|1 January 2012 - 31 December 2012|
Julie from My Book Retreat is hosting the Non-Fiction Non-Memoir Reading Challenge.
The challenge is simple: to read adult and YA non-fiction (but not memoirs, autobiographies or journals). There is also a list of other types of non-fiction that does not count including books that are not read/meant to be read cover to cover (such as reference books, cookbooks, instruction manuals, slef-help, travel guides, how-to books, etc.), single essays and articles. Re-reads are also not allowed.
There are 4 levels to choose from:
Elementary - read 5 non-fiction books
Diploma - read 10 non-fiction books
Bachelor's Degree - read 15 non-fiction books
Master's Degree - read 25 non-fiction
Julie will also be posting various link-ups for participants, including reviews, quarterly updates and a wrap-up post. There will also be at least one giveaway.
Since about half of the adult material I read is non-fiction (the other is genre fiction - I call it my fluff! ;), I am so in for the Master's Degree (25 books)! I can't wait to start browsing the stacks for my choices! ;)
As titles are read, they will be dated, a link to a review posted, and (finally, since I love to do it!) crossed out.
1. Mad Mary Lamb: Lunacy and Murder in Literary London by Susan Tyler Hitchcock (literary biography/history)