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Overall Challenge in 2020 is 80 Books

– Most of my books will be from the library, books I own, plus some ARC’s
– About a fifth will be audiobooks (same as usual)
– Cross-over books between challenges are okay

Smaller 2020 Challenges

Women writers – 20 books ✅

I’m not following any particular challenge, just reading female authors and looking to make some choices diverse.

1. A Murder at Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey  (Technically started in 2019 but I’m the captain here :P)

2. My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

3. Charlotte Pass by Lee Christine

4. Cannabis for Seniors by Beverly A. Potter

5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling

6. Three Apples Fell from the Sky by Nasrine Abgaryan

7. Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss

8. Hit by Tara Moss

9. The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater

10. The Secrets of Strangers by Charity Norman

11. The Simple Life by Rhonda Hetzel

12. No One Is Too Small To Make a Difference by Greta Thunberg

13. The Animals in That Country by Laura Jean McKay

14. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

15. Below Deck by Sophie Hardcastle

16. The Sundown Motel by Simone St. James

17. The Missing Girl by Shirley Jackson

18. Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo

19. If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha

 20. A Ghostly Gift by Angie Fox

21. Siren by Tara Moss

 22. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

23. Lowcountry Boil by Susan M. Boyer

24. Flying too high (Phryne Fisher #2) by Kerry Greenwood

25. The Story of More by Hope Jahren

26. The Murder on the Ballarat Train by Kerry Greenwood

27. Gone to the Forest by Katie Kitamura

28. Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood

29. Dead until Dark by Charlaine Harris

30. The Complete Sookie Stackhouse Stories by Charlaine Harris

31. Living Dead in Dallas (Sookie Stackhouse #2) by Charlaine Harris

32. Tea & Croakies by Sam Cheever

33. Club Dead (Sookie Stackhouse #3) by Charlaine Harris

34. The Great Divide by L.J.M. Owen

35. Bitten by Kelley Armstrong

36. Dead to the World (Sookie Stackhouse #4) by Charlaine Harris

 37. Dead as a Doornail (Sookie Stackhouse #5) by Charlaine Harris

38. The Vegetarian by Han Kang

Diverse – 12 books ✅

Again, it’s just my own challenge to read diverse with LGBTQ, disability, other religions, Africa, Asia, Latin America, African American… I’m not trying to list them all, but I’m sure you get the idea.

1. A Murder at Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey

2. My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

3. Three Apples Fell from the Sky by Nasrine Abgaryan

4. No Friend But the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison by Behrouz Boochani

5. The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater

6. Gulpilil by Derek Reilly

7. No One is Too Small to Make a Difference by Greta Thunberg

8. Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo

9. If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha

10. There There by Tommy Orange

11. Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe

12. Gone to the Forest by Katie Kitamura

13. Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward

 14. The Vegetarian by Han Kang

15. The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi

 

Classics – Edit: 6 books

(down from 12 – and I may not even make 6!)

1. The Missing Girl by Shirley Jackson

2. The Bodysurfers by Robert Drewe

 

The 2020 Aussie Author Challenge – 12 books

2020 Aussie Author Reading Challenge badge with a kangaroo and a boomerangThe 2020 Aussie Author Challenge: It’s up and running and I’m on it! – page for 2020is here 🙂
I’ve chosen Kangaroo level which means 4 female writers, 4 male writers, 4 writers I haven’t read before, and chosen from at least 3 different genres.

Female authors:

1. Charlotte Pass by Lee Christine

2. The Animals in That Country by Laura Jean McKa

3. Below Deck by Sophie Hardcastle

4. Siren by Tara Moss

Male authors:

5. The Bodysurfers by Robert Drewe

6. Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe

7. Death in the Ladies Goddess Club by Julian Leatherdale

8. Gulpilil by Derek Reilly

Writers I haven’t read before:

9. The Simple Life by Rhonda Hetzel

10. Flying too high (Phryne Fisher #2) by Kerry Greenwood

11. The Great Divide by L.J.M. Owen

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The 2020 Nonfiction Reader Challenge – 6 books ✅

Hosted by Book’d Out here2020 Nonfiction Reader Challenge badge.

1. Cannabis for Seniors by Beverly A. Potter

2. Gotta Get Theroux This: My Life and Strange Times on Television by Louis Theroux

3. Waste Not by Erin Rhoads

4. No Friend But the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison by Behrouz Boochani

5. The Dharma of Fashion: A Buddhist Approach to Our Life with Clothes by Otto Von Busch

6. Cognitive Psychology by Michael W. Eysenck and Mark T. Keane

7. Dr Wangari Maathai Plants a Forest by Rebel Girls

8. Retrosuburbia by David Holmgren

9. Hygge by Charlotte Abrahams

10. The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater

11. Gulpilil by Derek Reilly

12. The Simple Life by Rhonda Hetzel

13. No One is Too Small to Make a Difference by Greta Thunberg

 14. Feeding the birds at your table by Darryl Jones

15. The Story of More by Hope Jahren

16. Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe

17. Discovering Statistics Using IBM SPSS Statistics by Andy Field

18. SPSS Statistics by Allen, Bennett and Heritage

19. Overkill: When Modern Medicine Goes to Far by Dr Paul Offit

 20. Sloths! by William Hartston

 21. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

22. Splitting – The Inside Story on Headaches by Amanda Ellison

23. We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

24. 30 Covert Emotional Manipulation Tactics by Adelyn Birch

25. Boundaries After a Pathological Relationship by Adelyn Birch

  

 

 

 

 

 

My itty Bitty Horror Challenge – 6 books

 

 

 

 

Nothing to say here. Just getting in some horror.

1. The Institute by Stephen King

 2. The Missing Girl by Shirley Jackson

3. Disappearance at Devil’s Rock by Paul Tremblay

4. Survivor Song by Paul Tremblay

5. The Whisper Man by Alex North

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