Eclectic Reader Challenge 2016


This will be the fourth year I have participated in this challenge and it looks to be the most interesting yet. It is hosted by Book’d Out and involves having to read books in 12 different genres. This year there are a lot of genres that are completely new to me so that is exciting. I have some ideas about what to read for some of them but would welcome recommendations for any of the others. Below are the 12 genres. If you fancy having a go, follow the link above to sign up.

  1. A book about books (fiction or nonfiction) – The Art of Fiction by David Lodge
  2. Serial killer thriller – Joyland – Stephen King
  3. Paranormal romance – The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern
  4. A novel set on an island – Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson
  5. Investigative journalism (non-fiction) Chavs: The Demonisation of the Working Classes – Owen Jones
  6. Disaster fiction – The Kraken Wakes – John Wyndham
  7. Steampunk sci-fi- The Watchmaker of Filigree Street – Natasha Pulley
  8. Any book shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize – Half Blood Blues – Esi Edugyan
  9. Psychology (non-fiction) The Power of Beauty – Nancy Friday
  10. Immigrant Experience fiction – Small Island – Andrea Levy
  11. YA historical fiction – Queenbreaker – Catherine McCarran
  12. A debut author in 2016 – Behind Closed Doors – B. A. Paris

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