Book reviews are about all I’ve posted in the last few months, and here my first non-review post in a very long time is about–book reviews. Even though it appears as if I have reviewed far too many novels lately, I can say that, as far as the 2012 Eclectic Reader’s Challenge is concerned, it hasn’t been enough.
If you don’t know–or don’t recall–what the Challenge is, it’s simply this: Read a book in each of twelve different genres, then publish a review. Simple, right? One book and review a month. Well, I fell a little short.
Here is a list of the represented genres, the books I had planned to read, the ones I actually read, the rating I gave, and whether a review has been published for the novel.
|Genre||Book Planned to Read||Book Read||Rating||Status|
|Science Fiction||Seven Point Eight: The First Chronicle, by Marie Harbon||same||
but see the review for explanation
|Read and reviewed|
|Non-fiction||Immediate Fiction, by Jerry Cleaver||none||n/a||Not read|
|Horror||Reunion, by Jeff Bennington||same||Read and reviewed|
|Classic||Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley||same||Read and reviewed|
|Literary||In Memory of Greed, by Al Boudreau||Life of Pi, by Yann Martel||Read and reviewed|
|Thriller/Suspense||BoneMan’s Daughters, by Ted Dekker||In Memory of Greed, by Al Boudreau||n/a||Read, not reviewed|
|Crime/Mystery||Chasing Amanda, by Melissa Foster||same||Read and reviewed|
|Fantasy||A Game of Thrones, by George R. R. Martin||Bonded, by Mande Matthews||Read and reviewed|
|Young Adult||The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins||same||n/a||Read, not reviewed|
|Romance||Bonded, by Mande Matthews||Why Men are from Earth and Women are not from Venus, by Mark Laverdiere||n/a||Begun but not finished, not reviewed|
|Historical||Hadn’t decided||n/a||n/a||Neither read nor reviewed|
|My favorite genre (horror)||Blood Skies, by Steven Montano||n/a||n/a||Neither read nor reviewed|
So there you have it. I intend to post a review for The Hunger Games before the end of the year, so watch for it soon.
The following year I intend to write and publish one book review a month. I already have a short list of those that will appear here–some have already been read and are just waiting for me to write it up. With very few exceptions, the books I review will be within the horror/supernatural/paranormal/suspense genres. There are currently one fantasy and one science fiction novel on the list.
- Wilde’s Fire, by Krystal Wade (YA fantasy)
- The Legend of Rachel Petersen, by JT Baroni (horror)
- Season of the Beast, by Bob Jacobs (horror; currently only in manuscript format)
- The Neighbors, by Ania Ahlborne (suspense)
- Seven Point Eight: The Second Chronicle, by Marie Harbon (science-fiction/paranormal)
- Blood Skies, by Steven Montano (horror)
If you have any suggestions, or are an author with a book you’d like reviewed, let me know in the comments section and I’ll add them to my list.