2014 Challenges

I completed all three of my reading challenges in 2013, and participated in the following challenges in 2014:
  • Aussie Author Challenge 2014
  • Historical Fiction Reading Challenge 2014
  • 2014 Australian Women Writers Challenge
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The Aussie Author Challenge 2014 is being hosted by Booklover Book Reviews and I've signed up for their Kangaroo level; the highest challenge: 


Kangaroo

- Read and review 12 titles written by Australian authors;
- At least 4 female and 4 male authors;
- At least 4 new authors (to me);
- At least 6 fiction, 2 non-fiction and a minimum of 3 titles published in 2013 or 2014.

1.  Speaking Volumes - Conversations with Remarkable Writers | Ramona Koval

2.  Burial Rites | Hannah Kent
3.  Hindsight | Melanie Casey
4.  Hades | Candice Fox
5.  just_a_girl | Kirsten Krauth
6.  Through The Cracks | Honey Brown
7.  Is It Just Me? | Chrissie Swan
8.  Eugenia: A True Story of Adversity, Tragedy, Crime and Courage | Mark Tedeschi
9.  Craven | Melanie Casey
10. What Came Before | Anna George
11. Dancing on Knives | Kate Forsyth
12. Allegiance | Wanda Wiltshire
13. Reluctantly Charmed | Ellie O'Neill
14. The Tournament | Matthew Reilly
15. Skinjob | Bruce McCabe
16. Jasper Jones | Craig Silvey

Additional books read for the challenge:
17. The Great Zoo of China | Matthew Reilly
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The Historical Fiction Reading Challenge 2014 is hosted by Historical Tapestry and I've signed up for the Medieval level to read 15 historical fiction books (5 more than last year's challenge).


1.  The Gods of Heavenly Punishment | Jennifer Cody Epstein

2.  Isabella: Braveheart of France | Colin Falconer
3.  The Sin Eater | Sarah Rayne
4.  Burial Rites | Hannah Kent
5.  The Silence | Sarah Rayne
6.  The Whispering | Sarah Rayne
7.  Secrecy | Rupert Thomson
8.  The Ghost of the Mary Celeste | Valerie Martin
9.  The Silversmith's Wife | Sophia Tobin
10. Lady of Ashes | Christine Trent
11. Pure | Andrew Miller
12. Child 44 | Tom Rob Smith
13. The Tournament | Matthew Reilly
14. Jane | Robin Maxwell
15. The Lady of the Rivers | Philippa Gregory

Additional books read for the challenge:
16. The Secrets of Casanova | Greg Michaels
17. Baudelaire's Revenge | Bob Van Laerhoven
18. The Unquiet Bones | Mel Starr
19. Libby Morgan: Reunion | Leah A. Zieber
20. The Winter Palace | Eva Stachniak
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I'm participating in the 2014 Australian Women Writers Challenge for the first time this year and have signed up for the Franklin level to read 10 books – if reviewing, review at least 6.

1.  Speaking Volumes - Conversations with Remarkable Writers | Ramona Koval
2.  Burial Rites | Hannah Kent
3.  Hindsight | Melanie Casey
4.  Hades | Candice Fox 
5.  just_a_girl | Kirsten Krauth
6.  Through The Cracks | Honey Brown
7.  Is It Just Me? | Chrissie Swan
8.  Craven | Melanie Casey
9.  What Came Before | Anna George
10. Dancing on Knives | Kate Forsyth

Additional books read for the challenge:
11. Allegiance | Wanda Wiltshire
12. Reluctantly Charmed | Ellie O'Neill

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