Sign Up for The Eclectic Reader Challenge 2014

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In it’s third year, the aim of The Eclectic Reader 2014 Challenge is to push you outside your comfort zone by reading up to 12 books during the year from 12 different categories.

Join in:

  • The challenge will run from January 1st to December 31st 2014. Participants may join at any time up until December 1st 2014
  • Create a blog post committing to  your participation in this challenge.

*  If you don’t have a blog you are still welcome to sign up. You can create a shelf for the challenge at Goodreads or LibraryThing or a similar site Just include your name and a link to your shelf.

  • Post your name, blog name, and the direct link to your challenge post in the Linky using the link below

Click here to enter your link to sign up for the challenge

  • Select, read and review a book from each genre listed below during the year for a total of 12 books. A book may be in print, electronic or audio format.

*  You can choose your books as you go or create a list in advance. You may combine this challenge with others if you wish.

*  Where a book is identified by more than one genre eg historical romance, it may only count for either the historical fiction or romantic fiction genres – not both.

*  You can read your chosen titles in any order, at any pace, just complete the challenge by December 31st 2014 to be eligible for the prize drawing.

Categories

  1. Award Winning
  2. True Crime (Non Fiction)
  3. Romantic Comedy
  4. Alternate History Fiction
  5. Graphic Novel
  6. Cosy Mystery Fiction
  7. Gothic Fiction
  8. War/Military Fiction
  9. Anthology
  10. Medical Thriller Fiction
  11. Travel (Non Fiction)
  12. Published in 2014

If you need some ideas for what to read in the above categories I suggest you search Listopia at Goodreads for example click here for a list that includes Alternate History titles

    • Each time you read and review a book as part of this challenge, make sure you identify it by adding either a direct statement  and /or the challenge image badge to the post. If you tweet use the tag #eclecticreader or @bookdout

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Click here to enter your review and view this Linky Tools list…

  • Share your review with other challenge participants by posting your name/blog name and title of the book with a direct link to your review in the Linky.

Please take the time to visit a few links and leave a comment after adding yours!

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Download the challenge badge

 

All participants that complete the challenge by December 31st 2014 will be eligible to win a book of their choice to the value of $15AUD from bookdepository.com or a $10US Amazon gift card or paypal funds of  US$10 to be drawn via random.org Jan  2015.

Click here to enter your link when you have completed the challenge!


Please CONTACT ME if you have any questions, I hope you will play along!

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11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kathryn White (@KathrynsInbox)
    Nov 24, 2013 @ 16:59:49

    Sounds like fun. Count me in!

    Reply

  2. Jannghi
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 12:43:34

    OK, I’m in again. The categories for ’14 look pretty challenging :-)

    Reply

  3. Kailana
    Nov 26, 2013 @ 02:42:34

    I am not sure if I am doing any reading challenges in 2014, but if I do this will be one of them. It looks like a lot of fun and if I have signed up before I never completed it..

    Reply

  4. JoAnne Isgro
    Nov 26, 2013 @ 03:17:02

    I am signed up!!

    Reply

  5. Kathryn
    Nov 26, 2013 @ 14:24:11

    I have just signed up and looking forward to the challenge.

    Reply

  6. Brona
    Nov 26, 2013 @ 21:16:54

    I’ve never tried a year long challenge… but this sounds do-able!
    I’ll think about it when I get to the end of Nov and my own personal challenge…

    Reply

  7. Kimberly @ Bookmark To Blog
    Nov 27, 2013 @ 16:02:57

    Yay! So excited to do this again.

    Reply

  8. Jane Casey
    Dec 08, 2013 @ 11:27:20

    Interesting categories. This looks like a fun challenge.

    Reply

  9. Nicole
    Jan 01, 2014 @ 10:14:04

    Thank you for hosting again this year!

    Reply

  10. JoAnne Isgro
    Jan 11, 2014 @ 02:22:03

    The review link is not working…or is it just me?? Thanks!

    Reply

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