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message 1: by Emily, Conterminous Mod (new)

Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7502 comments Mod
Hello all!

We just voted in A book related to a word given by a random word generator for our 2021 list, and Avery thought it would be fun to pick a few words as a group and see what everyone comes up with.

Using the generator, here are the words we got:

- dialect
- dependence
- hand
- professional
- lick

Let's see what y'all can come up with!

message 2: by dalex (last edited Sep 22, 2020 12:07PM) (new)

dalex (912dalex) | 1726 comments - dialect
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
written partially in dialect

- dependence
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
dependence - the state of relying on or being controlled by someone or something else

- hand
The Hand That First Held Mine by Maggie O'Farrell

- professional
Black Water Rising by Attica Locke
protagonist is an attorney

- lick
The Country of Ice Cream Star by Sandra Newman
because, ice cream

message 3: by Pam (last edited Sep 22, 2020 01:12PM) (new)

message 4: by Hannah (new)

Hannah Peterson | 460 comments I kind of love the idea of reading something written in dialect! The Color Purple and some of Toni Morrison's books spring to mind (The Bluest Eye, or Beloved), or Trainspotting, for a non-American example, or even a fictional dialect, like A Clockwork Orange.

message 5: by Avery (last edited Sep 22, 2020 02:14PM) (new)

Avery (averyapproved) | 472 comments Lick: things you lick (lollypops, ice cream, etc.)
Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage

Hand: hand on the cover or in title
Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott The Whisper Man by Alex North Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer The Shadows by Alex North Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult

Professional: books about a specific job
Maid Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive by Stephanie Land From the Corner of the Oval by Beck Dorey-Stein

message 6: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn | 563 comments For hand - The Wonder Lover by Malcolm Knox
The Wonder Lover by Malcolm Knox

For dependence:
Before I Let You Go by Kelly Rimmer (drug dependence, co-dependence)

For lick:
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty (pretty sure this was a lollipop before it shattered!)
Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach
Gulp Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach

message 7: by Robin P, Orbicular Mod (new)

Robin P | 1924 comments Mod
The Fourth Hand is actually about a hand
Dialect - The Adventures of Tom Sawyer andThe Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
or Song of Solomon
Professional could be anything with a doctor, lawyer, architect, etc.

message 8: by Joyce (new)

Joyce | 356 comments - dialect
A Brief History of Seven Killings part-written in Jamaican patois

- dependence
A Jest of God features a mother overly-dependent on her adult daughter

- hand
The Black Hand: The Epic War Between a Brilliant Detective and the Deadliest Secret Society in American History

- professional
My Dark Vanessa about the abuse of professional power

- lick
Crescent so much food-tasting goes on

message 9: by Emily, Conterminous Mod (new)

Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7502 comments Mod
I made a listopia for these picks! If you were planning on using them for the challenge.

message 10: by Sherri (new)

Sherri Harris | 895 comments I have a question about this prompt. Are we to use the word generator on our own or use the words above that are already chosen?

message 11: by Emily, Conterminous Mod (new)

Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7502 comments Mod
Up to you! The prompt is meant to be an individual challenge (you use the generator to find your own word), but we had some members ask for a group list so they could plan together and discuss, which is why I posted this here. How you choose to tackle it is up to you!

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