Sunday, December 30, 2012

2013 Literary Exploration Reading Challenge

As the year starts to come to a close, we readers start to think about what we would like to read next year and for some of us, we look for the reading challenge that excites us the most. As most people know, Literary Exploration tries to explore all different genres in the hope to become a well-rounded reader and even discover something new. So in 2013 we would like to challenge you to explore further.
Instead of increasing the book club to two books a month we decided we wanted people to read what they wanted to read; but we also want people to explore. So we are challenging everyone to dedicate either 12, 24 or 36 books that you would normally read to different genres. We have compiled a list which hopefully will give you a chance to explore literature a little deeper.
It’s real simple; below you will see an easy (12 books), hard (24 books) or insane (36 books) challenge. Each genre links to the Goodreads genre page if you need some suggestions on what to read. We want you to have some fun and explore; hopefully you might find a new genre that peaks your interest. To sign up either join the Literary Exploration book club on Goodreads and talk about your progress with others involved or for the bloggers out there, if you want to add it as part of your blogging experience simply let us know with a link (to your Literary Exploration Challenge page) in the comments below so our readers can see how you are going.
This is the first year doing this and if all goes well we might expand and make it a yearly challenge. If we do decide to do this on a yearly basis and you feel that there are some genres are either too heavily focused on or not mentioned at all, please let me know. The idea of this challenge is to have a well-balanced list of genres and not focusing on one genre more than any others.
Good luck all who decide to join in. I personally am going to go for the 36 book, insane challenge and I’m really looking forward to it. While there are some genres I’m not looking forward to reading, it’s all part of being a literary explorer. What could be wrong with that?
Easy Challenge
  1. Classics
  2. Fantasy
  3. Graphic Novels
  4. Historical Fiction
  5. Horror
  6. Literary Fiction
  7. Mystery
  8. Non Fiction
  9. Romance
  10. Science Fiction
  11. Thriller
  12. Young Adult
Hard Challenge
  1. Adventure
  2. Auto-Biography/Biography
  3. Chick-Lit
  4. Classics
  5. Drama
  6. Fantasy
  7. Graphic Novels
  8. Historical Fiction
  9. Horror
  10. Humour
  11. Literary Fiction
  12. Magical Realism
  13. Mystery
  14. Non Fiction
  15. Paranormal
  16. Philosophical
  17. Poetry
  18. Pulp – (Hard-Boiled or Noir)
  19. Romance
  20. Science Fiction
  21. Steampunk
  22. Thriller
  23. Victorian
  24. Young Adult
Insane Challenge
  1. Adventure
  2. Auto-Biography/Biography
  3. Chick-Lit  Stephanie Evanovich - Big Girl Panties
  4. Childrens Book Kimberly Kinrade - The Three Lost Kids And Cupid's Curse
  5. Classics
  6. Cyberpunk
  7. Drama Kristina Riggle - The Whole Golden World
  8. Dystopian
  9. Educational Zealot: The Life & Times Of Jesus Of Nazareth
  10. Erotica  L. Marie Adeline - S.E.C.R.E.T.
  11. Espionage
  12. Fantasy Rhonda Riley - The Enchanted Life Of Adam Hope
  13. Graphic Novels Brian Shearer, Kelly Yates, Matthew Sturgess - A Fairytale Life
  14. Gothic
  15. Hard-Boiled
  16. Historical Fiction Cynthia Sally Haggard - The Twarted Queen
  17. Horror
  18. Humour Susan M. Boyer - Lowcountry Bombshell
  19. Literary Fiction Mitch Albom - The Time Keeper
  20. Magical Realism
  21. Mystery Sam Thomas - The Midwife's Tale
  22. Noir
  23. Non Fiction Betsy Prioleau - Swoon: The Great Seducers and Why Women Love Them
  24. Paranormal Marilyn Levinson - Getting Back To Normal
  25. Philosophical Lori Carson - The Original 1982
  26. Poetry Francesco Marciuliano - I Could Be On This And Other Poems By Cats
  27. Post-Apocalyptic Linda Bickle - The Outside
  28. Romance Mary Balogh - The Arrangement
  29. Science Fiction Jenny Colgan - Dark Horizons
  30. Steampunk Liesel Schwartz - The Conspiracy of Alchemists
  31. Supernatural
  32. Thriller Louise Millar - Accidents Happen
  33. True Crime
  34. Urban Fantasy
  35. Victorian Keegan Lace - Madame's Double Life
  36. Young Adult Sarah Norkus - The Secret Diary of Sarah Chamberlain
I'm going for the 36!


Michael @ Literary Exploration said...

good luck, can't wait to start

Yvonne said...

Many fun challenges! Enjoy!

Happy New Year!

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