2013 Reading Challenges

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Australian Women Writers Challenge

1. Life in Ten Houses by Sonya Hartnett
2. I Came to Say Goodbye by Caroline Overington
3. Fractured by Dawn Barker
4. Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay
5. Into My Arms by Kylie Ladd
6. Welcome to Your New Life by Anna Goldsworthy

Challenge complete (but I’ll keep going…)

7. The Whole of My World by Nicole Hayes
8. Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
9. Pursuing Love and Death by Heather Taylor Johnson
10. The Meaning of Grace by Deborah Forster

Challenge wrap-up here.

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What’s in a Name Challenge

Up or Down: A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
Kitchen Item: The Cookbook Collector by Allegra Goodman; My Life on a Plate by India Knight
Party/ Celebration: Girls in White Dresses by Jennifer Close; The Mussel Feast by Birgit Vanderbeke; The Easter Parade by Richard Yates
Fire: Heartburn by Nora Ephron
Emotion: Someone I Loved by Anna Gavalda; Love All by Callie Wright; The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. by Adelle Waldman; Mad About the Boy by Helen Fielding
Lost or Found: Nowhere Yet by Edward Cozza

Challenge wrap-up here.

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Translation Challenge

1. Message from an Unknown Chinese Mother by Xinran, translated by Nicky Harman (Chinese)
2. Someone I Loved by Anna Gavalda, translated by Catherine Evans (French)
3. The Gourmet by Muriel Barberry, translated by Alison Anderson (French)
4. Swimming to Elba by Silvia Avallone, translated by Antony Shugaar (Italian)
5. The Infatuations by Javier Marías, translated by Margaret Jull Costa (Spanish)
6. Me and You by Niccolo Ammaniti, translated by Kylee Doust (Italian)
7. The Mussel Feast by Birgit Vanderbeke, translated by Jamie Bulloch (German)
8. The Post Office Girl by Stefan Zweig, translated by Joel Rotenberg (German)
9. Doppler by Erlend Loe, translated by Don Barlett and Don Shaw (Norwegian)
10. Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto, translated by Megan Backus (Japanese)
11. Back to Back by Julia Franck, translated by Anthea Bell (German)
12. The Lost Daughter by Elena Ferrante, translated by Ann Goldstein (Italian)

Challenge wrap-up here.

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Foodies Read Challenge

1. The Cookbook Collector by Allegra Goodman
2. The Gourmet by Muriel Barberry
3. Heartburn by Nora Ephron
4. The Monday Night Cooking School by Erica Bauermeister

Challenge complete (but I’ll keep going…)

5. The Last Banquet by Jonathan Grimwood
6. The Reluctant Cannibals by Ian Flitcroft
7. Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto

Challenge wrap-up here.

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Off the Shelf Challenge

1. Life in Ten Houses by Sonya Hartnett
2. Then Came You by Jennifer Weiner
3. The Cookbook Collector by Allegra Goodman
4. I Came to Say Goodbye by Caroline Overington
5. Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Green
6. Girls in White Dresses by Jennifer Close
7. 99 Reasons Why by Caroline Smailes
8. Eleven Seasons by Paul D. Carter
9. London is the Best City in America by Laura Dave
10. My Life on a Plate by India Knight
11. Damage by Josephine Hart
12. The Post Office Girl by Stefan Zweig
13. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
14. The Easter Parade by Richard Yates
15. Starter for Ten by David Nicholls
16. Q by Evan Mandery
17. Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
18. The Meaning of Grace by Deborah Forster
19. Doppler by Erlend Loe
20. The Summer Without Men by Siri Hustvedt
21. Ménage by Alix Kates Shulman
22. Charlotte Street by Danny Wallace
23. Amsterdam by Ian McEwan
24. Alys, Always by Harriet Lane
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