Shelleyrae at Book'd Out is hosting the Eclectic Reader Challenge again for 2015. The goal is to read 12 books across a variety of genres and expose ourselves to some books we might not have found otherwise. The categories this year are
- Retellings--Heart's Blood by Juliet Marillier (Beauty & the Beast)
- A book set in a country starting with the letter S--The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson (Sweden)
- PI Crime --The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett, read by a full cast
- A novel published before you were born--My Ántonia by Willa Cather (1918)
- Contemporary romance--How to tell Toledo from the Night Sky by Lydia Netzer
- Fiction for foodies --First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen
- Microhistory (Non Fiction)--Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach
- Science Fiction set in space--The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
- Sports (Fiction or Non fiction)--Rome, 1960: The Olympics that Changed the World by David Maraniss
- Featuring diversity--Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok, read by Grayce Wey
- Epistolary Fiction --Frances and Bernard by Carlene Bauer, read by Angela Brazil and Stephen R. Thorne
- Middle Grade/YA Adventure--Curtsies & Conspiracies by Gail Carriger
I'll track my progress here. My personal challenge will be to review more of the books that I read for this. Last year I only reviewed three! That's pathetic. For more details visit Book'd Out. Thanks to Shelleyrae for hosting again!
Update on January 1, 2016: I completed the challenge, reading and reviewing all twelve books! Woohoo!
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