Challenges 2020

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
  • 2020 Historical Reading Challenge
  • Book Bingo 2020
During the year there are sometimes monthly or one-off reading challenges and read-a-thons that catch my eye. I plan on participating in Non Fiction November again this year after a successful reading month in 2019. I also like the idea of the March of the Mammoths reading challenge which is to read a book longer than 800 pages during the month of March. I'll see how I go though.

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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.

Social media tags: @auswomenwriters #AWW2020

Books read for the challenge:
1.  A Month of Sundays by Liz Byrski
2.  Resurrection Bay by Emma Viskic
3.  And Fire Came Down by Emma Viskic
4.  The River Home by Hannah Richell
5.  The Erratics by Vicki Laveau-Harvie
6.  Any Ordinary Day by Leigh Sales
7.  Gulliver's Wife by Lauren Chater
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Books I'm planning to read for the challenge:
- You Don't Know Me by Sara Foster
- Devil's Lair by Sarah Barrie

2020 Aussie Author Reading Challenge

I'm participating in the newly created Emu level challenge and will 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.

Social media tags: @BLBookReviews #AussieAuthor20

Books read for the challenge:
1.  A Month of Sundays by Liz Byrski
2.  Resurrection Bay by Emma Viskic
3.  And Fire Came Down by Emma Viskic
4.  The River Home by Hannah Richell
5.  Shark Arm by Philip Roope & Kevin Meagher
6.  The Erratics by Vicki Laveau-Harvie
7.  Any Ordinary Day by Leigh Sales
8.  Gulliver's Wife by Lauren Chater
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Books I'm planning to read for the challenge:
- Mammoth by Chris Flynn (reading now)
- Damascus by Christos Tsiolkas


2020 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

I will need to read 10 historical fiction novels to complete the Renaissance Reader level of the 2020 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge this year, hosted by Passages to the Past.

Social media tags: @abruno77 #2020HistFicReadingChallenge

Books read for the challenge:
1. A Single Thread by Tracy Chevalier
2. City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
3. The Foundling by Stacey Halls
4. The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
5. The Sin Eater by Megan Campisi
6. The Austen Girls by Lucy Worsley
7. Gulliver's Wife by Lauren Chater
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Books I'm planning to read for the challenge:
- Mammoth by Chris Flynn (reading now)

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 as well as keeping track here.

Social media tags: @TessSmithWrites @MrsBBookReviews @TheBookMuse1 #BookBingo2020

1. Themes of culture (And Fire Came Down by Emma Viskic)
2. About the environment
3. Set in a time of war
4. Themes of inequality (Gulliver's Wife by Lauren Chater)
5. Prize winning book (The Erratics by Vicki Laveau-Harvie)
6. Set in a place you dream of visiting
7. Themes of crime and justice
8. Friendship, family & love (A Month of Sundays by Liz Byrski)
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

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I hope you'll enjoy following my progress as I make my way through these challenges and let me know if you're participating in any reading challenges or have any reading goals for 2020.

Carpe Librum!

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