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2019 Pick Your Poison Challenge

Duration: 1st January – 31st December 2018
Number of books: 104
Hosted by: Take a Walk Down Gregory Road

Baker’s Dozen | 13 books
Choose one category from any 13 of the topics provided except for the wildcard books
Fortnightly | 26 books
One category from each topic–you can choose one wildcard
52 Pickup | 52 books
Two categories from each topic–you can choose one wildcard
Goin’ for the Burn | 78 books
Three categories from each topic–you can choose two wildcards
Freaky Reader | 104 books
Two books a week–must complete all the topics–you can choose two wildcards

Name Game
A book by an author who uses a pseudonym – 
A book with a pun in the title – 
A book whose title should be a band name – Wild Fire by Christine Feehan
A book by an author with intials in their name – 

Schoolhouse Rock
Conjunction Junction: ________ and ________ – 
I’m Just a Bill: A book about law – 
Interplanet Janet: A book about space – 
My Hero, Zero: A book with a number in the title – 

Family Ties
A book written by a husband / wife team – 
A book about cousins – 
A book about grandparents – 
A memoir about reconnecting with a family member – 

What It’s Not
A book with the word “love” in the title that is not a romance – 
A book with a dog on the cover that is not an animal story – 
A book with the word “death” in the title that is not a mystery – 
A book with a car on the cover that is not about a road trip – Journeys to the Other Side of the World by David Attenborough

Onesies!
A book with a one word title – Greylands by Isobelle Carmody
The first book in a series – A Date With the Other Side by Erin McCarthy
The first book by an author – 
A book about an only child – 

Things that Flip
A book about circus performers – 
A book with a house on the cover – 
A book with a coin in the title – 
A book with alternating narrators – 

Learning About Others
A book about someone from a different religion – 
A book about a mythology you are unfamiliar with – 
A book translated from a different language – 
A book set in a country you’ve never read about before – 

Seasonal
A book about cooking or food – 
A book by an author with Winter, Spring, Autumn or Summer in their name – 
A holiday themed book – 
A book set in a weather season (rainy season, dry season) – 

The World We Live In
A book that takes place on multiple continents – 
A book about wildlife – 
A book about world history – 
A book about migration – 

Things You Can’t Hold Onto
A book about money – 
A book about the past – 
A book with water in the title – 
A book with a picture of a cliff on the cover – 

Is It Hot In Here?
A book about global warming – 
A book about a woman “of a certain age” – 
A beach read – 
A book that takes place in the desert – 

Catch Me If You Can
A book about a ball – 
A book with a bus on the cover – 
A book about “the one that got away” – 
A book about chasing down a bad guy – 

Either Or
A book with either trendsetters or prairie settlers – 
A book with either hijackers or hijinks – 
A book with either paddleboats or paddling – 
A book with either wormholes or bookworms

Punctuation
A book with a period in the title – 
A book by an author with a hyphenated name – 
A book with an ampersand in the title – 
A book with exclamation points in the description – 

Things That Stink
A book with the word “company” in the title – 
A book with fish on the cover – 
A book with the word “feet” in the title – 
A children’s book about stinking or bath time – 

Guilty Pleasures
A chick lit book – 
A book you’d be embarrassed to be seen with – 
A book about chocolate – 
A book you’ve been waiting to savor – 

Working on that TBR Pile
A classic you’ve always meant to read – 
Write five titles onto a piece of paper and have a friend choose one for you – 
The first unread book you see when you walk into your house – 
A book you meant to read last year but didn’t have time for – 

Niche Genres
A magical realism book – 
A noir detective book – 
A YA dystopian book – 
An Amish romance or mystery – 

The Many Faces of Death
A book with a skeleton on the cover – 
A book where Death or the Grim Reaper is a character – 
A classic murder whodunnit – 
A book with a character who is dead – 

Where’d You Get That?
A book about heredity – 
A book from the library – 
A book someone gave you – 
A book you found at a used bookstore – 

80s Music
Thriller (Michael Jackson): A horror story – 
Africa (Toto): A book set in Africa – 
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go (Wham): A book about dancing – 
She Blinded Me With Science (Thomas Dolby): A nonfiction book about science – 

Green
A book with a green cover – 
A book about the environment – 
A book about mold or microorganisms – 
A book that is set in the jungle – 

Laugh It Up
A humorous novel – 
A memoir by a comedian – 
A book with someone on the cover laughing – 
A collection of comics from the “Funnies” page – 

I Shouldn’t Say That
A book about secrets – 
A book with a cuss word in the title – 
A book censored due to language – 
Read whatever the f*** you want – 

5 W’s and H
When and Where: A book that takes you to a different time and place – When Demons Walk by Patricia Briggs
How: A “how to” book – 
Who did What: A biography about an inventor – 
Why: A book with “why” in the title – 

Things You Go Through
A book with a door or gate on the cover – 
A book about a secret tunnel – 
A book with the word “window” in the title – 
A book about a portal to a different world – 

*** Wildcards ***
A book mentioned in another one you read this year – 
A book about public speaking – 
A book inspired by (or that inspired) a game – 
A book about your favorite animal – 
A book about something that scares you – 

Challenges

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