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2017 Challenges

2017 Challenges

This is a page where I will showcase all of my 2017 challenges. I plan to read a total of 125 books this year. Feel free to let me know which challenges you are participating in this year as well. Happy reading for 2017!


Series Challenge
I wanted to participate in a series challenge, but I could not find one that I liked so I made my own challenge just for myself. There are two parts to this challenge. 

Series Challenge Part A
Read a set number of complete series.

My goal: 12 Series

Series Challenge Part B
Finish reading a set number of series. (Finish series that I have previously started.)

My goal: 5 Series





My goal:
Level 1: 1-30 Books per year - New Release Newbie





My goal: 30 Books





My goal: 60 Books






My goal: 25 Books






My goal: Newbie (I'll give it a try) 1-5 Books






My goal: Silver - 25 Books





My goal: 12 Books
(I already had a goal of reading 12 classics this year, but I am also going to try and match then up to the categories in this challenge.)

1.  A 19th century classic - any book published between 1800 and 1899.

2.  A 20th century classic - any book published between 1900 and 1967. Just like last year, all books MUST have been published at least 50 years ago to qualify. The only exception is books written at least 50 years ago, but published later, such as posthumous publications.


3.  A classic by a woman author


4.  A classic in translation.  Any book originally written published in a language other than your native language. Feel free to read the book in your language or the original language. (You can also read books in translation for any of the other categories).


5.  A classic published before 1800. Plays and epic poems are acceptable in this category.


6.  
A romance classic. I'm pretty flexible here about the definition of romance. It can have a happy ending or a sad ending, as long as there is a strong romantic element to the plot.

7.  A Gothic or horror classic. For a good definition of what makes a book Gothic, and an excellent list of possible reads, please see this list on Goodreads

8.  A classic with a number in the title. Examples include A Tale of Two CitiesThree Men in a Boat, The Nine Tailors, Henry V, Fahrenheit 451, etc. An actual number is required -- for example, Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None would not qualify, but The Seven Dials Mystery would. 


9.  A classic about an animal or which includes the name of an animal in the title.  It can be an actual animal or a metaphor, or just the name in the title. Examples include To Kill a Mockingbird, Of Mice and Men, The Metamorphosis, White Fang, etc. If the animal is not obvious, please clarify it in your post.


10. A classic set in a place you'd like to visit. It can be real or imaginary: The Wizard of Oz, Down and Out in Paris and London, Death on the Nile, etc.

11. An award-winning classic. It could be the Newbery award, the Prix Goncourt, the Pulitzer Prize, the James Tait Award, etc. Any award, just mention in your blog post what award your choice received.


12. A Russian classic2017 will be the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, so read a classic by any Russian author. 





My goal: Bronze Age - 24 Books





My goal: 60 Books




My goal: 12 Books




My goal: Medium - 5 to 8 Retellings




My goal: Undecided




Dystopia Reading Challenge

HERE

My goal: Leader Badge - 16+ Dystopian Books



My goal: 3+ Bingos





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