Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Wild Goose Chase Reading Challenge 2017


The Bookshelf Gargoyle is hosting a reading challenge and I joined. This is my first time to join the Wild Goose Chase Challenge. You can click the picture above and you will be directed to The Bookshelf Gargoyle's page to sign up.

I have listed a few books on my TBR which fit under each category. This is a challenge-in-progress so I may add or change some titles.

Here are the rules and mechanics:
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* The Challenge will run from January 1st to December 31, 2017.
* Challengees must read at least one book from each category (listed below).  Challengees must read a DIFFERENT book for each category – even if your book title might fit a number of categories, it will only count towards a single category.  Challengees are free to choose which category best suits.
* Books selected can be from any genre and aimed at any age group.  Picture books, anthologies, nonfiction, graphic novels and audiobooks are all okay to include.
* The categories listed are a loose guide and creative interpretation of the categories is not only encouraged, but applauded.
* Challengees should link their reviews/progress under the relevant linky lists on this page.  If you don’t have a blog, you could link to your Goodreads shelf/reviews, or simply comment on this page as you go.
*Feel free to display the challenge button (html for which is in the sidebar) and share about the challenge wherever you like!
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1. A book with a word of phrase relating to wildness in the title – any interpretation of the word “wild” is acceptable (eg: The Call of the Wild, Angry Aztecs, Crazy for You; An Untamed State)
2. A book with a species of bird (or the word “bird”) in the title: (eg: The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Thorn Birds, Turkey: A Modern History)

Quack by TJ Slee
War Hawk by James Rollins 
3. A book with an exotic or far-flung location in the title – fantasy and mythical locations are acceptable (eg: Paradise Lost, The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu, Atlantis Rising)

Evertaster: Delicious City by Adam Sidwell

4.  A book with an object you might hunt for in the title (eg: Treasure Island, One for the Money, The History of Love, Dreams from my Father, A Monster Calls, All the Answers)
Gold Rush by Jennifer Comeaux
Guardian Secrets (Library Jumpers #2) by Brenda Drake

5. A book with a synonym for chase in the title (or its derivatives: chasing, chased, etc) (eg: We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, The Girl Who Chased the Moon, Follow the River, Man’s Search for Meaning, The Night Stalker)
6.  A book with a means of transport in the title (eg: If I Built a CarWalk Two Moons, The Girl on the Train)
Henrietta and the Battle of the Horse Mesa (Henrietta the Dragon Slayer #3) by Beth Barany
Hide the Elephant by Jonathan Dunne
7.  A book with an object you might take on a search or hunt in the title (eg: The Golden Compass, The Map to Everywhere, Water for Elephants, Team of Rivals )

Armor for Orchids by Diana Anderson-Tyler

**Looking for the individual category link ups?**

You can find them here