Thursday 31 December 2015

The Eclectic Reader Challenge 2015 Wrap-Up

The Eclectic Reader Challenge - Not completed

This challenge tries to get you to read outside your normal genres. There are 12 categories and you have to do a book from each of them. I missed two of them, starting a science fiction book set in space, but not finishing it by year end. 

  1. Retellings (of fairytale, legends or myth)
    The Wild Things by Dave Eggers. Finished March 31.
  2.  A book set in a country starting with the letter S (eg. Sweden, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Slovakia)
    Götz and Meyer by David Albahari. Finished December 26
  3.  PI Crime (fiction featuring a private investigator)
    Make Me by Lee Child. Finished November 18
  4.  A novel published before you were born
    Dream Days by Kenneth Grahame. Finished April 30 (originally published 1898)
  5. Contemporary romance
    Sweet Dreams by Kristen Ashley. Finished September 27
  6. Fiction for foodies (fiction featuring food/food related business)
    The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender. Finished July 1
  7. Microhistory (Non Fiction)
    The Children's Blizzard by David Laskin. Finished May 12
  8. Science Fiction set in space Not Finished (read part of The January Dancer by Michael Flynn)
  9. Sports (Fiction or Non fiction) 
    Not Finished
  10. Featuring diversity
    Carpentaria by Alexis Wright. Finished August 22
  11. Epistolary Fiction (fiction written in the format of letters/emails/diary entries)
    The Cry of the Sloth by Sam Savage. Finished June 29
  12. Middle Grade/YA Adventure
    Going Bovine by Libba Bray. Finished February 22.

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