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Monday, December 31, 2012

Genre (Variety) Reading Challenges - 2013


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

1. Family/Relationship - Five Years to Live by Frank Zaccari
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

Contemporary
Historical
Paranormal
Fantasy
Romance
Sci-Fi
Crime
Thriller
Adventure
Non-Fiction
Women’s Fiction
Chick-Lit
Dystopian
Epic Fantasy
Western
Comedy
Horror
MANfiction
Self-Help
Biography
Auto-biography
Fairy Tales
Classics
Erotica
Short Stories
Travel Guides
Mystery
Suspense






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:

Romance
Horror
Thriller/Suspense
Science Fiction/Fantasy
Mystery/Crime
  1. Romance (Contemporary) - Kissing Kendall by Jennifer Shirk
  2. x
  3. x

  1. Horror - 
  2. x
  3. x


  1. Thriller/Suspense (Medical) - Amanda's Story by Brian O'Grady
  2. x
  3. x

  1. Science Fiction/Fantasy -
  2. x
  3. x







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. 

Categories

  1. Translated fiction
  2. Historical mystery
  3. Romantic suspense - Into the Night by Stacy Green
  4. Made into a movie
  5. New Adult
  6. Urban Fantasy
  7. Dystopian
  8. Memoir
  9. LGBT
  10. Action adventure
  11. Humour
  12. 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)
  1. x
  2. x
  3. x
  4. x
Short Fat Fannie Level (Chunky Challenge)
  1. x
  2. x






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.

  1. x
  2. x
  3. x
  4. x
  5. x
  6. x
  7. x
  8. x
  9. x
  10. x
  11. x
  12. x






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



Insane Challenge
  1. Adventure
  2. Auto-Biography/Biography
  3. Chick-Lit
  4. Childrens Book
  5. Classics
  6. Cyberpunk
  7. Drama
  8. Dystopian
  9. Educational - Question of Life by Nicky Gumbel
  10. Erotica
  11. Espionage
  12. Fantasy
  13. Graphic Novels
  14. Gothic
  15. Hard-Boiled
  16. Historical Fiction
  17. Horror
  18. Humour
  19. Literary Fiction
  20. Magical Realism
  21. Mystery - Proof of Guilt by Charles Todd
  22. Noir
  23. Non Fiction
  24. Paranormal
  25. Philosophical
  26. Poetry
  27. Post-Apocalyptic
  28. Romance - Kissing Kendall by Jennifer Shirk
  29. Science Fiction
  30. Steampunk
  31. Supernatural
  32. Thriller - Into the Night by Stacy Green
  33. True Crime
  34. Urban Fantasy
  35. Victorian
  36. Young Adult

4 comments:

Michael @ Literary Exploration said...

Welcome aboard

Howard Sherman said...

I wish you luck! I didn't even realize there were 30 different genres out there!

Lucybird said...

Wow looks like you're going to have a busy year. Thanks for joining in with the Out Of Your Comfort Zone Challenge

bookdout said...

Hi!
I just wanted to stop by and welcome you to the Eclectic Reader Challenge and wish you good luck!

Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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