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message 1: by Ramla Zareen (last edited Jan 30, 2016 01:41PM) (new)

Ramla Zareen Ahmad | 421 comments Hello, I have an idea about a challenge, which I have named: "Genre Challenge".

Step 1:

Please list down the names of the genres that fit the following categories:

Category A:

Genres with which you have no experience ...but would like to try them out.

Category B:

Genres with which you have merely an average, or a 'not-so-good', experience ...but would like to give them another chance.

Category C: 

Genres that you used to enjoy at some point in your life ...and would like to revive your interest in them. 

Step 2: 

Members who read and enjoy those genres can recommend their favourite books of those genres ...and you can check out their plot descriptions and reviews etc on Goodreads. 

Step 3:

Please select any one category.

Step 4:

Please select any one genre of the category you chose...from the list that you initially provided.

Step 5:

Please select any one book of the genre you chose ...from the books that other members recommended.

Step 6:

Please mention the category, genre and name of the book that you intend to read, in this discussion thread.

For example:

Challenge accepted (No. ?)
Category: ?
Genre: ?
Book: ?

Step 7:

Please come back to this discussion thread after maximum three months of mentioning the name of the book that you intended to read ...and share your reading progress and experience.

Step 8 (Optional): 

Please repeat steps 1 to 7.

Well, looking forward to your participation, hope you enjoy, thanks! :-)

Note:
Have also initiated this challenge in my group:
HAPPILY EVER AFTER
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
Those interested are most welcome to participate there as well, thanks! :-)


message 2: by Ramla Zareen (last edited Jan 28, 2016 09:36AM) (new)

Ramla Zareen Ahmad | 421 comments Step 1:

Recommendation Request for my Challenge No. 1:

Category A:
1) Time Travel 

Category B:
1) Horror

Category C:
1) Classics

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Edited / Added on 28th January, 2016:

Step 2 to 6:

Challenge (No. 1) accepted on 28th January, 2016
Category: C
Genre: Classics
Book: The Picture of Dorian Gray

Note: For details please see message 9, thanks!

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message 3: by Nagwa (new)

Nagwa Malik (nagwamalik) | 87 comments Hmm...well since I have had no reading done these past two years working so much on my own book, let us see:
Cat A= horror
Cat B= not sure
Cat C= adventures


message 4: by Ramla Zareen (new)

Ramla Zareen Ahmad | 421 comments Nagwa wrote: "Hmm...well since I have had no reading done these past two years working so much on my own book, let us see:
Cat A= horror
Cat B= not sure
Cat C= adventures"


Recommendation for @Nagwa:

Category: C
Genre: Adventure
Sub-genre: Action-Adventure
Book: The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum.


message 5: by Nagwa (new)

Nagwa Malik (nagwamalik) | 87 comments read it :)


message 6: by Ramla Zareen (new)

Ramla Zareen Ahmad | 421 comments Nagwa wrote: "read it :)"

Ok :-) Well, I can't think of any other at the moment. Maybe some of the other members would come up with more recommendations soon :-)


message 7: by Hajra (new)

Hajra Kanwal (jadde346) | 6 comments Category A:
Biography

Category B:
Mystery

Category C:
Classic


message 8: by Ramla Zareen (new)

Ramla Zareen Ahmad | 421 comments Recommendations for @Hajra

Category B:
Genre: Mystery
Sub-genre: Golden-Age/Classic Mystery
Book: Lord Edgware Dies
Sub-genre: Cozy Mystery
Books: Hail to the Chef, Death On Demand, Grime and Punishment
Sub-Genre: Romantic Suspense/Thriller/Mystery
Book: Someone to Watch Over Me

Category C:
Genre: Classic
Sub-genre: Classic Humour
Books: Carry On, Jeeves, Ice In The Bedroom, Spring Fever
Sub-genre: Classic Romance
Books: Pride and Prejudice, Persuasion, Regency Buck
Sub-genre: Children/Juvenile Classic
Books: Anne of Green Gables, Little Women


message 9: by Ramla Zareen (new)

Ramla Zareen Ahmad | 421 comments Hi, wanted to inform you all that I had also initiated this challenge in one other group:

Reader's Paradise
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

...and from there I have received some book recommendations, one of which I have decided to accept.

Hope it's fine with you all, thanks! :-)

Challenge (No. 1) accepted on 28th January, 2016
Category: C
Genre: Classics
Book: The Picture of Dorian Gray

Will try my best to come back to this thread within three months, that is, by end of April, to share my thoughts on this book :-)


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