Tuesday, December 22, 2015

2016 Eclectic Reader Challenge

Once again I'll be doing the Electic Reader Challenge at Book'd Out.
In it’s fifth year, the aim of The Eclectic Reader Challenge is to push you outside your comfort zone by reading up to 12 books during the year from 12 different categories.

Join in:

  • The challenge will run from January 1st to December 31st 2016. Participants may join at any time up until December 1st 2016
  • Create a blog post committing to  your participation in this challenge.
*  If you don’t have a blog you are still welcome to sign up. You can create a shelf for the challenge at Goodreads or LibraryThing or a similar site Just include your name and a link to your shelf.
  • Post your name, blog name, and the direct link to your challenge post in the Linky using the link below:
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  • 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 2016 to be eligible for the prize drawing.


  1. A book about books (fiction or nonfiction): Murder of a Bookstore Babe--Denise Swanson
  2.  Serial killer thriller: Gorky Park--Martin Cruz Smith
  3.  Paranormal romance: White Cat--Holly Black
  4.  A novel set on an island: Enchanted August--Brenda Bowen
  5. Investigative journalism (non fiction): Whiskey Tango Foxtrot--Kim Barker
  6. Disaster fiction:  The City of Ember--Jeanne DuPrau
  7. Steampunk sci-fi:  Corsets and Clockwork
  8. Any book shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize:  Room--Emma Donoghue
  9. Psychology (non fiction):  Prozac Nation--Elizabeth Wurtzel
  10. Immigrant Experience fiction:  Little Bee--Chris Cleave
  11. YA historical fiction: Anne of Green Gables--Lucy Maud Montgomery
  12. A debut author in 2016:  Monterey Bay--Lindsay Hatton

Challenge completed on August 25


  1. Delighted you are joining me, good luck!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  2. Good luck! I am excited to read Room soon too. Have you seen the movie? Great choice. Enjoy.

    Fur Earwig