Challenge #2 Mixing it Up

November 24, 2011 Reading Challenges 4

Mixing It Up
Mixing it Up
is hosted by Musings of a Bookshop Girl

The premise is really very simple. It’s all about mixing up your reading, pushing your boundaries and exploring new genres. Take a look at the categories below, and choose one book for each category. It’s that easy! You can choose to try anything from a gentle 4 to the full 16 different genres, and the book you pick for each is entirely up to you!

My Goal 9-12 Categories. (Aiming for 12)

My books:

1. Classics –
2. Biography –
3. Cookery, Food and Wine – The Happy Baker by Erin Bolger
4. History
5. Modern Fiction – The Litigators by John Grisham
6. Graphic Novels and Manga – Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
7. Crime and Mystery – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larson
8. Horror – Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
9. Romance – Somebody to Love by Kristan Higgins
10. Science Fiction and Fantasy – 11/22/63 by Stephen King
11. Travel
12. Poetry and Drama –
13. Journalism and Humor – Bossypants by Tina Fey
14. Science and Natural History – Bonk by Mary Roach (review is on goodreads only)
15. Children’s and Young Adult – The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
16. Social Sciences and Philosophy


4 Responses to “Challenge #2 Mixing it Up”

  1. Ellie

    Hi Kimberley – welcome to Mixing It Up! ‘Rebecca’ is wonderful, I couldn’t put it down when I read it. I’ve got ‘Matched’ and ‘Lost City of Z’ waiting on my shelves too, so we might cross over a bit somewhere down the line. And ‘Romeo and Juliet’ is one of my all-time favourite plays, it always makes me cry even just reading it! Good luck!

  2. Ellie

    Wow, two down already! I’ve been hearing a lot about ‘Mara Dyer’ – I’ll have to keep an eye out at the shop. Hopefully I’ll be tackling a couple more categories this month after a dreadful reading month in January, oops… :)

    • Kimberly @ On the Wings of Books

      I figure I better get in early start in both my challenges because I know that I tend to read a less in the summer and I don’t want to try to cram everything during the holidays because you know that’s a bad idea. :)

  3. Ellie

    Hi again Kimberly! I usually read less in summer too so I try to get ahead earlier on – but I’ve failed DISMALLY on that front this year, oops… I’ve barely touched any of my three challenges so far, even my own, haha! You’ve read a fair few that I’ve got on Mount TBR/my wishlist so I’ll hop along and check out your reviews now. Good luck for the rest of 2012!