Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Join GRC 2017


Sign In and Challenge Rules

As in the past, the 2017 Global Reading Challenge (GRC2017) challenges you to expand your reading boundaries, go where you haven't been before, move a little outside your comfort zone.

You may read any genre so long as the books are fiction.

Decide which level you will attempt, although you can change that later if you wish.
Use the Mr Linky below to sign up with your name, the level you intend to attempt, and your blog URL.

Feel free to include the logo in your blog posts or on your blog (with a link to this page)

Your reading will take place in the calendar year 2017.
When you are ready to add books to the Mr Linky provided, return to this blog and look the links to the specific pages for Continents on the right. There is a Mr Linky on each page.
Feel free to leave comments too.

You may like to consult Global Reading Challenges for 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 for suggestions of books.

Please advertise the  2017 Global Reading Challenge (GRC 2017) on your blog and direct your readers back to this page.

You might be interested in creating your own map showing where you have been using World66
My final post for GRC 2010 shows you what it can look like.
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The Easy Challenge
Read one novel from each of these continents in the course of 2017:

Africa, Asia, Australasia/Oceania, Europe, North America, South America (please include Central America where it is most convenient for you)

The Seventh Continent (here you can either choose Antarctica or your own ´seventh´ setting, eg the sea, the space, a supernatural/paranormal world, history, the future – you name it).

From your own continent: try to find a country, state or author that is new to you
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The Medium Challenge
Read two novels from each of these continents in the course of 2017:

Africa, Asia, Australasia/Oceania, Europe, North America, South America (please include Central America where it is most convenient for you)

The Seventh Continent (here you can either choose Antarctica or your own ´seventh´ setting, eg the sea, the space, a supernatural/paranormal world, history, the future – you name it).

From your own continent: try to find a country, state or author that is new to you.

Try to find novels from fourteen different countries or states.

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The Expert Challenge
Read three novels from each of these continents in the course of 2017:

Africa, Asia, Australasia/Oceania, Europe, North America, South America (please include Central America where it is most convenient for you)

The Seventh Continent (here you can either choose Antarctica or your own ´seventh´ setting, eg the sea, the space, a supernatural/paranormal world, history, the future – you name it).

From your own continent: try to find a country, state or author that is new to you.

Select novels from twenty-one different countries or states if possible. (For Australasia, selecting a different state for your last book will be acceptable)

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Join Up Here: Please give the URL where we can find your 2017 GRC records. 


4 comments:

Kerrie said...

My books will all be crime fiction. My 7th continent will be historical cf.

Kiwicraig said...

My books will all be crime fiction. I'm going for expert level, all different states/provinces. 7th continent to be confirmed, possibly books written more than 50 years ago.

Jose Ignacio Escribano said...

My books will all be crime fiction. I don't have in mind a particular level at this early stage. My 7th continent will be a GAD novel.

cmriedel said...

Hello all! I am rejoining you again. Just a quick word, seeing you all favour "crime fiction" and because the subject is important to me. I have written extensively that "crime" is not a synonym for "mystery"; as you all might well know but which many overlook. A mystery can be dependent upon a crime for its plot and far too often does depend on the "found a body" gimmick for instance but needn't. A "crime" is merely one type of mystery to ponder. My very favourite kinds and the reason I created my challenge "My Kind Of Mystery", are those which are not driven by crimes! Food for thought, as I share my sign-up post and as always, invite you to my four challenges too. Why not? That one invites all mysteries and you all say you're reading it! [GRIN!] Warmly, Carolyn. https://cmriedel.wordpress.com/mykindofmystery-2017/