I’m involved in three reading challenges. One I actually do; one is more an aspiration than reality, and the final one is a very long term project that I may not ever complete. I’ve provided the links to my reviews.
Australian Women Writers Challenge
Well, here I am again for the next Australian Women Writers Challenge. Each year I say I will read more history, so perhaps this year?
2. TBR Challenge
This involves reading books that you already have on your shelves. I have HUNDREDS of books on my shelves that I haven’t read. I started this in 2016 but I think that it’s going to be a very long project…..
April 2016: Their Eyes were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
May 2016: Caledonia Australis by Don Watson
March 2017: Dreams From My Father by Barak Obama
May 2018: The Place for a Village by Gary Presland
July 2018 Ghosts of Spain by Giles Tremlett
July 2018: Journeyings by Janet McCalman
April 2019 The Shepherd’s Hut by Tim Winton
April 2020: (coronavirus time!) The People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
A Distant Grief by Bart Ziino
June 2020 The Water Dreamers by Michael Cathcart
June 2020 Murder in Mississippi by John Safran
3. Reading the World
Ann Morgan managed to read a book from every country in the world (all 196 of them) in a year. I’m not counting English, American or Australian books, because that’s too easy. But excluding those, there’s no way I could do it in a year, but I have the rest of my life to try….
France: The Only Girl in the World by Maude Julien
Indonesia: Beauty is a Wound by Ewa Kurniawan
Ireland: A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing by Eimar McBride
Libya: In The Country of Men by Hisham Matar
Norway: Two Sisters: Into the Syrian Jihad by Asne Seierstad
Venezuela: It Would Be Night in Caracas by Karina Sainz Borgo
The Guardian (24/3/16) had an interesting article ‘Europe’s best indie novels..’ which has a list of translated European novels which gives some good titles to track down.
And ambassadors recommended a single book to read before visiting their countries. I guess ambassadors would know, would they?