Challenge hosted by Cheap Thrills.
So just like regular Mad Libs, you are given a list of words you need to provide in order to fill in the blanks and complete a story. What makes this “bookish” Mad Libs is that those words must come from a book title. You have to come up with the words first because the fun part is seeing how they fit into the story without being given any context.
I decided to make it a little harder on myself and limit the book titles I could use. So for this challenge, I could only pick physical print books that I personally own in the science-fiction/fantasy genre.
Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Divergent by Veronica Roth
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Act of Violence
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu
Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
I just read the greatest book!
This chick Alanna ends up in the middle of a peculiar conspiracy. Turns out her ancestors were pirates, and she might be the key to finding the divergent compass. It’s a mythic artifact that disappeared centuries ago, and now a shadowy group of alchemists are looking for it. No one knows what uncovering it might do, but these guys are willing to thieve for it.
I won’t say anything else. But believe me, if you like safe stories with omens and roads, you have to read this one.
That book sounded AMAZING…until that last bit. Seriously though, safe stories with omens and roads? How boring. Did you do this challenge? How did your story end up and what books did you use?