Reading Challenges 2017

BACK TO THE CLASSICS





1.  A 19th century classic - any book published between 1800 and 1899.

2.  A 20th century classic - any book published between 1900 and 1967. Just like last year, all books MUST have been published at least 50 years ago to qualify. The only exception is books written at least 50 years ago, but published later, such as posthumous publications.

3.  A classic by a woman author.

4.  A classic in translation.  Any book originally written published in a language other than your native language. Feel free to read the book in your language or the original language. (You can also read books in translation for any of the other categories).

5.  A classic published before 1800. Plays and epic poems are acceptable in this category.

6.  A romance classic. I'm pretty flexible here about the definition of romance. It can have a happy ending or a sad ending, as long as there is a strong romantic element to the plot.

7.  A Gothic or horror classic. For a good definition of what makes a book Gothic, and an excellent list of possible reads, please see this list on Goodreads.

8.  A classic with a number in the title. Examples include A Tale of Two Cities, Three Men in a Boat, The Nine Tailors, Henry V, Fahrenheit 451, etc. An actual number is required -- for example, Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None would not qualify, but The Seven Dials Mystery would.

9.  A classic about an animal or which includes the name of an animal in the title.  It can be an actual animal or a metaphor, or just the name in the title. Examples include To Kill a Mockingbird, Of Mice and Men, The Metamorphosis, White Fang, etc. If the animal is not obvious, please clarify it in your post.

10. A classic set in a place you'd like to visit. It can be real or imaginary: The Wizard of Oz, Down and Out in Paris and London, Death on the Nile, etc.

11. An award-winning classic. It could be the Newbery award, the Prix Goncourt, the Pulitzer Prize, the James Tait Award, etc. Any award, just mention in your blog post what award your choice received.

12. A Russian classic. 2017 will be the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, so read a classic by any Russian author.

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BRITISH BOOKS


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1. The Hog's Back Mystery by Freeman Wills Crofts
2. Vegetable Duck by John Rhode



CLOAK AND DAGGER



Amateur Sleuth: 5-15

1. The Hog's Back Mystery by Freeman Wills Crofts
2. Vegetable Duck by John Rhode
3. An Old-Fashioned Mystery by Runa Fairleigh
4. Shares in Murder by Judah Waten 


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EUROPEAN READING




Five Star: 5 books

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FOLLOW THE CLUES




Infraction: 6 Books

1.  An Old-Fashioned Mystery by Runa Fairleigh
2. The Hog's Back Mystery by Freeman Wills Crofts

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FULL HOUSE


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1D4: Food on Cover or Title: Vegetable Duck by John Rhode

5D4: Australian/NZ Author: Shares in Murder by Judah Waten 


LIBRARY LOVE




Thrifty Reader: 24 Books

1. Biography of Bhagat Singh by M.M. Juneja
2.  Shares in Murder by Judah Waten 
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MOUNT TBR



Pike's Peak: 12 Books

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PoC



Second Stack: 7-12 Books

1. Biography of Bhagat Singh by M.M. Juneja

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READ IT AGAIN, SAM




Deja Vu: 4 books


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READING ASSIGNMENT



Level 1:

1. The Assassin by Liam O' Flaherty
2. The Prisoner by Fakhar Zaman
3. Literary Research and Postcolonial Literatures in English
4. Literary Fiction: The Ways We Read Narrative Literature by Geir Farner
5. Journey Under the Midnight Sun by Keigo Higashino
6. The Pot of Gold by E.T. Hoffman
7. Shares in Murder by Judah Waten   (January)
8. The Informer by Liam O' Flaherty
9. Black Curtain by Woolrich
10. Cry For Justice by Upton Sinclair
11. The Harbor by Ernest Poole
12. Eternal City by Hall Caine


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VINTAGE MYSTERY COVER SCAVENGER HUNT






12 Books


1. The Hog's Back Mystery by Freeman Wills Crofts 
2. Vegetable Duck by John Rhode
3. Shares in Murder by Judah Waten 

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