Friday, November 27, 2009

2010 Genre Book Challenge *Updated with Rules*

First off, let me just say how weird it is to type 2010. It just looks and feels futuristic to me. Am I the only one? Anyway...drum roll please...I am hosting my own reading challenge!

I often get stuck in a rut of reading out of the same genre. Soooo....I started this challenge to encourage me to break out of the same ol' same ol'. Anyone care to join me?

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

African American Literature
Christian Classics
Court Room Drama/Lawyers
Family Drama
Fan Fiction (e.g. Star Trek)
Graphic Novels
Indigenous People
Local History
Picture Books
Romantic Comedy
Science Fiction

I have heard concern over what to do with this challenge. It is ment to be as flexible as you wish. You can set your own goals. I'm personally shooting for 15-20.

I should have known however that there are those of us that find comfort in guidelines. So in the name of adding a bit of spice into it how about some extra things you can do and interact with the challenge?

Sign up below and come and join my group at bookblogs. I added 2 Amazon gift card giveaways

The fine print:
Have fun and enjoy!


Tina said...

So....what's the challenge? Are you going to read one book in each of those genres? Are you picking a genre and reading X number of books? Are you making a list ahead of time, How does this work?

5peasinapod said...

I didn't want to have many rules, just trying to encourage reading.

I did add a group here to set some goals and have a little more participation. There are 2 gift cards up for grabs too!

Grilsgood said...

I will read one in each category

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Hi there! Thanks for the follow. You mentioned the mystery genre and asked for 1 good mystery. Well, because there are so many "types" of mystery I am going to break into 4 types I enjoy.

See Jane Run by Joy Fielding

Beautiful Lies by Lisa Unger

In the Woods by Tana French

Eggs in Purgatory by Laura Childs

All very good, very strong but very different types of mysteries. I lean more towards the darker, more involved mystery naturally but I really like my cozies!

Hope this helps!
Take care,

Idzan Ismail said...

I am game except for chick lit, science fiction and war stories. Idzan Ismail, Kuala lumpur, Malaysia

5peasinapod said...

I hear ya on the chick lit and I'm a chick...well, you know what I mean. But sci-fi is definately one of my favs.

I don't think I could read a book about war it's self. But often I read books that have war in it. However I would like to read "All is Quiet on the Western Front."

Happy Reading!

MarceJ said...

I'm in, I like that there are no real rules :-) I think you should add Memoirs to the list as this is something new I definitely am going to try.

Jan in Edmonds said...

Here it is - June & I'm just signing up.

My choices are:

Picture Book - to be decided
Bio/Autobio - Your Amiable Uncle - Booth Tarkington
Poetry - Where the Sidewalk Ends- Shel Silverstein
Literary - Out of Africa - Isak Dinesan

Jan in Edmonds said...

I finished the Genre challenge and did:
1. Picture Book - A Friend for Minerva Louise - Janet Morgan Stoeke
2. Poetry - Where the Sidewalk Ends - Shel Silverstein
3. Literary - Out of Africa - Isak Dinesan
4. Bio-Autobio - John Wesley, A Bio
5. History - Seven Years in Tibet - Heinrich Harrer

Also, see blog for reviews.