Saturday, December 26, 2015

2016 Eclectic Reader Challenge

Sign me up for the Eclectic Reader Challenge again in 2016! I like how the challenge helps me get books off my shelf and into my head. Here are the categories for next year, and the books I have already that I can use:

A book about books (fiction or nonfiction):

84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff

The Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel by Robin Sloan

Serial killer thriller: Killing for Company: The Story of a Man Addicted to Murder by Brian Masters

Paranormal romance:

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance-now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem! by Jane Austen

Enchanted, Inc. by Shanna Swendson

A novel set on an island:

The Last Summer (of You and Me) by Ann Brashares

Coastliners by Joanne Harris

Investigative journalism (non fiction): Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman by Jon Krakauer

Steampunk sci fi: Serenity 2: Better Days by Brett Matthews, Joss Whedon

(Okay, I read a whole battle on a message board about whether or not Serenity can be considered Steampunk. In the end I would lean toward no, but it definitely has Steampunk elements and I've been wanting to read this graphic novel so...)

Any book shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize:

Jamrach's Menagerie by Carol Birch

Atonement by Ian McEwan

Psychology (non fiction): The Minds of Billy Milligan by Daniel Keyes

Immigrant Experience fiction: What is the What by Dave Eggers

YA historical fiction:

The Foretelling by Alice Hoffman

Crows and Cards by Joseph Helgerson

A debut author in 2016

Any books you recommend on my list? Want to play along with me?


Jamie Ghione said...

Hi, thanks for commenting on my blog and good luck to you as well. I'm also doing "What's in a Name?" and am hosting a challenge as well. It's my firs tone ever. Please take a look and let me know if you are interested:

Captain Nick Sparrow said...

Ok, I will check it out!

Kyle Paul said...
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Kyle Paul said...

Don't know if I can fit all those categories, but how about I pledge to read 12 books by December 2016? I have a lot to catch up from my tbr list.

Captain Nick Sparrow said...

Sounds like a deal to me!

shelleyrae @ book'd out said...

Delighted you are joining me again in 2016, good luck!

Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

List Addict said...

Looks like you have some great options to choose from there! Have a great reading year and best of luck with the challenge!!

Fur Earwig