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message 1: by Heena (last edited Jan 08, 2018 02:43AM) (new)

Heena Rathore P. (heenarathore) | 1960 comments Mod
Dear members of RMFAO,

We are here with the 4th instalment of the most amazing reading challenge on this planet *drumrolls* - RMFAO 2018 Genre Challenge.


RMFAO GC18
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For the fourth year of this challenge, we have the same genres that we had last year except for a single change. This year we'd have GRAPHIC NOVELS too!!
For those who are new to this challenge, for Genre Challenge, we read one genre (sometimes even two when we have the alternate-genre month) every month. We post the genre list in advance (for this year's genre list see below) so that we can plan our reads in advance. The focus of this challenge is not only to read more books in the genre you love but also to give you a chance to explore new, unfamiliar or lesser known genres. Not to mention the joy of reading with other book lovers and exploring new titles that they love and adore.
We don't want to burden or restrict the participants by specifying sub-genres because that creates a set of problems that comes in between the actual reading. You can pick the sub-genres as per your convenience.
Another perk of this challenge is that don't have to buy new books to participate in this challenge; all you have to do is go through your own books and organise your TBR-list as per the genres for this challenge. Simple!
One of the coolest things about this challenge is that the mods are so awesome that they even tell you the sources and links to obtain free books available online legally. What else can a bookworm ask for!?

In order to participate, simply announce your participation here. Or if you have a blog just do a simple post announcing your participation and sharing details of the challenge (you can freely copy and paste from here) and leave the link here.

And now it's time to unveil the Genre List!

RMFAO 2018 Genre-List:
‣ January - Science-Fiction
‣ February - Mystery-Thriller
‣ March* - Women's Fiction or Westerns
‣ April* - YA or Graphic Novels
‣ May - Classics/Literary
‣ June - Non-Fiction
‣ July - Dystopian/Apocalyptic
‣ August - Contemporary Fiction
‣ September - Humour
‣ October - Horror
‣ November* - Historical or Steampunk
‣ December - Adventure/Fantasy

*Alternate-Genre Month - For these months, we have 2 genre options. You can pick and do either of the two or both!

Monthly Levels:
Level 1: Casual Reader: 1 book (easy)
Level 2: Frequent Reader: 2 books (moderate)
Level 3: Bookworm: 3 books (mildly strenuous)
Level 4: Bibliophile: 4 books (strenuous)
Level 5: Bookiopath: 5 books or more (challenging)

You can announce the level you'd be going for each month on the respective discussion threads.

Also, don't forget to mention what type of books you'd be reading:
HB: Hardbacks
PB: Paperbacks
EB: E-Books
AB: Audio Books

PLEASE READ (especially new members):
1. You can read any number of books for the respective genre each month in one particular month.
2. Take your time and go through your entire TBR-list before deciding the books to read.
3. You can join the challenge at any stage (in any month.)
4. You can drop out of the challenge any time you like.
5. You can select different levels every month.
6. Use this discussion board to share your reads with other members of the group.
7. Please be active and don't hesitate to ask questions or recommend books.
8. We encourage social shares, so if you'd be sharing or mentioning this challenge on your social media, don't forget to tag - #RMFAO and @thereadingbud

For any queries, you can post a comment or send a message to the group or the mods any time. We'd love to hear from you!

Other challenges that you can participate in are:
RMFAO 2018 Classics Catchup
RMFAO 2018 NetGalley Challenge
RMFAO 2018 Series Challenge
RMFAO 2018 Audiobooks Challenge
RMFAO 2018 Bonus Challenge

If you're as crazy about reading and books as we are then go wild combining all or any challenges to spice up your reading lists!

You can also read blog posts relating to this challenge, other challenges or the group itself here: https://thereadingbud.com/rmfao/

All The Best and Happy Reading!


message 2: by Dagny (new)

Dagny (madamevauquer) | 2605 comments Mod
Fourth year already! It hardly seems possible. You're right, this is the most amazing Challenge on the planet. I've discovered so many books I would not have read otherwise and explored a couple of genres which were totally new to me.

I'm definitely in, Heena! I'll be reading a mix of hardbacks, paperbacks, e-books and audio books as usual and participating each month.


message 3: by Cheryl (last edited Dec 19, 2017 08:18AM) (new)

Cheryl | 1452 comments Mod
Oh, you bet I'm in! This challenge has introduced me to books I'd never have read on my own. It's great to mix things up a bit, so I don't get into a reading rut.


message 4: by Heena (new)

Heena Rathore P. (heenarathore) | 1960 comments Mod
Dagny wrote: "Fourth year already! It hardly seems possible. You're right, this is the most amazing Challenge on the planet. I've discovered so many books I would not have read otherwise and explored a couple of..."

We're gonna have a great year ahead in terms of reading and book discussions!


message 5: by Heena (new)

Heena Rathore P. (heenarathore) | 1960 comments Mod
Cheryl wrote: "Oh, you bet I'm in! This challenge has introduced me to books I'd never have read on my own. It's great to mix things up a bit, so I don't get into a reading rut."

Great to have you onboard!!


message 6: by Heena (new)

Heena Rathore P. (heenarathore) | 1960 comments Mod
Hey all,

Here's the link to the January's discussion thread: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


Donna (weegraydog) (weegraydog) Hi: I'm going to jump in at the casual reader level, and hope I can keep up! This should be interesting!


message 8: by Dagny (new)

Dagny (madamevauquer) | 2605 comments Mod
Donna wrote: "Hi: I'm going to jump in at the casual reader level, and hope I can keep up! This should be interesting!"

Yea, Donna! You can change your level month by month too. Mine doesn't stay the same for all the months. Have fun!


Donna (weegraydog) (weegraydog) Dagny wrote: "Donna wrote: "Hi: I'm going to jump in at the casual reader level, and hope I can keep up! This should be interesting!"

Yea, Donna! You can change your level month by month too. Mine doesn't stay ..."


Thanks! I'm have so many books in my TBR list--I'm going to dig through and see how they might fit into some of the categories. I'm looking forward to getting some new ideas too!


message 10: by Heena (new)

Heena Rathore P. (heenarathore) | 1960 comments Mod
Here's the link to the February - Mystery-Thrillers' board: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 11: by Cheryl (last edited Mar 01, 2018 07:55AM) (new)

Cheryl | 1452 comments Mod
Here's the link tothe March'18: Women's Fiction OR Westerns board:

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 12: by Heena (new)

Heena Rathore P. (heenarathore) | 1960 comments Mod
Here's the thread for the month of April'18: Young Adult Or Graphic Novels - https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 13: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl | 1452 comments Mod
Here's the thread for the month of May'18: Classics/ Literary Fiction: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 14: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl | 1452 comments Mod
Here's the thread for the month of June'18: Non-Fiction:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 15: by Heena (new)

Heena Rathore P. (heenarathore) | 1960 comments Mod
Hello all,

Here's the link to next month's thread: July - Apocalyptic/Dystopian Fiction: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 16: by Heena (new)

Heena Rathore P. (heenarathore) | 1960 comments Mod
Here's the thread for August: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 17: by Heena (new)

Heena Rathore P. (heenarathore) | 1960 comments Mod
Discussion thread for September'18: Humour month: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 18: by Heena (new)

Heena Rathore P. (heenarathore) | 1960 comments Mod
Here's the link to the next month's thread - October'18: Horror - https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 19: by Heena (new)

Heena Rathore P. (heenarathore) | 1960 comments Mod
The thread for November's challenge (Historical or Steampunk) is here: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 20: by Heena (new)

Heena Rathore P. (heenarathore) | 1960 comments Mod
Here's the thread for December Reading Challenge: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 21: by Dagny (new)

Dagny (madamevauquer) | 2605 comments Mod
Here's my month-to-month history for 2918:
January - Science-Fiction (Bibliophile: 4 books)
February - Mystery-Thriller (Bookiopath: 15 books)
March - Women's Fiction or Westerns (Bookiopath: 5 Books)
April - YA or Graphic Novels (Bibliophile: 4 books)
May - Classics/Literary (Bookiopath: 5 Books)
June - Non-Fiction (None)
July - Dystopian/Apocalyptic (None)
August - Contemporary Fiction (Bookiopath: 9 Books)
September - Humour (Bookiopath: 5 Books)
October - Horror (Frequent Reader: 2 books)
November - Historical or Steampunk (Bookworm: 3 books)
December - Adventure/Fantasy (Bibliophile: 4 books)

That's 56 books total for a monthly average of 4.7 books. So what happened to me in June and July. For June - I had quite a pile of non-fiction books which I'd been meaning to read for ages - didn't get to a single one. Must have been all that summer fun. For July - I confess that Dystopian/Apocalyptic is my least favorite category, but I usually manage at least one or two.


message 22: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl | 1452 comments Mod
Dagny,

I'm impressed by your 5 books for September's Humour Challenge. That is always my hardest month to find books. A very impressive year, you've had!


message 23: by Dagny (new)

Dagny (madamevauquer) | 2605 comments Mod
That was a bit of a surprise to me, Cheryl, because it's not usually one of my main categories. I had recently discovered Lisa Lutz's Izzie Spellman series and four of the books were from it. Cute and easy reading/listening.


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