The Eclectic Reader Challenge 2015


The Eclectic Reader Challenge 2015, hosted by Shelleyrae over at Book’d Out.

Eclectic Reader Challenge Rules:

* Select, read and review a book from each category 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 2015 to be eligible for the prize drawing.


1 – Retellings (of fairytale, legends or myth)
2 – A book set in a country starting with the letter S (eg. Sweden, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Slovakia)
3 – PI Crime (fiction featuring a private investigator)
4 – A novel published before you were born
5 – Contemporary romance
6 – Fiction for foodies (fiction featuring food/food related business)
7 – Microhistory (Non Fiction)
8 – Science Fiction set in space
9 – Sports (Fiction or Non fiction)
10 – Featuring diversity
11 – Epistolary Fiction (fiction written in the format of letters/emails/diary entries)
12 – Middle Grade/YA Adventure

This is the second challenge I have signed up for this year. I am yet to write a single review, but am not neglecting my reading! When I have a moment’s breathing space between thesis drafts, I shall delve into that next stage of blogging and actually generate some content.

In the meantime, I am generating lists! My friend Inga would call this productive procrastination. John Perry won the Ignobel Prize for his theory of Structured Procrastination. So not all procrastination is bad…

Looking forward to some great discussions with readers, bloggers, challengers and other interested parties!


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