Reading Challenge: The Eclectic Reader Challenge + January TBR


Another challenge I’m joining this year in order to expose myself to as many genres and as many books as possible is the Eclectic Reader Challenge which is hosted by bookdout! Check it out through the link!

Now, the list! I know what I want to read for a couple of the categories, but I’d like to leave everything open for now.


  1. Translated fiction
  2. Historical mystery
  3. Romantic suspense
  4. Made into a movie
  5. New Adult
  6. Urban Fantasy
  7. Dystopian – The Maze Runner by James Dashner
  8. Memoir
  9. LGBT
  10. Action Adventure
  11. Humour
  12. Published in 2013

I have a feeling I’ll struggle to find something for humour and historical mystery. I’m also a bit worried about action adventure. But we shall see…!






The Tangibles (in no particular order):

1- The Pact by Jodi Picoult

My first Jodi Picoult book was My Sister’s Keeper which I read as a part of my first dual book reading experience. My friend and I bought it together before I left Egypt and then we read it together, kept on FB messaging each other about it and so on, and we both loved it. Ever since, I’ve been planning to read another Picoult book, and I came upon this one in my school library. I was hooked at ‘Your son says they both meant to die, but he lived.’ So yeah… If someone’s going to die, then I sure am going to enjoy it.

2- The Chronicles of Narnia: The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis

Yet another school library book, and it has all the first 3 books in the series. I’ve always been meaning to read the chronicles of Narnia, ever since I’ve watched the movie many years ago but I never got the chance to. I’m reading this (well, the whole series) in particular for the Back to the Classics challenge which you should totally check out! I can’t wait to start this series though. I hope I’ll fall in love with it!

3- Persuasion by Jane Austen

It’s been one of my resolutions to read at least a classic every month, and Persuasion, since I bought it last month, has been set as the January classic! Now, it also gets to count in the Back to the Classics challenge as a 19th century classic. After Pride and Prejudice wooed me off my feet and made me fall in love with classics, I cannot wait to start reading Persuasion, which I hear has a great lead female character. If so, it’ll probably also count in the Feminist Reading Challenge, which I also will be joining this year and you should check out.

4- The Maze Runner by James Dashner

a) It’s dystopian, which isn’t really my thing.

b) It has a synopsis that intrigues me.

c) I’ve heard so many people talk about it.

Therefore, I decided it’s about the time I pitched out an opinion on this book. I bought it mid-December but had other books planned out for the month and wasn’t really in the mood for dystopia, but I’m really excited to start it now! This book will count for the Eclectic book challenge as mentioned above.

The Intangibles (in no particular order):

First Love Lola

1- The Statistical Probability of Falling in Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

No one ever ask me to write its name again. So. Bloody. Long. I was watching some old John Green videos on Youtube today and he recommended this book. To me, John’s words are LAW, so I decided to get this book on my phone. I’m not really sure what it’s about but it sounds really interesting, so we’ll see how that goes. 3 of my friends on Goodreads have read it and their ratings range from 2 stars to 4.5.

2- Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

After Anna and the French Kiss, I really didn’t think I’ll want to read another book like it. Nonetheless, between Persuasion, the Pact, and an Agatha Christie book that I still need to get my hands on, I know I’ll need some breezy buffers. This is what this book is here for; I’m hoping I’ll like it better than Anna and the French Kiss though.


Thanks to the Mad Reviewer challenge, you will probably be seeing reviews on each of these books during the month! You should probably check out that challenge too!

What are you reading to kick off the year? And have you read any of the books I’ve mentioned above? How did you like them?

It’s worth mentioning that now, it’s 12:25 am 1/1/2013. Happy New Year, everyone!


One thought on “Reading Challenge: The Eclectic Reader Challenge + January TBR

  1. shelleyrae @ Book'd Out says:

    I’m glad to have you join me for the Eclectic Reader Challenge in 2013 – Good luck!

    Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out

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