The Eclectic Reader Challenge 2015
Ester Šebestová Wednesday, December 31, 2014 2015 reading challenge , eclectic reader challenge , tbrI've decided to join The Eclectic Reader Challenge hosted by Book'd Out. I've already put together a list of books I want to read in every category of this challenge but I'm not sure if I'm gonna follow it to the dot (because I rarely do that...). So here it is:
1) Retellings (of fairytale, legends or myth): John Steinbeck - "East of Eden" (According to the synopsis at the back of my copy, the destinies of families in this book "re-enact" the story of Adam and Eve and Cain and Abel, so technically it is a retelling of the Bible. If someone isn't satisfied, I have some other books I might read as well. But I really wanted to fit this book somewhere in this challenge and my other choice was to cheat on No 2, because it's set in Salinas Valley...)
2) A book set in a country starting with the letter S (eg. Sweden, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Slovakia): Doris Lessing – „The Grass is Singing“
3) PI Crime (fiction featuring a private investigator): Robert Galbraith – „Cockoo’s Calling“
4) A novel published before you were born: Donna Tartt - "The Secret History"
5) Contemporary romance: Lauren Weisberger - "Chasing Harry Winston"
6) Fiction for foodies (fiction featuring food/food related business): Lawrence Norfolk - "John Saturnall's Feast"
7) Microhistory (Non Fiction): Adrian Johns - "Piracy: The Intellectual Property Wars from Gutenberg to Gates"
8) Science Fiction set in space: Andy Weir - "The Martian"
9) Sports (Fiction or Non fiction): John King - "Skinheads"
10) Featuring diversity: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - "Half of the Yellow Sun"
11) Epistolary Fiction (fiction written in the format of letters/emails/diary entries): Mary Shelley – „Frankenstein“
12) Middle Grade/YA Adventure: Garth Nix - "Lirael"
This year should be fun, reading-wise especially, so... I'll see you in 2015 ;)