2018 Reading Challenges

Australian Women Writers Challenge

The challenge supports and promotes books by Australian women. Find out about AWW2018 here. This year I’m aiming for the Franklin level (read ten books, review at least six).

01. The Mint Lawn by Gillian Mears
02. The Other Side of the World by Stephanie Bishop
03. The Museum of Words by Georgia Blain
04. In My Mother’s Hands by Biff Ward
05. Pulse Points by Jennifer Down
06. See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt
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Memoir Reading Challenge

I read lots of memoirs so figure I can manage a memoir challenge. This one is hosted by Whatever I Think Of and the task is to read five memoirs from a list of 30 categories (such as humour, best-sellers, political, illness).

01. The Museum of Words by Georgia Blain (published in 2017)
02. In My Mother’s Hands by Biff Ward (mental illness)
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What’s in a Name?

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

• The word ‘the’ used twice – The Other Side of the World by Stephanie Bishop
• A fruit or vegetable –
• A shape – Young Hearts Crying by Richard Yates
• A title that begins with Z (can be after ‘The’ or ‘A’) –
• A nationality – The American Lover by Rose Tremain
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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.

01. All Grown Up by Jami Attenberg
02. The Mint Lawn by Gillian Mears
03. Young Hearts Crying by Richard Yates
04. The Other Side of the World by Stephanie Bishop
05. The Museum of Words by Georgia Blain
06. In My Mother’s Hands by Biff Ward
07. Love and Happiness by Galt Niederhoffer
08. Pulse Points by Jennifer Down
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Around the World in 80 Books

Around the World in 80 Books is an ongoing reading challenge hosted by Hard Book Habit. I read books representing 19 countries in 2017 (America, Japan, Antarctica, Australia, China, England, Vietnam, Pakistan, Ireland, France, Sri Lanka, Germany, India, Morocco, Canada, South Africa, Norway, Russia, Turkey). I will continue the journey this year and hope to visit another ten countries –

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