Friday, January 2, 2015

7 Continents, 7 Billion People, 7 Books - Reading Challenge 2015

January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015

The idea of this reading challenge is to explore the world by books from different continents and countries, and by visiting various world lists while planning the reads, to encounter the one or other unknown angle and fact about our world.

7 Continents Reading Challenge 2015
To join the challenge, select and read seven books, each belonging to one of the following categories:

A book from....
- the 7 countries with the most population
- the 7 highest countries in the world
- the 7 oldest countries of the world
- one of the 7 mega-cities of the world
- the 7 countries with the most immigrants
- a continent not visited yet
- and a book with a journey from one continent to another

There's more information about the categories included below, with links to country lists.

Why 7 Books? 
To keep it simple and playful, and leave space for extra reads that might be inspired by the lists. Also, with 7 continents, and the world population reaching 7 billions, the 7 seems to be the best number for this kind of challenge.

Challenge Guidelines: 
This challenge will run from Jan 1, 2015 – Dec 31, 2015
Books can be any format (novel, non-fiction, poetry or story collection, anthology, as well as any physical format: print, ebook, audio)
You are welcome to count these books towards any other challenges as well
You can start wherever you want. 
When picking a country, the idea is to also pick an author from that country. If that turns out to be difficult, try to find an expat author who lived in the country for a while.

This reading challenge is hosted by life as a journey. For more information and to sign-up, please see this post.