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message 1: by Emily, Conterminous Mod (last edited Sep 05, 2020 03:43PM) (new)

Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7568 comments Mod
It's time for our next round of suggestions!

Just a reminder that you can find a full list of prompts already on the 2021 list in the third post on this thread.

A little reminder of how things are done around here:

How it works:
- The topics for the 2020 reading challenge list will be determined by a series of mini-polls, the number of which depends on the number of prompts winning in each mini-polls
- Suggestions for each poll will be opened until 15 suggestions are received and “seconded”.
- The voting thread will open the day after suggestions go live. You can find the schedule here.
- The poll will be posted after the voting thread is opened for 24 hours, and will remain open for three full days.
- Each user has 8 votes to spread between their favorite (top) and least favorite (bottom) prompts
- The prompts with the more favorable votes (comparing top votes to bottom votes, and looking at the overall number of votes it received) will be added to the final list (between 2 and 5 depending on how the votes are spread)

Rules:
- Each member can only suggest OR second one prompt
- Suggestions close after 15 total seconded prompts

When suggesting and seconding, feel free to provide examples and descriptions that may help other members understand the prompt better. These descriptions and examples will be copied over to the voting thread for further discussion.

As always, please express any and all feedback (respectfully, of course), either here or in The Wild Discussion.


Moving on to Voting:
1. A book with a profession in the title or subtitle
2. A book with a non-binary/trans/+ author or character
3. A book with a trope or story element you know you love
4. A book related to a local industry or small business
5. A book related to mental health/mental illness
6. A book with who, what, when, where, why, or how in the title or subtitle
7. A book with the word "book" in the title
8. A book related to a dream
9. A book nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award
10. A book about music or dance
11. A book involving a nun
12. A book about or set in outer space
13. A book with a food item on the cover
14. A winner or nominee from the 2020 Goodreads Choice Awards
15. A book set in a made-up place

Available to Second:
- A book that mom would not want you to read
- A book about or set in outer space


message 2: by [deleted user] (new)

Read a book with a trope or story element you know you love

For example, a snowed-in mystery, enemies-to-lovers romance, pirate fantasy or 'there is only 1 bed....'


message 3: by Pam (new)

Pam (bluegrasspam) | 2579 comments A book with a profession in the title or subtitle.


message 4: by Emily, Conterminous Mod (last edited Sep 05, 2020 06:00AM) (new)

Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7568 comments Mod
I'm going to submit Alicia's prompt from the Wild Discussion:

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

Here are some lists:
Trans/NB authors: https://medium.com/@strandbookstore/c...
Fantasy Novels by Trans/NB Authors: https://electricliterature.com/8-fant...
YA Own Voices featuring Trans/NB Characters: https://www.epicreads.com/blog/ya-boo...
Wikipedia Article of Fictional Trans Characters: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...
Books featuring Asexual or Aromantic Characters: https://twincitiesgeek.com/2017/10/21...
Books featuring Intersex Characters: https://seattle.bibliocommons.com/lis...


message 5: by Kim (new)

Kim (kmyers) | 513 comments I will second profession in the title or subtitle.


message 6: by Sara (new)

Sara (phantomswife) | 930 comments A book related to a dream


message 7: by Hannah (new)

Hannah | 384 comments Emily wrote: "I'm going to submit Alicia's prompt from the Wild Discussion:

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

Here are some lists:
Trans/NB authors: https://medium.com/@strandbookstore/c......"


I will second this.


message 8: by Angie (new)

Angie annie wrote: "Read a book with a trope or story element you know you love

For example, a snowed-in mystery, enemies-to-lovers romance, pirate fantasy or 'there is only 1 bed....'"


I'll second this.


message 9: by °~Amy~° (new)

°~Amy~° (amybooksit) | 3017 comments Read a book related to mental health/mental illness


message 10: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 187 comments a book with who, what, when, where, why, or how in the title (or subtitle)


message 11: by Katie (new)

Katie | 2364 comments A book nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

https://www.bookcritics.org/awards/past/

"Each year, the National Book Critics Circle presents awards for the finest books published in English in six categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Biography, Autobiography, Poetry, and Criticism."


message 12: by Emily, Conterminous Mod (last edited Sep 05, 2020 06:21AM) (new)

Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7568 comments Mod
Katie, that is such an interesting list. Lots of books I haven't seen on other awards lists!


message 13: by Chelsey (new)

Chelsey Keathley-Jones (keathleyc) | 234 comments I would like to nominate.

Read a book related to a local industry or small business.


message 14: by Ron (new)

Ron (ronstjohn) | 205 comments A book that mom would not want you to read.


message 15: by Pamela (new)

Pamela | 681 comments Book with the word book in the title

If it sounds restrictive, just search your to read list- I checked mine and it was two pages!


message 16: by Joyce (new)

Joyce | 359 comments I'll second a book related to a local industry or small business.


message 17: by Nicole (new)

Nicole Sterling | 452 comments °~Amy~° wrote: "Read a book related to mental health/mental illness"

I second this one.


message 18: by Emily, Conterminous Mod (new)

Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7568 comments Mod
10 spots left


message 19: by Jill (new)

Jill (dogbotsmum) | 956 comments I second the book with who, what, when, where, why, or how in the title or subtitle


message 20: by Cendaquenta (new)

Cendaquenta | 207 comments I'll second "book" in title!


message 21: by Hannah (new)

Hannah Peterson | 461 comments I'll second a book related to a dream.


message 22: by Kathy (new)

Kathy | 2344 comments Katie wrote: "A book nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

https://www.bookcritics.org/awards/past/

"Each year, the National Book Critics Circle presents awards for the finest books published ..."


I’ll second this


message 23: by Bree (new)

Bree (breemw) | 21 comments Suggestion: a book involving a nun

Inspired by all the nuns I’ve run into in sci-fi and fantasy lately (specifically space nuns—is this an emerging subgenre?) but you could also do anything involving real life nuns, or to stretch it, something where the title has a word with “nun” in it, such as “conundrum”


message 24: by Kelly Sj (new)

Kelly Sj | 363 comments a book about music or dance


message 25: by Jill (new)

Jill | 602 comments I second a book about music or dance.


message 26: by Ann (new)

Ann S | 587 comments I second the nun one I like books with nuns solving mysteries


message 27: by Nancy (new)

Nancy (fancynancyt) | 1062 comments A book about or set in outer space.


message 28: by Emily, Conterminous Mod (new)

Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7568 comments Mod
4 spots left

I'm going out for breakfast, so I will be away from my computer for a little while. Please be mindful of how many prompts get seconded. Suggestions will close after 4 more prompts get seconded!


message 29: by Fourevver (new)

Fourevver | 55 comments I'll second a book about or set in outer space


message 30: by Dori (new)

Dori (daisydori) | 168 comments A book with a food item on the cover


message 31: by Kelly Sj (last edited Sep 05, 2020 09:26AM) (new)

Kelly Sj | 363 comments It's impossible to get any work done in my home office while my neighbor is shingling their house, so I'll keep track for a bit...

12. A book about or set in outer space
13. A book with a food item on the cover
14. A winner or nominee from the 2020 Goodreads Choice Awards
15. A book set in a made-up place

Suggestions closed


message 32: by Meghan (new)

Meghan Chiasson | 65 comments Suggestion: A local or regional author and/or a book purchased from a local bookstore

The idea is to support your local authors and business.

In the US, this could be New England, Southwest, Midwest, etc. For members in a small country, regional could include surrounding countries.


message 33: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 64 comments A book set in a made-up place.


message 34: by Kristina (new)

Kristina | 245 comments Dori wrote: "A book with a food item on the cover"

I second this.


message 35: by Avery (last edited Sep 05, 2020 09:03AM) (new)

Avery (averyapproved) | 472 comments How about good old faithful "A winner or nominee from the 2020 Goodreads Choice Awards"


message 36: by Ellie (new)

Ellie (patchworkbunny) | 1790 comments Avery wrote: "How about good old faithful "A winner or nominee from the 2020 Goodreads Choice Awards""

I'll second this.


message 37: by Cheri (new)

Cheri (jovali2) | 542 comments Sarah wrote: "A book set in a made-up place."

I second this.


message 38: by Kelly Sj (last edited Sep 05, 2020 09:24AM) (new)

Kelly Sj | 363 comments SUGGESTIONS CLOSED!

12. A book about or set in outer space
13. A book with a food item on the cover
14. A winner or nominee from the 2020 Goodreads Choice Awards
15. A book set in a made-up place

Fun list everyone, I'm excited about this one :)


message 39: by Jackie, Solstitial Mod (new)

Jackie | 1406 comments Mod
Thanks Kelly!


message 40: by Kelly Sj (new)

Kelly Sj | 363 comments Jackie wrote: "Thanks Kelly!"

You're welcome!


message 41: by Jackie, Solstitial Mod (new)

Jackie | 1406 comments Mod
Voting thread is now up!

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


message 42: by Emily, Conterminous Mod (new)

Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7568 comments Mod
Thanks Jackie!


message 43: by Pamela (new)

Pamela | 681 comments Kelly wrote: "It's impossible to get any work done in my home office while my neighbor is shingling their house, so I'll keep track for a bit...
.."

My sympathies- someone near me was doing that starting very early last weekend.,.. so I was up. It is LOUD!


message 44: by Ron (new)

Ron (ronstjohn) | 205 comments Tough sell on my second attempt at a "mom" prompt, which I'm doing in honor of my mother's 84th birthday. I carefully chose the phrasing "mom" rather than "your mom" to call up a generic, stereotyped "mom" just in case your real mother (or mother-figure) is very tolerant and easy-going.

Prompts are supposed to be fun once in a while.


message 45: by Pam (new)

Pam (bluegrasspam) | 2579 comments Ron wrote: "Tough sell on my second attempt at a "mom" prompt, which I'm doing in honor of my mother's 84th birthday. I carefully chose the phrasing "mom" rather than "your mom" to call up a generic, stereotyp..."

Ron - Happy birthday to your mom! My dad just celebrated his 86th, after recently suffering a stroke. It's really quite a milestone but life starts to get more challenging with health problems.

I wonder if you reword your prompt (with a positive spin) to something like a book that your mom would be pleased to see you reading or that you would like for her to read might be more appealing. At least for me it would be. I can't think of a book that my mom wouldn't want me to read that I would actually consider reading! And, I agree that fun prompts are good!


message 46: by dalex (last edited Sep 05, 2020 11:51AM) (new)

dalex (912dalex) | 1732 comments Ron wrote: "Tough sell on my second attempt at a "mom" prompt, which I'm doing in honor of my mother's 84th birthday. I carefully chose the phrasing "mom" rather than "your mom" to call up a generic, stereotyp..."

Some people might have the type of relationship with their mother that they really don’t want prompts that make them think about that. And some people may no longer have their mothers. It can be a sensitive subject. Something to think about.


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