2011 Non-Fiction Challenge

22 Jan

I saw this on the fantastically awesome blog The Broke and The Bookish, and have decided to take up the challenge, as one of my goals for the year is to open my mind up to different books and ideas. This seems like a good step in the right direction!


– The challenge runs from January 17th to December 31st 2011.
–  Anyone who links a review up is eligible to be entered to win a book of their choice (under $15). How many reviews you link up determines how many entries you get. Additional prizes may be added once I organize this more and depending on how many people sign up. (International readers welcome if Book Depository ships to you).
– Anyone can join. If you don’t have a blog, you can link reviews on Goodreads or Amazon or wherever you have your reviews.
– You can join the challenge at any point throughout the year.

Here’s the challenge:

Culture: Non-fiction books about different cultures, religions and foreign lands; memoirs & biographies count.

Art: Non-fiction books about anything art related (painters, music, architecture, photography, dance, literature, film, etc.). Memoirs/biographies of any people related to the arts count.

Food: Food memoirs, anything related to food industry, food lifestyles

Medical: anything related to the medical field–industry memoirs, memoirs about illnesses (mental included) /diseases, etc.

Travel: travelogues, industry memoirs, travel guides, etc.

Memoir/Biography: Self explanatory

Money: Anything related to finances, economics, history of money, financial improvement etc.

Science/Nature: Anything related to any scientific field, memoirs count.

History: Anything history related– events, biographies of historic figures, etc.

And of course, to keep things interesting, there must be some levels :


1-3 books from different categories: Master of Trivial Pursuit
4-6 books from different categories: Apply For Who Wants to Be A Millionaire
7-9 books from different categories: Future Jeopardy Champion

So, if your interested, click on over to the The Broke and The Bookish, and join in. Will most definitely see you there!

( NB: As awesome as the wording describing the challenge is for this blog post, it isn’t mine – it belongs to The Broke and the Bookish – but obviously it’s the best wording to describe it!).


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