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
09. Here Until August by Josephine Rowe
10. The Yield by Tara June Winch

Challenge complete on March 10 but I’ll keep going…

11. Your Own Kind of Girl by Clare Bowditch
12. Phosphorescence by Julia Baird
13. Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason
14. The Bass Rock by Evie Wyld
15. The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams
16. The Details by Tegan Bennett Daylight
17. See What You Made Me Do by Jess Hill
18. Kokomo by Victoria Hannan

What’s In a Name

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

Challenge complete on May 8.

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

Challenge complete on February 18 but I’ll keep going…

06. Your Own Kind of Girl by Clare Bowditch
07. Sorry I’m Late, I Didn’t Want to Come by Jessica Pan
08. The Resilience Project by Hugh van Cuylenburg
09. One Hundred Years of Dirt by Rick Morton
10. The Fixed Stars by Molly Wizenberg
11. Wham! George & Me by Andrew Ridgeley
12. Know My Name by Chanel Miller
13. Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
14. The Details by Tegan Bennett Daylight

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 – How to Do Nothing by Jenny Odell
04. Related to an Occupation – Fixed It by Jane Gilmore
05. History – Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe
06. Feminism – See What You Made Me Do by Jess Hill
07. Psychology – Unlike the Heart by Nicola Redhouse
08. Medical Issue –
09. Nature – The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells
10. True Crime –
11. Science –The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
12. Published in 2020 – Phosphorescence by Julia Baird

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)
02. The Liar by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen (Israel)
03. Stay with Me by Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀ (Nigeria)
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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
08. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
09. Ordinary People by Diana Evans
10. Beartown by Fredrik Backman
11. Stay with Me by Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀
12. Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout
13. How to Do Nothing by Jenny Odell
14. Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple
15. Disturbing the Peace by Richard Yates
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