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message 1: by Emily, Conterminous Mod (last edited Jul 25, 2020 02:39PM) (new)

Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7563 comments Mod
Here's a list of suggestions from each poll that didn't make the cut.

Bottom = Least amount of votes; eliminated from being able to be suggested
Close Call = Didn't make it due to not quite enough upvotes or too many downvotes to offset the upvotes
Polarizing = A high number of both upvotes and downvotes
No Designation = Did not warrant enough votes to fall into any other categories


message 2: by Emily, Conterminous Mod (new)

Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7563 comments Mod
PRE-POLL

No Designation
A winner or nominee from the 2020 Goodreads Choice Awards
A book you meant to read in 2020
Reader's choice
A book that fits a suggestion that didn't make the list this year
A book that fits a category from another challenge


message 3: by Emily, Conterminous Mod (last edited Jul 21, 2020 04:58AM) (new)

Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7563 comments Mod
POLL 1

Bottom
A book related to something good that happened in 2020
A book that fills a "hole" in your typical reading habits

Close Call
A book with the letter Z on the cover

No Designation
A book related to money
An alternate history book
A book about or involving a team or organization
A book where the protagonist adheres to a religion that is not your own
A book related to a book
A book related to Shakespeare
A book related to a technological advancement
A book written from the point of view of a child


message 4: by Emily, Conterminous Mod (last edited Jul 21, 2020 04:59AM) (new)

Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7563 comments Mod
POLL 2

Bottom
A book written by someone no more than two degrees of separation away from you
A book where the author has the same first and last initial as you
A book related to Don McLean's "American Pie"

Close Call
A book with a focus on the natural world

Polarizing
A retelling of a ‘classic’ by a BIPOC author

No Designation
A book with a day of the week or a month in the title
A book that deals with second chances
A book related to one of the United Nations 2021 "International Year" themes
A book related to mental health
A book published before you were born
A book with an animal on the cover
A book that isn't a graphic novel but contains illustrations
A book related to a generation that you don’t belong to
A book that you consider to be Brain Candy


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Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7563 comments Mod
POLL 3

Bottom
A book that includes a recipe
A book related to blackjack or gambling

No Designation
A coming-of-age story
A book written from a 1st person point of view
A book about an invention or discovery
A book featuring a theme of women overcoming systemic obstacles
A book nominated for a lesser known literary prize
A book with a wild animal on the cover or in the title
A biography or biographical fiction
A book with a multimedia element
A book with a familial role in the title (mother, father, daughter, sister, etc)
A book with a house on the cover
A book originally written in a language you don't speak


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Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7563 comments Mod
POLL 4 - MULTIWEEK

Close Call
3 books linked by the saying Beauty, Brains, Brawn

Polarizing
3 books related to two truths and a lie
Then and Now - read a classic (>50 years old) and a recent release (<2 years old) with the same theme, topic, or setting
3 books featuring (1) an animal, (2) a vegetable, and (3) a mineral on cover or in title
Pick a genre and read nominated books from three different years of the Goodreads Choice Awards
Read one book by an author with 7 or fewer letters in their name and one book by an author with 14 or greater letters in their name

No Designation
Read two books from very different genres
Read one by an author you’ve never read, one by an author you’ve read once or twice, and one by an author you’ve read many times
3 books with an author whose name starts or ends with A, an author whose name starts or ends with T, an author whose name starts or ends with Y
Read a book linked to each of the four card suits (hearts, diamonds, spades, clubs)
Read a book about confinement and another about freedom
3 books from the same genre set in different countries
2 books by authors who share a family relationship
4 books related to the 4 seasons


message 7: by Emily, Conterminous Mod (new)

Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7563 comments Mod
POLL 5

Bottom
A book with an introverted protagonist
A book with a theme of sibling rivalry
A book with a major life altering event in the plot

No Designation
A book set in one of the 5 current communist countries (China, Cuba, Laos, North Korea, Vietnam)
A book with "Pantone’s 2021 Color of the Year" on the cover
A book with a narrator or protagonist of a different gender than the author's
A book written by an author who uses a nom de plume
A book related to dreams
A book related to an endangered species
A book that is set either primarily indoors or primarily outdoors
A book related to a rabbit


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Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7563 comments Mod
POLL 6

Bottom
A book that related to traditions around turning 21

Close Call
A book written by or about a person with a physical disability
A cross genre novel (scifi horror, fantasy romance, historical mystery etc)

Polarizing
A book from one of Goodreads' "Most Popular" lists
A book inspired by the lyrics to REM’s “It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)"

No Designation
A book featuring a prominent role for a mineral (cover, title, author’s name, or story)
A book with a pronoun in the title
A book written by a Nobel Prize Winning author
A children's book award nominee or winner
A book related to a person featured in a Google doodle
Read a novella
A book with a title that contains an alliteration
A book that won an award for a genre you don’t often read
A book with a color in the title


message 9: by Emily, Conterminous Mod (new)

Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7563 comments Mod
POLL 7

Bottom
A book you once started but never finished
A book where any part of the title rhymes with any part of your name

No Designation
A book set in a communist state (current, past, or fictional)
A book nominated for a lesser-known literary prize
In honour of Wikipedia's 20th birthday, read a book related to a featured article on Wikipedia, or one selected by clicking "random article"
A book of poetry, short stories, or essays by a single author
A book that is related to a book you loved as a child
A book with a large-scale disaster or tragedy
A book related to the name of a professional sports team
A book with an unusual or counterintuitive structure
A book by an author you discovered using gnooks.com
A book related to the bingo call for 21 "key to the door"


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Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7563 comments Mod
POLL 8

Close Call
A book with a non-binary/trans/+ character or author

No Designation
A book about outer space
A book from the New York Public Library's 125 Books We Love List
A book featuring a character closely associated with domesticated or farm animals
A medical memoir
An “epic” book
A book recommended by someone you trust
A book from the "500 Great Books by Women" list
A book from one of The Million's most anticipated lists
A book from the Los Angeles Public Library Book List (excluding Best of Year lists)
A book by an author who publishes under a pen name or variant of their real name
A book about a hero


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Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7563 comments Mod
POLL 9

Bottom
A book with a story trope you love or hate

Close Call
A book with an ensemble cast

No Designation
A humorous book
A book with a number in the title
A book recorded on the 2020 ATY Community Spreadsheet
A book related to a historical event of 1921
A book published in the 20th century
A young adult book
A book nominated for the First Novel Prize
A book featuring the natural world
A book from one of The Greatest Books Lists
A book that deals with a postponement, redo, or second chance
A domestic fiction novel


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Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7563 comments Mod
POLL 10

Bottom
A book with a Clue/Cluedo weapon on the cover

Polarizing
A book involving non-European royalty
A book related to a person featured in a Google doodle

No Designation
A book set in a place that was once colonized, other than the United States and Canada
A book for which you are (or were) not the intended demographic/audience
A book from a genre or sub-genre you don't read often
A book that uses something other than consecutive numbers to designate chapters
A book involving a power struggle
A book related to the Roaring Twenties
A book featuring a ghost, vengeful spirit, or lost soul
A book by an author who uses at least two initials
A book that concerns something or someone mentioned on the wikipedia page of your birthday
A book with a nonhuman character(s)
A book with a "heroic" character


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Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7563 comments Mod
POLL 11

Bottom
A book closely related to what you wanted to be as a kid (job, status, etc.)
A book with a sports connection

Close Call
A book posted in one of the ATY Best Book of the Month threads
A book that might cause someone to react “You read what?!?”

No Designation
A modern classic published in the 21st century
A book that's disturbing
A book from the NPR Book Concierge
A memoir
An adventure book
A book with a two-word title, where the first word has two syllables and the second word has one syllable
A book with a protagonist who works in a job you know nothing (or very little) about
A book that is older than your mom
A book that was a bestseller or published in the decade of your birth


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Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7563 comments Mod
POLL 12

Bottom
A book related to a local industry or small business

Close Call
A book with a non-binary/trans/+ author or character

Polarizing
A book about or set in outer space

No Designation
A book with a profession in the title or subtitle
A book with a trope or story element you know you love
A book related to mental health/mental illness
A book with who, what, when, where, why, or how in the title or subtitle
A book with the word "book" in the title
A book related to a dream
A book nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award
A book about music or dance
A book involving a nun
A book with a food item on the cover


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Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7563 comments Mod
POLL 13

Bottom
Reread a favorite book, but with a different perspective
A book with a non-human narrator
A book that deserves a second chance

No Designation
A book related to an endangered animal
An own voices debut
A book with an ensemble cast
A book with a command in the title
Read a book that you consider 'unusual"
A book with at least one shoe on the cover
A book with one of the colors of ROYGBIV in the title
A book with six or more words in the title
A book with an illustrated cover


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Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7563 comments Mod
POLL 14

Bottom
A play
A book involving getting ‘the band’ back together, either literal or figurative
A book that has beauty, brains, and brawn

Close Call
A non-fiction book on a topic inspired by a fiction book you've read

Polarizing
A book you picked up because of an adaptation of it or a related work

No Designation
A book related to a Tony Award-winning musical
A book that you had to wait for
A book related to folklore
A domestic thriller
A book that won an award for a genre you don’t often read
A book you find inspiring or uplifting
A book primarily set in a workplace or office


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Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7563 comments Mod
POLL 15

Bottom
A book on a "must read" list with a cover that you're not attracted to
A book related to a word from a favorite recipe
A bestseller from the year you were born

Close Call
A book where characters are trapped together

No Designation
A book of fiction involving a real person or a non-fiction about a fictitious person or persona
An #ownvoices book featuring a story about love
A book set in the 19th century
The book you have had the longest but haven’t read
A book that is mostly written as a series of documents (letters, emails, blogs, epistolary etc.)
A classic romance novel
A book with illustrations
A book involving illness or injury


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Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7563 comments Mod
POLL 16

Bottom
A book recommended via the Readers Also Enjoyed feature on the Goodreads page from a book you gave 5-stars in the past 3 years

Close Call
A book from the first 20 books on your GR to-read shelf when sorted by “date added” in ascending order
A book about a books

Polarizing
A book from the Tournament of Books
A book related to the 21st chemical element Scandium

No Designation
A book with a theme of opposites
A book with a list of characters or a family tree
A book by or about an everyday hero
A book that tells the story behind the story
A book with a found family
A book title or an author where the first word has two syllables, and the second word has one syllable


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Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7563 comments Mod
POLL 17

Bottom
A book with reference to handcrafting

Close Call
A book with more than one primary setting

Polarizing
A book that you (or others!) might think will make you smarter

No Designation
A book related to music
A fat-positive book
A book in which the title starts with the same letter as its genre (ignoring a, an, and the)
A book you predict will be a five star read
A beautiful book
A book related to an element of your favorite film/tv show
A work of fiction with a reference book in the title
A book nominated for an Audie Award (read in any format)
A book about the forbidden
A book related to colonialism


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Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7563 comments Mod
POLL 18

Bottom
A book with a fat-positive perspective

Close Call
A book that takes place in at least two decades

Polarizing
A book featuring a theme of women overcoming systemic obstacles

No Designation
A book set in a time or place that you don't know much about
A book that first appeared in episodic format
A book related to the 2020 or 2021 Pantone Color of the Year
A book related to the Year of the Ox
A book for which you are (or were) not the intended demographic/audience
A book that elicits humor, comedy, or satire
A book that is disturbing
A time travel novel
A book related to the area you grew up in


message 21: by Manda (new)

Manda (bookwenchmanda) | 966 comments Man! Between have a horrible case of covid and lasting complications, getting married, getting a new job, and moving 4,000 miles, I missed all the voting and discussions. I just went through and cherry-picked my favorites for a discard challenge. My list went from 317 (2020), which I am not even close to making this year, to 70. I am shook!


message 22: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (new)

Laura | 3784 comments Mod
Wowza, you had quite the stressful 2020, Manda. I am happy to hear that many of those things were good, though. Congrats on the wedding and the new job!


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