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Worlds Without End Roll-Your-Own Reading Challenge

Ursula K. Le Guin Memorial Reading Challenge

Ursula K. Le Guin Memorial Reading Challenge

Genre fiction lost one of it's greatest writers with the passing of Ursul K. Le Guin.  She was a pioneer for generations of women who followed in her footsteps and one of the most acclaimed genre authors, female or male, that ever put pen to paper.  She was an inspiration to millions of fans the world over and a guiding light for many authors as evidenced by the many stirring remembrances written about her.  This loss is deeply felt by the whole genre fiction community and we thought what better way for us to celebrate her life and works than by reading her words and exploring her worlds?

For this challenge you may choose any fiction or non-fiction by her and any biographies about her and her work.  The reading level titles are taken from the magic system she built for her Earthsea stories and I've includes some optional review requirements.

If you're new to Le Guin this is your chance to see what the fuss is all about.  If, like me, you've only read one or two of her major books you can use this challenge to read more broadly of her works.  If you're an old hand at her oeuvre then you can take this opportunity to re-read some old favorites.

Use the forum thread for this challenge to talk about what you're reading and maybe even share with us how Le Guin has impacted your life.

Challenge Details
Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror
Challenge Span: January 2018 – December 2018

Reading Levels
Select your reading level below. You can adjust your level up or down at any time during the challenge.

 Spell Smith = 3 books + 1 reviews
 Enchanter = 6 books + 2 reviews
 Sorcerer = 9 books + 3 reviews
 Wizard = 12 books + 6 reviews

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Administrator

Administrator

The Farthest Shore
The Lathe of Heaven
The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas
Tehanu: The Last Book of Earthsea
The Tombs of Atuan
A Wizard of Earthsea
Arrenby

Arrenby

The Found and the Lost:  The Collected Novellas of Ursula K. Le Guin
No Time to Spare:  Thinking About What Matters
Words Are My Matter: Writings About Life and Books, 2000-2016:  with a Journal of a Writer's Week
3
2
1
CptMuffinCubes

CptMuffinCubes

6
5
4
3
2
1
crooow

crooow

Always Coming Home
2
1
daxxh

daxxh

Four Ways to Forgiveness
The Lathe of Heaven
Outer Space, Inner Lands
finminer

finminer

The Dispossessed
The Farthest Shore
The Lathe of Heaven
The Left Hand of Darkness
The Other Wind
Tales from Earthsea
Tehanu: The Last Book of Earthsea
The Tombs of Atuan
A Wizard of Earthsea
GiantPanda

GiantPanda

Always Coming Home
Lavinia
No Time to Spare:  Thinking About What Matters
Groovy Acolyte

Groovy Acolyte

Rocannon's World
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
Hneite

Hneite

The Left Hand of Darkness
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
incandenza78

incandenza78

6
5
4
3
2
1
Jain

Jain

The Birthday of the World and Other Stories
Cheek by Jowl
Lavinia
Malafrena
No Time to Spare:  Thinking About What Matters
The Other Wind
Powers
Tales from Earthsea
The Telling
Voices
The Wave in the Mind:  Talks and Essays
The Wild Girls
justifiedsinner

justifiedsinner

Orsinian Tales
Tales from Earthsea
1
Kjeldog

Kjeldog

3
2
1
Laffer

Laffer

Cheek by Jowl
No Time to Spare:  Thinking About What Matters
Outer Space, Inner Lands
The Wave in the Mind:  Talks and Essays
Where on Earth
Words Are My Matter: Writings About Life and Books, 2000-2016:  with a Journal of a Writer's Week
Momosnyx

Momosnyx

The Left Hand of Darkness
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
pedrov

pedrov

Planet of Exile
Rocannon's World
A Wizard of Earthsea
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
piibald

piibald

The Farthest Shore
Lavinia
Outer Space, Inner Lands
Tehanu: The Last Book of Earthsea
The Tombs of Atuan
A Wizard of Earthsea
ScoLgo

ScoLgo

Always Coming Home
The Compass Rose
The Farthest Shore
Gifts
Lavinia
The Other Wind
Powers
Tales from Earthsea
Tehanu: The Last Book of Earthsea
The Tombs of Atuan
Voices
A Wizard of Earthsea
Scott Laz

Scott Laz

The Found and the Lost:  The Collected Novellas of Ursula K. Le Guin
Four Ways to Forgiveness
1
Slinkyboy

Slinkyboy

Gifts
The Other Wind
Rocannon's World
Voices
The Word for World is Forest
1
spoltz

spoltz

Gifts
The Lathe of Heaven
4
3
2
1
Sushicat

Sushicat

The Dispossessed
Rocannon's World
Tehanu: The Last Book of Earthsea
thereddeath

thereddeath

3
2
1
Thomcat

Thomcat

The Lathe of Heaven
Planet of Exile
Rocannon's World
Weesam

Weesam

The Beginning Place
Changing Planes
City of Illusions
The Eye of the Heron
A Fisherman of the Inland Sea
The Found and the Lost:  The Collected Novellas of Ursula K. Le Guin
Lavinia
Malafrena
Orsinian Tales
Planet of Exile
Rocannon's World
The Unreal and the Real:  Selected Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin