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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 – Flying Blind by Deborah Cooke
A book with a pun in the title – High Stakes by Erin McCarthy
A book whose title should be a band name – Wild Fire by Christine Feehan
A book by an author with initials in their name – The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis

Schoolhouse Rock
Conjunction Junction: ________ and ________ – Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moira Fowley-Doyle
I’m Just a Bill: A book about law – The Radium Girls by Kate Moore
Interplanet Janet: A book about space – Alien Sex edited by Ellen Datlow
My Hero, Zero: A book with a number in the title – One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

Family Ties
A book written by a husband / wife team – Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews
A book about cousins – Prince of Shadows by Rachel Caine
A book about grandparents – Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta
A memoir about reconnecting with a family member – Coraline by Neil Gaiman

What It’s Not
A book with the word “love” in the title that is not a romance – Love is Hell by Melissa Marr, Scott Westerfeld, Justine Larbalestier, Gabrielle Zevin & Laurie Faria Stolarz
A book with a dog on the cover that is not an animal story – Masques by Patricia Briggs
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 – Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
A book about an only child – Heiress for Hire by Erin McCarthy

Things that Flip
A book about circus performers – 
A book with a house on the cover – An Apple for the Creature edited by Charlaine Harris & Toni L.P. Kelner
A book with a coin in the title – Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
A book with alternating narrators – The Secret Science of Magic by Melissa Keil

Learning About Others
A book about someone from a different religion – The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
A book about a mythology you are unfamiliar with – American Gods by Neil Gaiman
A book translated from a different language – Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne
A book set in a country you’ve never read about before – In the Shadow of Man by Jane Goodall (Tanzania)

Seasonal
A book about cooking or food – The Kitchen Witch by Annette Blair
A book by an author with Winter, Spring, Autumn or Summer in their name – Burned Promises by Willow Winters
A holiday themed book – The Incredible Adventure of Cinnamon Girl by Melissa Keil (summer holidays)
A book set in a weather season (rainy season, dry season) – Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige (snow)

The World We Live In
A book that takes place on multiple continents – The Siren by Kiera Cass
A book about wildlife – The Last Rhinos by Lawrence Anthony
A book about world history – The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman
A book about migration – Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri

Things You Can’t Hold Onto
A book about money – The Scot, the Witch and the Wardrobe by Annette Blair
A book about the past – Gene of Isis by Traci Harding
A book with water in the title – Sea Fever by Virginia Kantra
A book with a picture of a cliff on the cover – Percy Jackson & the Titan’s Curse: The Graphic Novel by Rick Riordan & Robert Venditti

Is It Hot In Here?
A book about global warming – 
A book about a woman “of a certain age” – Persuasion by Jane Austen
A beach read – Sea Witch by Virginia Kantra
A book that takes place in the desert – Holes by Louis Sachar

Catch Me If You Can
A book about a ball – The Duke & I by Julia Quinn
A book with a bus on the cover – Rosa Parks: My Story by Rosa Parks
A book about “the one that got away” – Legally Blonde by Amanda Brown
A book about chasing down a bad guy – The Mephisto Club by Tess Gerritsen

Either Or
A book with either trendsetters or prairie settlers – Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
A book with either hijackers or hijinks – Laughing All the Way to the Mosque by Zarqa Nawaz
A book with either paddleboats or paddling – Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
A book with either wormholes or bookwormsIlluminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Punctuation
A book with a period in the title – The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells
A book by an author with a hyphenated name – 
A book with an ampersand in the title – African Myths & Tales by Flame Tree Studio
A book with exclamation points in the description – Dates from Hell by Kim Harrison, Lynsay Sands, Kelley Armstrong & Lori Handeland

Things That Stink
A book with the word “company” in the title – Company Town by Madeline Ashby
A book with fish on the cover – 
A book with the word “feet” in the title – Cold Feet by Brenda Novak
A children’s book about stinking or bath time – 

Guilty Pleasures
A chick lit book – Bit the Jackpot by Erin McCarthy
A book you’d be embarrassed to be seen with – Hotel Valhalla by Rick Riordan
A book about chocolate – 
A book you’ve been waiting to savor – Hexed by Ilona Andrews, Yasmine Galenorn, Allyson James & Jeanne C. Stein

Working on that TBR Pile
A classic you’ve always meant to read – Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Write five titles onto a piece of paper and have a friend choose one for you – Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
The first unread book you see when you walk into your house – Black Spring by Alison Croggon
A book you meant to read last year but didn’t have time for – Fairest of All by Serena Valentino

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

The Many Faces of Death
A book with a skeleton on the cover – The Beast of Blackmoor Bog by Kate Forsyth (dragon skeleton)
A book where Death or the Grim Reaper is a character – Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride
A classic murder whodunnit – Bloody Valentine by James Patterson
A book with a character who is dead – Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs

Where’d You Get That?
A book about heredity – She Has Her Mother’s Laugh by Carl Zimmer
A book from the library – Blood Work by Kim Harrison
A book someone gave you – The Silver Horse by Kate Forsyth (a gift from my Mum)
A book you found at a used bookstore – The Mammoth Book of Scottish Romance edited by Trisha Telep

80s Music
Thriller (Michael Jackson): A horror story – Pet Sematary by Stephen King
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 – Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

Green
A book with a green cover – The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis
A book about the environment – Beluga Days by Nancy Lord
A book about mold or microorganisms – 
A book that is set in the jungle – Through the Tiger’s Eye by Kerrie O’Connor

Laugh It Up
A humorous novel – Dead End Dating by Kimberly Raye
A memoir by a comedian – The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish
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 – The Turn by Kim Harrison
A book with a cuss word in the title – 
A book censored due to language – Haven by Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda
Read whatever the f*** you want – Seeing is Believing by Erin McCarthy

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 – How to Sleep Well by Dr. Neil Stanley
Who did What: A biography about an inventor – The Inventions, Researches and Writings of Nikola Tesla by Nikola Tesla
Why: A book with “why” in the title – Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling

Things You Go Through
A book with a door or gate on the cover – Four Dukes and a Devil by Cathy Maxwell, Elaine Fox, Jeaniene Frost, Sophia Nash & Tracy Anne Warren
A book about a secret tunnel – 
A book with the word “window” in the title – The Wide Window by Lemony Snicket
A book about a portal to a different world – The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis

*** 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 – Dragon Blood by Patricia Briggs
A book about something that scares you – IT by Stephen King

2019 A – Z Titles Challenge

Duration: 1st January – 31st December 2018
Number of books: 26

A – An Apple for the Creature edited by Charlaine Harris & Toni L.P. Kelner
B – Battle of the Heroes by Kate Forsyth
CCirce by Madeline Miller
D – The Drowned Kingdom by Kate Forsyth
EEvolve edited by Nancy Kilpatrick
F – Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs
G – Gene of Isis by Traci Harding
H – Harry Potter: A History of Magic by J.K. Rowling & the British Library
IInkheart by Cornelia Funke
J – Journeys to the Other Side of the World by David Attenborough
K – Killing Moon by Rebecca York
L – Laughing All the Way to the Mosque by Zarqa Nawaz
M – The Mephisto Club by Tess Gerritsen
N – Novellas & Stories by Meljean Brook, Carolyn Crane & Jessica Sims
O – One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
P – Prince of Shadows by Rachel Caine
Q – Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells edited by Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling
R – The Radium Girls by Kate Moore
S – Seeing is Believing by Erin McCarthy
TThe Thieves of Ostia by Caroline Lawrence
U – Unbound by Kim Harrison, Melissa Marr, Jeaniene Frost, Vicki Pettersson & Jocelynn Drake
VThe Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis
W – When Demons Walk by Patricia Briggs
X – Xoe by Sara C. Roethle
Y – The Young Elites by Marie Lu
Z – The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman

2019 A – Z Series Challenge

Duration: 1st January – 31st December 2018
Number of books: 26

A – The Kitchen Witch by Annette Blair (Accidental Witch Trilogy)
B – Tempting the Beast by Lora Leigh (Breeds)
C – A Date With the Other Side by Erin McCarthy (Cuttersville)
DDead End Dating by Kimberly Raye (Dead End Dating)
E – West by Edith Pattou (East)
F – The Falconer by Elizabeth May (The Falconer)
G –
H – Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers (His Fair Assassin)
I – The Beast of Blackmoor Bog by Kate Forsyth (The Impossible Quest)
J –
K –
L – Wild Fire by Christine Feehan (Leopard People)
M – Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs (Mercedes Thompson)
N – Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress)
O –
P – Percy Jackson: The Ultimate Guide by Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson & the Olympians)
Q –
R – The Mephisto Club by Tess Gerritsen (Rizzoli & Isles)
SMasques by Patricia Briggs (Sianim)
TThrough the Tiger’s Eye by Kerrie O’Connor (Telares Trilogy)
U –
V – Fairest of All by Serena Valentino (Villains)
W – The Wren Hunt by Mary Watson (The Wren Hunt)
X – Xoe by Sara C. Roethle (Xoe)
Y – The Young Elites by Marie Lu (The Young Elites)
Z –

2019 A – Z Male Character Names Challenge

Duration: 1st January – 31st December 2018
Number of books: 26

A – Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs (Adam)
B – A Date With the Other Side by Erin McCarthy (Boston)
C – Sea Witch by Virginia Kantra (Caleb)
D – Heiress for Hire by Erin McCarthy (Danny)
EThe Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis (Edmund)
FEnclave by Ann Aguirre (Fade)
G – The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl by Melissa Keil (Grady)
H – Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (Heathcliff)
I –
J – Greylands by Isobelle Carmody (Jack)
KThe Turn by Kim Harrison (Kal)
L – The Silver Horse by Kate Forsyth (Luka)
MInkheart by Cornelia Funke (Mo)
N – Sucker Bet by Erin McCarthy (Nate)
O – Dragon Bones by Patricia Briggs (Oreg)
PThe Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis (Puddleglum)
Q – Flying Blind by Deborah Cooke (Quinn)
RThrough the Tiger’s Eye by Kerrie O’Connor (Ricardo)
S – The Beast of Blackmoor Bog by Kate Forsyth (Sebastian)
T – Battle of the Heroes by Kate Forsyth (Tom)
U –
V –
WMasques by Patricia Briggs (Wolf)
X – Red Phoenix by Kylie Chan (Xuan Wu)
Y –
Z – Holes by Louis Sachar (Zero)

2019 A – Z Female Character Names Challenge

Duration: 1st January – 31st December 2018
Number of books: 26

A – Heiress for Hire by Erin McCarthy (Amanda)
B – Dragon Bones by Patricia Briggs (Bastilla)
C – Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (Catherine)
DEnclave by Ann Aguirre (Deuce)
E – The Silver Horse by Kate Forsyth (Emilia)
FThe Thieves of Ostia by Caroline Lawrence (Flavia)
G – Sucker Bet by Erin McCarthy (Gwenna)
H – Company Town by Madeline Ashby (Hwa)
I – Wild Fire by Christine Feehan (Isabeau)
J – Prince of Shadows by Rachel Caine (Juliet)
K – The Siren by Kiera Cass (Kahlen)
L – Black Spring by Alison Croggon (Lina)
M – Sea Witch by Virginia Kantra (Margred)
N – West by Edith Pattou (Nyamh)
OSpellbook of the Lost and Found by Moira Fowley-Doyle (Olive)
P – Seeing is Believing by Erin McCarthy (Piper)
Q – The Drowned Kingdom by Kate Forsyth (Quinn)
R – Sea Fever by Virginia Kantra (Regina)
S – When Demons Walk by Patricia Briggs (Shamera)
TThe Turn by Kim Harrison (Trisk)
U –
V – The Scot, the Witch and the Wardrobe by Annette Blair (Vicky)
W – Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik (Wanda)
X –
Y –
Z – Pride by Ibi Zoboi (Zuri)

2019 A – Z Authors Challenge

Duration: 1st January – 31st December 2018
Number of books: 26

A – Journeys to the Other Side of the World by David Attenborough
B – Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
C – Greylands by Isobelle Carmody
DMad Hatters and March Hares edited by Ellen Datlow
E – The Mammoth Book of Celtic Myths and Legends by Peter Berresford Ellis
F – The Beast of Blackmoor Bog by Kate Forsyth
G – The Mephisto Club by Tess Gerritsen
H – Gene of Isis by Traci Harding
I –
J – Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
K – Sea Witch by Virginia Kantra
L – Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
M – A Date With the Other Side by Erin McCarthy
N – Laughing All the Way to the Mosque by Zarqa Nawaz
OThrough the Tiger’s Eye by Kerrie O’Connor
P – Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe
Q – The Duke & I by Julia Quinn
RDead End Dating by Kimberly Raye
S – To Marry Medusa by Theodore Sturgeon
T – Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
U –
V – Fairest of All by Serena Valentino
W – The Wrent Hunt by Mary Watson
X –
Y – Killing Moon by Rebecca York
Z – Pride by Ibi Zoboi

2019 Dancing with Fantasy and Sci-Fi

Duration: 1st January – 31st December 2018
Number of books: 52
Hosted by: A Dance with Books

FANTASY

  1. Classic fantasy – The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis
  2. Magic school – An Apple for the Creature edited by Charlaine Harris & Toni L.P. Kelner
  3. Necromancers – Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride
  4. PTSD –
  5. Dragons – Dragon Bones by Patricia Briggs
  6. Fairytale (retelling) – Fairest of All by Serena Valentino
  7. Grimdark – A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
  8. Ghosts – Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs
  9. Uncommon fantasy creatures – Sea Witch by Virginia Kantra
  10. Shapeshifters – Wild Fire by Christine Feehan
  11. Gods – Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan
  12. Animal companion – The Silver Horse by Kate Forsyth
  13. Maternal heritage – Gene of Isis by Traci Harding
  14. Set in our world – The Siren by Kiera Cass
  15. Witches – No Rest for the Witches by MaryJanice Davidson, Lori Handeland, Cheyenne McCray & Christine Warren
  16. Magical Law Enforcement – Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison
  17. Thief – Midnight Thief by Livia Blackburne
  18. Pirates – The Iron Duke by Meljean Brook
  19. Portal fantasy – Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
  20. Warrior – Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

Sci-Fi

  1. On a different planet – Haunted Nights edited by Ellen Datlow and Lisa Morton
  2. Utopia – Return to the Isle f the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz
  3. Space ship – Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
  4. Steampunk – Curiouser and Curiouser by Melanie Karsak
  5. Time travel – The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
  6. Artificial Intelligence POV –
  7. Proto Sci-Fi – 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
  8. Hive – To Marry Medusa by Theodore Sturgeon
  9. Alien – Alien Sex edited by Ellen Datlow
  10. Virtual reality –
  11. Super powers – The Young Elites by Marie Lu
  12. Science – Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne
  13. Replicate –
  14. Space colonisation –
  15. Mecha –
  16. Space creatures / Beasts – Shadows by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  17. Teleportation –
  18. Space Western –
  19. The Moon – The First Men in the Moon by H.G. Wells
  20. Invasion – The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

Generic

  1. Satire – Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
  2. Under 500 pages – When Demons Walk by Patricia Briggs
  3. Over 800 pages – IT by Stephen King (1166 pp.)
  4. Novella – Hexed by Ilona Andrews, Yasmine Galenorn, Allyson James & Jeanne C. Stein
  5. Finish a series – Seeing is Believing by Erin McCarthy
  6. Mental health – The Secret Science of Magic by Melissa Keil
  7. Disability –
  8. Published before 1990 – The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank (1947)
  9. Set in Africa – In the Shadow of Man by Jane Goodall
  10. Library – Blood Work by Kim Harrison
  11. By a woman of color – Laughing All the Way to the Mosque by Zarqa Nawaz
  12. One word title – Masques by Patricia Briggs

2019 Reading Women Challenge

Duration: 1st January – 31st December 2018
Number of books: 26
Hosted by: Reading Women

1. A mystery or thriller written by a woman of colorThe Mephisto Club by Tess Gerritsen

2. A book about a woman with a mental illnessCold Feet by Brenda Novak

3. A book by an author from Nigeria or New Zealand

4. A book about or set in Appalachia

5. A children’s bookThe Silver Horse by Kate Forsyth

6. A multigenerational family sagaIn the Shadow of Man by Jane Goodall (the tale of multiple generations of chimpanzees)

7. A book featuring a woman in scienceThe Turn by Kim Harrison

8. A playPrince of Shadows by Rachel Caine (a play rewrite)

9. A novellaHexed by Ilona Andrews, Yasmine Galenorn, Allyson James & Jeanne C. Stein

10. A book about a woman athleteBorn to Run by Cathy Freeman

11. A book featuring a religion other than your ownThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank (Jews)

12. A Lambda Literary Award winnerBeowulf for Cretins: A Love Story by Ann McMan

13. A myth retellingThe Siren by Kiera Cass

14. A translated book published before 1945Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne

15. A book written by a South Asian author

16. A book by an Indigenous womanFollow the Rabbit-Proof Fence by Doris Pilkington

17. A book from the 2018 Reading Women Award shortlist

18. A romance or love storyA Date With the Other Side by Erin McCarthy

19. A book about natureBeluga Days by Nancy Lord

20. A historical fiction bookGrave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

21. A book you bought or borrowed in 2019The Iron Duke by Meljean Brook

22. A book you picked up because of the coverMad Hatters and March Hares edited by Ellen Datlow

23. Any book from a seriesWild Fire by Christine Feehan

24. A young adult book by a woman of colorThe Young Elites by Marie Lu

BONUS

25. A book by Jesmyn Ward

26. A book by Jhumpa LahiriUnaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri

2019 Around the Year in 52 Books

Duration: 1st January – 31st December 2018
Number of books: 52
Hosted by: Around the Year in 52 Books

It’s best if you create your own plan (using “create a new topic” and choosing “2019 Plans” for the folder) so you can keep track of your progress and share your choices with the other members. If you need help finding ideas, you can have a look at the weekly topics (posted closer to 2019)

You can read in order or jump around, but keep this order in your plan, since this makes it easier for others to find a prompt. 

If you can’t complete the challenge, it’s not a problem. If one topic is too far out of your comfort zone or too difficult to fulfill, you can use a “Wild Card” and read something else for this week (reader’s choice or past suggestions).

***Uncompleted weeks are in bold.***

1. A book that was nominated for or won an award in a genre you enjoy – Greylands by Isobelle Carmody (Aurealis Award for best young adult novel)
2. A book with one of the 5 W’s in the title (Who, What, Where, When, Why) – When Demons Walk by Patricia Briggs
3. A book where the author’s name contains A, T, and Y – The Silver Horse by Kate Forsyth
4. A book with a criminal character (i.e. assassin, pirate, thief, robber, scoundrel etc) – Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers (lead female is an assassin)

5. A book by Shakespeare or inspired by Shakespeare – Prince of Shadows by Rachel Caine
6. A book with a dual timeline – Gene of Isis by Traci Harding (took an extra day to finish)
7. 2 books related to the same topic, genre, or theme: Book #1 – Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
8. 2 books related to the same topic, genre, or theme: Book #2 – Black Spring by Alison Croggon (based on Wuthering Heights)

9. A book from one of the top 5 money making genres (romance/erotica, crime/mystery, religious/inspirational, science fiction/fantasy or horror) – The Siren by Kiera Cass (romance AND fantasy)
10. A book featuring an historical figure – The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
11. A book related to one of the 12 Zodiac Chinese Animals (title, cover, subject) – Through the Tiger’s Eye by Kerrie O’Connor
12. A book about reading, books or an author/writer – Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

13. A book that is included on a New York Public Library Staff Picks list – Circe by Madeline Miller (took an extra 2 days to finish)
14. A book with a title, subtitle or cover relating to an astronomical term – Midnight Thief by Livia Blackburne
15. A book by an author from a Mediterranean country or set in a Mediterranean country – The Thieves of Ostia by Caroline Lawrence
16. A book told from multiple perspectives – Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moira Fowly-Doyle
17. A speculative fiction (i.e. fantasy, scifi, horror, dystopia) – Enclave by Ann Aguirre

18. A book related to one of the elements on the periodic table of elements – The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore
19. A book by an author who has more than one book on your TBR – Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (4 books)
20. A book featuring indigenous people of a country – Dark Emu: Black Seeds Agriculture or Accident? by Bruce Pascoe
21. A book from one of the polarizing or close call votes (A book about a dog) – Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

22. A book with a number in the title or on the cover – 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
23. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #1 Something Old – Spellhorn by Berlie Doherty (the oldest book on my bookshelf, given to me by my Mum)
24. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #2 Something New – Blood Crime by Kim Harrison & Gemma Magno (one of the newest books on my shelf)
25. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #3 Something Borrowed – Scar Tissue by Anthony Kiedis (I originally borrowed this book from my Mum, and have just never given it back)

26. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #4 Something Blue – The Secret Science of Magic by Melissa Keil
27. A book off of the 1001 books to read before you die list – Persuasion by Jane Austen
28. A book related to something cold (i.e. theme, title, author, cover, etc.) – Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige
29. A book published before 1950 – Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
30. A book featuring an elderly character – Pride by Ibi Zoboi

31. A children’s classic you’ve never read – The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
32. A book with more than 500 pages – American Gods by Neil Gaiman
33. A book you have owned for at least a year, but have not read yet – Valkyrie by Kate O’Hearn
34. A book with a person’s name in the title – Eragon by Christopher Paolini

35. A psychological thriller – Bloody Valentine by James Patterson
36. A book featured on an NPR Best Books of the Year list – Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
37. A book set in a school or university – The High Lord by Trudi Canavan
38. A book not written in traditional novel format (poetry, essay, epistolary, graphic novel, etc) – Haven by Marjorie M. Liu & Sana Takeda

39. A book with a strong sense of place or where the author brings the location/setting to life – Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta
40. A book you stumbled upon – Flying Blind by Deborah Cooke
41. A book from the 2018 GR Choice Awards – The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish
42. A book with a monster or “monstrous” character – Working for the Devil by Lilith Saintcrow
43. A book related to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) [fiction or nonfiction] – Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

44. A book related in some way to a tv show/series or movie you enjoyed (same topic, same era, book appeared in the show/movie, etc.) – Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
45. A multi-generational saga – Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
46. A book with a (mostly) black cover – The Wren Hunt by Mary Watson
47. A book related to food (i.e. title, cover, plot, etc.) – Julie and Julia by Julie Powell

48. A book that was a finalist or winner for the National Book Award for any year – Holes by Louis Sachar
49. A book written by a Far East Asian author or set in a Far East Asian country – Red Phoenix by Kylie Chan
50. A book that includes a journey (physical, health, or spiritual) – Committed by Elizabeth Gilbert
51. A book published in 2019 – What I Like About Me by Jenna Guillaume
52. A book with a weird or intriguing title – Alien Sex edited by Ellen Datlow

List created by the group members, after suggestions and votes. Thanks to all! 

* Prompts have been grouped (roughly) by month. Some months have 5 prompts, when a new week starts within the same month. This is just a general guide and members can read at whatever speed works for them.