Announcing the Reluctant Romantic Challenge

January 18, 2016 Uncategorized 23

TheReluctantRomanticIs there a genre you’d like to read more of in 2016? Or a genre that you’ve never given a chance? The Reluctant Romantic event this February is the time to do something about it! Lasting all of February,  there will be optional discussion topics and check-ins every Saturday and a twitter chat at the end of the month. To join in, just post a sign-up wherever your online home is and share what genre you’ll be getting to know this month.

Schedule and Discussion Topics

Feb 6 – Genre Speed Dating – What genre are you getting to know this month? Why do you want to give it a chance?

Feb 13 – It’s Complicated – Is there anything that keeps you from reading this genre more?

Feb 20 – Young Love – Have you read the genre you’re trying before? How was your first experience with that genre this month?

Feb 27 – Relationship Status – Where is your relationship with the genre you tried? Will you read more of this genre in the future?

Twitter Chat TBD

Personally, I’ll be experimenting with romance for February. It’s a genre I can be a bit of a snob about, but which I’ve also enjoyed, so I want to give it more of a chance. I’m excited to hear about the genres you’d all like to learn more about!

Reluctant Romantic Sign-Ups

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23 Responses to “Announcing the Reluctant Romantic Challenge”

  1. Tara @ Running 'N' Reading

    Oh, gosh!! This is a good one, Katie!! Mine would definitely be YA, I think…GAH! This would mean I’d actually have to read some!! 🙂 And, no, I haven’t even read The Fault in Our Stars; has everyone else??

    • DoingDewey

      Haha, I have not read The Fault in Our Stars, but if you’re thinking of trying some YA, I do have two popular favorites that I’d highly recommend. I thought that both The Book Thief and Aristotle and Dante were just as good as everyone says 🙂

  2. Aylee

    Oooh this is a great concept. It really makes me wonder what genre I would encourage myself to read if I participated, and it’s hard to think because I feel like there are so many genres that I would categorize outside my comfort zone! I’m definitely a very niche reader. Romance may be my best answer too.

    • DoingDewey

      I don’t think of myself as a niche reader, but it turns out I can think of a lot of options too! Romance is the genre I picked, but horror, middle grade, graphic novels, and poetry are all other genres I read just as little of.

  3. Rachel

    Wow. When I think about it, there are a lot of genres that I don’t read much of. Romance (the contemporary stuff, not the classic stuff) is probably the genre I read the least of. I’m not sure I want to read any though. But I guess that’s what the challenge is all about. I’ll think about it.

    • DoingDewey

      I was surprised by how many genres I don’t read that much as well! Horror, poetry, graphic novels, erotical, middle grade… I don’t read that many classics either and I wouldn’t be surprised if I could come up with more. I might try to make this challenge a recurring thing, so I can try some other new genres too 🙂

  4. Melinda

    There are a few genres I’m reluctant about: YA, Romance and Science fiction. I’ll think about joining the challenge!

  5. Rachel

    Ok. I checked my tags on LibraryThing and found that one genre that I’ve read very little of is modernism. (It turns out I’ve read more romance than I thought). So I’m up for this. I’ll read all modernist literature for the month of February.

    • DoingDewey

      I wondered how you came up with modernism as your genre of choice! I love the helpful tagging systems on book tracking websites 🙂 Thanks for joining in!

  6. Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

    This is a fun idea! So often we get hung up on certain genres and miss out on others that we’d really enjoy. Not sure I’ll have time to participate in February, but I’ll definitely come check it out! Make sure you link these discussions up to the discussion challenge!

  7. Monika @ Lovely Bookshelf

    First off, this challenge sounds FUN! I need to think about what genre I’d choose. Fantasy might be at the top of the list but…gah, I’ve had such little luck with reading it. Maybe something like thrillers. Hmmm. I’ll think about it!

    • DoingDewey

      If you’ve read more fantasy and had bad luck with it, I’d guess thrillers might be a more fun genre for you to try. I’d be happy to make some recommendations in either genre if you decide to give it a though 🙂

  8. Masanobu

    I’ve signed up to push myself to read more romance. And I think I’ll take your book rec: The Dark Queen sounds very interesting. Blending genres it’s a good introduction to romance.

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