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Sashana | 6358 comments Sub genres are often overlooked or ignored; be it because of an established dislike or a genuine ignorance of them. Whatever the case, it’s safe to say that every reader has a favorite genre, but even the most avid reader may sometimes fail to read and recognize the vast sub genres each genre has to offer. We encourage members to explore the hidden gems each genre has to offer. And what better way to do this than with a reading challenge?

Participants will select one genre and will proceed to read each subgenre listed below it. There is no timeline for this challenge. Please note that all of these genres are considered sub genres of Fiction.

Short-stories (x2)
Flash Fiction
Short Story Collection

Mystery (x4)
Cozy Mystery
Detective
Murder Mystery
Noir

Young-adult (x6)
Coming Of Age
Juvenile
Teen
Ya Fantasy
Ya Paranormal
Ya Romance

Fantasy (x10)
Dark Fantasy
Epic Fantasy
Fairy Tales
Fantasy Of Manners
High Fantasy
Low Fantasy
Magic
Paranormal
Sword And Sorcery
Urban Fantasy

Romance (x11)
Contemporary Romance
Erotica
Fantasy Romance
Historical Romance
Inspirational Romance
Lesbian Romance
M M Romance
Paranormal Romance
Romantic Suspense
Science Fiction Romance
Time Travel Romance

Science-fiction (x12)
Alternate History
Apocalyptic
Cyberpunk
Dying Earth
Dystopia
Military Science Fiction
Planetary Romance
Post Apocalyptic
Space Opera
Steampunk
Sword And Planet
Time Travel

Sequential-art (x21)
Bande Dessinée
Cartoon
Comic
Comic Manga
Comic Strips
Comics
Comics Manga
Comix
Graphic Art Comics
Graphic Literature
Graphic Non Fiction
Graphic Novels
Graphic Novels Bande Dessine
Graphic Novels Comic Books
Graphic Novels Comics
Graphic Texts
Graphica
Komik
Manga
Sunday Comics
Webcomic


Sashana | 6358 comments Let me know if I'm missing a genre/sub genre. Also if you need help finding a book check out Goodread's new genre section. http://www.goodreads.com/genres


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Amy J. | 507 comments Great idea. I'm going to start with fantasy.

0/13
Dark Fantasy:
Epic Fantasy :
Fairy Tales: Tender Morsels Currently Reading
Fantasy Of Manners:
High Fantasy:
Low Fantasy:
Magic: Inkspell TBR April
Paranormal: A Discovery of Witches TBR April
Sword And Sorcery:
Urban Fantasy: City of Fallen Angels TBR April
Dragons:
Mythology:
Unicorns:


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count me in!

Romance (x11)
Contemporary Romance
Erotica
Fantasy Romance
Historical Romance
Inspirational Romance
Lesbian Romance
M M Romance
Paranormal Romance
Romantic Suspense
Science Fiction Romance
Time Travel Romance


message 5: by The UHQ Nasanta (last edited May 14, 2011 10:54PM) (new)

The UHQ Nasanta (uhqs) | 851 comments I'll start with fantasy too.

Fantasy (x10)

Dark Fantasy
Sunshine by Robin McKinley

Epic Fantasy
a Sword of Truth novel by Terry Goodkind [unread one]

Fairy Tales
a Robin McKinley fairy tale retelling

Fantasy Of Manners
TBD

High Fantasy
The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman

Low Fantasy
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

Magic
TBD

Paranormal
Archangel's Consort by Nalini Singh OR Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning OR Dark Lover by J.R. Ward

Sword And Sorcery
Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weis

Urban Fantasy
Spirit Dances by c.e. murphy



message 6: by Shay (last edited Mar 20, 2011 06:47AM) (new)

Shay | 959 comments For mysteries, I can think of a few more sub-genres:

Historical mysteries
Police Procedural
English Village (don't know what the exact name would be, but people who read mysteries will know the style I mean)
Suspense
Paranormal Mysteries
Locked Room Mystery
Courtroom/Legal Mysteries
Caper
Humorous Mystery (Janet Evanovich, Joan Hess)
Animal Sidekick Mysteries
Literary Mysteries (Mysteries that are regarded as "real" literature, but contain most of the elements of a mystery. Example: The Name of the Rose, The Shadow of the Wind, The Good German, Snow Falling on Cedars, etc.)
Culinary Mysteries

Can't think of any more off the top of my head.


Jex (Jexball) | 2268 comments AHHHH more challenges that I want to do! I'm so overly addicted. I can't decide whether to start with Sci-Fi or Fantasy so I'm going to choose in the only logical way I can: Sci-Fi (because no one else has chose it yet)

Science-fiction (x12)
Alternate History
Apocalyptic
Cyberpunk
Dying Earth
Dystopia
Military Science Fiction
Planetary Romance
Post Apocalyptic
Space Opera
Steampunk
Sword And Planet
Time Travel


message 8: by Denae (last edited Jun 02, 2011 04:12PM) (new)

Denae (whimsicalmeerkat) Sub-Genre Challenge - Science Fiction


Aliens - Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card
Alternate History - Cryptonomicon
Alternate Universe - The Eyre Affair
Apocalyptic - World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
Cyberpunk - Count Zero by William Gibson
Dying Earth - The Children of Men by P.D. James
Dystopia - This Perfect Day by Ira Levin
Military Science Fiction - A Desert Called Peace - TBR
Planetary Romance - Hidden Empire - TBR
Post Apocalyptic - The Road - TBR
Space Opera - Consider Phlebas - TBR
Steampunk - Boneshaker
Sword And Planet - A Princess of Mars - TBR
Time Travel - Written in Time - TBR
Utopia - The Dispossessed: An Ambiguous Utopia - TBR


message 9: by Kristina (last edited Apr 02, 2011 02:14PM) (new)

Kristina (KristinaLawhead) | 573 comments I'm in!

Young-adult

Coming Of Age - Forever Forever by Judy Blume 4/2
Juvenile - Into the Wild Into the Wild (Warriors, #1) by Erin Hunter
Teen - Vixen Vixen (Flappers, #1) by Jillian Larkin 3/29
Ya Fantasy - The Sea of Monsters The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2) by Rick Riordan 3/30
Ya Romance - Shiver Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1) by Maggie Stiefvater 3/27
Ya Paranormal - Red Riding Hood Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright 3/23


Lacy♪ ♫Movements of a Demigod ♪ ♫ (lb3553) | 459 comments Sub Genre Reading Challenge
Young Adult (x6)

Coming of Age: Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Juvenile: Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
Teen: Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
YA Fantasy: Eragon by Christopher Paolini
YA Paranormal: Firelight by Sophie Jordan
YA Romance: Matched by Ally Condie

Delirium (Delirium, #1) by Lauren Oliver The Chronicles of Narnia (#1-7) by C.S. Lewis Dairy Queen (Dairy Queen, #1) by Catherine Gilbert Murdock Eragon (Inheritance, #1) by Christopher Paolini Firelight (Firelight, #1) by Sophie Jordan Matched (Matched, #1) by Ally Condie


Sans | 2275 comments Since I already read all sub-genre's of romance, I'm going to start with fantasy (because I likely have half of the books I'll need at home already and need motivation to actually read them).

I'll post my reading list in a bit. Great challenge, mods!


message 12: by Sarah (last edited May 25, 2011 05:42AM) (new)

Sarah Dizon (sarahd828) | 232 comments Sub-genre Challenge
Duration: March 26 - December 31
Completed: 3/17

Fantasy
Dark Fantasy: The Iron Thorn by Caitlin Kittredge
Epic Fantasy: Rhapsody: Child of Blood by Elizabeth Haydon
Fairy Tales: The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales by Brothers Grimm
Fantasy of Manners: Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
High Fantasy:Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
Low Fantasy: Kitty and the Midnight Hour by Carrie Vaughn
Magic: The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney
Paranormal: A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole
Sword and Sorcery: Blood of the Fold by Terry Goodkind
Urban Fantasy: Delirium by Lauren Oliver
(wasn't listed)Mythology: American Gods by Neil Gaiman

The Iron Thorn (Iron Codex, #1) by Caitlin Kittredge Rhapsody  Child of Blood (Symphony of Ages, #1) by Elizabeth Haydon Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales by Jacob Grimm Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke Poison Study (Study, #1) by Maria V. Snyder Kitty and the Midnight Hour (Kitty Norville, #1) by Carrie Vaughn The Iron Witch (The Iron Witch, #1) by Karen Mahoney A Hunger Like No Other (Immortals After Dark, #2) by Kresley Cole Blood of the Fold (Sword of Truth, #3) by Terry Goodkind Delirium (Delirium, #1) by Lauren Oliver American Gods by Neil Gaiman


Young Adult
Coming Of Age: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Juvenile: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Teen: So Shelly by Ty Roth
Ya Fantasy: Haven by Kristi Cooke 3.31.11
Ya Paranormal: The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa 5.25.11
Ya Romance: Matched by Ally Condie 4.16.11

Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2) by Suzanne Collins The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1) by Rick Riordan So Shelly by Ty Roth Haven by Kristi Cook The Iron Queen (Iron Fey, #3) by Julie Kagawa Matched (Matched, #1) by Ally Condie


Jex (Jexball) | 2268 comments Ooo I just noticed that Graphic Novels were added. I may have to change which one I'm doing....goodness so many choices.


Sashana | 6358 comments Shay, I just realized that you contributed some more sub-genres to the mystery genre. Thank You! I'll look through your list and add a few under mystery soon.


Shay | 959 comments Sashana wrote: "Shay, I just realized that you contributed some more sub-genres to the mystery genre. Thank You! I'll look through your list and add a few under mystery soon."

Can you tell I read a lot of mysteries? I noticed that most people who read a lot have a favorite "fluff" category and mysteries are mine. Well, more specifically cozy mysteries.


message 16: by Jex (last edited Mar 26, 2011 10:33AM) (new)

Jex (Jexball) | 2268 comments So I've changed my category. I have a lot of fantasy stacking up around me so I'm doing fantasy first.

Fantasy (x10)
Dark Fantasy
Epic Fantasy
Fairy Tales
Fantasy Of Manners
High Fantasy The Iron King
Low Fantasy
Magic
Paranormal
Sword And Sorcery
Urban Fantasy

The Iron King (Iron Fey, #1) by Julie Kagawa

It is just me, or the sub categories overlap a lot?


Denae (whimsicalmeerkat) They do. Also, Sashana, according to Goodreads you missed a few on sci fi. I've added them into my list. :)


Amy J. | 507 comments Jessica wrote: "So I've changed my category. I have a lot of fantasy stacking up around me so I'm doing fantasy first.

Fantasy (x10)
Dark Fantasy
Epic Fantasy
Fairy Tales
Fantasy Of Manners
High Fantasy [bo..."


I feel like there's a lot of overlap too.


Sashana | 6358 comments Thanks, Denae. I'll take look at your list and mine and edit it later.


Denae (whimsicalmeerkat) http://www.goodreads.com/genres/scien... Here, that'll be easier for you, actually


message 21: by Amy J. (last edited Jun 26, 2011 10:35AM) (new)

Amy J. | 507 comments 12/13


Dark Fantasy: Interview With the Vampire Completed 5/4
Epic Fantasy : The Name of the Wind Completed 5/13
Fairy Tales: Tender Morsels Completed 3/31
Fantasy Of Manners: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell Completed 6/4
High Fantasy: Stardust Completed 6/9
Low Fantasy: First Among Sequels Completed 6/26
Magic: Inkspell Completed 4/23
Paranormal: A Discovery of Witches Completed 4/30
Sword And Sorcery: The Lies of Locke Lamora TBR August
Urban Fantasy: City of Fallen Angels Completed 4/11
Dragons: Eragon Completed 6/21
Mythology:American Gods Completed 5/9
Unicorns:The Last Unicorn Completed 6/23


Kristina (KristinaLawhead) | 573 comments Done!

Sub Genre Reading Challenge

Young Adult

Coming Of Age- Forever Forever by Judy Blume 4/2

Juvenile- Into the Wild Into the Wild (Warriors, #1) by Erin Hunter 5/15

Teen- Vixen Vixen (Flappers, #1) by Jillian Larkin 3/29

Ya Fantasy- The Sea of Monsters The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2) by Rick Riordan 3/30

Ya Paranormal- Red Riding Hood Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright3/23

Ya Romance- Shiver Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1) by Maggie Stiefvater 3/27


A_Vishous_Fan | 46 comments I'm in, I'm going to do Mystery, for now this is my
list, Later I'll come back and finish it.

Mystery (x4)
Cozy Mystery
Detective
Murder Mystery One Deadly Sister
Noir

One Deadly Sister by Rod Hoisington


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Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 532 comments I'm in!
Nothing but Reading Challenges
Sub-Genre Challenge
Duration:
5/19/2011 - Unending

Dark Fantasy = Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins - 8/15/2011 - *****
Epic Fantasy = The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss - *** - 11/5/2013
Fairy Tales = Beastly by Alex Flinn - 9/14/2011 - ***
Fantasy Of Manners = Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger - ***** - 11/16/2013
High Fantasy = The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan - *** - 9/16/2014 - 800 Pages
Low Fantasy = Storm Front by Jim Butcher - 3/11/2013 - *****
Magic = Unholy Magic by Stacia Kane - 10/13/2011 - *****
Paranormal = Goddess of Light by P.C. Cast - 5/31/2011 - *****

Sword And Sorcery = A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

Urban Fantasy = Married with Zombies by Jesse Petersen - 5/19/2011 - *****

Goddess of Light (Goddess Summoning, #3) by P.C. Cast Married With Zombies (Living with the Dead, #1) by Jesse Petersen Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3) by Suzanne Collins Beastly by Alex Flinn Unholy Magic (Downside Ghosts, #2) by Stacia Kane Storm Front (The Dresden Files #1) by Jim Butcher The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2) by Patrick Rothfuss Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School, #1) by Gail Carriger The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time, #1) by Robert Jordan


Lacy♪ ♫Movements of a Demigod ♪ ♫ (lb3553) | 459 comments Sub Genre Reading Challenge
Young Adult
(x6)

Coming of Age: Delirium by Lauren Oliver 4/15/2011 *****
Juvenile: Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis 6/22/2011 ****
Teen: Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock 5/23/2011 ***
YA Fantasy: Eragon by Christopher Paolini 4/20/2011 **
YA Paranormal: Firelight by Sophie Jordan 4/1/2011 *****
YA Romance: Matched by Ally Condie 6/2/2011 *****

Delirium (Delirium, #1) by Lauren Oliver The Chronicles of Narnia (#1-7) by C.S. Lewis Dairy Queen (Dairy Queen, #1) by Catherine Gilbert Murdock Eragon (Inheritance, #1) by Christopher Paolini Firelight (Firelight, #1) by Sophie Jordan Matched (Matched, #1) by Ally Condie


message 26: by Lani (last edited Jul 28, 2011 07:59PM) (new)

Lani (hiddenpasts) | 107 comments Sub-Genre Challenge

Young-adult (7/7) (7/28)
Coming Of Age- Saving Zoe by Alyson Noel (7/8)
Juvenile- A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle (7/25)
Teen- Hate List by Jennifer Brown (7/11)
YA Fantasy- Fingerprints #1: Gifted Touch by Melinda Metz (7/20)
YA Paranormal- Hereafter by Tara Hudson (7/26)
YA Romance- Where She Went by Gayle Forman (7/24)
YA Science Fiction- Delirium by Lauren Oliver (7/28)

Saving Zoe by Alyson Noel A Wrinkle in Time (Time, #1) by Madeleine L'Engle Hate List by Jennifer Brown Fingerprints #1  Gifted Touch by Melinda Metz Hereafter (Hereafter, #1) by Tara Hudson Where She Went (If I Stay, #2) by Gayle Forman Delirium (Delirium, #1) by Lauren Oliver

Romance (0/11)
Contemporary Romance: Lola Carlyle Reveals All by Rachel Gibson
Erotica: Dirty by Megan Hart
Fantasy Romance: The Ice Queen by Alice Hoffman
Historical Romance: Silk Is For Seduction by Loretta Chase
Inspirational Romance: Gingham Bride by Jillian Hart
Lesbian Romance: Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
M M Romance: Maurice by E.M. Forster
Paranormal Romance: Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning
Romantic Suspense: Girl Missing by Tess Gerritsen
Science Fiction Romance: Grimspace by Ann Aguirre
Time Travel Romance: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Lola Carlyle Reveals All by Rachel Gibson Dirty by Megan Hart The Ice Queen by Alice Hoffman Silk Is For Seduction by Loretta Chase Gingham Bride  by Jillian Hart Fingersmith by Sarah Waters Maurice by E.M. Forster Darkfever (Fever, #1) by Karen Marie Moning Girl Missing by Tess Gerritsen Grimspace (Sirantha Jax, #1) by Ann Aguirre Outlander (Outlander, #1) by Diana Gabaldon

Mystery (0/7)
Cozy Mystery- One for the Money by Janet Evanovich
Detective- Snømannen by Jo Nesbø
Murder Mystery- The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen
Noir- The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy
Historical Mystery- And Only to Deceive by Tasha Alexander
Paranormal Mystery- The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
Culinary Mystery- Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke

One for the Money (Stephanie Plum, #1) by Janet Evanovich Snømannen (Harry Hole, #7) by Jo Nesbø The Surgeon (Jane Rizzoli & Maura Isles, #1) by Tess Gerritsen The Black Dahlia (L.A. Quartet #1) by James Ellroy And Only to Deceive (Lady Emily, #1) by Tasha Alexander The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder (Hannah Swensen, #1) by Joanne Fluke

Fantasy (0/12)
Dark Fantasy- Daughter of the Blood by Anne Bishop
Dragons- Eon: Dragoneye Reborn by Alison Goodman
Epic Fantasy- A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin
Fairy Tales- Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast by Robin McKinley
Fantasy Of Manners- Soulless by Gail Carriger
High Fantasy- The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
Low Fantasy- Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
Magic- Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
Mythology- American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Paranormal- Bitten by Kelley Armstrong
Sword And Sorcery- The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
Urban Fantasy- Moon Called by Patricia Briggs

Daughter of the Blood (The Black Jewels, #1) by Anne Bishop Eon  Dragoneye Reborn (Eon, #1) by Alison Goodman A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2) by George R.R. Martin Beauty  A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast by Robin McKinley Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate, #1) by Gail Carriger The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicle #1) by Patrick Rothfuss Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1) by Charlaine Harris Poison Study (Study, #1) by Maria V. Snyder American Gods by Neil Gaiman Bitten (Women of the Otherworld, #1) by Kelley Armstrong The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastards, #1) by Scott Lynch Moon Called (Mercedes Thompson, #1) by Patricia Briggs

Short-stories (0/2)
Flash Fiction- AM/PM by Amelia Gray
Short Story Collection- The Rose and The Beast: Fairy Tales Retold by Francesca Lia Block

AM/PM by Amelia Gray The Rose and The Beast  Fairy Tales Retold by Francesca Lia Block

Science-fiction (0/14)
Aliens- I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
Alternate History- The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
Alternate Universe- The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
Apocalyptic- Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank
Cyberpunk- Anathem by Neal Stephenson
Dying Earth- The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Dystopia- Animal Farm by George Orwell
Military Science Fiction- The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
Planetary Romance- Dune by Frank Herbert
Post Apocalyptic- Feed by Mira Grant
Space Opera- Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
Steampunk- The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross
Sword And Planet- A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Time Travel- To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis

I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies #1) by Pittacus Lore The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next, #1) by Jasper Fforde Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank Anathem by Neal Stephenson The Road by Cormac McCarthy Animal Farm by George Orwell The Forever War (The Forever War, #1) by Joe Haldeman Dune (Dune Chronicles, #1) by Frank Herbert Feed (Newsflesh, #1) by Mira Grant Red Mars (Mars Trilogy, #1) by Kim Stanley Robinson The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross A Princess of Mars (Barsoom, #1) by Edgar Rice Burroughs To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis


Sashana | 6358 comments Good luck, Lani.


Lani (hiddenpasts) | 107 comments Are we supposed to read every sub-genre in a genre before moving on to the next genre? Because I'm getting a little bored of young adult books and would rather jump around to other sub-genres of other genres.


message 29: by Lily (last edited Aug 13, 2011 02:56PM) (new)

Lily (Lilithesque) Participants will select one genre and will proceed to read each subgenre listed below it. There is no timeline for this challenge.


Fantasy (x10)
4/10


Dark Fantasy
Epic Fantasy
Fairy Tales Dead Reckoning 7/2 ***
Fantasy Of Manners (I read the wikapedia definition adn still dont get it.)
High Fantasy: Spectyr ***
Low Fantasy Dreams Underfoot
Magic Hunt the Moon
Paranormal Shadow Walker
Sword And Sorcery
Urban Fantasy Defiance ***

Shadow Walker (Stormwalker, #3) by Allyson James Dreams Underfoot (Newford, #1) by Charles de Lint Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse, #11) by Charlaine Harris Defiance (Strange Angels, #4) by Lili St. Crow Spectyr (Book of the Order, #2) by Philippa Ballantine


Lani (hiddenpasts) | 107 comments Update!

Finished with young adult and now I'm moving on to Romance.

Young-adult (7/7) (7/28)
Coming Of Age- Saving Zoe by Alyson Noel (7/8)
Juvenile- A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle (7/25)
Teen- Hate List by Jennifer Brown (7/11)
YA Fantasy- Fingerprints #1: Gifted Touch by Melinda Metz (7/20)
YA Paranormal- Hereafter by Tara Hudson (7/26)
YA Romance- Where She Went by Gayle Forman (7/24)
YA Science Fiction- Delirium by Lauren Oliver (7/28)

Saving Zoe by Alyson Noel A Wrinkle in Time (Time, #1) by Madeleine L'Engle Hate List by Jennifer Brown Fingerprints #1  Gifted Touch by Melinda Metz Hereafter (Hereafter, #1) by Tara Hudson Where She Went (If I Stay, #2) by Gayle Forman Delirium (Delirium, #1) by Lauren Oliver

Romance (0/11)
Contemporary Romance: Lola Carlyle Reveals All by Rachel Gibson
Erotica: Dirty by Megan Hart
Fantasy Romance: The Ice Queen by Alice Hoffman
Historical Romance: Silk Is For Seduction by Loretta Chase
Inspirational Romance: Gingham Bride by Jillian Hart
Lesbian Romance: Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
M M Romance: Maurice by E.M. Forster
Paranormal Romance: Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning
Romantic Suspense: Girl Missing by Tess Gerritsen
Science Fiction Romance: Grimspace by Ann Aguirre
Time Travel Romance: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Lola Carlyle Reveals All by Rachel Gibson Dirty by Megan Hart The Ice Queen by Alice Hoffman Silk Is For Seduction by Loretta Chase Gingham Bride  by Jillian Hart Fingersmith by Sarah Waters Maurice by E.M. Forster Darkfever (Fever, #1) by Karen Marie Moning Girl Missing by Tess Gerritsen Grimspace (Sirantha Jax, #1) by Ann Aguirre Outlander (Outlander, #1) by Diana Gabaldon


Amy J. | 507 comments 13/13



FINALLY DONE!!!!


Dark Fantasy: Interview With the Vampire Completed 5/4
Epic Fantasy : The Name of the Wind Completed 5/13
Fairy Tales: Tender Morsels Completed 3/31
Fantasy Of Manners: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell Completed 6/4
High Fantasy: Stardust Completed 6/9
Low Fantasy: First Among Sequels Completed 6/26
Magic: Inkspell Completed 4/23
Paranormal: A Discovery of Witches Completed 4/30
Sword And Sorcery: The Lies of Locke Lamora Completed 8/10
Urban Fantasy: City of Fallen Angels Completed 4/11
Dragons: Eragon Completed 6/21
Mythology:American Gods Completed 5/9
Unicorns:The Last Unicorn Completed 6/23



Aneeqah | 364 comments Great job Amy!


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Vi | 1425 comments Great challenge Sashana! I don't know how I missed this. I'm in. I'm starting with Fantasy since I have a looot of them piled up to be read. I will finalize the list later.

Fantasy:

1. Dark Fantasy: Daughter of the Blood by Anne Bishop
2. Epic Fantasy: A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin
3. Fairy Tales: Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
4. Fantasy Of Manners:
5. High Fantasy: Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
6. Low Fantasy: Fool Moon by Jim Butcher
7. Magic Grave Dance by Kalayna Price
8. Paranormal:
9. Sword And Sorcery:
10. Urban Fantasy:
11. Dragons:
12. Heroic Fantasy:
13. Mythology:
14. Supernatural:
15. Unicorns


message 34: by Laura (last edited Mar 01, 2012 11:38AM) (new)

Laura | 91 comments I'm going with two for now and I swapped some of the sub-genres for others. I think eventually I might try to do all of them since I probably read about 90% science fiction and fantasy anyway. This will sort of force me out of my usual comfort zone.


Start date: 8/1/11
7/22

Science-fiction 4/12
Alternate HistoryHis Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik
ApocalypticThe Stand by Stephen King
CyberpunkReady Player One by Ernest Cline
Post ApocalypticRebirth by Sophie Littlefield
DystopiaLittle Brother by Cory Doctorow
Military Science FictionEnder's Game by Orson Scott Card
Planetary RomanceDune by Frank Herbert
Alternate UniverseDaughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
Space OperaConsider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks
SteampunkLeviathan by Scott Westerfeld
RobotsI, Robot by Isaac Asimov
Time TravelDoomsday Book by Connie Willis

Fantasy 1/10
Dark FantasyWeaveworld by Clive Barker
Epic Fantasy - Magician: Apprentice by Raymond E. Feist
Fairy TalesHappily Ever After by various authors
Fantasy of MannersSorcery and Cecelia or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot by Patricia C. Wrede
High FantasyThe Neverending Story by Michael Ende
Low FantasyThe Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
MagicWarbreaker by Brandon Sanderson
ParanormalThe Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa
Sword and SorcerySwords and Deviltry by Fritz Leiber
MythologyThe Broken Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin


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Lisa Kay (LisaKayAliceMaria) | 15300 comments NBRC ~ Sub-Genre: Mystery ~
Start date: 7/1/11
(23/38) - Updated 2/25/12
My list is inspired by the blogspot Murder by 4. I’ve added a couple of my own.

Amateur Sleuth: The amateur sleuth tries to solve the murder of someone close. Either the police have tried and failed or misread the murder as an accident/suicide. Both the loss and need for a solution is personal.
1. ✔ Gingerbread Cookie Murder, by Joanne Fluke ★★★½✩ CDs to iPod/Touch 11/16
2. ✔ Ghost at Work, by Carolyn Hart ★★★★½ HB/library 10/11
Gingerbread Cookie Murder (Hannah Swensen) by Joanne Fluke Ghost at Work (Bailey Ruth, #1) by Carolyn Hart

Caper: A caper is a comic crime story. Instead of suave and calculating, the caper chronicles the efforts of the lovable bungler or protagonist who either thinks big or ridiculously small. Finally we get to laugh.
3. ✔ Lean Mean Thirteen, by Janet Evanovich ★★★★☆ OD audio 9/2
4. ✔ Fearless Fourteen, by Janet Evanovich ★★★★½ OV audio 9/16
Lean Mean Thirteen (Stephanie Plum, #13) by Janet Evanovich Fearless Fourteen (Stephanie Plum, #14) by Janet Evanovich

Cozy Mystery: A bloodless crime and a victim who won't be missed. The solution can be determined using emotional (Miss Marple) or logical (Poirot) reasoning.
5. ✔ Murder is Binding, by Lorna Barrett ★★★½✩ PB 10/13
6. ✔ The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, by Alan Bradley ★★★★★ OD audio 1/14
Murder is Binding (A Booktown Mystery, #1) by Lorna Barrett The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1) by Alan Bradley

Crime Thriller: Suspense in the crime story comes from wondering whether the plan will work. We sometimes find ourselves rooting for the bad guys because they are smart, organized, and daring. The ride will be a bumpy one.
7. ✔ Deadly Fear, by Cynthia Eden ★★★★✩ audible.com 2/14;
8. Breaking Cover, by J.D. Rhoades (HC)
Deadly Fear (Deadly, #1) by Cynthia Eden Breaking Cover (Jack Keller Series) by J.D. Rhoades

Culinary Mystery: Chef, baker, wine connoisseur; if it’s ingestible and includes recipes, it’s a culinary mystery.
9. ✔ Murder Uncorked, by Michele Scott ★★★★☆ PB 8/11
10. Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder, by Joanne Fluke (library ebook)
Murder Uncorked (A Wine Lover's Mystery, #1) by Michele Scott Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder (Hannah Swensen, #1) by Joanne Fluke

Double Act: It takes two to solve this mystery. They may be working together at the beginning, or not. Nevertheless, they help each other out by the end.
11. ✔ Borrower of the Night, by Elizabeth Peters ★★★½✩ MyiLibrary audio 8/9
12. ✔ Lust, Loathing and a Little Lip Gloss, by Kyra Davis ★★★★✩ audible.com & PB 5/31
Borrower of the Night (Vicky Bliss Series #1) by Elizabeth Peters Lust, Loathing and a Little Lip Gloss (A Sophie Katz Murder Mystery #4) by Kyra Davis

Forensic Specialist: A medical examiner, forensic pathologist, forensic psychologist, forensic anthropologist, forensic entomologist…you get the idea.
13. Scarpetta, by Patricia Cornwell (OD audio)
14.
Scarpetta (Kay Scarpetta, #16) by Patricia Cornwell

Future Cop/Sci Fy: Self-explanatory.
15. ✔ Rapture in Death, by J.D. Robb ★★★★★ OD audio 9/1
16. ✔ Vengeance in Death, by J.D. Robb ★★★★★ OD audio 11/13
Rapture in Death (In Death, #4) by J.D. Robb Vengeance in Death by J.D. Robb

Historical Mystery: Move your mystery into the past, near or far, and you've entered the realm of the historical mystery.
17. ✔ Crocodile on the Sandbank, by Elizabeth Peters ★★★★★ PB 7/6
18. ✔ A Poisoned Season, by Tasha Alexander ★★★★½ Kindle 6/19 “buddy read”
Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody #1) by Elizabeth Peters A Poisoned Season (Lady Emily, #2) by Tasha Alexander

“I Never Knew You At All”/Masquerade: Protagonist finds out the person they are close to is not who they say they are.
19. ✔ Die for You, by Lisa Unger ★★★★✩OD audio 8/3
20.
Die for You by Lisa Unger

Legal/Medical: Lawyers and doctors make effective protagonists since they seem to exist on a plane far above the rest of us. Although popular, these tales are usually penned by actual lawyers and doctors due to the demands of the information presented.
21. Code Blue, by Richard L. Mabry (not available at library; need to order)
22.
Code Blue (Prescription for Trouble, #1) by Richard L. Mabry

Missing Person Mystery: Someone’s gone missing!
23. ✔ The Babes in the Wood: An Inspector Wexford Mystery, by Ruth Rendell ★★★☆☆ OD audio 7/2
24.
The Babes In The Wood (Chief Inspector Wexford, #19) by Ruth Rendell

Noir: While much PI is Noir, Noir also covers stories from the other side of the fence. Noir is a mood: gritty, bleak, and unforgiving. The usual brutality is about as far from Cozy as you can get.
25. The Maltese Falcon, by Dashiell Hammett (OD audio)
26. The Big Sleep, by Raymond Chandler (OD audio)
The Maltese Falcon  With Headphones  by Dashiell Hammett The Big Sleep (Philip Marlowe, #1) by Raymond Chandler

Romantic Suspense: Add a hefty dose of romance to a suspense and produce a romantic suspense. Not only does justice prevail, but love conquers all.
27. ✔ The Search, by Nora Roberts ★★★★½ OD audio 7/7
28. ✔ Chasing Fire, by Nora Roberts★★★★ ½ OD audio 7/25
The Search  With Earbuds  by Nora Roberts Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts

Paranormal Mystery: Self-explanatory.
29. ✔ Cry Wolf, by Patricia Briggs ★★★★½ Nook for PC 8/16 “buddy read”
30.
Cry Wolf (Alpha & Omega, #1) by Patricia Briggs

Police Procedural: The police procedural emphasizes factual police operations. Law enforcement is a team effort where department politics often plays a large role. If you plan to write one of these, you need to spend time with police officers and research the tiny details which will make your story ring true.
31. ✔ Still Life, by Louise Penny ★★★☆☆ OD audio 8/12
32.
Still Life (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #1) by Louise Penny

Private Eye: The PI is as much an American icon as the Western gunslinger. From the hardboiled PIs of the 30s and 40s to the politically correct investigators of today, this sub-genre is known for protagonists with a strong code of honor.
33. ✔ U Is for Undertow, by Sue Grafton★★★★☆ CD audio/own 8/5
34.
U Is for Undertow (Kinsey Millhone Series #21) by Sue Grafton

Professional Sleuth: The professional sleuth is an amateur sleuth in a professional setting, preferably a setting which is unique and intriguing. Not only is inside information used, but solving the crime returns order to a cloistered environment.
35. ✔ Die For Me, by Karen Rose ★★★★★ PB MiL audio 7/18
36. ✔ The Water Lily Cross, by Anthony Eglin ★★★★✩ HC/Library 12/17
Die For Me (book #7) by Karen Rose The Water Lily Cross by Anthony Eglin

Scotland Yard: The epitome of the investigator needed to solve a mystery, Britian’s Chief Inspectors working for Scotland Yard are in a class by themselves.
37. The Old Wine Shades: A Richard Jury Mystery, by Martha Grimes (MyiLibrary audio)
38.
The Old Wine Shades  A Richard Jury Mystery by Martha Grimes


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Lily (Lilithesque) Participants will select one genre and will proceed to read each subgenre listed below it. There is no timeline for this challenge.


Fantasy (x10)
6/10

Dark Fantasy:
Fairy Tales: Dead Reckoning 7/2 ***
Fantasy Of Manners: Hunt the Moon ****
High Fantasy: Spectyr ***
Low Fantasy: Ghost Story Now Reading
Magic:
Paranormal: Shadow Walker
Sword And Sorcery: The Inheritance & Other Stories
Urban Fantasy: Defiance ***

Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse, #11) by Charlaine Harris Spectyr (Book of the Order, #2) by Philippa Ballantine Hunt the Moon (Cassandra Palmer, #5) by Karen Chance Shadow Walker (Stormwalker, #3) by Allyson James Defiance (Strange Angels, #4) by Lili St. Crow The Inheritance & Other Stories by Robin Hobb Ghost Story (The Dresden Files,  #13) by Jim Butcher

Science Fiction:
(1/12)

Alternate History
Apocalyptic
Cyberpunk
Dying Earth
Dystopia
Military Science Fiction
Planetary Romance
Post Apocalyptic: Aftertime ****
Epic Fantasy:
Space Opera
Steampunk
Sword And Planet
Time Travel

Aftertime (Aftertime, #1) by Sophie Littlefield


Laura | 91 comments Lily wrote: "Fantasy Of Manners (I read the wikapedia definition adn still dont get it.)"

Jo Walton described Fantasy of Manners in a Tor post as: " a certain wry tone, which can be described as influenced by Austen, Dunnett or Heyer; wit, certainly in dialogue and often in the narration; a fairly central romantic plot, and complications of emotion; a formal and layered society; a non-technological but post-medieval society; society; cities; layers of sophistication; a world recognisably not our world."

She also included some examples. Some are below, there are more at the link (including if you go into the comments section).

Ellen Kushner: Swordspoint

Sherwood Smith: Crown Duel

Caroline Stevermer and Patricia Wrede: Sorcery and Cecelia or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot

Jo Walton: Tooth and Claw

I've read and enjoyed Patricia Wrede's Mairelon the Magician and Magician's Ward. They're both good.


Sans | 2275 comments I think Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal would work for Fantasy of Manners too. It's basically a Jane Austen-esque book with magic. Lovely book, I enjoyed it.


Lily (Lilithesque) So Karen Chances Hunt the moon, which has a lot about the protag sshleeping through the society of Vamps and also turning the vamp society a whirl in her appointed role. That would fit yes?


Sans | 2275 comments I'd say sure. If there's a large focus on the nuances of the society and interactions between characters, I think it'd fit the bill. If it's mostly about someone jumping from one bed to the next, I'd consider another book. ^_^


Lily (Lilithesque) ahhh, yea. I didn't mean sleeping. I meant dealing clumsily with the exacting societies of vamps and magic users (I guess I made a word up). So, I may use that one. Thanks for the input.


Sans | 2275 comments I figured you meant schlepping. ^o^


message 43: by Lily (last edited Aug 30, 2011 05:34PM) (new)

Lily (Lilithesque) Yup. That is what I meant.


message 44: by Alison (last edited Sep 29, 2011 02:03PM) (new)

Alison (GlimmeringGirly) 'NOTHING BUT READING CHALLENGES' SUB GENRE READING CHALLENGE
Duration: No Time-Limit

ROMANCE 1/11
Contemporary Romance
Erotica
Fantasy Romance
Historical Romance
Inspirational Romance
Lesbian Romance
M M Romance
Paranormal Romance - Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead 29/09/11
Romantic Suspense
Science Fiction Romance
Time Travel Romance

FANTASY 0/10
Dark Fantasy
Epic Fantasy
Fairy Tales
Fantasy Of Manners
High Fantasy
Low Fantasy
Magic
Paranormal
Sword And Sorcery
Urban Fantasy


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Lisa Kay (LisaKayAliceMaria) | 15300 comments Updated Post #35 = 19/38


message 46: by Amy J. (last edited Oct 14, 2012 01:54PM) (new)

Amy J. | 507 comments I'm going to do Romance this time

7/11


Contemporary Romance
Erotica: The Vampire Queen's Servant by Joey W. HillFinished 3/21/2012
Fantasy Romance: Hallowed by Cynthia Hand Finished 5/8/2012
Historical Romance: Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake by Sarah MacLean Finished 4/8/2012
Inspirational Romance
Lesbian Romance
M/ M Romance: Zero at the Bone by Jane Seville Finished 3/23/2012
Paranormal Romance: A Quick Bite by Lynsay Sands Finished 3/3/2012
Romantic Suspense: Secrets of Bella Terra by Christina Dodd Finished 5/21/2012
Science Fiction Romance: Timeless by Gail Carriger Finished 10/14/2012
Time Travel Romance


Sashana | 6358 comments Welcome to the challenge, Amy! I love it when members decide to do some of our 'older' challenges.


Amy J. | 507 comments Sashana wrote: "Welcome to the challenge, Amy! I love it when members decide to do some of our 'older' challenges."

I did Fantasy last year. And I was thinking Sci FI was next but I decided to get out of my comfort zone and read romance.


I like this challenge because I have to read things I normally wouldn't read. I read a lot of paranormal romance, but never M/M lesbian romance.


Lisa Kay (LisaKayAliceMaria) | 15300 comments Welcome to the challenge, Amy! ☺


Lisa Kay (LisaKayAliceMaria) | 15300 comments Updated Post #35 = (21/38)


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