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

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

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. A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James
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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. A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James (Jamaica)
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