Jan 17, 2010

Speculative Fiction Reading Challenge 2010!

The Speculative Fiction Reading Challenge can include young adult as well as adult books. There are many genres and sub-genres under the umbrella of 'speculative fiction' and I have listed them below. Enjoy, have fun and hopefully you will discover a new genre or author along the way.

Timeline: 1st Jan 2010~ 31st Dec 2010. Only books started on January 1st count towards this challenge.

1. Anyone can join. You don't need a blog to participate. 
2. There are four levels:
Inquisitive – Read 3 Speculative Fiction novels.
Enthusiastic – Read 6 Speculative Fiction novels.
Addicted – Read 12 Speculative Fiction novels.
Obsessed – Read 24 Speculative Fiction novels.
3. Any book format counts.
4. You don't have to select your books ahead of time, you can just add them as you go. Also if you do list them upfront then you can change them, nothing is set in stone! 
5. The books you choose can crossover into other challenges you have on the go.
6. If you decide to participate in this challenge please use the links I have set up below with the buttons to post on your sidebar, this way others can find their way back to this post and join in the fun.
7. If you decide to join this challenge be sure to create a post telling others, please make sure you add a link back to this post so others can join in.

8. There will be a place for you to link your reviews and be entered into the monthly prize draw. Non-bloggers welcome - please go HERE and select month for more information.

- Science Fiction
sub-genres: hard/soft SF, cyberpunk, time travel, alternative history, space opera
- Fantasy Fiction
sub-genres: dark fantasy, urban fantasy, magic realism, quest, mythical fantasy, steampunk
- Horror Fiction
sub-genres: paranormal, gothic literature, splatterpunk
- Supernatural Fiction
- Superhero Fiction
- Utopian and Dystopian Fiction
- Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Fiction

If you need further help to decide on which genre to choose or for a full explanation of speculative fiction check out Wikipeadia.

Join this challenge at Book Chick City!

I'll go with the Addicted level & read 12 Speculative Fiction Novels, one for each month!

I'll add the books as I read them!
My Book List:
 1. "The Stone Rose" by Jacqueline Rayner - review
 2. "Storm Front" by Jim Butcher - review
 3. "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" by Douglas Adams - review
 4. "Ender's Game" by Orson Scott Card - review
 5. "InterWorld" by Neil Gaiman & Michael Reaves - review
 6. "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins - review
 7. "Changeless" by Gail Carriger - review
 8. "Leviathan" by Scott Westerfeld - review
 9. "Catching Fire" by Suzanne Collins - review
10. "Incarceron" by Catherine Fisher - review
11. "Mockingjay" by Suzanne Collins - review
12. "Rot & Ruin" by Jonathan Maberry - review
13. "Edge" by Thomas Blackthorne - review
14. "Paranormalcy" by Kiersten White - review
15. "Thomas Riley" by Nick Valentino - review
16. "Unholy Ghosts" by Stacia Kane - review
17. "Unholy Magic" by Stacia Kane - review
18. "Uglies" by Scott Westerfeld - review
19. "Neverwhere" by Neil Gaiman - review
20. "Warm Bodies" by Isaac Marion - review
21. "The Cellar" by A. J. Whitten - review
22. "The Graveyard Book" by Neil Gaiman - review
23. "Howl's Moving Castle" by Diana Wynne Jones - review
24. "City of Bones" by Cassandra Clare - review

1 comment:

  1. Hi, thanks for joining my Speculative Fiction challenge as well. I hope you enjoy it and I look forward to seeing which books you read! :)