Around the World book club’s January Challenge
To get ready for the movie awards, with the Shelfari.com club‘s help (each member selected 2 books that they read in 2015 that they thought was the Best), I’ve created a book awards and categories. ALL are welcome to join in on this challenge.
Around the World Book Awards
- January’s Challenge starts January 1st and ends Jan 31st.
- Books must be over 100 pages long.
But most of all… The amount of books read is up to you..
- Don’t want to make you feel pressured in doing all the categories, so pick and choose your amount (or all). Up to you. Have fun.
- Book must be used for 1 (one) individual category, no sharing in order to cross off more than 1 category.
- Books read before this month don’t count (unless you’ve only read less than 25% of the book).
- Books finished on the First of the month do not count, unless you also started reading it on the First or you have read OVER 100 pages on the First of the month.
- (Link this page so others can find the challenge if you’d like to join too, but are not in the club. ALL are welcome to do this challenge.)
The Challenge: Around the World Awards
Terri – Sci-fi/ Fantasy Awards
The Books Awarded: 01. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline and 02. The Martian by Andy Weir.
The Challenge: Read a Sci-fi or Fantasy book.
Connie D – Coming Soon to Theaters Awards
The Books Awarded: 01. Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight and 02. Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.
The Challenge: Read a book that was newly released (format type doesn’t matter, as long as it’s a new published edition).
Read the book that the movie was based on.
Carol – Mystery Awards
The Books Awarded: 01. The Promise by Robert Crais and 02. Harbour Street by Ann Cleeves.
The Challenge: Read a Mystery book.
Olivermagnus – The Series Awards
The Books Awarded: 01. Memory Man by David Baldacci and 02. Sanctus by Simon Toyne.
The Challenge: Read a book that’s in a series.
Cris – Strong Woman Awards
The Books Awarded: 01. Wild Swans by Jung Chang and 02. The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey.
The Challenge: Read a book with a “Strong Woman”
(“If you don’t like being a doormat then get off the floor.” – Al Anon)
(“A woman is like a tea bag: you cannot tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.” – Eleanor Roosevelt)
Jen – Debut Author Awards
The Books Awarded: 01. The Martian by Andy Weir and 02. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman.
The Challenge: Read a book by a Debut Author.
Read a book by an author that is new to you.
Banjo – The 1001 Awards
The Books Awarded: 01. A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry and 02. Watership Down by Richard Adams.
The Challenge: Read a book that is on a 1001 list.
Read a book that was Highly! Recommended to you.
Jerseygirl – Historical Fiction/ Fantasy Awards
The Books Awarded: 01. Day of Fire: a novel of Pompeii by various artists and 02. Fool’s Assassin by Robin Hobbs.
The Challenge: Read a Historical Fiction (with or without Fantasy).
Aarti – 20th Century Fiction Awards
The Books Awarded: 01. The End of the Affair by Graham Greene And 02. The Passion by Winterson.
The Challenge: Read a 20th Century Fiction book.
Cafe Mom Diane – Realistic Fiction Awards
The Books Awarded: 01. Still Alice by Lisa Genova and 02. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery.
The Challenge: Read a Realistic Fiction book.