December 18, 2015

Insane Genre Challenge For 2016


I found this challenge a while back in a reading group on Facebook, but I don't remember what website it is originally from. It had a list of genres for three different levels which I think were: easy, hard, and insane. I saved the insane one, but I don't remember what genres the other lists had on them. Sorry!

This past summer I did a genre challenge through my local library and I loved it. Unfortunately, it was only about six books and the genres weren't really a challenge for me. I was hoping to find something a bit more out of my comfort zone that would definitely be challenging.This one has some genres I don't usually read, so I'm really excited to do it. It's going to be a struggle, but I'm thrilled about it and I will keep everyone updated on my progress here on my blog. I'm sure at some point I will need some helping picking books for a few of these genres as well.

Also, if anyone would like to do the Insane Genre Challenge with me, then please do! What you will do is read one book from each genre listed here throughout the year, in no particular order, until you have read a book from each. I hope that by the end of 2016 I will have completed the challenge and be more confident reading books from any genre.

Here is the list of genres:

Action/Adventure
Auto-Biography/ Biography
Chick-Lit
Children's Book
Classics
Contemporary/Drama
Cyberpunk/Steampunk
Dystopian/ Post-Apocalyptic
Epic
Erotica
Espionage
Fantasy
Graphic Novel
Gothic
Historical Fiction
Horror
Humor
Literary Fiction
Magical Realism
Mystery
Non-Fiction
Paranormal/Supernatural
Philosophical
Poetry
Pulp (Hard Boiled or Noir)
Romance
Science Fiction
Self-Help/Educational
Short Stories
Thriller
Travel
True Crime
Urban Fantasy
Victorian
Western
Young Adult

Let me know if you would like to participate as well. If there are enough of us that want to do the challenge I could always make a Facebook or Goodreads group for us. :D

Are you already planning on doing a challenge for 2016? If so, what challenge are you doing?

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    1. Thank you! I think it will be difficult, but fun & worth it. :)

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  2. This sounds fun! I might participate as well :D
    Good luck!

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    1. Awesome!!! Go for it!!!! I would love that. :)

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  3. This could be fun/interesting. I think I'll do this as well!

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    1. Awesome!!!! Go for it!!! :D Good luck.

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  4. I won't be participating in this challenge but I am doing the PopSugar 2016 challenge which does cover a lot of genres. I will also (obviously) be doing the Goodreads annual personal challenge.

    TheDonkeyInvasion - A Bookish Blog

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    1. What will your Goodreads goal be? I haven't decided for mine yet.

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  5. There are some genres I would skip, but this is a great way to get yourself to diversify your reading!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

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    1. Which ones would you skip? It sure will be. I can't wait.

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  6. Best of luck with this challenge. I've been meaning to find a specific challenge to try this year, and I'll be happy to join you on this! (:

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    1. Thank you! Good luck to you as well. I'll be setting up a goodreads group for it very soon. :D

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  7. I will definitely be doing this challenge! There are many genres I haven't explored yet and I think this will be a fun way to broaden my reading. Great idea!

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    1. PS.. this is me. I accidentally forgot to put my name on my comment lol

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    2. I know just what you mean. I feel like there are so many genres I haven't read many (or any) in. Good luck to you!!

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  8. This is such an amazing idea. I will think about joining. I like to be stretched when it comes to reading genres. The self help category would be my toughest read. I simply despise it. Best of luck with your goals.

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    1. Thanks! I like to be stretched when it comes to genres as well. Good luck if you decide to do it!

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