2016 Reading Challenges

 

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Australian Women Writers Challenge

The challenge supports and promotes books by Australian women. Find out about AWW2016 here. This year I’m aiming for the Franklin level (read ten books, review at least six).

1. Hot Little Hands by Abigail Ulman
2. Sunnyside by Joanna Murray-Smith
3. In the Quiet by Eliza Henry-Jones
4. The Women in Black by Madeleine St.John
5. Rush Oh! by Shirley Barrett
6. Viral by Helen FitzGerald
7. Six Bedrooms by Tegan Bennett Daylight
8. Hope Farm by Peggy Frew
9. A Few Days in the Country and Other Stories by Elizabeth Harrower
10. The World Without Us by Mireille Juchau

Challenge complete April 7… But I’ll keep going.

11. Small Acts of Disappearance by Fiona Wright
12. Addition by Toni Jordan
13. The Lake House by Kate Morton
14. All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld
15. Bush Oranges by Kay Donovan
16. The Good Parents by Joan London
17. Piano Lessons by Anna Goldsworthy
18. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
19. The Good People by Hannah Kent
20. Our Tiny, Useless Hearts by Toni Jordan

What’s in a Name? 2016

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

A country – The Embassy of Cambodia by Zadie Smith
An item of clothing – Old School Ties by Kate Harrison; Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen
An item of furniture – Six Bedrooms by Tegan Bennett Daylight; Piano Lessons by Anna Goldsworthy; The Gin Closet by Leslie Jamison
A profession – A Cook’s Tour by Anthony Bourdain; The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker
A month of the year – The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim
A title including ‘tree’ – Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty

Foodies Read 2016

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Pastry Chef (4-8 books). Hosted by Based on a True Story.

1. The Arrangement by Ashley Warlick
2. Food – A Love Story by Jim Gaffigan
3. A Cook’s Tour by Anthony Bourdain
4. How to Party With an Infant by Kaui Hart Hemmings

Challenge complete August 27 but I’ll keep going…

5. White Truffles in Winter by N. M. Kelby

Mount TBR Challenge and Read My Own Damn Books

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Two challenges, one outcome. I already feel ahead of the game.

Mount TBR Challenge is hosted by My Reader’s Block and is all about reading from what you already own. I’m aiming for the Mt. Ararat level: Read 48 books from your TBR pile/s (but I’ll have Mt. Kilimanjaro in my sight, because of this).

Read My Own Damn Books has no rules and I signed up because, in my opinion, it wins the title for Best Named Reading Challenge. It’s hosted by Estella’s Revenge.

1. Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner
2. Hot Little Hands by Abigail Ulman
3. Indiscretion by Charles Dubow
4. Sunnyside by Joanna Murray-Smith
5. Old School Ties by Kate Harrison
6. Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner
7. Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen
8. The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
9. Food – A Love Story by Jim Gaffigan
10. Wilful Disregard by Lena Andersson
11. In the Quiet by Eliza Henry-Jones
12. It Is Just You Everything’s Not Shit by Steve Stack
13. The Women in Black by Madeleine St.John
14. Rush Oh! by Shirley Barrett
15. Someday Find Me by Nicci Cloke
16. Reunion by Fred Uhlman
17. My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
18. A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash
19. Six Bedrooms by Tegan Bennett Daylight
20. The Eighties: A Bitchen Time to be a Teenager by Tom Harvey
21. Double Fault by Lionel Shriver
22. A Million Little Pieces by James Frey
23. Penelope by Rebecca Harrington
24. The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
25. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
26. The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood
27. The Rehearsal by Eleanor Catton
28. The Children Act by Ian McEwan
29. The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
30. I Was Told There’d Be Cake by Sloane Crosley
31. Addition by Toni Jordan
32. The Lake House by Kate Morton
33. Asking For It by Louise O’Neill
34. A Cook’s Tour by Anthony Bourdain
35. All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld
36. Bush Oranges by Kay Donovan
37. The Good Parents by Joan London
38. Catching the Sun by Tony Parsons
39. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim
40. White Truffles in Winter by N. M. Kelby
41. Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
42. Gold by Chris Cleave
43. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
44. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
45. The Stud Book by Monica Drake
46. The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante
47. Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty
48. The Embassy of Cambodia by Zadie Smith

Challenge complete November 23, but I’ll keep going…

49. The Words of Every Song by Liz Moore
50. Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay Behind by Elena Ferrante
51. In Between Days by Andrew Porter

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Christmas in Summer – challenge complete

Hosted by Brona’s Books. Seventeen books in one season.

C – Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner
H – Hot Little Hands by Abigail Ulman
R – Rush Oh! by Shirley Barrett
I – Indiscretion by Charles Dubow
S – Sous Chef by Michael Gibney
T – The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth McKenzie
M – My Wish List by Grégoire Delacourt
A – Annabel by Kathleen Winter
S – Skippy Dies by Paul Murray

I – In the Quiet by Eliza Henry-Jones
N – Nora Webster by Colm Tóibín

S – Sunnyside by Joanna Murray-Smith
U – Unspeakable Things by Kathleen Spivack
M – Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson
M – My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
E – Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh
R – Reunion by Fred Uhlman

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