2017 Reading Challenges


My sign-up post with full details on these 2017 Reading Challenges is here.


2017 Yearly Challenge (for the 13 Ways of Looking at The Lifetime Reading Plan perpetual reading challenge)

Level: 13Ways Challenge Eager Reader : 4 to 8 books 

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2017 Book to Movie Challenge

Level 3b: 4+ books and 4+ movies from any release year

American Gods, Neil Gaiman
The Zookeeper's Wife, Diane Ackerman
The Lost City of Z, David Grann
The Dinner, Herman Koch
My Cousin Rachel, Daphne Du Maurier (re-read)
IT, Stephen King (I'm thinking of hosting a read-along over several months...it's a LONG book. Movie release date is Sept. 8)


2017 Read your (Book) Shelf Challenge


Complete list of books:
Graveminder, Melissa Marr
Italian Fever, Valerie Martin
Trespass, Valerie Martin
Property, Valerie Martin (January)
Doctor Fautus and Other Plays, Christopher Marlowe
The Four Feathers, A.E.W. Mason
At Play in the Fields of the Lord, Peter Matthiessen
Killing Mister Watson, Peter Matthiessen
Blood Relatives, Ed McBain
The Dead School, Patrick McCabe
The Butcher Boy, Patrick McCabe
The Owl Killers, Karen Maitland






All About Austen



Level: Austen Adventurer level - read/watch 3 items

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Level: Infraction -- six books read in a single chain of evidence

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2017 Award-Winning Sci-Fi and Fantasy Challenge 
Facebook group

Level: 1-4 Novels: Ursa Minor

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The 2017 Reading Challenge




  • A Newbery Award winner or Honor book
  • a book in translation
  • a book that's more than 600 pages
  • a book of poetry, a play, or an essay collection
  • a book of any genre that addresses current events
  • an immigrant story
  • a book published before you were born
  • three books by the same author
  • a book by an #ownvoices or #diversebooks author
  • a book with an unreliable narrator or ambiguous ending
  • a book nominated for an award in 2017
  • a Pulitzer Prize or National Book Award winner









Categories:
1. A book with a word of phrase relating to wildness in the title – any interpretation of the word “wild” is acceptable (eg: The Call of the Wild, Angry Aztecs, Crazy for You; An Untamed State)
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2. A book with a species of bird (or the word “bird”) in the title: (eg: The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Thorn Birds, Turkey: A Modern History)
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3. A book with an exotic or far-flung location in the title – fantasy and mythical locations are acceptable (eg: Paradise Lost, The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu, Atlantis Rising)
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4. A book with an object you might hunt for in the title (eg: Treasure Island, One for the Money, The History of Love, Dreams from my Father, A Monster Calls, All the Answers)
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5. A book with a synonym for chase in the title (or its derivatives: chasing, chased, etc) (eg: We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, The Girl Who Chased the Moon, Follow the River, Man’s Search for Meaning, The Night Stalker)
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6. A book with a means of transport in the title (eg: If I Built a Car, Walk Two Moons, The Girl on the Train)
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7. A book with an object you might take on a search or hunt in the title (eg: The Golden Compass, The Map to Everywhere, Water for Elephants, Team of Rivals )
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What's in a Name 2017

Categories:
  • A number in numbers (84, Charing Cross Road; 12 Years A Slave; 31 Dream Street)
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  • A building (The Old Curiosity Shop; I Capture The Castle; House Of Shadows; The Invisible Library; Jamaica Inn)
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  • A title which has an ‘X’ somewhere in it (The Girl Next Door; The Running Vixen)
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  • A compass direction (North and South; Guardians Of The West; The Shadow In The North; NW)
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  • An item/items of cutlery (The Subtle Knife; Our Spoons Came From Woolworths)
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  • A title in which at least two words share the same first letter – alliteration! (The Great Gatsby; The Luminous Life Of Lilly Aphrodite; Gone Girl; The Cuckoo’s Calling)
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Level - Initiate of Coolthulhu’s Temple: Read and review 8-15 horror books to receive the Initiate badge
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Level: Apple Tree - Read 48,000 pages





eBook Reading Challenge 2017

Level: Byte – 10 books

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2017 Witches & Witchcraft Reading Challenge

Level: Initiate: Read 1 – 5 Witchy Books

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Monthly Mix-Up Mania Challenge

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In The Woods, Tana French (2015)
Solomon's Bride, Rebecca Hazell (2015)
IT, Stephen King (2016)
The Vampire Armand, Anne Rice (series)
World's Elsewhere, Andrew Dickson
Harbor, John Ajvide Lindqvist (2015)


Classic Horror Reading Challenge 2017
hashtag #classichorror2017

January: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
February: The Tell-tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe
March: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
April: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
May: The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
June: Dracula by Bram Stoker
July: The Island of Dr. Moreau by HG Wells
August: The Monkey's Paw by WW Jacobs
September: The Shadow Over Innsmouth by HP Lovecraft
October: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
November: ​Something Wicked this Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
December: The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
January: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
February: The Three Theban Plays by Sophocles
March: The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
April: Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
May: A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
June: The Confidence-Man by Herman Melville
July: Paradise Lost by John Milton
August: Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
September: Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
October: Angels in America by Tony Kushner
November: The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
December: Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
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