05 January 2022

3 Reading Challenge Wrap Ups for 2021

It was close, but I successfully completed all of my reading challenges during 2021 and read 75 books in total. You can see my wrap up of the Australian Women Writer's Challenge here and a list of all the books I read in 2021 here.

How did I go and what did I read?

2021 Nonfiction Reader Challenge

This was my second year participating in the 2021 Nonfiction Reader Challenge hosted by Shelleyrae at Book'd Out and I completed the Nonfiction Nibbler level. For this, I read 6 books from the categories below in order to complete the challenge.
2021 Nonfiction Reader Challenge logo

Aussie Author Reading Challenge 2021

Hosted by Jo at Booklover Book Reviews, I successfully completed the Emu level of the challenge to read and review 24 titles written by Australian Authors, of which at least 10 are female, 10 are male, and 10 are new-to-me authors. I also had to read from a minimum of 4 genres. 
Aussie Author Reading Challenge 2021 logo

1. My Best Friend's Murder by Polly Phillips
2. The Reach by B. Michael Radburn
3. Peanut Butter - Breakfast Lunch Dinner Midnight by Tim Lannan & James Annabel
4. Chromatopia - An Illustrated History of Colour by David Coles
5. The Last Reunion by Kayte Nunn
6. The Paris Affair by Pip Drysdale
7. Tussaud by Belinda Lyons-Lee
8. Before You Knew My Name by Jacqueline Bublitz
9. Grave Tales: Melbourne Vol. 1 by Helen Goltz & Chris Adams
10. The Family Doctor by Debra Oswald
11. A Voice In The Night by Sarah Hawthorn
12. The Emporium of Imagination by Tabitha Bird
13. The Inner Self by Hugh Mackay
14. The Lost Girls by Jennifer Spence
15. Nineteen Days by Kath Engebretson
16. As Swallows Fly by L. P. McMahon
17. Noni the Pony Counts to a Million by Alison Lester
18. Old Vintage Melbourne by Chris Macheras
19. Devotion by Hannah Kent
20. Christmas in Suburbia by Warren Kirk
21. The Housemate by Sarah Bailey
22. Modern Slow Cooker by Alyce Alexandra
23. Kill Your Brother by Jack Heath
24. John Safran vs The Occult by John Safran
Have you read any of the books mentioned above?

I'm already thinking ahead to this year's reading challenges and have promised myself not to cut it so fine again on the Australian male author component of the Aussie Author challenge. I said that last year too, didn't I? 

How was your reading in 2021? Did you achieve what you wanted to?

Would you like to comment?

  1. Congrats on completing these challenges. I didn't do very well with the Non fiction challenge. Also need to up my Aussie male authors.

    1. Thanks Veronica, certainly gives us something to strive towards this year when making our reading choices, doesn't it?

  2. Congratulations on your challenge successes Tracey!

    1. Thanks Shelleyrae, I'm looking forward to signing up for your Non Fiction challenge again this year :-)

  3. A great reading year for you! Cheers to another good one this year.

    1. Thanks Theresa! Fingers crossed I can achieve all of my reading goals again this year.


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