2017 Bingo Challenge Update (6/25)

bingoI’m progressing quite well on this year’s 2017 Bingo challenge with 6 squares filled in already and currently reading a book that will fill a 7th. I’m sure that progress will ebb and flow as the year goes on. I want to read lots of other books, too, though I got quite enthusiastic figuring out what I might want to read for this challenge and pencilling in, so to speak, options. Last year, I did end up changing a few entries as I read books that I thought would better suit one of the themes and no doubt that will happen this year, too. I will post updates from time to time.

B1 – A book from CBC 100 Novels that Make You Proud to Be Canadian
Possibilities: Barney’s Version  Mordecai Richler, Indian Horse – Richard Wagamese

B2 – A Book from a Province/Territory You Want to Visit
Planned: Alone in the Classroom – Elizabeth Hay

B3 – Canadian Memoir
The Game – Ken Dryden – Finished

B4- A Banned Book
Planned: The Diviners – Margaret Lawrence

B5 – Canada Reads 2017
Planned: The Break by Katherena Vermette

I1 – Booked turned into a movie
The Rehearsal – Eleanor Catton 2016 TIFF – Finished and reviewed

I2 – Written by an Indigenous Author
Planned: The Next Sure Thing – Richard Wagamese

I3 – YA
100 YA books (CBC)
 Planned: BayGirl – Heather  Smith

I4 – Written by LGBTQ author
Planned:  The Wonder – Emma Donoghue

I5 – sci-fi/dystopia/apocolyptic novel
Nostalgia – M. G. Vassanji – Finished and Reviewed

N1 – past long or shortlist Canada Reads novel
Canada Reads previous winners
Planned: In the skin of a Lion – Michael Ondaatje

N2 – Non-Fiction
Planned: Shag Harbour Incident – Graham Simms

N3 – Your Favourite Canadian Novel
Planned: Fall On Your Knees – Ann-Marie MacDonald

N4 – Audio book
Planned: Stone Mattress – Margaret Atwood

N5- Giller Prize short-list/longlist or winner
Scotiabank Giller Prize past winners
The Best Kind of People – Zoe Whittall – Finished and Reviewed

G1 – Canadian Mystery

G2 – Book about someone immigrating to Canada
The Piano Maker – Kurt Palka – Finished and Reviewed

G3 – Book Published in 2017

G4 – Translated novel
Canadian Translations You Have to Read
Planned: Twenty One Cardinals – Jocelyn Saucier

G5 – Book written in your province/territory/city/state (or country if not in Can)
Planned: something by Lesley Crewe, I’ve got a stack of books I’ve borrowed

O1 -Canadian novel published the year you were born (1959)
Planned: The Watch That Ends the Night – Hugh McLennan

O2 – A book outside your comfort zone
Possibilities: Essex County – Jeff Lemire (graphic novel), Geeks, Misfits and Outlaws: Short Fiction, The Deep – Nick Cutter (horror ) , The n-Body Problem – Tony Burgess (horror)

O3 – A Book of poetry
Possibilities: Margaret Atwood – The Circle Game, Runaway Dreams – Richard Wagamese

O4 – A Canadian Classic
Planned: The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

O5 – A Book from the CBC 100 True Stories that make you proud to be Canadian  
Stalin’s Daughter – Rosemary Sullivan – Finished and Reviewed


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