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?

7 comments:

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:
http://jannghi.blogspot.com/2015/10/literary-loners-reading-challenge-2016.html

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!!

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