Around the Year

One book per prompt. Prompts can be interpreted as generally as needed.

  1. related to “in the beginning”
  2. by an author whose name doesn’t include the letters A, T, or Y
  3. related to the lyrics for the song “My Favorite Things” from the Sound of Music
  4. with a monochromatic cover
  5. by an author on USA Today’s list of 100 Black Novelists You Should Read
  6. that is a love story
  7. that fills a prompt suggestion that didn’t make the final list
  8. Set in a state, province, or country you have never visited
  9. you associate with a specific season or time of the year
  10. with a female villain or criminal
  11. to celebrate the Grand Egyptian Museum
  12. eligible for the Warwick Prize for Women in Translation
  13. written by an author of one of your best reads of 2020
  14. set in a made-up place
  15. that features siblings as the main characters
  16. with a building in the title
  17. with a Muslim character or author
  18. related to “past”
  19. related to “present”
  20. related to “future”
  21. whose title and author both contain the letter U
  22. posted on one of the ATY Best Book of the Month threads
  23. that is a cross genre novel
  24. about racism or race relations
  25. set on an island
  26. that is short (<210 pages) by a new-to-you author
  27. with a character that can be found in a deck of cards
  28. connected to ice
  29. that you consider comfort reading
  30. that is long
  31. by an author whose career spanned more than 21 years
  32. whose cover shows more than two people
  33. that is a collection of short stories, essays, or poetry
  34. with a travel theme
  35. set on or below the Tropic of Cancer
  36. with six or more words in the title
  37. from the “Are You Well Read in Literature” list
  38. related to a word given by a random word generator
  39. involving an immigrant
  40. with flowers or greenery on the cover
  41. by a new-to-you BIPOC
  42. that is a mystery or thriller
  43. with elements of magic
  44. whose title contains a negative
  45. related to a word from the NATO phonetic alphabet
  46. that is a winner or nominee from the 2020 GoodReads Choice Awards
  47. that is non-fiction and is not a biography, autobiography, or memoir
  48. that might cause someone to react “you read what!?”
  49. with an ensemble cast
  50. published in 2021
  51. whose title refers to person(s) without giving their name
  52. related to “the end”