2017 Reading Challenges

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Australian Women Writers Challenge

The challenge supports and promotes books by Australian women. Find out about AWW2017 here. This year I’m aiming for the Franklin level (read ten books, review at least six).

01. Surrender by Sonya Hartnett
02. Antarctica on a Plate by Alexa Thomson
03. Lola Bensky by Lily Brett
04. Avalanche by Julia Leigh
05. An Isolated Incident by Emily Maguire
06. Dying – a Memoir by Cory Taylor
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What’s in a Name?

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

A number in numbers –
A building –
A title which has an ‘X’ somewhere in it – Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
A compass direction – South of the Border, West of the Sun by Haruki Murakami; Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
An item/items of cutlery – Miss Chopsticks by Xinran
A title in which at least two words share the same first letter – An Isolated Incident by Emily Macguire

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Mount TBR Challenge

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).

Because of the focus of this challenge, I’ll also participate in The TBR Dare Redux (hosted by Lizzy’s Literary Life and Annabookbel) – it’s essentially three months of reading exclusively from what you’ve got.

01. South of the Border, West of the Sun by Haruki Murakami
02. Surrender by Sonya Hartnett
03. Lola Bensky by Lily Brett
04. The Romantics by Galt Niederhoffer
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Around the World in 80 Books

I’ve been hankering for a new ‘translation’ challenge since I completed one a few years ago – it pushed my reading horizons and I enjoyed it. Alas, I haven’t found anything  that quite fits the bill so have decided to take the plunge with Around the World in 80 Books, hosted by Hard Book Habit (yes, I’m late to the party…but there’s no time limit for this challenge).

Basically, read 80 books set or connected with destinations of your choice – among those there must be at least one book connected to each continent, one sea-based book, and a book that involves travel.

01. America: Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
02. Japan: South of the Border, West of the Sun by Haruki Murakami
03. Antarctica: Antarctica on a Plate by Alexa Thomson
04. Australia: Surrender by Sonya Hartnett
05. China: Miss Chopsticks by Xinran
06. England: Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller
07. Vietnam: The Lover by Marguerite Duras
08. Pakistan: Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

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