I’ve hatched a reading plan for 2017. Now, normally I ready almost exclusively fantasy. As a matter of fact, the last book I (tried to) read that wasn’t fantasy was Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park , and I couldn’t finish it.
So I got to thinking the other day (a rare occurrence), and I realized I need a bit of variety in my life. So I proposed the following to myself: what if I read one book each month in a genre that I normally don’t read? I liked the idea, so I drew up a plan and here we are.
My self-imposed rules:
- Once I start a book, I have to finish it.
- I’m not allowed to pick a book I’ve previously read.
- Each book must be read within the month.
If all goes according to plan, I’ll be following this chart:
January – Historical Fiction
February – Young Adult
March – Crime/Mystery
April – Play/Script
May – Thriller
June – Science Fiction
July – Graphic Novel
August – Biographical
September – Dystopian
October – Non-Fiction
November – Romance
December – Young Adult
Now, you may notice there are some popular genres I haven’t listed, such as horror, paranormal, etc. While I want to try a variety of genres, I also have to draw a line somewhere, and there are certain genres or elements that I simply will not sample for personal reasons. (Genres aside, I won’t read anything with explicit content, or strong language.)
You may have also noticed that I included Young Adult fiction twice (February and December). I figured it was a broad enough genre, and includes enough subgenres, that I should pick from it twice. Also, I had an extra month and had to fill it with something.
I have some ideas for a few of the months, but I’ll definitely need suggestions for most of them, so feel free to drop a comment or hit me up on Twitter! And if you’d like to do this challenge, or something similar, then join the fun!
In the meantime, have a great day.