I’ve looked at so many different challenges, but I think the ones I will aim for in 2012 include the following:

  1. The Eclectic Reader Challenge (Book’d Out)
  2. Steampunk Reading Challenge (Dark Faery Tales)
  3. Immortal Reading Challenge (Under The Covers)
  4. My own Year of the Dragon challenge

The Eclectic Reader Challenge

Hosted by Book’d Out, this challenge aims to push you outside your comfort zone and read books from twelve different genres throughout the year. The genres are:

  1. Literary Fiction – The Help, Kathryn Stockett
  2. Crime/Mystery Fiction – ?
  3. Romantic Fiction – Sleeping with Paris – Juliette Sobanet
  4. Historical Fiction – Daughters of Iraq, Revital Shiri-Horowitz
  5. Young Adult – Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Laini Taylor – READ & REVIEWED
  6. Fantasy – A Storm of Swords, George R R Martin
  7. Science Fiction – Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card
  8. Non Fiction – Brain Rules for Baby, John Medina
  9. Horror – The Complete Works of H.P. Lovecraft
  10. Thriller /Suspense – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larson
  11. Classic – The Three Musketeers, Alexandre Dumas
  12. Your favourite genre (fantasy)– A Shadow on the Glass, Ian Irvine

Steampunk Reading Challenge

Welcome to the world of STEAMPUNK, a fascinating subgenre of the fantasy world. Meet strong Victorian men and women and explore fantastic airships, crafts and other incredible inventions.

(from Dark Faerie Tales)

This challenge is hosted at Dark Faerie Tales. I’ve always thought that Steampunk sounded like an interesting sub-genre, but I’ve never really managed to read much of it. Here’s a chance to change that! I’ll only be going for theGaslight level – 6 books, unless I discover I have more to read than I thought!

  1. Dead Iron, Devon Monk
  2. Wicked As They Come, Delilah S Dawson
  3. The Map Of Time, Felix J Palma
  4. Phoenix Rising, Pip Ballantine
  5. Steampunk! Anthology
  6. Viridis, Calista Taylor

Immortal Reading Challenge

Vampires, angels, demons, werewolves and fae. If you can’t pick a favourite, then that’s okay!

(From Under the Covers)

Twelve books involving immortal races – let’s see. These may change, but these are what I’m thinking of (some are in my TBR pile already):


Angels and Demons



Year of the Dragon

My own challenge is to simply read five books involving dragons. There will most likely be more!

Books Read In 2012

  1. The Sending (Obernewton 6), Isobelle Carmody
  2. Windshifter, S.M. Johnson
  3. American Gods, Neil Gaiman (review)
  4. Snuff (Discworld 39), Terry Pratchett (review)
  5. A Study In Scarlet, Arthur Conan Doyle
  6. Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Laini Taylor (review)
  7. City of Bones, Cassandra Clare (review)
  8. The Day of First Sun, Sheryl Steines
  9. The Forever Girl, Rebecca Hamilton (review)
  10. WiSpY, Rob Andrews
  11. Vitality, Tim Andrewartha
  12. Gate to Kandrith, Nicole Luiken (review)

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