Genre challenge: new reading exploits

When it comes to reading I usually stay in my little crime/thriller genre corner. If I am being totally honest it’s just a James Patterson corner really. I really like his writing style as well as seeing both sides of the crime solving story.

With this in mind I have decided that in 2017 I will be getting back into my reading. I used to read constantly, over the years TV has crept back in. There are a LOT of great shows out there at the moment which certainly doesn’t help. My husband and I have planned lots of reading corners in our house. When we eventually get around to building them it will be like a library.

I’ve approached my blogging community for suggestions on how to broaden my horizons into the world of books. It is so difficult to choose just one genre to start with. Luckily our community is a great one and I can use them all. So, now I have a list of 26 books to read in 2017.

I’ve worked out a rough listing of genres and sub-genres from the wonder that is Wikipedia to give me somewhere to start. My husband would be so proud of me (spreadsheet geek). I have created a spreadsheet. It lists the genres (roughly) and I’ve lined up the suggestions given to me. There is a genre or two that are blank so I will need to add a couple of suggestions in myself.


Genre book sourcing spreadsheet
Will there be an order to how and when I read them? Probably not, however, I am VERY intrigued by the first book’s title.Genre: Humour


100 yr old man book cover genre humourThe Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson.

I’ve chosen this as my first new genre to read because there is nothing I love more than a little giggle. If I am watching a film you can guarantee if it makes me laugh then I will love it.

I am not one for showing much emotion whilst reading/ For example, I do not tend to cry at books like some others do. That doesn’t mean I don’t feel anything. I am hoping this book will change that and I will be giggling away!

This book was recommended by Kate over on The Adventures of Kate who described it as ‘It’s hilarious, a little Forrest Gump-like with the stories and just a great light read!

I am really looking forward to this challenge. I would always curl up and read and read and read. You know, until you get to the point where your body is in pain from the position you are in and haven’t moved from.

I think I am starting strong with this book and genre. Start with your strong points/subjects and work forward!

So check back for my review and next choice of book!



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