Wednesday, December 25, 2013

2014 Literary Exploration

Interested in becoming a Literary Explorer too? In 2014 Literary Exploration (through Goodreads) is once again challenging us to try out new genres; with a 12 book, 24 book and 36 book challenge.They give us a list of genres and anyone participating in the challenge has to complete one book from each genre over the course of the year.  I am in for the "Easy Challenge" level.  I may upgrade later...but I will consider my challenge complete when 12 books are read.

Easy Challenge

Classics My Antonia by Willa Cather (4/20/14)
Fantasy The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse by Robert Rankin (5/6/14)
Graphic Novels Harlan Ellison's 7 Against Chaos by Harlan Ellison (3/17/14)
Historical Fiction Dandy Gilver & the Proper Treatment of Bloodstains by Catriona McPherson [set in 1920s] (2/12/14)
Horror Relic by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child (7/22/14)
Literary Fiction Sinners & the Sea by Rebecca Kanner (5/21/14)
Mystery Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell (1/5/13)
Non Fiction XCIA's Street Art Project by Hank O'Neal (2/20/14)
Romance Faro's Daughter by Georgette Heyer (5/1/14)
Science Fiction Shakespeare's Planet by Clifford D. Simak (1/6/14)
Thriller 12.21 by Dustin Thomason (6/6/14)
Young Adult
The 7 Professors of the Far North by John Fardell (6/29/14)

Additions for Hard Challenge

Action/Adventure The Poison Belt by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1/2/14)
Auto-Biography/Biography Beyond Uhura: Star Trek & Other Memories by Nichelle Nichols (5/29/14)
Chick-Lit  Death by Chick Lit by Lynn Harris (2/1/14)

Humor  The Adventure of the Eleven Cuff-Buttons by James Francis Thierry (1/26/14)
Magical Realism Strange Pilgrims by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Paranormal Undead & Unpopular by MaryJanice Davidson (6/17/14)
Philosophical Selections from the Essays of Montaigne by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (trans & ed by Donald M. Frame) [7/7/14]
India's Love Lyrics by Laurence Hope (3/4/14)
Pulp – (Hard-Boiled or NoirThe Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain (4/29/14)
Steampunk  Steampunk Poe by Edgar Allan Poe; illustrated by Zdenko Basic & Manuel Numberac (5/30/14)
Victorian   A Long Fatal Love Chase by Louisa May Alcott (7/3/14)

Additions for Insane Challenge

Childrens Book Bed-Knob & Broomstick by Mary Norton (5/16/14)
Triumph by Philip Wylie (1/18/14)
Erotica  A Girl Walks Into a Bar by Helena S. Paige (3/12/14)

Self Help/Educational   You Can Write a Mystery by Gillian Roberts (2/9/14)
Short Stories  Dangerous Visions #3 by Harlan Ellison, ed (1/11/14)
Travel  The Kingdom by the Sea by Paul Theroux (1/20/14)
True Crime American Eve: Evelyn Nesbit, Stanford White The Birth of the 'It' Girl, and the 'Crime of the Century' by Paula Uruburu (11/11/14)
Urban Fantasy
  Blue Feather & Other Stories by Zane Grey


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