresponds with your birth date, then the word that corresponds with your birth month)
A book related to a NASA mission name (in celebration of 20 years of the ISS)

14th Mini-Poll General
A book that features a character in at least two different points of life (childhood, adulthood, old age, etc.)
A book about/involving social media or technology
A book with or about twins
A book with a cover that is mainly one color, excluding black & white
A book that brings you joy
A book that cost you USD1 or less

14th Mini-Poll Bottom
A book with a title based on an idiom


message 16: by Emily, Conterminous Mod (new)

Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7785 comments Mod
15th Mini-Poll Close Call
A collection of short stories or essays
A book about/involving social media or technology

15th Mini-Poll General
An own voices book
A book with a unique or unconventional narrator
A book that has a character with an addiction
A book featuring or with a theme of co-existence
A book that has a character who is a character (unusual or eccentric personality) or has character (moral strength)
A book that you obtained in a non traditional way
A book with a paranormal or supernatural protagonist
A book with the word in the title that was the twentieth word on the twentieth page of one of the other books you read for the challenge
A book with a political theme
An "up lit" fiction with an optimistic character or storyline

15th Mini-Poll Bottom
A book with a character that has animal-like personality traits
A book where the main POV character is not the protagonist of the story


message 17: by Emily, Conterminous Mod (new)

Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7785 comments Mod
16th Mini-Poll Close Call
A book that contains a day or month in the title (Monday, December, etc.)

16th Mini-Poll Polarizing
A book that you already know the ending of
A book about geography, geology or earth science
A book recommended to you by a family member

16th Mini-Poll General
A book that's from a child's perspective
A book in diary or journal form
A book that takes place where your favorite food comes from
A book set in the ancient world (eg. Roman empire, Ancient Greeks, Egyptians)
A book with a hyphen in the title
A book published in the 1920s or set in the 1920s

16th Mini-Poll Bottom
A memoir or autobiographical fiction by an author that is a member of a marginalized group
A book whose title is a line from or title of a song


message 18: by Emily, Conterminous Mod (new)

Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7785 comments Mod
17th Mini-Poll Close Call
A book related to a tarot card
A book set in Asia

17th Mini-Poll Polarizing
A book where a character spends time in jail or prison
An atmospheric book

17th Mini-Poll General
A book recommended by an influential person or group
A book related to a traditional holiday
A book with a "fiery" title
A book where the main character is in another age category than you

17th Mini-Poll Bottom
A book outside of your comfort zone
A book related to your guilty pleasure
A book with a character who is pregnant


message 19: by Emily, Conterminous Mod (new)

Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7785 comments Mod
18th Mini-Poll Polarizing
A book related to a Google Doodle from 2018, 2019, or 2020
A book related to a tarot card
Read a book on a topic we've been told to avoid: sex, politics or religion

18th Mini-Poll General
A book that takes place in sister city of the city you live or lived in
A domestic fiction novel
A prompt from a previous Around the Year in 52 Books challenge
A book with a non-human main character
A story you are already familiar with, but in a different format
A book with flowers or greenery on the cover
A book based on a true story
A book related to 20/20

18th Mini-Poll Bottom
A book that could be retitled with one of the Star Wars titles
A book that inspires or motivates you
A book that contains one of the top 10 female or male names in your region


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