Wednesday, March 25, 2015

2015 Linked Reading Challenge

January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015

What is the 2015 Linked Reading Challenge?
The 2015 Linked Reading Challenge is a yearlong challenge for reading a unique genre of books called linked short stories or short story cycles. This genre lies somewhere between short story collections and the novel. The most recent popular book in this genre is Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout.

A list of a few dozen examples can be found here. As I come across more books in this genre I will be adding them to the list.

Reviewing the Books
If you are writing book reviews, I want you to do more than just tell why you liked it or not. I want you to describe where on the short story collection to novel spectrum this book lies. Was it more like a short story collection or a novel? How were the stories connected? Were they connected by theme, place, or by people?

The Levels:
Weak Link: 1 - 4 books
Strong Link: 5 - 9 books
Stronger Link: 10 - 14 books
Strongest Link: 15 - 19 books
Unbreakable Link: 20 or more books

The Rules:
This challenge ends Dec 31, 2015.
You may sign up anytime during the year.
You may include books of any format including traditional books, ebooks, or audiobooks.
Books may be mainstream, literary, YA, romance, etc.
You may reread books.
Books may count towards other reading challenges.
Use the hashtag #2015LinkedReadingChallenge
If you could be so kind, please place the 2015 Linked Reading Challenge banner on your blog to help spread the word.
Please link back to this blog, post about it on Facebook, Tweet about it, and so on to help spread the word.

This reading challenge is hosted by The Single Mommy Blog. For more information and to sign-up, please see this post.