Eclectic Reader Challenge 2013
I hope you will join me 2013 for the Eclectic Reader Challenge!
The aim of The Eclectic Reader 2013 Challenge is to push you outside your comfort zone by reading up to 12 books during the year from 12 different categories.
- The challenge will run from January 1st to December 31st 2013. Participants may join at any time up until December 1st 2013
- 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
- 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 21st 2013 to be eligible for the prize drawing.
- Translated fiction
- Historical mystery
- Romantic suspense
- Made into a movie
- New Adult
- Urban Fantasy
- Action Adventure
- Published in 2013
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 New Adult 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.
- 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!
If you tweet add #eclecticreader or @bookdout
All participants that complete the challenge by December 31st 2012 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 2014.
Please CONTACT ME if you have any questions, I hope you will play along!
Here are tentative titles for my own list
- Translated fiction – Snow White Must Die by Nele Neuhaus REVIEW
- Historical mystery – Antidote to Murder by Felicity Young REVIEW
- Romantic suspense – Half Moon Bay Helene Young REVIEW
- Made into a movie – The Turning by Tim Winton REVIEW
- New Adult – Losing It by Cora Cormack REVIEW
- Urban Fantasy – Gunmetal Magic by Ilona Andrews REVIEW
- Dystopian – Resist by Sarah Crossan REVIEW
- Memoir – Confessions of A Sociopath by ME Thomas REVIEW
- LGBT – If You could See What I See by Cathy Lamb REVIEW
- Action Adventure – Powder Burn by Mark Chisnell REVIEW
- Humour – Erma Bombeck Collection REVIEW
- Published in 2013 – And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini REVIEW