Eclectic Reader Challenge

I read a lot. I always have.

What I don’t always do is read in many different genres. Sure, occasionally there will be a book someone suggests or lends me which falls outside the parameters of fantasy and science fiction, and I’ll give it a go. But those are few and far between. (Actually Lily/Rat has been force-feeding me Jodi Picoult books for a couple years now and I’m enjoying them just fine. As long as they have happy endings. I will not read the sad ones.)

So today, when I came across the “Eclectic Reader Challenge” while wasting time on the interwebs, it seemed like the perfect way to get me reading something new.

The challenge is to read one book in each specified genre. The categories are:

  • Translated fiction
  • Historical mystery
  • Romantic suspense
  • Made into a movie
  • New Adult
  • Urban Fantasy
  • Dystopian
  • Memoir
  • LGBT
  • Action Adventure
  • Humour
  • Published in 2013

 Join in, if you’d like and have the time. And suggestions are welcome, particularly in categories I don’t usually read (LGBT, Action adventure, Romantic suspense) or anything I don’t already have a book listed for.

I have some ideas already for what I will read, which I will share here. And I’ll offer some comments, if not a full review, after each book.

  • Translated fiction – THE HOUSE OF THE SPIRITS, ISABEL ALLENDE
  • Historical mystery – A MURDEROUS PROCESSION, ARIANA FRANKLIN
  • Romantic suspense – THE HEIST, JANET EVANOVICH AND LEE GOLDBERG
  • Made into a movie – The Silver Linings Playbook, or Sense and Sensibility. Or both.
  • New Adult – DARK LIGHT OF DAY, JILL ARCHER
  • Urban Fantasy – MAGIC BITES, ILONA ANDREWS
  • Dystopian
  • Memoir -MAO’S LAST DANCER, LI CUNXIN
  • LGBT – ASH, MALINDA LO
  • Action Adventure
  • Humor- SHADES OF GREY, JASPER FFORDE
  • Published in 2013 -THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE, NEIL GAIMAN
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4 thoughts on “Eclectic Reader Challenge

  1. Urban Fantasy – Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews. The first in a series (and sadly, the worst in the series, as it takes a while to take off). Unlike many UF books, it does NOT include billions of sex scenes, and instead has a really-real relationship with a single character. Refreshing, action-tastic, and fun (for all its faults.)

    You can actually check out the author's work for free with their online webserial Clean Sweep, which is also a lot of fun: http://demo.ilona-andrews.com/category/clean-sweep/

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