Monday, 9 December 2013

Join GRC 2014

Sign In and Challenge Rules


As in the past, the 2014 Global Reading Challenge (2014GRC) 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 2014.
When you are ready to add books to the Mr Linkies 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 2011, 2010, 2012, and 2013 for suggestions of books.

Please advertise the  2014 Global Reading Challenge (2014GRC) 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 2014:

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 2014:

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 2014:

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)


14 comments:

Katy McCoy said...

I read at the Medium Challenge this year and finished all categories except South America. I read 14 mysteries from different countries. So, I'm going to try for Expert this year, even though that will be quite a stretch, given my lack of Latin America reading.

Eva said...

I read the medium challenge this year and I might get through everything. I'm currently short a book from Australasia/Oceania, but there's still time.
Great challenge, very good for me. :-)

jiescribano said...

Thank you Kerrie for hosting this new edition of The Global Reading Challenge. I'm signing only at The easy Level.

cmriedel said...

Merry Christmas Kerry and happy new year! I was HOPING you'd do this again. I tripled most categories but want to ace 2014.

I'm thrilled to share with our literature peers that February 1, I'm d├ębuting 3 new challenges of my own! All mystery (including bios, lessons, tell-alls of the authors), "Ethereal" (any REAL spiritual or paranormal topics & fiction), and really flexible word games: "Gentle Spectrums". Yours sincerely, Carolyn. http://cmriedel.wordpress.com/ethereal-2014/

CMRiedel said...

I apologize for the typo of the lovely Kerrie. http://cmriedel.wordpress.com/gentle-spectrums-2014/

staciaseaman said...

I'm going for the expert challenge! What a wonderful idea this is.

Debra Wilson said...

Love this challenge!!! I've picked up many new-to-me authors as a result. Trying for expert level again; just haven't decided on the "seventh continent" topic yet.

Debra Wilson said...

Have now decided on my 7th Continent: it will be mysteries with crafts involved, ie quilting, needlework, etc.

maphead said...

Sign me up! Going for the Medium level. Maybe this year I'll finally make it!!

newtowritinggirl said...

Is it too late to join in? I wrote a blog last night, but forgot to link it, and now I can't see the linky? Am I too late? I hope not, this sounds awesome!
This is my post about it -

http://newtowritinggirl.wordpress.com/2014/01/09/global-reading-challenge-2014/

Darlene said...

I didn't complete my challenge last year, so I'm going for Easy Level.

Thanks for hosting!

Marina Sofia said...

I completed my Medium Challenge last year, but only just. Plus this year I am planning to clear all my unread books from my shelves. So I think I'll go for the Easy Level this time, but I really really love this challenge!

rebeccabradleycrime said...

I have learned about this challenge late - halfway through the year, but would love to do it, so I'm signing up. To the easy challenge obviously! Great idea. I'm really looking forward to it.

Kerrie said...

Global Reading Challenge for 2015 has been launched. Check here