One of my resolutions for 2012 is to widen my reading range. To do this, I’ve come up with a reading challenge for myself. My goal is to introduce myself to genres that I don’t normally read. Each month, I’ll be reading at least one book from a different genre. If you’d like to join me, but don’t like the genre I’ve picked, you can change to a different one!
Just to give you an idea, this will be my reading challenge for 2012:
February – chicklit - How Not To Shop by Carmen Reid
March – sociology
April – historical fiction
May – crime
June – humour
July – classics
August – self help
August – self help
September – travel writing
October – horror
November – science
December – autobiography/biography
Again, it doesn’t matter which genre you assign to each month, as long as you don’t double up. Here’s the guidelines for the reading challenge:
1. The reading challenge will commence on January 1, 2011 and end on December 31, 2011 (my apologies for pointing out the obvious). You can sign up any time after January 2012. I’ve done this so that new bloggers can join in on the fun as well.
2. Towards the end of each month, I’ll be posting about my own read/s from my chosen genre. There will be a linky there for you to put up your review/blurb for that month. It would be great to see a review at the end of each month of your chosen title, however even an introductory blurb or your thoughts so far if you’re not finished with the book yet is ok. Life’s too short to add another deadline to what’s supposed to be pleasurable! However if you have no plans on reading the book, please be honest and don’t put up a post about it. No one will growl at you if you miss a month.
3. When you sign up, put the direct link to your post about joining the 2012 Something New Reading Challenge. On your post, you need to include the info and your reading challenge list, as well as the challenge button. If you'd rather use the banner, just right click and copy the one above my post and save it to your computer. You can find the button further down this post.
Any questions? Feel free to check the FAQs (obviously made up since this is the first SN reading challenge, but helpful nevertheless!). For a list of suggested genres, click here.
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