I’m guilty of sticking to a couple of genres and not really exploring or expanding into any other genres, so I decided to take the Genre Challenge.
I found the Genre Challenge on Bookworms and Tea, although it’s from 2008, there’s no reason why I can’t do it in 2013 right?
Throughout 2013, I’m going to read 12 books from different genres, I’ve listed the books I’m planning to read in each genre below.
- Crime Fiction – Jeff Lindsay – Darkly Dreaming Dexter
- Detective Fiction – Karin Slaughter – Criminal
- Mystery Fiction – Peter May – The Lewis Man
- Horror Fiction – Stephen King – The Shining
- Thriller Fiction – The follow up to Olivier Nilsson-Julien’s The Ice Cage
- Romance Fiction – Morgan Rayne – A Different Kind of Fairy Tale
- Science Fiction – Iain M Banks – Excession
- Action / Adventure Fiction – James Patterson – The Angel Experiment
- Fantasy Fiction – Veronica Roth – Divergent
- Realistic Fiction – Cindy Procter-King – Where She Belongs
- Historical Fiction – Hilary Mantel – Wolf Hall
- Western Fiction – Debra Holland – Wild Montana Sky
Some of those genres look pretty similar on first glance, so if you need help here’s a list of genre definitions from Bookworms and Tea. I found this really useful when searching for a book for each genre, without it I think I may have got a couple of genres completely wrong. I’m most looking forward to reading Western Fiction as I’ve never read anything from this genre before.
Will you be joining me on my challenge? If so, which books will you be reading and which genre are you most excited to explore?