January 1, 2013

2013 Category Challenge

Challenge Summary: The idea is to read books from different categories. Tradition dictates that it should be 13 categories this year, but that is in no way a requirement (hence the group name change). They can be any categories you want and you can read as many books as you want from each category. Or you can do something completely different - the parameters are intentionally very wide.

Hosted by/Link: LibraryThing Group - 2013 Category Challenge 
My Challenge Progress

Challenge Start and Ends Dates: January 1, 2013 - December 31, 2013

My Progress: 102/131

My List:

The Categories

1) MREs (Books from my list must read everything authors) (10 Books)
2) The Awards (10 Books)
3) Short Stories Addict (10 Books)
4) O Canada (New to me Canadian Authors) (10 Books)
5) Seriously Speculative (Speculative Fiction from a Series) (10 Books)
6) Colour Your Library Library (Collection of books exclusive to Indigo/Chapters) (5 - 10 Books)
7) Read My Name - Bookworm Jules (13 Books)
8) Asian/Middle Eastern/African Lit (10 Books)
9) Mysteries and Thrillers (10 Books)
10) The List (Pre Selected TBR on shelf, that I keep meaning to read, but never get to) (10 Books)
11) Children and YA Lit (10 Books)
12) Wheel of Time (13 Books)
13) Mental Health Awareness (10 Books)

1) MREs (8/10)

Authors include: Margaret Atwood, Maeve Binchy, Timothy Findley, Penelope Fitzgerald, Marian Keyes, Alice Munro, Irene Nemirvosky, Michael Ondaatje, Carol Shields, Jane Urquhart, Virginia Woolf (and any other authors who might get added to the list)

1) Maeve Binchy - Whitethorn Woods
2) Penelope Fitzgerald - The Beginning of Spring
3) Virginia Woolf - Between the Acts
4) Margaret Atwood - Lady Oracle
5) Alice Munro - Open Secrets
6) Margaret Atwood - Erase Me: Positron, Episode 3
7) Jane Urquhart - Changing Heaven
8) David Adams Richards - Mercy Among the Children
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2) The Awards (9/10)

1) Governor's General Award - Two Solitudes - Hugh MacLennan
2) Irish Times Irish Literature Prize First Book Award - The South - Colm Tóibín
3) Stephen Leacock Award for Humour - King Leary - Paul Quarrington 
4) Bellwether Prize for Fiction - The Girl Who Fell From the Sky - Heidi Durrow
5) ALA Alex Award 2013 - Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore - Robin Sloan
6) Black Caucus of the ALA Award for Firsth Novelist - The Twelve Tribes of Hattie - Anaya Mathis
7) Isaac Frischwasser Award for Holocaust Literature - The Memory Man - Lisa Appignanesi
8) Newbury Medal (1963) - A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle
9) Giller Prize (1994) - The Book of Secrets - M. G. Vassanji
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3) Short Stories Addict (10/10) Completed November 14, 2013

1) The Sometimes Lake - Sandy Bonny
2) Dane of the Happy Shades - Alice Munro 
3) Tales From Firozsha Baag - Rohinton Mistry
4) Winter Well: Speculative Novellas About Older Women - Edited by Kay T. Holt
5) The Mysterious Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
6) Men of the Otherworld - Kelley Armstrong
7) The Best Place on Earth - Ayelet Tsabari
8) HellGoing - Lynn Coady
9) Clear Skies, No Wind 100% Visibility - Theodora Armstrong
10) How to Get Along With Women - Elisabeth de Mariaffi


4) O Canada - New to Me Canadian Authors - 10/10 - Completed October 6, 2013

1) Lisa Moore - February 
2) Richard Wagamese Indian Horse
3) Chris Gudgeon - Song of Kosovo
4) Lola Lemire Tostevin - The Other Sister
5) Pascale Quiviger - The Perfect Circle
6) Cathy Marie Buchanan - The Painted Girls
7) Emily Schultz - The Blondes
8) Dave Duncan - Wildcatter
9) Tish Cohen - The Truth About Delilah Blue 
10) Claire Messud - The Woman Upstairs


5) Seriously Speculative (Speculative Fiction from a Series) - 9/10

1) Time and Again - Jack Finney
2) The Broken Kingdoms - N.K. Jemisin
3) Club Dead - Charlaine Harris
4) Insurgent - Veronica Roth
5) Four Dragons (SG-1 16) - Diana Dru Botsford
6) Secrets (SGA 20) - Jo Graham and Melissa Scott
7) The Inheritors (SGA 21) - Jo Graham, Melissa Scott, and Amy Griswold
8) Dead as a Doornail - Charliane Harris
9) Choke Collar: Positron, Episode 2 - Margaret Atwood
10) Definitely Dead - Charlaine Harris


6) Colour Your Library Library (Collection of books exclusive to Indigo/Chapters)  (1/5)

1) Sweetness in the Belly - Camilla Gibb
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7) Read My Name 13/13 - COMPLETED December 8, 2013

1) B - Binchy, Maeve (Quentins
2) O - Otto, Whitney (Eight Girls Taking Pictures)
3) O - Ostenso, Martha (Wild Geese)
4) K - Kearsley, Susanna (Sophia's Secret)
5) W - Winter, Michael (Minister Without Portfolio)
6) O - O'Nan, Stewart (The Odds: A Love Story)
7) R - Roth, Veronica (Allegiant)
8) M - McEwan, Ian (On Chesil Beach)
9) J - Jemisin, N.J.  (The Kingdom of Gods)
10) U - Urquhart, Jane (Away)
11) L - Laurence, Margaret (The Diviners)
12) E - Elliott, George (The Kissing Man)
13) S - Spalding, Linda - The Purchase 


8) Asian/Middle Eastern/African Lit (10/10) - Completed November 11, 2013

1) NigeriaThings Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe
2) Macau - The Color of Tea - Hannah Tunnicliffe
3) China - River of Stars - Guy Gavriel Kay
4) China - Gold Mountain Blues - Ling Zhang
5) North Korea - Forgotten Country - Catherine Chung
6) Malaysia - The Garden of Evening Mists - Tan Twan Eng
7) Rwanda - Baking Cakes in Kigali - Gaile Parkin
8) India - A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
9) Cambodia, Laos & Thailand - Beauty Beneath the Banyan
10) South Africa - The Lion Seeker - Kenneth Bonert


9) Mysteries and Thrillers - 10/10 - October 2, 2013

1) The City & the city - China Mieville
2) Heat Wave - Richard Castle 
3) The Informationist: A Thriller - Taylor Stevens
4) Cream Puff Murder - Joanne Fluke
5) Gold Digger: A Klondike Mystery - Vicki Delany
6) Dead to the World - Charlaine Harris
7) A Brewing Storm - Richard Castle
8) A Raging Storm - Richard Castle
9) A Bloody Storm - Richard Castle
10) And Then There Were None - Agatha Christie 


10) Children and YA Lit (10/10) - COMPLETED December 28, 2013

1) Our for Blood - Alyxandra Harvey
2) Divergent - Veronica Roth 
3) Heidi - Joanne Spyri 
4) Ink - Amanda Sun
5) April Morning - Howard Fast
6) A Wind in the Door - Madeleine L'Engle
7) Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth - Jane O'Connor
8) Surprise Island - Gertrude Chandler Warner
9) Anne of Avonlea - L. M. Montgomery
10) End of Days - Max Turner


11) The List (2/10)

1) Mists of Avalon
2) The Vicomte de Bragelonne
3) Emma - Jane Austen
4) Anna Karenia
5) Sophie's Choice
6) The Hunchback of Notre Dame
7) The Blind Assassin 
8) The Outlander
9) If On a Winters Night a Traveler
10) The Forgotten Garden - Kate Morton


12) Wheel of Time 

1) The Eye of the World
2) The Great Hunt
3) The Dragon Reborn
4) The Shadow Rising
5) The Fires of Heaven
6) Lords of Chaos
7) A Crown of Swords
8) The Path of Daggers
9) Winters Heat
10) Crossroads of Twilight
11) Knife of Dreams
12) The Gathering Storm
13) Towers of Midnight


13) Mental Health Awareness 9/10

1) The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Mark Haddon
2) Lolita - Vladmir Nabokov
3) The Age of Hope - David Bergen 
4) The Earth Hums in B Flat - Mari Strachan 
5) Away From Everywhere - Chad Pelley
6) The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
7) Norwegian Wood - Haruki Murakami 
8) Bone and Bread - Saleema Nawaz
9) The Empty Room - Lauren B. Davis
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