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) [read but not reviewed]
  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 JulyNevada 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. Black Berry, Sweet Juice: On being black and white in Canada by Lawrence Hill (Family Reads)
  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
  7. Music of the Ghosts by Vaddey Ratner
  8. Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan (part of Diversity Spotlight Thursday)
  9. Radio Silence by Alice Oseman

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