2014 Eclectic Reader Challenge - READING CHALLENGE - 01/11/2014

1/11/2014 08:47:00 PM

The Eclectic Reader Challenge 2014

Next up on 2014's reader challenges for me is the Eclectic Reader Challenge hosted by ShellyRae at Book'd Out.

I read a lot of titles in various genres, but this one will force me to read some that I usually never read (like romantic comedy, graphic novel, travel [non-fiction]).

From the blog:

  • Select, read and review a book from each genre listed below during the year for a total of 12 books. A book may be in print, electronic or audio format.
  • 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 the challenge by December 31st 2014 to be eligible for the prize drawing.


  1. Award Winning
  2. True Crime (Non Fiction)
  3. Romantic Comedy
  4. Alternate History Fiction
  5. Graphic Novel
  6. Cosy Mystery Fiction
  7. Gothic Fiction
  8. War/Military Fiction
  9. Anthology
  10. Medical Thriller Fiction
  11. Travel (Non Fiction)
  12. Published in 2014

I'll include a table with links to my titles and reviews in this post as I complete each book, and also include my progress in a monthly reading challenge wrap-up post.  Below are some books that I currently have on the shelves that will fill a couple of these spots (links go to Goodreads page):

1.  Arthur and George by Julian Barnes (Man Booker shortlist) - may end up in True Crime instead
2. (see above)
4. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
6.  A Dark and Stormy Knit by Anne Canadeo
7.  Villette by Charlotte Bronte
8. Dr. Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
10. The Demon in the Freezer by Richard Preston
12.  The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd 

(I know I have an anthology or five on my shelves, too).

Join in!  Stretch your reading wings! If you're joining in, let me know in the comments!

I could also REALLY use some recommendations for those categories I don't have filled in above!


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  1. Thanks for choosing to join the challenge, I look forward to seeing what you read. The Rosie Project might work for you in the romantic comedy genre.

    Read on!
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out


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