The Genre Variety Challenge is hosted by A Daydreamer's Thoughts. It runs from Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2013. There are five levels to chose from and I will be choosing the hardest level - Champion - which is 30 books in 30 different genres. I have listed the genres below that they have given to start you off with. You can see all the rules/genres/levels when you sign up at A Daydreamer's Thoughts.
2. Religious - Questions of Life by Nicky Gumbel
3. Suspense - Amanda's Story by Brian O'Grady
4. Romance - Kissing Kendall
5. Mystery - Proof of Guilt
6. Romantic Suspense - Into the Night
The Genre/Sub-Genre Reading Challenge is hosted by Book Dragon's Lair. There were no dates listed, but I am guessing Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2013. There are five genres and you must read three books from each genre, but they must be from different sub-genres. If that sounds confusing you can check it out when you sign up at Book Dragon's Lair. (You can also see some sub-genres at Writer's Digest. The main genres are:
- Horror -
- Science Fiction/Fantasy -
The Well-Educated Mind is a mini challenge under the 52 Books in 52 Weeks Challenge hosted by Robin of My Two Blessings. This challenge is based on a book by Susan Wise Bauer called "Well Educated Mind". She recommends 30 books in 5 different categories that she suggests be read in the order listed. You can check out these five categories and the first 15 books in each category when you sign up for this challenge. Robin's mini challenge is to read 3 books in one of the categories.
The Eclectic Reader Challenge is hosted by Book'd Out. This challenge runs from Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2013. The goal is to read one book from each of the 12 categories below. For the rest of the rules and to sign up, please visit Book'd Out. You can search Listopia at Goodreads for reading suggestions if you get stuck.
- Translated fiction
- Historical mystery
- Romantic suspense - Into the Night by Stacy Green
- Made into a movie
- New Adult
- Urban Fantasy
- Action adventure
- Published in 2013
The Dusty and/or Chunky Challenge is a mini challenge under the 52 Books in 52 Weeks Challenge hosted by Robin at My Two Blessings. Dusty books are the ones that have been sitting around for awhile and Chunky books have to be at least 500 pages long. You can sign up for the dusty and/or chunky challenge. I think I will try for the Bing Crosby level of the dusty challenge which is to read 4 books and the Short Fat Fannie level of the Chunky Challenge which is 2 books. You can see all the different levels when you visit the mini-challenge.
Bing Crosby Level (Dusty Challenge)
Short Fat Fannie Level (Chunky Challenge)
The Out-of-your-Comfort Zone challenge is hosted by Lucy at Lucy Bird Books. Lucy gives you 12 different ways to find a new book to read to push you out of your comfort zone. I would like to try to read one book from each way that she suggests. You can see these suggestions at the blog she created for this challenge - Out-of-your-Comfort Zone Challenge.
The Literary Exploration Reading Challenge is hosted by Michael at Literary Exploration. This is another challenge to try to get you to try some new genres. I am going for the Insane challenge which is to read 36 books in 36 different genres. (You can also sign up for 12 books or 24 books). To sign up, please visit Literary Exploration.
- Childrens Book
- Educational - Question of Life by Nicky Gumbel
- Graphic Novels
- Historical Fiction
- Literary Fiction
- Magical Realism
- Mystery - Proof of Guilt by Charles Todd
- Non Fiction
- Romance - Kissing Kendall by Jennifer Shirk
- Science Fiction
- Thriller - Into the Night by Stacy Green
- True Crime
- Urban Fantasy
- Young Adult