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message 1: by Tessa (last edited May 27, 2020 09:53AM) (new)

Tessa Herondale~Carstairs (jessawessa) Hello! I hope y'all are doing well!

Here are the prompts that have been chosen for June's TBR Shelf Challenge:

-A book which is a fairy-tale retelling
-Ask a friend to rec you a book, now you have to read it
- a book which won the 2019 goodreads award
-The longest book on your tbr list
-a book that takes you back in time (time travel)

Because of Pride Month, we are doing these set of prompts too:

L - A book with a lesbian MC
G- A book with a gay MC
B- A book with a bisexual MC
T- A book with a transgender MC
Q- A book with a queer MC
+ - A book with an asexual, pansexual, etc. MC

RULES:

1. Books must be read between June 1st and June 30th
2. As this is a young adult (YA) book group, it is encouraged but not required that you read YA books
3. Books must be over 100 pages and comics, graphic novels, manga, children's books, etc. can only be used if over 100 pages or 15,000+ words
4. PLEASE read over the instructions in this challenge folder before you start the challenge
5. You can complete more than one different book for each prompt (ex. for prompt 1 you could basically complete it 3 times with 3 different books)
6. (new rule!) Rereads count!

Sign up down below if you'd like to participate. The way we're going to keep track of all the prompts completed by someone is different from last time because the spreadsheet was kind of hard to manage. I am going to put all the prompts in one post and each time someone completes a prompt, I will put their name underneath that prompt. Your name will be under multiple prompts if you complete that many. As always, please don't hesitate to ask any questions!


message 2: by Tessa (last edited Jun 30, 2020 11:39AM) (new)

Tessa Herondale~Carstairs (jessawessa) -A book which is a fairy-tale retelling:
(The names of the people who complete this prompt will go here)
ReLiz, AspiringAuthorX2, Ashley, BennyX4, NecmiX2, Dalia, Faith


-Ask a friend to rec you a book, now you have to read it:
NecmiX3, Elena, AshleyX4, TessaX2, K.M. Abiduzzaman, SuditiX4, Evelyn, Faith, Mackenzie, Ana, NatalieX3, Abrianna, Benny




- a book which won the 2019 goodreads award:
K.M. Abiduzzaman, Necmi, ReLiz, Benny, Suditi



-The longest book on your tbr list:
K.M. Abiduzzaman, ReLiz, Necmi, Suditi, Jawahir, Faith



-a book that takes you back in time (time travel):
NecmiX3, Mollie, Tessa, Dalia Benny, Jawahir



L - A book with a lesbian MC:
Ashley, Elena, Tessa, Maddie, Evelyn, Benny



G- A book with a gay MC:
Abiduzzaman, Domitylle, Benny, Elena, Necmi, Dalia, Evelyn, Ana



B- A book with a bisexual MC:
Faith, Suditi, Ana, Benny, Aspiring Author, Mackenzie, Elena, Dalia



T- A book with a transgender MC:




Q- A book with a queer MC:
BennyX2



+ - A book with an asexual, pansexual, etc. MC:
Ana, DomitylleX2, Ashley


message 3: by Tessa (last edited Jun 30, 2020 11:37AM) (new)

Tessa Herondale~Carstairs (jessawessa) People participating:


Domitylle - 3
Sara
Ashley - 7
Abrianna - 1
Ani
ReLiz - 3
Suditi - 7
Ana - 4
K.M. Abiduzzaman - 4
Helena
Jawahir - 2
Mackenzie - 2
Natalie - 3
Tessa - 4
Jia
Dalia - 4
Mollie - 1
Necmi - 11
Evelyn - 3
Herzl
Calista
Taya
Maddie - 1
Faith - 4
Elena - 4
Nia
Benny - 12
AspiringAuthor - 3


message 4: by Tessa (new)

Tessa Herondale~Carstairs (jessawessa) Completion Post Format:
Please use this format to show that you have completed a book and prompt; you can still keep a “master list” of the prompts for that month on the thread to help you keep track, but please also post this so that I can record the number of books read/prompts completed.

Feel free to copy and paste when posting a completion post:

Name:
Book Title:
Author:
Date Completed:
Rating:
Prompt Completed:
How it Fits the Prompt:


Domitylle (can only update books rn. sorry) (dom_brlw) | 106 comments Hey!
I'd like to participate but I'm not sure at all I'll be able to achieve these goals... So I don't know if I can...
I also had a question: could the Narnia Chronicles fit in a book that brings you back in time? (The characters don't really time travel but they get into a different timeline)


message 6: by Tessa (new)

Tessa Herondale~Carstairs (jessawessa) Domitylle wrote: "Hey!
I'd like to participate but I'm not sure at all I'll be able to achieve these goals... So I don't know if I can...
I also had a question: could the Narnia Chronicles fit in a book that brings ..."


You don't have to complete all of the prompts, it's encouraged you do at least 2, but you can do as many as you like! About the Narnia Chronicles, I'll look into it and get back to you as soon as possible


message 7: by Domitylle (can only update books rn. sorry) (last edited May 21, 2020 10:18AM) (new)

Domitylle (can only update books rn. sorry) (dom_brlw) | 106 comments Anyway, I'll join!

And thanks! :)


message 8: by Sara (new)

Sara | 98 comments Hi! Before I sign up, I have some questions (I'll probably sign up anyway though):
1. do rereads count or will the books have to be brand-new-never-been-read-before?
2. for the "time travel" prompt, is it books that specifically have the characters time traveling to another era (like in Magic Tree House lol) or do books like historical fiction count?


message 9: by Tessa (new)

Tessa Herondale~Carstairs (jessawessa) Yes, rereads can count
No, it has to be actual time travel, magic treehouse kind


message 10: by Tessa (new)


message 11: by Sara (new)

Sara | 98 comments Awesome, thanks! You can sign me up to participate.


message 12: by Abrianna (new)

Abrianna (abriannaimbrogno) sign me up too!


message 13: by Ani (new)

Ani (anic) | 156 comments Sign me up too please!


message 14: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth (theenigmatic) | 181 comments Mod
I want to participate! :)


message 15: by Suditi (new)

Suditi (the_book_farer) I'm in!!


message 16: by KM Abiduzzaman (new)

KM Abiduzzaman I want to lighten my TBR shelf too, currently it's growing at an alarming rate. :(


message 17: by Nancatto (new)

Nancatto i'm in too!!


message 18: by Helena (new)

Helena S I'm in :)


message 19: by grace (new)

grace (gyoung05) | 1 comments sign me up :))


message 20: by Jawahir (new)

Jawahir  the Bookworm I'd like to participate too


message 21: by Mackenzie :) (new)

Mackenzie :) (book_girl_777) | 49 comments I'm in!


message 22: by [deleted user] (new)

I'd like to join this month too!


message 23: by Jia ♥ (new)

 Jia ♥ (bookloverforever101) sign me up please!


message 24: by Lisa (new)

Lisa (lizaland) | 9 comments sign me up


message 25: by Necmi (new)

Necmi Çoban | 229 comments Do previous recommendations count for "Ask a friend to rec you a book, now you have to read it"?


message 26: by Tessa (new)

Tessa Herondale~Carstairs (jessawessa) Yep!


message 27: by Necmi (new)

Necmi Çoban | 229 comments The books must be on the to-read list or there must be a separate TBR shelf? And can we add books to our TBR or to-read list after the challenge starts?


message 28: by Dalia (new)

Dalia | 89 comments I want to participate!


message 29: by Mollie (new)

Mollie (mollieruminer) | 46 comments I would love to join!!!


message 30: by Tessa (last edited May 28, 2020 09:07AM) (new)

Tessa Herondale~Carstairs (jessawessa) Necmi wrote: "The books must be on the to-read list or there must be a separate TBR shelf? And can we add books to our TBR or to-read list after the challenge starts?"

Sorry for the late reply, the books don't have to be on your 'want to read shelf' on goodreads, they can be from another TBR shelf. And I'm pretty sure you can add things to the TBR shelf whenever you'd like.


message 31: by Sara (new)

Sara | 98 comments Tessa HC (onceuponabookworm) wrote: "Necmi wrote: "The books must be on the to-read list or there must be a separate TBR shelf? And can we add books to our TBR or to-read list after the challenge starts?"

Sorry for the late reply, th..."


If it helps, in April when we did this challenge I was looking up books to read specifically to fit certain prompts so I wasn't limited to what was already on my TBR shelf. Plus, it would make the challenge at least 30% harder if we were limited by what we had already marked as TBR.


message 32: by Necmi (new)

Necmi Çoban | 229 comments Sara wrote: "Tessa HC (onceuponabookworm) wrote: "Necmi wrote: "The books must be on the to-read list or there must be a separate TBR shelf? And can we add books to our TBR or to-read list after the challenge s..."

Thank you Sara. Then, I'll participate.


message 33: by Evelyn (new)

Evelyn | 142 comments I will participate too :)


message 34: by KM Abiduzzaman (new)

KM Abiduzzaman Does real-life friend's recommendation count?


message 35: by Suditi (new)

Suditi (the_book_farer) I was wondering if Red, White and Royal Blue will count for the prompt: a book which won the 2019 goodreads award as that is going to be our BOTM?
Also will Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe count for the Pride Month prompts?


message 36: by Tessa (new)

Tessa Herondale~Carstairs (jessawessa) KM Abiduzzaman, yes
Suditi, yes and yes


message 37: by Suditi (new)

Suditi (the_book_farer) Okay Thanks :)


message 38: by Necmi (new)

Necmi Çoban | 229 comments Tessa HC (onceuponabookworm) wrote: "Check this link out:
https://www.theyashelf.com/the-best-t..."


Thanks Tessa for the link. I reviewed it and add some of the books/serials to my shopping list and ordered them. Of course for the challenge ;)


message 39: by Herzl (new)

Herzl (hershiesdark) | 21 comments I wanna join! :))


message 40: by Calista (new)

Calista Mott | 1 comments I would like to participate


message 41: by Ani (new)

Ani (anic) | 156 comments This is the folder where we comment with the prompt and book we finished?? or where is it?


message 42: by Taya (new)

Taya Fosmire (bibliotaya) i would like to participate


message 43: by Tessa (new)

Tessa Herondale~Carstairs (jessawessa) Ani wrote: "This is the folder where we comment with the prompt and book we finished?? or where is it?"

Yes this is it


message 44: by Nancatto (new)

Nancatto just a small doubt.. for the lgbtq+ prompt do we need do read them in order??


message 45: by Tessa (new)

Tessa Herondale~Carstairs (jessawessa) Ana wrote: "just a small doubt.. for the lgbtq+ prompt do we need do read them in order??"

Nope


message 46: by Nancatto (new)

Nancatto Tessa HC (onceuponabookworm) wrote: "Ana wrote: "just a small doubt.. for the lgbtq+ prompt do we need do read them in order??"

Nope"


ok thanksss :)


message 47: by Necmi (new)

Necmi Çoban | 229 comments Name: Necmi
Book Title: The Epic of Gilgamesh
Author: Anonymous
Date Completed: 1th of June, 2020
Rating: 3/5
Prompt Completed: Ask a friend to rec you a book, now you have to read it
How it Fits the Prompt: My GR friend Luís C. recommended it.


message 48: by KM Abiduzzaman (last edited Jun 03, 2020 08:42AM) (new)

KM Abiduzzaman Name: Abiduzzaman
Book Title: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
Author: Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Date Completed: June 1, 2020
Rating: 4/5
Prompt Completed: A book with a gay MC.
How it Fits the Prompt: MCs Dante and Ari are gay. ( I'm confused though whether they are gay or queer. Can someone please explain me the queer thing?)


message 49: by Tessa (new)

Tessa Herondale~Carstairs (jessawessa) My definition of queer is when you don't identify as gay, but you're not straight either. It's very vague. (And if I'm wrong, someone please correct me!)


message 50: by Abrianna (new)

Abrianna (abriannaimbrogno) i think u r right


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