2017 Challenges

Here are the five book blogging community challenges I’m participating in for 2017. A lot of these challenges will have overlap. I’ve only listed specific choices for 2017 Diverse Reads, as that challenge has monthly mini-challenges. Otherwise, I will list and link up books as I read them. ‘No crossover’ means I read a book specifically for that challenge and cannot count it towards my total for another challenge. My general goals are:

  • 12 books for 2017 Diverse Reads (including crossover)
  • 15+ reviews for Read Diverse Books (crossover N/A – this isn’t a reading challenge)
  • 6 books for Diversity Bingo (no crossover with other challenges)
  • 10 books for Canada 150 (including crossover)
  • 15 points for Newbery (min. 5 Newbery medal winners) (no crossover with other challenges)

2017 Diverse Reads Book Challenge

2017 Diverse Reads banner

  1. JanuaryWhen the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin (based on/inspired by diverse folktales/culture/mythology – Chinese)
  2. FebruaryShadowshaper by Daniel Jose Older (POC/biracial/multiracial MC – Afro-Latina)
  3. MarchHandbook for Dragon Slayers by Merrie Haskell (disability – club foot)
  4. April More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera (mental health – depression)
  5. MayAmina’s Voice by Hena Khan (religious diversity – Muslim)
  6. June and JulyIf I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo or Nevada by Imogen Binnie (sexuality and gender identity – trans)
  7. AugustOne Half From the East by Nadia Hashimi (non-Western setting – Afghanistan)
  8. SeptemberSanaaq: An Inuit Novel by Mitiarjuk Nappaaluk (Own voices – Inuit)
  9. OctoberA Two-Spirit Journey: The Autobiography of a Lesbian Ojibwa-Cree Elder by Ma-Nee Chacaby (Intersectionality – LGBT+ and Indigenous)
  10. NovemberThe Seafarer’s Kiss by Julia Ember (Diverse retelling – lesbian Little Mermaid)
  11. December -TBD (2017 release)

Read Diverse Books

  1. Family Reads: Black Berry, Sweet Juice: On being black and white in Canada by Lawrence Hill
  2. When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin
  3. Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson
  4. Shadowshaper by Daniel Jose Older
  5. The Girl Who Beat ISIS by Farida Khalaf
  6. Will I See? by David A. Robertson, IsKwe, and GMB Chomichuk

Diversity Bingo 2017

Diversity Bingo 2017

 Canada 150

2017 Canadian literature bingo

  • B1 – a book from the CBC’s 100 novels that make you proud to be Canadian
  • B2 – a book from a province/territory you want to visit
  • B3 – Canadian memoir
  • B5 – Canada Reads 2017
  • I2 – Written by an Indigenous author
  • I5 – Scifi/dystopia novel
  • N2 – nonfiction
  • G2 – Book about someone immigrating to Canada
  • G3 – Book published in 2017
  • G4 – Translated novel [from Quebec]
  • G5 – Book written in your province
  • O1 – Canadian novel published the year you were born [1992]
  • O5 – A book from the CBC’s 100 true stories that make you proud to be a Canadian

Newbery Reading Challenge

Newbury Reading Challenge