2015 Reading Challenges

awwbadge_20151Australian Women Writers Challenge

The challenge supports and promotes books by Australian women. Find out about the AWW2015 here. This year I’m aiming for the Franklin level (read ten books, review at least six).

1. Laurinda by Alice Pung
2. Past the Shallows by Favel Parrett
3. Useful by Debra Oswald
4. Bad Behaviour by Rebecca Starford
5. The Golden Age by Joan London
6. Foreign Soil by Maxine Beneba Clarke
7. Heat and Light by Ellen Van Neerven
8. The Strays by Emily Bitto
9. The Invisible History of the Human Race by Christine Kenneally
10. Long Bay by Eleanor Limprecht
11. Whiskey & Charlie by Annabel Smith
12. Prick With a Fork by Larissa Dubecki
13. The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood
14. The Anti Cool Girl by Rosie Waterland
15. The Hypnotist’s Love Story by Liane Moriarty

challenge_2015 -wianWhat’s in a Name? 2015

Hosted by The Worm Hole. Read a book from each of the following categories:

A word including ‘ing’ in it: Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healy; The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood
A colour: The Golden Age by Joan London, The Green Road by Anne Enright
A familial relation: Vanessa and Her Sister by Priya Parmar; The Son by Michel Rostain; The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings
A body of water: Past the Shallows by Favel Parrett; The Chemistry of Tears by Peter Carey; Long Bay by Eleanor Limprecht
A city: The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
An animal: The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes by Anna McPartlin; Fishbowl by Bradley Somer

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Foodies Read 2015

Pastry Chef (4-8 books). Hosted by I’d Rather be at the Beach.

1. Consuming Passions by Michael Lee West
2. Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal
3. Prick With a Fork by Larissa Dubecki
4. Sous Chef by Michael Gibney

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Read Your Freebies 2015

Coupon Clipper – read 12 e-books (I’m adding my own degree of difficulty to this one as my 12 books will all be from 2012-2014 NetGalley leftovers). Hosted by The Book Vixen.

1. Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healy
2. Still Alice by Lisa Genova
3. Vanessa and Her Sister by Priya Parmar
4. Y by Marjorie Celona
5. The Best of Us by Sarah Pekkanen
6. Heart of Palm by Laura Lee Smith
7. Little Exiles by Robert Dinsdale
8. I’ll Take What She Has by Samantha Wilde
9. Disraeli Avenue by Caroline Smailes
10. The Five Acts of Diego Leon by Alex Espinoza
11. My Wish List by Grégoire Delacourt
12. Nora Webster by Colm Tobin

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A summer reading challenge (except that it’s winter in Melbourne)

1. The Green Road by Anne Enright
2. Fishbowl by Bradley Somer
3. The Wonder Lover by Malcolm Knox
4. Our Endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller
5. Whiskey and Charlie by Annabel Smith
6. Long Bay by Eleanor Limprecht
7. The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett
8. Days of Awe by Lauren Fox
9. Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal
10. The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes by Anna McPartlin
11. In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume
12. Life Moves Pretty Fast by Hadley Freeman
13. Heart of Palm by Laura Lee Smith
14. How to be a Grown-up by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus
15. The Best of Us by Sarah Pekkanen
16. Y by Marjorie Celona
17. I’ll Take What She Has by Samantha Wilde
18. Disraeli Avenue by Caroline Smailes
19. Little Exiles by Robert Dinsdale
20. The Empathy Exams by Leslie Jamison

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