Monday, 17 December 2012

New Genre Challenge: January 2013

For a long time now, we've been hearing about Steampunk books, & though we've been intrigued, we've never tried any of them. So we thought now might be a good time: a new year, a new genre. 

Do you have a genre you've never tried before -- mystery, hard SF, history, memoir? This is the challenge: to read a book, any book, in any genre, just as long as it's a genre that's new to you.

You have the whole month of January to read your book. Then drop us a line & let us know how it went. Did you like the book? Hate it? Why? Do you think you'll try the genre again? Why or why not?

Above all, this challenge is meant for you to have fun. So select your genre with care.  


  1. Romance is a genre I've avoided like the plague. It never interested me. Don't get me wrong, romance in a story is just fine, but I've never been keen on the genre where romance IS the plot.

    However, a good friend of mine, and an author, does write romance, and I've picked up one of her books to read. Now I just have to figure out what was the last safe place we put the Kindle down, since I was able to purchase her book through a special Kindle-book sale. It's called "The Desperate Housewives of Olympus" by Saranna DeWylde. I bought it awhile back, but haven't had time to read it.

    I'll be sure to let you know what I think!

    1. Excellent! You're braver than we are. We, too, have always avoided romance as a genre. Your courage inspires us.