2017 Challenges

In 2016 I participated in three reading challenges and successfully completed two of them, missing out on the third by just one book, argh! (You can see last year's challenges here). In 2017 I'm participating in the same three reading challenges but this time I'm going to nail all of them. Yep, it's happening, just see if I don't.
  • Aussie Author Challenge 2017
  • 2017 Australian Women Writers Challenge
  • Historical Fiction Reading Challenge 2017
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The Aussie Author Challenge 2017 is hosted by Booklover Book Reviews and I've signed up for their Kangaroo level again.

Here are the challenge requirements:
- Read and review 12 titles written by Australian authors;
- At least 4 female and 4 male authors and at least 4 new authors (to me);
- Read a minimum of 3 genres

Social media tags: #AusRead17 @BLBookReviews

Books read for the challenge:

1. Into the Darkness: The Mysterious Death of Phoebe Handsjuk | Robin Bowles
2. Badge, Book, Button - The Story of Australian Uniforms | Craig Wilcox
3. Past the Shallows: A Novel | Favel Parrett

4. Julie Goodwin's Essential Cookbook | Julie Goodwin
5. Clues From Beyond | Debbie Malone
6. Forgotten | Nicole Trope
7. Never Alone: A Medium’s Journey | Debbie Malone
8. The Dry | Jane Harper (reviewing soon)
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Books I plan to read for the challenge:
- She Be Damned | M.J. Tjia
- Beauty in Thorns | Kate Forsyth
- That's Not How You Wash a Squirrel | David R Thorne
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I've signed up for the Franklin level of the 2017 Australian Women Writers Challenge and will need to read 10 books by Australian women and review at least 6 of them to complete the challenge.

Social Media tags: #aww2017 @auswomenwriters

Books read for the challenge:
1. Into the Darkness: The Mysterious Death of Phoebe Handsjuk | Robin Bowles

2. Past the Shallows: A Novel | Favel Parrett

3. Julie Goodwin's Essential Cookbook | Julie Goodwin
4. Clues From Beyond | Debbie Malone
5. Forgotten | Nicole Trope
6. Never Alone: A Medium’s Journey | Debbie Malone
7. The Dry | Jane Harper (reviewing soon)
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Books I plan to read for the challenge:

- She Be Damned | M.J. Tjia
- Beauty in Thorns | Kate Forsyth
- Everywhere I Look | Helen Garner
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The Historical Fiction Reading Challenge 2017 is hosted by Passages to the Past and I've signed up for their Renaissance Reader level and will need to read 10 historical fiction novels to complete the challenge.

Social media tags: #2017HFReadingChallenge

Books read for the challenge:
1. The Hidden Thread | Liz Trenow

2. Anne Boleyn: A King's Obsession | Alison Weir
3. The Shadow Land | Elizabeth Kostova (reviewing soon)
4. At the Edge of the Orchard | Tracy Chevalier (reading now)
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Books I plan to read for the challenge:
- She Be Damned | M.J. Tjia
- A Column of Fire | Ken Follett
- Beauty in Thorns | Kate Forsyth
- The Needle in the Blood | Sarah Bower
- The White Princess | Philippa Gregory

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Carpe Librum!

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