The 2015 Reading Challenge Group

** Get involved with our March group reads! **
** Fancy exploring Sub-Saharan Lit, Comtemporary Lit or Autobiographies? **
** Why not look at our new March Mini-Challenges? **
** Set up your 2015 Personal Challenge threads! **

How many books are you planning on reading in 2015? Want to discuss what you've read/how to meet your goals? This group is just for that. Discuss your favourite books, track your progress and encourage each other!

We also have three Challenges: Genre, Non Fiction and World Lit
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Atonement
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Start date
March 1, 2015
Finish date
March 31, 2015
Discussion
Group Reads
Why we're reading this
Genre Group Read (Contemporary/Literary Merit) - March 2015
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Long Walk to Freedom
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Start date
March 1, 2015
Finish date
March 31, 2015
Discussion
Group Reads
Why we're reading this
Nonfiction Group Read (Autobiography/Memoir) - March 2015
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Heart of Darkness
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Start date
March 1, 2015
Finish date
March 31, 2015
Discussion
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Why we're reading this
World Literature Group Read (Sub-Saharan Africa) - March 2015
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Splintered
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Start date
March 1, 2015
Finish date
March 31, 2015
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YA Group Read - March 2015
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+ Getting Started
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+ General
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+ Book Chat
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+ Monthly Threads
* 2015 Challenges and Calendar
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+ Group Reads
Nonfiction Group Read (History: January 2015) - Unbroken: A WWII Story, by Laura Hillenbrand
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+ Points Challenge
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+ Mini Challenges
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+ 50 Questions
* 50 Questions
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How many books did you read in February?
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How many books are you planning to read?
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+ 2015 Archives
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+ 2014 Archives
* Point Challenge : Final Tallies (2014)
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Over the last two months, we've been testing out the Points Challenge in the Mini Challenges thread. We're looking to expand it into a group-wide challenge, which will replace the 10,000 books tally next year!

The Points Challenge has a set of points for each book read, and how they relate to the group. (e.g. a general read will get you 1 point, but a group read will get you 5 points). This is just another fun way of adding a bit of fun and light hearted competition to the group. Like the 10,000 books right now, we'd have logging threads so you can log how many points you have each month. We've set up a discussion thread , where you can find out more information, and talk about it. We'd love your feedback.

Note: The challenge would not be compulsory. It's more an 'opt-in' scheme for people to get more out of the group!

We ran it through October, and it continued into November with a lot of success.

Ultimately, what we want to know is: Do you want the Points Challenge to be expanded to be a Group-Wide Challenge in 2015? Would you be interested in taking part in it?

And sorry we're bombarding you with polls!

Yes, I'd like the Points Challenge to become a Group Wide Challenge and replace the 10,000 Books Challenge
 
  37 votes 62.7%

No, I don't like the idea
 
  22 votes 37.3%

59 total votes
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