January 1, 2017

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2017 Category Challenge

Challenge Summary: 
To encourage ourselves to “read outside the box,” in this group we (each) pick (our own) categories to read within. You can have as many or few categories as you wish, they can cover any sort of topic, and you can read as many books as you want in each category. The idea is that if you find that you tend (as many of us do) to read mainly within your comfort area and would like to push yourself outside it, you add a category for your “difficult” reads to your challenge so that you’re encouraged to pick it up at some point during the year. You are, of course, completely free to modify your categories as much as you like during the challenge.

Hosted by/Link:  2017 Category Challenge (LibraryThing). My Challenge Link on LT. My Challenge Link on GoodReads

Challenge Start and Ends Dates: January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017

My Progress:  7/51

My List:

I plan on reading 51 books - 17 categories with 3 books from each category. Since this is Canada's 150th birthday this year, I've focused a lot of the categories on Canadian themes. This is the main challenge I'll be participating in this year, it's both a personal challenge and one I've officially signed up for, so you can track me both on LibraryThing, where the challenge is officially hosted, as well as track me on GoodReads where I'm doing it as my yearly personal challenge.

1 CanLit - Favourite Authors
2 CanLit - New Authors
3 CanLit - The East Coast (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI, Newfoundland & Labrador)
4 CanLit - Short Stories/Poetry
5 CanLit - Speculative
6 CanLit - Mystery
7 CanLit - The North (NWT, Yukon, Nunavut)
8 CanLit - Award Winners
9 CanLit - Series
10 CanLit - The West and Prairies (BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba)
11 CanLit - Random
12 Favourite Authors
13 New Authors
14 Speculative
15 Irish/Scottish Lit
16 Mystery
17 Random


CanLit - Favourite Authors
1 - To Trade the Stars - Julie Czerneda
2
3

CanLit - New Authors
1
2
3

CanLit - The East Coast (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI, Newfoundland & Labrador)
1
2
3

CanLit - Short Stories/Poetry
1 - From the Fifteenth District - Mavis Gallant
2
3

CanLit - Speculative
1
2
3

CanLit - Mystery
1
2
3

CanLit - The North (NWT, Yukon, Nunavut)
1
2
3

CanLit - Award Winners
1
2
3

CanLit - Series
1
2
3

CanLit - The West and Prairies (BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba)
1
2
3

CanLit - Random
1 - The Blue Light Project - Timothy Taylor
2
3

Favourite Authors
1
2
3

New Authors
1 - Homegoing - Yaa Gyasi
2
3

Speculative
1 - Death With Interruptions - José Saramago
2
3

Irish/Scottish Lit
1 - The Forgotten Waltz - Anne Enright
2
3

Mystery
1
2
3

Random
1 - The Tempest - William Shakespeare
2
3