Challenges 2013

Here are the reading challenges I participated in during 2013:
  • Historical Fiction Reading Challenge 2013
  • Aussie Author Challenge 2013
  • Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2013
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The Historical Fiction Reading Challenge 2013 is hosted by Historical Tapestry blog again this year, and I've signed up for the Renaissance Reader level to read 10 historical fiction books.

1.  The Secret Keeper | Kate Morton
2.  Redemption on the River | Loren DeShon
3.  Chasing Odysseus | S.D. Gentill
4.  The Wild Girl | Kate Forsyth
5.  Alex Cross's Trial | James Patterson
6.  Prophecy | S.J. Parris
7.  Seduction | M. J. Rose
8.  A Great and Terrible Beauty | Libba Bray
9.  The Confessions of Catherine de Medici | C.W. Gortner
10. John Saturnall's Feast | Lawrence Norfolk

Additional books I've read for the challenge:
11. Watermark: A Novel of the Middle Ages | Vanitha Sankaran
12. O, Juliet | Robin Maxwell
13. The Signature of All Things | Elizabeth Gilbert
14. The Daylight Gate | Jeanette Winterson
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The Aussie Author Challenge 2013 is being hosted by Booklover Book Reviews and I've signed up for their Fair Dinkum challenge: 

Fair Dinkum
- Read and review 12 books by Australian Authors
- Ensure at least 4 of the authors are male, at least 4 of the authors are female and at least 4 of the authors are new to you.  
- Ensure at least 2 of the books are non-fiction and at least 4 fiction genres are represented amongst your 12 titles.


1.  The Secret Keeper | Kate Morton
2.  The Internet is a Playground | David Thorne
3.  Exit Wounds | John Cantwell
4.  The Devil's in the Detail | Matthew S. Wilson
5.  Chasing Odysseus | S.D. Gentill
6.  The Wild Girl | Kate Forsyth
7.  The Trusted | John M. Green
8.  The Complete Book of Stumpwork Embroidery | Jane Nicholas
9.  Get Well Soon! My (Un) Brilliant Career as a Nurse | Kristy Chambers
10. Betrothed | Wanda Wiltshire
11. Dragonclaw - The Witches of Eileanan | Kate Forsyth

Additional books I've read for the challenge:
13. King of the Cross | Mark Dapin
14. Sweet Damage | Rebecca James
15. Cloudstreet | Tim Winton
16. The Melbourne Book - A History Of Now | Maree Coote
17. Life's A Journey - The Adventure Continues | Ken Duncan
18. Beauty's Sister | James Bradley
19. Murder in Mississippi | John Safran
20. Written On The Skin: An Australian Forensic Casebook | Liz Porter

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Last but not least, I've also signed up for the Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2013, being hosted at My Reader's Block blog.  The aim of the challenge is to read only books from your to-be-read pile purchased prior to 1 Jan 2013, and I'm climbing Pike's Peak, reading 12 books from my TBR (to-be-read) pile.

1.  The Secret Keeper | Kate Morton

2.  The Internet is a Playground | David Thorne
3.  Exit Wounds | John Cantwell
4.  Chasing Odysseus | S.D. Gentill
5.  Alex Cross's Trial | James Patterson
6.  The Drawing of the Three | Stephen King
7.  Prophecy | S.J. Parris
8.  O, Juliet | Robin Maxwell
9.  Cloudstreet | Tim Winton
10. Oliver Twist | Charles Dickens
11. 11.22.63 | Stephen King
12. Written On The Skin: An Australian Forensic Casebook | Liz Porter

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