Here's the list:
100k+ Word Fanfic
Number or Color in the Title
Country or City in the Title
Anthology of Short Stories
By a Female Author
Less than 100 pages long
Less than 200 pages long
More than 600 pages long
Diverse Reads (LBGTQA and/or POC characters or LGBTQA and/or POC author)
A Book with a Disabled Character
Hero Vs Villain
Title Starts with the First Letter of Your Name
Author from Your Native Country
Set in the Future
Fairy Tale/Fairy Tale Retelling
Favorite Childhood Book
Book that is Part of a Trilogy
Book that is Part of a Series (4+ books long)
Historical (fiction or non-fiction)
A Book Not Originally Written in Your Native Language
Myths and Legends
A Book Recommended to You
Published This Year (2019)
At or Near the Bottom of Your TBR Pile
Book from BBC's list of “100 Books to Read Before You Die” [Link]
A Book that Won an Award
An Author's Debut Novel
A Banned Book
Book from a Detective Series
A Second Chance Book (A book you gave up on once upon a time)
Animal on the Cover
TV Tie-in/Turned into a TV Show
Movie Tie-in/Made into a Movie
A Book Published or Set in the 20th Century (1901-2000)
One Word Title
First Person POV
A Travel Book
Title is at least 6 Words Long
Set in a Country/Place You'd Like to Visit
Unusual format (second person POV, through letters/Epistolary, through text messages, etc.)
A New-to-You author
Inspired by/Based on Social or Political Issue – Past or Present
An Author Famous for Something Else (YouTuber, Celebrity, Blogger, Sportsperson, TV Presenter etc.)
A Book You Wanted to Read as a Child but Never Did
Book by an Author who Shares Your Initials
A Self Help Book
A Book You Chose Based on the Cover
A Book Set in Your State or Country or Written by a Local Author
A Book Written by an 80's Star (ex Alison Arngrim from Little House on the Prairie)
A Book You Read in a Day
A Favorite Re-Read
A Book Set on or Near a Holiday
And here's the slight change: keli and I have discussed this, and since there is such a huge amount of categories to vote for, we decided to use a random number generator to whittle the list down to 45. I'm in the process of getting the first round voting post up which will have that list included.
BUT...I will let you all in on a new rule that we're implementing for 2019. In addition to the two wildcards, the 2019 game will also include two square substitutions.
Those will work like this:
We will post a substitution list at the start of the year. It will be comprised of 8-10 categories not included on the final card. If you are having trouble with a square and don't have a wildcard to use or would rather save your wildcards for a later date, you can choose a category from the list and swap it out with a square on the card.
Example: Say that I'm having trouble filling the "Animal on the Cover" square and I've already used my wildcards, I can look at the list and choose one of the categories--say, "A Favorite Re-Read"--and swap it for the "Animal on the Cover" square.
Wildcards will work the same as they do this year. You can read any book of your choice and fill a square.
The substitutions list will be chosen from the above posted list of 67, excluding the categories that make the final card, of course.
Any questions, please ask.
1st round voting post will be up shortly!