Thursday, January 2, 2014

(2014) Jumble Your Genres Challenge

Hey, guys. So, 2014. Most people are putting up blog posts about what challenges they’re participating in, and as I was trolling through THOSE blog posts, I saw a challenge that caught my eye.
Basically, every month you’re supposed to read one or more books in the selected genre. And then you can enter to win stuff.
It sounds really fun, and like a really good motivator to get me to branch out of my standard, current YA comfort zone.

The calendar for the year is thus (I will also include some ideas of books I might read, especially for the genres I don’t read often):
January- Young Adult
  • Teardrop by Lauren Kate
  • Switched by Amanda Hocking
  • The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White
  • Frozen by Melissa de la Cruz
  • Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger
February- Contemporary
  • Trafficked by Kin Purcell
  • Until it Hurts to Stop by Jennifer R. Hubbard
  • Goodbye, Rebel Blue by Coriell Shelley
  • Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone by Kat Rosenfield
  • Afterparty by Ann Redisch Stampler
March- Urban Fantasy
  • Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter
  • Poison Princess by Kresley Cole
  • Snakeroot by Andrea Cremer
  • The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
  • Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton
April- Middle Grade
  • Doll Bones by Holly Black
  • The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson
  • Liesl and Po by Lauren Oliver
  • The Spindlers by Lauren Oliver
  • The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
May- Dystopian
  • The Maze Runner by James Dashner
  • Gone by Michael Grant
  • Partials by Dan Wells
  • The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  •  Perfect Ruin by Lauren DeStefano
  • Taken by Erin Bowman
  • Arclight by Josin L. McQuein
June- High Fantasy
  • Girls of Fire and Thornes by Rae Carson
  • Entwined by Heather Dixon
  • A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan
  • Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
  • Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher
July- Adult
  • Vicious by V.E. Schwab
  • Wicked: the Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
  • A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
  • Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead
  • Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
August- Paranormal
  • The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Sheperd
  • The Diviners by Libba Bray
  • Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
  • Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard
  • The Mediator by Meg Cabot
September- Romance
  • How to Love by Katie Cotugno
  • Wild Cards by Simone Elkeles
  • The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle
  •  The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider
  • Wild Awake by Hilary Smith
  • Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
October- Sci-Fi
  • These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Megan Spooner
  • Across a Star-Swept Sea by Diana Peterfruend
  • Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
  • The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? By Philip K. Dick
  • Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  • Dune by Frank Herbert
November- Historical Fiction
  • The White Queen by Phillipa Gregory
  • Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
  • Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys
  • Starstruck by Rachel Shukert
  •  Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
December- New Adult
  • Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
  • Easy by Tammara Webber
  • The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski  
  • Vain by Fisher Amelie
  • One & Only by Viv Daniels

1 comment:

  1. Woooo! Monica! So excited you're doing this with us! It's going to be great fun! And you've got an awesome list of books here! I saw your question about rereads and I definitely think those count! The whole purpose is for you to switch your TBR up a bit and dive into some other genres, maybe some things you have normally read in awhile. :)