Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Help Me Create A Reading Challenge For The Fall

I've noticed that a lot of book challenges are genre specific. Well that's fine, especially if you read a lot of a certain genre, or want to start reading a certain genre, but I thought it would be fun to do something that encompasses a lot of genres from YA to Romance to Mysteries/Thrillers and so on.

I was thinking of maybe 15 prompts from Sept 1 - Nov 30

I thought I'd ask my lovely readers to help me create the prompts and I will credit you when the post goes up on Sept 1.

Leave your suggestions in the comments and feel free to be creative about it. Also let me know if you'd be interested in participating in the challenge.

12 comments:

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Great idea - I will have to think about this... I need something to get the ideas flowing...

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Nikki-ann said...

1 idea that comes to mind...

A line in a book that's made you laugh.

I'll have a think and will let you know if I come up with any others.

Nikki-ann said...

Me again...

They say "Never judge a book by it's cover", but have you judged a book by it's cover and got it completely right (or even completely wrong!)?

Michelle Greathouse said...

How about something with the alphabet? Like titles that start with A, B, C..and so on. Or you could do it by the authors name - first or last.

M

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

If it a fall reading challenge I am guessing you want to keep it to a few months challenge - like maybe Sept 1 through October 31? A lot of new challenges will start popping up in December for the new year...

For me fall is Chunkster season. Its when I start to crave larger books because my attention span is growing again after the quick fullness of summer. SO what if you went with a read your books that are 500+ pages?

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

OR - Fall themed - like books wither with the word Fall in them or having to do with the fall season...

(I am grasping here) :D

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Ok back to the chunkster idea.... you could call it the FCC (Fall Chunkster Challenge) :razz:

Aleksandra said...

I love challenges, but I'm already participating in too many challenges :) But, if I like the challenge & I think I might complete it, I might join :) What's one more ;)
Anyway, maybe you can make a genre challenge! You can include different genres & sub-genres & maybe you can have 3 levels: 1 level with only ya books from those genres, 1 level with only adult books from those genres & 1 level with both ya & adult books from all the genres. The last one will be most challenging :)
For example: ya/adult contemporary, urban fantasy, romance, sci-fi, horror, thriller, fantasy, paranormal, cozy mystery, anthology (with stories from different authors), etc... There are just so many choices :)
Well that was just an idea :) I kinda forgot myself ;) I'll be waiting to see what kind of challenge you'll decide to create :)

Jennifer (An Abundance of Books) said...

Maybe one week could be "Read Outside Your Genre/ Comfort Zone". I tend to be a Thanks-but-I'm-happy-where-I-am reader. My TBR shelf is full of books that sound great but aren't what I want to read "right now", i.e. not one of the genres I've been reading for the past 5 years. It could be a week to get you to finally pick up that book that intrigues you but isn't what you would normally read.

Deepali said...

How about 'Re-read a book that you read about 10 years ago'
or
'Read a book written in the first person'
or
'Read the book recommended by the comment before you' - This would be started off with a book recommendation, and if the book is not new to the commenter, might be difficult to enforce!

4IQREAD said...

I would like to recommend since you are reading a book about Paris that you read David Downie's book Paris,Paris in which he talks about walking the hidden delights of Paris.

 
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