Fantasy/Sci-Fi/Paranormal - Books containing any of the following: magic, space, time travel, aliens, ufos, parallel universes, ghosts, etc.
Mystery/Crime/Thriller/True Crime - Mysterious death or a crime to be solved, etc.
Audiobook or Ebook - A CD recording of a reading of a book or an electronic version of a book.
Number or Color in the Title - Self-explanatory, with the reminder that for the numbers Regular/Cardinal numbers (one, two, three, etc.) and Ordinal numbers (1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.) count for this square. Roman numerals count too (I, II, III).
Diverse Reads - We are going to follow the American Library Association and include books that recognize all diverse authors and diverse experiences including (but not limited to) LGBTQIA, people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities, and ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities.
Children's or YA book - Books geared towards the under 18 set.
Biography/Autobiography/Non-Fiction - Books based on facts, real events, and real people.
Historical (fiction or nonfiction) - Stories that are written to portray a time period or convey information about a specific time period or an historical event. Usually the event or time period is about 30 years in the past.
Set in your State/Country or Written by a Local Author - If you’re from Scotland, you’d read a book set in Scotland. If you are from the US you need to read a book set in the State you live in (Michigan, Arkansas, etc.). The book doesn’t have to be 100% set in your state or country, but it should be an important factor.
Title Starts with the First Letter of Your Name - This refers to the first letter of your first name. You can use the first letter of your LJ username if you’d like. Also, you don't have to count "a, and, or the" at the beginning of a title.
Female Author - Self-explanatory.
One Word Title - Self-explanatory, but with the reminder that "The" counts as a word.
Free Space - Any book of your choosing.
Movie Tie-in/Turned into a Movie - This would be the place for any novels based on theatrical movies or those books that have been turned into movies (Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Pride and Prejudice, Lord of the Rings, etc.). These do not include TV movies.
Title is at least 6 words long - Self-explanatory. The title can include conjunctions (the, but, and, a, etc.).
Published this Year - 2019
Horror - Fiction whose purpose is to create feelings of fear, dread, repulsion, and terror in the reader.
Chosen Based on the Cover - No peeking at the contents of the book. Choose this book solely on how the cover makes you feel.
A Banned Book - Books or other printed works such as essays or plays which are prohibited by law or to which free access is not permitted by other means. This includes works that were banned throughout histort. They need not be banned today, just as long as they were one point in time.
A New-to-You Author - A book by an author that you have never read before.
Comic/Graphic Novel - Series of comic strips.
A book that is part of a series (4+books) - Self-explanatory.
TV Tie-in/Turned into a TV Show - This would be the place for any novels based on popular tv shows, or those books that have been turned into tv shows (Outlander, Game of Thrones, White Princess, etc).
Fairy Tale or Fairy Tale Retelling - A book involving fantastic forces and beings such as fairies, wizards, and goblins.
Cookbook or Food Memoir - A book containing recipes and other information about the preparation and cooking of food or an author’s experiences with food as told from his/her memories and imagination. For extra fun, post a pic of a recipe you tried from the book!