I've decided to take part in The Genre Challenge which begins November 1st. It looks like a terrific way to expand beyond my normal reading genres and try out some new stuff. All the details are below, with a link to the site where you can join!
Hosted by Bookworms and Tea Lovers
To read one book in the following genres: crime fiction, detective fiction, mystery fiction, horror fiction, thriller fiction, romance fiction, science fiction, action/adventure fiction, fantasy fiction, realistic fiction, historical fiction, and western fiction. Specific definitions of these genres can be found in this post.
There are three options:
A: Read 10 books, drop genre you read most and one of your choice
B: Read 11 books, drop the genre you read the most
C: Read 12 books
-You may not read more than 1 book per genre.
-All books must be read within the challenge period.
-No crossovers within challenge, each genre has a separate book.
-Crossovers with other challenges are allowed.
-Audio books are allowed, graphic novels are not.
-You may make a list of books, but that’s not mandatory and you can change your picks at any time before or during the challenge.
My A-Z Reading challenge is going pretty smoothly, although I really need to get my TBRs organized since I have read quite a few books that I've already covered letters for - lol.
I'm officially half done this challenge with 26 books read of 52!
My Canadian Book Challenge Eh? progress is not so great so far. Again because I don't consider how a book fits into my challenges before I begin reading.
So of the 13 books needed to complete this challenge I've read 4!
Halfway done this one! I've read 2 of the 4 spooky stories!
My first and biggest challenge of the year is complete! Wooot!
Over at LibraryThing, I had seen a 75 book challenge, and I had to join. At first I thought that the goal of reading 75 books in a year would be tough ... but I made it with lots of time to spare.
So far in 2008 I have read 82 books. But now that I reached my goal, I have decided to go for 100 - I don't think it will be that hard as I only need 18 more books within the next 3 and a half months.
Overall I don't think I'm doing too bad with my challenges, I just need to remember when I'm looking at my TBR mountain that I should consider which books will go towards a challenge and which ones won't.
Happy Sunday everyone! And if you have a second, tell me whether you are participating in any reading challenges this year. Any advice or hints you have for staying organized would be greatly, gigantically appreciated :)
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