- Books with a color in the title — This is pretty straightforward: if it has a color in the title (A Spool of Blue Thread, Devil in the White City, you get the idea), it counts. That said, mentioning the word "color" (as in Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage) or having a word that's generally associated with color (light, dark, night, sunny, etc) DOESN'T count.
- Books in which the author's name ENDS with M — This refers to the author's last name only, so here's hoping Jon Hamm and Will.I.Am release memoirs this year!
- Bloggers who were born in odd-numbered years — Again, pretty straightforward: any year ending in 1,3,5,7, or 9. (No, we don't need to know the exact year.)
Wild Card Categories
Every year in our competition against other libraries across Missouri, extra points are awarded for certain books and bloggers. In the 2018-2019 blogging year, the wild card categories are: