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message 1: by A, Crazy. (last edited Feb 29, 2016 03:32AM) (new)

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Broadening our reading and trying to move out of our comfort zones is the very point of this challenge. A lot of us have been caught up in reading the same type of books over and over so much so that we hardly endeavour to pick up something new and develop different tastes. I've tried to come up with a challenge which will help diversify our reading and encourage us to try out different styles and forms of literature.

Duration of the challenge

Starting date (you decide) - Ending date (you decide)
But! (Challenge should end within 31st December, 2016


The basic point of the challenge is to read a minimum of two books per month. So, if you decide to join the challenge in March and end it in December you have to read 20 books for the 10 months that you do the challenge. If you decide to join in June and end your challenge in September, 8 books for the 4 months that you participate in the challenge.

Below is a set of 10 categories to choose from. The number of months you decide to participate in the challenge is the number of cateogires you choose from. So, suppose you do the challenge from June to September (4 months), you can choose any four categories out of the 10.

Each category will contain 3-5 options below it. For each month, you choose a particular category and the two books you read will have to be decided from the options given below that same category. For example, suppose you choose to take up category 7 for the month of June, so both the books you read during that month will have to satisfy the options from category 7 only.

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Category 1
Translated Fiction
- Read a book which is translated into English, from any of these languages - Spanish, German, Italian, French, Russian. (Mention the language it has been translated from)
- Read a book originally written in English, but which has been translated into over 10 languages. (Mention the 10 languages)
- Read a book which has been translated into English from a language which you wish to learn. (Mention the language.)
- Read a book originally written in any language of your native country, and has been translated into English. (Mention the language)


Category 2
Banned Books
- Read a book which was banned before you were born.
- Read a banned book written by an author belonging to your own country.
- Read any book from this list of top 10 banned books : http://www.shortlist.com/home/10-bann...


Category 3
Modern Adaptations of Classicsl Literature
- Read a modern adaptation of a play.
- Read a modern adaptation of a classic novel.
- Read a modern YA retelling of a classic novel/a play.

(For help, you can refer to these two lists :
http://www.bustle.com/articles/19564-...
http://mentalfloss.com/article/57225/...

Category 4
Genre Game
- After a quick overview of you read shelf, select the one genre you have read the least books from. Read any two books from that selected genre.
- After a quick overview of all the books you read last year, select the least read genre, and read two book from that genre.
- Try out two different authors from a particular genre you've been meaning to explore for a while.

Category 5
Sub Sub Genres
- Read a 'weird fiction' novel. [Weird fiction : https://www.goodreads.com/genres/weir...]
- Read a book which 'coming of age' coupled with 'low fantasy'.
- Read a book pertaining to any one of these sub-genres of science fiction - near future, space opera, steampunk, alternate history.


Category 6
Illustrations
- Read an illustrated classic.
- Read an illustrated non-classic.
- Read an illustrated retelling of a classic.
- Read a graphic novel.


Category 7
Broaden Your Horizons
- Read a book which solely deals with feminism.
- Read a satirical play/novel.
- Read a memoir written at least a 100 years ago.
- Read a play which has been known to subvert idealistic notions of that time.


Category 8
Culture
- Read a book of 'Japanese Fiction', 'Indian Fiction' or 'Russian Fiction'
- Read a book set in Egypt, China or Italy.
- Read a book whose home page lists the genres of 'literary fiction' and 'cultural fiction' below it.
- Read a book set in a country whose culture you're interested in.


Category 9
Poetry
- Read the works of a poet who belongs to your country.
- Read the works of a poet who mainly deals with political poetry.
- Read the works of a poet of 200 years ago.


Category 10
Book Awards
- Read a book which won the Man Booker Prize after 1999.
- Read a book by an author who has won a Man Booker Prize as well as been nominated for the Prize in another year.
- Read a Pulitzer Prize Winner


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These were the 10 categories aforementioned. You can post all queries/suggestions below. All records of books read for the challenge have to be made here. Please record all your books in one post only; do not use multiple posts.

Happy Reading.


message 2: by Brittany (new)

Brittany McCann (brittanylmccann) | 59 comments Duration of the challenge

Starting date (you decide) - Ending date (you decide)
But! (Challenge should end within 31st December, 2016

The basic point of the challenge is to read a minimum of two books per month. So, if you decide to join the challenge in March and end it in December you have to read 20 books for the 10 months that you do the challenge. If you decide to join in June and end your challenge in September, 8 books for the 4 months that you participate in the challenge.

Below is a set of 10 categories to choose from. The number of months you decide to participate in the challenge is the number of cateogires you choose from. So, suppose you do the challenge from June to September (4 months), you can choose any four categories out of the 10.

Each category will contain 3-5 options below it. For each month, you choose a particular category and the two books you read will have to be decided from the options given below that same category. For example, suppose you choose to take up category 7 for the month of June, so both the books you read during that month will have to satisfy the options from category 7 only.

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Category 1
Translated Fiction
- Read a book which is translated into English, from any of these languages - Spanish, German, Italian, French, Russian. (Mention the language it has been translated from)
- Read a book originally written in English, but which has been translated into over 10 languages. (Mention the 10 languages)
- Read a book which has been translated into English from a language which you wish to learn. (Mention the language.)
- Read a book originally written in any language of your native country, and has been translated into English. (Mention the language)

Category 2
Banned Books
- Read a book which was banned before you were born.
- Read a banned book written by an author belonging to your own country.
- Read any book from this list of top 10 banned books : http://www.shortlist.com/home/10-bann...

Category 3
Modern Adaptations of Classicsl Literature
- Read a modern adaptation of a play.
- Read a modern adaptation of a classic novel.
- Read a modern YA retelling of a classic novel/a play.

(For help, you can refer to these two lists :
http://www.bustle.com/articles/19564-...
http://mentalfloss.com/article/57225/...

Category 4
Genre Game
- After a quick overview of you read shelf, select the one genre you have read the least books from. Read any two books from that selected genre.
- After a quick overview of all the books you read last year, select the least read genre, and read two book from that genre.
- Try out two different authors from a particular genre you've been meaning to explore for a while.

Category 5
Sub Sub Genres
- Read a 'weird fiction' novel. [Weird fiction : https://www.goodreads.com/genres/weir...]
- Read a book which 'coming of age' coupled with 'low fantasy'.
- Read a book pertaining to any one of these sub-genres of science fiction - near future, space opera, steampunk, alternate history.

Category 6
Illustrations
- Read an illustrated classic.
- Read an illustrated non-classic.
- Read an illustrated retelling of a classic.
- Read a graphic novel.

Category 7
Broaden Your Horizons
- Read a book which solely deals with feminism.
- Read a satirical play/novel.
- Read a memoir written at least a 100 years ago.
- Read a play which has been known to subvert idealistic notions of that time.

Category 8
Culture
- Read a book of 'Japanese Fiction', 'Indian Fiction' or 'Russian Fiction'
- Read a book set in Egypt, China or Italy.
- Read a book whose home page lists the genres of 'literary fiction' and 'cultural fiction' below it.
- Read a book set in a country whose culture you're interested in.

Category 9
Poetry
- Read the works of a poet who belongs to your country.
- Read the works of a poet who mainly deals with political poetry.
- Read the works of a poet of 200 years ago.

Category 10
Book Awards
- Read a book which won the Man Booker Prize after 1999.
- Read a book by an author who has won a Man Booker Prize as well as been nominated for the Prize in another year.
- Read a Pulitzer Prize Winner

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These were the 10 categories aforementioned. You can post all queries/suggestions below. All records of books read for the challenge have to be made here. Please record all your books in one post only; do not use multiple posts.


message 3: by Jackie (last edited Jul 30, 2016 08:26PM) (new)

Jackie ♥ Nothing Better Than Reading!! ♥

Challenges!! > Read More and Read Wide (Reading Challenge)

March 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016

Completed 1/20

The basic point of the challenge is to read a minimum of two books per month. So, if you decide to join the challenge in March and end it in December you have to read 20 books for the 10 months that you do the challenge. If you decide to join in June and end your challenge in September, 8 books for the 4 months that you participate in the challenge.

Below is a set of 10 categories to choose from. The number of months you decide to participate in the challenge is the number of cateogires you choose from. So, suppose you do the challenge from June to September (4 months), you can choose any four categories out of the 10.

Each category will contain 3-5 options below it. For each month, you choose a particular category and the two books you read will have to be decided from the options given below that same category. For example, suppose you choose to take up category 7 for the month of June, so both the books you read during that month will have to satisfy the options from category 7 only.

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Category 1
Translated Fiction
√- Read a book which is translated into English, from any of these languages - Spanish, German, Italian, French, Russian. (Mention the language it has been translated from) The Paris Lawyer by Sylvie Granotier translated from French into English
- Read a book originally written in English, but which has been translated into over 10 languages. (Mention the 10 languages)
- Read a book which has been translated into English from a language which you wish to learn. (Mention the language.)
- Read a book originally written in any language of your native country, and has been translated into English. (Mention the language)

Category 2
Banned Books
√ - Read a book which was banned before you were born. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
- Read a banned book written by an author belonging to your own country. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
- Read any book from this list of top 10 banned books : http://www.shortlist.com/home/10-bann...

Category 3
Modern Adaptations of Classicsl Literature
- Read a modern adaptation of a play.
- Read a modern adaptation of a classic novel.
- Read a modern YA retelling of a classic novel/a play.

(For help, you can refer to these two lists :
http://www.bustle.com/articles/19564-...
http://mentalfloss.com/article/57225/...

Category 4
Genre Game
- After a quick overview of you read shelf, select the one genre you have read the least books from. Read any two books from that selected genre.
- After a quick overview of all the books you read last year, select the least read genre, and read two book from that genre.
- Try out two different authors from a particular genre you've been meaning to explore for a while.

Category 5
Sub Sub Genres
- Read a 'weird fiction' novel. [Weird fiction : https://www.goodreads.com/genres/weir...]
- Read a book which 'coming of age' coupled with 'low fantasy'.
- Read a book pertaining to any one of these sub-genres of science fiction - near future, space opera, steampunk, alternate history.

Category 6
Illustrations
- Read an illustrated classic.
- Read an illustrated non-classic. Little Bo in France by Julie Andrews Edwards
- Read an illustrated retelling of a classic.
- Read a graphic novel. The Rabbi's Cat by Joann Sfar

Category 7
Broaden Your Horizons
- Read a book which solely deals with feminism.
- Read a satirical play/novel.
- Read a memoir written at least a 100 years ago.
- Read a play which has been known to subvert idealistic notions of that time.

Category 8
Culture
- Read a book of 'Japanese Fiction', 'Indian Fiction' or 'Russian Fiction'
- Read a book set in Egypt, China or Italy. Christmas in Rome by Holly Greene
- Read a book whose home page lists the genres of 'literary fiction' and 'cultural fiction' below it.
- Read a book set in a country whose culture you're interested in. A Paris Apartment by Michelle Gable

Category 9
Poetry
- Read the works of a poet who belongs to your country. Listen to the Warm by Rod McKuen
- Read the works of a poet who mainly deals with political poetry. The Bloody Tide: Politics, Polemics, Poetry, Songs, and Rants by Jane Yolen
- Read the works of a poet of 200 years ago.

Category 10
Book Awards
- Read a book which won the Man Booker Prize after 1999. The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
- Read a book by an author who has won a Man Booker Prize as well as been nominated for the Prize in another year.
- Read a Pulitzer Prize Winner Gilead byMarilynne Robinson

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These were the 10 categories aforementioned. You can post all queries/suggestions below. All records of books read for the challenge have to be made here. Please record all your books in one post only; do not use multiple posts.


message 4: by Osheen (new)

Osheen Jain | 1 comments I am going to take the banned book challenge. Its going to be great.


message 5: by Katherine (last edited Jun 10, 2016 06:07AM) (new)

Katherine | 42 comments Read More and Read Wide. 1st March - 20th October 2016
Read: 40/40

Category 1: Translated Fiction. Books translated into English: (view spoiler)
Category 2: Banned Books. 5/5 Banned books written by British authors: (view spoiler)
Category 3: Modern Adaptations of Classic Literature. 5/5 Read an adaptation of a classic novel: (view spoiler)
Category 4: Genre Game. 5/5 The science fiction genre: (view spoiler)
Category 5: Sub Sub Genres. 5/5 Read a 'weird fiction' novel: (view spoiler)
Category 7: Broaden Your Horizons. 5/5 Read a satirical play/novel: (view spoiler)
Category 8: Culture. 5/5 A book set in a country you're interested in: (view spoiler)
Category 9: Poetry. Read the works of a poet who belongs to your country. (view spoiler)


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