Tuesday 5 January 2016

2016 Reading Challenges

It's been a couple of years since I took part in a reading challenge. This year I've decided to get back into a reading/reviewing routine by signing up to two challenges. Not only will this get me reading a variety of genres and subjects I might not otherwise, it will also ease me back into my blogging. Healing Scribe has suffered from my silence the last two years. Reviewing books will ensure my blog sees at least some action in 2016! :-)

My two challenges are -


I did the Eclectic Reader Challenge in 2013 and thoroughly enjoyed it, so I'm back for another go! Shelleyrae at Book'd Out says - "the aim of The Eclectic Reader Challenge is to push you outside your comfort zone by reading up to 12 books during the year from 12 different categories."

This year the categories are -

1. A book about books (fiction or non-fiction)
2. Serial killer Thriller
3. Paranormal romance
4. A novel set on an island
5. Investigative journalism (non-fiction)
6. Disaster fiction
7. Steampunk sci-fi
8. Any book shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize
9. Psychology (non-fiction)
10. Immigrant Experience fiction
11. YA historical fiction
12. A debut author in 2016

I will choose my books as I go along.

Nonfiction Reading Challenge hosted at The Introverted Reader

The Non-Fiction Challenge hosted by The Introverted Reader is a new one for me. It's a simple challenge - just read non-fiction books. :-) Memoir, travel, history - whatever! If it's non-fiction, it counts.

I'm signing up for the Seeker level - read 11-15 non-fiction books this year. Again, I'll choose these books as I go along.

I'll start posting my reviews soon. Stay tuned...