25 January 2020

2020 Reading Challenge Sign Ups

It's the beginning of a new decade and I'm going to start as I mean to go on, by continuing to challenge my reading choices. I'll be participating in my regular three reading challenges as well as adding a new yearly challenge to the mix. Here's what I'll be participating in this year:
  • 2020 Australian Women Writer's Challenge
  • 2020 Aussie Author Challenge
  • Book Bingo 2020
  • 2020 Historical Reading Challenge
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2020 Australian Women Writer's Challenge

2020 Australian Women Writer's Challenge

Aiming for the Franklin level of the 2020 Australian Women Writer's Challenge this year I'll need to read 10 books and review at least 6 of them in order to complete the challenge. The challenge is run by writers and volunteers and encourages readers to discover more books by Australian women.

You don't need to review the books in order to participate either. You can just nominate a particular number of books to read for the year in order to join in. Check out the sign up details here.

Some of the books I'm planning to read for the challenge are:
- A Month of Sundays by Liz Byrski
- Resurrection Bay by Emma Viskic
- You Don't Know Me by Sara Foster
- Devil's Lair by Sarah Barrie

2020 Aussie Author Reading Challenge
2020 Aussie Author Reading Challenge

I'm participating in the newly created Emu level of the Aussie Author Reading Challenge this year. I'll need to read and review 24 titles written by Australian Authors of which at least 10 are female, 10 are male, and at least 10 are new-to-me authors. Hosted by Jo from Booklover Book Reviews I'll also need to read from at least 4 different genres.

Some of the books I'm planning to read for the challenge are:
- A Month of Sundays by Liz Byrski
- Resurrection Bay by Emma Viskic
- Shark Arm by Philip Roope
- Gulliver's Wife by Lauren Chater

Book Bingo 2020

Book Bingo 2020

Hosted by Theresa Smith Writes, Mrs B’s Book Reviews and The Book Muse, this is my first year participating in Book Bingo. To complete the challenge, I need to read and review a book from each of the 12 bingo squares. Check in is every second Saturday of the month and I'll be sharing my progress over on the Facebook page.

1. Themes of culture
2. About the environment
3. Set in a time of war
4. Themes of inequality
5. Prize winning book
6. Set in a place you dream of visiting
7. Themes of crime and justice
8. Friendship, family & love
9. Set in an era you'd love to travel back in time to
10. Themes of politics and power
11. Coming of age
12. A classic you've never read before

2020 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

I love historical fiction and will need to read 10 historical fiction novels to complete the Renaissance Reader level of the 2020 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge this year.
2020 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

Hosted by Passages to the Past, you don't need a blog to participate either, you can join in on Facebook or GoodReads. Check out the sign up details for more info.

Some of the books I'm planning to read for the challenge are:
- City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
- Gulliver's Wife by Lauren Chater



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You can follow my progress on my Challenges 2020 page as I make my way through these challenges and let me know if you're participating in any reading challenges this year. Have you set any reading goals or targets for 2020? I'd love to hear about them.

Carpe Librum!

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  1. A great selection of challenges...two of my personal favourites there! ����

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    1. Thanks Theresa, no prizes for guessing your favourites ;-)

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  2. This is my third year doing the Historical Fiction reading challenge - not hard for me because it is really my favorite genre!

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    1. I love that one too Davida and I think I saw you were the first person (or close to the first) to sign up when I was linking my page. Nice one!

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Thanks for your comment, Carpe Librum!