2021 Reading Challenges

Australian Women Writers Challenge

The challenge supports and promotes books by Australian women. Find out about AWW2021 here. This year I’m aiming for the Franklin level (read ten books, review at least six).

01. The Morbids by Ewa Ramsey
02. Infinite Splendours by Sofie Laguna
03. The Mother Fault by Kate Mildenhall
04. Kokomo by Victoria Hannan
05. Vida by Jacqueline Kent
06. Hysteria by Katerina Bryant
07. Stone Sky Gold Mountain by Mirandi Riwoe
08. Riptides by Kirsten Alexander
09. Loner by Georgina Young
10. A Room Made of Leaves by Kate Grenville

Challenge complete  March 17, but I’ll keep going…

11. The Loudness of Unsaid Things by Hilde Hinton
12. Fathoms by Rebecca Giggs
13. Revenge by S. L. Lim
14. Unseen by Jacinta Parsons
15. Witness by Louise Milligan
16. Other People’s Houses by Kelli Hawkins
17. The Coconut Children by Vivian Pham
18. The Biographer’s Lover by Ruby J. Murray

What’s In a Name?

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

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 30 categories (such as humour, best-sellers, political, illness).

01. Can You Ever Forgive Me? by Lee Israel (made into a movie)
02. Memorial Drive by Natasha Trethewey (written by a person of colour)
03. Hysteria by Katerina Bryant (mental illness)
04. Unseen by Jacinta Parsons (other illness)
05. Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey (actor)

Challenge complete April 8, but I’ll keep going…

06. Group by Christie Tate
07. Witness by Louise Milligan
08. Tell Me The Truth About Loss by Niamh Fitzpatrick
09. Brat by Andrew McCarthy

 

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. Biography – Vida by Jacqueline Kent
02. Travel
03. Self-help
04. Essays – Make It Scream, Make It Burn by Leslie Jamison
05. Disease – Unseen by Jacinta Parsons
06. Oceanography – Fathoms by Rebecca Giggs
07. Hobbies
08. Indigenous Cultures
09. Food
10. Wartime Experiences – The Golden Maze by Richard Fidler
11. Inventions
12. Published in 2021 – Brat by Andrew McCarthy

 

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, 9 countries in 2019 and 5 countries in 2020 (America, Armenia, Antarctica, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, England, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lesser Antilles, Morocco, New Guinea, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, Vietnam, Wales and Zimbabwe). I will continue the journey this year and hope to visit ten more countries –

01. Coco was Paradise by Gary Brun (Spain)
02. Revenge by S. L. Lim (Malaysia)
03. The Discomfort of Evening by Marieke Lucas Rijneveld (Netherlands)
04. The Idiot by Elif Batuman (Hungary)
05. The Incendiaries by R. O. Kwon (North Korea)
06. Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi (Ghana)
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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. Coco was Paradise by Gary Brun
02. If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha
03. The Morbids by Ewa Ramsey
04. Make It Scream, Make It Burn by Leslie Jamison
05. Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart
06. Memorial Drive by Natasha Trethewey
07. The Motion of the Body Through Space by Lionel Shriver
08. Kokomo by Victoria Hannan
09. French Exit by Patrick deWitt
10. Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld
11. Fathoms by Rebecca Giggs
12. The Golden Maze by Richard Fidler
13. Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey
14. The Idiot by Elif Batuman
15. Nothing But Blue Sky by Kathleen MacMahon
16. The Biographer’s Lover by Ruby J. Murray
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