2019 Reading Challenges

Australian Women Writers Challenge

The challenge supports and promotes books by Australian women. Find out about AWW2019 here. This year I’m aiming for the Franklin level (read ten books, review at least six).

01. Florence Broadhurst: Her Secret & Extraordinary Lives by Helen O’Neill
02. No Country Woman by Zoya Patel
03. Goodwood by Holly Throsby
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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 29 categories (such as humour, best-sellers, political, illness).

01. Because We Are Bad by Lily Bailey (mental health)
02. Flesh Wounds by Richard Glover (journalist)
03. No Country Woman by Zoya Patel
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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. Tin Man by Sarah Winman
02. Because We Are Bad by Lily Bailey
03. How Hard Can It Be? by Allison Pearson
04. Florence Broadhurst: Her Secret & Extraordinary Lives by Helen O’Neill
05. The Birds of the Air by Alice Thomas Ellis
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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 and 18 countries in 2018 (America, Armenia, Antarctica, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Canada, China, Denmark, England, France, Finland, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Japan, Lesser Antilles, Morocco, New Guinea, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Syria, Turkey, Vietnam and Zimbabwe ). I will continue the journey this year and hope to visit at least ten more countries –

01. How Hard Can It Be? by Allison Pearson (Wales)
02. No Country Woman by Zoya Patel (Fiji)
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