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Saturday, December 1, 2012

2013 Eclectic Reader Challenge

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

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

Here are the details copied from Shelleyrae's blog:
2013 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.

Join in:

  • 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

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 2013 to be eligible for the prize drawing.


  1. Translated fiction
  2. Historical mystery
  3. Romantic suspense
  4. Made into a movie
  5. New Adult
  6. Urban Fantasy
  7. Dystopian
  8. Memoir
  9. LGBT
  10. Action Adventure
  11. Humour
  12. Published in 2013
  • 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

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

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  2014.

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

I will keep track of my progress below and link up my reviews:
  1. Dystopian: Rebel Heart by Moira Young (Dust Lands, Book #2)
  2. Urban Fantasy: Marked by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast (House of Night, Book #1)
  3. New Adult: Witch World by Christopher Pike (Witch World, Book #1)
  4. Made into a movie: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter, Book #1)  
  5. Action Adventure: By the Great Horn Spoon! by Sid Fleischman
  6. Published in 2013: Three Graves Full by Jamie Mason
  7. Romantic Suspense: Nowhere to Hide by Nancy Bush
  8. Translated fiction: Snakes and Earrings by Hitomi Kanehara
  9. Historical mystery
  10. Memoir
  11. LGBT
  12. Humour


  1. I hope you join me Darlene!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

    1. Yup! I'm all signed up :)

      Thanks for hosting!


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