Saturday, January 1, 2011

Dewey Decimal Challenge

I've been looking for a simple, general non-fiction challenge. I can't find one, so I decided to host my own. I am very much a fiction reader, but I did pick up several non-fiction books last year and I mostly enjoyed them. I need a little push to keep reading them, and I thought some of you might as well. So here's my Dewey Decimal Challenge.

Read any non-fiction book(s), adult or young adult. That's it. You can choose anything. Poetry? Yes. Memoirs? Yes. History? Yes. Travel? Yes. You get the idea? Absolutely anything that is classified as non-fiction counts for this challenge. 

I always like levels in my challenges, so here are mine:

Dilettante--Read 1 non-fiction book.

Explorer--Read 2 

Seeker--Read 3

Master--Read 4

This challenge will last from January 1 to December 31, 2011. 

I am not limiting the challenge to bloggers. You can also link to a review you wrote on another site, such as GoodReads or LibraryThing. 


I really was not going to sign up for any more challenges, but when I came across Jen's non-fiction challenge, I knew that I could not pass this one up!  I've got a number of books on my shelf currently that I've been wanting to read that fit this category, so why not?!?  I'm going to go with the Master level of 4 books
  1. Blankets by Craig Thompson
  2. In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
  3. Anne Frank:  The Diary of a Young Girl
  4. Persopolis by Marjane Satrapi
  5. Persopolis 2 by Marjane Satrapi
Challenge Result:  COMPLETED!!!


  1. I'm sure you'll achieve it, Tif.

    I read a lot of non-fiction anyway, in 2010 I read 29 non-fiction books out of 73, so nearly 40%, but that's because for the past two years I've challenged myself to always have a non-fic book on the go as well as a fiction book, previously I only used to read one book at a time, so that was often only going to be fiction. It worked so well I'll always do that, now.

  2. Tracy . . . That's a good idea! I'm reading a chunkster this month and may need some breaks. I may try this!

  3. Thanks for joining in!

    I was reading a non-fiction book at bedtime for a while and that worked pretty well for me. I still enjoyed it but I didn't have to worry too much about getting to a good part that was going to keep me up all night! I need to start doing that again.

  4. Introverted Jen . . . I am very excited for this challenge! I actually just picked up a non-fiction audio tonight at the library!!


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