Undeterred by my lack of 2011 challenge success (only 4 re-reads? really?), it’s time to turn my sight to 2012.
The first challenge that has caught my eye (via An Armchair by the Sea) is being hosted by Ellie at Musings of a Bookshop Girl. It is the Mixing It Up Challenge! The goal: read books of different genres. Push reading boundaries, explore new frontiers!
There are 16 categories:
Classics – David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
Biography – Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby
Cookery, Food and Wine
History – In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
Modern Fiction – Heidegger’s Glasses by Thaisa Frank
Graphic Novels and Manga
Crime and Mystery – A Place of Execution – Val McDermid
Horror – Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist
Science Fiction and Fantasy – A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin
Travel – I See by My Outfit by Peter S. Beagle
Poetry and Drama – Minorities by T. E. Lawrence
Journalism and Humour
Science and Natural History
Children’s and Young Adult – The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
Social Sciences and Philosophy
I’m going to shoot for the “Mixing Bowl” level of participation and read from 9-12 categories. I know how fickle I am. I’ve filled in some titles, but those are tentative.
For more info, visit the Mixing It Up Challenge sticky page!