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message 1: by Bree (new)

Bree (coffeebeanbookshelf) **This challenge was borrowed from ShelleyRae at Book'd Out! This one is from 2012, if you'd like to join in the 2013 version, please sign up on her blog here: Eclectic Reader Challenge 2013**

The challenge is simple! To broaden our reading horizons, we are challenging you to read at least 1 book from each of the following genres over the course of 1 year. That's 12 books, 12 genres, in 12 months!

Genres

Literary Fiction
Crime/Mystery Fiction
Romantic Fiction
Historical Fiction
Young Adult
Fantasy
Science Fiction
Non Fiction
Horror
Thriller /Suspense
Classic
Your favourite genre

The Rules

* You can choose your books as you go or create a list in advance. You may combine this challenge with others if you wish.

* Where a book is identified by more than one genre eg historical romance, it may only count for either the historical fiction or romantic fiction genres – not both.

* You can read your chosen titles in any order, at any pace, just complete within one year of your start date!


message 2: by Bree (last edited Jan 03, 2013 03:19PM) (new)


message 3: by Barbara ★ (last edited Feb 21, 2013 04:41AM) (new)

Barbara ★ I'll give this a shot as I've already committed to most of these genres in other challenges.

READ: 12/12

Literary Fiction: Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore - Robin Sloan 2/9
Crime/Mystery Fiction: The Big Over Easy - Jasper Fforde 1/8
Romantic Fiction: A Night Like This - Julia Quinn 1/13
Historical Fiction: In Bed With A Stranger - Mary Wine (England/Scotland 1602) 1/17
Young Adult: The Calling - Kelley Armstrong 1/11
Fantasy: Ship of Destiny - Robin Hobb 1/4
Science Fiction: Speaker for the Dead - Orson Scott Card 2/13
Non Fiction: Into Thin Air:Mt. Everest Disaster - Jon Krakauer 1/13
Horror: Odd Apocalypse - Dean Koontz 1/17
Thriller /Suspense: Deep Black: Death Wave - Stephen Coonts 1/11
Classic: Grendel - John Gardner 2/16
Favourite genre:Paranormal: Blood Challenge - Eileen Wilks 1/6

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan The Big Over Easy (Nursery Crime, #1) by Jasper Fforde A Night Like This (Smythe-Smith Quartet #2) by Julia Quinn In Bed With A Stranger (McJames, #1) by Mary Wine The Calling (Darkness Rising, #2) by Kelley Armstrong Ship of Destiny (Liveship Traders, #3) by Robin Hobb Speaker for the Dead (Ender's Saga, #2) by Orson Scott Card Into Thin Air A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer Odd Apocalypse (Odd Thomas, #5) by Dean Koontz Deep Black Death Wave (Deep Black, #9) by Stephen Coonts Grendel by John Gardner Blood Challenge (World of the Lupi, #7) by Eileen Wilks

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


message 4: by Bree (new)

Bree (coffeebeanbookshelf) I'm also going to play along with this one...I'm doing the 2013 one on my blog, I think probably a couple of these coincide! :)

SCC Eclectic Reader Challenge 2012
Jan 1 - Dec 31
0/12


Literary Fiction
Crime/Mystery Fiction
Romantic Fiction
Historical Fiction
Young Adult
Fantasy
Science Fiction
Non Fiction
Horror
Thriller /Suspense
Classic
Your favourite genre


message 5: by [deleted user] (last edited Feb 23, 2013 12:16PM) (new)

I'll give this one a try. Sounds like fun.

SCC Eclectic Reader Challenge 2013
01/01/13--12/31/13

Literary Fiction Hostage Elie Wiesel 01/05/13
Crime/Mystery Fiction Kingdom of Strangers Zoe Ferraris 02/12/13
Romantic Fiction Lover Unleashed J. R. Ward 02/23/13
Historical Fiction Fall of Giants Ken Follett 01/11/13
Young Adult Z for Zachariah Robert C. O'Brien 01/21/13
Fantasy Some Kind of Fairy Tale Graham Joyce 02/12/13
Science Fiction Year Zero Rob Reid 02/18/13
Non Fiction The Holy or the Broken Alan Light 01/27/13
Horror The Ritual Adam Nevill 02/19/13
Thriller /Suspense Celebrity in Death J.D. Robb 02/02/13
Classic Lord of thr Flies William Golding 01/07/13
Your favourite genre Literary Fiction Ship of Fools Katherine Anne Porter 01/28/13

Hostage by Elie Wiesel Lord of the Flies by William Golding Fall of Giants (The Century Trilogy #1) by Ken Follett The Holy or the Broken Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, and the Unlikely Ascent of "Hallelujah" by Alan Light Ship of Fools by Katherine Anne Porter Z for Zachariah by Robert C. O'Brien Celebrity in Death (In Death, #34) by J.D. Robb Kingdom of Strangers A Novel by Zoë Ferraris Some Kind Of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce Year Zero by Rob Reid The Ritual by Adam Nevill Lover Unleashed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #9) by J.R. Ward


message 6: by Bree (new)

Bree (coffeebeanbookshelf) Welcome to the challenge Barbara & Terri! :)


message 7: by Chaitra (last edited Mar 07, 2013 09:23PM) (new)

Chaitra (chaitra_ganesh) | 180 comments I'll do this too. My favorite (sub)genre is fantasy>dystopia, but since it's already covered, I'll go with Humor.

ECLECTIC READER CHALLENGE

Duration: Jan 01, 2013 - Dec 31, 2013
Completed: 12/12

Literary Fiction - Silent House | Orhan Pamuk ★ (01/04)

Crime/Mystery - A Murder at Rosamund's Gate | Susanna Calkins ★★ (01/17)

Romance - Landing | Emma Donoghue ★ (01/11)

Historical Fiction - The Last Runaway | Tracy Chevalier ★★★ (01/07)

Young Adult - Pure | Julianna Baggott ★★★ (01/27)

Fantasy - number9dream | David Mitchell ★★★★ (01/11)

Science Fiction - Super Sad True Love Story | Gary Shteyngart ★★★★ (02/09)

Non Fiction - Joseph Anton | Salman Rushdie ★★★★ (01/04)

Horror - Christine | Stephen King ★★★ (01/21)

Thriller/Suspense - Dragonwyck | Anya Seton ★★★ (02/01)

Classics - Little Women | Louisa May Alcott ★★ (01/13)

Humor - Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day | Winifred Watson ★★★★★ (02/25)

Silent House by Orhan Pamuk A Murder at Rosamund's Gate by Susanna Calkins Landing by Emma Donoghue The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier Pure (Pure, #1) by Julianna Baggott number9dream by David Mitchell Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart Joseph Anton A Memoir by Salman Rushdie Christine by Stephen King Dragonwyck by Anya Seton Little Women by Louisa May Alcott Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day  by Winifred Watson


*** Completed (02/25) ***


message 8: by Shirley (last edited Mar 08, 2013 05:56PM) (new)

Shirley (shirleythekindlereader) ECLECTIC READER CHALLENGE

Duration: Jan 01, 2013 - Dec 31, 2013
Completed: 9/12

Literary Fiction

Crime/Mystery
Black and Blue
by Ian Rankin
1/25 ***

Romance
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
by Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
2/10 *****

Historical Fiction
Empress Orchid
by Anchee Min
2/21 ****

Young Adult

Fantasy
The Rook
by Daniel O'Malley
1/22 *****

Science Fiction
Catching Fire
by Suzanne Collins
2/23 *****

Non Fiction
The Big Book of Soups and Stews: 262 Recipes for Serious Comfort Food
by Maryana Vollstedt
1/6 ****

Lost in Shangri-la
by Mitchell Zuckoff
1/11 ****

Horror

Thriller/Suspense
The Associate 
by John Grisham
1/2 *****

Classics
Jane Eyre
by Charlotte Brontë
1/15 ****

Cozy Mystery
Roast Mortem
by Cleo Coyle
1/6 ****


Black and Blue (Inspector Rebus, #8) by Ian Rankin The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer The Last Empress (Empress Orchid, #2) by Anchee Min The Rook (The Checquy Files, #1) by Daniel O'Malley Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2) by Suzanne Collins The Big Book of Soups and Stews 262 Recipes for Serious Comfort Food by Maryana Vollstedt Lost in Shangri-la by Mitchell Zuckoff The Associate by John Grisham Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë Roast Mortem (Coffeehouse Mystery, #9) by Cleo Coyle


message 9: by Bree (new)

Bree (coffeebeanbookshelf) Glad to have you on board, Chaitra and Shirley!


message 11: by Nicole (last edited Feb 27, 2013 06:47AM) (new)

Nicole (nike13) Oh why not - I'll join :)

Start Date: 01/02/2013
End Date: 12/31/2013
Progress: 06/12


Literary Fiction
Crime/Mystery Fiction
✓Romantic Fiction: The Fire Rose 01/08/2013 ★★★★☆
✓Historical Fiction: Wolf Hall 01/17/2013 ★☆☆☆☆
✓Young Adult: Daughter of Smoke & Bone 01/04/2013 ★★★☆☆
✓Fantasy: The Name of the Wind 02/17/2013 ★★★★★
Science Fiction
Non Fiction
✓Horror: The Supernaturals: A Ghost Story Finished 2/22/2013 ★★★☆☆
Thriller/Suspense: It
Classic: Dracula In Progress
✓My Favorite Genre - Urban Fantasy: Circus of the Damned 02/05/2013 ★★★☆☆

Wolf Hall (Thomas Cromwell, #1) by Hilary Mantel The Fire Rose (Elemental Masters, #1) by Mercedes Lackey Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1) by Laini Taylor The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1) by Patrick Rothfuss The Supernaturals A Ghost Story by David Lynn Golemon It by Stephen King Dracula by Bram Stoker Circus of the Damned (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #3) by Laurell K. Hamilton


message 12: by Ashley (last edited Jan 02, 2013 06:50PM) (new)

Ashley  (ashleycw) In

0/12

Literary Fiction
Crime/Mystery Fiction
Romantic Fiction
Historical Fiction
Young Adult
Fantasy
Science Fiction
Non Fiction
Horror
Thriller /Suspense
Classic
Your favourite genre


message 13: by Bree (new)

Bree (coffeebeanbookshelf) Welcome to the challenge Mallory, Nicole and Ashley! I've updated the participants list...good luck! :)


message 14: by [deleted user] (new)

Challenge complete! Lots of fun, read some good stuff outside my usual comfort zone.

SCC Eclectic Reader Challenge 2013
01/01/13--02/23/13

Literary Fiction Hostage Elie Wiesel 01/05/13
Crime/Mystery Fiction Kingdom of Strangers Zoe Ferraris 02/12/13
Romantic Fiction Lover Unleashed J. R. Ward 02/23/13
Historical Fiction Fall of Giants Ken Follett 01/11/13
Young Adult Z for Zachariah Robert C. O'Brien 01/21/13
Fantasy Some Kind of Fairy Tale Graham Joyce 02/12/13
Science Fiction Year Zero Rob Reid 02/18/13
Non Fiction The Holy or the Broken Alan Light 01/27/13
Horror The Ritual Adam Nevill 02/19/13
Thriller /Suspense Celebrity in Death J.D. Robb 02/02/13
Classic Lord of thr Flies William Golding 01/07/13
Your favourite genre Literary Fiction Ship of Fools Katherine Anne Porter 01/28/13


message 15: by Barbara ★ (new)

Barbara ★ CHALLENGE COMPLETE!

READ: 12/12

Literary Fiction: Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore - Robin Sloan 2/9
Crime/Mystery Fiction: The Big Over Easy - Jasper Fforde 1/8
Romantic Fiction: A Night Like This - Julia Quinn 1/13
Historical Fiction: In Bed With A Stranger - Mary Wine (England/Scotland 1602) 1/17
Young Adult: The Calling - Kelley Armstrong 1/11
Fantasy: Ship of Destiny - Robin Hobb 1/4
Science Fiction: Speaker for the Dead - Orson Scott Card 2/13
Non Fiction: Into Thin Air:Mt. Everest Disaster - Jon Krakauer 1/13
Horror: Odd Apocalypse - Dean Koontz 1/17
Thriller /Suspense: Deep Black: Death Wave - Stephen Coonts 1/11
Classic: Grendel - John Gardner 2/16
Favourite genre:Paranormal: Blood Challenge - Eileen Wilks 1/6

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan The Big Over Easy (Nursery Crime, #1) by Jasper Fforde A Night Like This (Smythe-Smith Quartet #2) by Julia Quinn In Bed With A Stranger (McJames, #1) by Mary Wine The Calling (Darkness Rising, #2) by Kelley Armstrong Ship of Destiny (Liveship Traders, #3) by Robin Hobb Speaker for the Dead (Ender's Saga, #2) by Orson Scott Card Into Thin Air A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer Odd Apocalypse (Odd Thomas, #5) by Dean Koontz Deep Black Death Wave (Deep Black, #9) by Stephen Coonts Grendel by John Gardner Blood Challenge (World of the Lupi, #7) by Eileen Wilks


message 16: by Sanskriti (last edited Mar 20, 2013 04:15AM) (new)

Sanskriti Nagar | 13 comments 01 Jan '13 to 31 Dec '13
Done: 5/12


1. Literary Fiction: Falling Man (★, 03 Mar '13)
2. Crime/Mystery Fiction
3. Romantic Fiction
4. Historical Fiction: City of Women (★★★★, 22 Feb '13)
5. Young Adult: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (★★★★★, 14 Mar '13)
6. Fantasy: The Way of Shadows (★★★, 10 Feb '13)
7. Science Fiction
8. Non Fiction
9. Horror
10. Thriller /Suspense
11. Classic
12. Your favourite genre: Not exatcly a genre, but I love to read books set in China|The Good Earth (★★★★, 18 Mar '13)


The Way of Shadows (Night Angel, #1) by Brent Weeks City of Women by David R. Gillham Falling Man by Don DeLillo Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter, #1) by J.K. Rowling The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck


message 17: by Kate (last edited Aug 19, 2013 11:43PM) (new)

Kate (kathrynlouwca) | 42 comments Duration: 1/1/13-12/31/13

Literary Fiction (0/12)
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Crime/Mystery Fiction (1/12)
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Romantic Fiction (0/12)
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Historical Fiction (0/12)
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Young Adult (12/12)
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Fantasy (12/12)
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Science Fiction (2/12)
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Non Fiction (1/12)
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Horror (0/12)
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Thriller /Suspense (0/12)
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Classic (0/12)
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message 18: by Sanskriti (last edited Mar 03, 2013 11:03PM) (new)

Sanskriti Nagar | 13 comments Update: 3/12
Falling Man (★, 03 Mar '13)

Falling Man by Don DeLillo


message 19: by Chaitra (new)

Chaitra (chaitra_ganesh) | 180 comments Done!

ECLECTIC READER CHALLENGE

Duration: Jan 01, 2013 - Dec 31, 2013
Completed: 12/12

Literary Fiction - Silent House | Orhan Pamuk ★ (01/04)

Crime/Mystery - A Murder at Rosamund's Gate | Susanna Calkins ★★ (01/17)

Romance - Landing | Emma Donoghue ★ (01/11)

Historical Fiction - The Last Runaway | Tracy Chevalier ★★★ (01/07)

Young Adult - Pure | Julianna Baggott ★★★ (01/27)

Fantasy - number9dream | David Mitchell ★★★★ (01/11)

Science Fiction - Super Sad True Love Story | Gary Shteyngart ★★★★ (02/09)

Non Fiction - Joseph Anton | Salman Rushdie ★★★★ (01/04)

Horror - Christine | Stephen King ★★★ (01/21)

Thriller/Suspense - Dragonwyck | Anya Seton ★★★ (02/01)

Classics - Little Women | Louisa May Alcott ★★ (01/13)

Humor - Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day | Winifred Watson ★★★★★ (02/25)

Silent House by Orhan Pamuk A Murder at Rosamund's Gate by Susanna Calkins Landing by Emma Donoghue The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier Pure (Pure, #1) by Julianna Baggott number9dream by David Mitchell Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart Joseph Anton A Memoir by Salman Rushdie Christine by Stephen King Dragonwyck by Anya Seton Little Women by Louisa May Alcott Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day  by Winifred Watson


*** Completed (02/25) ***


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