Anyway, it all started as a challenge to read more books from varying genres. In that vein, a new yearly challenge has sprung up.
Choose easy (12 books), hard (24), or insane (36), select a book from each genre in the list, and read it before the year is out. Seems simple enough, right? I feel pretty confident, so I chose the Insane challenge. Thirty-six books in a year is a good milestone!
Below is the list. Links go to my review of that book.
1. Adventure: Cheryl Strayed. Wild.
2. Autobiography/biography: David Sedaris. Me Talk Pretty One Day.
3. Chick lit: Kathy Lette. How To Kill Your Husband.
4. Children’s: Katherine Paterson. Bridge to Terabithia.
5. Classics: Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Crime and Punishment.
6. Cyberpunk: Neal Stephenson. Cryptonomicon.
7. Drama: Arthur miller. Death of a Salesman.
8. Dystopian: Stephen King. The Running Man.
9. Educational: Nicole Moore. The Censor’s Library.
10. Erotica: Krissy Kneen. Triptych.
11. Espionage: John le Carré. Call for the Dead.
12. Fantasy: Brandon Sanderson. The Way of Kings.
13. Graphic novel: Jan Strnad & Richard Corben. Ragemoor.
14. Gothic: Charlotte Brontë. Jane Eyre.
15. Hard-boiled: Dashiell Hammett. The Maltese Falcon.
16. Historical fiction: Hilary Mantel. Wolf Hall.
17. Horror: John Ajvide Lindqvist. Harbour.
18. Humour: DBC Pierre. Vernon God Little.
19. Literary fiction: Richard Ford. Canada.
20. Magic realism: Erin Morgenstern. The Night Circus.
21. Mystery: Dennis Lehane. A Drink Before the War.
22. Noir: James M Cain. Double Indemnity.
23. Non-fiction: Stephen D Levitt & Stephen J Dubner. Freakonomics.
24. Paranormal: TO BE DECIDED
25. Philosophical: James Gleick. The Information.
26. Poetry: Stacie Cassarino. Zero at the Bone.
27. Post-apocalyptic: Hugh Howey. Wool #1-5.
28. Romance: TO BE DECIDED
29. Science fiction: TO BE DECIDED
30. Steampunk: Richard Ford. Kultus.
31. Supernatural: Glen Duncan. Talulla Rising.
32. Thriller: Gillian Flynn. Dark Places.
33. True crime: Chloe Hooper. The Tall Man.
34. Urban fantasy: Jim Butcher. Storm Front.
35. Victorian: Charles Dickens. David Copperfield.
36. Young adult: Paolo Bacigalupi. Ship Breaker.