How Canadian Are You? – The 2015 Ultimate Canadian Reading Challenge

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!

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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. :)

mercy among the children stolen ten tiny breaths the second life of samuel tyne wondrous strange
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)

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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)

fall on your knees in the land of birdfishes the unfinished child Girl and way where i belong
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)

all my puny sorrows late nights on air river thieves roost us conductors
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? 

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Challenge Update: Anne & Kristilyn’s 2014 Book Bingo Reading Challenge (Update #3)

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This post is for the participants of the 2014 Book Bingo reading challenge! Thank you to all the participants — we hope you’re having fun!

For the full post on this challenge and to sign up, visit the original post page.

This is the THIRD update for the challenge – how is everyone doing with their Bingo scorecards? Any winners yet?

Add your update page to the Linky below — whether you’ve reached a line, a square, or if you’ve already blacked out the board, we want to see your progress! Be sure to share your updates as you read on Twitter using the hashtag #2014BookBingo. If you don’t have a post about your update, that’s okay! Feel free to add your update in the comments below!

For example, you can see the progress I’ve made on my Book Bingo page.

A few reminders: 

If you’re joining the challenge late, any of the books you’ve read since January 1st can be used toward the challenge.

And some housekeeping: 

This is the second year of the Book Bingo challenge for me and Anne! We hope to bring it to you next year, so I ask: how are we doing? Is there anything you would change about the challenge? 

And most importantly, I hope you are all having FUN with the challenge!

The next and final update will take place on DECEMBER 31, 2014! 

Are you participating in the Book Bingo challenge? Have you become the super reader yet? 

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Challenge Update: Anne & Kristilyn’s 2014 Book Bingo Reading Challenge (Update #2)

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This post is for the participants of the 2014 Book Bingo reading challenge! Thank you to all the participants — we hope you’re having fun!

For the full post on this challenge and to sign up, visit the original post page.

This is the SECOND update for the challenge – how is everyone doing with their Bingo scorecards? Any winners yet?

Add your update page to the Linky below — whether you’ve reached a line, a square, or if you’ve already blacked out the board, we want to see your progress! Be sure to share your updates as you read on Twitter using the hashtag #2014BookBingo. If you don’t have a post about your update, that’s okay! Feel free to add your update in the comments below!

For example, you can see the progress I’ve made on my Book Bingo page.

A few reminders: 

If you’re joining the challenge late, any of the books you’ve read since January 1st can be used toward the challenge.

And some housekeeping: 

This is the second year of the Book Bingo challenge for me and Anne! We hope to bring it to you next year, so I ask: how are we doing? Is there anything you would change about the challenge? 

And most importantly, I hope you are all having FUN with the challenge!

The next update will take place on OCTOBER 1, 2014! 

Are you participating in the Book Bingo challenge? Have you become the super reader yet? 

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