I joined The Eclectic Reader Challenge (hosted by Book'd Out), earlier this year, and it has been my favorite reading challenge so far. The goal is to push you a little outside your comfort zone by reading up to 12 books during the year from 12 different genres.
1. Literary Fiction - The Marriage Plot, Jeffrey Eugenides (84)
2. Crime/Mystery Fiction - The Lock Artist, Steve Hamilton (157)
3. Romantic Fiction - When Beauty Tamed the Beat, Eloisa James (116)
4. Historical Fiction - Mistress of Rome, Kate Quinn (146)
5. Young Adult - The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, Michelle Hodkin (57)
6. Fantasy - Neverwhere, Neil Gaiman (153)
7. Science Fiction - Firebird, Jack McDevitt (211)
8. Non Fiction - MLK: A Celebration in Word and Image, Martin Luthur King Jr (85)
9. Horror - 77 Shadow Street, Stephen King (58)
10. Thriller /Suspense - The Night Strangers, Chris Bohjalian (198)
11. Classic - Tess of the D'urbervilles, Thomas Hardy
12. Your favorite genre - Daughter of Smoke & Bone (174)
This reading challenge has been amazing so far because I've re-discovered my love for genres that I don't read much of anymore - like romance & historical fiction (specifically historical romance) - I'm definitely going to read more these types of books in the future.
*** The numbers in parenthesis indicate that the books are complete and posted at the host website.
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