2016 Eclectic Reader Challenge

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In it’s fifth year, the aim of The Eclectic Reader 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 2016. Participants may join at any time up until December 1st 2016
  • 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:

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  • Select, read and review a book from each category 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 2016 to be eligible for the prize drawing.

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Categories

  1. A book about books (fiction or nonfiction)
  2.  Serial killer thriller
  3.  Paranormal romance
  4.  A novel set on an island
  5. Investigative journalism (non fiction)
  6. Disaster fiction
  7. Steampunk sci fi
  8. Any book shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize
  9. Psychology (non fiction)
  10. Immigrant Experience fiction
  11. YA historical fiction
  12. A debut author in 2016

If you need some ideas for what to read in the above categories browse Goodreads Listopia; Book Country’s Genre Map and look out for my suggestions posted during January 2016

      • 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
      • 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.

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

All participants that complete the challenge by December 31st 2016 will be eligible to win a book of their choice to the value of $15 AUD from bookdepository.com or a $10US Amazon gift card or paypal funds of  US$10 to be drawn via random.org Jan  2017.

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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Here is what I’ll be reading:

  1. A book about books (fiction or nonfiction): The Prison Book Club by Ann Walmsley
  2.  Serial killer thriller Angel Killer by Andrew Mayne
  3.  Paranormal romance Mercury Striking by Rebecca Zanetti
  4.  A novel set on an island
  5. Investigative journalism (non fiction)
  6. Disaster fiction
  7. Steampunk sci fi
  8. Any book shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize: We are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
  9. Psychology (non fiction)
  10. Immigrant Experience fiction
  11. YA historical fiction
  12. A debut author in 2016
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