Pick Your Poison

Duration: 1st January – 31st December 2021
Number of books: 104
Hosted by: 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


Who’s in charge?
A book about an empire
A book about a social movement
A book about being a first time parent
A book about a cat – Born Free by Joy Adamson

Make ’em Laugh
A funny comic or graphic novel
A book about a comedian
A book with a pun in the title
A book with someone laughing on the cover

Where You Sleep At Night
A book about a hotel
A book with the word “house” in the title
A book with a cabin on the cover
A book about a haunted house

Ways To Die
A book with “poison” in the title
A book with a knife on the cover
A true crime murder story
A book about dealing with suicide

Occupations
A book about a farmer
A book about a librarian or bookseller
A book written by a college professor
A book about a scientist

Generations
A book about millenials
A book about hippies
A book about baby boomers
A book about flappers

Plaids
A book with a kilt on the cover
A book written by someone from Scotland
A book with a plaid cover
A book with a flannel shirt on the cover

Those Bodies
A book by a celebrity known for body positivity – Rolling with the Punchlines by Urzila Carlson
A book with a picture of an ocean on the cover – The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband by Julia Quinn
A book with a dead body on the cover
A children’s book about body parts

The Tools of Writing
A paperback book – Kiss of Heat by Lora Leigh
A book with a typewriter on the cover
A book with “words” in the title
A book with “deadline” in the title

That Creepy Feeling
A horror story or thriller
A book with an insect on the cover
A book about something that scares you
A book with a monster on the cover

Favorites
A book by your favorite author
A book in your favorite genre
A book with your favorite color on the cover
A book from a celebrity favorite list

Crossing Boundaries
A book about an interracial romance
A book about the immigrant experience – The Bride Test by Helen Hoang
A book about reconciliation
A book about cross dressing

Bringing the World into Your Home
A book about hygge, feng shui, or home harmony
A book about taking in a stranger
A book about a culture other than your own
A book about how radio, television, or the internet has changed us

Things We Don’t Talk About
A book with the word “naked” in the title
A book by a politician
A book about oppression
A book about terminal illness

Reflections
A book with a mirror on the cover
A memoir
A fiction book about reminiscing
A self help book

Swashbuckling
A book with a sword on the cover
A book about pirates
A rollicking adventure story
A book with a map on the cover

Shapes and Colors
A book with a primarily black cover
A book with a shape-shifting character
A book with a shape on the cover that reminds you of a Roschach test
A book by an author whose name is a color

Picture This
A book with the word “picture” in the title
A book with a photograph on the cover
A book by a journalist or news photographer
An illustrated book

Shh…
A book about secret societies/clubs
A children’s book about bedtime
A book with the word “secret” in the title
A book with a peaceful cover

Challenges
A book over 500 pages
A book about overcoming obstacles
A book you’ve set aside in the past because it was hard to get into
A book with the word “hard” in the title

Drinking Game
A cozy mystery with a beverage in the title
A book with a picture of an alcoholic beverage on the cover
A book title that could be a drinking game
A nonfiction book about alcohol

It’s All Relative
A book set in your grandparents’ era
A book with the word “father” in the title
A book you’d share with your child – Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
A book about an estranged family

Weather
A book with the word “snow” in the title
A nonfiction book about a weather related disaster
A book with a picture of clear blue sky on the cover
A book that comforts you on a rainy day

TBR Burners
A book that had been on your TBR list more than a year
A book someone gave to you that you haven’t read yet
Anything you want
A book you’re excited to read – Beautiful Beast by E.J. Hill

Borrowing
A book with a character from a different book
A fairytale or myth retelling in a modern setting
A book written by an author with a pseudonym
A book borrowed from the library

Putting 2020 Behind Us
A book with a crowded cover
A book about self care or recovery
A book set after a major world event (war, weather disaster, etc.)
A book with the word “better” in the title

+++ Wildcards +++
A book by an author under 30
A 2021 release
A comic book
A book by two or more authors
A collection of essays

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