January 1, 2015

2015 Category Challenge

Challenge Summary:
The idea is to read books from different categories, to chat about what you read, and to inflict bookbullets on your fellow challengers. 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.

When this group was started, the idea was for everyone to pick (their own!) 8 categories of books and read 8 books in each of those categories in 2008. In 2009, it was to read 9 books each in 9 different categories, 10 in 10 in 2010, 11 in 11 in 2011, etc. Once we got into the higher years/numbers, it started to get difficult to get that many books read in a year, but since we still liked our category reading (it helps with reading out of the box), we changed it to a category challenge, so that everyone could pick whichever number of categories they wished and, of course, whichever number of books to read in each category. That's a short version of how this recurring group came to be and you are very welcome to join with us - just set up a thread, name your categories, and chat away!

The challenge officially begins on January 1, 2015, but starting early or late is welcomed.

Have fun!!

My Categories

1) Eastern Canadian Lit (Books/Authors from Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI) (5 Books)
2) Scottish Lit (5 Books)
3) Irish Lit (5 Books)
4) DANGER ZONE! (Books from Mount TBR! ) (5 Books)
5) More Canadian Lit Please (5 Books)
6) Speculative Lit (5 Books)
7) Start a Series, Read a Series, Finish a Series (5 Books)
8) 5 books to read before you die (Books from 1001 books to read before you die list)(5 Books)
9) Books that continue to follow me home (5 Books)
10) More books from Mount TBR! (5 Books)
11) The Favourites (Books from my favourite authors) (5 Books)
12) Mysteries, Thrillers, Suspense (5 Books)
13) Poetry (5 Books)
14) The 5 TBRs I Keep Saying I'll Read, but Never Get Around to Actually Reading Them (pre-selected books) (5 Books)
15) The Middle(ish) of the Alphabet (Authors last names that start between J - P) (5 Books)

Hosted by/Link: Library Thing - 2015 Category Challenge

Challenge Start and Ends Dates:January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015

My Progress: 40/75

My List:

    Eastern Canadian Lit - 2/5
     
  1. Saltsea - David Helwig 
  2. Alligator - Lisa Moore
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    Scottish Lit - 2/5
     
  1. Knots and Crosses - Ian Rankin
  2. Trains and Lovers - Alexander McCall Smith
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    Irish Lit - 1/5
     
  1. A Week in Winter - Maeve Binchy 
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    DANGER ZONE! - 3/5
  1. The Lifeboat - Charlotte Rogan
  2. Swarm - Lauren Carter
  3. Once Every Never - Lesley Livingston
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    More Canadian Lit Please - 3/5
     
  1. All My Puny Sorrows - Miriam Toews
  2. Monkey Beach - Eden Robinson
  3.  And the Birds Rained Down Jocelyne Saucier
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    Speculative Lit - 5/5 - COMPLETED
     
  1. Among Others - Jo Walton
  2. Station Eleven - Emily St. John Mandel
  3. Shadow - Amanda Sun
  4. Four: The Traitor - Veronica Roth
  5. The Lathe of Heaven - Ursula K. Le Guin

    Start a Series, Read a Series, Finish a Series - 4/5
     
  1. Hunting Ground - Patricia Briggs
  2. Cast in Shadow - Michelle Sagara
  3. Four: The Initiate - Veronica Roth
  4. Visions - Kelley Armstrong
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    5 Books to Read Before you Die - 2/5
     
  1. The Reader - Bernhard Schlink
  2. Enduring Love - Ian McEwan
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    Books that Continue to Follow Me Home - 5/5 - COMPLETED
     
  1. The Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins
  2. The Book of Negroes - Lawrence Hill
  3. The Transfer - A Divergent Story -  Veronica Roth
  4. Deceptions - Kelley Armstrong
  5. Sleep Donation - Karen Russell

    More Books from MTR! - 3/5
     
  1. Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns - Lauren Weisberger
  2. The Golem and the Jinni - Helene Wecker
  3. Four: The Son - Veronica Roth
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    The Favourites - 3/5
     
  1. Friend of My Youth - Alice Munro 
  2. Rift in the Sky - Julie Czerneda
  3. MaddAddam - Margaret Atwood
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    Mysteries, Thrillers, Suspense - 3/5
     
  1. Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn
  2. Heat Rises - Richard Castle
  3. Case Histories - Kate Atkinson
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    Poetry - 1/5
     
  1. Power Politics - Margaret Atwood
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    The 5 TBRs I Keep Saying I'll Read, but Never Get Around to Actually Reading Them - 2/5
     
  1.  The Mists of Avalon - Marion Zimmer Bradley
  2. The Hunchback of Notre Dame - Victor Hugo
  3. The Outlander - Diana Gabaldon
  4. Interview with a Vampire - Anne Rice
  5. The Girl who Played with Fire - Steig Larsson


    The Middle(ish) of the Alphabet - 3/5
     
  1. Otsuka, Julie - The Buddha in the Attic
  2. Keyes, Daniel - Flowers for Algernon
  3. Livingston, Billie - Going Down Swinging
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