2017 “All Your Book Are Belong to Us” Challenge

2017 “All Your Book Are Belong to Us” Challenge

Scoring
Just score as many points as you can. Highest scores get bragging rights and the chance to put their initials on the leaderboard.

points
1 point for every book you read this year, even if it doesn’t fit a challenge

bonus points
1 point for reading a book from a sub-challenge (13 points in total if you read one from every possible challenge)
1 point for completing a sub-challenge, 2 for the next completed, 3 for the next, … up to 13 for the last one

The categories (challenge)
Alphabet (1)
1. a set of books covering every letter of the alphabet (26)
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Character (3)
2. a book where a character has the same name as you
3. a book in which most of the main characters are retired – Old Man’s War by John Scalzi
4. a book with a robot as the main character – A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers

Crayons (8)
5. a set of books with a cover the color of every color in an 8-pack of crayons (8)
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Easy (5)
6. any book you want – Go Fetch! by Shelly Laurenston
7. any book you want – Theirs to Protect by Renee Rose
8. any book you want – Here Kitty, Kitty by Shelly Laurenston
9. any book you want – Demon Lord of Karanda by David Eddings
10. any book you want – Old Man’s War by John Scalzi

Florida
11. a book that takes place on a boat (partial okay) – King of the Murgos by David Eddings
12. a book that takes place in in-land Florida excluding the Everglades
13. a book involving a hurricane – The Seeress of Kell by David Eddings
14. a book that involves going on a fun outing and getting lost

Genre
15. a book that was banned
16. a book about Zombies
17. a non-fiction book about science
18. a pulp/noir book
19. a horror book
20. a book about aliens – The Android’s Dream by John Scalzi
21. an urban fantasy book – On the Edge by Ilona Andrews
22. a collection of short stories (one or many authors) – When He Was Bad (Anthology)
23. a microhistory – The Meaning of Everything by Simon Winchester

Miscellaneous
24. a book you choose because of the cover – Earthrise by M.C.A. Hogarth
25. a book about music (fiction or non-fiction)
26. a book with a number in the title – The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin
27. a book that takes place under the sea – The Seeress of Kell by David Eddings
28. a book from a pretentious or presumptuous list of books
29. a book about something you are not supposed to be interested in
30. a book you fished from the library (see notes below)

Recommendations
31. a book from the GoodReads recommendations page/GR – The Cloud Roads by Martha Wells
32. a book recommended by a librarian
33. a book recommended by your spouse, sibling, bff

Sports
34. read a book about the Grey Cup
35. read a book about the Saskatchewan Roughriders
36. a book written by a sports celebrity
37. a book about baseball

TBR
38. a favorite book you haven’t reviewed and review it
39. a book you found at a garage sale – The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin
40. a book you’ve put off for years, though you know you really want to read it – The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin
41. a haul (set) of books purchased in 2017, at least 3 books less than $5 US

Time Traveller
42. a book first published in the year you graduated from high school – Belgarath the Sorcerer by David Eddings
43. a book that takes place over 24 hours or less – Paying Daddy’s Debt by Alexa Riley
44. a book with a season in the title
45. a book you should have read in school – The Meaning of Everything by Simon Winchester
46. a book published before you were born
47. a book published in 2016 – A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers

World
48. a book written by an author from Newfoundland and set in Newfoundland
49. a book that reminds you of home
50. a book set somewhere you want to visit
51. a book by an author from Iceland

Writing
52. a book about a book
53. a book written in the first person
54. a book based on another author’s work (fanfict)

Miscellaneous Rules and Notes
Books can be counted twice for challenge purposes (this is really to make the alphabet possible for everyone). You’ll only get the single point for the read, but they can count the two bonus points for reading a book from a challenge group if you haven’t nabbed that point yet.

library fishing
Check out your library and count the number of rows in the section you are fishing, pick a random number and go to that row. Count the stacks and repeat the random process. Count the shelves on that stack and repeat the random process. Count the books on the shelf and repeat the random process. Pick a book within a few of the fished target. You know how fish are and I don’t want anyone getting a 1,200 page microfiche history of a place they don’t care about.

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