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
04. Small Wrongs by Kate Rossmanith
05. The Arsonist by Chloe Hooper
06. In the Garden of the Fugitives by Ceridwen Dovey
07. The Choke by Sofie Laguna
08. Man Out of Time by Stephanie Bishop
09. Bluebottle by Belinda Castles
10. The Erratics by Vicki Laveau-Harvie

Challenged completed on March 2 but I’ll keep going…

11. The Bridge by Enza Gandolfo
12. The Year of the Farmer by Rosalie Ham
13. Pink Mountain on Locust Island by Jamie Marin Lau
14. Little Gods by Jenny Ackland
15. Axiomatic by Maria Tumarkin
16. The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone by Felicity McLean
17. Exploded View by Carrie Tiffany
18. What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
19. The Fragments by Toni Jordan
20. The Place on Dalhousie by Melina Marchetta
21. Shell by Kristina Olsson
22. A Constant Hum by Alice Bishop
23. Book of Colours by Robyn Cadwallader

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 (under 40)
04. Small Wrongs by Kate Rossmanith (under 300 pages)
05. The Erratics by Vicki Laveau-Harvie (thought-provoking)

Challenged completed on March 2 but I’ll keep going…

06. Lets Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris (LGBTQIA)
07. A Really Good Day by Ayelet Waldman
08. Denial by Deborah Lipstadt
09. How Did You Get This Number by Slone Crosley (travel)
10. The Prettiest Horse in the Glue Factory by Corey White
11. Hunger by Roxane Gay
12. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb

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
06. The Choke by Sofie Laguna
07. The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford
08. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
09. Little Gods by Jenny Ackland
10. Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak
11. Some Tests by Wayne Macauley
12. A Good School by Richard Yates
13. A Really Good Day by Ayelet Waldman
14. Laura & Emma by Kate Greathead
15. Wimmera by Mark Brandi
16. Don’t Tell Alfred by Nancy Mitford
17. The View From Penthouse B by Elinor Lipman
18. Dietland by Sarai Walker
19. How Did You Get This Number by Slone Crosley
20. Did You Ever Have A Family by Bill Clegg
21. What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
22. Putney by Sofka Zinovieff
23. The Vegetarian by Han Kang
24. The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce
25. The Aftermath by Rhidian Brook
26. The Nix by Nathan Hill
27. Upstate by James Wood
28. Mischling by Affinity Konar
29. Book of Colours by Robyn Cadwallader
30. All the Good Things by Clare Fisher
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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)
03. In the Garden of the Fugitives by Ceridwen Dovey (Italy)
04. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides (Greece)
05. The Vegetarian by Han Kang (Korea)
06. The Aftermath by Rhidian Brook (Wales)
07. Hunger by Roxane Gay (Haiti)
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