2020 Reading Challenges

Australian Women Writers Challenge

The challenge supports and promotes books by Australian women. Find out about AWW2020 here. This year I’m aiming for the Franklin level (read ten books, review at least six).

01. Unlike the Heart by Nicola Redhouse
02. Fixed It by Jane Gilmore
03. Nine Days by Toni Jordan
04. Joan Smokes by Angela Meyer
05. Hearing Maud by Jessica White
06. Breaking Badly by Georgie Dent
07. Monkey Grip by Helen Garner
08. Stasiland by Anna Funder
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What’s In a Name

Hosted by Carolina Book Nook. Read a book from each of the following categories:

  • An ampersand & (ex. Blanca & Roja, Rot & Ruin) –
  • An antonym (ex. Big Little Lies, Wicked Saints) – Truth in Advertising by John Kenney
  • Four letters or less (ex. Feed, Vox) –
  • A given/first name (ex. Tess of the Road, Flowers for Algernon) – My Friend Anna by Rachel DeLoache Williams; Hearing Maud by Jessica White
  • Reference to children (ex. Baby Proof, Children of Blood and Bone) –
  • One of the four natural elements –

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. My Friend Anna by Rachel DeLoache Williams
02. Unlike the Heart by Nicola Redhouse
03. This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay
04. Hearing Maud by Jessica White
05. Breaking Badly by Georgie Dent

Nonfiction Reader Challenge

Hosted by Book’d Out. I’m going to stretch myself and go for the Nonfiction Know-It-All category (12 books from different non-fiction categories):

01. Memoir – My Friend Anna by Rachel DeLoache Williams
02. Disaster Event –
03. Social Science –
04. Related to an Occupation – Fixed It by Jane Gilmore
05. History – Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe
06. Feminism –
07. Psychology – Unlike the Heart by Nicola Redhouse
08. Medical Issue –
09. Nature –
10. True Crime –
11. Science –
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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; 18 countries in 2018 and 9 countries in 2019 (America, Armenia, Antarctica, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Canada, Czechoslovakia, China, Denmark, England, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Lesser Antilles, Morocco, New Guinea, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Turkey, Vietnam, Wales and Zimbabwe). I will continue the journey this year and hope to visit at least ten more countries –

01. A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka (Ukraine)
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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. My Friend Anna by Rachel DeLoache Williams
02. The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
03. Truth in Advertising by John Kenney
04. Confession with Blue Horses by Sophie Hardach
05. Monkey Grip by Helen Garner
06. Stasiland by Anna Funder
07. Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe
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