Monday, December 23, 2013

Literary Exploration Reading Challenge 2014

Interesting in becoming a Literary Explorer too? In 2014 Literary Exploration is once again challenging you to try out new genres; with a 12 book, 24 book and 36 book challenge. We give you a list of genres and anyone participating in the challenge has to complete one book from each genre over the course of the year. @Goodreads..sign up here. 

Easy Challenge

Classics The Thirty Nine Steps by John Buchan
Fantasy Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier
Graphic Novels Troublemaker 2 by Janet and Alex Evanovich
Historical Fiction  My Notorious Life by Kate Manning
Horror Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn
Literary Fiction Last Night at the Lobster by Stewart O'Nan
Mystery The Black Country by Alex Grecian
Non Fiction The Wolf of Wall Street by Jordan Belfort
Romance  Last Chance Knit & Stitch by Hope Ramsay
Science Fiction The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter
Thriller  Gone by Mo Hayder
Young Adult The Magnolia League by Katie Crouch

Hard Challenge

Adventure Doll Bones by Holly Black
Auto-Biography/Biography The Death of Santini by Pat Conroy
Chick-Lit  Knitting Under the Influence by Claire LaZebnik
Classics Lost Horizon by James Hilton
Drama Down London Road by Samantha Young
Fantasy The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong
Graphic Novels Cemetery Girl Book 1 The Pretenders by Charlaine Harris, Christopher Golden
Historical Fiction In Bed With a Highlander by Maya Banks
Horror  Domino Falls by Steven Barnes and Tananarive Due
Humour Tangled by Emma Chase
Literary Fiction What I Had Before I Had You by Sarah Cornwell
Magical Realism Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen
Mystery Dreaming of the Bones by Deborah Crombie
Non Fiction  Deep Thoughts From A Hollywood Blonde by Jennie Garth
Paranormal Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Philosophical The Giver by Lois Lowry
Poetry  Runny Babbit by Shel Silverstein
Pulp – (Hard-Boiled or NoirSomebody Owes Me Money by Donald E Westlake
Romance Time Was by Nora Roberts
Science Fiction Cress by Marissa Meyer
Steampunk Soulless by Gail Carriger
Thriller River Road by Jayne Ann Krentz
Victorian The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells
Young Adult Evermore by Alyson Noel

Insane Challenge LINK

Action/Adventure Hard As You Can by Laura Kaye
Auto-Biography/Biography Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichl
Chick-Lit A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy
Childrens Book ....and now Miguel by Joseph Krumgold
Classics Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley and Me, Elizabeth by E.L. Konigsburg
Contemporary/Drama  Selling Scarlet by Ella James
Cyberpunk/Steampunk  Clockwork  Princess by Cassandra Clare
Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic  Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Epic Styxx by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Erotica Sharing Hailey by Samantha Ann King
Espionage From Russia With Love by Ian Fleming
Fantasy  Dragon's Keep by Janet Lee Carey
Graphic Novels Blue Bloods: The Graphic Novel
Gothic Her Dark Curiosity by Megan Shepherd
Historical Fiction The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
Horror We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
Humour Innocent in Las Vegas by A.R. Winters
Literary Fiction The Last Enchantments by Charles Finch
Magical Realism Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo
Mystery  Every Last Secret by Linda Rodriguez
Non Fiction Pie Love by Warren Brown
Paranormal/Supernatural Dark Wolf Rising by Rhyannon Byrd
Philosophical Pandora's Box by Alice Thompson
Poetry Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
Pulp – (Hard-Boiled or NoirThe Cutie by Donald E Westlake
Romance The Devil Wears Tartan by Karen Ranney
Science Fiction  Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder
Self Help/Educational God Wants You Happy by Jonathan Morris
Short Stories Shards and Ashes
Thriller  Elegy For April by Benjamin Black
Travel Wild by Cheryl Strayed
True Crime In the Still of the Night by Ann Rule
Urban Fantasy All I Want for Christmas is a Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks
Victorian A Collection of Beatrix Potter Stories - The Original Classic Edition by 
Western  And One Rode West by Heather Graham
Young Adult  The White Glove War by Katie Crouch and Grady Hendrix

These are supposed to be three different challenges but I am going to try for all of them!  I will add my books as I read them.


Bev Hankins said...

I'm joining too (it's all your fault ;-) ).

jmisgro said...

LOL, Yes Bev, I am a pusher!!