The Literary Exploration Challenge

fiction-genre-cloud-600x312

Interesting in becoming a Literary Explorer too. The Literary Exploration Challenge is a yearly way to try out new genres with a 12 book, 24 book and 36 book challenge. We give you a list of genres and anyone participating in the challenge has to complete one book from each genre over the course of a year. I’ve completed this challenge in 2013 and 2014.

Interesting in participating? Are you on Goodreads? Join the Literary Exploration group to be apart of all the fun.

Easy Challenge

  1. Classics
  2. Fantasy
  3. Graphic Novels
  4. Historical Fiction
  5. Horror
  6. Literary Fiction
  7. Mystery
  8. Non Fiction
  9. Romance
  10. Science Fiction
  11. Thriller
  12. Young Adult

Hard Challenge

  1. Adventure
  2. Auto-Biography/Biography
  3. Chick-Lit
  4. Classics
  5. Drama
  6. Fantasy
  7. Graphic Novels
  8. Historical Fiction
  9. Horror
  10. Humour
  11. Literary Fiction
  12. Magical Realism
  13. Mystery
  14. Non Fiction
  15. Paranormal
  16. Philosophical
  17. Poetry
  18. Pulp – (Hard-Boiled or Noir)
  19. Romance
  20. Science Fiction
  21. Steampunk
  22. Thriller
  23. Victorian
  24. Young Adult

Insane Challenge

  1. Action/Adventure
  2. Auto-Biography/Biography
  3. Chick-Lit
  4. Childrens Book
  5. Classics
  6. Contemporary/Drama
  7. Cyberpunk/Steampunk
  8. Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic
  9. Epic
  10. Erotica
  11. Espionage
  12. Fantasy
  13. Graphic Novels
  14. Gothic
  15. Historical Fiction
  16. Horror
  17. Humour
  18. Literary Fiction
  19. Magical Realism
  20. Mystery
  21. Non Fiction
  22. Paranormal/Supernatural
  23. Philosophical
  24. Poetry
  25. Pulp – (Hard-Boiled or Noir)
  26. Romance
  27. Science Fiction
  28. Self Help/Educational
  29. Short Stories
  30. Thriller
  31. Travel
  32. True Crime
  33. Urban Fantasy
  34. Victorian
  35. Western
  36. Young Adult

Bonus points (can be exchanged for bragging rights) for Translated Fiction and books over 800 pages.

If you want to link to your challenge page/post do so below.

  • Jillian

    I love this!! I’m not sure I’ll have time in the next few years (lit courses and classics club), but just to say I support the idea of this! There are a lot of genres here I’ve never explored, that this challenge would inspire me to attempt. Good luck to those who participate. 🙂

  • Mish

    This is a great challenge! I’ll participate next year. I’m so tempted to try the Insane challenge