When I started thinking about what kind of book reading challenge I wanted to do in 2015, Book Bingo was at the top of my list. BUT while I’ve loved doing Book Bingo for the past two years, I knew that something different was on the horizon. This year I’ve been growing more and more fond of books created in my own country, so this book reading challenge was pretty inevitable …
Yes! A Canadian reading challenge!
I’m doing this more for myself than anything else, but if you are Canadian (though that’s not a prerequisite) and you want to join in, then feel free!! Why is it the ULTIMATE challenge? Well, because there are going to be a few different challenges that will make up being the ULTIMATE Canadian reader. I like to keep things fun.
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.
Will you be participating in the 2015 Ultimate Canadian Reading Challenge? What are the top books on your Canadian reading list?