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Friday, December 21, 2012

2013 Literary Exploration Reading Challenge

Hi, everyone! Time for a 2013 Reading Challenge!!


This challenge is being hosted by Michael at Literary Exploration.

Here are the details copied from Michael's blog:
2013 Literary Exploration Reading Challenge

It’s real simple; below you will see an easy (12 books), hard (24 books) or insane (36 books) challenge. Each genre links to the Goodreads genre page if you need some suggestions on what to read. We want you to have some fun and explore; hopefully you might find a new genre that peaks your interest. To sign up either join the Literary Exploration book club on Goodreads and talk about your progress with others involved or for the bloggers out there, if you want to add it as part of your blogging experience simply let us know with a link (to your Literary Exploration Challenge page) in the comments below so our readers can see how you are going.

This is the first year doing this and if all goes well we might expand and make it a yearly challenge. If we do decide to do this on a yearly basis and you feel that there are some genres are either too heavily focused on or not mentioned at all, please let me know. The idea of this challenge is to have a well-balanced list of genres and not focusing on one genre more than any others.

Good luck all who decide to join in. I personally am going to go for the 36 book, insane challenge and I’m really looking forward to it. While there are some genres I’m not looking forward to reading, it’s all part of being a literary explorer. What could be wrong with that?


Easy Challenge
  1. Classics
  2. Fantasy
  3. Graphic Novels
  4. Historical Fiction
  5. Horror
  6. Literary Fiction
  7. Mystery
  8. Non Fiction
  9. Romance
  10. Science Fiction
  11. Thriller
  12. Young Adult
Hard Challenge
  1. Adventure
  2. Auto-Biography/Biography
  3. Chick-Lit
  4. Classics
  5. Drama
  6. Fantasy
  7. Graphic Novels
  8. Historical Fiction
  9. Horror
  10. Humour
  11. Literary Fiction
  12. Magical Realism
  13. Mystery
  14. Non Fiction
  15. Paranormal
  16. Philosophical
  17. Poetry
  18. Pulp – (Hard-Boiled or Noir)
  19. Romance
  20. Science Fiction
  21. Steampunk
  22. Thriller
  23. Victorian
  24. Young Adult
Insane Challenge
  1. Adventure
  2. Auto-Biography/Biography
  3. Chick-Lit
  4. Childrens Book
  5. Classics
  6. Cyberpunk
  7. Drama
  8. Dystopian
  9. Educational
  10. Erotica
  11. Espionage
  12. Fantasy
  13. Graphic Novels
  14. Gothic
  15. Hard-Boiled
  16. Historical Fiction
  17. Horror
  18. Humour
  19. Literary Fiction
  20. Magical Realism
  21. Mystery
  22. Noir
  23. Non Fiction
  24. Paranormal
  25. Philosophical
  26. Poetry
  27. Post-Apocalyptic
  28. Romance
  29. Science Fiction
  30. Steampunk
  31. Supernatural
  32. Thriller
  33. True Crime
  34. Urban Fantasy
  35. Victorian
  36. Young Adult
If you would like to join me in the challenge, click on the challenge badge at the beginning of this post.

This just looks like so much fun that I have to go for the INSANE CHALLENGE (36 genres)!

I will keep track of my progress below and link up my reviews (here are some books that I might read for the challenge): 

  1. ClassicsA Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (Christmas Books, Book #1)
  2. Mystery: Holiday Grind by Cleo Coyle (Coffeehouse Mystery, Book #8)
  3. Dystopian: Rebel Heart by Moira Young (Dust Lands, Book #2)
  4. Paranormal: Marked by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast (House of Night, Book #1)
  5. Urban Fantasy: White Cat by Holly Black (Curse Workers, Book #1)  
  6. Horror: Undead by Kirsty McKay (Undead, Book #1)
  7. Fantasy: Witch World by Christopher Pike (Witch World, Book #1)
  8. Childrens Book:  Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter, Book #1)
  9. Young Adult:  Divergent by Veronica Roth (Divergent, Book #1)  
  10. Supernatural: Shadow's Claim by Kresley Cole (The Dacians, Book #1)     
  11. Adventure: By the Great Horn Spoon! by Sid Fleischman
  12. Thriller: Three Graves Full by Jamie Mason
  13. Auto-Biography/Biography: Freedom Train: The Story of Harriet Tubman by Dorothy Sterling (Scholastic Biographies)
  14. Science Fiction: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer (Lunar Chronicles, Book #2)
  15. Post-Apocalyptic: The End Games by T. Michael Martin
  16. Erotica:  Nauti Siren by Lora Leigh (Nauti, Book #7)
  17. Romance: Last Kiss Goodnight by Gena Showalter (Otherworld Assassin, Book #1)
  18. Historical Fiction: The Terrible Wave by Marden Dahlstedt
  19. Chick-Lit
  20. Cyberpunk
  21. Drama
  22. Educational
  23. Espionage
  24. Graphic Novels
  25. Gothic
  26. Hard-Boiled
  27. Humour
  28. Literary Fiction
  29. Magical Realism
  30. Noir
  31. Non Fiction
  32. Philosophical
  33. Poetry
  34. Steampunk
  35. True Crime
  36. Victorian

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