Thursday, January 3, 2013

2013 Genre Variety Reading Challege DONE 30 READ

2013 Genre Variety Reading Challege 

I am doing the Genre Variety Reading Challenge over at A Daydreamer's Thoughts.  I linked her blog post about the challenge if you want to join in.  Here is the information about the challenge

The challenge is to read books from different genres throughout the year. I have found that blogging has opened my eyes to so many genres that I would never have tried before, simply from recommendations, and the idea of this challenge is to keep that going. The challenge is to read a large variety of genres within one year.
Other Important Info;
  • Runs from January 1st 2013 until December 31st 2013. Sign ups will be open until December 1st 2013.
  • There are five levels to challenge yourself too. You may move up a level but not go down a level. These are all outlined below. Please mention in your sign up post which level you will aim for.
  • The genres you choose to read are up to you. As long as every book is different, whichever genre you wish to read you can.
  • Every month there will be a post on this blog to link up to your update post / review(s)
  • There will be a giveaway at the end of the challenge, and maybe a few within the year but these are TBD.
  • To sign up, you will need to write a post saying which level you are challenging yourself too and then use the linky list. Non-Bloggers may post in the comments of this post.
  • Any book formats are accepted.
  • Novellas and Novels are all accepted for this challenge.
  • YA, NA and Adult books all count towards this challenge.
  • New sub-genres are accepted. (for example, paranormal-romance, or historical-romance)
Levels;
  • Careful; 6 different genres, 6 books
  • Cautious; 12 different genres, 12 books
  • Branching; 18 different genres, 18 books
  • Avid Reader; 24 different genres, 24 books
  • Champion; 30 different genres, 30 books

Categories:  She has a list of different books up but I made my own of what I want to read here.  I am going for Champion and trying to read all 30 of these categories.  30 read so far




  1.  Adventure ~ Presumed Guilty by Tess Gerritsen
  2. Auto-biography ~ My Life by Bill Clinton
  3. Biography~ The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot 
  4. Chick Lit ~ The Memory Keepers Daughter by Kim Edwards
  5. Christian Fiction ~ Cross Roads by Wm. Paul Young
  6. Classic ~ Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  7. Comedy ~ Fifty Shames of Earl Grey by Fanny Merkin
  8. Crime ~ Sweeney Todd and The String of Pearls by Yuri Rasovsky
  9. Dystopia ~ The Maze Runner (Maze Runner #1) by James Dashner
  10. Erotica ~ Pixie's Passion by Mina Carter
  11. Fairy Tales ~ UnEnchanted by Chanda Hahn
  12. Fantasy ~ Nefrete's Curse by P. C. Cast
  13. Historical Romance ~ The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  14. Horror ~ Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror by Chris Priestly
  15. Literary Fiction ~ Room by Emma Donoghue
  16. Military ~ Helmet For My Pillow From Paris Island to the Pacific by Robert Leckie
  17. Mystery ~ Secrets to the Grave by Tami Hoag
  18. Non-Fiction ~ While the World Watched:  A Birmingham Bombing Survivor Comes of Age During the Civil Rights Movement by Carolyn Maull McKinstry
  19. Paranormal ~ Enchanted Castle by Chrissy Peebles
  20. Paranormal Romance ~ Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
  21. Poetry ~ Kingdom of Hamelot:  Potrait of Doctor Leachum, a Controversial Man by Sharon Watts
  22. Religious ~ Daily Dose of Determination by Melanie Bonita
  23. Romance ~ Love With A Twist by Alicia Airey
  24. Science Fiction ~ The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Tertiary Phase by Douglas Adams
  25. Self-Help ~ A Weekend to Change Your Life by Joan Anderson
  26. Short Stories ~ The Witch House by Robert Perry
  27. Thriller ~ The Innocent (Vanessa Michael Munroe #2) by Taylor Stevens
  28. Western ~ Song of the West by Nora Roberts
  29. Women's Fiction ~ The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott
  30. Young Adult ~ Sarah Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan

1 comment:

  1. Good luck on the challenge! Not sure if I can make it through books I'm not into.... I try, but can't do it! LOL

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