Challenges

I achieved all of my reading challenges in 2018 so I'm excited to be participating in the same three reading challenges in 2019:
  • Aussie Author Challenge 2019
  • 2019 Australian Women Writer's Challenge
  • 2019 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge
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Aussie Author Challenge 2019

Aussie Author Challenge 2019

The Aussie Author Challenge 2019 is hosted by Booklover BookReviews and I'll need to read and review 12 titles written by Australian authors for the Kangaroo level. At least 4 titles must be written by female authors, 4 titles by male authors and at least 4 of the 12 titles must be new to me authors. I'll also need to read across a minimum of 3 genres.

Social media tags: #AussieAuthor19 @BLBookReviews

1. Dead Heat by Peter Cotton
2. Hunter by Jack Heath
3. Green Is The New Black by James Phelps
4. The Easiest Slow Cooker Book Ever by Kim McCosker
5. The Scholar by Dervla McTiernan
6. Under the Midnight Sky by Anna Romer
7. My Book (Not Yours) by Ben Sanders
8. The Dark Lake by Sarah Bailey
9. Boxed by Richard Anderson
10. A Lovely and Terrible Thing by Chris Womersley
11. Small Spaces by Sarah Epstein
12. Into the Night by Sarah Bailey

Additional books read for the challenge:
13. The Accusation by Wendy James
14. The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant by Kayte Nunn
15. The Museum of Modern Love by Heather Rose
16. The Everlasting Sunday by Robert Lukins
17. Unsolved Australia: Lost Boys, Gone Girls by Justine Ford
18. The Blue Rose by Kate Forsyth
19. Snake Island by Ben Hobson
20. Cold Case Investigations by Xanthe Mallett
21. Silver by Chris Hammer
22. Hide by S.J. Morgan
23. The Van Apfel Girls are Gone by Felicity McLean
24. Sh*t Towns of Australia by Rick Furphy and Geoff Rissole
25. Hive by A.J. Betts
26. Rogue by A.J. Betts

Books I plan to read for the challenge:
- Death on the Derwent - Sue Neill-Fraser's Story by Robin Bowles (reading now)
- Dressing the Dearloves by Kelly Doust (reading now)
- Devil's Lair by Sarah Barrie
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2019 Australian Women Writer's Challenge


2019 Australian Women Writer's Challenge

I'll need to read 10 books for the Franklin level of the 2019 Australian Women Writer's Challenge this year 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.









Social media tags: #aww2019 @auswomenwriters

1. The Easiest Slow Cooker Book Ever by Kim McCosker
2. The Scholar by Dervla McTiernan
4. Under the Midnight Sky by Anna Romer
5. The Dark Lake by Sarah Bailey
6. Small Spaces by Sarah Epstein
7. Into the Night by Sarah Bailey
8. The Accusation by Wendy James
9. The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant by Kayte Nunn
10. The Museum of Modern Love by Heather Rose
11. Unsolved Australia: Lost Boys, Gone Girls by Justine Ford

Additional books read for the challenge:
12. The Blue Rose by Kate Forsyth
13. Cold Case Investigations by Xanthe Mallett
14. Hide by S.J. Morgan
15. The Van Apfel Girls are Gone by Felicity McLean
16. Hive by A.J. Betts
17. Rogue by A.J. Betts

Books I plan to read for the challenge:
- Death on the Derwent - Sue Neill-Fraser's Story by Robin Bowles (reading now)
- Dressing the Dearloves by Kelly Doust (reading now)
- Devil's Lair by Sarah Barrie
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2019 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

I will need to read 10 historical fiction novels to complete the Renaissance Reader level of the 2019 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge this year, hosted by Passages to the Past.

Social media tags: #2019HistFicReadingChallenge @abruno77
2019 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

1. The Familiars by Stacey Halls
2. Claude & Camille by Stephanie Cowell
3. The Binding by Bridget Collins
4. Anna of Kleve - Queen of Secrets by Alison Weir
5. The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant by Kayte Nunn
6. Wakenhyrst by Michelle Paver
7. The Butterfly Room by Lucinda Riley
8. The Blue Rose by Kate Forsyth
9. Tidelands by Philippa Gregory
10. The Warlow Experiment by Alix Nathan

Additional books read for the challenge:
11. The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal
12. Bone China by Laura Purcell
13. The Lost Ones by Anita Frank

Books I plan to read for the challenge:
- Dressing the Dearloves by Kelly Doust (reading now)
- Things in Jars by Jess Kidd
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You can follow my challenge progress here and I look forward to discovering some new favourite authors during the year.

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