Tuesday, November 3, 2015

2016 Pick Your Genre Reading Challenge

Instead of doing separate challenges for erotic and historical, Herding Cats and Burning Soup is allowing participants to pick a genre (or more) for their romance challenge next year.  I'm doing this so I won't have to sign up for more than once romance challenge and because I'm trying to reduce the number of challenges I sign up for next year.  Also, the Book Vixen is retiring her Contemporary Romance and Romantic Suspense challenges next year (unless someone decides to take over).  So this works out great. Click on Herding Cat and Burning Soup's link above to sign up.

NOTE: I have edited this post to say that I will be picking the Historical and Erotic genres. The Romantic Suspense Suspense challenge has been picked up by another blog, as has the Contemporary Romance Challenge. 

2016 Pick Your Genre Reading Challenge Sign Up

2016 Pick Your Genre Reading Challenge

This year instead of a separate historical or erotic challenge we're doing something a little different. Everyone can pick their own genre to focus on in the challenge!

Ex--I might decide to do the Contemporary version but you could pick the Urban Fantasy version. 

Any genre is welcome even if not listed.

You can tackle more than one genre too!

Challenge Details

Challenge Dates: Jan 1, 2016 and ends Dec 31, 2016

Once you've read it...review it then link it up!

What Counts
  • Any book over 80ish pages counts (please no short stories)
  • Books MUST be read in 2016
  • All book formats count!
  • Re-reads & challenge cross overs count!
Anyone can join! If you don't blog you can use a dedicated shelf on Goodreads or similar.

There's an event giveaway! Each review (one per book) left on a major platform--Goodreads, Amazon, etc--and linked in the review widget will be an entry for the end of the year.

Quarterly Update posts will be done so we can see how everyone's doing and cheer each other along :) They'll count for the year end giveaway too!

There's a FB group for the challenge--join to get book suggestions, socialize and get event news!

Level 1 (Sunbathing): 6 books
Level 2 (Dipping the Toes): 12 books
Level 3 (Wading In): 25 books
Level 4 (Going for a Swim): 50 books
Level 5 (Diving In): 75 books
Level 6 (Cannon ball! ALL in!): 75+ books 

Historical Romance

  1. The Funeral Dress--Susan Gregg Gilmore
  2. Jane Eyre--Charlotte Bronte
  3. Devil's Prize--Kat Martin
  4. The Pillars of the Earth--Ken Follett
  5. Corsets and Clockwork--Various Authors
  6. Queen's Own Fool--Jane Yolen and Robert J. Harris
  7. The Notebook--Nicholas Sparks
  8. Etiquette & Espionage--Gail Carriger
  9. Curtsies & Conspiracies--Gail Carriger
  10. Waistcoats & Weaponry--Gail Carriger
  11. Manners & Mutiny--Gail Carriger
  12. Great Expectations--Charles Dickens
  13. Northanger Abbey--Jane Austen
  14. The Widow of the South--Robert Hicks
  15. The Lake House--Kate Morton
  16. Say You Love Me--Johanna Lindsey
  17. Villette--Charlotte Bronte
  18. The Girl You Left Behind--Jojo Moyes
  19. The Catcher in the Rye--J.D. Salinger
  20. The Ghost Bride--Yangsze Choo
  21. The Third Witch--Rebecca Reisert
  22. Another Brooklyn--Jacqueline Woodson
  23. Empress Orchid--Anchee Min
  24. From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun--Jacqueline Woodson
  25. A Season of Goodwill--Elizabeth Walter
  26. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan--Lisa See
  27. The Queene's Christmas--Karen Harper
Erotic Romance
  1. Broken--Megan Hart
  2. Afterburn/Aftershock--Sylvia Day
  3. 12 Shades of Surrender--Various Authors
  4. The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty--A.N. Roquelaure
  5. The Penalty Box--Deirdre Martin
  6. Reflected in You--Sylvia Day
Challenge completed on December 31

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