Friday, October 31, 2014

Eclectic Reader Challenge 2014 - Finished

I have now finished this challenge. It has been fun and as usual some genres are easy and others are a bit harder as it is genres I don't usually read. But I managed and I might take part again next year if Shelleyrae hosts the challenge again.
All posts for this challenge is HERE.
List of books is at the bottom of this post.

In it’s third year, the aim of The Eclectic Reader 2014 Challenge is to push you outside your comfort zone by reading up to 12 books during the year from 12 different categories.

Join in:

  • The challenge will run from January 1st to December 31st 2014. Participants may join at any time up until December 1st 2014

  • Create a blog post committing to  your participation in this challenge.

*  If you don’t have a blog you are still welcome to sign up. You can create a shelf for the challenge at Goodreads or LibraryThing or a similar site Just include your name and a link to your shelf.

  • Post your name, blog name, and the direct link to your challenge post in the Linky using the link below

Click here to enter your link to sign up for the challenge

  • Select, read and review a book from each genre listed below during the year for a total of 12 books. A book may be in print, electronic or audio format.

*  You can choose your books as you go or create a list in advance. You may combine this challenge with others if you wish.

*  Where a book is identified by more than one genre eg historical romance, it may only count for either the historical fiction or romantic fiction genres – not both.

*  You can read your chosen titles in any order, at any pace, just complete the challenge by December 31st 2014 to be eligible for the prize drawing.


  1. Award Winning
  2. True Crime (Non Fiction)
  3. Romantic Comedy
  4. Alternate History Fiction
  5. Graphic Novel
  6. Cosy Mystery Fiction
  7. Gothic Fiction
  8. War/Military Fiction
  9. Anthology
  10. Medical Thriller Fiction
  11. Travel (Non Fiction)
  12. Published in 2014

If you need some ideas for what to read in the above categories I suggest you search Listopia at Goodreads for example click here for a list that includes Alternate History titles

  • Each time you read and review a book as part of this challenge, make sure you identify it by adding either a direct statement  and /or the challenge image badge to the post. If you tweet use the tag #eclecticreader or @bookdout

  • Share your review with other challenge participants by posting your name/blog name and title of the book with a direct link to your review in the Linky.
List of books:

  1. Award Winning: Gunmetal Magic by Ilona Andrews
  2. True Crime (Non Fiction): PARENTS WHO KILLED THEIR CHILDREN: FILICIDE by R.J. Parker
  3. Romantic Comedy: Neanderthal Seeks Human: A Smart Romance by Penny Reid
  4. Alternate History Fiction: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  5. Graphic Novel: Star Wars: A New Hope - The Special Edition by Bruce Jones
  6. Cosy Mystery Fiction: A Charming Crime by Tonya Kappes
  7. Gothic Fiction: Dracula by Bram Stoker
  8. War/Military Fiction: Alien Stars by C.J. Cherryh, Joe Haldeman, Timothy Zahn
  9. Anthology : Must Love Hellhounds by Charlaine Harris
  10. Medical Thriller Fiction: Death du Jour by Kathy Reichs
  11. Travel (Non Fiction): Hell of a Journey: On Foot Through the Scottish Highlands in Winter by Mike Cawthorne
  12. Published in 2014: Night Broken by Patricia Briggs

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations Jane! I'm glad you have enjoyed the challenge and I do plan to host again next year...suggestions for new genres are welcome :)