The kids and I have decided to do a reading challenge in 2012. Each month, we will have a featured genre. Each of us will read at least one book from the featured genre each month. We will not restrict our reading only to the featured genre, because the point of this is to make sure we're reading a variety of genres. I know there are some genres my kids have never really explored or have never read just for fun, so I think this will be a fun way to expand their literary horizons, especially if we do this several years in a row.
Here are the planned genres for 2012:
January: Graphic Novels
April: Biography & Autobiography
May: Historical Fiction
July: Short Story
August: True Crime
September: Science Fiction