December 30, 2011

Eclectic Reader Challenge 2012

I've decided to enter a Reading Challenge!

This is called the Eclectic Reader Challenge where over the next year I will read a book from each of the 12 genres and post a review and a little cheer for one down! :) I am an avid reader so I would say it wouldn't be a hard challenge to complete but I do have my favorite genres- I read a lot of YA, fantasy, and romances. I'm not big on horror and suspense genres. For this I'm just going to post reviews and apply books that are completely new to me. I have many books I would love to reread and post for but I think it would be best to have new books. Ok, I might end up changing my mind for this because I have many series I'd love to reread and talk about so you all feel the urge to read them. I have the Hunger Games series for YA, the Inheritance series for fantasy, a series about an ex-cop turned PI- Savannah in sunny California who is tough yet sweet and a bundle of fun! I'll come back to this post and update it with links of my reviews and and the titles of the books I chose for each genre! :) 


  1. Literary Fiction- The Help by Kathyrn Stockett
  2. Crime/Mystery Fiction- Murder is Binding by Lorna Barrett 
  3. Romantic Fiction- The Counterfeit by Tammie Clarke Gibbs
  4. Historical Fiction- Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
  5. Young Adult- Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
  6. Fantasy- The Zader by Sara Jo Easton
  7. Science Fiction
  8. Non Fiction
  9. Horror
  10. Thriller /Suspense- Deadline by James A. Anderson
  11. Classic- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  12. Your favourite genre

If you want to join this awesome challenge where the participants will be entered to win a book up to $15 AUD from the Book Depository, $10 Amazon GC, or $10 US paypal! You can be a blogger or not to enter! You can check out all the details here! I hope you choose to join me on this awesome challenge! :)


  1. Glad you are joining me for the Eclectic Reader Challenge Peter!
    I look forward to seeing what you choose to read!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  2. I don't think there can be any losers in this challenge. Expanding horizons is always a worthwhile endeavor.

  3. I'm so exciting to be a part Shelleyrae! :) I've been meaning to try to read different genres- I've been stuff rereading the same old favorites for a while now. And exactly Sharon! I'm looking forward to completing this challenge with a host of new authors to read. :)


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