GBC 2011

I figured it would be easiest to gather all of the information for the Genre Breakout Challenge on one page.

Books:

  • Adrenaline
    • Winner: The Nearest Exit by Olen Steinhauer
      • Short List (Choose One):
      • Caught by Harlan Coben
      • Crashers by Dana Haynes
      • Deep Shadow by Randy Wayne White
      • They’re Watching by Gregg Hurwitz
  • Fantasy
    • Winner: Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay
      • Short List (Choose One):
      • Finch by Jeff VanderMeer
      • The Half-Made World by Felix Gilman
      • The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin
      • Nights of Villjamur by Mark Charan Newton
  • Historical Fiction
    • Winner: The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer
      • Short List (Choose One):
      • A Battle Won by S. Thomas Russell
      • A Fierce Radiance by Lauren Belfer
      • The Golden Mean by Annabel Lyon
      • The Rebellion of Jane Clarke by Sally Gunning
  • Horror
    • Winner: The Dead Path by Stephen M. Irwin
      • Short List (Choose One):
      • The Caretaker of Lorne Field by David Zeltserman
      • The Frenzy Way by Gregory Lamberson
      • Horns by Joe Hill
      • So Cold the River by Michael Koryta
  • Mystery
    • Winner: Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny
      • Short List (Choose One):
      • Faithful Place by Tana French
      • The Taken by Inger Ash Wolfe
      • Think of a Number by John Verdon
      • Vermilion Drift by William Kent Krueger
  • Romance
    • Winner: A Matter of Class by Mary Balogh
      • Short List (Choose One):
      • Barely a Lady by Eileen Dreyer
      • The Forbidden Rose by Joanna Bourne
      • The Iron Duke by Meljean Brook
      • Something About You by Julie James
  • Science Fiction
    • Winner: The Dervish House by Ian McDonald
      • Short List (Choose One):
      • Ark by Stephen Baxter
      • Blonde Bombshell by Tom Holt
      • Darkship Thieves by Sarah Hoyt
      • The Lifecycle of Software Objects by Ted Chiang
  • Women’s Fiction
    • Winner: Solomon’s Oak by Jo-Ann Mapson
      • Short List (Choose One):
      • The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen
      • The Language of Sand by Ellen Block
      • The Love Goddess’ Cooking School by Melissa Senate
      • Vintage Affair by Isabel Wolff

Schedule:

January

  • Reading List Council committee names the best books of 2010 for the genres they cover: adrenaline, fantasy, historical fiction, horror, mystery, romance, science fiction, and women’s fiction.

February

  • Read winner of Adrenaline genre and one selection from the short list.

March

  • Disucss Adrenaline genre reads.
  • Read winner of Fantasy genre and one selection from the short list.

April

  • Discuss Fantasy genre reads.
  • Read winner of Historical Fiction genre and one selection from the short list.

May

  • Discuss Historical Fiction genre reads.
  • Read winner of Horror genre and one selection from the short list.

June

  • Discuss Horror genre reads.
  • Summer Reading Program break

July

  • Summer Reading Program break

August

  • Read winner of Mystery genre and one selection from the short list.

September

  • Discuss Mystery genre reads.
  • Read winner of Romance genre and one selection from the short list.

October

  • Discuss Romance genre reads.
  • Read winner of Science Fiction genre and one selection from the short list.

November

  • Discuss Science Fiction genre reads.
  • Read winner of Women’s Fiction genre and one selection from the short list.

December

  • Discuss Women’s Fiction genre reads.
  • Discuss experiment and see if want to continue in 2012.

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