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Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Eclectic Reader 2012 Challenge

Hi, everyone! Time for another 2012 Reading Challenge!!

I like to stretch my boundaries and push myself to read genres that I don't normally pick up.

This challenge is being hosted by Shelleyrae at Book'd Out.

Here are the details copied from Shelleyrae's blog:

The Eclectic Reader 2012 Challenge

The aim of The Eclectic Reader 2012 Challenge is to push you a little outside your comfort zone by reading up to 12 books during the year from 12 different genres.

Join in:
  • The challenge will run from January 1st to December 31st 2012. Participants may join at any time up until December 1st 2012.
  • 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 21st 2012 to be eligible for the prize drawing.

  1. Literary Fiction
  2. Crime/Mystery Fiction
  3. Romantic Fiction
  4. Historical Fiction
  5. Young Adult
  6. Fantasy
  7. Science Fiction
  8. Non Fiction
  9. Horror
  10. Thriller /Suspense
  11. Classic
  12. Your favourite genre
  • 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.

          Click here to enter your link to your reviews

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 or a $10US Amazon gift card or paypal funds of US$10 to be drawn via Jan 2013.

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


If you would like to join me in the challenge, click on the challenge badge at the beginning of this post.

I am going to keep track of my progress below:
  1. LITERARY FICTION: A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
  2. CRIME/MYSTERY FICTION: Sleepwalker by Karen Robards
  3. ROMANTIC FICTION: Water Bound: A Sea Haven Novel by Christine Feehan (Sisters of the Heart, Book 1)
  4. HISTORICAL FICTION: The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
  5. YOUNG ADULT: Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan (Sky Chasers, Book 1)
  6. FANTASY: Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright
  7. SCIENCE FICTION: Crossed by Ally Condie (Matched, Book 2)
  8. NON FICTION: Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose 
  9. HORROR: The Black Witch by Micheal Rivers (Curse of the Witch, Book 1)
  10. THRILLER/SUSPENSE: Blue Monday by Nicci French (Frieda Klein, Book 1) 
  11. CLASSIC: The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis (Chronicles of Narnia, Book 1)
  12. MY FAVOURITE GENRE (PARANORMAL ROMANCE): Spirit Bound by Christine Feehan (Sisters of the Heart, Book 2) 

1 comment:

  1. So glad you joining me for the Eclectic Reader Challenge Darlene!
    I look forward to seeing your choices!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out


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