In a further attempt to tackle more on my TBR shelf, I also joined the 2013 Eclectic Reader Challenge hosted by Shelleyrae at book’d out: in twelve months, read a book in each of the twelve varied categories. (Note: it doesn’t have to be in any particular order and you can go at your own pace.)
Several of the genres I had books for already, but there are just a couple I’ll need to buy or check out from the library. I was a little stumped by what “New Adult” was, but Shelleyrae had a good reference list linked to Goodreads and I just happened to find one on the list for super cheap the last time I was at the used bookstore (it’s between YA and adult literature—protagonists are typically age 18–24). I also don’t really know what’s coming out in 2013 yet, but again it was just happenstance that I recently won a Goodreads ARC giveaway book, which will be published in March 2013, which covers that selection. I was so excited to get going on this challenge I already finished Lizz Free or Die!
Just like the last year, I will be writing little review posts on every book I read in 2013, and when I finish one of these books I will check them off and add the links on my master list page under the Book Challenges spot in the menu here.
|1. Translated fiction||The Devil and Miss Prym … Paulo Coelho|
|2. Historical mystery||The Art Forger … Barbara Shapiro|
|3. Romantic suspense||American Ghost … Janis Owens|
|4. Made into a movie||The Godfather … Mario Puzo|
|5. New adult||Flowers for Algernon … Daniel Keyes|
|6. Urban fantasy||Kafka on the Shore … Haruki Murakami|
|7. Dystopian||A Clockwork Orange … Anthony Burgess|
|8. Memoir||The Apprentice … Jacques Pépin|
|9. LGBT||Love in a Dark Time … Colm Tóibín|
|10. Action/Adventure||In the Heart of the Sea … Nathaniel Philbrick|
|11. Humor||Lizz Free or Die … Lizz Winstead|
|12. Published in 2013||Salt Sugar Fat … Michael Moss|