Monday, November 4, 2013

Meet the Protagonist Reading Challenge 2014


For some time I have been thinking about hosting my own reading challenge.  I thought about doing the Monthly Key Word Challenge but I cannot find the woman that hosted this year. Her blog has been deleted. So in the middle of the night I thought of this idea.  The characters are the most important part of a great story, other than the plot. We love them. We hate them.  We want to be them. We want to smack them in the back of the head! I hope that you will find some wonderful characters through this reading challenge.

Meet the Protagonist Reading Challenge 2014

What is a protagonist? The leading character or one of the major characters in a drama, movie, novel, or other fictional text.

The Protagonist Categories:
  • A woman who is a mother.
  • A real life person who is written into a fictional story.
  • A person that changes forms.
  • A person who is from a country different than the one you currently live in.
  • A person who lived before WW1.
  • A person who lives by a body of water.
  • A person younger than 18.
  • A character that is in a book series.


OFFICIAL RULES

The Challenge runs from January 1, 2014 until December 31, 2014.
Read one book from each of the categories.
A book can used in only one category.
You do not need to list your books ahead of time.
Crossover with other challenges is welcome!
Re-reads count. Audiobooks count.  E-books count.  Self-published books count.
Short Stories and Essay Collections may be allowed, BUT only if the stories are about the same person ....  changed on 12/27/13
Anyone may join. If you do not have a blog, just leave me a comment on this post with your progress.

Sign up here using Mr. Linky. Please use a link to your challenge post, not your blog home page.   






Review Link Up: Please post your links as your name - mother - book name - EX. JoAnne  - mother - book name.  Thanks!







If you wish to do a Wrap-Up Post - link here 

30 comments:

Bev Hankins said...

I'll be joining. Just need to take a look at my books and see what might work.

Book Dragon said...

I found her! She's doing the key word challenge again and another one.

I'll be back in a bit to sign up for this one. I won't complete it of course but it sure looks like fun! Thanks for thinking of it and hosting.

jmisgro said...

Thanks Book Dragon....I am glad I did not go ahead with that one!!

Rachelle21 said...

This is very tempting as I am a character in a book coming out in 2014.

cmriedel said...

Congratulations on being hostess of your first. Creative! If only your mission were: "fulfill as much of these as you can" instead of must-fulfill-each. I'm good with everything except "changes form"; especially since I'm not into vampires/werewolves and you don't allow anthologies/short stories.

Just a thought for next year but if I can find a book I already own that works, I'm in. I love unique minds like yours! Carolyn. www.CMRiedel.WordPress.com

jmisgro said...

Carolyn, thank you for your comment. There are many ways a person can change form other than by being a vampire/werewolf. Example books: The Lovely Bones, Invisible Monsters, Uglies or Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
Also the challenge is about the protagonist or the main character, if you could find an anthology/short story book that features the same character - it would be allowed.
Not every challenge is for everyone....

cmriedel said...

I know. Goodness knows I do many. It's dang tempting every option but 1 fits and one must complete all. Heeheehee.

"The Lovely Bones" works because it depicted the girl alive and a ghost later. My ghost or witch books are my best bet, if I think of any that change. Oh! The goblin in "Tattered & Torn" by Juliet Blackwell, if I receive it for my birthday. Five days! :) Carolyn www.CMRiedel.WordPress.com

cmriedel said...

I meant to say, my ghosts tend to already be ghosts. I want to read "Tattered & Torn" *this* year and was angered by the "Lovely Bones" film alone. Won't be taking up that novel. However I'm blessed with lots more to look through. It's fun seeing if a theme fits. :-)

Lemon Tree said...

I'm in!! Post will come later on..

Jane said...

Great concept! It looks like fun.

Kari said...

This sounds fun! Thank you for hosting!

jmisgro said...

Kari,
You linked back to this post instead of yours....I am glad to have you in my challenge...

jmisgro said...

Kari, I fixed it!!
Bren, glad to have you along on this challenge!!

Gabrielle said...

Sounds like a fun challenge, I'm looking forward to joining in. Thanks for hosting!

Andrea said...

I'm in!

cmriedel said...

After you joined one of my trio with eager abandon, you inspired me! It impressed me. No seeing books fit up front, you just liked my theme and dove in. Well I've made it to yours too. Happy new year! Carolyn. http://cmriedel.wordpress.com/2013/12/23/physicalbooksmattertome/

Kari said...

Oops, thank you for fixing my link! Sorry about that. Does anyone have any suggestions for books that would fit the real life person in a fictional story? I'm wishing I'd saved the Nicholas Flamel books for this year now!

Jane Harfeld said...

I made a mistake in my link of whitstable and it doesn't look like I can remove it myself. Would you remove the first of the two links thank you.

Jane Harfeld said...

I am so sorry, I have made a mistake again :-(

I have linked my last book to the sign up linky.

could you fix it again. Thank you and sorry.

Amanda Northrup said...

Whoops! Looks like Jane Harfeld isn't the only error-prone person in this challenge =) I accidentally put a review in the Wrap-Up post linky. So sorry!

jmisgro said...

No problem!! I have done it myself!!

Jane Harfeld said...

Thank you for the comments on my blog. I had seen the Kelley Armstrong challenge but as I have read most of them and not quite ready for rereading them yet I chose not to take part - and at the time it was announced I had already joined over 30 challenges and decided that's enough :-)

cmriedel said...

Hi KARI! Susan Wittig Albert wrote two mystery series based on Beatrix Potter and others. The first of each are: "The Tale Of Hilltop Farm" and "Death At Bishop's Keep" (pseudonym 'Robin Paige'). Queens have appeared in "Ghosts I Have Been" (Richard Peck), "If Books Could Kill" (Kate Carlisle), and King Edward in "Room With A Clue" (Kate Kingsbury). A USA president probably appears in Julie Hyzy's chef series.

Carolyn. http://cmriedel.wordpress.com/ethereal-2014/

Kari said...

Hi Carolyn! Thank you!! Those sound great, especially the Beatrix Potter ones! I'll have to check those out. Thanks for the suggestions!!

cmriedel said...

I'm glad you found my responses, Kari and anyone else who finds them helpful! Rebecca M. Hale also occurs to me. Her personages from real California history aren't present but unveiled and built into her plots in remarkable ways. Sometimes fictional, sometimes little-known San Francisco (and other) history. The first novel is "How To Wash A Cat".

Jane Harfeld said...

I have now finished this challenge, it has been fun.
Thanks for hosting.

link: my challenge posts

Kari said...

I finished the challenge today! Thank you for hosting, this was so much fun!

cmriedel said...

As you know I described in my blog a tentative example in #55, so you had opportunity to let me know if "Time For Andrew" didn't fit the bill. Along with this, you may eliminate #63. It occurs to me "Eerie Tales Of The Old West" is out because short stories aren't permitted; though abundant with famous real personages. I had lots of back-up. LOL! The winner is "Code Red At The Supermall". I hope everyone enjoys my selections and accompanying reviews. Carolyn. http://cmriedel.wordpress.com/2014/01/02/protagonist-rewind-clue/

Natasha S. said...

I just HAVE to do this! Looks like fun! :D

cmriedel said...

You may remove #55, 62, 63. 'Real person' was rough! First it was a mentioned person, then I chose numerous peoplel, forgetting short stories were no go. I realized the person I settled on consisted of a cameo, not 'protagonist'. I linked my winner! I finished months ago but needed to compose reviews. :)