January 2, 2015

2015 Ultimate Canadian Reading Challenge

Challenge Summary: 

The Traveling Canadian Challenge
Read a book by an author from each province and the territories. For an added bonus, read a book by both a male and a female author from each province and territory. (13-26 Books)


The Local Lover Canadian Challenge
Read at least twenty books by local authors. This could be local as in your city, or as in your province. Books can be previously published, or new releases in 2015. (20 Books)

The Award-Loving Canadian Challenge
Read at least twenty books from either the long- or short-list of various Canadian book awards. This could include the Scotiabank Giller Awards, the Booker Prize, the Governer General’s Award, Stephen Leacock Award, TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award, etc. Find a full list with links HERE. (20 Books)

The Genre-Loving Canadian Challenge
Pick a genre, any genre! Actually, pick four of them. Then read five books from each genre you picked! That can be contemporary, mystery, classics, etc. You could even do YA or Graphic novels, if you like. (20 Books)

Want to be the ULTIMATE Canadian reader? Then complete ALL the challenges! (86 books)
Throughout the year I’ve been adding new books to my Canadian reading list (which you can view HERE), though I’ve been focusing more on authors and provinces, instead of awards or genres. Obviously I’m going to go for the Ultimate Canadian reader BUT the main goal for me this upcoming year is to just read more Canada! And I want YOU to read more Canada, too!

This will be a super informal challenge, I’ll write check in posts here and there, so keep track of your Canadian reads so you can share your progress! The challenge will run from January 1st to December 31st.

Hosted by/Link: Reading in Winter. The 2015 Ultimate Canadian Reading Challenge

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

My Progress: Originally, I only intended on doing the Local lover, but now I'm trying 3, it's a lot of books, but I read so much Canadian lit, it shouldn't be to hard. We'll see how it goes. I will consider the challenge a win if I finish the Local Challenge, the other two are just to have fun.

The Local Lover Canadian Challenge -  5/20
The Award Loving Canadian Challenge - 2/20
The Genre Loving Canadian Challenge - 4/20

My List:

The Local Lover Canadian Challenge (Ontario) -  6/20
1) Power Politics - Margaret Atwood
2) Friend of My Youth - Alice Munro
3) Cast in Shadow - Michelle Sagara
4) Shadow - Amanda Sun
5) Rift in the Sky - Julie Czerneda
6) Swarm - Lauren Carter

The Award Loving Canadian Challenge - 2/20
1) Rogers Writers' Trust Prize - 2014 Winner - All My Puny Sorrows - Miriam Toews
2) Canada Read - 2009 - Winner - The Book of Negroes - Lawrence Hill


The Genre Loving Canadian Challenge - 4/20
Short Stories
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Speculative
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Contemporary
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Mystery/Thriller Suspense
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