2012 Reading Challenges

Feb 03

OK! I am quite good at starting challenges and even fairly consistently finishing them but I am horrible at reporting or posting about it… so let’s see if that can be my goal this year! I am officially joining two for now…the Eclectic Reader Challenge 2012 and The Chunkster Reading Challenge 2012… so… let me tell you a bit about them.

The rules are simple.

Read 12 books (one from each of the following genre) and then post about it and post the link to my reviews.


  1. Literary Fiction — The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom
  2. Crime/Mystery Fiction — None
  3. Romantic Fiction (This is where I failed. I tried but just couldn’t find one I could dig into!)
  4. Historical Fiction — The Street Sweeper by Elliot Perlman REVIEW
  5. Young Adult — Beyonders: Seeds of Rebellion by Brandon Mull REVIEW
  6. Fantasy — Banned and the Banished Series by James Clemens
  7. Science Fiction — The Ill-Made Mute by Cecilia Dart-Thornton
  8. Non Fiction — The Golden Hat: Talking Back to Autism by Kate Winslet, Keli Thorsteinsson and Margret Ericsdottir REVIEW
  9. Horror — H.P. Lovecraft: Great Tales of Horror
  10. Thriller /Suspense — Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
  11. Classic — Catch 22
  12. Your favourite genre — I Wrote This For You by Pleasefindthis REVIEW



I love this challenge. I’ve done it (unofficially) for a couple years now. This will be my third. I am going to get brave and go for the top level… Mor-book-ly Obese!

Participation Level: Mor-book-ly Obese – This is for the truly out of control chunkster. For this level of challenge you must commit to EIGHT or more Chunksters (525 pages or more) of which three tomes MUST be 750 pages or more.

1. The Street Sweeper by Elliot Perlman (617 pages) REVIEW

2. I forgot to keep track of most books I read this year. Oops! Better luck in 2013!







And so… here goes! How fun. Some of these I don’t read on a regular basis, so I am all for the discovery of new ones! If you have suggestions, please feel free to comment. A favorite book you’d like to share? Let me know!

Wish me luck! (And join in, if you dare!)

One comment

  1. Got you signed up! Welcome to the Eclectic Reader Challenge – I look forward to seeing what you choose to read

    Shelleyrae @ Book’d out

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