There are several options (visit the challenge post to see what they are), but I'm choosing to read all 12 genres.
This challenge will run from November 1 2008 – November 1 2009
The goal: To read one book in the following genres: crime fiction, detective fiction, mystery fiction, horror fiction, thriller fiction, romance fiction, science fiction, action/adventure fiction, fantasy fiction, realistic fiction, historical fiction, and western fiction. Specific definitions of these genres can be found in this post.
Completed: ALL 12/12 as of 15 October 2009 (visit my wrap-up post)
Crime: Out by Natsuo Kirino
Detective: Pawing through the past by Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown
Mystery: The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
Horror: Let the Right One in by John Ajvide Lindqvist
Thriller: Code to Zero by Ken Follett
Romance: Queen of Babble by Meg Cabot
Science Fiction: The Carbon Diaries 2015 by Saci Lloyd
Action/Adventure: Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
Fantasy: Winter Rose by Patricia McKillip
Realistic Fiction: P.S. I Love You by Cecilia Ahern
Historical Fiction: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Western: Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey